2017-02-27

Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Get to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe

Post 165337 by grobertson deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a nice story but really thin for a front page post; in any case pasting the entire text of the news story into the post is an absolute no-go. -- cortex

The other Coachella.

Post 165346 by YoungAmerican deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry, it's against the guidelines to post projects by friends, and it looks like the photographer here is someone you've worked with. -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-26

Armed citizen fires gun in an attempt to stop shoplifters

Post 165327 by ITravelMontana deleted for the following reason: This is pretty thin for a post, although it is nuts. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-02-25

That's ... uncomfortable.

Post 165306 by peripatetron errant deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

AZ Senate votes to seize assets of protest planners if violence ensues

Post 165305 by A. Davey deleted for the following reason: This is being discussed over here, and it still has to go to the House. If we eventually need a separate space to discuss this, maybe we could get something more in depth, with some legal analysis, etc. -- taz

2017-02-24

Xena LVR

Post 165286 by timshel deleted for the following reason: Looks like we had a couple posts about Subaru cars and queer marketing last year, including in particular this other article also by Alex Mayyasi and this one that in in parts revists the prior. -- cortex

Should you buy your stuff online?

Post 165296 by greatwhitenorth deleted for the following reason: Yeah, no. -- cortex

White House blocks selected press from news briefings

Post 165295 by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat deleted for the following reason: Being actively discussed in the current catch-all thread and this is too soon/thin to really make sense as a new standalone post of it's own so let's just keep it in there for now. -- cortex

2017-02-23

Papers, please

Post 165279 by Frayed Knot deleted for the following reason: This can probably stay covered (either aspect) in the two threads mentioned below. -- restless_nomad

2017-02-22

lol butts

Post 165254 by josher71 deleted for the following reason: Either this piece is trolling or I just don't even. -- LobsterMitten

On the Milo Bus

Post 165248 by vytae deleted for the following reason: Hey, we're discussing Yiannopoulos over here; you can go ahead and add this link there if it hasn't been posted already. -- taz

Want Melania Trump in the White House? Pay Her

Post 165264 by A. Davey deleted for the following reason: This is an interesting topic but, given the general Trump saturation, would do better with a broader framing and some more meat than a single op-ed. -- restless_nomad

Missing Richard Simmons

Post 165258 by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates deleted for the following reason: This really isn't getting the kind of reception that's going to lead to a worthwhile thread, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2017-02-21

Let Me Make This Brief...

Post 165232 by Oyéah deleted for the following reason: Sorry, Mefi posts aren't meant to have this "here's my personal opinion about it" framing. -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-19

Hope they waterboarded these dangerous turrrrorists!

Post 165202 by SinAesthetic deleted for the following reason: Eh, add this to the current catch-all thread? -- cortex

Making a drum out of a propane tank

Post 165201 by cortex deleted for the following reason: Oh, balls, it looks like there's some occasionally-firing sketchy JS spam injection stuff in this site's WP install right now. Didn't see it till after posting, will nix this for now and drop the author a line. -- cortex

2017-02-17

2017-02-15

It's the same thing

Post 165137 by timshel deleted for the following reason: The video's not showing up for me; may need another link? -- LobsterMitten

RIP Stuart McClean

Post 165136 by bricksNmortar deleted for the following reason: Sorry, if you want to do an obit, it needs obit links or links to things people can reader/watch/listen to of his work, and it needs to not have a fundraiser link. -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-14

Identity Politics and the Left

Post 165114 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete on this, but we've talked this over a bit and while feeling like a good post on the way forward for American leftism would definitely be a great post, this single link Op/Ed is probably not the way to get to that discussion here. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss. -- taz

2017-02-13

Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2020.

Post 165084 by Sleeper deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but let's wait until there's more than this one guy speculating with no factual info at all for an easy clickbait article -- taz

Out Like Flynn

Post 165097 by 2soxy4mypuppet deleted for the following reason: Already deep into the discussion on this over here -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-11

Some psychologists believe suicide and depression can be strategic.

Post 165069 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is filled with so many over-the-top fightstarting assertions that it's difficult to know where to start, but if we want a reasoned discussion on the topic, probably better to create something more in-depth than this one article. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss! -- taz

2017-02-10

2 Hard 2 Keep

Post 165038 by vernondalhart deleted for the following reason: Double -- goodnewsfortheinsane

"The body never lies"

Post 165056 by Lycaste deleted for the following reason: The link isn't there - drop us a line and we'll get it fixed up. -- restless_nomad

2017-02-09

[citation needed]

Post 165035 by pjern deleted for the following reason: This is indeed funny, but a one-off joke doesn't leave much to discuss. -- restless_nomad

2017-02-08

Yuge Regrets

Post 164999 by OmieWise deleted for the following reason: Probably better to put this in the big thread, or one of the existing jokey potus threads -- taz

2017-02-07

DeVos Confirmed with Historic Tie-Breaking Vote from VP Pence

Post 164982 by guster4lovers deleted for the following reason: Heya, we're already discussing the DeVos confirmation here. -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-06

Too soon?

Post 164966 by I_Love_Bananas deleted for the following reason: Cute in a sorta iffy "let's say gross stuff sarcastically" way, but in any case probably best just to toss this into the current thread. -- cortex

Anonymous Hacks the Dark Web

Post 164975 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: Not sure if there's some meta element here with the writing on this page? Probably better to post with a better source if this is for real. -- LobsterMitten

2017-02-05

"It's about honor"

Post 164955 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: Seems like this would go as well as anything in the related thread from a week ago. If folks are hungry for a chance to chatter about the Super Bowl, hie thee to FanFare. -- cortex

Everything to do with Arbroath

Post 164950 by Conrad-Casserole deleted for the following reason: Heya, I think this is really kind in its motivation but as a post this is far too much like a personal "here's my thoughts" blog entry to make sense for the front page. -- cortex

2017-02-04

test post

Post 164934 by taz deleted for the following reason: this was a test -- taz

2017-02-03

A portrait of humans in doubt

Post 164916 by Bloxworth Snout deleted for the following reason: Double. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-02-02

Art Deco wasn't just in the Northern hemisphere

Post 164899 by adamvasco deleted for the following reason: This is some technically nice stuff but the significant overt racist imagery in some of these is something I think needs to be pretty explicitly noted in the framing of a post about it. -- cortex

Big Data and voting

Post 164906 by k5.user deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-02-01

To everything, there is a season...

Post 164883 by ubiquity deleted for the following reason: this is sad, folky time travel -- LobsterMitten

if you jump

Post 164890 by fight or flight deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

A Progressive Guide to Deploying Trump Outrage

Post 164887 by HoraceH deleted for the following reason: Probably better to pop this as a link in the main thread for now. -- LobsterMitten