Ghosts of the Tsunami

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


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


"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


“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


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


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


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


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


"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


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


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


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


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


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


“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