2013-03-31

Should i do my homework now? This Site will tell you...

Post 126559 by adrianspiegel deleted for the following reason: Self-link, banned.-- LobsterMitten

2013-03-30

She cuts you

Post 126543 by littlemanclan deleted for the following reason: Single link to Craigslist posting, which is soliciting people in terrible life situations for tv exploitation, is not best of the web. -- LobsterMitten

Eye of Efi Thodi the Tiger

Post 126540 by OmieWise deleted for the following reason: While this wasn't posted to poke fun at someone in a bad situation, but it sounds like this singer has had serious enough trouble that it's better to leave it alone. -- LobsterMitten

The cat made me do it

Post 126536 by maggieb deleted for the following reason: Bad Poster, BAD!!! -- taz

2013-03-29

OK

Post 126529 by cjorgensen deleted for the following reason: This is pretty insubstantial for an FPP. -- restless_nomad

3 Tips For Finding The Best Vacation Rental In Naples

Post 126511 by naplesrentals deleted for the following reason: This is not an ok use of Metafilter. Self-link, banned. -- LobsterMitten

Dear Women of Princeton

Post 126499 by modernnomad deleted for the following reason: Between this being sort of a "man, can you believe what this short letter to the editor says!" thing and the site just plain collapsing under load, I think maybe we should give this a pass. -- cortex

Something we all can agree on?

Post 126497 by St. Alia of the Bunnies deleted for the following reason: There's no such thing as too much Steve Martin singing about the lack of singing about atheism, but let's keep it to one thread. -- cortex

Guns are for pussies

Post 126487 by The Whelk deleted for the following reason: Single link outragefilter Op/Ed sort of thing with an offensive headline, on a subject we've covered pretty extensively lately, that has been previously deleted. -- taz

2013-03-28

I am watching, Supreme Court. Choose wisely.

Post 126483 by mysticreferee deleted for the following reason: Yeah, Onion posts are pretty rare around here, and need to be pretty dang funny/insightful to stick around. This one doesn't feel like it makes the grade. -- mathowie

An endless, fruitless turd pong

Post 126480 by Phire deleted for the following reason: single link to a jezebel op-ed kind of has to be the most amazing thing to rise above the normal plethora of jezebel links here. -- mathowie

Is there anything feminist at all about the Femen?

Post 126475 by A Fine Mess deleted for the following reason: This is really not the way to write this up for MetaFilter. It seems more like something for your own blog? -- jessamyn

This is, in fact, pretty awesome.

Post 126461 by Optamystic deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- jessamyn

2013-03-27

Noisebridge needs your help!

Post 126449 by puckish deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but posting fundraisers is against the guidelines. -- taz

Whisky art!

Post 126437 by kbennett289 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Spitballing Indy

Post 126421 by mrgrimm deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Benign hacking produces mesmerising "Day in the Life of the Internet"

Post 126416 by greenish deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2013-03-26

Solving three Rubik's cubes while juggling them

Post 126389 by ersatz deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

SCIENCE! ........but you're a GIRL!

Post 126386 by bitter-girl.com deleted for the following reason: Double. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Storms and teacups, sexual dimorphism and patriarchy

Post 126376 by mvuijlst deleted for the following reason: This reads more like one person's opinion piece than something especially compelling from the web. We have quite a high bar for posts about gender and sexism at this point in time and this one does not clear it, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2013-03-25

Love like a little legume

Post 126372 by special-k deleted for the following reason: This is very fun but we just had another Ze Frank post a few days ago; maybe link this over there? -- LobsterMitten

"Just the greedy/The ones who don't know how to give"

Post 126365 by artof.mulata deleted for the following reason: poster's request, do-over later -- cortex

Yes, For Real

Post 126361 by scratch deleted for the following reason: bike helmet built for deux -- cortex

How an engineer makes a dog happy

Post 126359 by Chocolate Pickle deleted for the following reason: they put the video on the web and the web throws it into a post and they bring it back and put it on the web and the web throws it and they bring it back and -- cortex

0% of commenters claimed cat's claims of torture can't be trusted

Post 126356 by NoraReed deleted for the following reason: A short opinion piece that uses cat torture as a springboard to make a figurative complaint about rape culture and victim-blaming seems like a really bad foundation for a Metafilter thread. -- cortex

It Begins

Post 126342 by ben30 deleted for the following reason: A link to single page on wikiquote without any other context is pretty thin for a post. -- cortex

Dude. Symmetry is one of the best things ever.

Post 126340 by benito.strauss deleted for the following reason: Heya, it's neat but if it got posted about as recently as a few months ago and posted about before that as well it's probably not really something where a new post on the front page makes a ton of sense. -- cortex

"Tomb Raider triggered me and that’s ok. Maybe that’s even good."

