I'd like to post a "What's your favorite X" AskMe. I'm using it to find the one answer I need for a specific use (and I'd be happy to update about my project in the thread later), but I think talking about my use in advance would bias people toward a too-narrow set of responses. [more inside]
Let's create two new special tags for AskMe: Updated and ReAsk [more inside]
I'm a reporter and think an ongoing story in my neck of the woods would make for a decent post on the blue. I am fully aware of the rules against promoting one's own work, but would it be acceptable to post about a topic I've covered, provided that none of the links go to that work, nor to anyone I am or have ever been affiliated with?
I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
Just to engage in a probably-futile disagreement with cortex's decision here
. Yes, granted, I understand not wanting to get into the classifieds business. But this isn't trying to use Mefi instead of craigslist [more inside]
I don't want to be the whiny "that guy," but I'm not sure what I did wrong with this question
to warrant deletion. [more inside]
AskMe Questions About Crimes [more inside]
A few recent threads
on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Making recommendations against
a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
Is it me or are some people abusing
the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
I think this question
violates the spirit of individual choice, and isn’t really appropriate for AskMeFi. [more inside]
in an AskMe thread
posted by a gay veteran wanting suggestions for how to convince his military friends of the importance of considering gay issues in the coming election may not break the guidelines, but it's incredibly wrong-headed and I wanted to take issue with it here.
is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
Poster asks: Does dating through craigslist actually work?
I answered simply, "No." My answer's been deleted. This is not the first time my on-topic answers have been deleted from threads and I find it pretty annoying. Further, someone else posted "Yup" and there answer is still there. WTF? [more inside]
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]
Is it okay to keep asking a question
until you get the answer
? [more inside]
I don't understand why some of the answers
to this question
aren't being deleted. They are expressing their opinions about whether or not it's appropriate to give children psychiatric drugs, or what drugs have worked for children they knew, and that wasn't what was asked.
Hey, I'm successful young buck at 30 years of age, but enough about me, why don't you guys talk about me
For a long time, I have been sad at the loss of HypotheticalFilter. When AskMe was young, such questions would arise. But those days are gone now, as the site matured.
It's simply not done, you'd say. It floods the page with nonsense. It makes the real questions get lost. Still, I thought, I want to know how to dispose of a body
, or how long we'd survive without the sun
. Who would win in a fight? A squirrel, or a squirrel's weight in ants? [more inside]
I don't know what to make of this AskMe post
. [more inside]
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]
I'm uncomfortable that this "How Can I Be Homeless?"
question was approved. Seems to me this person should not be helped to pursue a course of action that is not only dangerous but which will almost certainly involve his making use of resources intended to help people who truly have nowhere to turn.
MeFi's Eternal September is nigh, what with the holidays coming and Mac market share rising. Is there anything we can/should do to head off the inevitable flood of "I just got my Mac, now what?" questions that are already asked over and over in AskMe? [more inside]
Asperger's shouldn't be thrown out as an explanation or excuse for any behavior unless one has been clinically diagnosed with it
Hey guys, have any tips for improving the quality of my neighborhood feud
? [more inside]
I'm sorry, I can't let this post
pass without comment [more inside]
What makes this kind of ask.me post
not chatfilter? There is no real answer to this kind of thing, it's just "hey, we got a new car, help us be cute!"
How was the AskMe about "your favorite frugalities" chatfilter? Seemed like a legitimate question
to me with some decent, interesting answers. Bad deletion.
is a great question but it didn't include the obligatory "For the purposes of a work of fiction..." disclaimer to keep it from being deleted as hypothetical filter.
Bad day for posting here, but I'm miffed. How many chances do/should people get to drop insulting hurtful shits in AskMe threads of all places before they're just banned? I don't want to institute a talk nice policy, but being a dick to an OP looking for a psychiatrist or similar is, to me, a higher crime than just crayoning the walls, it's really demonstrating a bad fit here.
Should I post to Ask or Jobs? Long story, short explanation: I'm looking for someone who can help me understand how my small business can implement a database-driven website, and I'd potentially like to hire that same person to do a relatively small, one-time piece of work based on what I learn.
Almost all the answers in this thread
are wrong and bad.
If you asked a question on AskMe a while ago and got not-so-good* answers, would it be bad form to ask the same question again? Should it be disguised so as to not seem to be the same question?
* to put it politely.
I strongly disagree with This Thread
is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
I don't want to break the law, I'm just curious
where I could go if I did.
I'd really like to talk about this sleep question
I am finishing work on a short python program for my master's thesis. I am a newbie at python, and would like to ask for help optimizing the program in AskMe, by posting the actual script and having people with more experience give it a look. 2 questions:
1) does this sound too do-my-homework-ish?
2) the program is about 130 lines, would it be kosher to post the whole thing inside the question (not on the front page, obviously)? Or should I just link to the .py file on a server?
Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
Annon posts a question asking if a guy likes her
. The thread is 4 days old and still open. Annon posts a new question asking the same thing
. Why was that allowed?