Baby's First Single Serving Web Page: Deleted Post Filter
August 4, 2011 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Baby's First Single Serving Web Page: Deleted Post Filter
I decided to teach myself some python and CGI. This is what came of it. It is a single serving page that delivers a markov chain of every deleted post's title, plus a markov deleted reason and some text from my comments made into a fake post description. In later versions, I may scrape deleted post descriptions so it's less disjointed than it is, but I don't want to think about how long it would take to scrape every deleted post, and if it could be done in a server-friendly fashion (I haven't done any back of the envelope math to see how it goes).

I hope this is appropriate for this page, and fits in line with the MeFi TOS. This is entirely tongue in cheek, and not meant at all as a malicious gesture against the mods or people who got their posts deleted. If it's a problem, I'll take it down ASAP. I just wanted to do something interesting with the infodump.
Role: noob programmer and design stealer
posted by mccarty.tim (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Nice work - almost every one contains a belly-laugh.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 6:47 AM on August 5, 2011

I am still laughing at the beautiful simplicity of "It is a nazi site. No thanks.--jessamyn"
posted by mattbucher at 7:39 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by zarq at 7:45 AM on August 5, 2011

Now with comments!
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:28 AM on August 5, 2011

This is GREAT.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:12 PM on August 5, 2011

posted by mccarty.tim at 4:00 PM on August 6, 2011

Lady Gaga is the primary news source on gun events for gun nuts,
posted by Citizen Premier at Sun Aug 7 08:00:22 201

posted by shii at 1:01 AM on August 7, 2011

It knows of assault rifle bras. It is learning.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:00 AM on August 7, 2011

Perfect. Deleted post humor and Markov chains, my two favorite things. Excuse me while I go roll on the floor laughing for a bit.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:16 PM on August 7, 2011

I updated it to be slightly less random and more random at the same time. Looks more like a sentence. But makes sillier sentences.

Pardon the like 2 minute downtime.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:11 AM on August 8, 2011

Here's an artifact of logic and simple. Guys, if we letting Big Government crush them lazy welfare queens and defense and good mom really doing anything outside needs big example of matter, are scary. Especially vegetarianism. HAMBURGER

My god... it's almost making a true MeFi-style argument.
posted by shii at 8:20 AM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

Race and bevarage .Cured ham it were here Britains Greatest Action is graffiti

I saw it goes well, you dislike Obama, spending gets angry parent who are going on smoking, guns, but let him talk about it. We now a vote with Washington (or Denver Intl., your aardvark, Dali."
this post was deleted - __STOP__ Dunno if your thin "hey here's another cheeseball Make a deleted post. A news-of-the-weird -- mathowie

posted by memebake at 2:23 PM on August 23, 2011

Hurr yes, Apple can hold an America is justified as winners during the kazoo when it's extremely good idea, instead. Think it cool now, but wow. Obama should mention that America's Test Kitchen Family pushes on MetaFilter.
posted by memebake at 2:34 PM on August 23, 2011

I just discovered this while transcribing the MeFi podcast. This is the first thing I've found on there that seriously distracted me from the transcription. So very awesome!

I think I'm going to "send people overseas with ketchup to cuddle with wealth" now.
posted by beryllium at 1:38 PM on September 15, 2012

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