I'm wondering if we should add a "History" category to Ask Me? I posted this
today, and was surprised to find that we don't have this category choice. I wavered between "Grab Bag" and "Society and Culture" and finally went with the latter, though my impression of that category is that it's meant to address quite different, mostly contemporary questions... and checking past questions seems to affirm that it's not a great fit, though probably the best we have. [more inside]
posted by taz
on Sep 23, 2009 -
We have MyAsk
. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
posted by desjardins
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Is there any way of having an overlapping system of tags to categorize these MetaTalk posts? So for 'feature requests' that could be a sub-tag of either the 'Metafilter', 'Ask Metafilter' or 'Metatalk' tags. So when I want to see what is being discussed about improving Ask Metafilter I start by selecting that tag and then start clicking the sub tags to get more specific. Finally, the reason I am asking is because I am concerned about the flooding of questions on AskMe and the thing I would do is have a separate section for technology questions as those questions seem to be at least 50% of all questions asked. Cheers.
posted by GleepGlop
on Mar 29, 2007 -
Ask Metafilter: some intuitive interface to Time-Periodic Frequently Asked Questions...(more inside)
posted by felix
on Jan 23, 2007 -
Is there a way to see archived posts in Ask MeFi more than 30 days old by category? If not, it seems like an extremely useful feature--perhaps even show ALL posts by category and then just do "older results" at the bottom of the page on and on until the beginning of MeFi time...
posted by shivohum
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Is there a way to view the AskMe category archives beyond a month?
posted by o2b
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Can we get some more specific categories in AskMe than "Computers & Internet?"
posted by Edible Energy
on Jul 28, 2005 -
Can we get a "gifts" category in AskMe? People seem to ask for gift ideas quite often, and it doesn't really belong in "shopping" because it's about brainstorming, not sourcing.
posted by orange swan
on May 11, 2005 -
As has been noted before, questions get pushed down off the page at AskMe too damn fast. Most of the questions are good ones. Which means, I guess, we need some better information architecture (categories or something
) to happen. When, oh lord†
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Dec 14, 2004 -
would anyone else like to see categories like here in metatalk on askme? (mi)
posted by ethylene
on Sep 28, 2004 -
Why doesn't the green or the blue have categories like the grey?
posted by smackfu
on Jul 3, 2004 -
I want this pony: To help make the AskMe archive a little more mineable and thereby cut down on repeat questions, might we include either arbitrary keywords, selected by the questioner, to flag the question, or more simply a choice of categories to apply to the question (as we have in MeTa)?
posted by badstone
on Jan 17, 2004 -
Perhaps we should make Ask MetaFilter a Clydesdale instead of a pony: if user profiles included a means of categorizing one's expertise, we'd be able to have Ask MetaFilter automatically email appropriate questions to the experts; we'd be able to hunt down an expert for 1:1 communication; we'd be able to create some sort of synergy.
posted by five fresh fish
on Dec 11, 2003 -