2015-05-27

Can a ketogenic diet support recovery from brain cancer? - glioblastoma braincancer lifestyle

Post 280692 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

Brother took some of my books when he moved out - bibliophile usbookbitchesdon'tmessaround bookcollection

Post 280674 by DisreputableDog deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but there are some problems here. Reposting a photo from someone else and sharing info about them is not great, and, additionally, this is falls too much into the "do me a favor," or "do this task for me" that is over and above the more-okay "can you read the signature on this painting"-type request. -- taz

2015-05-26

I made a Grooveshark Alternative. Seeking comments. - music webdesign

Post 280638 by sprockett deleted for the following reason: Hey sorry, there are several problems with this as an AskMe - (a) it's quasi-promotional and (b) seeking collaborators isn't something you can do on AskMe - maybe on Jobs? or on Projects if the site is fully developed enough -- LobsterMitten

A headhunter for therapists? Does such a thing exist? - counselor psychologist psychiatrist

Post 280621 by KinoAndHermes deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry for the late delete here, but embedding a homophobic slur in the post text isn't workable on this site. Try again next week if you'd like, and let us know if you need help with the framing. -- taz

2015-05-25

Will he come back or is it time for me to forget him? - dating

Post 280590 by akita deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is not substantially different than your recent question along the same lines, and the same advice applies -- taz

2015-05-24

Can someone in Seattle post some signs looking for car accident witness? - Community help

Post 280556 by acoutu deleted for the following reason: Sorry, you can't ask for favors in AskMe; maybe could put this in Jobs? -- LobsterMitten

2015-05-22

Who's got a shiny heinie? - singing songwriting pets

Post 280480 by teststrip deleted for the following reason: I sympathize as a fellow pet-singer, but without a clearer framework for answering a concrete question this is pretty darned chatty for Ask. -- cortex

2015-05-20

Fleeting Contemplation of Violence - murder

Post 280395 by Quisp Lover deleted for the following reason: Heya, the mix of this being sort of chatty in construction and the really-not-necessary side mention of rape is making this seem like a bad idea for Ask. -- cortex

2015-05-11

My best friend cheated on her boyfriend, and this pisses me off - cheating anxiety relationships

Post 279959 by vondramach deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is chatfilter; AskMe is for concrete questions, not a discussion or processing space. -- LobsterMitten

Any female fighters, mma or boxing, interested in sharing their stories? - women film gender

Post 279934 by LaceyCoffee deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but soliciting interview subjects is against the guidelines for Ask Metafilter. Please contact us soonish to discuss how to rework this to work on the site. -- taz

2015-05-10

What are the casual sex/ONS encounters you fondly recall? - relationships

Post 279916 by Kat_Dubs deleted for the following reason: This is chatfilter, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Divorced boyfriend broke up with me to work on his issues - brokeup split relationship

Post 279910 by korrasamus deleted for the following reason: Hey there, questions on AskMe need to be concrete questions, not requests for anecdotes, sorry! -- restless_nomad

2015-05-07

Shall I still use this person as a network/reference resource? - networking job interviews

Post 279827 by tnar23 deleted for the following reason: This question is far too long for the front page, sorry. A (very) short summary is basically the way to go -- there's always the "extended explanation" field for the detailed version. It does need to be more concrete though about what aspect exactly you want help with, and why you're asking Metafilter -- ending on "Any opinions" will probably not help you get very specific feedback. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2015-05-06

Do any "Western Bibles" give arguments?

Post 279763 by Eiwalker deleted for the following reason: Heya, it sounds like you're maybe looking for examples of a fairly specific kind of rhetorical/structural element in religious literature, but as framed here it's not really clear exactly what that is or why you're asking. Maybe try and reframe this with a clearer description of what you're looking for an maybe a couple of examples from non-Western religious works if that's what you're contrasting against for the purpose of the question? -- cortex

2015-05-05

Callous Break Up and post-break up. Need love and hard love. - relationship breakup relationships

Post 279727 by minoraltercation deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry you're going through this, but this needs a clear question in order to work here, and it doesn't really have one. -- restless_nomad

A question of class. How to respond when someone looks down on you - caregiver superiority

Post 279682 by BarcelonaRed deleted for the following reason: Hey, there, sorry this happened, but this seems like less a problem to be solved, and more like a discussion prompt (not the purpose of Ask Metafilter), or possible reader poll ("what do *you* think about caregivers"); additionally folks can't say what kind of person your vet really is. -- taz

2015-05-04

Calling all residents of Dallas County - Texas Politics

Post 279644 by AlonzoMosleyFBI deleted for the following reason: Heya, unless you're actually specifically asking about something tied directly to that recent event (in which case that needs to be clearer), it seems like a really bad idea to hang an Ask Me off a really recent bad news sort of thing as a framing device. Get back to me real quick and we could bring this back with less complicated framing. -- cortex

2015-04-28

Handmade vs. Quantity Produced Cowbells - jcr percussion jcrpercussion

Post 279395 by Quonab deleted for the following reason: This isn't a great question as framed. Feel free to drop us a line at the contact form and we can discuss rewording it. -- restless_nomad

Question about demographic research project - demographics statistics

Post 279389 by Mr. Justice deleted for the following reason: This needs to either be a general question or go in jobs - crossing the streams doesn't work here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2015-04-27

What is college good for? - highereducation highered learning

Post 279317 by markbao deleted for the following reason: This is way too broad and "let's have a discussion" to make sense as an Ask Metafilter question. If you have a much more focused question at the core of this that you can whittle this framing down to, you could give this another shot, but it needs to be much clearer what problem you're trying to solve vs just looking for general thoughts on a subject. -- cortex

Help my mom get her iPhone back - from Ho Chi Minh City - vietnam ho-chi-minh-city

Post 279290 by oxidizer deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but Ask Metafilter isn't for asking favors like this. If you'd like to edit the post to request advice on the best thing to do generally, please contact us in the next hour or so. -- taz

2015-04-24

Stopping Spam on Forums - internet nanowrimo

Post 279194 by marienbad deleted for the following reason: The way this is framed it seems like you're just sort of asking people to contact a third party about something, which isn't really something you can use Ask for. -- cortex

2015-04-20

No options left. - Depression

Post 278990 by Aranquis deleted for the following reason: Hey there, I'm so sorry things are feeling so hard right now, but this isn't really a question and it sounds like you really could use some serious in-person help. If you want to talk to a hotline, there are resources at the There is help wiki page, and/or give your therapist a call. -- LobsterMitten