2017-12-10

It Takes Careful Planning to Scale a Mountain of Cheese

Post 171110 by raihan_ deleted for the following reason: If you can find a way around the WSJ paywall I can undelete, but there's nothing for people to discuss here since most people can't access the article, sorry. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-12-09

Psion, the Next Generation

Post 171096 by Juso No Thankyou deleted for the following reason: oops! sorry, but posting active fundraisers are against guidelines. Feel free to post after the funding period is up, or rewrite to exclude links that go to any fundraisers. Let us know if you have questions! -- taz

What I do have are a very particular set of skills

Post 171091 by Stark deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-12-08

the matter of false confessions

Post 171071 by Armed Only With Hubris deleted for the following reason: Hey, the linked article is fine, but it's not Metafilter style to include editorial remarks from the poster (you can usually offer your own thoughts in comments in the thread). Please contact us ASAP and we can do a quick edit and undelete, or you can repost with that minor change tomorrow. Thanks! -- taz

2017-12-06

On Reading and Books

Post 171015 by springo deleted for the following reason: Hit us up at the contact form so we can get the linking problem fixed. -- LobsterMitten

Do You Feel Pretty?' Well do you, punk?

Post 171013 by still_wears_a_hat deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this was meant in a spirit of simple fun but it's got a couple of marks against it working that way, so maybe better to pull it and try again with other clips etc. -- LobsterMitten

2017-12-05

"You weren't there." "I'm glad."

Post 170981 by WCityMike deleted for the following reason: This is already being discussed here. -- LobsterMitten

“You weren’t there.” “I’m glad I wasn’t.”

Post 170976 by mysticreferee deleted for the following reason: This is being discussed over here -- taz

2017-12-04

Liquid Television on Internet Archive

Post 170947 by Kattullus deleted for the following reason: Dang, looks like this isn't so much "archives released to the public" as it is "some rando scraped and uploaded a bunch of content" in this case, which yeah probably we should steer around as front page post much as I dig the spirit of the thing. -- cortex

2017-11-29

"We build a shield, and somebody will build a better missile."

Post 170845 by zooropa deleted for the following reason: Sorry, I know you don't intend it this way -- and if someone wants to do a post about North Korea's missile program/what's going on there, that would be fine -- but backing into it by way of a West Wing episode feels inappropriately frivolous. -- LobsterMitten

A compendium of recent stories of sexual misconduct in the TV Industry

Post 170858 by electronicattic deleted for the following reason: Posting a site you work for to the front page of MetaFilter is against the rules and ground for immediate banning. -- cortex

"I don’t know where to put all my feelings about Woody Allen"

Post 170830 by I_Love_Bananas deleted for the following reason: Hey, this has been linked here, which is probably a good place to discuss rather than repeating the "separating artist from the art" conversation again in a new post, or adding to the recent overload of sexual assault posts. -- taz

2017-11-28

Fantasy Transit Map of the Roads of Ancient Rome

Post 170823 by BWA deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Equal Justice — Respectfully yours, Rosa L. Parks

Post 170822 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: This is really not framing that is kind to readers who may not be braced for this subject. -- restless_nomad

2017-11-27

“I introduced it critically...It was in the spirit of the debate.”

Post 170792 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: Heya, I appreciate the effort that you put into this followup stuff, but there's a recent and still-open Jordan Peterson thread and I don't think we are gonna benefit from running a second one in parallel. Please go ahead and add some of this to that one if you're inclined. -- cortex

Besides all the corn, of course.

Post 170803 by vs deleted for the following reason: Maybe try this again with a little more narrow framing about what this list actually represents (what kind of companies, how chosen), to set expectations better? -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-26

Libertarians love child labor, but still.

Post 170788 by witchen deleted for the following reason: I don't think this is going to work in the tweetstorm format, sorry, and I think a more considered essay (rather than a fairly superficial live-react) would be better-received. -- Eyebrows McGee

a “Moz Angeles High School” T-shirt is involved

Post 170776 by betweenthebars deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but there's not really a way to have a Morrissey post at this time without it just being another de facto angry discussion about powerful/rich men and sexual assault, and we've had such a pile of those lately we're trying to keep them reined in a bit -- taz

2017-11-25

What do Manson, Hubbard, and Heinlein Have in Common?

Post 170768 by MovableBookLady deleted for the following reason: This can probably go either in the active Manson thread or the active "problems with sci-fi" thread. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-24

Hacking the repeal of net neutrality

Post 170754 by StrawberryPie deleted for the following reason: Heya, yeah, probably will suffice for now to keep discussion of these to the recent Net Neutrality thread you've noted. -- cortex

National Coganative Dissonance

Post 170752 by The Whelk deleted for the following reason: Heya, this particular article -- and the broader subject -- has been discussed a *lot* in past US politics threads, don't feel like it specifically needs a new thread right now to go over all of that again. -- cortex

"You must Clap Hands when the base is plaid, and cry, alla, alla"

Post 170756 by Miko deleted for the following reason: oops, great post, but looks like it's a double -- taz

2017-11-23

2017-11-22

Ratko Mladić convicted

Post 170714 by floam deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-20

Are you familiar with Foucault?

Post 170681 by sockermom deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry, this is fairly brief and we've talked about how we've had a glut of "here's a short thing about sexism/misogyny" posts, and we're trying out a slightly higher bar for these. -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-19

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide.

