What do YOU want for Christmas? - gift

Post 303214 by heavenknows deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, this needs to be just a little more focused to avoid being chatfilter -- asking for rec's from people demographically like the ones you have to buy gifts for is fine, but "make a list of things somebody somewhere wants" is too broad. -- LobsterMitten

Steve Bannon = Nazi? - Trump Stevebannon fascist

Post 303198 by His thoughts were red thoughts deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we've been a bit overloaded with US election-related posts, and are trying to cut back on crowdsourced help-me-win-this-political-argument type requests in favor of more concrete how-will-X-affect-my-life questions. Please contact us if you have any questions. -- taz


Acetylcysteine for Paracetamol / Acetaminpohen poisoning (no emergency) - acetaminophen overdose nac

Post 302949 by protorp deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but the problem here -- beyond even the issue of "one shouldn't practice medicine without a license" -- is that even if you were to intervene in an emergency, doing so via the medical advice of random people online is even worse. Please check with your country's Poison Control hotline or info line, or an appropriate medical professional. -- taz


What is it like to have a family? - doesnotcompute

Post 302926 by amnesia and magnets deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry, this is basically so broad as to be chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

How to stay strong and optimistic when you are lonely, tired, stressed? - Lonliness relationship children

Post 302914 by MamaBee223 deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm sorry you're going through this, but asking frequent questions for general support isn't what AskMe's for. This is really something you need ongoing individual contact for, with a therapist or other person who can really support you. If you're needing encouragement today, re-read some of the answers you've gotten on previous threads. -- LobsterMitten

Electoral College Duty to Uphold and Defend Constitution? - electoralcollege 2016election oath

Post 302936 by Jim_Jam deleted for the following reason: Hey, this needs to be a question, not a position statement. Contact us in the next little while if you want to rewrite it. -- restless_nomad


What are some "tells" that would out a man posing as a woman? - disguise culture

Post 302867 by amicamentis deleted for the following reason: Heya, if this is literally an "I'm trying to figure out how to write this scene" thing for a project you're working on, maybe give this another go that's much more specific about that; if it's more of a "just wondering" sort of thing, this is stumbling into kinda fraught territory about gender identity and probably not a great idea. -- cortex

Lighten Your Load And Go Still Higher. War On Christmas: The Gladdening - activist activism humanrights

Post 302861 by perspicio deleted for the following reason: Heya, I think asking about the idea of framing and pursuing a positive/activist organizational goal here is fine, but it needs to have a lot less concomitant op-ed sort of grar sentiment built in to be a good fit for Ask. If you want to get back to us shortly via the contact form to work out a rewrite, that'd be okay. -- cortex


How do I make myself more unhappy to be a good activist? - trump activism

Post 302822 by colorblock sock deleted for the following reason: Hello, I'm sorry, but this is not right or okay for you. You are absolutely not required to suffer. This is a bit beyond readers' ability to help but please see your therapist as soon as possible as an emergency and show her this question. In the meantime, also check the There Is Help wiki. -- taz


How Does Public Radio Lobby? - PRI APM NPR

Post 302793 by CollectiveMind deleted for the following reason: You've been asked in the past to do your NRP-related research elsewhere. -- Eyebrows McGee


Disliking rap music is racist?? - racism

Post 302713 by mpark deleted for the following reason: Heya, this question is pretty much chatfilter and probably we should have nixed it from the outset, because there's really no way for it to work like a normal AskMe -- people are going to want to debate because it's intrinsically a debatey kind of question, and then will get angry if they can't answer comments they feel need rebuttals. Sorry for the delay in deleting. -- LobsterMitten


Why is this not enough to call the election results into question? - russia wikileaks electiontampering

Post 302694 by StrawberryPie deleted for the following reason: Heya, it looks like this is using a spare account to get around the week wait between questions. -- cortex

People to pray for during Trump presidency.. - civil rights obamacare

Post 302689 by Captain Chesapeake deleted for the following reason: Heya, I appreciate the sentiment here and we're still in the wake of a pretty worrisome election outcome, but we're gonna ask folks to try and aim for somewhat more concretely-framed questions about this stuff. If you're looking for ideas of where to focus, this new MetaTalk may end up being a decent resource. -- cortex


Steve Bannon at home interview? - Racist WhiteNationalist SelfDeclaredWhiteNationalist

Post 302640 by faineant deleted for the following reason: Sorry, if this is specifically about a thing you saw on Mefi, it belongs on Metatalk instead -- go ahead and repost it over there. -- LobsterMitten


Trump's victory celebration party in/near Minneapolis - elections

Post 302628 by Kwadeng deleted for the following reason: Maybe your friend can check with other Trump supporters instead of casting such an unlikely net -- taz

Unique... Just like everyone else - Self identity culture

Post 302617 by St. Peepsburg deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

(How) to swamp greatagain.gov with spurrious job applications? - onlinejobapplications politicalaction governmenttransition

Post 302610 by Exceptional_Hubris deleted for the following reason: You can't use Ask MetaFilter for this sort of thing. -- cortex


What is the motive for the modern human? - Society history humanity

Post 302548 by AdjectivePanda deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is not what Ask Metafilter is for. Please have a look at the FAQ, and contact us if you have questions. -- taz


Can I (or should I) hold people responsible for complacency? - politics activism social

Post 302516 by lightgray deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, this is really more discussion / debate / opinion material than something that can be answered objectively. More info here. -- taz


A minor battle. - cancer

Post 302467 by vapidave deleted for the following reason: Posters request -- restless_nomad

Have you applied here before? Background check - application

Post 302431 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: This looks like a double, sorry. -- LobsterMitten


Always Look on The Bright Side of Life - trump elections clinton

Post 302378 by brookeb deleted for the following reason: Sorry, I feel you, but this is too wide-open chatfilter -- taz

Pre-election Lawsuit Status - legal presidentallaw

Post 302364 by Jilder deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but if this is specifically about Metafilter, please post this in Metatalk. If you'd rather just have this edited to make it a general question, please contact us, and we can fix it up and undelete. -- taz



Is there a way to get back deleted emails? - recovery

Post 302139 by rancher deleted for the following reason: We have talked to you before about not abusing multiple accounts on the site. -- cortex

How to decipher the meaning of acute engagement anxiety?

Post 302149 by ThomasJefferson deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm sorry you're dealing with this but this does appear to be something where you're basically re-asking Ask MetaFilter the same question in slightly different shapes despite getting pretty clear answers to the previous attempts. You can't just keep re-upping like this; that's not how the site is meant to work. -- cortex


What is living in Philadelphia like?

Post 302101 by OsoMeaty deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, as-phrased this is chatfilter. Drop us a line in the next hour or so if you'd like to rewrite it. -- LobsterMitten