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So what happened with your Ask?

Did you eat the thing? Did you dump the MF? What did your doctor/lawyer say? Did you get fired? Where did you stay on that vacation and was it what you'd hoped? Did you find those shoes/pants and if so, how were they? Did you figure out what that song/book/movie was? How did your family member take it when you spoke your peace? Did you learn about the thing? Did you find a way to make more friends? Did you lose the weight? What did you do with that money? Which charity got your donation? Did you go into therapy? Was it infected? What did your landlord say? You stopped worrying about that ex, right? What happened with your question on AskMetafilter? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1, 2017 - 106 comments

Just how Random is Random?

When I click "Random" to generate a random AskMe question, I'm constantly taken to this question about DVD commentary tracks. Why would this be the case? I probably hit it once every few days? It seems statistically unlikely with a random generator? [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Jun 21, 2017 - 146 comments

Trying out two Ask MetaFilter questions per week!

We had a discussion earlier this year about allowing two Ask MetaFilter questions per week, and I think it's worth a shot. Today we're rolling it out, and we'll see how it goes. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 8, 2017 - 75 comments

Multiple AskMe Posts a Week: An Ideas Whose Time Has Come

Comrades, I think it's time to revisit the idea of allowing users to post multiple AskMe questions in a week. In the past I have gone on record as being against this, but upon further reflection I realize it was merely kneejerk, reactionary fear of change. Let us embark together down this unknown road. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Feb 9, 2017 - 214 comments

New category in AskMe?

Hey! I just asked a question in ask.metafilter about a half-remembered historical event, and was wondering if we could make one of the askme categories "history". I think that's a nice broad category that would be useful for past major world events! What think you all?
posted by Greg Nog on Oct 13, 2016 - 28 comments

Witness the power of a fully operational hivemind

Ask Metafilter, the internet's go-to source for sane, competent advice and information, reached its 300,000th question this week. (Previously, 200,000 and 100,000.)
posted by Horace Rumpole on Sep 5, 2016 - 21 comments

The best of Metafilter compilation*

Back in 2009 someone posted this question asking members for the posts they'd include in a Best Of Metafilter book with all the best advice from the hive mind.

But that was 7 years ago. So I'd like to ask the question again, 7 years later: Can you give me the link to the best things you've ever read here, something that actually changed your view of the world or made you a better person? [more inside]
posted by Cozybee on Jul 8, 2016 - 32 comments

Comment about dynamics in toxic friend circles

I saw an Ask Metafilter comment a couple months ago (it may or may or not have been recent) that perfectly described the dynamics of a certain type of toxic friend circle. Unfortunately, I was not logged in, and didn't favorite, and my Google skills are failing me. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Jul 3, 2015 - 6 comments

Ajax was a horse, and horses are like ponies, right?

Suggestion for the process of completing an Ask question with 'Mark as Resolved'. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Jul 2, 2015 - 17 comments

That's wrong, sorry.

I believe that AskMe answers that are factually incorrect (and thus dangerous) should be deleted. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Dec 1, 2014 - 200 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spies from the future

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 - 62 comments

Re-Asking an inconclusive and long dead AskMefi Q?

What's the down-low on re-Asking and inconclusive and long dead AskMeFi query? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 11, 2011 - 36 comments

Thousands of moderators

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 - 24 comments

Can we dial it down a notch in AskMe

How can we, as a community of individuals, learn to respond and behave better in AskMe threads like the one about the male colleague being "unwittingly pervy" at work? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 19, 2010 - 434 comments

Who asks the most interesting questions?

InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jul 28, 2010 - 43 comments

Resolved != !stumped ?

Should tagging an AskMe thread "resolved" automatically remove the "stumped" tag, if it's there? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 7, 2010 - 38 comments

A pony I can take out on the town

Would it be possible to expand the mobile menu on Ask to include posts by category and/or tags? [more inside]
posted by waraw on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 comments

Anonymous Ask MetaFilter, we need to talk

The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead.... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 3, 2010 - 337 comments

We do more good than the Justice League

Newsweek gives kudos for saving girls from sex slavery. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 22, 2010 - 1 comment

Sidebar recommendation

I would like to submit this thread on ADD/ADHD for sidebarring. It contains some of the most honest, vulnerable, relatable descriptions of the effects on one's daily life that I have ever heard. Since ADD comes up a lot in AskMe, I think it would be valuable to highlight it.
posted by desjardins on Mar 21, 2010 - 108 comments

Money Money Money

Please: point me to your favorite personal finance questions (and answers) on AskMe. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 14, 2010 - 22 comments

"Mom, Dad -- why did Metafilter name me ----- ?"

So, this AskMe got me thinking about this and this. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Dec 14, 2009 - 183 comments

Now we are six

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]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 9, 2009 - 91 comments

Jessamyn tells all!

An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 15, 2009 - 57 comments

Maximum Fun Questions

"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]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 13, 2009 - 68 comments

Cleaning up a suicide scene, no big deal?

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]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 21, 2009 - 100 comments

When a user plans to get an AskMe thread deleted

Should a user purposely post something in their AskMe thread, with the idea that they can get it or the thread deleted or made anonymous later?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 19, 2009 - 151 comments

It's still good, but...

Is AskMe somewhat less awesome than it used to be? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Apr 10, 2009 - 147 comments

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