Post 170667 by matt_od deleted for the following reason: Double! -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-18

men don't like nostrils

Post 170650 by showbiz_liz deleted for the following reason: Double -- Eyebrows McGee

My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not.

Post 170640 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we've had a flood of posts about how men are bad, mansplaining, men being bad online, men being bad at emotional labor, how men are abusive, etc. and it's becoming overwhelming for the site. We agree that this is a bad thing, but we're going to try to not have several posts a day on the same topics and the same discussions, and maybe suggest adding to existing thread(s) instead. -- taz

Love It or Leave It -

Post 170647 by adamvasco deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete, but the source appears pretty low-quality, so there's not much to discuss but the low quality of the source. There's an open Brexit thread where this can go, or a more thorough post with more credible sources would help this one build a reasonable discussion. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-17

When Facebook posts lead to prison

Post 170633 by Sophont deleted for the following reason: Heya, basically just linking to a petition isn't a workable basis for a post. -- cortex

2017-11-16

You're Bad Enough, You're Dumb Enough, and Doggone It, People Hate You

Post 170612 by WCityMike deleted for the following reason: This is being actively discussed in the current catch-all politics thread and we're overdosing lately on sexual-assault-on-the-front-page stuff, so let's keep it there. -- cortex

Articles of Impeachment

Post 170611 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: If you're using the text of your post to make some kind of complaint about the site, you are not using the front page correctly at all. If you are confused about something here, reach us at the contact form. -- cortex

The other day, I sat on the beach, had a few cans & watched the tides.

Post 170605 by ambrosen deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry but FT's paywall is unforgiving, so this is probably not going to work. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-11-15

"The question, then, is what kind of ISIS do we want it to be?"

Post 170589 by crazy with stars deleted for the following reason: This is... not very good? and seems to be assuming some kind of "left-wing people are soft on ISIS" thing that's just.... I... ? -- LobsterMitten

the missing stair in the adult [performers] community

Post 170599 by el io deleted for the following reason: Hey, there's nothing wrong with this post in itself, but we are absolutely saturated right now with this theme. This would go fine as a subtopic in one of the several other performer-sexual-assault threads. -- restless_nomad

2017-11-14

2017-11-13

Ginevra animated short now online!

Post 170540 by tessmartin deleted for the following reason: Linking to your own project is against guidelines and a bannable offense -- taz

2017-11-12

Art is our salvation

Post 170536 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry for the late delete, but flags would indicate that "here, please share this fake stuff as if it were real" as an FPP isn't going over so well. -- taz

2017-11-09

An Unlikely, but effective, hero... Madge Oberholzer

Post 170484 by Oyéah deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a notable bit of history but also basically unavoidably extremely graphic in its descriptive contents; a post about this needs to both skip the sort of flip opening line and find a way to keep the rape-and-murder stuff under the fold with much, much clearer warning about just how detailed and awful the content in some of the links is going to be. -- cortex

Diction Corner

Post 170481 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kind of a hodgepodge of really short articles and the interrogative framing isn't really on the mark for a front page post. This'd be fine for your own blog but doesn't really make sense a for a post on MetaFilter. -- cortex

2017-11-08

I didn't understand how widespread rape was. Then the penny dropped.

Post 170456 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: Hey sorry, but we're trying to keep all these sexual assault posts consolidated a bit, so please add this to the "me too" thread. Thanks. -- taz

2017-11-07

Something is wrong on the internet

Post 170442 by Blasdelb deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Virginia Reel Around The Fountain

Post 170451 by Annika Cicada deleted for the following reason: Hey, your links don't work correctly and we've got a live election thread going - why not come back to this with more context in a day or two so we can focus on it? -- restless_nomad

Trump's Menu in South Korea and Japan

Post 170438 by whitelotus deleted for the following reason: Okay, sorry, I tried to leave this one open for a bit in case some might want to actually discuss this article other than instasnarks about Trump, but it ain't gonna happen, and we can't manage to moderate it minute by minute. Sorry, it's not your fault. -- taz

2017-11-06

Peppa Pig Posts To MeFi

Post 170416 by prefpara deleted for the following reason: This does seem pretty closely related to this thread from a couple days ago; how about we let it be consolidated in there. -- cortex

The Ultimate Sin?

Post 170433 by Armed Only With Hubris deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this "here's my personal take on it" framing isn't how posts are made here. Also if you just want to talk about the show, you can check out Fanfare discussions of House of Cards. -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-05

'Virtue Signaling' Gone Awry

Post 170395 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Between the big thread we had about Clinton's book and the recent still-busy thread about Brazile's upcoming one we don't really need another one right now. -- cortex

2017-10-31

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Post 170306 by MartinWisse deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-10-27

Is there something odd about being single?

Post 170243 by Lycaste deleted for the following reason: Seems like pretty questionable framing here from the NYT which is kinda bombing this from the get go, any other issues with the article aside. -- cortex

2017-10-25

"I was horrified and yet fascinated ..."

Post 170208 by Wobbuffet deleted for the following reason: This is not being received very well. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Here's the results of a shower head microbe investigation.

