2019-05-24

"I Lied. I Made The Whole Thing Up. Now I’m In Huge Trouble."

Post 181074 by arkhangel deleted for the following reason: Go ahead and add this to the other post. -- restless_nomad

2019-05-23

To learn about fine arts is to learn about exclusion

Post 181060 by jj's.mama deleted for the following reason: This is classic outragefilter, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2019-05-20

In the wake of the Eurovision

Post 180997 by avi111 deleted for the following reason: This would probably work better in the Fanfare Eurovision thread -- taz

2019-05-19

Majority of Americans want to ban the teaching of Arabic numberals

Post 180989 by TDGoddard deleted for the following reason: Yeah, no -- restless_nomad

2019-05-18

Then the hangover began.

Post 180974 by Homo neanderthalensis deleted for the following reason: Eh, seems like this may go better in the open Uber IPO thread -- LobsterMitten

2019-05-17

I went back and checked my date book from that year.

Post 180959 by dancestoblue deleted for the following reason: Sorry, surprise suicide content isn't going to work, and in general we want suicide-related posts to follow best practices in reporting on the subject -- LobsterMitten

Morfeus - Computer center

Post 180948 by adamk127 deleted for the following reason: This is spam and you are banned. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2019-05-16

A "normal" day in grandma's life

Post 180942 by Foci for Analysis deleted for the following reason: Seems like this might need more context to land better; nixing with poster's buy-in. -- cortex

2019-05-14

Tim Conway RIP

Post 180898 by DJZouke deleted for the following reason: Yep, someone posted an obit thread earlier today. -- cortex

2019-05-13

Music video riddle

Post 180863 by adept256 deleted for the following reason: Hey, looks like this was meant for Ask Metafilter; go ahead and post over there! -- taz

Doris Day has died

Post 180873 by lungtaworld deleted for the following reason: An obit should really have better content than a link to a Wikipedia subheading. -- restless_nomad

2019-05-11

Does recycling work?

Post 180842 by TDGoddard deleted for the following reason: This is against the rules. -- restless_nomad

2019-05-10

Is It OK To Eat This? [Hell No! Edition]

Post 180836 by chavenet deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure that this is framed in a way that's going to lead to a productive conversation. -- restless_nomad

doun drissit

Post 180835 by sacrifix deleted for the following reason: This is not going to go over well -- restless_nomad

2019-05-08

The Climate Change Paper So Depressing It's Sending People to Therapy

Post 180788 by Pyrogenesis deleted for the following reason: This doesn't seem like a good idea -- LobsterMitten

2019-05-06

Arms and the Journalist

Post 180747 by backseatpilot deleted for the following reason: This looks like clickbait / ragebait "let's all fight" filter, and doesn't seem to have much to offer in terms of value for pain ... if there's actually something worthwhile here, let us know and maybe we can help you work up a (hopefully!) better way to present it. Thanks. -- taz

Typography 2020: A special listicle for America

Post 180746 by Wolfdog deleted for the following reason: Sorry, it looks like the author does not want for sites like us to link to them, and has an interstitial page blocking direct access -- taz

2019-05-05

Through the Looking Glass and beyond.

Post 180740 by adamvasco deleted for the following reason: Feeling the need to preemptively shout at the mods in your own post about how you should be allowed to make said post is a pretty good sign that you should skip making that post. -- cortex

2019-05-01

Ding Dong - Help Wanted: Doorbell News Managing Editor

Post 180682 by j810c deleted for the following reason: Heya, this may be worth a post but it needs to not be framed in such a personal "here's my thoughts and questions" editorial voice to work on the front page. -- cortex

2019-04-24

The contradictions of a social-media lightning rod...

Post 180567 by PhineasGage deleted for the following reason: I don't see this going anywhere useful; contrarian take on how unfair it is that people are provoked by a contrarian provocateur? -- LobsterMitten

Which plugin can I use to create similar expandable text areas?

