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Do Not Enter The Dog Park

Attention: A classic AskMe Mystery Thread is emerging and it is wonderful
posted by The Whelk on Nov 4, 2013 - 153 comments

Thank you - AskMe update

I asked this question a few weeks ago. I was able to see a dermatologist who took a biopsy and pronounced everything completely normal. And, I was able to complete both the Hartford Marathon and the NYC Marathon without worrying about my leg. Thanks to everyone who helped me.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Nov 4, 2013 - 13 comments

reminder to put your location in your question

The answers to this question depended largely upon the location and culture of the asker, yet most of the answers were US-based and thus not that useful. Two lessons here: 1) let's not assume we're all in the US; 2) let's remember to put our location in the question. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 9, 2013 - 106 comments

Seeking AskMe thread about baby/toddler headbutting dad in the groin

I can't believe I'm using my first MeTa on this, but I'm looking for an AskMe thread from about 1-3 years ago in which a dad was asking how to deal with his toddler headbutting him in the groin. It evolved into a long stream of anecdotes about testicular trauma induced by the innocent little ones. I found it highly hilarious. The keywords I thought of to search on did not reveal the thread, and the mods I contacted didn't remember it either. Thanks.
posted by matildaben on Oct 4, 2013 - 45 comments

TLDR

The whole sad and wonderful jokes.txt saga is the subject of this week's Tldr, the newest podcast from the folks who make the superlative On the Media and who clearly have a long history of lurking here.
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Oct 3, 2013 - 93 comments

But what has your mother done for you lately?

Jesus, MeFi, you were doing so well, and then… this. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 13, 2013 - 196 comments

AskMe: Apologies before a question

When do you apologize before posting an AskMe? Most recently in this post about a Latin phrase, which the OP thought might be "obnoxious", I felt it was fine. This isn't about posting guidelines (which I think I understand by now...) but about the community's perception of what kinds of questions are, well, obnoxious. [more inside]
posted by ipsative on Aug 13, 2013 - 84 comments

The pony prances through the meadow, sparkling

Would it be possible to stick a drop-down filter on the "Popular" page to filter posts by subsite? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jul 29, 2013 - 14 comments

The highest form of flattery?

Buzzfeed has long been notorious for "repurposing" advice/tips/jokes/memes from sites like reddit, and now they've come for our wisdom: relationship hacks from this "classic" thread.
posted by lunasol on Jul 9, 2013 - 88 comments

The comment about how to avoid or stop crying

The comment about how to avoid or stop crying: That did not invoke the such-and-such reflex when you splash cold water on your face. I'm almost certain I read it in ask-me. From memory, which is really bad, it seemed really effective, obvious, smart. But obvious could mean, "oh yes, of course if you wind yourself by falling out of a tree, you're not going to be able to draw breath to cry" if that version of "obvious" makes sense. I would also like to help by saying it was posted by an insightful regular mefite, but unfortunately, once I notice two posts from a mefite that I like, even if they registered yesterday, I think of them as insightful regulars. I *think* it was a physical method, pretty sure it wasn't deep breathing or mindfulness. Thanks in advance for your help. My makeup thanks you, too. Posting from phone, so italics etc beyond me.
posted by b33j on Jul 3, 2013 - 13 comments

Job interview questions on AskMe

I'm curious. What motivates people to give advice on job interview questions? I saw a recent question where the asker was looking for specific ideas to help them deliver a killer presentation in order to land the job of their dreams. Surely, if your advice to the asker is helpful and causes the person to land the job, you're also crushing the dreams of the person who would otherwise have got it had you not helped the Mefite (someone who, perhaps, was going into the interview using all their own ideas, without help of the hive mind)? Is it just tribalism that we prefer the Mefite over the unseen non-Mefite?
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 29, 2013 - 118 comments

Free advice is seldom cheap

Cribcage hit the nail on the head with this recent comment: "people who have no idea what they're talking about but think posting answers on AskMe is 'fun' will now believe they have some factual basis for telling you in confident detail exactly what to do..." [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Jun 20, 2013 - 220 comments

We got some local color happening.

