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

Kava Kava

Post 166744 by IraMency deleted for the following reason: nope -- LobsterMitten

God Save the Queen

Post 166756 by helloknitty deleted for the following reason: There's no reason to open a thread before there's a solid announcement. -- restless_nomad

Luke is in the Dessert and Whining

Post 166741 by srboisvert deleted for the following reason: Double -- goodnewsfortheinsane

A message to runners everywhere: shutttttt uppppppp

Post 166739 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: Eh, I don't see any way for this to be anything positive, whether it's actually ripping on runners or non-runners or what. -- LobsterMitten

2017-05-02

“from the interesting to the pretty silly to the eye-rollingly banal.”

Post 166721 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: We've got a Rei Kawakubo post from yesterday, probably better to put all these good links in there. -- LobsterMitten

Football is not under attack from anything other than football

Post 166719 by Abehammerb Lincoln deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Philosopher’s Article On Transracialism Sparks Controversy

Post 166729 by crazy with stars deleted for the following reason: We've had a bunch of conversations on this topic and yes, it totally does spark controversy that Metafilter has probably had enough of at this point. -- restless_nomad

2017-04-30

"Can you keep a secret?"

Post 166674 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: THE SECRET IS OUT -- cortex

2017-04-26

Italy's Earthquake Lack of Recovery Prompts Superhero Cosplay Marches

Post 166602 by IraMency deleted for the following reason: This is not the right way to make a post here, sorry. Drop us a line at the contact form and we'll chat about house style. -- restless_nomad

2017-04-25

Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive

Post 166569 by Amberlyza deleted for the following reason: Squeeze this on over to the open Juicero thread. -- LobsterMitten

2017-04-20

OVERTHINK THIS

Post 166477 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

63 Haunting Videos of U.S. Nuclear Tests Now Declassified and Put Online

Post 166472 by bq deleted for the following reason: something something rss feed standards something splitting the atom -- cortex

2017-04-19

On Turning Left into Darkness

Post 166444 by R.F.Simpson deleted for the following reason: This seems to be not very well-written and also intra-lefty fightbait, both of which we don't really need. -- LobsterMitten

2017-04-18

A link between cholesterol, inflammation and liver cancer

Post 166400 by triomph deleted for the following reason: spammer; banned -- taz

[Overthinking joke goes here]

Post 166425 by Chrysostom deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-04-17

Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump

Post 166383 by orange swan deleted for the following reason: Eh, you know, I left this up at first with misgivings because if people wanted to get into an interesting deep dive into Instagram tea-leaves or photographic criticism that'd be an okay thing, but I'm gonna go ahead and kill it after all and suggest folks take this back over to the current US politics thread if there's anything to discuss; we've gone in circles on the general question of Melania's agency, victimhood, complicity, etc. a bunch before and yet another messy rehash seems not worth its own thread. -- cortex

Living Inside a Dark Fairytale

Post 166391 by chavenet deleted for the following reason: Nah, let's keep it to the current catch-all thread. -- cortex

2017-04-16

Hybrid bikes or road bikes which is best for riding in a city

Post 166374 by bikemasterpro deleted for the following reason: Not today, spammer! -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-04-15

Empirically Measuring Charles Murray’s Provocativeness

Post 166363 by Koheleth deleted for the following reason: Single-link editorials are basically fightbait, and this isn't providing any serious meat to discuss. -- restless_nomad

2017-04-14

Don't Eat The Burnt Umber Acid

Post 166351 by thelonius deleted for the following reason: As if in a dream, another Bob Ross/Deep Dream goes globulating by. -- LobsterMitten

2017-04-13

Angry Response From Entitled Fandudes In 3, 2, 1...

Post 166310 by Ipsifendus deleted for the following reason: Heya, this looks neat but there's almost nothing out on this yet; the link here is barely a blurb and a video pitch. Maybe hold off until there's a little more to actually watch or discuss? -- cortex

The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer

Post 166305 by readery deleted for the following reason: Some of these links don't seem to work, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-04-12

Where does Canada's accent come from?

Post 166296 by bq deleted for the following reason: This appears to be a post/article mismatch - drop us a line if there's something that needs sorted. Thanks! -- restless_nomad

Fill my cup with Maneschewitz

Post 166291 by theora55 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-04-11

"I did not specifically set out to write on a theme of loneliness."

