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 -
I love Ask and I embrace the legitimate need for anonymity, but I seem to be noticing an increasing number of questions where the asker is abusing Ask by hiding behind anonymity while expecting forthright and revealing answers from other members. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri
on Nov 26, 2012 -
Quick one; how can I answer an AskMeFi anonymously?
posted by BadMiker
on Aug 23, 2012 -
I'm not entirely sure how I came to it but I was reading this post at Gawker
& wandered down into the comments only to find this odd bit of writing
. Some of the replies were witty but then (MeFi's own?) Gawker editor Maureen O'Connor pointed out it was essentially identical to this anonynmous AskMe
from 5 years ago. At the very least I figure it's a curiosity worth pointing out to my fellow MeFites who have too much free time on their hands & want to dissect it under the usual microscope.
posted by scalefree
on May 27, 2012 -
Why is this question
about buying a Porsche Boxster anonymous? The only reason I can think of is the shame of being associated with a car that is associated with being driven by douchebags, which seems like a pretty low bar.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy
on Apr 17, 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 -
Two related privacy questions: (a) Can the mods see who has posted an anonymous AskMe? The submission page suggests "no" but the anonymous submission page suggests "yes".
(b) can mods see if multiple accounts are created by an specific IP address?
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Jul 16, 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 -
Feature request: When you preview a question on the green, you're shown five similar, previously asked questions. That's really helpful, and often eliminates the need to ask the question. But the anonymous-ask preview page does not do that. Can it?
posted by jbickers
on Jul 8, 2010 -
The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead.... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jun 3, 2010 -
Small bug on the Post Anon preview page for Ask.Metafilter. When you are previewing your question before you post, under both the "Your question" and the "Extended explanation" boxes, it says both of those boxes will be used for the [more inside] part of the question. On the original Post Anon page, the box descriptions are correct.
posted by deezil
on May 23, 2010 -
I'm a little worried that the increasing number of anonymous posts about personal and relationship issues may, if it continues, change the character and tone of AskMeFi.
Have the Meta-powers that be ever considered hiving (heh) off the anonymous posts into their own page? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy
on Feb 8, 2010 -
A suggestion for AskMeFi: rather than (or in addition to) anonymous postings, why not give everyone a few throwaway accounts? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Anonymous pony? One time I asked a question about squicky things, and I asked it in a way that wasn't very useful to the community. Not having it show up, I contacted Jess and she gave me some advice on how to improve it. What if failed anonymous questions were posted and immediately deleted and looked like regular deleted ones with reasons for deletion. This will only work for those with the Firefox script, but at least the asker gets an opportunity to remain anonymous, and other users acquire a sense of what's not going to work.
posted by b33j
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Kind of a very silly question, but I recall seeing at least one post floating around that describes Anonymous - things such as having a poor sex life, needing a divorce, etc. Can you hope me find this post, hive mind?
Mostly for the lulz.
posted by kldickson
on Aug 7, 2009 -
Pony request: can following all anonymous posts (or maybe, more widely, following a specific user) be integrated into MyAskMefi? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 9, 2009 -
Why is this AskMe
about St. Paul, OR anonymous? I can't think of any possible reason for it to be so except to get around the once a week question limit (though I confess, I'm not sure if the software actually allows that). If we can get around the limit by asking any old question and making it anonymous, and the mods will approve it, why not take the limit away? And if that's not what's happening, I'm still not sure why it was approved; I just can't imagine why that question needs to be anonymous. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus
on Jun 2, 2009 -
Why can't I make my AskMeFi question anonymous? Was this changed and I missed it? I searched, but to no avail.
posted by phaded
on May 25, 2009 -
This is a brief request for the ability to answer anonymously on AskMe, as well as gauge other's interest in such a feature. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Why is it that you can post to AskMe as Anon and then make a normal post, but you can't do it the other way around? Once you've made a post the Anon link vanishes from the post page.
Is it just the link vanishing, or does the ability go too?
Can it be changed? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Oct 21, 2008 -
Do the mods ever ask an anonymous questioner for follow-up info, or does the anonymous asker always initiate the follow-up process? I'm just curious. [more inside]
posted by vytae
on Oct 14, 2008 -
I've been contemplating an Ask post for a while now, that deals with certain issues that I don't really want to appear in a search index... [more inside]
posted by strawberryviagra
on Sep 18, 2008 -
Yeah. I know this makes me seem wildly stupid, but... I was trying to post a question on AskMe. I wanted to post it anonomously. (It was a medical question.) But I couldn't figure it out. I either had to post under my pseudonym, or I had to get a new account.
That can't be right?
posted by Dumsnill
on Aug 4, 2008 -
This anonymous question
about swimming has picked my curiosity. The guidelines say that questions that 'don't appear to require anonymity' may not be approved. Is swimming a reason to be ashamed in some part of the world?
posted by Memo
on Jul 10, 2008 -
Why close an anonymous question at the poster's request? Here's an example
(the recent question from a young guy who wasn't sure he wanted to marry) [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on May 13, 2008 -
What percentage of users post answers, under their 'real' account, in their own anonymous askmefi threads? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue
on Jan 12, 2008 -