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 -
Quick one; how can I answer an AskMeFi anonymously?
posted by BadMiker
on Aug 23, 2012 -
At first I thought someone had hit "post" twice, but no, it was just that that Fight or Flight and Zoomorphic entered the Metafilter Singularity at 1
posted by alms
on Aug 8, 2012 -
"This" considered harmful? I've noticed that it's fairly common when linking to something, that the link is given a non-description. This seems prone to cause problems with link rot. I know Matt has a long bet
in place that link rot isn't a major issue, but I know I've stumbled onto dead links when looking at old AskMe answers. Should we consider links without description bad form? [more inside]
posted by borkencode
on May 2, 2012 -
Pony request: a place for random answers, or tips, that have no immediate questions, but might be useful to someone, sometime, somewhere. [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on May 1, 2012 -
Ya'll are being strange and interesting again. Two recent AskMe
questions are about whether to correct someone close to you and the answers, along with their reasoning, are fascinating.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 27, 2012 -
(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 -
Why don't ask.metafilter answers count towards the three comments you need to post to the main page?
posted by bq
on Feb 28, 2011 -
AskMe etiquette - What are the norms about letting people who answer your question know that you are reading and appreciating their responses? [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Under popular favorites
why is there "n favorites
in the last 24 hours"? Is that of interest to any of you? I'd rather see " n answers
in the last 24 hours", so I know whether or not I should revisit a thread.
posted by qsysopr
on Aug 13, 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 -
Before you post your next AskMe question, you might try checking out MetaChat's thread of suggested automated AskMe answers
. From "Don't eat it" to "Try Craigslist" to "Check out these twenty-five identical previous AskMe questions on this topic" to "Learn how to communicate. Pouring your heart out to 60,000 random strangers on the internet ≠ effective communication with your partner", we've pretty much got every topic covered.
posted by orange swan
on Jul 18, 2008 -
The poster of this question
has clearly stated, "I'm not trying to solve their problems, I'm looking for specific recommendations for a marriage counselor. You know, like a name. If I wanted advice about 'how do I deal with my friends' psychotic marriage problems,' that's the question I'd have asked." I've flagged the responses that judged the poster rather than answering the question, and several of those comments were deleted, but many of them remain. I'm curious about where that line was drawn. Also, if people really feel the need to question the poster's judgment, hopefully they can do it here and leave the thread with less noise.
posted by vytae
on Jul 2, 2007 -
A few days ago, I had posted something on AskMe, and had got some wonderful replies from my fellow Mefites. I wanted to acknowledge them here, along with the community as a whole (for doing the great work that it does), and say how glad I am to be a pat of it.:)
Thank you MeFi!
posted by hadjiboy
on Mar 26, 2007 -
PonyFilter: Can we have RSS feeds for users' answers/posts? It'd be nice if you like a person's brand of answers and want to keep abreast of them, but are the kind of person who lives and dies by RSS feeds. Plus, y'know, well, there's this
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Dear AskMe: There is a prince in Nigeria who desperately needs my help. What is the best way to transfer $50K to an overseas bank account?
posted by LittleMissCranky
on Jul 8, 2006 -
I'd like a way, beyond "best answer," to give feedback/kudos to users who offer exceptionally helpful AskMe answers. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on May 17, 2006 -
What askMeFi question has the most answers... ever?
posted by bjork24
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Tags: User profiles show "Top ten tags used on Ask MetaFilter posts" -- which is neat!, but would it maybe be really neat if there were a "Top ten tags used on Ask MetaFilter answers
"? I know that what I've asked about and what I've answered to are in pretty different realms.
posted by mimi
on Mar 16, 2006 -
How many questions is too many for posting on MeFi?
Hi, my name is x, and I'm a MeFi Addict ('hi x!').
yes, it's come to the point in my life where I turn to this site because I know it'll have links/commentary on a variety of issues. I know if I post a question someone will inevitably have a good answer... the question is, what's the ratio of questions I should ask to questions I should answer? If I ask a question, is there some sort of karmic payback I should perform - i.e. try answering a few questions in return? I certainly don't want to seem like I'm a lazy person here. I honestly come after I've done a bit of research - honest!
Just curious - or is this too meta perhaps? I don't want to outstay my $5 welcome... although if a certain site owner had a donation button that might help me sort out my karm ;)
posted by rmm
on Feb 23, 2006 -
AnonAskMe often poses embarrassing personal questions. Sometimes I withhold my opinion because, if you're too mousy to attach your name to your question, I don't think you deserve people's signed replies. Does anyone else agree?
posted by cribcage
on Oct 24, 2005 -
Ask.Meta Question askers/answerers.
What does Ask.metalk work really well with? What does it suck with?
posted by filmgeek
on Aug 21, 2005 -
as i wander through every bike-related askme query and see the same user names replying to each question i've started to wonder: would there be a benefit to allowing mefi users to organize themselves into caucus-like groups? would it serve the community better if, in much the same way individuals are grouped by region on their profile pages, we could somehow align ourselves by interest/expertise to make better use of our collective resources?
posted by RockyChrysler
on Apr 20, 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 -
I noticed an AskMe thread
with two "Best Answers". Is the ability to mark more than one answer as "best" intentional, or is this a bug? I'm sure there are going to be cases of ties, so perhaps this isn't a bad idea.
posted by tommasz
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Ask Mefi update: all the questions and answers are in a new database, meaning that new features will be coming soon. First up will be links to all questions and answers on your user page, probably done tonight. Then categories, keywords, and all sorts of cool shit. Let me know if you find any errors in the meantime.
posted by mathowie
on Jun 14, 2004 -
AskMe policy proposal: "Please answer the actual question, not what you think should have been the question".
For instance here
, crunchland seems to think the question is "what's a good approach to picking colors", whereas namespan is saying "fireworks used to have a feature, now it doesn't, what can I do". This happens all the time. People ask how to fix something on a computer running System A, and the answer is switch to System B. People ask about Anti-virus apps, and are told not to use them and just practice safe-computing. It's a small peeve, but the added noise is not appreciated, especially when you actually care about the answers.
posted by signal
on Jan 8, 2004 -
In a recent AskMeFi thread
a link to a Google query was provided in lieu of an answer [more inside].
posted by cedar
on Dec 22, 2003 -