Post 126331 by jklaiho deleted for the following reason: This can be discussed in the currently open Tomb Raider thread. -- taz

2013-03-24

Trees suck at...

Post 126327 by Rory Marinich deleted for the following reason: These are fun but a single link to a subreddit is not great FPP material unless there's something really amazing going on there. -- LobsterMitten

Brah

Post 126320 by Weebot deleted for the following reason: Sorry, no linking to open fundraisers. If you'd feel ok about my editing the post to remove that link, please reach us at the contact form within the next hour or so. -- LobsterMitten

When ironic Nazi art is actually just Nazi art

Post 126316 by Artw deleted for the following reason: We just had a post (with a different article) about this story not long ago. -- LobsterMitten

Evolution, according Miss USA candidates - it's part of our history

Post 126313 by dbmcd deleted for the following reason: Erk, turns out this is a transcript of a video that was posted here in 2011. -- LobsterMitten

Uncle Drew gets real

Post 126312 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: Yeah, this is a previously deleted link; the Pepsi-viral-video angle is just a little too advertisey. -- LobsterMitten

2013-03-23

I get high and go to the dollar store

Post 126284 by klangklangston deleted for the following reason: I think the concept is funny but the execution is a little meh (plus jokes tinged with racism, ugh) -- mathowie

The half-life of love is forever.

Post 126282 by kbennett289 deleted for the following reason: The article is actually about a descriptive writer, tying it to "rape culture" is certain to doom any sort of discussion about that. -- mathowie

The All-Terrain Super-Human

Post 126281 by Vibrissae deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Why the long face?

Post 126276 by whatgorilla deleted for the following reason: "Horse slaughterer shoots horse to make a point" is not a good post for Metafilter. -- LobsterMitten

thermoelectric generation and wood

Post 126273 by berkshirenative deleted for the following reason: A bit too campstove blue -- vacapinta

We searched for Porn. We found you.

Post 126271 by Megami deleted for the following reason: This seems more on the squalid-extortion side and not something we need to be sending traffic to. -- LobsterMitten

2013-03-22

The half-life of love is forever.

Post 126249 by kbennett289 deleted for the following reason: Heya, the formatting here is kind of oblique: there's no mention of the title of the book, it's a book review out of context, and it's not really clear why specific this review and this pull-quote is postworthy. -- cortex

Physicist-Built Oreo Separation Machine

Post 126244 by leotrotsky deleted for the following reason: More like double-stu— dammit MCMikeNamara -- cortex

Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered.

Post 126239 by astapasta24 deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kind of a short single article for an obit, maybe you or someone else can regroup and put together something a little more substantial and try again? -- cortex

"As a man danced so the drums were beaten for him."

Post 126237 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: This is a pretty short piece in the Guardian, plus one wiki link -- perhaps someone will want to do something more in-depth -- taz

peace is also just

Post 126235 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: This is looking like... Obama's speech (which is already being discussed), one sort of Op/Ed link on that, and a lot of links that do not seem to be related? Please contact us if you have questions or want to clarify this. -- taz

2013-03-21

A croc walks into a bar

Post 126225 by awfurby deleted for the following reason: Yeah, not really enough here for a full post. -- mathowie

Sexism in the Geek Community

Post 126221 by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a deleted for the following reason: Double. -- mathowie

As for politics, he said, “I would like to have a voice.”

Post 126212 by Renoroc deleted for the following reason: Early electionfilter, "let's all hate on someone who might not even be a candidate" posts not really so great for MetaFilter. -- jessamyn

2013-03-20

Internet Census 2012

Post 126192 by BillW deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

Really Glad I Didn't Go into Consumer Psychology

Post 126182 by OnTheWing deleted for the following reason: CAN'T...RESIST...SECONDS... -- cortex

Tribal costumes from arround the world, how they are interestingly alike

Post 126171 by boilermonster deleted for the following reason: Where the wild things were. -- cortex

A 20-minute cure for the blahs

Post 126168 by mark7570 deleted for the following reason: Heya, a WSJ fluff piece about scrubbin' and P&G;'s product strategy with a wee sidebar of soundbytes about cleaning-as-therapy is really kinda thin for a post; if there's some actual meat to Deibler's therapeutic stuff, maybe a post that went to the research behind that in a little more detail would be more interesting? -- cortex

Safe kids?

Post 126161 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: I feel like "local schools make some dumb rules" is awfully thin for news on on the front page, especially with the "in the wake of Newton" framing when e.g. the birthday treats thing is about food allergies. -- cortex

Press the Power Button!