Post 180564 by Peter_B deleted for the following reason: Oops, this belongs on AskMe. [Also please remember that promotional or spam links are prohibited here and can lead to losing your account.] -- LobsterMitten

2019-04-23

360+ Car Truck and SUV Photos from the 2019 New York Auto Show

Post 180558 by driverbase deleted for the following reason: *slaps roof of car* this bad boy can fit so many bannings in it -- cortex

Did Stem Cell Therapy Help Tiger Woods Win The Masters?

Post 180553 by StemCellPower deleted for the following reason: This is spam and you are banned. -- LobsterMitten

2019-04-22

Of course, you'll be sedated first.

Post 180532 by Diskeater deleted for the following reason: Hey, by "more context" I definitely didn't mean "exactly the same tone but with one more line added". Sorry if that was unclear. -- restless_nomad

2019-04-19

What's in a Name?

Post 180504 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: There are a lot of name/ancestry sites and they don't necessarily deserve a thread on Metafilter -- restless_nomad

2019-04-16

Alberta 2019

Post 180463 by sylvanshine deleted for the following reason: Heya, looks like there's a Canadian election post from just a a few days ago that it might make more sense to add this to as a comment? -- cortex

2019-04-15

Fire Devastates the Notre Dame Cathedral

Post 180441 by New Frontier deleted for the following reason: Yeah, still waiting on a more solid situation, sorry -- restless_nomad

Fire at Notre Dame

Post 180439 by CrazyLemonade deleted for the following reason: Let’s wait a bit - MetaFilter is not a breaking news site. -- restless_nomad

Notre-Dame cathedral is on fire

Post 180438 by 40 Watt deleted for the following reason: This is the kind of breaking news that doesn't work well here - let's wait at least a couple hours for more information and then we can discuss it. -- restless_nomad

Orbital Billboard

Post 180445 by unliteral deleted for the following reason: apparently false -- taz

2019-04-14

We've Got to Try Formula 1

Post 180421 by Pyrogenesis deleted for the following reason: This isn't really adding enough to the previous thread, sorry -- restless_nomad

Large Bird Kills Owner

Post 180419 by grobertson deleted for the following reason: For an FPP, it would be better to work up something with a bit more context and info than a pretty bare "News of the Weird and/or Gruesome" type link. Please contact us if you have questions. -- taz

2019-04-13

How Kenyan online workers, PayPal and UK Govt entangled in a mess

Post 180403 by infini deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- LobsterMitten

2019-04-12

The bees were feasting on her tears

Post 180398 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: These bees have buzzed us before -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-04-11

Huawei and the jailed Canadians

Post 180371 by krautland deleted for the following reason: This isn't a good link to build a Metafilter post around as it seems largely for fundraising -- restless_nomad

Why Carbon Is A Tramp

Post 180368 by stinker deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure that highlighting a particularly sexist piece is going to lead to anything other than a two-minutes hate -- restless_nomad

Gone like a breath on the wind.

Post 180381 by adamvasco deleted for the following reason: it looks like this link has already been [sunglasses] checked out -- cortex

2019-04-10

I Know a Plushie Can be a Family Member Too

Post 180351 by MrGuilt deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is sweet but the comments aren't available to people who aren't logged in to Facebook -- LobsterMitten

Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new stance

Post 180346 by GoblinHoney deleted for the following reason: Better to put this in the Trump thread -- LobsterMitten

A literal black hole for your daily work distraction!

Post 180345 by Sheydem-tants deleted for the following reason: earlier -- taz

It's full of ...

Post 180343 by carter deleted for the following reason: Please check your mail! -- taz

2019-04-09

Defeating Individualism to Defeat Climate Change

Post 180340 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: Heya, as a general thing posts on the front page need to be framed somewhat less personally than this; it should be more "here's an interesting link", less "here's my thoughts about this". -- cortex

2019-04-05

Keys to Unlock Depression

Post 180269 by dancing leaves deleted for the following reason: This seems to be poorly vetted and isn't going to lead to a civil thread. -- restless_nomad

again, she was 16

Post 180280 by sciatrix deleted for the following reason: Was deleted once before -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-04-02

Pollution Probe: Tomorrow Today

Post 180220 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: This feels weirdly promotional. -- LobsterMitten

Courtney Stodden Knows Exactly What Happened

Post 180219 by roolya_boolya deleted for the following reason: Heya, so, folks are objecting to the inclusion of these slur words on the front page, which we can change; but also to me this profile is... still pretty tawdry and trading on the tawdriness of this young woman's situation/persona, even though it sort of tries not to be? -- LobsterMitten

2019-03-29

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Post 180164 by gen deleted for the following reason: Double. -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-03-27

Is your child an orchid or a dandelion?