Post 170202 by RuvaBlue deleted for the following reason: whoa -- LobsterMitten

2017-10-24

“It’s like finding out aliens exist”

Post 170171 by hanov3r deleted for the following reason: Heya, we've had a pretty intense spate of sexual harassement/assault posts, so are asking folks to consolidate where possible rather than having multiple sexual assault posts per day -- maybe put this in the still-open Weinstein thread. -- LobsterMitten

Typeset In The Future (The Book)

Post 170164 by agilmore deleted for the following reason: Some problems here: a) linking to a promo for a book is not a good post; b) the site itself has been posted before; c) framing a post with how you personally feel about it (personal blog-style) is not the convention here -- better just to give a quote or neutral description. If you have any questions, please contact us! -- taz

How the NYT investigated the Las Vegas massacre

Post 170163 by Harald74 deleted for the following reason: For something about the Las Vegas tragedy (NYTs video timeline of what happened) it would be better to add it to the still open thread rather than split or repeat that discussion. If you'd like to make a post that's more about video forensics, a post with more background and info concentrating on this technology would be fine. -- taz

2017-10-23

Besh Restaurant Group fosters environment of sexual harrassment

Post 170146 by CheeseLouise deleted for the following reason: Heya, nothing wrong with seeing this as post-worthy, but we've had sort of a storm of sexual harassment-related posts the last week, to the point where it's getting kinda overwhelming, so we're suggesting folks consolidate this stuff in one of the existing threads where folks have been discussion sexual harassment. -- cortex

2017-10-22

Look at my horse. My horse is amazing.

Post 170125 by Countess Elena deleted for the following reason: Eh, I like a good twitter goof so I feel you on the instinct, but this one feels like it falls too squarely on the "someone is being a dumb asshole, let's make fun of 'em" side of things for me. -- cortex

NeoGAF Shuts Down

Post 170138 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: This is the fourth sexual assault post just today, and we're hearing from members who have been assaulted that it's becoming overwhelming and triggering. Maybe this could go in the still-open "me too" post, since the situation grew out of a me-too posting? -- Eyebrows McGee

“We don’t really need to teach our sons not to rape"

Post 170136 by Toddles deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete, but we have a number of open posts about rape and sexual assault, and this is, in the end, a fairly thin NYT story about how parents will defend their children after terrible things, which isn't really enough to support an entire discussion, especially given the several other open posts. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-10-19

Childhood obesity... Not a priority of this administration

Post 170086 by reenum deleted for the following reason: Let's drop this in the existing politics thread. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-10-18

Talk less. In all spaces. At all times. At a lower volume.

Post 170060 by fuzzy night deleted for the following reason: Double: Most of these links already appear here -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-10-16

"Let there be Gold!" and there was Gold.

Post 170008 by mysticreferee deleted for the following reason: Late to the gold rush, maybe add this as a comment in the extant thread? -- cortex

“And yes I threw hot soup in this mans face and kicked him”

Post 170020 by Grandysaur deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the delayed delete - this seems like two posts, one about this guy and his yelling (and whether it's ok to punch Nazis, and whether the guy is mentally all there, and whether it's ok to debate that -- which are all themes we've had quite a few threads on and don't really need to retread).... and a second one about the rapper Princess Nokia. Might be better to try again later with just the latter post and separate it from the first. -- LobsterMitten

Who wants to be above jealousy anyway

Post 170004 by miaow deleted for the following reason: This is pretty thin for a post, and doesn't even link to the original artist (also, just for future info, it's not Mefi style to frame a post in terms of how you personally feel about it; better to go with a more neutral framing and let people decide for themselves) -- taz

People who like this kind of things will enjoy this

Post 170013 by growabrain deleted for the following reason: Heya, I dig Steven Wright but this kicks off with some pretty yeesh jokes and isn't landing great. Maybe something with a more selectively curated/vetted from smaller bits and without things like vagina and baby prostitute jokes as what people are gonna stumble into on first viewing. -- cortex

2017-10-13

China Automotive LED Lighting Bulb & LED Headlights Bulbs Wholesale

Post 169952 by inmods_com deleted for the following reason: LED is Ded. Spammer banned. -- taz

2017-10-12

Democracyin is hard work

Post 169937 by nothing.especially.clever deleted for the following reason: This is a bit thin for a politics post, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-10-10

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity

Post 169914 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but we're all kind of struggling here, and as a site we've been trying to steer away from the All Death And Horror All The Time thing. Another timeline, maybe? -- taz

This Nordic Company’s Four Secrets To Hiring (And Keeping) Great Talent

Post 169901 by kaltsuro deleted for the following reason: sorry for the delayed delete; upon inspection this seems to be a pretty empty puff piece -- LobsterMitten

2017-10-03

Nude Sculpture to Display at Washington Mall

Post 169756 by Yellow deleted for the following reason: Heya, it looks like this is still pretty preliminary and in the fundraising stage, maybe better to return to it once the fundraiser is over and/or things are more settled regarding whether this will actually happen. -- LobsterMitten

Octopus Villages

Post 169755 by mhoye deleted for the following reason: There's a second village nearby -- LobsterMitten

2017-10-02

An editorial on tragedy

Post 169751 by storybored deleted for the following reason: I don't know that we need a separate thread to have the same gun control conversation we're already having in the thread about the Las Vegas attack; better to put this as a link in the comments there. -- LobsterMitten

Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Post 169740 by box deleted for the following reason: Sorry, 1 minute earlier here. -- taz

Free falling

Post 169747 by mightygodking deleted for the following reason: A minute after this other one; go ahead and repurpose these links in the comments there if you want. -- cortex

this is NOT ok

Post 169745 by ShawnString deleted for the following reason: Heya, let's hold off for something a little more substantial for this. -- cortex

2017-10-01

“This article has been approved by the subject”

Post 169726 by Perodicticus potto deleted for the following reason: Hey, if you're posting something in significant part because you have a personal stake in the subject and are hoping for the comments to go a specific vindicatory way or whatnot, that's really not an okay use of the front page. -- cortex

2017-09-29

On The Subject of Writing Comedy Post-Trump

Post 169693 by whorl deleted for the following reason: "Comedian mocks children, isn't funny" and accompanying LEFTY BOGEYMEN ON CAMPUS, SILENCED ALL MY LIFE isn't going to make for a good discussion, sorry. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-09-28

"Are we allowed to segue to happiness?"

