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Are Questions Okay When They're Based Around Finction Worlds

Some people feel this question violates the guidelines. I disagree. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 2, 2007 - 250 comments

The fuzzy line of chatfilter

In this AskMe post, ad hoc asked whether or not people would accept an offer of immortality. Rushmc dubbed it a "chatfilter" question. Vacapinta pointed out that rushmc had asked a similar question ("what poetry books do you like?").

Here is rushmc's response to Vacapinta's accusation:

...That question was of direct practical benefit to me, as I discovered new-to-me poets to investigate and bought five of the works recommended in the thread, which was my purpose in asking the question. Immortality is not an option, so debating its desirability leads to no practical outcome.

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posted by grumblebee on Jan 20, 2005 - 97 comments

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