Can we please stop questioning the need for anonymous AskMe posters to be anonymous? The posters can't respond, and I find Matt does a decent job of filtering out the questions that have no possible necessity for anonymity. Maybe you can't think of a reason, but then again, it's not your life at issue.
posted by grouse
on Feb 5, 2006 -
When one submits an AskMeFi question anonymously, how long does it typically take to get posted? And if Matt rejects it, how would one know?
posted by jedicus
on Feb 2, 2006 -
I realize this callout is pointless since the the poster in question is so blatantly abusive and off-topic, but I thought it might be necessary to create this thread so the original anonymous poster could have an additional thread in AskMeFi so we could help him.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Dec 26, 2005 -
Matt, threads like this
underscore the need for the anon poster to have the ability to respond in his or her thread. I'm sure that it's not a trivial amount of work for you - what would it take to make this happen, and what can we do to support your efforts?
I think that this is one of the most important features on the to-do list. It must be so painful for the poster to be unable to respond in many cases.
posted by By The Grace of God
on Dec 9, 2005 -
The AskMe front page seems to lag in updating with published questions.
"next thread" link leads to an anonymous question about boner problems, and the "next thread" from there leads to another anonymous one. But they don't show up on the front page of AskMe.
posted by evariste
on Nov 23, 2005 -
what's the policy for/function of an anon question? i've been using metafilter for awhile, but have never used it. since isaw about seven anon questions in a row, i'm curious: how long do they usually get to take approved? as i understand it, they are hand-screened? so, is it a few days...a week? and, do they count towards your question of the week (they have to, it would be too easily abusable, i guess...just one of the sentences in the explanation seems to mean that).
sorry for the confusion -_- just one of those things i never quite got around to figuring out.
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Nov 8, 2005 -
Hasn't the Gulf Coast
suffered enough? The fact that this is an anonymous post suggests that some MeFi admin thinks it is reasonable to forcibly send a troublesome kid off to some "volunteer" rebuilding program. I suppose if you wanted to harm the rebuilding process, this might be a reasonable approach.
How did this post get through?
posted by b1tr0t
on Nov 6, 2005 -
I created a gmail account for anonymous askme followups. The username is anon.metafilter and the password is metafilter. Anymore can post there. Just log in at gmail.google.com and send email from that account TO that account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Since gmail allows tags, you can tag your messages. You can also reply to them (or other users can reply to them) and gmail will automatically keep all the replies together.
Why hasn't someone already done this? Is it a bad idea? (No one will be forced to use it). If it's a bad idea, why is it a bad idea? Of course, it could (perhaps will) get utterly chaotic with people deleting each others posts, etc.
Lets see what happens.
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 22, 2005 -
hey matt...any way we can get anonymous commenting for anonymous questions on AskMe? there are sometimes that i wanna answer the question but.....
posted by ShawnString
on Jun 27, 2005 -
I'm looking for some insight into the standards for screening anonymous questions on AskMeta. [MI]
posted by rkent
on Apr 25, 2005 -
Anon posting is back on for Ask Metafilter, including all the extended areas and categories and tags and whatnot. I think I tested everything out and it worked, but let me know if you find any bugs, as I'm sure I forgot one.
posted by mathowie
on Apr 17, 2005 -
Please, bring back anonymous AskMetafilter. kthxbi (1
posted by geoff.
on Apr 16, 2005 -
Am I missing something, or did the anonymous-question feature on ask metafilter disappear? When? Why? I can't find any explanation on metatalk.
posted by Mars Saxman
on Mar 21, 2005 -
post led me to wonder: would anonymous answers be a useful pony to add to Ask MeFi? [MI]
posted by googly
on Mar 2, 2005 -
Just noticing a quirk: The thread IDs of the anonymous AskMe posts seem to reflect the number that would be assigned to them had they been instantly posted at the time of submission. The three latest threads on AskMe are 14998,15006,15016 (all Anon threads) followed by normal threads 15032, 15031...etc.
posted by Gyan
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Getting an error when I submit an anonymous AskMe question. (Yes, I have an embarrassing question to ask.) [mi]
posted by agropyron
on Feb 9, 2005 -
Right now I see three "January 23" headings in AskMe, atop three "January 22" headings. Prior days display just fine. What's the story, Morning Glory?
posted by killdevil
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I, like many people, have added Anonymous AskMetaFilter
as a contact
, due to his/her interesting, thought-provoking, often sex-related questions and complete self-restraint when it comes to making snarky comments.
However, I noticed a weird phenomenon. On my contacts page
, I see several anonymous questions that link to deleted/nonexistant posts. These do not show up in "Anonymous AskMeFi"'s posting history, and I never saw them on the AskMe page. Did they ever appear on the main page? Is there a reason they are still
visible from my contacts page?
posted by louigi
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Since 12 October 2004, when the AnonAskMe
feature was created, there have been 37 questions
. Matt, how many, if any, questions have you passed over and not posted? Any reason why?
(I'm not critiquing the decision to not post the question, just trying to get a complete picture on how people are using the feature.)
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Nov 5, 2004 -
The first question in this anonymous AskMe post
made me realize that there is no way for anyone posting anonymously to provide information beyond the initial query.
posted by eyeballkid
on Oct 16, 2004 -
The Ask Metafilter RSS feed seems to be displaying anonymous questions before they are approved to be displayed on the website itself. (Nobody panic, though; it does not reveal the identity of the person posing the question.)
posted by ook
on Oct 14, 2004 -
The new anonymous questions can easily make Ask Metafilter NSFW. For example, this question
is pretty tame, but I wouldn't want it on my screen for others to read. Is there any solution to this?
posted by smackfu
on Oct 14, 2004 -
Once I ran to you, I ranNow I'll run from youThis tainted love you've given
75% of this "anonymous" guy's output is love-related. I keep reading that we suck at politics, we suck at religion, we suck at (insert your favorite pet peeve here). I dare to suggest that, no disrespect intended, we suck at giving love advice (assuming that giving useful love advice is actually possible, which I doubt). Is this just a coincidence, or we'll use the anonymous feature mainly to turn AskMeFi into Mr/Mrs LonelyheartsFilter/BrokenheartsFilter?
posted by matteo
on Oct 13, 2004 -
With all the recent talk of Anonymous Questions on AskMe, I thought I'd learn me some php, and create a supplementary website where people can pose anonymous questions to be asked on AskMe by the more brazen metafilter members. I guess that this falls under the "Don't self link" rule, so I hope you'll forgive the intrusion.
Introducing: Ask Me Anonymous
posted by seanyboy
on Oct 12, 2004 -
reminds me: will there ever be an anonymous way to ask questions? I'm sure there are lots of people out there with things to ask that they don't want brought up when they're running for office...
posted by bonaldi
on Oct 10, 2004 -
I'd greatly enjoy an anonymous feature on Ask Metafilter. Just last week I was going to ask for tips on buying an engagement ring, but worried the Google Indexing of the question might result in the surprise being ruined for my (now) fiancée. I'd be ok with it not *really* being anonymous (ie, for tracking down abusers, the data would still be stored, just not displayed).
posted by davebug
on Sep 10, 2004 -
I have a question I think I want to Ask Metafilter, but I want to do it anonymously. (How) should I do this?
posted by weston
on Apr 19, 2004 -
Posting something in Blue or here should have a definite link to a persona set up here. But a question? There are some questions we want asked but not have anyone know we asked them. What about an anonymous possibility?
posted by Dagobert
on Dec 15, 2003 -