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Georgia on my mind.

Update to this thread. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on May 9, 2008 - 27 comments

AskMefi: Seoul

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!
posted by nile_red on May 8, 2008 - 46 comments

OP Spotlight

Visually distinguish the OP's comments? (At least in AskMefi.) [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on May 6, 2008 - 46 comments

chatfilter?

Isn't How is the downturn in the US economy affecting you chatfilter? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 5, 2008 - 67 comments

Yeah, I got my answer, but fuck you.

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]
posted by amyms on May 2, 2008 - 141 comments

Performance art?

What's going on with these two relationship threads? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on May 1, 2008 - 100 comments

Thanks!

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.
posted by phrontist on May 1, 2008 - 51 comments

Nu?

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?
posted by brujita on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 comments

Everyone Knows Something

Users of Yahoo Answers seek advice, opinion, expertise [more inside]
posted by curse on Apr 25, 2008 - 50 comments

Making questions clearer

How can I word my AskMe questions better to get more relevant answers? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 23, 2008 - 36 comments

"Harmful" Flag

Just a derail-preventing idea ... [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 22, 2008 - 60 comments

Examples of repeated questions in Askme?

The Charlie White photo question came up again in Askme. Are there other specific questions that have been repeated over the years? Just curious...
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 21, 2008 - 40 comments

Watching old askme posts

Is there a way to see what old ask threads have recent activity on them? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Apr 20, 2008 - 15 comments

But it was funny!

What is the verdict on clever one-liners in AskMefi? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Apr 18, 2008 - 118 comments

Thanks for the Catalogs...

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]
posted by cadastral on Apr 11, 2008 - 49 comments

but i *deserve* it…!!

this askme post really chafed me in it's whiny sense of entitlement conveyed by it's asker. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Apr 11, 2008 - 77 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

We'll all need lobotomies to keep from shouting "Don't do it!"

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?
posted by amyms on Apr 8, 2008 - 54 comments

This is ridiculous.

Can I get some more clear guidelines about what make an Ask Metafilter question ridiculous? [more inside]
posted by __ on Apr 7, 2008 - 57 comments

Best Answer AWOL?

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?
posted by beagle on Apr 7, 2008 - 49 comments

MyAskme pony

Pony request: Ability to add questions from particular members to "My Askme." [more inside]
posted by brevator on Apr 7, 2008 - 7 comments

This is chatfilter, AMIRITE folks?

Is this chatfilter? [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Apr 3, 2008 - 79 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

Where are my check marks?

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]
posted by shadow vector on Mar 29, 2008 - 3 comments

Two weeks are better than one (in this case)

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?
posted by jbickers on Mar 29, 2008 - 82 comments

korean doctors = robbers?

Is it just me or is "Will the Korean doctor rob me blind??" a mildly racist way to start an AskMe post? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Mar 27, 2008 - 91 comments

A little? AskMe front page tweak

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?
posted by flabdablet on Mar 27, 2008 - 18 comments

Best posts on depression?

Which is the best thread/comment related to depression on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Mar 24, 2008 - 34 comments

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe?

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Mar 19, 2008 - 130 comments

Relevance and hating the US

What's the rationale for deletion here of Planet F's comment? [more inside]
posted by Phanx on Mar 18, 2008 - 56 comments

Queuing questions.

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.
posted by zouhair on Mar 16, 2008 - 54 comments

MetaFilter History

Is there interesting MetaFilter history that newcomers wouldn't know about, but might find interesting? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 16, 2008 - 107 comments

Askme Snowclones?

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]
posted by beagle on Mar 16, 2008 - 48 comments

Good on ya, Miko

I'd like to say thanks to MIko, who not only just reached 2000 AskMe comments, but also routinely clogs up my "contact activity" feed with Best Answers.
posted by null terminated on Mar 15, 2008 - 70 comments

AskMe homework help

It's that time of the semester: the "help me write my paper" AskMe's are starting up again. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Mar 15, 2008 - 51 comments

Round Numbers!

Only a little over a year ago, anonymous had asked 1500 questions. As of today, that number has doubled. By my calculations if this trend continues then by the year 2055 life on earth will have ceased to exist!
posted by ND¢ on Mar 14, 2008 - 84 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

BOTW

DTMFA, LUA, GAAEIYBF, KHYF, HJNTIY. Continue this sequence. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 13, 2008 - 114 comments

Hmm, you might know the answer to this...

AskMe Feature suggestion - here's some questions you might like to answer.... [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Mar 12, 2008 - 89 comments

Response to a point about the best way to answer an AskMe.

Response to a point about the best way to answer an AskMe. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Mar 7, 2008 - 72 comments

1 + 1 = 0

Answer the question or don't already, 1. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 6, 2008 - 361 comments

He should have known he would get responces like this from wacked-out liberals.

Okay, so this is an idiotic question.. Given that, howzabout everyone (myself included) sits on our hands since I just don't think anything helpful remains to be said. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 4, 2008 - 361 comments

How speedy will the seduction be?

OK, betting time! How many posts do you guys think it'll take before speed seduction or pick-up artistry will be mentioned as an answer to this question. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 3, 2008 - 9 comments

Wheelchair refurbishing in LA?

I saw an AskMe post once about activities in LA, and one of the answers mentioned some group that does cool stuff like refurbishing wheelchairs in LA, and now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 comments

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno on Feb 25, 2008 - 296 comments

Whether you eat it or not don't ask us.

Can we plase have a guideline against "Should I eat this?" posts? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Feb 25, 2008 - 162 comments

This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 24, 2008 - 70 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

Cultural Biases In Education

To what extent should teachers incorporate their own biases into their teaching of youngish children? To what extent does using goofy picture of people do so? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Feb 22, 2008 - 194 comments

You get more with a kind word and a gun than a kind word alone.

In case anyone wondered what happened with the College Admissions Official From Hell (thread here), an update! Thank you to the good people of AskMe. [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander on Feb 20, 2008 - 93 comments

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