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Tourette Syndrome Update

One of the first Ask questions I ever asked was about my Tourette Syndrome. A few different commented or contacted me to say that they'd never seen TS described so accurately before. I recently rewrote and expanded that comment into an article for xojane, and as a result, have been asked to present a keynote speech at the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada's yearly conference in October 2015. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 28, 2014 - 69 comments

Metafilter gets a Mention

This Guardian article on words with longer histories than you'd expect, gives this AskMe a mention.
posted by Ned G on Jul 1, 2014 - 32 comments

666 posts tagged with death

This got a chuckle out of me just now... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 8, 2014 - 34 comments

resolved!

I just found the book I was looking for in my very first Ask Metafilter post. I am so happy. [more inside]
posted by changeling on Mar 14, 2014 - 21 comments

What happened to the @askmetafilter Twitter?

I'm pretty sure it's one of the unofficial Twitter accounts, but does anyone know what happened to the @askmetafilter feed? It looks like it stopped updating on the 5th. This feed was nice to have since it used the question title as the tweet rather than starting with the question itself like the @mefigreen feed. Thanks all.
posted by jroybal on Feb 19, 2014 - 23 comments

Slate Love

Ask MeFi gets a nice shout out from Slate regarding this thread.
posted by Optamystic on Jan 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Good Advice

What is the biggest life decision you've made based on answers to one of your AskMe questions? How did that decision work out for you? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 15, 2013 - 172 comments

Just wondering about the etiquette of threadsitting

When someone posts to AskMefi, is there a standard etiquette that posters should be knowing to follow? Something like "Do not post any responses for 24 hours after you've posted your question or else you will be threadsitting/tempted to threadsit," perhaps? I avoid Metafilter for 24 hours after I post anything because then I feel like an embarrassed ass asking a question, but that's just me. I was wondering if this was any kind of ... more official thing for everyone else, or should be, or what.
posted by jenfullmoon on Dec 4, 2013 - 61 comments

Pepsi Blue Dot EDU?

Has anyone else noticed the weird attention that this AskMe about a small liberal arts college in Iowa has attracted? I get that everyone is welcome to pay their $5 to sign up and say their piece, but it smells a little like astroturf to me. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 2, 2013 - 960 comments

Metafilter to Kindle?

Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike on Sep 15, 2013 - 3 comments

From WBEZ Chicago, I'm Ira Glass. Today on our show, MetaFilter.

In the This American Life blog post which is a list of the staff's favorite lists of other sites' favorite This American Life episodes, Ira links to a 2005 AskMeFi thread in which MetaFilter members named their favorites. Notably, there was remarkable consensus among lists of that vintage and the lists that were published this month to observe the show's 500th episode. I'm fairly surprised there hasn't been a more recent thread along those lines.
posted by knile on Jul 21, 2013 - 21 comments

A Pony with a Green Check Cutie Mark

So if you look at an Ask thread on its own, best answers are marked with a distinct background. However, in Recent Activity, best answers are marked with a green check. That's because "my answers" are marked with a distinct background. I find this unnecessarily confusing and would appreciate some consistency. Ideas from the floor on the best solution are welcome!
posted by seanmpuckett on Jun 17, 2013 - 41 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

Informative answer deleted

I would like to know why my answer was deleted from this AskMeFi thread: [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Apr 26, 2013 - 1165 comments

Academic Integrity: Policy on Ask?

This question was asked, and some respondents have been raising concerns that it might violate the student's honour code. Is there an express policy about this? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Mar 2, 2013 - 51 comments

Help me find the story about a hilarious/offensive conference intro...

I'm going bananas trying to find a comment that I *think* I read on the green. The story was about an intro at a conference, or maybe at just a business meeting? And the person giving the talk lead with a pretty raunchy or out-there joke or anecdote, after which half the people balked and left and the other half stayed and had like, the best conference ever. I seem to remember that the joke-teller was a woman in a male-dominated field, but I could be wrong about that. IIRC, this story was told reverently, not disparagingly, and I think it appeared within the last two years. Is this ringing any bells?
posted by Charity Garfein on Feb 18, 2013 - 14 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

Old AskMe: if Apple had designed a car?

Within (I think) the last couple years, someone had asked in Ask MetaFilter something to the effect of, what new cars are the Apple products of cars? That is, what cars these are Apple-like in designs and details, quality of materials, user-friendliness, etc. I can't find this thread now—does anyone remember it? Thanks.
posted by jroybal on Jan 25, 2013 - 5 comments

I need help finding a recent Askme with a list of tech job boards

I thought there was a question recently from someone looking for a job that basically said - "Here is where I'm looking online...is this the best I can do?" Someone in the 3rd or 4th comment provided a list of other job boards to look for work. I think the search and the boards were all IT/tech related but can't remember exactly. I've tried some key word and tag searches and have scanned ask questions though mid-December but can't seem to locate the question. The searcher might have been located near Chicago or the west coast.
posted by victoriab on Jan 24, 2013 - 4 comments

Somebody Someone Totally Still Knows

Someone on We Are The Music Makers on Reddit found this interesting comment from 2008.
posted by spiderskull on Jan 23, 2013 - 348 comments

There's a reason people wrote to Dear Abby

AskMe gets a shoutout in NPR's MonkeySee blog.
posted by EvaDestruction on Jan 17, 2013 - 49 comments

It's not like they'll be getting into legal trouble over it...

