Double posting question October 1, 2007 7:43 PM   Subscribe

This is practically the same as this, and similarly vague. Double post?
posted by fiercecupcake to Etiquette/Policy at 7:43 PM (24 comments total)

I think the learning disabilities aspect of one of them makes the slightly different questions. The bar is pretty high for doubles in AskMe, something will have to pretty much be a duplicate for us to remove it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:48 PM on October 1, 2007


BURN THE DOUBLESES!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:50 PM on October 1, 2007


Why does this kid keep passing out in high school? How come nobody asks about that??
posted by found missing at 7:52 PM on October 1, 2007


Some kids will take book bags and wrap the straps around their necks and twist the straps until it cuts off their air and they pass out. They do it to get high. Kids are stupid and should be kept off areas in the front of my home whereupon grass grows.
posted by ND¢ at 7:56 PM on October 1, 2007 [3 favorites]


However, if this kid is into wrapping his book bag straps around his neck to cut off his air supply and make himself pass out in an effort to get high, then I think that he will be limited in the number of careers that he will be suitable for.
posted by ND¢ at 7:59 PM on October 1, 2007


I believe that if a kid continues wrapping his book bag straps around his neck to get high, the problem will eventually correct itself.
posted by disclaimer at 8:07 PM on October 1, 2007


I found a clip somewhere that showed a bunch of cute young things pressing each other's carotid arteries until they collapsed onto the floor. It was a sleepover or something.

I like a cute passed-out teenage hottie as much as the next deviant, but, still...it's weird. Is this something kids do these days? Is this something I can leverage next time I'm suffering from insomnia?
posted by maxwelton at 8:14 PM on October 1, 2007


Girls used to do that when I was in junior high a long time ago, but they'd hyperventilate and then exhale forcefully and do it, I think. I didn't quite get the appeal but it was really something to watch.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:18 PM on October 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


As a result his interests in continuing education is less.

well, he can see it didn't do his mentor any good.
posted by quonsar at 8:58 PM on October 1, 2007


Aw man, is the double flag broken again?

it was really something to watch.
Pervert.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:16 PM on October 1, 2007


The OP, if you look in his history, is a childless immigrant and he and his wife aren't sure if they want kids. It was suggested to him to mentor one. Give him a break.
posted by k8t at 9:22 PM on October 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I found a clip somewhere that showed a bunch of cute young things pressing each other's carotid arteries until they collapsed onto the floor. It was a sleepover or something.

Slumber Party Asphyxiation!

Linkplztia.
posted by dersins at 10:22 PM on October 1, 2007


Give him a break.

This is Metatalk. We don't give breaks, we take them away.
posted by item at 11:26 PM on October 1, 2007


I found a clip somewhere that showed a bunch of cute young things pressing each other's carotid arteries until they collapsed onto the floor. It was a sleepover or something.

Here's a single link YouTube clip I'd favourite. This sounds hotter than PrettyRicky humping furniture.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:38 PM on October 1, 2007


We used to hyperventilate and then hold our breath, pass out, usually on the stairs. I can't remember why. Then I discovered how easy it was to steal ether from the Chemistry Lab and gave up hard work unconsciousness.
posted by jennydiski at 3:13 AM on October 2, 2007 [6 favorites]


man, to think that the only way I had for getting high in high school was drugs.
posted by shmegegge at 8:41 AM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Slumber Party Asphyxiation!
posted by Sailormom at 10:21 AM on October 2, 2007


The first kid didn't pass out in high school; he passed out of high school.




Sort of like fiber.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:34 AM on October 2, 2007


The bar is pretty high for doubles in AskMe, something will have to pretty much be a duplicate
Where's the bar set for tautologies?
posted by Wolfdog at 12:48 PM on October 2, 2007


At bar height, of course.
posted by found missing at 12:59 PM on October 2, 2007


No, sorry, good try, but the answer was "pretty much bar height."
posted by Wolfdog at 1:00 PM on October 2, 2007


I thought redundancy was appreciated in AskMe. As long as jessamyn and/or the rest of the mod squad are making sure a question is findable in the archives, deleting an exact duplicate makes sense. Variance, on the other hand, however slight is welcomed as More Help. This would not hold for MetaFilter proper, of course, as the guidelines for and definition of A Double Post are different there. Call out MeFi dupes all you want, but let the shades of green go and wonder at the accumulated wisdom.

Oh, hey, aside from all that, use the fucking double post flag.
posted by carsonb at 1:12 PM on October 2, 2007


I'm timidly posting again to say that I had forgotten ALL ABOUT flags last night when I posted this post that I posted. Oops. Sorry.
posted by fiercecupcake at 3:02 PM on October 2, 2007


jennydiski, will you be my ether bunny?
posted by Floydd at 9:01 AM on October 3, 2007


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