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What are some Spotify Playlists made by Mefis?

Over the last year or so, I have absolutely loved every spotify album made by mefis. It is always a high quality compilation. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Dec 12, 2014 - 23 comments

A few great posts and comments this week on AskMefi

I want to point out a few good threads on AskMeFi this week: one on giving children allowance/chores, one on punishing others, and a great answer on suicide methods in the 1930s. [more inside]
posted by ichomp on May 9, 2014 - 17 comments

666 posts tagged with death

This got a chuckle out of me just now... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 8, 2014 - 34 comments

Easily Googled AskMefi Questions

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 - 46 comments

The hive mind is a genius

If anyone needed evidence of the utility of the MeFi Hive Mind, I submit for evidence this truly awesome question and its answers from AskMe. Good job, everyone!
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jan 20, 2014 - 175 comments

Just wondering about the etiquette of threadsitting

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 - 61 comments

I'm not asking if you think I am skewed, but you will tell me anyway

I thought that this question went rather poorly for the OP. [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Sep 24, 2013 - 84 comments

Metafilter to Kindle?

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 - 3 comments

From WBEZ Chicago, I'm Ira Glass. Today on our show, MetaFilter.

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 - 21 comments

What was that AskMeFi Question: band member?

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! thanks------
posted by mrmarley on Jul 4, 2013 - 13 comments

Free advice is seldom cheap

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 - 220 comments

So much love, and I don't know what to do with it!

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 - 13 comments

Final Update added to old Ask MeFi questions

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 - 45 comments

Informative answer deleted

I would like to know why my answer was deleted from this AskMeFi thread: [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Apr 26, 2013 - 1165 comments

Frederick Jaffe's son shows up to answer a question

The answers in my old question about a Planned Parenthood were all perfectly good, but I got the best answer and some new documents in a MeMail from now mefite Dave Jaffe, son of the memo author Frederick Jaffe. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Apr 5, 2013 - 3 comments

Jump to best answer?

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 - 18 comments

Statute of Limitations in AskMe

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 - 104 comments

Arrogance as jealousy

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 - 8 comments

Also, if someone knows an RSS reader with which to read the answers...

Did my AskMe query about advantageous reading in one's line of work set the record high ratio of question favorites to number of answers? More importantly, can anyone add to it? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 1 comment

Longest time for an AskMefi OP return?

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 - 5 comments

All the therapy?

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 - 54 comments

Speaking of mental health...

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 - 4 comments

Can we just answer the question?

People not answering questions but instead trying to act as pseudo-psychologists as in this post. Can we not do this, please? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 19, 2013 - 85 comments

Why does Ask Metafilter sometimes displays greens differently.

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. screenshot
posted by travis08 on Jan 17, 2013 - 59 comments

How to delete your previous questions within AskMeFi

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 - 55 comments

Mr Haughey amusingly discusses MetaFilter

An interesting and entertaining interview of MetaFilter user #1 by Colin Marshall. It's a free podcast, an hour in length.
posted by Wordshore on Nov 15, 2012 - 23 comments

Substantiating AskMeFi comments

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 - 22 comments

"Speaking of Personal Experience" isn't a citation.

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 - 37 comments

Trying to find an AskMe answer about what to do if you're swamped by the press/paparazzi.

Trying to find an AskMe answer about what to do if you're swamped by the press/paparazzi. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Aug 23, 2012 - 29 comments

tl:dr you special snowflake

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 - 59 comments

ask.mefi questions about getting clients

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 - 3 comments

Missing comments

Why are there comments (presumably undeleted) missing from this post? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jul 28, 2012 - 71 comments

MetaRecommend? No, MetaRec? No, MetRar? Erm, no.

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 - 48 comments

It may very well just be me.

This AskMe thread is making my flesh crawl. Am I just paranoid? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Jun 6, 2012 - 6 comments

Askme comment: answers your doctors need to decipher mystery symptoms

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 - 10 comments

The Popular Tags cloud on ask.me just doesn't

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 - 28 comments

Can I nominate someone for Best Answer Ever in an AskMeFi thread?

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 - 36 comments

Ending in ? does not a question make

Where does a question like this fall on the ok/not ok continuum? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Dec 30, 2011 - 69 comments

Here's to Previously Asked Questions

Looking at the old questions really does help so much. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 2, 2011 - 53 comments

Anonymous Questions Update

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 - 85 comments

Ask MetaFilter Travel Locations

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 - 114 comments

I get by with a little hope from my friends

Why do AskMefi users often use "hope" in place of "help"? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Jun 9, 2011 - 151 comments

Why are Popular Favorites scrambled?

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 - 12 comments

Metafilter helps!

David McCandless, who writes Information is Beautiful used an AskMeFi thread as part of his data for a cloud of books everyone should read. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Mar 14, 2011 - 31 comments

Spies from the future

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 - 62 comments

help with managing my blue/green addiction^H^H^H habit?

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 - 13 comments

Thanks to the Hive Mind

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 - 61 comments

Striving For Objectivity in AskMeFi

Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 comments

Taxmef

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 - 27 comments

Microcredit in the US?

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 - 2 comments

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