Post 126157 by dtungsten deleted for the following reason: We don't really do first-person reviews here; this is presented in a way that is better for your own blog. Please contact us if you have any questions. -- taz

2013-03-19

Thumbs and Ammo

Post 126133 by mathowie deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

O(K^n) would be an efficiency improvement - but hey its the spec!

Post 126127 by Nanukthedog deleted for the following reason: poster's request, try again tomorrow? -- jessamyn

the divine comedy is at an end.

Post 126122 by xcasex deleted for the following reason: Shannon was a Mefite; His passing is being discussed in MetaTalk. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2013-03-18

A brilliant voice, lost too soon.

Post 126100 by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch deleted for the following reason: Double. -- cortex

Thumbs & Ammo

Post 126098 by SansPoint deleted for the following reason: Who's got two thumbs and beat you to the punch? This guy! -- cortex

Chicken of the trees

Post 126096 by garlic deleted for the following reason: Nuts! -- cortex

Are You Being Served? actor Frank Thornton dies aged 92

Post 126094 by Hanuman1960 deleted for the following reason: Sad news, but this is a very short obituary, maybe someone can put together a more thorough post about his life and work. -- cortex

Star Wars Rocks

Post 126091 by never used baby shoes deleted for the following reason: Yep, adorable but maybe add it to the recent open thread? -- cortex

2013-03-17

Trolls: from Internet Fuckwads to opinion shapers

Post 126059 by elgilito deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2013-03-16

Slavery’s last stronghold

Post 126039 by Blasdelb deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Paper is not dead.

Post 126025 by bswinburn deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

2013-03-15

Movies reimagined for another time and place

Post 126019 by Faint of Butt deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

A little trouble at a CPAC breakout session...

Post 126016 by BillW deleted for the following reason: "Dude says something hilariously awful" does not make for a great post. -- restless_nomad

'Tis not the Season

Post 126011 by atomicmedia deleted for the following reason: This is a bit too thin and LOLRussians to work. -- restless_nomad

2013-03-14

The cauldron of the speckled seas

Post 125989 by hat_eater deleted for the following reason: Double. -- mathowie

Got the Time Spin Spin Spinning on the Wall

Post 125964 by quin deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

Kimani Gray

Post 125961 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: metafilter is not newsfilter. This is a terrible thing that has happened but this post is just pointing to a cops/guns suck amirite discussion which is 1) not that interesting 2) done to death. Feel free to try again with a different spin on this if you'd like to. -- jessamyn

2013-03-13

Masculism v. feminism

Post 125955 by maggieb deleted for the following reason: This might be a better thing to make a post about if it wasn't pointing to a post about MRA fightiness. Maybe try the modernprimate stuff another time? Twitter fights and internet dramaz about gender stuff turn into terrible terrible threads here. -- jessamyn

News from Asia: Beauty Camera app growing 10X faster than Instagram

Post 125943 by friscofoodie deleted for the following reason: You wrote this, you can't link to your own stuff. You are banned. -- jessamyn

Artist Recreates TV Show Apartments With Intricate Floorplans

Post 125935 by quin deleted for the following reason: Oh god, it's a clip show. -- cortex

A long time ago, we used to be friends... and now we're making a movie!

Post 125933 by urbanlenny deleted for the following reason: I know a lot of folks are stoked about the idea but we've got a firm no-active-fundraisers rule for posts to the front page. -- cortex

that's an entitlement.

Post 125931 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: If there's interesting content that comes out of the interview once it's actually been aired a post about it then might make sense but right now this is just a teaser for something that's not available yet. -- cortex

2013-03-12

"Narcoanalytic interview" approved by Holmes judge

Post 125907 by pallen123 deleted for the following reason: A post about the history/policy/science/woo of narcoanalysis could be pretty interesting, but as is this is just kind of a thin bit of criminal-news-of-the-weird. -- cortex

"Aisle six,” I might have said. “We carry the colors green and blue.”

Post 125903 by nĂ­mwunnan deleted for the following reason: So long as quora sticks with their bullshitty "gotta be logged in to link" policy, quora links aren't really workable post material. -- cortex

Research and its Foibles

Post 125894 by josher71 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

2013-03-11

A meteor has landed.

Post 125878 by cthuljew deleted for the following reason: Looks like there just isn't a whole lot of "there" there. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

The Best Routed Town In The World

Post 125873 by the mad poster! deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

A Dystopian Dating Show

Post 125859 by Ben Neves deleted for the following reason: Oh hey, another super weird and crazy thing is this metafilter account being paid for by the executive producer of that show. -- cortex

Tout simplement extraordinaire

Post 125849 by quin deleted for the following reason: Looks like this was covered earlier -- taz

2013-03-10

But will it work on my Apple IIe?

