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Deletion of question about terminal illness

I'd like to hear more from the mods behind the rationale for deleting this question, from a person who is seeking advice related to their impending death. I'd also be interested in hearing feedback from the community at large about whether it's an appropriate question for askme.
posted by Greg Nog on May 12, 2014 - 43 comments

anon answers

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 - 44 comments

When is a Double not a Double?

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 - 52 comments

Doctor, eventually.

Thanks, Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 27, 2012 - 30 comments

Can mods see anonymous ID?

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 - 36 comments

We could maybe let up a little.

I want to suggest that maybe it's a good idea to give abused people, instead of their abusers, the benefit of the doubt. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jun 13, 2011 - 214 comments

Anonymous followups to anonymous questions

Would you ride this anonymous AskMe pony? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 16, 2011 - 36 comments

Spies from the future

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 - 62 comments

The 7th anniversary is the desk set anniversary....

Happy birthday and 10,000th Anonymous post Ask MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 12, 2010 - 46 comments

Taters

A longshot, yes, but a possible explanation for 'taters'? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 23, 2010 - 118 comments

Similar questions on the anon preview page?

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 - 33 comments

Anonymous Ask MetaFilter, we need to talk

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 - 337 comments

Those who do not care about their reputations

What do the mods do with AskMe posts that aren't anonymous, but really should be? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 20, 2010 - 49 comments

Reality check, please.

Can I get a reality check on the lap dance AskMe? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 16, 2010 - 279 comments

How to post anonymously?

Where is the link on to how to post an anonymous askme? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 3, 2009 - 26 comments

I suppose the asker could be trying to escape the mafia...

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 - 46 comments

When a user plans to get an AskMe thread deleted

Should a user purposely post something in their AskMe thread, with the idea that they can get it or the thread deleted or made anonymous later?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 19, 2009 - 151 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

Anonymous questions of the most mundane order

Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Oct 21, 2008 - 55 comments

It was the one about sex with midgets...

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 - 12 comments

Search and Destroy

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 - 86 comments

Why anon?

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 - 45 comments

Or do I have to be in the cabal?

Apologies if this was discussed elsewhere, but... why is there a best answer marked in an anonymous thread...?
posted by Phire on May 18, 2008 - 27 comments

Why close anon AskMe questions?

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 - 35 comments

Round Numbers!

Only a little over a year ago, anonymous had asked 1500 questions. As of today, that number has doubled. By my calculations if this trend continues then by the year 2055 life on earth will have ceased to exist!
posted by ND¢ on Mar 14, 2008 - 84 comments

Deleted questions are showing up in intermittent fashion, and that is shaking me to my core. Won't you help?

Dumb, probably-asked-before question about deleted questions. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 20, 2007 - 16 comments

AskMe feature suggestion

I think it'd be cool if when posting as anonymous on AskMe, you had the option to provide a separate password which would let you log in as anonymous just for the thread you're creating and post comments. The main benefit is that it would allow responders to ask for more information. The main risk I see is that someone could out themselves by accident if they forgot to log in as anonymous before commenting...
posted by Coventry on Nov 19, 2007 - 51 comments

omg it's YOU!

Isn't is awfully rude to make a big deal out of non-anonymity in an AskMe thread? It's implying someone should be ashamed, isn't it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 15, 2007 - 52 comments

MetaMail to anonymous users?

MetaMail question: Would it be possible to allow users to MetaMail posters of anonymous AskMe questions without revealing the identity of the poster (and possibly the sender)? [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Oct 30, 2007 - 15 comments

AskMe RSS bug?

Bug? Anon ask.me post came up as less-than-anon in (my) RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by lowlife on Oct 22, 2007 - 29 comments

Prenez soin de l'anonyme

In light of this art project, UbuRoivas went to 59,469 Mefites, chosen for their intarnerdiness, to analyze, translate, or reinterpret a selected anonymous AskMe. The resulting collection of responses filled the grey place at MetaFilter with beauty, music, snark & mirth. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 27, 2007 - 67 comments

Follow-up to "Single Forever?"

I want to do a follow-up to the anonymous post What do you do with your life if you never get married? and confess to being....The Anonymous. [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Sep 26, 2007 - 98 comments

Anonymous Follow-Ups and Respondents

PonyFilter: Since anonymous questions were first introduced, there's been the need for anonymous questioners to easily respond as a follow-up to their own question, and, to a lesser degree, given subject matter, for people to contribute their answers to the question anonymously. I imagine the admins have already thought about this, and I'm just wondering if it's a feature that will never seen because of the possibility of abuse or the difficulty of coding.
posted by WCityMike on Jun 3, 2007 - 16 comments

Wow, I can be sexual too

Threads like this make me wonder why we can't answer anonymous questions anonymously? (aside from the obvious potential for trolling)
posted by chlorus on May 29, 2007 - 36 comments

Why Oh Why

Why is THIS anonymous?
posted by Stynxno on May 29, 2007 - 7 comments

You should see my fridge

How personally embarrassing does something have to be to qualify for an anonymous AskMi? Mold in one's microwave?
posted by beagle on May 3, 2007 - 86 comments

A way to circumvent?

