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 -
I was just wondering... How many of you guys browse askmefi primarily as a source of entertainment, rather than as a potential answerer? [more inside]
posted by tehloki
on Nov 27, 2010 -
I'd love to find someone to interview for a class assignment (due Thursday), about problem solving in teaching English as a second/foreign language in a classroom. There seem to be a few experienced ESL teachers around here, and it would be awesome to be able to talk to one on the phone here in the US. Would it be appropriate to look for an interviewee via AskMe? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Nov 15, 2010 -
If you're not getting the answers you want at AskMe, Wired has a handy flowchart
to help you decide which social search site is best for you.
posted by 23skidoo
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Facebook has an open position for a Questions Community Manager
. The text itself is pretty fascinating with superlatives like"anything you can dream up", "thousands of moderators" and "the full resources of Facebook at your disposal". I obviously thought about AskMe and Jessamyn, and she agreed it was an interesting Meta post.
Knowing that communities start from the ground up, I am especially interested in thoughts about how such a gigantic operation can be handled, if it can at all. [more inside]
posted by bru
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Was there an AskMe about an old neighborhood safety program in which one would put a sign in one's window if it was ok for neighborhood kids to take refuge from bullies there? I SWEAR that's where I heard about this. Any ideas? Search is not helping me.
posted by liketitanic
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Tiny pony request. On the AskMe front page, a question has a green checkmark next to it if any of the answers has been marked "best answer." If you look at your own history of AskMe coments, there's a green checkmark next to any of your AskMe answers that was marked "best answer." In that same history of your AskMe comments, why not have a green checkmark next to the title of any question in which there have been "best answers" by anyone else? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen
on Sep 24, 2010 -
"Just show him this thread" - this advice gets given practically every other day and I was wondering, do people really mean it and think it is a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom
on Sep 21, 2010 -
In two recent AskMe threads (Non obvious things you shouldn't say to women
and a similar about men
), vague and general questions were asked. The community response wandered all over the map from very good
, to not so good, where individual dislikes were conflated to be something all of certain subgroup dislke (1
I think this is a problem that not only degrades the tone of the site in general and AskMe in particular, but also can confuse the asker. So I'm putting this issue before the community to see if the community views this as a problem and if so, discuss ways to mitigate it. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink
on Sep 17, 2010 -
What are you all saying that poor Jessamyn
has to keep deleting in this thread
? Also, women of Metafilter, are men you don't know actually speculating to you about your bra size and suggesting your mood is reflective of your menstrual cycle?
posted by bluedaisy
on Sep 15, 2010 -
What is the penchant for asking immigration law-related questions on AskMe? Immigration laws are very complex; the only answer should be "speak with an immigration lawyer."
Is there any practical reason these questions are asked, but not deleted, on AskMe?
, for example.
posted by dfriedman
on Sep 7, 2010 -
Flagging this post
as 'fantastic' doesn't seem appropriate, so I just want to say that the outpouring of compassion, caring and genuine feeling makes me really happy to be part of this community. [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Sep 3, 2010 -