Post 125841 by valentinepig deleted for the following reason: In-progress Kickstarters are a no-go here - feel free to come back to this once it's closed, though. -- restless_nomad

Merav Michaeli's first speech before the Israeli Knesset

Post 125826 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: Sorry, the speech is interesting but I/P threads have been going so poorly here in recent months that we are taking a break from them. -- LobsterMitten

2013-03-09

Zombies have taken over Academia!

Post 125806 by Chocolate Pickle deleted for the following reason: This is cute but too slight for Mefi - just a couple of paragraphs soliciting papers for a well-known type of pop-culture-plus-academic-topic book. -- LobsterMitten

2013-03-08

“That’s Not a Fantasy That’s OK”

Post 125792 by shivohum deleted for the following reason: People are already talking about this case over here - post this there maybe? -- restless_nomad

Is punk rock bullshit?

Post 125771 by altersego deleted for the following reason: This has been posted a few times already -- taz

2013-03-07

Roland Barthe's must be powering southern France with all that torque.

Post 125766 by xcasex deleted for the following reason: This isn't really explained too well what's going on here, or who copied who. -- mathowie

Carl Levin Will Not Run Again

Post 125760 by Etrigan deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure why this is a big deal to folks outside of Levin's region. If this is a bigger deal, please feel free to make a post about it tomorrow and explain more. -- jessamyn

Insensitive Remarks Led to Young Scalia’s Firing by Kinko’s

Post 125751 by stoneweaver deleted for the following reason: This is actually a joke quote made up for a short humor piece. -- mathowie

Hugo Chavez is dead

Post 125746 by bookman117 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- mathowie

RIP Stompin' Tom Connors: 1936-2013.

Post 125744 by Rodrigo Lamaitre deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

"Say it with me"

Post 125728 by waraw deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

2013-03-06

Touch your monitor. It is warm, like flesh. But it is not flesh-Not yet.

Post 125720 by Cookiebastard deleted for the following reason: So great but seen it before -- jessamyn

How not to break up with your girlfriend [slyt]

Post 125712 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: The creepy factor of this outweighs the "cool stuff found on the web" factor. -- jessamyn

Why It's So Hard To Talk About Bareback Sex

Post 125701 by kat518 deleted for the following reason: No biggie, but the combination of tough topic and short opinion piece is not often great material for a post to the front page. -- cortex

Well, it's nice that THAT'S settled-

Post 125688 by bert2368 deleted for the following reason: This needs to not be posted in the style of an OP Op/Ed -- taz

2013-03-05

Call Me A Hole!?

Post 125678 by nickthetourist deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Hugo Chavez (1954 - 2013)

Post 125664 by Wordshore deleted for the following reason: The newer one has a little more meat to it. -- mathowie

Real Hipsters of Vancouver

Post 125657 by Catchfire deleted for the following reason: Craigslist post with no other context is pretty thin, these things go away pretty quickly. -- mathowie

Bow Down Before [Carly Rae Jepsen]

Post 125640 by benbenson deleted for the following reason: Before you came into my life I missed you so bad -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2013-03-04

We can't be bothered to enforce some speed limits, apparently.

Post 125630 by lucullus deleted for the following reason: bike/ped drama posts need to be made in a less editorial fashion. Maybe try again tomorrow? -- jessamyn

The ideal doesn't stack up to the reality. (slMashable)

Post 125616 by Kitteh deleted for the following reason: yep -- cortex

Tea party, tobacco party

Post 125609 by hank deleted for the following reason: This is just a short abstract, if you have a link to the full article, please try posting it again tomorrow. -- mathowie

2013-03-02

in need of a reality check, possibly?

Post 125574 by orumi deleted for the following reason: Looks like you need to post this to AskMe. -- restless_nomad

If you locked 1,000 monkeys in a room . . .

Post 125566 by jfwlucy deleted for the following reason: This framing is a non-starter; if this has to be a post, maybe try again without the sensationalist rapeyness. -- LobsterMitten

The CIA, the Lord of Light Project, and ScienceFictionLand

Post 125565 by speicus deleted for the following reason: Maybe discuss this in the open Argo thread from earlier today? -- LobsterMitten

Coronal rain

Post 125554 by curious nu deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

The Town Without Poverty

Post 125551 by frimble deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

Hairdresserly grudge match

Post 125547 by Charlemagne In Sweatpants deleted for the following reason: Been there, styled that -- taz

2013-03-01

The Government vs Turtle Island

Post 125530 by notreally deleted for the following reason: This is probably not the best way to present this subject. -- restless_nomad

Women Hosted Podcasts

Post 125520 by Doleful Creature deleted for the following reason: This is accidentally without a link. Let me know where it was supposed to link and I'll amend and undelete this. -- cortex