Post 180127 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this link is pretty thin and there isn't a lot of substance to engage with, other than to fight about very broad generalizations; if the theory's really worth digging into, a more substantial link will give a better start for a discussion. -- LobsterMitten

2019-03-26

2019 Name of the Year Brackets

Post 180113 by briank deleted for the following reason: Yeah, eh. -- cortex

Beat it

Post 180112 by growabrain deleted for the following reason: Heya - framing this as "here are some videos, they're sort of ok but too long" is weird. If they're good enough to be worth posting, just post them as-is. -- LobsterMitten

2019-03-24

A nation of PTSD Victims

Post 180076 by waitingtoderail deleted for the following reason: Hey, it's not that we can't talk about this at all, but there are better and worse ways to report on this and the latter article isn't following best practices. -- restless_nomad

2019-03-19

Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her

Post 180005 by Homo neanderthalensis deleted for the following reason: This is awful, but we've had a good deal of recent stuff about anti-vaxxers and social media trolls, so I don't know that there's new stuff to say in here beyond that this is awful -- probably better to put this as a link in the ongoing antivax thread instead. -- LobsterMitten

2019-03-18

It'll Hurt a Little Bit, But Stick With It

Post 179973 by chavenet deleted for the following reason: This would be better in the currently open Brexit thread, so we don't split the discussion -- taz

2019-03-17

Hotel Websites are turning into live Concierge Agencies

Post 179959 by giokey deleted for the following reason: Spammer; banned -- taz

this ends fantastically

Post 179958 by Going To Maine deleted for the following reason: It would be better to post with original source; thanks! -- taz

2019-03-14

As-salāmu ʿalaykum

Post 179921 by Samuel Farrow deleted for the following reason: It's a horrifying situation and I feel you on feeling moved to make a post about it, but it's still the messy early-reporting stage on this and it'll probably be better to have a little more to work with for a post. -- cortex

2019-03-13

I'M NOT PANICKING YOU'RE PANICKING

Post 179880 by humuhumu deleted for the following reason: yep -- taz

2019-03-12

Epic Road Trip to Jail

Post 179870 by Alensin deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2019-03-08

2019-03-03

Not That Matrix

Post 179715 by NotMyselfRightNow deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

2019-03-01

Wanted: Men Who Love

Post 179668 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: This is not well-framed -- restless_nomad

2019-02-28

I Want to Go to There

Post 179666 by bbrown deleted for the following reason: This is maybe a tad on the promotional side, sorry. Feel free to repost tomorrow minus the "compelling case for a visit" language. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2019-02-26

Hunting a Mastermind

Post 179610 by the man of twists and turns deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2019-02-24

Slow Life Town Destruction Game

Post 179573 by CrunchyFrog deleted for the following reason: Open Kickstarters aren’t allowed, sorry -- restless_nomad

2019-02-20

I went to king school twice and now I’m two kings

Post 179513 by Going To Maine deleted for the following reason: Two Kings Twice -- cortex

7 young Syrian refugee siblings die in Halifax, Nova Scotia house fire

Post 179503 by boost ventilator deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is absolutely awful, but "horrible thing happens" doesn't necessarily make for a good Mefi post, plus we ask folks to avoid posting open fundraisers in FPPs. -- LobsterMitten

2019-02-19

We're gonna need to go ahead

Post 179479 by k5.user deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2019-02-18

Do attend

Post 179473 by Diskeater deleted for the following reason: Yeah, I'm on the fence here - I'm all for keeping things weird, but if this is a disturbed person it's gonna be pretty crummy, so maybe better to hold off for a bit? -- LobsterMitten

