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End-of-year AskMe Followup Reminder
December 30, 2012 9:23 PM   Subscribe

It's the 31st of December, so now is a good reminder to look through all the AskMe's you posted in 2012 and add any followups, as they will start to close over the next year.
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 9:23 PM (80 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

They close after twelve months. Today is no more special in that regard than any other day.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:17 PM on December 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


While that is correct, I think one annual reminder on some calendar specific date is probably sufficient.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:06 AM on December 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


All good things must come to an end.
posted by Sailormom at 2:55 AM on December 31, 2012


Yeah, I feel like it's an easy reminder. Obviously some questions will be fresh and may not be resolved yet, but others may have slipped your mind and the start of a new year is an excellent trigger for going back and examining them.
posted by Deathalicious at 3:06 AM on December 31, 2012


This is the end, my friend.
posted by The Whelk at 3:45 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Any reminder for people to post updates, mark best answers, add resolved tags and thank respondents for taking the time to answer AskMes are a good thing. The miserable buggers who leave orphan questions are Metafilter's equivalents of people who don't tip their server.
posted by MuffinMan at 4:01 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Agreed! Waiting on an update to this post!
posted by travelwithcats at 5:35 AM on December 31, 2012 [13 favorites]


Happy New Year!
posted by h00py at 6:00 AM on December 31, 2012


You're not my supervisor!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:26 AM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's the 31st of December, so now is a good reminder to check your smoke alarm batteries, check your oil, your tire pressure, your home and car air filters, call your cousins and thank them for the gift cards, schedule a teeth cleaning...
posted by odinsdream at 6:38 AM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Get your roots done.
posted by The Whelk at 6:43 AM on December 31, 2012


Actually, my New Year's resolution is: Fuck the roots.
posted by JanetLand at 7:00 AM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bloody roots.

Today I've been giving the gift of AskMe answers.
posted by ersatz at 7:03 AM on December 31, 2012


At about the 1 min 50 sec mark this video starts with the sparkle writing AND SHIT GETS REAL!
posted by ND¢ at 7:51 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sparkle writing resumes at the 3 min mark.
posted by ND¢ at 7:52 AM on December 31, 2012


Thanks for the heads up. About 3 years ago I posted and AskMe looking for a pecan recipe; although it never came up in the answers I was able to find it off-line (thanks, mom!). I thought about posting it in my own thread and marking it "resolved", but kept putting it off, thinking "Hey, I've got a whole year, what's the rush?" Well eventually I got around to going back to my question for an update, only to find out my year was up the day before! So let my tale of woe be a lesson to others; follow Deathalicious's advice and update your AskMes, before it's too late!
posted by TedW at 7:57 AM on December 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


Thanks for the reminder!
posted by zarq at 8:00 AM on December 31, 2012


TedW: "Well eventually I got around to going back to my question for an update, only to find out my year was up the day before!"

Can the mods make an exception on the "No Recipes in Metatalk" rule and let TedW share his recipe with us just this once?? Pretty please with cherries on top*??

* - that's not a recipe, I swear!
posted by Grither at 8:05 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Really, really would like an update to this one.
posted by Melismata at 8:20 AM on December 31, 2012 [12 favorites]


Today is also a good day to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and consider replacing them.

No wait, that's tomorrow.
posted by mazola at 8:33 AM on December 31, 2012


It is a good day to die...





...t.


/fat Worf
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:39 AM on December 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


Today is a good day to dispose of any half drunk bottles of whisky or brandy by dropping them off at my house.
posted by arcticseal at 8:43 AM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Today is a good day to go looking for questions that are still open and giving answers before they close, apparently!
posted by batmonkey at 9:11 AM on December 31, 2012


Today is a good day to dispose of any half drunk bottles of whisky or brandy by dropping them off at my house.

I know a guy.
posted by griphus at 9:12 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can the mods make an exception on the "No Recipes in Metatalk" rule and let TedW share his recipe with us just this once?? Pretty please with cherries on top*??

