Podcast 68 was recorded earlier today and features a discussion of our favorite posts from last month's Best Post Contest
, including all the posts we liked and the final winners. It runs nearly 90min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jan 2, 2012 -
 Anil Dash
"Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet."
Examples? Why Metafilter
, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch
on Dec 29, 2011 -
I recall reading a MetaTalk post a few months back asking what the best and most classic MetaFilter posts/comments are. However, I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Dec 19, 2011 -
When is the best time to post to "Ask" in order to have the most looks with the least number of new posts pushing my question off the page? Has anyone figured this out? Is this "cheating"?
posted by flummox
on Feb 20, 2011 -
As a relative newbie, when did certain phrases become cliche on ask metafilter? Specifically I refer to "What are some best practices for x?", referring to aforementioned "best practices" as "hacks" and "help me hivemind!!!". I'm curious as I work in an environment where catchphrases and buzzwords are similarly bandied about.
posted by Biru
on Oct 26, 2010 -
So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Apr 22, 2010 -
This is a question about the phrase "best of the web", as used in relation to Metafilter. I've been coming here for a while, for several years before I signed up, and I never remember seeing "best of the web" used officially to describe the purpose of Metafilter. The phrase "best of the web" appears nowhere in the FAQ. So where does this idea that MeFi is supposed to only be for links that are the "best of the web" come from? Anywhere official, or is it just something people made up over time?
posted by DecemberBoy
on Mar 28, 2010 -
What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 8, 2010 -
We can browse users' favorited posts/comments via their profile pages pretty easily. So, I'd like the same functionality when it comes to "best answers": ability to click on the number of "best answers" given to a user, and see which of their answers have been marked as such. I figure something as obvious as this would have been built in by now, so why ain't this pony prancing? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Jun 12, 2009 -
So I've asked a few AskMefi questions now, and have noticed that they tend to get responses for about five hours, give or take, then the responses stop. When is the optimal time during the week to ask my AskMefi question, so that I get the maximum number of eyeballs looking at my question, and thus, get the maximum number of answers. I know that this may not necessarily increase the quality
of the answers I get. I am talking about sheer quantity. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on May 20, 2009 -
What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
posted by Joe Beese
on Jan 1, 2009 -
When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check
appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni
on Oct 27, 2008 -
Which topics is AskMetafilter best at answering? I'm not referring to specific questions for which you've received the most helpful response; rather I'm wondering if people find that (for example) computer hardware questions receive more accurate and helpful answers than medical questions, or that AskMe is particularly bad at answering another type of question. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Sep 10, 2008 -
Two Shetland ponies for you. One's cute and cuddly... the other one you may not like... [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Jul 31, 2008 -
What's the best thing (post, comment, question, answer, song, whatever) you've posted to Metafilter?
posted by dersins
on May 23, 2008 -
This AskMe post
shows on the front page as having a Best Answer, but on the inside page nothing is so marked. Did a Best Answer get deleted?
posted by beagle
on Apr 7, 2008 -
If you were showing the MetaFilter Universe (including the main page, Ask, Talk, Projects, Music, everything) to someone for the first time, what threads would you choose as examples of MeFi at its best and at its worst?
posted by amyms
on Feb 17, 2008 -
Fundamentalist Metafilterism? A few days ago, I had a post
deleted. I'm actually not
complaining about that (hey! don't jump on me! I'm not! read this before yelling at me!)
, but that, combined with the belovedness
of this post
, made a question form in my head. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very
best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine
on Nov 9, 2007 -
Now that we have this new interface for viewing our comments, I can no longer easily scroll through my ask.metafilter answers and see if any new ones have been marked as best. The word "best" appears, in small gray text, but the cool check mark that made me feel special is gone. :(
posted by croutonsupafreak
on May 18, 2007 -
Do we have any data about what the best time of day is to ask an AskMe?
Maybe even sliced and diced by tag or geography of respondant? Like, say I had a question about American law, when would be the best time of day (perhaps through some proxy measure like more responses is better, but maybe it could be smarter and be based on favorites or checked answers) to post it? Posts made around 1am Central might not be ideal cause they may slide off the page by mid morning, right? And they may be less interesting to Euros or Asians who are reading.
(Sorry, but I don't know how to do a more inside)
posted by rbs
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Just curious about something... when someone answers an AskMe question and it gets marked as one of the best answers, shouldn't that also count for them as being favorited by someone? Or... no?
posted by miss lynnster
on Mar 20, 2007 -
Would there be a way to either determine the percentage of a user's responses to AskMe are marked as "Best Answer", and/or be able to list out only those response marked as "best answer" to be displayed as part of a user's profile?
posted by Doohickie
on Jan 10, 2007 -
MSNBC kills a photo that's the heart of a post in the blue. Now the post is far from best of the Web. What to do?
posted by frogan
on Jan 1, 2007 -
A wee small pony: could best answers in AskMe threads be marked individually with the checkmark icon?
posted by Zed_Lopez
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Idea: how about indicating fantastic questions and answers in the same way as best answers? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey
on Apr 4, 2006 -