Is this a bug or by design? Gray frame around the most recent comment on recent activity. Instead of the usual gray box. This is what it looks like in Unprofessional Mode.
posted by zarq on Jun 19, 2013 - 97 comments

"Check your MeMail"

I've been wondering: What is the thinking behind a poster offering up "Check your MeMail" (and nothing else) in response to an AskMe? [more inside]
posted by nacho fries on Jun 9, 2013 - 59 comments

MeFi PenPals

There seems to be some interest in letter writing, based on the responses to this AskMe: Need a surrogate older sister. [more inside]
posted by smuna on Jun 5, 2013 - 49 comments

An AskMetaFilter Question Thrice Cited Over Potential BS in the NYT

So I'm reading Inside Higher Ed, this morning, as I'm wont to do, and I come across this article about a New York Times Magazine essay that seemed like BS to the IHE author. The reasons he questions the veracity of the events described are: this AskMe question, this blog piece also citing the AskMe question, and this Washington Post humor column also citing said AskMe question. It was odd to see AskMetaFilter three times before lunch. Congratulations, Junior Detectives, you may have caught a aviation bloviator.
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 4, 2013 - 89 comments

We're Not The Fortean Times

Have validate my supernatural experiances and share your own questions always been allowed on The Green?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on May 29, 2013 - 189 comments

Obligatory "obligatory pet pic" comments

Maybe I'm the only one, but the "pics or GTFO" business with respect to pet questions on AskMe really gets on my nerves. I feel like it makes MetaFilter come off as clique-y, and it trivializes serious questions about pet behavior and health. I've been letting this issue bother me for a long time now without saying anything, but a recent example has finally pushed me over the edge of raising the topic here. [more inside]
posted by drlith on May 23, 2013 - 141 comments

AskMe about mixed up text messages

I could have sworn that there was an AskMe not too long ago about sending one text message but having a different one come up on your recipient's phone. Of course, I can't find it. Am I thinking of something I read somewhere else, or does this question exist?
posted by amro on May 15, 2013 - 8 comments

AskMe Has Changed My Life

Back on April 20--three full weeks ago--I saw this AskMe about Sherlock/Watson fanfic, and idly clicked on it. Then I followed a few links, because why not? I'm a curious sort of person. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on May 12, 2013 - 186 comments

Don't' Drink The Water

An AskMe gone good. It was delicious.
posted by timsteil on May 8, 2013 - 51 comments

MeFi Bat Signal

Is there some sort of informal way that we can self-organize into a network of volunteers that can provide local assistance to AskMefites in need? Or maybe have the option for location information on AskMe questions so that we could receive alerts to local questions a la IRL? Or something? (Apologies in advance -- this is long, half-baked, inarticulate & rambly.) [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on May 5, 2013 - 88 comments

anon answers

I'm curious what the status is on the idea of having an anonymous option for answering questions in askme. [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 3, 2013 - 44 comments

Writing to find a post about writing

Or it could have been a comment, about writing or planning a book. It went something like this. (I think it was askme, but I'm not sure). 1. Event 2. Climax 3. Ending And then 1a. Lead up to event. 1b. actual event. 1c. results of event. 2a. Lead up to climax 2b. Almost climax 2c. Climax! Showing a hierarchical method of laying out a story, so that the paragraphs practically write themselves. Thank you.
posted by b33j on May 1, 2013 - 30 comments

Looking for a MeTa

Does anyone remember a MeTa about AskMe questions that really, really did not go the way the asker expected? I can't seem to find the post I'm thinking of. It would have been fairly recent, probably posted in the last year or so.
posted by capricorn on Apr 23, 2013 - 421 comments

Make the clothes fit you, not vice versa

I'm looking for an AskMe comment about getting clothes tailored. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Apr 6, 2013 - 12 comments

Frederick Jaffe's son shows up to answer a question

The answers in my old question about a Planned Parenthood were all perfectly good, but I got the best answer and some new documents in a MeMail from now mefite Dave Jaffe, son of the memo author Frederick Jaffe. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Apr 5, 2013 - 3 comments

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

Take my jokes... please!

I'd like to thank AskMe for the post on punch lines without jokes. [more inside]
posted by sonika on Mar 22, 2013 - 48 comments

If only you'd read the title

the question would have made sense. [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 20, 2013 - 98 comments

Someone's probably asked this already...