If people want to share the resolutions to closed questions here, that's totally fine. (Even if they are recipes!)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 11:15 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I ate it. I died.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:18 AM on December 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


Who in the heck has half-drunk bottles of whisky or brandy on Dec. 31? If you do, you're gonna need to step up the partying, my friends! It's almost happy new year time here so get busy!
posted by Lynsey at 11:35 AM on December 31, 2012


If I try to finish off this bottle of vodka, I will die. I am not able to drink like a Russian, at least not without serious training and lots of appetizers. That's what I learned during my semester abroad.
posted by Area Man at 12:06 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


only to find out my year was up the day before!

This is my excuse to say the same thing happened with me with the 30 day comment limit on the Blue after I forgot to revive the dead thread to tell everybody about my dream where I was living in the Mystery Shack on Gravity Falls. It was just as awesome as fans of the show might imagine -- like you wake up and desperately try to fall back asleep to continue your dream awesome. Then I didn't write about it that day and then a day later I searched for the thread. And I'd just missed the closing time.

On a related note, I'd like to thank Metafilter for giving me a safe space to not only admit but brag about one of the highlights of my holiday season being that I fell asleep in front of the TV and having a dream in which I was best friends with two 12 year old cartoon characters.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:14 PM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


There there.

My update is that, among the questions that generated lists, I didn't manage to read, watch, or listen to much of anything. Of the questions that generated suggestions for lifestyle changes, I've followed few, if any. Let's hope for more time and opportunity next year.
posted by Nomyte at 1:25 PM on December 31, 2012


My update is a) I've lost 2kg b) menopause isn't over yet and c) teh resolution of this has taken on national political and social proportions...
posted by infini at 1:41 PM on December 31, 2012


Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR from over here where its the 1st of January 2013 ~ 6am
posted by infini at 1:44 PM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh god the huge Dublin NYE celebration concert is literally outside my window. Thank god for doube glazing and noise machines.
posted by The Whelk at 2:16 PM on December 31, 2012


I imagine the Dubline NYE celebration is quite the noise machine all in itself. Happy New Year to all!
posted by boo_radley at 2:26 PM on December 31, 2012


RE - This question:

WEAVE seemed like an awesome package, but not so much for what my team was trying to achieve. Same deal with Crossfilter and d3.js.

I looked over questions on stackOverflow too. Somewhere along my search there and here I stumbled upon Dygraphs, which is more or less perfect, and got even more perfect when they introduced custom plotters, albeit late in initial development. The only hurdle in the development of a product based on that is more or less related to complications with HTML 5 and trying to make it a true alternative to Flash.

So, what's the result? Flash version here, HTML 5 draft here. Updates and revisions pretty certain to come within the first half, three-quarters of 2013. I mostly made speed increases by exploiting properties of Adobe Flex/ActionScript and Javascript data/object structures respectively alongside properties of the source data files.

Thanks to all who responded to it!

Have a happy new year everyone!
posted by JoeXIII007 at 3:02 PM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Looking over my past questions, my new years resolution should be: "If you have to make more than two askme about this person, DTMFA!" Reading over it is like watching things slowly go down hill: "This is sort of a problem, how can we fix it? ... So this is a problem and it's gotten worse... oh god what's happening..."

Also: ask less askmefi questions. -slinks away-
posted by Autumn at 3:07 PM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's Summer here, Autumn will be back soon.
Happy New Year ... just after 10am here 01/01/2013
posted by de at 3:11 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Update, five years later: I found recordings of Rodo the Monster from Outer Space!
posted by moonmilk at 3:28 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's a rockabilly new years festival here in Dublin so I can basically die happy now.
posted by The Whelk at 3:43 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


This has been a dumb year -- thank christ it's over. Happy New Years!

