Just thought I'd mention that I noticed a couple of questions in askme that all had to do with ferreting out techniques people use to get around spam filters and the like. [more inside]
Which AskMe threads have been most dominated by the OP? [more inside]
Please resist the urge to "vote" your opinion in response to a question that has a definitive factual answer. [more inside]
AskMe Chatfilter Rescue: Disadvantages of being male [more inside]
Is it wrong to call out a post that's trying to find happiness? [more inside]
Is there any data on AskMe responses? This post generated a remarkable 115 (and counting) replies. What's the record?
Unanswered Q's on AskMe: I can haz ponies? [more inside]
Yesterday there was a thread about by someone suspecting an apartment scam, it seemed to be a reasonable question but this morning it seems to be gone? [more inside]
Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post?
I, Item, would like to be able to view deleted Ask Metafilter threads. I don't see what the harm will be, as long as a minor hoop has to be jumped through to view them ala lofi.mefi.
I'm beguiled by deleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of lofi for Ask?
Apologies if this was discussed elsewhere, but... why is there a best answer marked in an anonymous thread...?
Could people please stop giving medical advice with no basis in science in this thread? [more inside]
Oh, and ummmmm.... I may be reading this wrong, but didn't you already admit to looking at porn and get called out BY your wife? [more inside]
My Little Feature Request: Paulsc had an uncommonly well-written answer in AskMe. It would be a good candidate for the AskMe sidebar, oh wait, there's no AskMe sidebar. But there could be.
What is the likelihood this would happen? Two unsensational, unrelated posts (1,2) on AskMe within six minutes of each other by america4 then america5. Weird.
Why close an anonymous question at the poster's request? Here's an example (the recent question from a young guy who wasn't sure he wanted to marry) [more inside]
AskMefi Followup: I asked you guys for tips in Seoul, and the response was very helpful, I'm still here for 5 more days, but here are pictures of the awesome places you led me to!
Visually distinguish the OP's comments? (At least in AskMefi.) [more inside]
Isn't How is the downturn in the US economy affecting you chatfilter? [more inside]
AskMe vent: Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated when they answer questions and the asker never comes back to say "Hey, thanks, that's what I was looking for" or "That's not what I meant, but let me clarify" or never comes back to give feedback to the answers in any way? I'm not talking about "anonymous" askers who obviously can't follow up. I mean regular/mundane/normal questions whose askers never bother to respond at all. [more inside]
I just wanted to point out how great a guy adamwolf is. When I asked this question he offered me an old oscilloscope of his he was replacing.
I came home to see that my answer in this thread was deleted. Was it made clear that mediocre's horrible roommate is not actually a prostitute?
How can I word my AskMe questions better to get more relevant answers? [more inside]
Just a derail-preventing idea ... [more inside]
The Charlie White photo question came up again in Askme. Are there other specific questions that have been repeated over the years? Just curious...
Is there a way to see what old ask threads have recent activity on them? [more inside]
What is the verdict on clever one-liners in AskMefi? [more inside]
Ten days have passed since I posted this thread to AskMetafilter. My postman is cranky with me, my friends think I'm crazy, I have about around 30 lbs of new catalogs [c. 200kb pics, flickr, 1, 2], and a reinvigorated appreciation for all y'all (not that it has ever been in jeopardy)... [more inside]
this askme post really chafed me in it's whiny sense of entitlement conveyed by it's asker. [more inside]
Hey, I'm successful young buck at 30 years of age, but enough about me, why don't you guys talk about me?
Assuming the lobotomy question is for real (and I guess it gets the benefit of the doubt because the poster's previous questions seem innocuous enough), how can it be ethically answered within the guidelines of AskMe: Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer? It's good to see that people linked to Howard Dully's story in the answers, but is there room for saying "You must be insane! How on earth would a lobotomy make meditation easier? Don't even *think* about doing such a thing to yourself!" to the poster while staying within the guidelines? Don't we have an obligation to dissuade askers from doing dangerous things?
Can I get some more clear guidelines about what make an Ask Metafilter question ridiculous? [more inside]
This AskMe post shows on the front page as having a Best Answer, but on the inside page nothing is so marked. Did a Best Answer get deleted?
Pony request: Ability to add questions from particular members to "My Askme." [more inside]
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]
Minor interface annoyance: on the AskMe category pages in the sidebar, answered questions don't show check marks as they do on the front page. [more inside]
Man, the green has been busy lately - so much so that it's really hard to keep up. How about going back to the 14-day wait between questions?
Is it just me or is "Will the Korean doctor rob me blind??" a mildly racist way to start an AskMe post? [more inside]
My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
Which is the best thread/comment related to depression on AskMe? [more inside]
Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
From time to time, after asking a question in AskMefi, I get a great question but forget about it because of the waiting period. I'm not questioning this rule, but it would be nice to have the possibility to create a certain number of questions in advance, and put them in some sort of queue, so one will not forgot to ask some good question.
Is there interesting MetaFilter history that newcomers wouldn't know about, but might find interesting? [more inside]
This is a serious, intended-for-AskMe question, but under the rules (because it is about AskMe itself) it must be asked here. So, kindly play by AskMe rules. Here goes. Various authorities claim there are only 69, 36, 20, 7, 3 or 1 possible literary plots, all the rest are just variations on the basic ones. Is it possible to categorize all MeFi questions into a limited number of generic forms? [more inside]