Have you ever asked a question in AskMeFi that you now regret posting? Of course I'll provide an answer for myself.
posted by hiteleven to MetaFilter-Related at 9:03 AM (77 comments total)
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At the end of each year many newspaper columnists write up a piece where they cite passages from their earlier work that they regret putting into print. It's a nice way to own up to one's mistakes, as columnists tend to have such a bully pulpit to work with.
I've been meaning to post this question since January to see if anyone here would like to own up to an AskMeFi question (or maybe comment) that they feel doesn't reflect their best selves.
I'll start off. I feel pretty stupid about this question I posted last year asking whether there were more sweeps these days in professional sports playoff series than in the past
. Not only is the answer an emphatic "no", but I come off sounding like a crotchety old man sitting in his armchair, shaking his fist at the young'uns on the TV screen. Ugh. The nice thing is that other posters actually proved statistically that I was way off base.
So, anyone else want to give this a try?