Post 169667 by threetwentytwo deleted for the following reason: Maybe repost tomorrow with a better link and a bit more context? -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-09-27

Infinite Scroll

Post 169656 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, this personal "here's my take/experiences on the subject" framing isn't the Metafilter convention. Here, posts just present the links, and then personal takes go in the comments. (It's fine to just try this again tomorrow.) Also, probably better to separate the Kowloon Walled City stuff from the Shanghai stuff; they seem like separate enough subjects to warrant their own posts. -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-26

I've seen... wait, no actually I haven't seen this...

Post 169641 by From Bklyn deleted for the following reason: double -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-25

Say What?

Post 169628 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Heya, if this is meant to actually be about the semiotics of the German election, go ahead and add it as a comment in the thread from yesterday; if it's supposed to be about paranomasia and semiotics qua semiotics, it'll work a lot better to reframe the post to be more clearly focused on that instead of looking like an editorial comment on the German election. -- cortex

BUT WAIT BEST MF BELIEVE THERES MORE

Post 169624 by Brandon Blatcher deleted for the following reason: "Let me tell you about my psycho ex" doesn't sound too promising, but I can't really tell since the site requires turning off ad blockers or joining before one can view the link -- taz

Screaming For No Reason

Post 169633 by porn in the woods deleted for the following reason: poster's request, may try again later -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-23

Bad Boys vs. Mean Girls

Post 169606 by MikeWarot deleted for the following reason: Probably better to drop this in one of the ongoing politics threads instead. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-09-20

Make way for the skinny men with the determined faces

Post 169538 by Cobalt deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, we can't have the fundraising link as part of the post text here -- get in touch at the contact form if you're ok with an edit to just remove that. -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-19

Natural History Museum vs Science Museum

Post 169522 by travellingincognito deleted for the following reason: Atom Eyes has handily neutralized your FPP with awesome weaponized early post firing technology -- taz

2017-09-18

Three furries save lives in deadly multi-vehicle crash in England.

Post 169518 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Good on these folks for the brave action, but as a single link thing, this is a bit thin for an FPP. -- taz

Category Seven

Post 169510 by mwhybark deleted for the following reason: Appreciate the spirit of keep-Mefi-weird, but maybe not the best time for links kind of riffing on major hurricanes -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-16

Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ The Vietnam War Soundtrack

Post 169464 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Seems to be inaccessible w/o an account; some good links in the comments if you want to put together something more comprehensive tomorrow! -- Eyebrows McGee

A jaunty montage of explosions

Post 169457 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: oopsie. Looks like this orbital rocket booster has landed before. -- taz

2017-09-15

Elderly Man Pushes Burglary Suspect Off Roof

Post 169451 by grobertson deleted for the following reason: This is a not-great example pf point-and-laugh humor, I'm afraid. -- restless_nomad

2017-09-13

What's just South of Belarus?

Post 169396 by Abehammerb Lincoln deleted for the following reason: This is too personal-bloggy a framing, sorry. -- restless_nomad

The Rubberbandits - Sonny

Post 169392 by Elmore deleted for the following reason: This is a fascinating piece of art that we would need to have a very hard mod-side talk about because it in itself is a violation of several rules and best practices. -- restless_nomad

2017-09-11

If only more men helped other men!

Post 169347 by goatdog deleted for the following reason: manwhohasitall is hella funny, but a single tweet is not really a great FPP, sorry! -- taz

Crab Mentality, Cyberbullying and “Name and Shame” Rankings

Post 169344 by Start with Dessert deleted for the following reason: Looks like the link is not working (at least for some); contact us if you can find a working or alternate link, and we'll fix 'er up and undelete! -- taz

2017-09-10

Fasting mimicking diets seem to have a lot of benefit

Post 169333 by aleph deleted for the following reason: Heya, this framed too much as a personal "here are my thoughts and questions" sort of blog post to work at all on the front page of MetaFilter. -- cortex

2017-09-09

Objects trembling at the edge of catastrophe

Post 169319 by tirutiru deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-07

Gaydar

Post 169295 by 445supermag deleted for the following reason: There's the core of a discussible idea here, but the sort of glib, brief mainstream news article just sets up too many unwarranted assumptions for people to get any traction -- restless_nomad

2017-09-06

The White Lies of Craft Culture

Post 169257 by Kitteh deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date

Post 169253 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: Beaten to the poo-nch! -- LobsterMitten

DELTA KILLIN IT

Post 169263 by rabbitrabbit deleted for the following reason: Covered in the Hurricane Irma thread -- LobsterMitten

2017-09-04

Dealing with the "invisible" world

Post 169224 by pseudonymus deleted for the following reason: No biggie, but looks like we've got a still-open thread from a few weeks ago about gross dang sponges. -- cortex

...are you talking about Amal Clooney's husband?

