What are your thoughts on AskMefi questions that can be easily Googled and/or are based on erroneous information? (I'm thinking specifically of this question
, which contains both factually incorrect details and could easily be answered with Google. There isn't a request for advice, experiential information, anecdata, or other relevant info that a search engine couldn't provide. What does everyone think? Is this a normal/appropriate use of AskMefi?
posted by schroedingersgirl
on Feb 7, 2014 -
When someone posts to AskMefi, is there a standard etiquette that posters should be knowing to follow? Something like "Do not post any responses for 24 hours after you've posted your question or else you will be threadsitting/tempted to threadsit," perhaps? I avoid Metafilter for 24 hours after I post anything because then I feel like an embarrassed ass asking a question, but that's just me. I was wondering if this was any kind of ... more official thing for everyone else, or should be, or what.
posted by jenfullmoon
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 15, 2013 -
In the This American Life blog post
which is a list of the staff's favorite lists of other sites' favorite This American Life episodes, Ira links to a 2005 AskMeFi thread
in which MetaFilter members named their favorites. Notably, there was remarkable consensus among lists of that vintage and the lists that were published this month to observe the show's 500th episode.
I'm fairly surprised there hasn't been a more recent thread along those lines.
posted by knile
on Jul 21, 2013 -
there was a AskMeFi question a short time ago (last 2-3 weeks?) about a band who wanted to let go/ get rid of/ fire a band member - (i think the member wasn't that talented) -- the op was looking for the best ways to go about this / phrase it. -- I can't find the question to save my life!
posted by mrmarley
on Jul 4, 2013 -
Cribcage hit the nail on the head with this recent comment
: "people who have no idea what they're talking about but think posting answers on AskMe is 'fun' will now believe they have some factual basis for telling you in confident detail exactly what to do..." [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Can you help me find a comment, or a thread, or a comment in a thread (!) about not knowing what to do when you're so overwhelmed with good feelings (mostly love) and you just don't know what to do with it? [more inside]
posted by gursky
on Jun 19, 2013 -
Today we're launching a small feature that will allow us to update long-closed Ask MetaFilter questions. If you found the definitive answer to your question long after the one-year mark closed, there is now a mechanism to send us a final update. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jun 4, 2013 -
Pony request: I know this is slightly silly, but I would like validation for something that I find myself doing occasionally - can clicking on the check mark next to a question with a best answer in it jump me straight to the first best answer in the comments? Sometimes I read a question and want to just see what the person thought the best answer is. I did not see any requests for this in a search going back to 2008, so I figured I'd ask.
posted by Hactar
on Apr 5, 2013 -
I know that I am a bit of a misanthrope, this is not the first time
I have been a whiner over AskMeFi, and that MeFi is not my private playground BUT is there anything that can be done to help/hinder people who ask again, and again, and again about their relationship on AskMeFi, chronically ignore what everyone says, and then are back a month later to ask about their relationship? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Mar 20, 2013 -
Some time back, I read a comment (I think on AskMefi) about how if you were jealous of someone else's success, it was because you were arrogant enough to think you deserved that success. In essence, be humble. I've tried to find that comment again with a combination of 'jealous' and 'arrogant' (and combinations thereof) but it doesn't seem to work; help is appreciated!
posted by titantoppler
on Mar 20, 2013 -
I have been checking this thread
every day since it was first posted/I engaged and we have not heard back from the OP about whether she is safe/well/etc. I fully understand she may never write back (and that it may be in her best interest from a safety/life priorities perspective). [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Mar 5, 2013 -
Did anybody ever do an analysis on what proportion of Ask questions get answered in some way with a suggestion to get therapy? [more inside]
posted by curuinor
on Feb 2, 2013 -
I remember reading either a post or a comment that listed some sources for, I believe, free online counselling services. Can't find the post or comment in question. Does anyone kmow where it is? It was probably an askme.
posted by windykites
on Jan 27, 2013 -
Sometimes when I load Ask Metafilter the green color will show up washed out, but I can open it up in a new tab and it is now a different shade. Usually scrolling down the desaturated page or selecting text will change it back to a more saturated green. Any reasons for this? Safari OSX.
posted by travis08
on Jan 17, 2013 -
How to delete your previous questions within metafilter or AskMeFi? If you can't delete, why not and do they stay online forever?
posted by daveg02
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Quick question about protocol on the human relationships section of AskMeFi. If someone asks a question there which can potentially be answered by just a yes/no answer, is it okay to just answer it with a yes/no, or should one always add reasoning to your answer? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 21, 2012 -
Saying "I have personal experience in this" doesn't invalidate or even contradict information given in ask. [more inside]
posted by xingcat
on Sep 11, 2012 -
This is a genuine query not a complaint - does anyone else read a lot of AskMeFi questions, think they could perhaps help, then when they look 'over the fold' get put off by the huge bulk of further details? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Aug 23, 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 -
A meta for recommendations? A lot of AskMeFi posts are about stating your favourite stuff and asking for recommendations of the same - movies, books, games, music, this one new thread is about podcasts.
So how about it? A new Meta where you list the stuff you like, and others give you recommendations based on that. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Looking for an AskMetafilter comment that listed recommended questions the OP should think about for an upcoming doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Not Actually Extremely Problematic: The "popular tags" page on the green is a tag cloud, but none of the tags appear much larger than the others. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on May 12, 2012 -
Just want to point out an excellent, very informative response to an AskMeFi question I posted earlier today. [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Jan 12, 2012 -
We've noticed a slight uptick in the number of anonymous questions submitted recently, and we've found that sometimes the questions don't provide the context we need to approve them. So with that in mind we added a small change to the anonymous question form
at Ask MetaFilter to help with that. We're now asking why the question should be anonymous. [more inside]
posted by pb
on Nov 9, 2011 -
Today we're introducing a new way to find travel questions at Ask MetaFilter: Travel Locations. [more inside]
posted by pb
on Sep 7, 2011 -
I don't usually have time to read all of the questions on AskMeFi, so I rely on the Popular Favorites (24 hours) tab to screen the submitted questions for those found most interesting by other MeFites. The problem is that because of the way they are sorted I sometimes miss some.
Would it be possible to sort them chronologically by the time and date of submission, the most recent being at the top of the list? That way I could scroll down the list until I get to the question I remember from my last browsing session.
What do others think? Thanks!
posted by Daddy-O
on Apr 14, 2011 -
I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious
on Feb 17, 2011 -
My question is how do you manage meta and askmefi? I use RSS for both and given the "living" nature of the threads, I always feel like I'm missing something if I read a thread too soon so I usually whittle the queue down leaving the 100 most recent threads unread. But then I feel like I'm missing out on the more time-sensitive stuff. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented in my AskMeFi thread about my slow iMac
; you helped me narrow down the likely suspect. [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Feb 16, 2011 -
Taxfilter? Mefitax? I know this isn't our domain, per se, but I think it is the type of thing we're great at. And there's plenty of askmefi history to warrant the discussion.
What is the proper place for tax questions in metafilter? Is there a proper place? Is there a better forum? Really better?
full disclosure: I almost posted this to askmefi, but: [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on Feb 13, 2011 -
Looking for an AskMeFi post about having trouble paying bills, in which a commenter suggested a US-based microcredit organization. [more inside]
posted by honeybee413
on Feb 10, 2011 -
When is the best time of the day to post on AskMeFi to maximize the number of people who see my question and might provide a possible answer? [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Jan 24, 2011 -