I recently posted an anonymous question to Metafilter (within the past week). I browsed to the 'New Question' page without thinking about the question limits because I had a new query, but to my surprise the page didn't restrict me from posting. A bug? A way to get around the question limit? Am I shortly going to be shot for pointing this out?
posted by Phire on Apr 30, 2007 - 16 comments

1500 Anonyme strong

Our most troubled of AskMe users, Anonymous, notches up 1500 questions.
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 28, 2007 - 40 comments

Why the rash of penis questions?

What's with the triple dicking?
posted by jonmc on Nov 28, 2006 - 55 comments

Bug in the tabs in AskMe.

I love the new tab feature, but there's a small bug with AskMe. When the posts are sorted by favorites, anonymous questions are credited to Anonymous Ask MetaFilter instead of the usual anonymous. No crisis, but an inconsistency that may distress some of our more sensitive members (you know who you are).
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 25, 2006 - 1 comment

How anonymous is it really?

When someone asks an anonymous question on ask.metafilter, are people at Mefi or anyone else aware of the asker's identity? How anonymous is it really?
posted by vizsla on Aug 28, 2006 - 19 comments

AskMe: missing questions?

At present, there seem to be some askmeta questions missing, notably 41851 to 41860. I only noticed because I refreshed and a question that I *knew* was several questions down was now at the top. The missing posts don't have deletion comments on them so I'm guessing it's just a glitch of some kind?
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 10, 2006 - 12 comments

List of Anonymous questions in the past month.

Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony: For the "Posts by category in the past month" list on the green, can we include a section for Anonymous questions?
posted by cior on Jul 5, 2006 - 4 comments

Anonymous Ask Metafilter Archive

"Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?" and 994 other anonymous gems from the Anonymous Ask Metafilter archive. As AskMe readies for it's 1000th anonymous question, the community is hereby polled: How has the feature worked out for the community? Do you ever wonder how some threads were resolved? And at the risk of seeming too voyeuristic, has anyone ever thought about writing fiction based on the scenario in an anonymous AskMe question?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jun 26, 2006 - 23 comments

Askme callout: going further goes too far?

Actual question: As a sensitive, caring, intelligent, non-lecherous male, how do I fuck the shit out of anything that walks, regardless of race, religion, income, social stigma or species? The content of this post makes me want to vomit, but it's the tone that really makes it ick-tastic. Congrats to the original poster, at least you have the prowess to post onymously.
posted by |n$eCur3 on May 25, 2006 - 76 comments

Disabling Favoriting of Anonymous AskMe Posts?

Displaying users who have marked Anonymous questions in AskMe as a favorite is potentially revealing of who Anonymous was in that instance. It is also potentially harmful, both to users who mark such questions as a favorite, as well as to future discourse at Metafilter in general. So I suggest that we remove the list at the start of the thread of those who marked an Anonymous question as a favorite. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 16, 2006 - 54 comments

Anonymous Replies for AskMe For Several Hours?

Anonymous posting: time-limited cookies to enable anonymous to reply to their own threads for N hours? Perhaps tied to logins? It seems like the "anonymous" nom de plume really only needs to be a setting that is applied when a thread is marked as such and the original poster is replying. Since most of these questions are for personal, medical, or other advice that usually need more input (perhaps to triangulate its position), it seems useful.
posted by kcm on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 comments

How can I post a question on AskMeFi using the anonymous account?

How can I post a question on AskMeFi using the anonymous account ? When I login using my username and try to post a question, I see a link to post the question anonymously but if I have already posted in the past 1 week, then this link does not appear.
posted by inquisitive on Mar 17, 2006 - 24 comments

How anonymous is an anonymous question on AskMe?

How anonymous is an anonymous question on AskMe?
posted by sjvilla79 on Mar 9, 2006 - 31 comments

Why is this AskMe anonymous?

Anonymous questions in AskMe, as I understand it, are for those questions which are of a delicate nature, could cause serious embarrassment, result in legal trouble, or cause some sort of other harm.

So how is a question about what tattoo to get deemed worthy of anonymization? [MI]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 5, 2006 - 70 comments

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