I asked a question
and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
posted by plexi
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I'm beguiled by d
eleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of l
ofi for Ask?
posted by item
on May 18, 2008 -
Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
posted by kenchie
on Dec 15, 2007 -
There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
posted by history is a weapon
on Nov 8, 2007 -
i imagine that kelvin-helmholtz is so long because there's some kind of balance related to radiation pressure (vaguely vaguely like eddington limit?) but i may be way off - never thought about it before. if it is radiative pressure (or anything related to being hot) that holds things up that means that you'll still get an initial collapse and ignition. so i think initial "inner" thermal equilibrium will be much faster, but final steady state could take a long time.
and why on earth (or sun) is this
chatfilter? delete the stupid answers, not the question. i realise it's not one of your valued "what stupid piece of crap for my kitchen should i waste money on today because i can't cook for shit but boy i know how to use my credit card like a pro?" questions, but it still has a valid answer.
posted by andrew cooke
on Sep 4, 2007 -
Strangely, my answer to this ridiculous question
was favorited 17 times, then deleted. The answer was sincere, if not hyperbolic. Should I just email the admins directly next time I disagree with what I perceive to be
out of control
heavy-handed decimation? Thanks.
posted by four panels
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Was there really a good reason why every post in this AskMe thread
was deleted? Looking at the question, it looked as though the poster was looking for A) good tech news sites and B) whether it would be worth it to start one. Not my fault it turned into a fight.
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 5, 2007 -
a question I asked yesterday on ask.metafilter disappeared. I received no message from admin about it. I looked both in my recent activity and on the questions posted yesterday.
Yet I am not allowed to post another question for a week. My question was not inappropriate in any way and I should have been contacted if it was. I demand the question restored (it was: tips on looking for a new job while currently employed) or to have the right to post another question immediately.
I also emailed this via the contact form.
posted by spacefire
on Jun 21, 2007 -
If an admin deleted an Ask MeFi question at the poster's request, what ethical implications are associated with blogging about it, if you saw the thread prior to its deletion and feel you have something to say? And what rationale do you use to form that opinion?
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 25, 2007 -
I've never posted a thread on MetaTalk before, so don't really know if this is the right way to go about it, but a comment of mine in the recent discussion
on AskMeFi about plagiarism was deleted for reasons I can't really deduce. I did call out a few academics who were harping in the thread with their noses turned up but I wasn't calling names or slinging insults, so I'm a bit confused as to why my post was deleted.
And it certainly added to the conversation as it was quoted and responded to by another poster who disagreed with me. Any admin help here?
posted by jckll
on Mar 11, 2007 -
was definitely not chatfilter! I am working on putting together a class about good and bad "radical" radio and want some listener opinion besides my own. Can we reinstate the question, please?
posted by parmanparman
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Did posts from the askmefi queue thing get deleted? I just noticed a post I was going to look back at later wasn't there, it was posted through the ask mefi queue thing posted to projects a few days ago.
posted by arimathea
on Jan 11, 2007 -
I'm guessing the chances are pretty slim, but I would like to see about getting one of my questions on ask. un-deleted.
I posted This question
last night, and woke up this morning to see it was deleted. For this reason "doesn't sound like any problem to be solved, rather some idle 'what if' curiosity"
I've never had one deleted, and I feel it does not violate any of the things mentioned in the FAQ. To quote the FAQ:
Put another way "...if your motivation for asking the question is 'I would like to participate in a discussion about X,' then you shouldn't be doing it in AskMe. If your motivation is 'I would like others to explain X to me,' then you're probably OK."
I was simply interested in how the physics of it worked, and what would happen. I only posted once in my own thread, and that was to answer a question about thresholds.
posted by JonnyRotten
on Jan 10, 2007 -
Earlier on AskMefi there was a question from "siahny" asking to identify a painting via email. I've got the picture (which is a Word document). The thread seems to be deleted, but should I post it up anyway? She really does want the painting identified...
posted by divabat
on Jan 6, 2007 -
I was looking forward to reading this one and had marked it as a favorite (as had others). Do we have to explain why we ask each and every question now?
posted by lemonfridge
on Oct 3, 2006 -
Why was this post
deleted? The asker seemed like he had a legitimate question, and some interesting answers were surfacing.
posted by casconed
on Aug 7, 2006 -
I assume this question
was deleted for being chatty, but what if it had been: "Can you name some scenes in film that feature popular songs where the on-screen characters actually sing along or otherwise interact with the music? I'm putting them together for a project etc etc....". Is everything on AskMe a "problem" looking for a solution?
posted by Orange Goblin
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Paging whoever did the "detect deleted metafilter threads" bookmark: now that askme threads are being deleted, how about one for them?
posted by aberrant
on Jan 14, 2006 -
So why was the AskMe thread "must I eat the whole candy bar" deleted?
posted by Rash
on Nov 16, 2005 -
What do you do when you post condescending noise in an Axme and it gets deleted? Post it again
in essentially the same form, of course. But wait! Don't forget to act indignant
for maximum effect. [mi]
posted by Krrrlson
on Nov 13, 2005 -
I could have sworn that somebody posted a link as a response to my question
. Now that I have time to actually check it out, though, the link is gone. What gives? Bug? Gratuitous moderation? Anyone know what the link was?
posted by jdroth
on Jul 21, 2005 -
Anyone else having their comments deleted in AskMe threads? My comment in this thread
was deleted as well as my answer in another recent thread. What gives? Am I just not that helpful?
posted by fletchmuy
on Jun 19, 2005 -
I'm confused by this Ask Mefi question
and just as confused by the "best" answers
. Although a question is asked in the first sentence, the focus of the post is to use Ask Mefi as some sort of artsy fartsy lost and found.
posted by furtive
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Matt for deleting the Invisibility/Flight thread in Ask.Me
posted by esch
on Jan 14, 2005 -
I don't care if it is
phrased in the form of a question. Using AskMe to get in a second post
because you "already shot [your] wad today with a different MeFi front page post and thought this merited a posting" is just not on.
posted by mcwetboy
on Nov 28, 2004 -
Can we just assume we're all thankful for the bounties of AskMe, without posting there to that effect?
posted by luser
on Oct 16, 2004 -
filmgeek seems to want to do the right thing here
, but he needs admin hope to do it.
posted by scarabic
on Sep 25, 2004 -