7 posts tagged with askme by grumblebee.
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What are some of AskMe's fastest, most amazing success stories?

The sidebar (see Apr 12) featured this post, in which someone's seemingly obscure question was answered in just six minutes. I think MY experience was even more amazing (as my question was more obscure), though it did take Gator an hour and ten minutes to cough up an answer. What are some other AskMe Astounding Stories of Snappy Answers to Obscure Questions?
posted by grumblebee on May 13, 2011 - 47 comments

Are Questions Okay When They're Based Around Finction Worlds

Some people feel this question violates the guidelines. I disagree. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 2, 2007 - 250 comments

lost girl: found!

I finally found you, Kelly Shanks -- or, rather, you found me!
posted by grumblebee on Aug 17, 2007 - 99 comments

A gmail account for anonymous askme followups

I created a gmail account for anonymous askme followups. The username is anon.metafilter and the password is metafilter. Anymore can post there. Just log in at gmail.google.com and send email from that account TO that account (anon.metafilter@gmail.com).

Since gmail allows tags, you can tag your messages. You can also reply to them (or other users can reply to them) and gmail will automatically keep all the replies together.

Why hasn't someone already done this? Is it a bad idea? (No one will be forced to use it). If it's a bad idea, why is it a bad idea? Of course, it could (perhaps will) get utterly chaotic with people deleting each others posts, etc.

Lets see what happens.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 22, 2005 - 40 comments

The fuzzy line of chatfilter

In this AskMe post, ad hoc asked whether or not people would accept an offer of immortality. Rushmc dubbed it a "chatfilter" question. Vacapinta pointed out that rushmc had asked a similar question ("what poetry books do you like?").

Here is rushmc's response to Vacapinta's accusation:

...That question was of direct practical benefit to me, as I discovered new-to-me poets to investigate and bought five of the works recommended in the thread, which was my purpose in asking the question. Immortality is not an option, so debating its desirability leads to no practical outcome.

[MORE INSIDE.]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 20, 2005 - 97 comments

Ancient Chinese subway poem AskMe followup

In the green, I recently posted a question about a poem I once read but couldn't locate. I was asked to post the poem if I found it, which I have. The original thread has been archived, so I'm posting it here. I hope this isn't an etiquette violation. If it is, I'm sorry.
posted by grumblebee on Sep 16, 2004 - 12 comments

A couple of months ago, I posted a question to AskMe. I now think I have an answer.

A couple of months ago, I posted a question to AskMe. It generated a lot of interest and responses, but no definitive answer. I now think I have an answer. What should I do?

1. Keep it to myself.
2. Post it to the old, archived thread?
3. Make a new FPP?

I suspect #3 would piss some people off (because the FPP wouldn't be asking a new question), but if someone else found an answer to an old question, I'd prefer them to make a FPP. If they posted it to an ancient, archived thread, I would probably never think to go there and read it.
posted by grumblebee on Feb 2, 2004 - 21 comments

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