Post 169222 by Gorgik deleted for the following reason: Amusing, yeah, but a single tweet isn't really great for a Mefi post -- taz

2017-09-03

North Korea 's sixth nuclear test confirmed

Post 169196 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: This is a pretty big deal that folks will want to discuss, yet perhaps we can still do a better Mefi writeup with more info rather than a bare single link post that says there's more reporting out there. -- taz

"For many people, flexibility at work can be a liberation."

Post 169214 by kaltsuro deleted for the following reason: It's against guidelines to make posts featuring companies you have a business relationship with -- taz

R.I.P. Walter Becker (Feb 20, 1950 - Sep 3, 2017)

Post 169199 by mikelieman deleted for the following reason: A much more developed post would be better -- taz

Would a giant Buddha statue in a major city lower the crime rate?

Post 169210 by mmhgloba deleted for the following reason: Very weird choice of spam, dude -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-09-02

Honestly? I needed an excuse to make my Wicker Mom joke.

Post 169185 by ActingTheGoat deleted for the following reason: These are two benign hey-look-bees stories, framed with reference to scary bee stories, inequality, ecological disaster, doom, ritual killings ... for unclear reasons? -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-31

Parasite Architecture

Post 169130 by holmesian deleted for the following reason: Very cool but looks like we saw it last week. -- cortex

2017-08-29

Half-Life 3 Confirmed

Post 169093 by redct deleted for the following reason: Double. Double. -- LobsterMitten

When Should a Child Be Taken Away

Post 169090 by zizzle deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-28

Grace VanderWaal, a generational talent

Post 169077 by Repack Rider deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry for the late delete. This is a nice appreciation but is really more of an article for your own blog than a post for Mefi. The framing (lots of "my personal opinion" and some parts sounding almost like promo material) isn't how posts are made at Metafilter. Get in touch at the contact form if you'd like to talk about editing this to work here. -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-27

Toddler Grandma Style has a message: Boys, this isn’t about you.

Post 169053 by stoneweaver deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Why Houston is so vulnerable to flooding

Post 169060 by adam hominem deleted for the following reason: I think this would be better in the existing thread, go ahead and toss it in there. -- Eyebrows McGee

#CitizenSleuth

Post 169055 by the mascara snake deleted for the following reason: This appears to be a large-scale doxxing project and, as such, is something we will not do here. -- restless_nomad

2017-08-26

Speed Graphic

Post 169044 by pjern deleted for the following reason: Double. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-08-24

I've got a list of names and yours is in red underlined

Post 169007 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: One song is just not enough to sustain a whole discussion that isn't just "I like it"/"I don't like it" -- restless_nomad

2017-08-22

Blue Beetles All The Way Down

Post 168952 by motty deleted for the following reason: Sorry, seems like this has a registration-wall. -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-21

I want to let women know that he is not who he pretends to be.

Post 168928 by Pong74LS deleted for the following reason: This is basically single-link celebrity scandal clickbait? If there's an important story to be told that might lead to any actual productive discussion it needs to be a different sort of post. -- taz

2017-08-19

“...see how the words we create reflect the times we live in.”

Post 168903 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: This thing was first linked way back in 2017! -- cortex

2017-08-18

Alt-Moonlight

Post 168894 by Cat Pie Hurts deleted for the following reason: Double! -- restless_nomad

2017-08-16

Zip Code with the Swingin' 6

Post 168859 by overeducated_alligator deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

The two generals appeared small

Post 168850 by triangle deleted for the following reason: This is good news but we're having an active "confederate statues" discussion in the Charlottesville thread. If you want to make a specific post about removal of confederate statues that would be good but needs to be a bigger wider post. -- jessamyn

2017-08-15

Syrup-Related Crimes by Year

Post 168830 by overeducated_alligator deleted for the following reason: Hey, this links to the whole subreddit. If this is a mistake, get in touch with us for an edit ... if not, it's a little too broad for a post. Maybe something that points out really particularly good posts or threads? -- taz

2017-08-14

Snake People of the Big Apple

Post 168825 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: eh, I get that this is meant in a meta way but it's gonna end up as non-ironic fightbait -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-12

The Nation puts "the Russian's did it" Narrative in doubt.

Post 168794 by otto42 deleted for the following reason: This is already being discussed in the ongoing US Politics threads (also, this is written in personal editorial style, something better for your own blog) -- taz

2017-08-09

Christ, what a Mike Pence

Post 168737 by cmoj deleted for the following reason: Eh, this has come up in at least one catch-all thread and probably better to just let it stay there. -- cortex

2017-08-07

The man who wrote those annoying password guidelines: "Oops!"

Post 168695 by John Cohen deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is paywalled as far as I can tell. -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-04

Is Happy Valley The Best TV Crime Drama Since The Wire? Maybe.

Post 168635 by mikeand1 deleted for the following reason: This is way too editorial to fit here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2017-08-03

Music service with a cause

Post 168607 by naju deleted for the following reason: Sorry about the late deletion, but this is an open fundraiser. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-08-02

Famous for Being Famous

Post 168577 by me3dia deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this seems... kind of sordid and intrusive for no very good reason? -- LobsterMitten

2017-08-01

Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?

