2018-05-22

The White House Sinkhole

Post 174274 by whitelotus deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we're keeping Trump/White House stuff corralled to one thread at a time, unless it's something pretty yuge, so please add this to the catch-all thread if it hasn't been mentioned yet. Thanks. -- taz

Voyage of the damned

Post 174250 by low_horrible_immoral deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but combo of Twitter thread (which needs to be pretty great to really work as a post) ... plus humor is subjective, and this is getting quite a lot of subjectively not-amused flags right away -- taz

The Onion finally reads Michael Cohen's 2013 email.

Post 174267 by WaspEnterprises deleted for the following reason: This is funny, but better to put it in the current catch-all thread for Trump related content. -- LobsterMitten

2018-05-21

People you have known since kindergarten...

Post 174246 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Better to put this in the existing Santa Fe shooting thread -- LobsterMitten

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Post 174230 by spaceburglar deleted for the following reason: Spacing fever! There is a thread still open from earlier this month in which many people incorrectly feel that two spaces after a period, which are in fact quite good, are bad, so we should just add this in there if it's not already in the comments already. -- cortex

2018-05-20

More on bullshit jobs

Post 174215 by clawsoon deleted for the following reason: Heya, idea of the post is fine but with the AFR.com link throwing up a paywall it probably makes more sense to give this another go tomorrow restructuring the post to have the more accessible links foregrounded so folks aren't likely to hit "old post, book purchase pages, locked article" as their first three clicks. -- cortex

2018-05-18

Bad Sex in fiction: the winners of the literary world's booby prize

Post 174190 by instantidealism deleted for the following reason: y'all appear to be self-linking, which is a clearly-signposted bannable offense -- cortex

2018-05-17

Did Junot Diaz face harrasment or get the benefit of the doubt?

Post 174163 by layceepee deleted for the following reason: We have an open thread about Junot Diaz; please add any extra links there. Thanks. -- taz

2018-05-16

The Gig Economy's Body Count

Post 174148 by The Whelk deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this article is a no-win combo, of "let's argue about Uber vs NYC taxis" with triggery coverage of this man's suicide. -- LobsterMitten

Puns are the Best of the Web

Post 174153 by rtimmel deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is pretty slight; better to share it as a comment in a chat-friendly Metatalk. -- LobsterMitten

2018-05-15

Driven to Despair

Post 174125 by Barack Spinoza deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this piece creates a no-win situation for a thread here, combining a topic people love to argue about (NY taxis v Uber), with a triggery presentation about this man's suicide. -- LobsterMitten

Showdown Agile vs Waterfall

Post 174124 by Masiekoe deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but you keep posting these spam-like links, and this isn't working out. -- taz

What color is Yanny's dress, tho?

Post 174132 by rewil deleted for the following reason: Double -- LobsterMitten

2018-05-13

Neil Young Archives

Post 174100 by Dean358 deleted for the following reason: Eh, this is definitely neat for NY enthusiasts but if the only link in a post is to a registration-required site that's not really a great setup for a post to the front page. -- cortex

2018-05-12

Ways to Begin at Fortnite with Twitch Prime Free

Post 174085 by jjoncik deleted for the following reason: Nope. This is spam, spam is prohibited here, you're banned. -- LobsterMitten

How capitalism allows incels to flourish

Post 174080 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: Let's keep this in the thread about incels/the Toronto attack from a couple days ago. -- LobsterMitten

2018-05-10

Belated Happy Birthday, Karl Marx.

Post 174057 by spaceburglar deleted for the following reason: Someone got there on the day! -- restless_nomad

“I’m really only interested in building this intellectual movement”

Post 174048 by wjfitzy deleted for the following reason: Eh, I don't think we really need to do a whole new thread about these folks just because the NYT decided to publish another article about the silenced underdogs who keep getting column inches in and air time on various national news outlets. -- cortex

2018-05-09

A Whale"s Story - YouTube animation : Radiolab's Animal Minds 1st story

Post 174035 by y2karl deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this would need to not have the editorial framing, and you can't just repost literally the same thing you've posted before. -- LobsterMitten

Agile

Post 174030 by Masiekoe deleted for the following reason: Not good for a Mefi post -- taz

2018-05-08

America, I just checked my followers list, and you motherf*ers owe me.

Post 174017 by es_de_bah deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Flat Earth Forum

Post 174011 by mariofs deleted for the following reason: This is spammy as hell; spam is prohibited here and your account is now banned. -- LobsterMitten

"The entire media industry is slimy and shadowy and fucked."

Post 174008 by flatluigi deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Michelle and Oprah said, "Be Better." Melania says "Be Best."

Post 174003 by yes I said yes I will Yes deleted for the following reason: This has been pointed out in the main (ongoing) POTUS thread, and since there isn't much to say about this except noting that it's re-using Obama era work, it's probably best we just stick with the discussion there. -- taz

Only 4 in 10 citizens trust the government

Post 174020 by oprahgayle deleted for the following reason: Please contact us to discuss this. -- restless_nomad