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This post has had me giggling like an idiot every time I see it in my recent activity feed. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 8, 2008 - 45 comments

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to MetaTalk callouts

Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post?
posted by KokuRyu on May 20, 2008 - 102 comments

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed?

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Dec 15, 2007 - 131 comments

Farts = not funny; Nuns = hilarious!

Help with Nun Humor: no? [more inside]
posted by mimi on Nov 11, 2007 - 87 comments

Feature Request: MetaSnark

Crawl over the grass at a moderate pace, beating your forehead against the ground at one-second intervals. The place where your head rests when you lose consciousness may be the approximate location of your septic tank. Or it may not.
posted by The Confessor on Jul 28, 2007 - 47 comments

OMG CHEATING!

This is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
posted by dersins on Jul 11, 2007 - 109 comments

Because only "Dude, that's f*cked up" will do.

What if sometimes wisecracks do help people find answers?
posted by holgate on May 16, 2007 - 68 comments

Even if the question is answered, AskMe is not for jokes.

I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug. The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:

How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14


So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."

Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 16, 2006 - 29 comments

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix of a comment, followed by humor.

I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's the question.

How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings

posted by lalochezia on Jan 26, 2006 - 41 comments

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts be frowned upon?

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts (like ihopeclayaikendoesnthaveabiggerpenisthanmetoo) be frowned upon?
posted by i love cheese on Jan 21, 2006 - 27 comments

Is humor verboten in the Green?

This certianly isn't a question that impacts the stability or sanity of my life, but: Is humor verboten in the Green? Over on this question, as people got worked up in one direction or another over the topic, I posted a humorous comment placing the question on the Bridge of Death from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

I notice this morning that it was deleted. Are we so high-strung here that people can't take a joke?
posted by theonetruebix on Dec 14, 2005 - 55 comments

Answering a question with a joke, then the "well, seriously.."

The "Hollywood Squares Thing": Answering a question with a joke, then the "well, seriously.." bit. Is this bad? In defense, you are providing some "signal"...
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Jul 14, 2005 - 27 comments

Great FUNNY DVD recommendations

You made me laugh. Thanks.
posted by jdroth on Jul 10, 2005 - 22 comments

hope him, admins

filmgeek seems to want to do the right thing here, but he needs admin hope to do it.
posted by scarabic on Sep 25, 2004 - 8 comments

Can we make jokes in AskMe?

Would some "wisecracks" liven Ask Meta up a bit ?
We've all behaved very well so far.
posted by johnny7 on Mar 14, 2004 - 59 comments

Neither funny nor on-topic

Pardon me for asking, but WTF? I can't think of how this answer is useful, or even humorous yet off topic. It's just random and potentially offensive in a surreal sort of way. How do we head this stuff off at the pass? The "as useful as you make it" bit isn't working.
posted by majick on Jan 14, 2004 - 16 comments

We have been good so far

I nominate this thread as the point in AskMe's development cycle where we start giving in to to one-liners, boy-zone silliness, and the usual MetaFilter noise. We've been very good in Ask MetaFilter so far. - On topic. Helpful rather than chatty. Signal rather than noise. Do we want to allow this sort of thing? If so, how can we put limits on it? The question asked sort of invites grade school antics. Do we blame the poster, or the users who gave in to temptation?

If AskMe goes the way of MetaFilter, there isn't much point in having two sites.
posted by y6y6y6 on Dec 18, 2003 - 53 comments

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