Assuming an AskMe poster does not explicitly request that advice or information be delivered in a specific way (e.g. "I need some tough love right now", "explain this to me like I'm five"), what prompts you to respond to an AskMe in a particular way? [more inside] posted by koucha at at 8:43 PM -
December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year (see winners). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside! [more inside] posted by jessamyn at at 8:06 PM -
I was making a huge post on the newly announced death of winamp, and unfortunately, wcfields beat me to the punch...
Normally I don't care whether my stuff gets deleted, but I want to argue the case that mine has more research and linkage dumped into it, but I guess we'll see which thread takes off if one hasn't already been deleted by the mods right now.
Either way, I'm QQing... posted by symbioid at at 11:48 AM -
I swear I remember some comment once that someone linked to a forum that told you how to jigger your computer so, when you were trying to access Youtube, it would skip over the Youtube sites that would take forever to load and bring you to the ones that would download at proper speeds. Did I hallucinate that? If not - where the frak is it? posted by EmpressCallipygos at at 7:30 PM -
Years ago, there was a deleted thread, the content of which, or a comment in which was a jpg of a fork. A funny reference to it came up as the first comment (or on of the first) in a non-deleted thread shortly thereafter and got a lot of favorites. Does anyone have any idea what I am talking about? posted by griphus at at 9:58 AM -
Do you like games? Do you like being productive? Would you like to see if you are more productive than other mefites? You might want to play the productivity game! [more inside] posted by Brent Parker at at 9:37 PM -
It may be that I am the last person to have figured this out, and if so, then I apologize, but I just discovered the lovely customized search engine feature of google chrome to automatically delve through askmefi troves for pearls of wisdom.
Basically, in Chrome's preferences pages, in the manage custom search engines area, I plugged in this URL: https://www.google.ca/#q=site:ask.metafilter.com+%s
and set up "ask" as the keyword.
Now, in the address bar, I can just type "ask", then Tab, and then whatever keyword, and I get a lovely list of the relevant askmefi pages (see here).
In so many cases, its better than Google! posted by cacofonie at at 5:32 PM -