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A callout... for AWESOMENESS!

I've gotten a lot of useful answers to my AskMe questions, but this question seemed to be a stumper. Until... [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Mar 8, 2013 - 23 comments

We were all eleven. Well. Most of us.

This AskMe thread is just fantastic. A not-simple question with so many great, empathetic, caring suggestions from people who were at one point up a similar creek trying to fashion any sort of paddle. POSITIVE THREAD CALLOUT. EVERYBODY HUG.
posted by davidjmcgee on Jun 11, 2012 - 39 comments

A shoutout for AskMe's resident car guys

This is a thank-you callout for the AskMechanics - Jon-o and Brockles. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Sep 3, 2009 - 29 comments

It's just a question

How to respond to pushy barstards [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 10, 2008 - 121 comments

Call-outs for everyone!

Another AskMe-related shady-answer call out. [more inside]
posted by Grither on Sep 4, 2008 - 11 comments

AskMe Noise

Stop breaking the rules! Do not post a comment if you don't have an answer or are helping to look for one. That the asker is breaking the rules isn't an excuse. [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Aug 13, 2008 - 219 comments

AskMe is NOT an adoption service.

I adore konolia and have defended her before, but her comment in this thread is intolerable. [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] on Jun 7, 2008 - 45 comments

Asked for X, got Y (where X equals help and Y equals grief)

Ordered X, got Y. Not only the title of the thread, but a good description of some of the answers received. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 3, 2008 - 179 comments

Response to a point about the best way to answer an AskMe.

Response to a point about the best way to answer an AskMe. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Mar 7, 2008 - 72 comments

He should have known he would get responces like this from wacked-out liberals.

Okay, so this is an idiotic question.. Given that, howzabout everyone (myself included) sits on our hands since I just don't think anything helpful remains to be said. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 4, 2008 - 361 comments

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno on Feb 25, 2008 - 296 comments

This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 24, 2008 - 70 comments

Boooooooooobs.

Hey, you know how I'm apparently your friendly neighborhood irrational/uptight/bitchy feminist? Well, my Batsignal is going off. 'Cause I'm bitchy/uptight/irrational/out to ruin your fun. And I don't like conversations that are all about the hilarious inevitability of adults ogling some lady's rack. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Jan 23, 2008 - 775 comments

Slapping someone in the face a bit too much ...

While this guy does need the "slap in the face" back-to-reality technique he's getting, he doesn't need it to the extent he's getting, and the extent of name-calling is more likely to make him re-entrench in his behaviors than it is to assist in the change of attitude he's seeking. This comment is particularly unhelpful.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 18, 2007 - 678 comments

What will we think about and why?

It's chatfilter because "major issues" is objective and undefinable, or if not undefinable, a distasteful acceptance of political groupthink. Well, anywho, it's standing, so let's put discussion here. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 14, 2007 - 60 comments

offensive, sexist, NOT RACIST

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 25, 2007 - 3 comments

Does anyone really know what time it is?

If you don't know what century you're in maybe this isn't a question you should try to answer.
posted by timeistight on Nov 10, 2007 - 77 comments

Submissive

You know, as the guy who has trouble pointing out that you just cut in line in front of him, I gotta say wtf davy? Is it that hard to imagine that there are people who actually are insufficiently assertive—problematically so—and that this may cause trouble with partners who don't feel they're 'manly' enough? The world doesn't view everyone the same way so it's a bit too much to ask that everyone refuse to project anything besides hesitant soppiness.
posted by Firas on Jul 24, 2007 - 80 comments

Born Every Minute

I strongly disagree with This Thread being posted.
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 21, 2007 - 211 comments

Seriously guys, he just wants a name.

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 - 59 comments

Offensive noise.

Completely ridiculous, disgusting askme response.
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 11, 2007 - 83 comments

How to directly answer a question based on flawed assumptions?

"I think it's pretty clear that I'm not asking for your opinion on the idea's viability." Sorry, this question (and response from the asker) is crap.
posted by aberrant on Apr 11, 2007 - 10 comments

ComicGeekChatfilter

ComicGeekChatfilter
posted by Doohickie on Apr 10, 2007 - 94 comments

AskMeFi, not JudgeMeFi

I want to express frustration with some of the responses in this thread. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Mar 30, 2007 - 97 comments

ask.met... er, I mean provoke.metafilter?

Is this in any way acceptable? By which I mean posting a question that you "know" will be flame-bait, and then taunting those who answer?
posted by CKmtl on Mar 12, 2007 - 43 comments

fight for your rights in your own damn country, americans

"I don't like war, but my child is in there, fighting for your rights (Americia)." is, as edgeways says, inflammatory. [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 21, 2007 - 106 comments

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?
posted by Inkoate on Feb 12, 2007 - 36 comments

Askme: answer the question or get out

Dios, can you please either answer the question or simply avoid pooping in the thread?
posted by loquacious on Jan 30, 2007 - 211 comments

elide, elide, elide

I would like to thank parmanparman for unleashing the snark beautifully. The delivery was perfect.
posted by nasreddin on Jan 26, 2007 - 50 comments

Most sexist lyrics pissing match most unexpected

A thread that reads like a piss-contest between participants who can quote the most sexist lyrics they can think of is not what I'd expect from AskMefi.