2019-02-17

Let's Not Get Too Emotional

Post 179441 by Xurando deleted for the following reason: This isn't really enough to stand on its own, given the subject - feel free to drop it in the megathread. -- restless_nomad

2019-02-16

Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick

Post 179434 by lometogo deleted for the following reason: This is a fine topic to make a post about, but this framing won't work for mefi -- Eyebrows McGee

Footnotes and Endnotes ain't got nothing on the InterColumn Reference

Post 179429 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: The quantity of racial slurs in this makes it a really bad fit for metafilter, sorry. -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-02-15

Tangible Dangers of Emotional Labour

Post 179412 by TruthfulCalling deleted for the following reason: We've had a couple of posts specifically touch on Hartley's work on the subject (along with several others more generally on emotional labor), and this feels a little thin as a starting point for another. -- cortex

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

Post 179403 by thirdring deleted for the following reason: Discussing Open AI in this thread posted a bit earlier -- taz

2019-02-12

How sex censorship killed the internet we love

Post 179353 by stoneweaver deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2019-02-10

Photographer Laura Dodsworth's new project, Womanhood

Post 179317 by bunderful deleted for the following reason: Interesting project and worth discussion, but the seeming/possible stealth TERF-aligned assumptions set this up for failure, and there's probably a better way to frame that is more inclusive; please contact us to discuss! -- taz

2019-02-08

"50 shades of Maple Glen"

Post 179274 by RhysPenbras deleted for the following reason: It looks like the interesting stuff has been removed from the listing, sorry. -- restless_nomad

"It's not a screen, it's a gateway to wherever your heart desires."

Post 179289 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: Unfortunately a double but I hadn't seen it before and had a good cry! -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-02-07

Vault-tec guy really is a cock block.

Post 179255 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: This looks like it's unfortunately really spoiled by the underlying politics, etc, of the subject. Sorry! -- restless_nomad

2019-02-06

Adaptation

Post 179241 by duffell deleted for the following reason: Yeah, no worries but I feel like this is landing just on the shy side of the delightfulness-vs-thinness fulcrum. -- cortex

2019-02-05

Life Without The Tech Giants

Post 179223 by ellieBOA deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2019-02-03

Did they check the post-its attached to the monitor?

Post 179176 by Rev. Syung Myung Me deleted for the following reason: I have examined the transaction records on the MeFiCoin Postchain and this appears to be a duplicate entry. -- cortex

2019-02-01

Where's the line between bullying and just being "a jerk"?

Post 179146 by dancing leaves deleted for the following reason: Sorry, doesn't seem like this is landing well -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-01-29

Why Crystal Meth Has Made a Big Comeback in Philadelphia

Post 179061 by sarahdrugs deleted for the following reason: Self link; banned. -- taz

TLAs abound

Post 179065 by the man of twists and turns deleted for the following reason: Yeah, on closer look it seems like the interestingly-weird aspect motivating this (and I'm right there with you on the instinct to post, there) is sorta dragged into gross-ville by the content of the surrounding authorial and forum context. On review I think we should give this a pass. -- cortex

2019-01-28

No longer the world's loneliest duck

Post 179037 by /\/\/\/ deleted for the following reason: This is both thin and nastily framed for no constructive reason. -- restless_nomad

2019-01-26

And the machine grinds on....

Post 179002 by Sheydem-tants deleted for the following reason: This post is a lot more editorial than MetaFilter posts should be -- please contact us if you want to rework it. -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-01-23

Hagfish are better than us

Post 178935 by schwinggg! deleted for the following reason: Oops, bad timing! This post got there a little faster -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-22

"None of my family or my 3 kids talk to me anymore."

Post 178918 by Kadin2048 deleted for the following reason: This is kinda not very informative (Qanon people are not in a good way) and written in a weirdly bro-ish tone (hold on to your dicks, ha ha the olds) that's not going to lead to a great discussion here? -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-21

Let's Hear it for the #Tweets

Post 178908 by CarrotAdventure deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is pretty thin for a post ... if you'd like to do something that features the main site that also includes this plane, or approach it differently (interesting plane names?), please get in touch and we can edit and undelete, or you can repost tomorrow. Contact us if you have questions! -- taz

"…he seems to be one of those willing to hide from fame or recognition."

