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"The TARDIS is in the shop, so I thought I'd swing by."

I can't do it in the thread, so I'd like to thank MeFi's Own (Apparent) Time Traveler Jane the Brown for her fascinating examples of bygone behavior in this AskMe.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 11, 2015 - 16 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

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

Tim Gunn reads Ask.Metafilter

Tim Gunn of Project Runaway fame finally provides the definitive answer to the question What color socks should I wear with brown shoes and blue jeans? in his new book, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible. [more inside]
posted by Stynxno on Sep 27, 2012 - 188 comments

Greatest weakness is baloney or bacon or actually a thoughtful answer

Someone once posted a link to or description of a good response to 'what's your greatest weakness' that remained polite while pointing out to the interviewer that it is maybe not a great question. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Jul 20, 2012 - 18 comments

Ask question re: disability, accommodation and Massachusetts?

Within the last week or so someone posted on Askme needing disability/accommodation referrals/support in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on May 17, 2012 - 2 comments

Kind of like TellMetaFilter but with a question mark at the end

Are there examples of someone using AskMeFi a question that they already know the answer to? [more inside]
posted by komara on Jan 17, 2012 - 47 comments

Drug Awareness Hump day

About a year and a half ago, I asked this question trying to identify a dj-mix I had heard on the radio. It remained my great personal unsolved ask-me-stery, the only Q that truly stumped the masses - until a few hours ago. Praise ooklala! [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Oct 19, 2011 - 31 comments

What are some of AskMe's fastest, most amazing success stories?

The sidebar (see Apr 12) featured this post, in which someone's seemingly obscure question was answered in just six minutes. I think MY experience was even more amazing (as my question was more obscure), though it did take Gator an hour and ten minutes to cough up an answer. What are some other AskMe Astounding Stories of Snappy Answers to Obscure Questions?
posted by grumblebee on May 13, 2011 - 47 comments

Quickest Answer

What is the shortest time between an Ask question and a correct answer.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Feb 7, 2011 - 58 comments

She's got rainbows and scrolling.

My little phoney: A larger text field for answering/commenting on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Dec 22, 2010 - 28 comments

(1 new feature?)

Can there be an optional icon which lights up when a new answer has come in to your AskMe question(s)? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 22, 2010 - 37 comments

Encouraging answers rather than comments in AskMe

Suggestion: changing AskMe "Post Comment" to "Post Answer." [more inside]
posted by Jorus on Dec 13, 2010 - 50 comments

Problem questions get problem answers

Criticizing a question is not the same as insulting the asker. It's also not necessarily derailing. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 27, 2010 - 150 comments

I know, we aren't Digg. Or Yahoo Answers. Or Fluther. But I'm curious.

So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Apr 22, 2010 - 86 comments

"Best" time for AskMeFi post?

Best time to post AskMeFi question? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Feb 19, 2010 - 53 comments

I thought Metafilter revolved around SF

New Yorkers perceive their own city differently because it's constantly reflected back to them in movies and books. Was this discussed on Metafilter, maybe in a comment on Ask? [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Feb 13, 2010 - 56 comments

Asking better questions.

How can I ask better questions? This is my first MetaTalk post, so just let me know if this is the wrong place or if it's somehow out of line. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 15, 2009 - 39 comments

There's a reason we didn't give you that pony, Timmy.

We can browse users' favorited posts/comments via their profile pages pretty easily. So, I'd like the same functionality when it comes to "best answers": ability to click on the number of "best answers" given to a user, and see which of their answers have been marked as such. I figure something as obvious as this would have been built in by now, so why ain't this pony prancing? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 12, 2009 - 56 comments

distinctions

the difference between "answering" and "replying". [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 13, 2009 - 503 comments

I <3 nineRED...

I just wanted to say that nineRED is awesome! [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Feb 25, 2009 - 16 comments

Aye's without a face

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 - 95 comments

unanswered self questions

If you reply to your own comment in Ask MeFi, and no one else has replied yet, it no longer shows up on the Unanswered Questions page. [more inside]
posted by fogster on Aug 27, 2008 - 19 comments

Waiting is not an option.

Telling anonymous to wait to test when they have specifically requested pre-birth paternity testing methods does not "help in finding an answer". [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Feb 5, 2008 - 76 comments

Good ask metafilter thread that doesn't answer the question? Yes, they exist.

This (Medical Marijuana ask.mefi thread) is a good example of an ask metafilter thread where people don't answer the specific question of the poster, but still remain civil and helpful. Yay. So there's an existence proof that people can be helpful while not answering the question asked (and not fall all over themselves to be jerks).
posted by zpousman on Feb 22, 2007 - 120 comments

Is this the worst AskMe response yet?

Is this the worst AskMe response yet? By my count fifteen of the eighteen comments do not answer the question and should be deleted.
posted by meech on Mar 13, 2006 - 29 comments

Sweating it

In this thread on ask.mefi, purpleporpoise asked me to defend my call-out. (More inside)
posted by oddman on Sep 7, 2005 - 16 comments

Is using "best answer" on subjective questions appropriate?

The best answer feature used in this AskMeFi question seems a little disconcerting to me. For a question that's so subjective, is it really appropriate? I find it off putting.
posted by sophie on Feb 14, 2005 - 85 comments

Don't be an ass rule

Okay, the don't be an ass rule for Ask Me and supplying actual answers? Would these over here be keeping in that spirit? Just curious.
posted by FunkyHelix on Mar 19, 2004 - 18 comments

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