And no one's answered my Canadian witch movie question and I'm at least forty percent sure I didn't dream it up.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:04 PM on December 31, 2012


Gah to many fireworks like too close to me
posted by The Whelk at 4:14 PM on December 31, 2012


Whelk, if I were to kill you and cannibalize your corpse, which part would I need to eat to gain your joie de vivre?
posted by Nomyte at 4:24 PM on December 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


Keep your composure, Whelk.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:31 PM on December 31, 2012


The Whelk is in Dublin? Is this your first time there, Whelk? Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit! (or as my iPad wanted to wish you, Athol Cali mohair suit!)
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:36 PM on December 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


I am! I am ..disturbingly near the bank of Ireland festival bits, I am having a good time and making my Irish ancestors very, very disappointed with me.
posted by The Whelk at 4:46 PM on December 31, 2012


I just spent a ridiculously long moment trying to figure out if "Whelk" was a common Irish surname.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 4:55 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Only to the sinister mermaids.


Glub.
posted by The Whelk at 4:57 PM on December 31, 2012


Wait, can I make my Scottish ancestors fight my Irish ones? That could be fun.
posted by The Whelk at 4:58 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Scottish, Irish, English, what's the difference?

(that should do it, The Whelk)
posted by ODiV at 5:04 PM on December 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


"Well eventually I got around to going back to my question for an update, only to find out my year was up the day before!"

In cases like this, can mods go back and add an update to the question?
posted by MaryDellamorte at 5:06 PM on December 31, 2012


ODiV: "Scottish, Irish, English, what's the difference?

(that should do it, The Whelk)
"

If we never hear from him again, we'll know what happened.
posted by double block and bleed at 5:18 PM on December 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


And no one's answered my Canadian witch movie question and I'm at least forty percent sure I didn't dream it up.
posted by villanelles at dawn


Perhaps you were watching a Faerie Tale Theatre marathon?
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:22 PM on December 31, 2012


Nope, though I do love me some Shelley Duvall.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:01 PM on December 31, 2012


Huh. I really should've posted an AskMe in 2012. Even if it was just the one about songs where the person has sex partners all over the world (e.g. 'Travelin' Man,' 'Area Codes,' etc.)
posted by box at 6:56 PM on December 31, 2012


Hello, I'm Shelly Duvall.
posted by The Whelk at 7:17 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, happy new year all. I just finished off two six packs with my father in law on new years morning, all before noon while gorging on sea food. I'm going to claim that this is a standard Japanese tradition. Yes, indeed. Unfortunately, the passing out part of the tradition seems to have been overtaken by the "let's go shopping" urges of Mrs. Ghidorah and my sister in law.

Anyway, happy new year, all. May you be healthy and happy, and able to celebrate with the tipple of your choice.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:00 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Done. Everything's resolved, even if it isn't.

Happy New Year.
posted by notyou at 9:08 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


In cases like this, can mods go back and add an update to the question?

Not in any real easy way no. Happy New Year everyone. I just walked back from the neighborhood party which was a really good time and am now hanging out for another hour or so before I hand the mod reigns to taz.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:17 PM on December 31, 2012


Also, be sure to move your clocks forward. Then move them back again.

(The neighbors had fireworks! The cat is hiding.)
posted by dirigibleman at 9:22 PM on December 31, 2012


Am keeping a careful ear on the stumblings of my elder and rapidly senile upstairs neighbor who is crashing about and blasting folk music....

just walked out to the car to save the GPS from freezing and I found that my mom had left me a couple of nips of Absolut. So, into the glass it goes with applecherryberry juice and a good sip of mj.