Post 168560 by empath deleted for the following reason: Probably better to put these in the current catch-all thread. -- LobsterMitten

2017-07-31

And You Thought Your Time With The TSA Was Bad

Post 168541 by NoxAeternum deleted for the following reason: This is fun but someone beat you to it. -- cortex

Bandcamp is doing a fundraiser for a progressive case again

Post 168550 by MartinWisse deleted for the following reason: Sorry, despite the good cause, open fundraisers are still off-limits in an FPP. -- LobsterMitten

Three Mighty Fine Women

Post 168546 by Bella Donna deleted for the following reason: poster's request, looks like some accidental duplication from a previous post -- cortex

2017-07-28

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Post 168494 by aleph deleted for the following reason: This is not a coherent post -- restless_nomad

2017-07-27

No more moose and squirrel

Post 168468 by reedcourtneyj deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

The Non-Science of Medicine

Post 168464 by storybored deleted for the following reason: Aw, shoot, looks like we saw this a few months back. -- cortex

2017-07-26

Sharp

Post 168433 by theora55 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Post 168440 by aleph deleted for the following reason: Heya- hit us up at the contact form if you'd like to edit this without the metacommentary. -- LobsterMitten

2017-07-24

SAVE SNOPES!

Post 168394 by low_horrible_immoral deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but fundraising posts are against guidelines. If you want to try again outlining the main story without the moneyraising link, that would probably work. -- taz

How do you say "Life" in Physics?

Post 168403 by aleph deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this "here's my personal take" framing isn't how posts are made at Mefi -- it's fine to rewrite this with a more plain "here's the article" framing, and then put your personal take in a comment. -- LobsterMitten

The Sad Saga of Chris-Chan

Post 168392 by smoothvirus deleted for the following reason: Heyyyy, so I appreciate the effort that you seem to have put into this, but we are immediately getting mod mail and flags on it, and I'm not sure what productive non-miserable discussion could reasonably ensue. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss! Thanks. -- taz

2017-07-18

I only have 2 words for you (and the second one is "And")

Post 168287 by growabrain deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this appears to be dead. -- restless_nomad

2017-07-15

Someone please tell me what "cast as a rapist" means.

Post 168248 by Kemma80 deleted for the following reason: This is fairly thin to support a post, and will probably just lead to re-arguing the original situation. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-07-14

Sacred And Profane

Post 168217 by BekahVee deleted for the following reason: Looks like we saw this previously. -- cortex

Their goal: Meet the Beatles on tour in 1966.

Post 168210 by kevinbelt deleted for the following reason: Double post -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-07-13

Madame Hillary mounted and rid him around while he said, "I’m with her!"

Post 168197 by weewooweewoo deleted for the following reason: This is not really enough to support a whole post, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2017-07-11

Cast the Trump Collusion Movie! by Jemaine Clement (Twitter)

Post 168165 by racersix6 deleted for the following reason: Sorry, fun stuff involving Trump tends not to be much fun in the long run - if you want to toss this in the current thread, that might work better. -- restless_nomad

2017-07-09

"Is that a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh?"

Post 168123 by The Ardship of Cambry deleted for the following reason: 17776 is super good but someone posted about it a few days ago. -- cortex

2017-07-07

HOUSEWARMING GIFTS WORTH MOVING FOR

Post 168092 by TheHungryArtist deleted for the following reason: Welp, you're super banned for self-linking now. -- cortex

2017-07-05

She's right, but now what?

Post 168034 by CheapB deleted for the following reason: Sorry, the framing of "here's my personal reaction" isn't how posts are presented at Mefi -- just post the link with a plain description and let folks have their own reactions in thread. -- LobsterMitten

2017-06-30

A Well-Bred Concertgoer

Post 167956 by EmpressCallipygos deleted for the following reason: This dog has barked before -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-06-28

POTUS knew that Assad didn't use chemical weapons, fired missles anyway.

Post 167913 by NeoRothbardian deleted for the following reason: This is picking up more flags/criticism of the sources than engagement - looks like this is not the best way to address the topic right now. -- restless_nomad

Largest Retailers in US

Post 167912 by Crystal Fox deleted for the following reason: This is not an appropriate post for Metafilter. -- restless_nomad

2017-06-27

King for a Queen? What size pillow to get?

Post 167882 by amanda deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like you meant this for AskMetafilter, go ahead and post it over there -- LobsterMitten

2017-06-26

Many many (amusing and smart) responses to a Tweet by Grover Norquist

Post 167860 by DMelanogaster deleted for the following reason: Eh, we've already had a fair amount of discussion of No, Not The Good Grover's recent twittery dumbfuckery in the current catch-all US politics thread, don't need a new post just for him. -- cortex

They call it a "Silent Recall"

Post 167851 by haikuku deleted for the following reason: This is a blog post from a few years ago, with some updates -- the last of which was over six months ago. It seems like a recall PSA? which on its own is not really the sort of thing Metafilter is for. If there's a longer, more interesting story behind this, feel free to post, and if you need some help, please don't hesitate to contact us, and we can help you work it out! -- taz

2017-06-24

What happened to the Republican Party?

Post 167822 by blue_beetle deleted for the following reason: Heya- probably better to pop this in the ongoing current catch-all Trump thread -- LobsterMitten

2017-06-23

" I noticed that there is a Ken doll for every single one of my exes"

Post 167805 by Miko deleted for the following reason: This reminds me, I can't believe they called it "Taken 2" and not Two-Ken. -- cortex

2017-06-22

Future Self

Post 167795 by divabat deleted for the following reason: The podcast's framing of the story is problematic for mefi, and while it is a legitimately weird story I'm not sure what there is to discuss about the underlying events. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-06-20

Former Patriots and Chiefs tackle Ryan O’Callaghan comes out as gay

Post 167752 by stopgap deleted for the following reason: Contact us about framing -- LobsterMitten

This Is Not Normal

Post 167743 by dave99 deleted for the following reason: Single link Op/Ed is a problem at the best of times, but we've also had a ton of these "why do liberals/Dems suck so much?" and Left vs Liberal posts and ensuing fights, and probably don't need Round 100 of that. -- taz

2017-06-19

What can we say of his life? Nothing

Post 167733 by not_the_water deleted for the following reason: Nothing in life is certain except doubles and taxonomies. -- cortex

A brief golden age of health?