Post 166258 by brainwane deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry, it looks like the article's not there -- hit me up at the contact form with a working link and I can bring this back, or just try again tomorrow. -- LobsterMitten

2017-04-10

The evil stepmother casts a long, primal shadow

Post 166237 by I_Love_Bananas deleted for the following reason: oops, looks like it's a double! -- taz

2017-04-09

A 24 carat ball-tearer

Post 166234 by turbid dahlia deleted for the following reason: Double. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-04-08

H͚͉̮͈̩͕A̺͓̻̱ͫͬͥ͒P͗̔̽P̒ͩ҉̜̼̝Y͉̲̲ ̪̝͚̜̠̖͛̃̒͒ͭ̍ͅL̟̈́ͪ͊I̵̪͖ͨͤ͐T̙̞͚̂͒̈́ͦ͌͊̏T̟̒L̑ͅE̢̪͕̘̥̯ͩͦͪͩͤ̿ ̲ͦ̆͞T͔̖̝͛͋̌ͯ̎ͅR̮̥̦̰ͧE͆̄ͣE̱̟̔ͅS̫͖͔͔̘̗

Post 166204 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like this was posted the other day, and the creator is in that thread to answer questions -- LobsterMitten

asdf

Post 166217 by carsonb deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but combo of Mystery Meat plus offensive content in at least one these is not going over great -- taz

2017-04-07

UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it

Post 166196 by Chitownfats deleted for the following reason: This is not good framing, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2017-04-06

Racist Comedian Don Rickles Dead at 90

Post 166161 by Cookiebastard deleted for the following reason: Not the right framing for MetaFilter and single link is thin. -- Eyebrows McGee

More than 50 Tomahawk missiles launched at Syrian air base.

Post 166176 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: Let's keep it to the Trump thread unless/until there's a more comprehensive story. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-04-04

Whose Pride is this, anyway?

Post 166096 by bile and syntax deleted for the following reason: So, this is a super short Op/Ed that doesn't offer much to discuss other than [Thing Happened]: FIGHT. Perhaps something more in depth on the general topic of racism (and fighting racism) within the gay community would work better -- taz

2017-04-01

Soviet Clicker

Post 166048 by oceanjesse deleted for the following reason: Sorry, we've actually had a pretty long discussion in MeTa about how Yakov Smirnoff jokes are probably better left in the '80s. -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-31

Watch Out For Fuzzy!

Post 166019 by JHarris deleted for the following reason: Link's gone dead! Send us a new one, we'll swap 'em. -- restless_nomad

2017-03-30

i wuv u wobot

Post 165994 by numaner deleted for the following reason: This robot is experiencing a surfeit of love. -- cortex

Porkchop Sandwiches!

Post 165985 by robocop is bleeding deleted for the following reason: it's a double -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-03-28

Just act normal, that’s crazy enough

Post 165931 by moody cow deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like it's a double! -- taz

2017-03-27

Kim Stanley Robinson's New York 2140: To Save the City, We Drown It

Post 165915 by Peemster deleted for the following reason: I dunno about all that, Jake, but posting your own work on the front page is definitely the thing that destroyed you having an MetaFilter account. -- cortex

GoDaddyBlue

Post 165919 by jacquilynne deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-25

Vitamins, Minerals, Very High Number

Post 165881 by Sokka shot first deleted for the following reason: Double but thank you, I hadn't seen it the first time -- LobsterMitten

15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children

Post 165879 by Capt. Renault deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

And now for something *com·plete·ly*

Post 165887 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: Hey, this is not really going to work here as framed. You can try again tomorrow with clearer framing. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-03-24

2017-03-22

10 million and (apparently) keeping the change from $19 million

Post 165824 by homerica deleted for the following reason: Current catch-all thread is here, where this is already being discussed (though ok to make a separate post if anyone wants to do a bit more of a roundup on manafort etc). -- LobsterMitten

Good News Everyone!

