Ask MetaFilter is six years old today-ish. The subsite that began without its own URL has grown into its own fully tagged, categorized (mostly) searchable archive of our little hive's collected wisdom. Just last month over 1900 users wrote questions and 5300 users gave answers. [more inside]
Where is the link on to how to post an anonymous askme? [more inside]
My home computer is my Blackberry. Thank you so much for the "Mark resolved" link. It saves so much work!
Many ask.metafilter questions don't have an "end" to the story. Which questions are you most curious about how they ended?
When is a survey/polling type question okay on AskMe? [more inside]
This AskMe question had all the hallmarks of a frustrating unresolved drama in-the-making ... but it's suddenly got a happy ending!
Couch in the Ladies' Room. Am I the only one who thinks a chatfilter thread devoted to stereotyping and generalizing men and women is a bad use of AskMe? I'm more troubled that it's such a popular thread. What am I missing?
This answer in a recent AskMe made me very uncomfortable. I know about "flag it and move on," but I don't actually think the answer breaks the guidelines. It didn't seem appropriate to turn the thread into an argument about it, so here I am. [more inside]
Could one's AskMe questions perhaps show up in Recent Activity? [more inside]
The best AskMe answer ever recently made it to reddit. It was, of course, upvoted as the best answer.
Safety First Filter: Can we not advocate actual death, please? [more inside]
The answers to this question have just been a horrible pile-on and it needs to stop. Seriously, 50+ answers saying essentially the same thing? Can we use some restraint here?
A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
A couple recent AskMes have left me a little confused about how to address problematic, but not intentionally offensive assumptions. [more inside]
Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
Timezone bug in Ask? [more inside]
I'm wondering if we should add a "History" category to Ask Me? I posted this today, and was surprised to find that we don't have this category choice. I wavered between "Grab Bag" and "Society and Culture" and finally went with the latter, though my impression of that category is that it's meant to address quite different, mostly contemporary questions... and checking past questions seems to affirm that it's not a great fit, though probably the best we have. [more inside]
Proper "favorite" usage? [more inside]
"Sponsored by Ask Metafilter. Thousands of Life's Little Questions, Answered. Online at ask.metafilter.com." So, how long has AskMe been sponsoring The Sound of Young America? [more inside]
I tag chatty questions and they almost always get deleted. Sometimes, though, I think a question is chatty but it doesn't. That's fine of course - I might just be wrong. [more inside]
Find-that-Question: A while ago there was a question about a website/application that would throw all sorts of cool little radar screens and such up on the screen. I think it ultimately was used to make a background in a news conference? I'm not sure. But can anyone find it? I'm tried searching for all combinations (wha? "combinations" isn't in the FF 3.5 dictionary) of computer, screen, movie, radar, and website. Help :/
I went to post a reply in this AskMe thread and the 3 most recent comments I saw in Recent Activity seem to have disappeared. They've since also disappeared from Recent Activity. Bug or moderation?
VeryTinyHorsePlease? After x amount of time of thread inactivity, a MefiMail message sent when someone posts in your AskMe thread. [more inside]
Let's talk about this question.
Can someone help me find the Ask MeFi post where someone asked for general advice for a college freshman? [more inside]
I am trying to find the MeFi post to a YouTube video that features a little girl singing. The video was processed by the video poster by taking several snippets of a little girl talking, squealing, screeching and clapping a pair of flip-flops together. The result was an absolutely endearing "song", with a little synthesizer thrown in. [more inside]
Do we really want AskMe to be a teaching site regarding the exchange of illegal drugs? [more inside]
AskMe feature request: in the drop-down menu for post flagging, can we add 'criminally bad advice' to the list of options? E.G.
This question seems to be getting a bit derailed by whether or not it's justified to snoop in your partner's email. We've had this discussion before in RelationshipFilter and rather than derailing the next relevant question, I thought we could discuss it here.
Open-ended chatty questions on AskMe [more inside]
AskMe saved me more than TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Thank you! Thank you! [more inside]
Is it ok to cross-post a music question you have posted in AskMe to Music? [more inside]
Why is this AskMe about St. Paul, OR anonymous? I can't think of any possible reason for it to be so except to get around the once a week question limit (though I confess, I'm not sure if the software actually allows that). If we can get around the limit by asking any old question and making it anonymous, and the mods will approve it, why not take the limit away? And if that's not what's happening, I'm still not sure why it was approved; I just can't imagine why that question needs to be anonymous. [more inside]
This question was deleted (and we all figured it would be), but I'm curious: What if it was for real? Did the mods contact the asker? Did he confess to it being a joke? If he said it was a joke, did you believe him? What if he really does have a dead body in his apartment? Do we just say "Oh well" or do the mods try to contact the authorities?
what percentage of AskMeFi posts do you suppose are phony questions that are posed for entertainment? [more inside]
What is with Askmes where a three year old could tell you that the answer is "DOCTOR NOW NOW NOW"? [more inside]
Muirwylde was shaken after having done a decent thing in a stressful moment. The comments reveal MeFites' compassion (also here and here) and consumer skills. Decency all around. Well done, guys. [more inside]
The suicide scene wasn't cleaned up and the new flooring crew just took it all in stride and cleaned it up, really? Not so much a "Is this true" question, though there is a bit of that, but more curiosity if anyone has been a part of a flooring or cleaning crew and had to deal with situations like those in the question. [more inside]
OK, I've tried fixing this myself, and I give up. Why is AskMe displaying text at a different size font to every other part of Metafilter on my home computer? [more inside]