Here is my particular soundtrack for the evening, FYI.
posted by lakersfan1222 at 9:24 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, from St John's, Newfoundland b'y! Long may yer big jib draw!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:32 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year everyone

Happy new year to you, too. It's raining in Austin at 8 minutes to midnight, & I accept that as an auspicious portent. It brings rebirth.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:58 PM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year from Lincoln, NE. I am celebrating by sitting on the sofa waiting for my NyQuil to kick in, typing this out on my soon-to-be-obsolete netbook, with a giant orange cat purring in my lap.
posted by PussKillian at 10:01 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year. 2012 was weird; it wasn't as bad emotionally/personally as 2011, and yet I know more people beset by serious external challenges (money, Sandy, business, reproductive) in 2012 than in any year previous. I join those who say, don't let the door hit 2012 on the ass. Hoping Lucky 13 brings all of us some of life's great joys and lucky strokes. Best to you all and thanks for the wonderful, thought-provoking, humorous and always interesting community.
posted by Miko at 10:11 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year! Looking forward to another year of fun and discoveries here and out in the world.

I'm also enjoying the refreshing drizzle amidst the sounds of fireworks in Austin, TX. We had a toddler version of NYE that ended with the TS ball drop, so it was almost startling to realise the increased crackling and booming was really marking midnight. Made my heart warm to see all the "voices" chiming in from near and far through various technologies in the relative peace of a corner bedroom facing a parking lot from which every firework in my zip code is being shot, apparently. Thankfully not disturbing the sleeping toddler, 2" from my arm.

Welcome, 2013!
posted by batmonkey at 10:17 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


2012 has been a good year overall. We've buried a few loved relatives and friends, moved country and changed jobs, made new friends and ended up net positive on the year. I hope 2013 is good to everyone, love and peace to all.
posted by arcticseal at 10:21 PM on December 31, 2012


Whew. Kind of a tough year--ups and downs and ups and downs. My father died in January (more of a relief than anything, to be honest), I quit my crappy job with the owners that were trying their best to run the company into the ground (when I left, I was owed 6 weeks of back pay, which was eventually paid with a check that bounced, then finally a cashier's check at my insistence), was offered my dream job which was then snatched away, went back to school, a friend from 20+ years ago found me on Facebook and now has become one of my best friends, lots of physical pain and medical bills, had to put down a cat and adopted a new one, etc., etc. A bit more beat up by life than last year at this time, but hopefully a bit smarter and stronger, too.

Happy 2013 to all.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 10:56 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Happy New Year everyone. Best wishes for 2013.
posted by Golden Eternity at 11:19 PM on December 31, 2012


Cold and clear here. Fireworks going off at the beach since 8. Gave the cats Rescue Remedy so they wouldn't mind so much. Having a bit of bubbly - diet cherry 7up. Happy New Year to dear ones near and far and to friends on the internets!
posted by Lynsey at 11:23 PM on December 31, 2012


A very merry Christmas, and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one,
Without any fear...
posted by TedW at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


are we talking about something? I'd just like to point out that it's now 2013 at the furthest western reach of western civilization (don't kid yourselves, Hawaii is NOT west). May all your bosses be benevolent for the next 365.25 days. And if you're a boss, for f***'s sake, be benevolent.

This popped up on my iTunes at roughly ten past midnight.
posted by philip-random at 12:40 AM on January 1, 2013


I would just like to point out that both "The Postman" and "Escape from L.A." were both set in 2013. Happy New Year.
posted by mazola at 12:47 AM on January 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


it was a very good year
posted by philip-random at 1:37 AM on January 1, 2013


Oh man I have been visited by the hangover gnomes.
posted by The Whelk at 4:07 AM on January 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Goddammit! 'Cleaning up' your favorites isn't on the chore list for this year. STOP UNFAVORITING THINGS YOU PEOPLE!
posted by carsonb at 8:10 AM on January 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


A favorite is forever!
posted by The Whelk at 8:20 AM on January 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


ooops
posted by infini at 8:38 AM on January 1, 2013


it wasn't me
posted by zarq at 9:59 AM on January 1, 2013


was too
posted by infini at 10:17 AM on January 1, 2013


nope!
posted by zarq at 11:22 AM on January 1, 2013


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