Post 165819 by ellieBOA deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like there actually is a paywall. In lieu of a ton of comments pointing this out and asking questions about the full study, maybe a repost with more info and/or a non-paywalled version of the research? -- taz

2017-03-21

Racial profiling in Alabama

Post 165795 by speedangel deleted for the following reason: This documents a widespread real and bad phenomenon, but one that everybody knows about, which makes it a bit weird to present this as being just about the one store owner in the one state -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-20

Large appliances don't last nearly as long as they used to

Post 165788 by Nancy Lebovitz deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a fine topic, but could do with better links and framing, for example it's not good practice to post a full disssertation that even you say you haven't read -- LobsterMitten

Ducks in a row for escargot

Post 165786 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: Quack quack -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-19

WARNING!! Hunting and fishing is displayed. (slyt)

Post 165774 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: I don't think there's anything wrong with the post per se, but the framing is picking up hella flags and is clearly not presenting the material as desired. -- Eyebrows McGee

Apache Gunship attacks Yemeni refugee ship

Post 165759 by Peter B-S deleted for the following reason: sorry, but this isn't a good mefi post -- taz

Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It

Post 165769 by chavenet deleted for the following reason: Double. Whoops, we've already seen you laughing in the blue rain with a little red in it! -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-03-18

Identity Crisis

Post 165755 by Joseph Gurl deleted for the following reason: You have two threads about socialism vs identity politics still currently open. Maybe include this in one of those. -- taz

A legend passes

Post 165752 by waitingtoderail deleted for the following reason: -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-03-17

Enormous overkill

Post 165717 by Kirth Gerson deleted for the following reason: This is a little bit confusing. Maybe post again about this when these details are publicly confirmed? Until such time it's going to be hard to know what happened exactly. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-03-16

Preventing Teen Suicide With Special K (Ketamine)

Post 165703 by nedpwolf deleted for the following reason: We've covered this ongoing research on ketamine and depression a number of times in recent years. -- LobsterMitten

RIP Tom Negrino, on his own terms.

Post 165709 by brokeaspoke deleted for the following reason: Hey, do me a favor and throw this up on MeTa since it's a Mefite - we don't have to fiddle with the fundraiser that way. either. Thanks. -- restless_nomad

2017-03-15

Need To Pass A Drug Test? Here's The Science Behind It

Post 165671 by StonersRetreat deleted for the following reason: ha ha no -- LobsterMitten ~or~ u takin' the piss m8 —c

we can't both be right

Post 165672 by OverlappingElvis deleted for the following reason: "Ha ha this sucks" posts aren't generally a great fit here, and I'm not seeing how this is an exception to that -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-14

Grove, Mosaic, Trumpet

Post 165649 by GenjiandProust deleted for the following reason: Hey, go ahead and throw this in FanFare! -- restless_nomad

2017-03-12

How one 31-year-old paid off $220,000 in student loans in 3 years

Post 165596 by veedubya deleted for the following reason: Eh, this has been making the circuit as a "look how deluded this person is about their relative means/resources" thing and I'm not at all convinced that we're gonna have much interesting to say about it with a post here. -- cortex

2017-03-10

Ten meter tower

Post 165572 by nushustu deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Background stuff is always funny.

Post 165562 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: *awkwardly reaches back to wrangle existing post while trying to play it cool* -- cortex

2017-03-07

A symptom of more or less everything that is wrong with America

Post 165488 by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we're all sort of overTrumped with Trump and Trump story hooks as it is -- and "Billy Joel Sucks ... like Trump" doesn't really seem to rise to anything much to make this worthwhile -- taz

Mental Health Break

Post 165504 by BuddhaInABucket deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-03-06

Help me pimp my lecture room

Post 165476 by overhauser deleted for the following reason: Heya, looks like you meant to ask this on Ask MetaFilter, not on the MetaFilter front page. Go ahead and go again over there. Also maybe just ditch pimp-as-goofy-verb while you're at it? -- cortex

2017-03-05

6 Stages Of Developing "Romantic" Relationships

Post 165452 by xplosiv deleted for the following reason: Spammer; banned -- taz

2017-03-04

What is addiction?

Post 165446 by mightshould deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete; it looks like we've seen Hari's work before and had a MeTa about him. -- LobsterMitten

2017-03-03

Modern Love

Post 165439 by 4ster deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2017-03-02

Soar

Post 165397 by AlonzoMosleyFBI deleted for the following reason: Double post -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-03-01

Pepsi Brands the Unhealthy as Healthy

Post 165385 by LTH deleted for the following reason: This is your own website, which is against the rules, so you're banned. -- LobsterMitten

All this... to start our new life

Post 165380 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

“Do they sell wine there?”

Post 165373 by a fiendish thingy deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

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