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A reasonless What's-Your-Favorite

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]
posted by kalapierson on Mar 26, 2013 - 60 comments

Two new tags: Updated and ReAsk

Let's create two new special tags for AskMe: Updated and ReAsk [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 19, 2012 - 11 comments

Correcting assumptions in AskMe?

Bad deletions. [more inside]
posted by smorange on Oct 19, 2011 - 166 comments

Can I link to a subject I'm involved with, even if it isn't my own work?

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?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 10, 2011 - 33 comments

Spies from the future

I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 17, 2011 - 62 comments

AskMe pet placement

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]
posted by crayz on Jun 30, 2010 - 78 comments

Was it that bad?

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]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 27, 2010 - 45 comments

What's Acceptable on AskMe When It Comes to Crime?

AskMe Questions About Crimes [more inside]
posted by Menthol on Jan 31, 2010 - 204 comments

Rules of Relationship Filter

A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Oct 28, 2009 - 40 comments

AskMe Etiquette

Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 16, 2009 - 14 comments

Anonymous questions of the most mundane order

Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Oct 21, 2008 - 55 comments

What ever happened to respecting people's opinions?

I think this question violates the spirit of individual choice, and isn’t really appropriate for AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Oct 11, 2008 - 124 comments

If you're gay and in the military you get what you deserve, huh?

This comment 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.
posted by orange swan on Sep 5, 2008 - 83 comments

HDMI Cables? Can I lift those with my pitchfork?

This post is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 3, 2008 - 38 comments

Clarification on reasons to delete answers

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]
posted by dobbs on Aug 29, 2008 - 92 comments

you're not helping

Someone wants to help people. The answers? Kill people, kill yourself, kill all the religious people, and stop having babies. People, please. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 19, 2008 - 177 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

Can You Repeat The Question?

Is it okay to keep asking a question until you get the answer? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Jul 30, 2008 - 34 comments

Answers, not opinions.

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.
posted by desjardins on Jun 10, 2008 - 114 comments

AskMe hell

Hey, I'm successful young buck at 30 years of age, but enough about me, why don't you guys talk about me?
posted by besotted on Apr 9, 2008 - 37 comments

Embrace this new feature, and take it to where it needs to go, where the world clamors for it to go -- OPTIONAL HYPOTHETICAL FILTER

Matthew: 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]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Apr 3, 2008 - 97 comments

The Infinity of Defining Chatfilter

I don't know what to make of this AskMe post. [more inside]
posted by farishta on Mar 13, 2008 - 152 comments

How do I hide my boxcutter?

looking for an affordable single-stack pistol suitable for concealed carry. . . [more inside]
posted by washburn on Feb 22, 2008 - 36 comments

Privacy or Criminal Activities?

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 - 110 comments

Rocking Homelessness?

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.
posted by orange swan on Jan 15, 2008 - 125 comments

This is not the answer you are looking for.

Is using the "best answer" function to clarify the original question or to offset the OP's own comments from the pack really the best use of that feature?
posted by FreezBoy on Jan 14, 2008 - 54 comments

Try it, see what happens

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]
posted by mkultra on Dec 18, 2007 - 80 comments

Buying a WoW account is against Blizzard's TOS.

Buying a WoW account is against Blizzard's TOS. [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Dec 5, 2007 - 68 comments

'Spergin

Asperger's shouldn't be thrown out as an explanation or excuse for any behavior unless one has been clinically diagnosed with it.
posted by pieoverdone on Nov 29, 2007 - 208 comments

Wanted: better jerk skills.

Hey guys, have any tips for improving the quality of my neighborhood feud? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Nov 13, 2007 - 41 comments

Farts = not funny; Nuns = hilarious!

Help with Nun Humor: no? [more inside]
posted by mimi on Nov 11, 2007 - 87 comments

Write your congressperson?

Please don't ask how to break the law on AskMe. [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America on Oct 21, 2007 - 207 comments

Talk about your missing periods!

I'm sorry, I can't let this post pass without comment [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 9, 2007 - 96 comments

No right name for that bucket of bolts

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!"
posted by zadcat on Oct 9, 2007 - 42 comments

Question about deals: Bad deletion

How was the AskMe about "your favorite frugalities" chatfilter? Seemed like a legitimate question to me with some decent, interesting answers. Bad deletion.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Sep 7, 2007 - 80 comments

Zombies vs. bears vs. monkeys

This 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.
posted by allkindsoftime on Aug 10, 2007 - 31 comments

When the question disavows the obvious answer, what is AskMe to do?

When the question disavows the obvious answer, what is AskMe to do?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 6, 2007 - 62 comments

HiveMind: Where's the door?

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.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 2, 2007 - 38 comments

Where should I post this cry for professional web help?

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.
posted by chudmonkey on Aug 1, 2007 - 10 comments

Another example of wrong and bad ask me answers.

Almost all the answers in this thread are wrong and bad.
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 25, 2007 - 103 comments

ReAskMe?

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.
posted by signal on Jul 24, 2007 - 46 comments

Born Every Minute

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

OMG CHEATING!

This is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
posted by dersins on Jul 11, 2007 - 109 comments

Rolex! Five dollar!

I don't want to break the law, I'm just curious where I could go if I did.
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 27, 2007 - 73 comments

Yeah, yeah, why do I care?

I'd really like to talk about this sleep question.
posted by dame on Jun 26, 2007 - 63 comments

Good stuff.

Awesome.
posted by jayder on Jun 14, 2007 - 24 comments

asking for programming help

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?
posted by signal on Jun 10, 2007 - 20 comments

Self Linking in the Green?

Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
posted by Justinian on Jun 3, 2007 - 92 comments

Because only "Dude, that's f*cked up" will do.

What if sometimes wisecracks do help people find answers?
posted by holgate on May 16, 2007 - 68 comments

What's with all the drama loving going on?

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?
posted by Stynxno on May 11, 2007 - 48 comments

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