Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
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]
Looking for an AskMeFi post about having trouble paying bills, in which a commenter suggested a US-based microcredit organization. [more inside]
What is the shortest time between an Ask question and a correct answer.
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]
Are there particular Ask MeFi posts that drive the bulk of the non-member traffic? [more inside]
I was just wondering... How many of you guys browse askmefi primarily as a source of entertainment, rather than as a potential answerer? [more inside]
Has there ever been a question on the green with such great responses that it spawned a post on the blue? [more inside]
What was the quickest Best Answer? [more inside]
Yet another "what should I do about this.." inquiry. This question was posted on AskMefi and I find that the subject is mind blowing enough that I want to discuss it.. [more inside]
What is the general consensus when you've contributed an answer to AskMefi and another answerer decides to be snarky about what you said? [more inside]
Is there anything comparable to AskMeFi for general questions, career-related questions or apartment-hunting questions? Or is there any way around the 1 AskMeFi question per week? [more inside]
dynamic.fmpub.net. However, the ad server reports that it is should no longer be used. [more inside]
So I have an article that I want to post, but the article is essentially a question regarding how people read. Abebooks had a blog post about it and the Guardian picked up on this issue as well. Should I post this on MetaFilter or under AskMefi? No matter where I post it, people will offer up their own preferences for how they read a book. As I see it, this post would be more appropriate in the Green, but I'm not certain.
I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites? [more inside]
What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
There was a question asked within the last year (I think) that was something like 'Why do people have pets if they know they are going to die before they do? How can they handle the grief?" There was a response post to the question explaining that love for a pet was unique in that you go into the relationship knowing that, most likely, you will outlive the pet and that therefore this is a noble kind of love etc. etc. [more inside]
AskMetaFilter Idea: "Re-Asking" questions? Something that anyone can do to any question to "bring it back to the front page" and have another bite at the apple [more inside]
Is this where I complain about dfriedman constantly jumping into AskMefi threads with low-signal ten-word answers, seemingly eager just to be one of the first? [more inside]
FeatureRequest: AskMeFi question queue? [more inside]
Pony request: an "I agree" button in Ask? [more inside]
Have you ever asked a question in AskMeFi that you now regret posting? Of course I'll provide an answer for myself. [more inside]
So this question wasn't framed very well, but did it really break the guidelines to the extent that it needed to be deleted? [more inside]
I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
Want to follow MeFi on Twitter. Now you can! [more inside]
Is there a rule about AskMeFi questions that are explicitly asking for help pirating software? Because if not, there probably should be.
Anonymous questions [more inside]
Ask Metafilter relationship questions that are 25+ paragraphs long, which is a more and more frequently seen problem, never go well. How about putting wording to that effect on the Ask Mefi posting page? [more inside]
Miniature pony request: The ability to see categories while looking at favorites. [more inside]
Given the guidelines for AskMefi, this seems a particularly hard one to answer at all.
I'm looking for the thread in which a person was interested in putting the music in movies, and wanted to know what that occupation was called/how to get there. Thanks!
So it turns out if they close your AskMeFi after 3 minutes, they take your week from you. If anyone is interested. [more inside]
Let me know if this is the wrong forum, but in this AskMeFi thread the OP apparently executed a script someone wrote him. Judging from one of this follow-up comments, he had no knowledge of Windows batch files. I'm a little disturbed. Am I paranoid?
What is the typical (is there such a thing?) MetaFilter gestation period? [more inside]
This AskMeFi question has 5 identical answers from 5 different users. Huh?
I am wondering if people could assist me in locating Ask Metafilter questions along the lines of this and this. I know it's a concept frequently asked about, but evidently the concept's too amorphous for tags to be of help, Related Questions just circularly refer to each other, and I can't find the right Google-fu for this one. [more inside]
Can someone help me find the Ask MeFi post where someone asked for general advice for a college freshman? [more inside]
PonyRequest : When we have an AnonAsk refused, could we have a reason sent to the asker as a matter of course, so that the asker could (a) know that it's been refused and can use their weekly on something else and (b) have some idea of what they did wrong and consider if/how they should rewrite it? [more inside]
I'm trying to get feedback/helpers on a collaborative Google Map of bike paths in the Boston area. It's pretty small and unambitious, hardly something I've spent "a few months" on. Is this appropriate for MeFi Projects? [more inside]
Pony request: can following all anonymous posts (or maybe, more widely, following a specific user) be integrated into MyAskMefi? [more inside]
A minor enhancement for Ask (maybe).. [more inside]
have pros and cons ever been discussed for separating AskMe's into segregated categories for ( "what do you recommend I do during my three months in X / can anyone recommend a good shoe repairmen in X" ; "radioactive Y on my eyeball when I woke up-- should I see a doctor?" ; and "need help with Z computer-ish code-ism/softwareness" )? [more inside]
Why can't I make my AskMeFi question anonymous? Was this changed and I missed it? I searched, but to no avail.
I posted an AskMefi question yesterday but now it's gone. So how do i know whether it's been officially deleted or not? I went to My Profile; under 'Contributions', I clicked on the 'questions' (number 40) and brought up the questions I've asked. The one i posted yesterday is not on the list. I also did the search: http://www.metafilter.com/activity/29435/posts/ask/ as suggested in the FAQ and also came up blank. However, when i go to the 'new question' page on AskMefi, it says i've posted in the last week. I know for sure that I haven't posted anything in the last week other than the question i posted yesterday. I'm ok with deletion, but it would be nice to know the reason for future reference.
So I've asked a few AskMefi questions now, and have noticed that they tend to get responses for about five hours, give or take, then the responses stop. When is the optimal time during the week to ask my AskMefi question, so that I get the maximum number of eyeballs looking at my question, and thus, get the maximum number of answers. I know that this may not necessarily increase the quality of the answers I get. I am talking about sheer quantity. Thanks!
Ask.Metafilter is over 5 years old now, with volumes of suggestions and helpful ideas. philosophistry sorted through the years of posts categorized as Human Relations and Work & Money, and created ranked listings of the books people recommended the most often: Human Relations, Work & Money. Note that each little thumbs-up icon is a link back to the post which referred to the book in question. Posted originally in Mefi by filthy light thief, but deleted. [more inside]