It seems like there have been several questions lately about how to do things that make it easy to do illegal things or hide one's identity generally in a way that does not seem to have a legitimate purpose, or at the very least seems to only have a vague "I want to avoid harassment" or "I want to protect my privacy" purpose. What gives? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Ask Metafilter: Help me become a professional shoplifter
-- don't we have a guideline against helping people learn how to break the law via AskMe somewhere? Considering that repeat shoplifting is a felony, I think this would fall under that guideline.
posted by SpecialK
on May 9, 2007 -
Why is this thread
still around? I know at least one admin has seen it, since my snarky response was removed. Is it now OK to ask for piracy how-to's?
posted by mkultra
on Dec 23, 2006 -
is the kind of borderline/gray area/marginally illegal question I love to see in AskMe.
posted by Rash
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I've noticed that many AskMe threads (like this one
) dealing with potential crimes and/or civil suits could be subpoened as evidence if the right person connected the dots. Should there be a notice on the anonymous question page that Metafilter may be compelled by law to release the IP address of anonymous posters?
posted by justkevin
on Dec 27, 2005 -