Maybe I am mistaken, but from the tag "who goes the hardest on these boards?" I don't think the post is anything but "entertainment" at the expense of women.
posted by Sijeka on Jan 25, 2007 - 205 comments

A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on sniping

Since it seems the moderators are not reading the thread below, in which the community decided it was perfectly acceptable to launch personal attacks against a person whose only transgression was using the site as it's supposed to be used, I'm bringing it up as its own topic here. Nasty comments that serve no function in helping the poster find a solution are not allowed in AskMe. Allowing them in MeTa -- again, not because the poster has made some transgression or broken some site rule, but simply because he's fat or lonely or makes too much money or whatever else the community has deemed unacceptable today -- seems a completely shitty way of getting around the rules in AskMe, and seems to completely undermine what we as a community are trying to create there: A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on solving problems, not sniping.
posted by occhiblu on Jan 19, 2007 - 151 comments

Movie spoiler in AskMe thread

Jessamyn, this comment needs to be deleted. I had flagged it earlier and was surprised that, instead of being deleted, a SPOILER warning had been placed in the thread title. There is no reason for spoilers to be in the thread. The OP is not asking about the movie - they are asking about places to discuss movies.
posted by vacapinta on Jan 8, 2007 - 50 comments

Fake statistics aren't valid answers.

Posting a esolutionsdata.com link in response to an Ask Metafilter question is bad form. Go hone your stand-up routine somewhere else.
posted by Rhomboid on Dec 29, 2006 - 31 comments

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Dec 19, 2006 - 273 comments

Reading Comprehension 101

Reading Comprehension 101: I'll admit that glueschk was a little over-the-top here but I come here not to damn him but to...empathize with him.

His comment was followed up by yet another person mentioning Marathon Man. Meanwhile, in this thread, I was making a bet with myself to see how many comments until we got Nixon and Elvis. The answer is 15. I'm trying to understand why this happens. Is the poster not being clear enough?
posted by vacapinta on Dec 4, 2006 - 43 comments

Speculation in AskMe answers.

So idle speculation really is "what the green is for"? That's a surprise.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Nov 29, 2006 - 44 comments

Aiding and abetting in AskMe.

"Help me get this stolen property fixed. Given how I describe receiving it, and given that I'm asking how to get it fixed without getting in trouble, I clearly know it to be stolen property. Don't help the rightful owners get compensated for their losses, but please do help me get their laptops working for my benefit, mm'kay? Because I can't afford to buy a legit laptop, and apparently I can't afford a conscience either."
posted by orthogonality on Nov 13, 2006 - 102 comments

Askme advice advocating illegal property damage and assault goes too far

This Askme comment advocating illegal property damage and assault, needs to be deleted and the commenter, one Meatbomb, should probably get a time out. Normally I would just flag and move on, but it's hard enough as it is to make helpful posts in legal threads. I really don't want to be in the same thread along with such nonsense, even if it's only there for a few hours before deletion.
posted by footnote on Nov 6, 2006 - 54 comments

Wait, what? An ask vs. mefi callout

Wait, what?
posted by TheNewWazoo on Nov 3, 2006 - 9 comments

This AskMe is Meta, Ergo...

If anything belongs in metatalk, a post flaming Metafilter users' spelling and grammar sure does. How much more "about Metafilter" can you get than "I am baffled as to why this is so frequent on a site such as AskMeFi"?
posted by mendel on Oct 24, 2006 - 80 comments

This thread is just turning into "dump on women"

I think this thread is just turning into a "dump on women" thread.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 22, 2006 - 263 comments

Thanks!

Hello. I just want to thank everyone who responded to my Ask Metafilter question about spouse/fiance immigration.
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 8, 2006 - 29 comments

AskMe Sidebar Thanks

Thank you very much for putting the sex in space Ask.Metafilter thread on the sidebar.
posted by loquacious on Sep 27, 2006 - 14 comments

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

Were we pwned?

I think we just got PWNED.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Sep 6, 2006 - 100 comments

Best reason for deleting a thread EVER.

Best reason for deleting a thread EVER.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 30, 2006 - 140 comments

Keep AskMe Clean, People.

Not cool.
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 25, 2006 - 54 comments

What's the most offensive, racist joke you have ever heard?

I can't see any justification for this AskMe.
posted by theora55 on Jul 26, 2006 - 137 comments

I know we can be catty, but this...

"Hi, can someone help me kill my roommate's cat"
posted by necessitas on Jul 11, 2006 - 140 comments

Finding that special someone, especially in Canada.

"Hi, can someone help me stalk my ex-girlfriend?!"
posted by deadmessenger on Jul 11, 2006 - 159 comments

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