I could have sworn that there was an AskMe not too long ago about sending one text message but having a different one come up on your recipient's phone. Of course, I can't find it. Am I thinking of something I read somewhere else, or does this question exist?
posted by amro
on May 15, 2013 -
Is there some sort of informal way that we can self-organize into a network of volunteers that can provide local assistance to AskMefites in need? Or maybe have the option for location information on AskMe questions so that we could receive alerts to local questions a la
IRL? Or something? (Apologies in advance -- this is long, half-baked, inarticulate & rambly.) [more inside]
posted by Westringia F.
on May 5, 2013 -
I'm curious what the status is on the idea of having an anonymous option for answering
questions in askme. [more inside]
posted by latkes
on May 3, 2013 -
Or it could have been a comment, about writing or planning a book. It went something like this. (I think it was askme, but I'm not sure).
1a. Lead up to event.
1b. actual event.
1c. results of event.
2a. Lead up to climax
2b. Almost climax
Showing a hierarchical method of laying out a story, so that the paragraphs practically write themselves.
posted by b33j
on May 1, 2013 -
Does anyone remember a MeTa about AskMe questions that really, really did not go the way the asker expected? I can't seem to find the post I'm thinking of. It would have been fairly recent, probably posted in the last year or so.
posted by capricorn
on Apr 23, 2013 -
I'd like to post a "What's your favorite X" AskMe. I'm using it to find the one answer I need for a specific use (and I'd be happy to update about my project in the thread later), but I think talking about my use in advance would bias people toward a too-narrow set of responses. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Mar 26, 2013 -
Looking for a question on the green: College leaver with a headful of ideas is left with low motivation after discovering ideas have already been done. Needs mojo back. [more inside]
posted by run"monty
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I remember there being an AskMe recently about hand-painted signs — specifically (if I'm remembering rightly) about how to learn to paint them. Unfortunately, my search-fu has failed miserably, regardless of search terms I've used. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by Lexica
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I really like it when an AskMe that could be pretty speculative is answered by someone unexpectedly coming up with an authoritative first-hand document. Anyone have other examples of this? [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Is Matt diversifying the site further than we previously thought possible? I was surprised to see this
on my receipt after stopping for coffee today.
Will there be a free pony with every 12 cups? Are our beans now being served in venti mugs?
posted by arcticseal
on Feb 25, 2013 -
I like to post AskMes at around 10 am on Tuesdays.
If I have my post ready at 9:15 or 9:30, I'm prevented from posting until it's been a full 168 hours since my last post.
I think the one-post-a-week rule works really well, but it would be nice if it were a little less strict.
Would you consider changing it from 168 hours between posts to 160 hours or 162 hours or even 166 hours? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Jan 26, 2013 -
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
on Dec 30, 2012 -
Some time ago (at least 2-3 years), there was an AskMe about "the best website for reviews of consumer products" or something
like that. One answer featured a blog/forum meant entirely for reviews of headphones. Anyone remember either the thread or the site? It was orange/tan and very minimalist. Possibly spun off SomethingAwful.
posted by griphus
on Dec 30, 2012 -
OK, it being year-end and all, I thought I'd go have a look at the most popular AskMe posts in the last year... only to find that I can't really filter down like that (leastways not so I can tell)... so I decided to put a list together myself, and make it my first post on the grey! 30 would be a nice, round number, but I could only find 29. Please enjoy responsibly! [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Polite request: if you post an AskMe question about a city - where to find so and so in so and so [city], tag it with the [city]. Thanks!
posted by plexi
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I remember (and am trying to find) an AskMe thread about communication/conversation which included a comment that described the following scenario: [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell
on Oct 21, 2012 -
Feature request! For the AskMe "My Favorites"
page, would it be possible to mark best-answered questions with the same little green checkmark that appears next to best-answered questions on AskMe's main page? I often favorite questions because (while I never would have thought to ask them in the first place) they pique my curiosity once I read them, and I mean to come back to them later. A checkmark in "My Favorites" would be an easy way to see, from that page, whether such questions had been answered since I'd favorited them. Thanks for your consideration, and I hope all is well with you. I send my fondest regards to you and yours.
posted by Greg Nog
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I've been noticing basically the same question posted repeatedly on AskMe, "Please recommend some comfy walking shoes for me." [more inside]
posted by misha
on Sep 20, 2012 -
What is the etiquette (or should be the etiquette) of memailing responses to individuals as a result of AskMe comments? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Deleting Ask.Me answers that duplicate things the original question has already mentioned, is this a new thing or have you always done this? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne
on Sep 13, 2012 -
Some time on Tuesday, ask.metafilter.com mobile version stopped scrolling on my Motorola Droid I running Android 2.2.3. Still no worky. [more inside]
posted by thrasher
on Aug 30, 2012 -
There must already be Ask questions about how to increase business/get more clients as a freelancer, but I'm not hitting the right search terms or something. Can anyone point me? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize
on Aug 22, 2012 -
Can someone point me to a post (in ask.me I think) that featured examples of good science-fiction in non-Western Europe settings? [more inside]
posted by oddman
on Aug 17, 2012 -
Perhaps the AskMetafilter question form should point out that the title of the post does not appear on the front page? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Someone once posted a link to or description of a good response to 'what's your greatest weakness' that remained polite while pointing out to the interviewer that it is maybe not a great question. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Would this be an appropriate AskMe? If not, do you know an alternate way to pursue the info? (The "doctors can't be women" airline thing.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Jul 18, 2012 -
I am surprised that the "are high heels sexist?" question was deleted as chatfilter, but the "what is 'female energy,' when it comes to cities?" question is staying up. [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 9, 2012 -