I'm wondering how often the advice to get therapy actually results in someone realizing, damn, I need therapy. [more inside]
posted by namesarehard
on Jul 14, 2011 -
In a recent AskMe, a mefite called for help naming a character actor. The name found, said actor turned up in the thread. [more inside]
posted by likeso
on Jun 27, 2011 -
How common is it for the unnamed subject
of an Ask
to show up to clarify their position and/or rebut the Asker
? I've seen examples where a celeb shows up to give their view on their actions or work a few times but this is the first time I've seen this particular event on the green.
posted by screamingnotlaughing
on Jun 24, 2011 -
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 -
Is there any way to find out what kind of membership overlap there is between people who post/comment on the blue, and people who read/answer questions at AskMe? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Jun 3, 2011 -
This is probably a stupid question but is there a way to shield anonymous AskMe questions from google searches? It's a medical question about a very sensitive family matter and I'd hate to have any family member EVER stumble upon all the background details of my inquiry.
posted by bonobothegreat
on May 18, 2011 -
I have a question for AskMe but I feel like I've read something similar at some point on Ask in the past and am at a complete loss in terms of locating it. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on May 16, 2011 -
Is there any way to view Popular Favorites for a given tag- for example, sorting posts tagged with 'books' in order from most to least favorited? If not, could there be? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on May 15, 2011 -
(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 -
Hey! Have you taken a look at the MeFi Wiki travel guides
lately? As lots of MeFites of the Northern Hemispheric persuasion are gearing up for summer vacations, it would be great to have folks contributing again to the travel wiki by updating with travel AskMe threads. (Previously
posted by liketitanic
on May 6, 2011 -
RelationshipFilter questions on AskMe that have spurred great real-life conversations with significant others. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on May 4, 2011 -
I don't usually have time to read all of the questions on AskMeFi, so I rely on the Popular Favorites (24 hours) tab to screen the submitted questions for those found most interesting by other MeFites. The problem is that because of the way they are sorted I sometimes miss some.
Would it be possible to sort them chronologically by the time and date of submission, the most recent being at the top of the list? That way I could scroll down the list until I get to the question I remember from my last browsing session.
What do others think? Thanks!
posted by Daddy-O
on Apr 14, 2011 -
I want to suggest some uplifting askme threads that deal with feelings of inadequacy, stress and depression to a friend. Which ones? [more inside]
posted by litleozy
on Apr 13, 2011 -
We've had a lot of years of Ask Me relationship questions. What does every one think are some of the most interesting
relationship questions we've had so far? Not necessarily ones where we had a great beginning and middle and end of the story and great answers from everyone, but problems that were difficult, or tragic or hilarious or just wtf or were really well written or that told a great story?
posted by empath
on Apr 5, 2011 -
The 'fantastic' flag: I know it's been called "outdated", and people have asked for it to be removed. Who cares about that! I would really like to know how many people use it, how it is used, and how the mods react to it being used. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Mar 25, 2011 -
So the new show-new-comments feature is awesome! Except... when I load new comments and then hit the back button, it goes back to the post without the new comments, instead of back to (for example) the main page that I navigated from. [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on Mar 21, 2011 -
I posted this question
on the green not too long ago about the best cat in the world. My little fellow didn't make it through his surgery but I feel confident those who responded helped make the right decision. Thank you for your support.
posted by smirkyfodder
on Mar 9, 2011 -
There are a TON of Ask Me questions about basic home networking problems -- setting up wireless, why is my cable modem not working, how do I set up a wireless bridge, etc. Is anyone interested in working on a wiki page with common troubleshooting stuff related to that? Is that something that even should
go on the metafilter wiki?
posted by empath
on Feb 26, 2011 -
I'm curious and Want to Know Things, particularly: what ever happened to X in AskMeFi? And what about when X needed X? Did they get it? What about anonymous' certain issue... down there? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette
on Feb 25, 2011 -
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 -
I'm looking for a comment about someone's career that involved some type of figuring out a business' finances. I think it was in AskMe. [more inside]
posted by biochemist
on Feb 9, 2011 -
I'd like to create a MeFi Wiki
page listing books that are frequently recommended in AskMe answers. Would anyone else be interested in such a resource and/or does anyone want to help out? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline
on Jan 31, 2011 -
I think that perhaps this AskMe
should have more people trying to help with the below-the-fold part of the question than might look at it based upon the above-the-fold part.
posted by Flunkie
on Jan 27, 2011 -
comment in an AskMe requesting OB-GYN recommendation bothers me -- it's a one-line attack on a specific professional, with identifying information about the doctor, but no details about the basis for the opinion. (Paraphrase of comment: Dr. X in Y neighborhood was "Absolute worst medical experience of my life.") I can't put my finger on it, but it seems not quite right. Also seems to violate the guideline
that we don't bring personal information into threads.
posted by yarly
on Dec 20, 2010 -