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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

AskMeFi help and then some

Just highlighting the community support provided in this AskMeFi question. It was mentioned on The Hathor Legacy yesterday. [more inside]
posted by flex on Mar 19, 2011 - 49 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

Good answers or derail?

34 answers (and counting) and only 4 that answer the question directly. [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Feb 14, 2011 - 104 comments

Taxmef

Taxfilter? Mefitax? I know this isn't our domain, per se, but I think it is the type of thing we're great at. And there's plenty of askmefi history to warrant the discussion. What is the proper place for tax questions in metafilter? Is there a proper place? Is there a better forum? Really better? full disclosure: I almost posted this to askmefi, but: [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Feb 13, 2011 - 27 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

Lifehacker lists Ask Metafilter as third best way to find answers online.

Lifehacker just listed Ask Metafilter third in "Top 10 Ways to Find Better Answers Online (that aren't Google)." [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Dec 18, 2010 - 88 comments

Recommended policy for the super inquisitive overthinker?

RE: Meta questions, in particular this one, and where they should go. [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Dec 13, 2010 - 32 comments

What was the quickest Best Answer?

What was the quickest Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 16, 2010 - 83 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

Grammatical error

Improper grammar on the Ask MeFi New Question page when you've already posted a question? You may ask another question in: 1 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes, 57 seconds. I think so. It would be nice if this could be fixed.
posted by antgly on Oct 30, 2010 - 112 comments

Name notification in thread?

Any chance of having a notification when my user name is mentioned in a thread? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Oct 17, 2010 - 54 comments

upside-down

Comment is upside-down [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Oct 1, 2010 - 54 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

Well, according to Ask Metafilter...

An example of Ask Metafilter as a cited resource (my online world meets my offline world and that delights me to no end :) [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 18, 2010 - 29 comments

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"?

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Aug 12, 2010 - 38 comments

Weird posting error whilst using Safari 3.1.2 on OS X 10.5.5.

Weird posting error whilst using Safari 3.1.2 on OS X 10.5.5. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Aug 1, 2010 - 19 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

No green tick?

possible bug? Green "resolved" tick did not appear when I selected the option for my question on Ask Metafilter to be marked as resolved [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 25, 2010 - 25 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

Metafilter on writing

Learning how others write stories has been interesting. Hats off to all who contributed!
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 24, 2010 - 14 comments

Should I accept this friend request?

Hmm.
posted by mkultra on Jun 14, 2010 - 115 comments

Update on K & S

Update on K & S (and the effects of your support). [more inside]
posted by fake on Jun 11, 2010 - 257 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

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