Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

If a thread has been deleted, can I still find it someplace?

Sometimes. Most threads will still show up at their old URLs with the reasons for deletion written in, but they no longer show up any other place on the site. They are also closed to new comments.

Ask Metafilter and IRL threads, once deleted, are no longer accessible at all. If you have questions about a thread you think was deleted on these subsites, please contact us and we can clarify. Also, threads on other subsites are sometimes completely removed due to privacy reasons.

If your post was deleted, check your Mefi Mail. If you received a Mefi Mail automatic reminder message when your post went up, that message will have the URL of your post. Go to that URL and you will be able to see the post and a brief note about why it was deleted.

If you have questions about a deleted or missing post, please use the contact form to ask a moderator directly.
(tags: ) March 6, 2006 - back to questions