Looking for a question on the green: College leaver with a headful of ideas is left with low motivation after discovering ideas have already been done. Needs mojo back. [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 comments

Also, if someone knows an RSS reader with which to read the answers...

Did my AskMe query about advantageous reading in one's line of work set the record high ratio of question favorites to number of answers? More importantly, can anyone add to it? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 1 comment

AskMe Resolved, Six and a Half Years Later

Back in 2006, I asked a question about a scene I saw on TV back when I was a kid. No one knew the answer. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Mar 11, 2013 - 75 comments

Recent AskMe about hand-painted signs/becoming a sign painter?

I remember there being an AskMe recently about hand-painted signs — specifically (if I'm remembering rightly) about how to learn to paint them. Unfortunately, my search-fu has failed miserably, regardless of search terms I've used. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Mar 10, 2013 - 8 comments

A callout... for AWESOMENESS!

I've gotten a lot of useful answers to my AskMe questions, but this question seemed to be a stumper. Until... [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Mar 8, 2013 - 23 comments

oh hey guys here's a document that describes everything in detail, nbd

I really like it when an AskMe that could be pretty speculative is answered by someone unexpectedly coming up with an authoritative first-hand document. Anyone have other examples of this? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 4, 2013 - 47 comments

There's a mod on every corner

Is Matt diversifying the site further than we previously thought possible? I was surprised to see this on my receipt after stopping for coffee today. Will there be a free pony with every 12 cups? Are our beans now being served in venti mugs?
posted by arcticseal on Feb 25, 2013 - 49 comments

AskMe To The Rescue!

I love it when a real-time AskMe ends well.
posted by The Whelk on Feb 24, 2013 - 67 comments

Pony Request: 160 hours between AskMes?

I like to post AskMes at around 10 am on Tuesdays. If I have my post ready at 9:15 or 9:30, I'm prevented from posting until it's been a full 168 hours since my last post. I think the one-post-a-week rule works really well, but it would be nice if it were a little less strict. Would you consider changing it from 168 hours between posts to 160 hours or 162 hours or even 166 hours? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jan 26, 2013 - 120 comments

Unpacking the viral ninja hack guru in the cloud

This AskMe thread about new and overused business cliches/jargon is a thing of beauty.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 10, 2013 - 181 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

End-of-year AskMe Followup Reminder

It's the 31st of December, so now is a good reminder to look through all the AskMe's you posted in 2012 and add any followups, as they will start to close over the next year.
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 30, 2012 - 80 comments

Best Stuff AskMe?

Some time ago (at least 2-3 years), there was an AskMe about "the best website for reviews of consumer products" or something like that. One answer featured a blog/forum meant entirely for reviews of headphones. Anyone remember either the thread or the site? It was orange/tan and very minimalist. Possibly spun off SomethingAwful.
posted by griphus on Dec 30, 2012 - 7 comments

Most popular AskMe posts of 2012

OK, it being year-end and all, I thought I'd go have a look at the most popular AskMe posts in the last year... only to find that I can't really filter down like that (leastways not so I can tell)... so I decided to put a list together myself, and make it my first post on the grey! 30 would be a nice, round number, but I could only find 29. Please enjoy responsibly! [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Dec 25, 2012 - 60 comments

It's ok... you can do it, you can make a decision by yourself.

Is Ask Metafilter a place for people afraid to learn from their own experiences? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Dec 10, 2012 - 123 comments

How to delete your previous questions within AskMeFi

How to delete your previous questions within metafilter or AskMeFi? If you can't delete, why not and do they stay online forever?
posted by daveg02 on Dec 5, 2012 - 55 comments

Improve my searching abilities.

What do I need to search to find askme posts about a partner moving out? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 comments

Geocache

Polite request: if you post an AskMe question about a city - where to find so and so in so and so [city], tag it with the [city]. Thanks!
posted by plexi on Nov 30, 2012 - 15 comments

AskMe comes through yet again!

Thanks AskMe! Over a year ago I asked for some help with some technology to help my students use their cameras. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Nov 7, 2012 - 5 comments

Please?

I just posted an AskMe with a dumb typo. Any chance of getting an edit window for Ask as well? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Oct 25, 2012 - 16 comments

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