From the FAQ: "Do not post a question to AskMetafilter assuming you can have it removed once it has been answered. This is unfair to the people who answered the question and diminishes the usefulness of the site. " Yet the poor soul who wasn't getting the answers they wanted was able to delete ">their question without a problem? What gives?
posted by Grither on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 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

Trying to find an AskMe answer about what to do if you're swamped by the press/paparazzi.

Trying to find an AskMe answer about what to do if you're swamped by the press/paparazzi. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Aug 23, 2012 - 29 comments

ask.mefi questions about getting clients

There must already be Ask questions about how to increase business/get more clients as a freelancer, but I'm not hitting the right search terms or something. Can anyone point me? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Aug 22, 2012 - 3 comments

jobs + home + ???

Posts about finding work you can do from home? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 comments

I can't find it

Can someone point me to a post (in ask.me I think) that featured examples of good science-fiction in non-Western Europe settings? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 17, 2012 - 24 comments

this is not a chawade

What was that tag where... [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jul 3, 2012 - 54 comments

We were all eleven. Well. Most of us.

This AskMe thread is just fantastic. A not-simple question with so many great, empathetic, caring suggestions from people who were at one point up a similar creek trying to fashion any sort of paddle. POSITIVE THREAD CALLOUT. EVERYBODY HUG.
posted by davidjmcgee on Jun 11, 2012 - 39 comments

Even better than an advice column binge: how to search for most favorited/commented AskMes in a particular category

Is there a way to look at popular AskMe questions in a particular category, either in the recent past or over time? The infodumpster almost does this, but not quite. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 19, 2012 - 16 comments

Walmart supplier comment

Apropos of this thread, I'm trying to find a MetaFillter comment from a few years ago in which the commenter related a story about a friend or family member whose company made a product that Walmart became interested in selling. [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 8, 2012 - 23 comments

A MeFite at Bookforum?

Minor MeFi-spotting: is there a MeFite at Bookforum? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Apr 28, 2012 - 41 comments

Mainly cat name suggestions and obvious DTMFAs

I like to read interesting Ask Metafilter questions, although I rarely post anything myself. The Popular Favorites page is a good way to find these, but I've also noticed that questions with a lot of answers (say, over 50) are usually worth checking out too, even if they don't necessarily get a lot of favorites. Is there any way to view the AskMe site/feed in a way that only shows questions that have received more than a certain number of answers?
posted by theodolite on Apr 23, 2012 - 14 comments

You have many questions, Mr. Sparkle.

I'm a prolific AskMe user, but I think I'm doing it wrong. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 13, 2012 - 75 comments

There may not be fifty ways but there are more than one.

Ugh, I'm just going to say it: continuously posting to this breakup advice in Ask is lazy and more often than not it doesn't really fit the situation. I wish people would speak to the actual specific break-up someone is asking about or just stay out of it. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Apr 6, 2012 - 90 comments

Why is my cat doing $weirdthing?

Ask Metafilter is becoming less useful as the site grows.

As the site has grown in popularity and more people join just to ask questions, the ratio between people who are knowlegeable and people who ask questions has fallen. This means that the questions on AskMe are coming in so thick and heavy that questions are buried before they can get answered properly. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Mar 26, 2012 - 130 comments

Don't presume, it makes a pre out of you and me

In answering AskMes, can we please try harder not to make presumptions that are absent from the question's details, especially if we are using that presumption as a jumping-off point to scold the asker? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Feb 27, 2012 - 74 comments

Academic study - motivations to answer on Q&A sites

AcademicStudyFilter: What motivates answers on a Q&A site? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 1, 2011 - 56 comments

Drug Awareness Hump day

About a year and a half ago, I asked this question trying to identify a dj-mix I had heard on the radio. It remained my great personal unsolved ask-me-stery, the only Q that truly stumped the masses - until a few hours ago. Praise ooklala! [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Oct 19, 2011 - 31 comments

Meta: we like crying babies

Problems with Ask parenting-thread deletions. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Oct 7, 2011 - 146 comments

Educated Guess

"Five years ago, I joined MetaFilter. MetaFilter began as—and primarily remains—an online space for members to share interesting links and comment on them. Period, end of sentence. But a few specialized subgroups have developed, including one of my favorite places on the entire internet: AskMetaFilter." —Liz Entman Harper, Editor/Stylist at The Morning News. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 3, 2011 - 63 comments

Would credentials make AskMe more useful?

Credentials. What about them? Are they useful? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 1, 2011 - 157 comments

Pony Request: Save Draft for Ask Metafilter

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?
posted by bq on Sep 19, 2011 - 56 comments

How to be an AskMe champion

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]
posted by Tin Man on Aug 10, 2011 - 84 comments

Who sent up the bat signal?

Randall Monroe, of xkcd fame, time travels four and a half years into the past to sign up for a MetaFilter account just so he can answer a recent question in Ask.
posted by phunniemee on Aug 10, 2011 - 79 comments

We could maybe let up a little.

I want to suggest that maybe it's a good idea to give abused people, instead of their abusers, the benefit of the doubt. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jun 13, 2011 - 214 comments

What are some of AskMe's fastest, most amazing success stories?

The sidebar (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 - 47 comments

Why are Popular Favorites scrambled?

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 - 12 comments

Deceptive question

Is this kind of thing ok? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Apr 10, 2011 - 44 comments

Help a fellow MeFite out by answering a few questions?

I'm a graduate student in library science and am conducting a research study project for one of my classes. Any volunteers interested in participating in a brief email interview about why you like to answer questions on Ask MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Apr 6, 2011 - 79 comments

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