Post 167721 by Zarkonnen deleted for the following reason: Seems like that link has fairly significant issues that would need to be framed around pretty clearly in the post for this to really be a good idea. Probably better that we give this a pass. -- cortex

2017-06-17

Do black lives matter?

Post 167697 by sotonohito deleted for the following reason: This framing is too your-own-bloggish for Mefi; fine to just repost tomorrow with links about the acquittal if you want. -- LobsterMitten

The Mammoth Pirates

Post 167695 by AwkwardPause deleted for the following reason: These tusks come in pairs -- LobsterMitten

2017-06-13

Riding Light

Post 167615 by Transl3y deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-06-11

A Dark Art

Post 167566 by standardasparagus deleted for the following reason: Capitan II: Climbing Boogaloo -- cortex

We’re still picking up pieces of Dad all over Cascade Shores.

Post 167564 by theora55 deleted for the following reason: Yeah, no worries, but probably better to make this if it's worth making with the "this is a joke" aspect clear in the framing. -- cortex

The presidential debates, edited for humor (NSFW)

Post 167578 by steeringwheel deleted for the following reason: Why don't you drop these in the ongoing political megathreads? Seems thin to stand alone. -- Eyebrows McGee

Orb demands loyalty

Post 167573 by Joe in Australia deleted for the following reason: This is an interesting article, but as framed it's picking up a lot of flags and only discussion of the political leaking -- maybe try again tomorrow with framing that makes the content more clear? -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-06-08

UK Election Results - Hung Parliament

Post 167518 by Dr Ew deleted for the following reason: Double post -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-06-07

From Sketch to Flesh to Eesh

Post 167470 by robocop is bleeding deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

ISIS Attacks Iran

Post 167460 by CCBC deleted for the following reason: I get the instinct but this is a bit thin. I'd be fine with a slightly more fleshed-out post, ideally when there's a clearer picture of what happened today. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Thirteen year old musical genius

Post 167485 by Repack Rider deleted for the following reason: Hey, this sort of bloggy first-person structure is not how posts are done here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2017-06-06

Welcome to Poppy's World

Post 167436 by cgc373 deleted for the following reason: Hi, I'm Poppy we've talked about Poppy before -- taz

Arachno-astronomy

Post 167450 by dhruva deleted for the following reason: Spideriffic -- LobsterMitten

Grandpa's last wish

Post 167441 by cenoxo deleted for the following reason: It's a sentimental song and story but I think there's just not enough there there, to make this work as a Mefi post despite its being an ad. -- LobsterMitten

Is your cat suffering from whisker fatigue?

Post 167457 by Slinga deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, posting links to your own content is Not Done, even when that content is very cute kitty pictures. -- restless_nomad

Mobility Issues and Seniors

Post 167438 by MedicareFAQ deleted for the following reason: This is a link to your own spammy site, so now you're banned. -- LobsterMitten

2017-06-03

An Unfortunate and Unusually Hostile Individual

Post 167395 by WalkerWestridge deleted for the following reason: This is already being discussed in this thread, if you'd drop that link there. -- Eyebrows McGee

Dumbledore Shrugged

Post 167393 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: *waves wand* GEMINO! -- Eyebrows McGee

What word has the most špeĉiäl chârãçtérs?

Post 167390 by dontjumplarry deleted for the following reason: Hey, I think you meant this for Ask, go ahead and pop it over there! -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-06-02

acapella John Williams

Post 167368 by freethefeet deleted for the following reason: It's a Duet! -- Eyebrows McGee

Evergreen State College closes after threat made during a time of strife

Post 167367 by whorl deleted for the following reason: On reflection, let's wait a bit on this for more solid information and analysis so that we're not just "Everyone Take Sides; Now, Ready, Set, Fight!" in the heat of the moment, and can hopefully have a more interesting and thoughtful discussion -- taz

King of the Air

Post 167366 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: This is a really good piece and isn't going to be a thread we can sustain separate from the existing all Trump all the time thread. -- restless_nomad

2017-06-01

Who's Funny Now?

Post 167316 by Dressed to Kill deleted for the following reason: Hey, we've talked about Hitchens and his opinions on inter alia women and humor before, and if this post is about not-that it'd make a lot more sense not leading with or framing itself around that. -- cortex

I had the American dream. And I had a slave.

Post 167335 by If only I had a penguin... deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Evergreen State College has been having a lot of issues

Post 167334 by whorl deleted for the following reason: This is confusingly framed - a clearer post would go much better. -- restless_nomad

CRS-11

Post 167333 by loquacious deleted for the following reason: well dang it all, let's try spacing again some other time -- cortex

2017-05-30

Cash Strapped & Desperate

Post 167278 by stinkfoot deleted for the following reason: As framed this is pretty much "look at these assholes", which is never a great jumping-off point for a post. -- LobsterMitten

"Nothing good!"