Post 178901 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-18

And finally.... New rules

Post 178856 by growabrain deleted for the following reason: Maher's anti-LGBTQ attitudes and Islamophobia pretty much guarantees this won't go well. -- Eyebrows McGee

“and in your song most of all she rejoiced”

Post 178854 by Kattullus deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-01-17

This is America.

Post 178823 by allkindsoftime deleted for the following reason: As fond as I am of mac and cheese, this is a super thin story -- restless_nomad

2019-01-16

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening

Post 178803 by No Robots deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this "here's my related personal story" framing isn't how Mefi does posts, but it would be ok to rewrite without that, and then put your personal stuff in a comment in the thread. -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-14

Can you sue?

Post 178767 by kweedmanthat deleted for the following reason: Seriously? -- restless_nomad

2019-01-12

Moshpit Memories II (1982-2002): Alan Moore, The Pogues, Jim Rose & pals

Post 178731 by Paul Slade deleted for the following reason: oops! We can't move it, but you can go ahead and re-post in Projects! -- taz

2019-01-11

It's nice out here (on the right side of history)

Post 178728 by R.F.Simpson deleted for the following reason: please contact us -- Eyebrows McGee

'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' Is About Women's Invisible Labor

Post 178720 by bq deleted for the following reason: Let's put this in the existing Kondo thread with much the same focus -- Eyebrows McGee

2019-01-10

The Hu

Post 178696 by Hal Mumkin deleted for the following reason: Unfortunately there's some crappy stuff lurking in here, see previous deleted post. -- cortex

Ball’s in your court, Nintendo

Post 178694 by Cash4Lead deleted for the following reason: This essay is not doing the things it wants to do and it's doing some other things instead that will not go well. -- restless_nomad

2019-01-09

Scarce as nun's teeth

Post 178671 by PussKillian deleted for the following reason: Two of you posted at once, and the other one's got a little more meat, so we'll go with that one. But very cool! -- cortex

2019-01-07

After a certain point it's just patch, patch, patch

Post 178634 by Lycaste deleted for the following reason: Sorry, terrific but it was posted last week. -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-06

What just happened?

Post 178617 by docjohn deleted for the following reason: This is much too editorial to be a Metafilter post, sorry -- restless_nomad

2019-01-05

Is your washroom breeding fascists?

Post 178598 by cult_url_bias deleted for the following reason: Heya, these links are fine but the framing is more on the "here's my story" side than is site style for Mefi posts -- fine to repost and/or contact us about reframing. -- LobsterMitten

2019-01-04

How to win: challenge Donald Trump to a physical fight

Post 178583 by bile and syntax deleted for the following reason: This is not enough to stand on its own outside the catch-all -- restless_nomad

This about the freaks doin' everything they wanna do NOW!

Post 178586 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Man, I know this is kinda Your Thing but it still needs to be an actual Metafilter post and not a personal blog post -- restless_nomad

Custom shoe inserts: Upstep or Wiivv?

Post 178584 by dziga deleted for the following reason: Looks like this was intended for AskMe -- restless_nomad

2019-01-03

Hold for bumper

Post 178558 by silby deleted for the following reason: This looks like it needs to be in FanFare - if it's going to be a Metafilter post, there needs to be a bunch more contextualization and something to talk about other than just the straight-up podcast -- restless_nomad

2019-01-02

Meta

Post 178545 by QuakerMel deleted for the following reason: Do you want to go to prom with me? Check one Y[] N[] -- LobsterMitten

.

Post 178551 by Wordshore deleted for the following reason: ? -- cortex

2019-01-01

Oh Dear!

Post 178536 by Literaryhero deleted for the following reason: Eh, that's just kinda at the intersection of thin and gruesome, let's skip it. -- cortex

Denatured Lymphocyte-Specific Protein-Tyrosine Kinase

Post 178518 by Christ, what an asshole deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we don't really want to give sickening spew a platform -- taz

How Not to Make a Comeback

Post 178532 by raider deleted for the following reason: We don't need to give a platform to his stuff. -- LobsterMitten