I find myself thinking of questions I want to ask when it's been only 5, 7, 9 days from my last question. Then day 10 rolls around and I can't remember what it was. Then something else comes up, and I ask a question about it, and like clockwork the next day I remember what that VERY IMPORTANT (but not urgent) question I want to ask was. Would it be possible for us to save a draft of a question or of multiple questions while we are working on them/formulating our thoughts/waiting for the clock to run out?
This AskMe thread
not only made a post to this thread, but signed up for an account
just to do it. [more inside]
I'm disappointed my spammy AskMe
got deleted. [more inside]
I am looking for a conversation on the site that was at least partly about how smart/smart-aleck kids deal with teachers' mistakes in school. [more inside]
Can someone direct me to the AskMe described here
Why are some people so good at answering human relations AskMe's? How do you do it? And why do you do it? [more inside]
I would like a public explanation for the deletion of my answer from this AskMe. [more inside]
Proposed Ask category: Sex. [more inside]
I remember (but can't find) an AskMe comment where someone said she had slept with her male, virginal friend "to boost his confidence" or something, but that ultimately it changed nothing and 10 years later he still hadn't slept with anyone else. Anyone remember where it was/have better search skills than me?
Two related privacy questions: (a) Can the mods see who has posted an anonymous AskMe? The submission page suggests "no" but the anonymous submission page suggests "yes".
(b) can mods see if multiple accounts are created by an specific IP address?
I'm wondering how often the advice to get therapy actually results in someone realizing, damn, I need therapy. [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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]
Best of mixtape AskMes? [more inside]
Genuine question time: What's up with this question
? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
(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?
I noticed that in this Ask Me thread
, the original poster marked one of his responses as best answer
Does this happen a lot and I've just never noticed it before? I'm not sure it's worth changing, just sorta ... odd.
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
RelationshipFilter questions on AskMe that have spurred great real-life conversations with significant others. [more inside]
This question is kind of worrisome.
If it's not a stunt post and the poster has not been severely misinformed, they might be walking in a situation which is genuinely dangerous to their mental health. [more inside]
Why was my comment deleted? [more inside]
Would you ride this anonymous AskMe pony? [more inside]
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!
I want to suggest some uplifting askme threads that deal with feelings of inadequacy, stress and depression to a friend. Which ones? [more inside]
kind of thing ok
? [more inside]
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?
The AskMe infinite scroll: how do I recreate it? [more inside]
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]
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]
What is the etiquette for offering one's services as an answer to an AskMe seeking said services? [more inside]
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.
Is the only appropriate response to coddle people's sense of victimhood? [more inside]
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?
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]
So I think I understand why people do that annoying "special snowflake" thing in AskMe. [more inside]
I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
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]
How does posting anonymously, with the reasoning that their SO/parent/friend/child READS AskMe, help the situation? [more inside]
Surely this NYT article
about Question/Answer websites is snubbing AskMe?! [more inside]
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]
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.
seems like a really bad idea, heading into territory where AskMe advice may be worse than no advice at all. [more inside]
appears to have intentional misrepresentation of situation
, discussion ensues
. Jessamyn asked us
to get it out of the thread and yet it seems there is more to ponder
. So, here we are. [more inside]