Post 167275 by JHarris deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Let White People Appropriate Mexican Food—Mexicans Do It to Ourselves

Post 167284 by koavf deleted for the following reason: I really hoped this could go civilly, but it's not, and I can't see how to get it there. -- restless_nomad

RIP Mollie Peters, the first Bond Girl to disrobe on camera

Post 167283 by ivanthenotsoterrible deleted for the following reason: This is not a good way for the article to frame an obituary, and we don't need to replicate it here -- restless_nomad

2017-05-28

Manhattan Sounds 400 Years Ago

Post 167254 by MovableBookLady deleted for the following reason: looks like we discussed this before! -- taz

2017-05-27

Crab bites woman and other news making headlines in Asia

Post 167242 by maupuia deleted for the following reason: yeah, no -- taz

After Manchester: It's time for anger

Post 167239 by the hot hot side of randy deleted for the following reason: This isn't a good post for MetaFilter. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-05-26

13 years and still doing just fine

Post 167204 by Etrigan deleted for the following reason: Double posts / dumping threads into the bin / swimming through bad Killers puns / choking on your it's-been-dones -- cortex

2017-05-25

I'll take ][

Post 167197 by the man of twists and turns deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-05-24

The psychology of prohibiting outside thinkers

Post 167176 by the hot hot side of randy deleted for the following reason: This is flamebait at best, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Brains for teething pain.....

Post 167160 by haikuku deleted for the following reason: Hey there, a couple of problems: this seems more like something you might post on your own blog or similar, if you are sharing an anecdote from your (or a friend's) experience as a post, and secondly the linked blog is someone's promotional blog for their practice, which isn't necessarily out of bounds, but needs to be kind of *extra* good for an FPP. Please contact us if you have questions! -- taz

2017-05-23

Does he or doesn't he? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

Post 167156 by ActingTheGoat deleted for the following reason: Looks like this was supposed to be a Metatalk post? -- taz

Going it Alone

Post 167139 by infini deleted for the following reason: Sorry, looks like we discussed this earlier! -- taz

Roses are Stanky Bean...

Post 167138 by Mchelly deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

2017-05-22

Peace Studies

Post 167121 by Evernix deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but the Postmodernist Generator (*waves at mefi's own acb*) has been around an awful long time and discussed here a few times previously, so a single-link example of its output is probably not really enough for a fresh post. -- taz

2017-05-21

When you give a horse a rubber chicken

Post 167110 by bunderful deleted for the following reason: Sorry, I'm afraid this horse has loved a rubber chicken before -- taz

2017-05-20

Sokal redux

Post 167106 by nicolas léonard sadi carnot deleted for the following reason: we've already had this deleted once, I don't think it will go well and "trolling social scientists" is not a great FPP. -- Eyebrows McGee

Every civilisation was built off the back of a disposable workforce

Post 167105 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: Double. -- Eyebrows McGee

The conceptual penis as a social construct

Post 167099 by doctornemo deleted for the following reason: flamebaity "gender studies suck, amirite" prank designed to needle feminists and (they hope) cause a big internet kerfuffle? eh, let's not. -- taz

2017-05-18

Life As A Modern Day Slave Owner

Post 167059 by Yellow deleted for the following reason: Recently discussed here. -- cortex

start hydrating

Post 167057 by leotrotsky deleted for the following reason: Let's hold off on an obit post for now. This is being discussed in the current US politics post. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

"I just choose to not listen."

Post 167070 by iamfantastikate deleted for the following reason: This has been discussed in the current big thread. -- restless_nomad

2017-05-17

These are impressive blobs

Post 167037 by holmesian deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Brent Carrier Tips on How to Boost Your Property Ad

Post 167028 by carrier1 deleted for the following reason: spammer; bannnnnnnnnned. -- taz

2017-05-16

Beware the clerks!!

Post 167021 by ecorrocio deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Talented photographers on TIP

Post 167004 by Richnou deleted for the following reason: You've posted your own website, which is prohibited here, so your account is now banned. -- LobsterMitten

2017-05-15

What does it take to be a Machine Safety Engineer?

Post 166982 by SpiersEngineeringSafety deleted for the following reason: spammer; banned -- taz

2017-05-10

Who watches the watchmen?

Post 166907 by evilDoug deleted for the following reason: Already discussing the Comey situation in the current US politics thread -- LobsterMitten

2017-05-09

Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey

Post 166887 by blackzinfandel deleted for the following reason: Let's roll this into today's new general politics post -- restless_nomad

2017-05-08

New 45 Thread

Post 166860 by notyou deleted for the following reason: Sorry, needs to be at least an actual post. -- LobsterMitten

Dancing Gorilla Performs Ballet to Crowds at Zoo

Post 166856 by grobertson deleted for the following reason: Eh, tabloid has hassle-screen, and graphic tabloid pics in their related stories, not a great place to link. -- LobsterMitten

2017-05-07

I have no strong feelings about this video

Post 166835 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: If there was more you meant to post, get in touch via the contact form; if it's just 3 seconds of Futurama, it's too thin for a post. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-05-05

Respect for the truth is an acquired taste

Post 166800 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: Sorry, just not quite landing as intended -- restless_nomad

Flashin' a Peace Sign

Post 166796 by tunewell deleted for the following reason: This is not going to go well. -- restless_nomad

2017-05-03

A Marxist Critique of Identity Politics

Post 166758 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: You made a substantially similar post in February, and while I understand this is an important topic to you, I'm not sure how much more discussion there is for metafilter to have on a socialist critiques of identity politics. -- Eyebrows McGee