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The Infinity of Defining Chatfilter

I don't know what to make of this AskMe post. [more inside]
posted by farishta on Mar 13, 2008 - 152 comments

So that interest doesn't flag...

"Chatfilter" is not one of the reasons included in the drop-down flagging menu on ask.me and I think it should be.
posted by zadcat on Feb 12, 2008 - 29 comments

Can I ask you a question?

I propose that a new flag be added to AskMe posts: "OP has shown that he/she does not have a genuine interest in getting this question answered."
posted by bingo on Jan 30, 2008 - 39 comments

What will we think about and why?

It's chatfilter because "major issues" is objective and undefinable, or if not undefinable, a distasteful acceptance of political groupthink. Well, anywho, it's standing, so let's put discussion here. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 14, 2007 - 60 comments

Is "weird" AskMe too chatty?

My 5 year old needs an answer to "What is the weirdest thing you've ever heard of?". Would this be considered chat-filter on AskMe (and therefore inappropriate)?
posted by Brocktoon on Dec 11, 2007 - 75 comments

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

Big Big Question: an unofficial chatfilter sanctuary experiment

I'd like to introduce Big Big Question, an experimental home for hypothetical chatfilter and other "big discussion" questions. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 30, 2007 - 108 comments

Where should this question go?

So, apparently AskMe is not the place for this question. Where should it have gone instead?
posted by JDHarper on Nov 17, 2007 - 70 comments

No right name for that bucket of bolts

What makes this kind of ask.me post not chatfilter? There is no real answer to this kind of thing, it's just "hey, we got a new car, help us be cute!"
posted by zadcat on Oct 9, 2007 - 42 comments

Is this chatfilter?

Why is this question not chatfilter? I re-read the FAQ and the question seems to be the definition of chatty and open-ended. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Sep 16, 2007 - 28 comments

Question about deals: Bad deletion

How was the AskMe about "your favorite frugalities" chatfilter? Seemed like a legitimate question to me with some decent, interesting answers. Bad deletion.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Sep 7, 2007 - 80 comments

please don't kill the thread while i'm replying

i imagine that kelvin-helmholtz is so long because there's some kind of balance related to radiation pressure (vaguely vaguely like eddington limit?) but i may be way off - never thought about it before. if it is radiative pressure (or anything related to being hot) that holds things up that means that you'll still get an initial collapse and ignition. so i think initial "inner" thermal equilibrium will be much faster, but final steady state could take a long time. and why on earth (or sun) is this chatfilter? delete the stupid answers, not the question. i realise it's not one of your valued "what stupid piece of crap for my kitchen should i waste money on today because i can't cook for shit but boy i know how to use my credit card like a pro?" questions, but it still has a valid answer.
posted by andrew cooke on Sep 4, 2007 - 100 comments

Zombies vs. bears vs. monkeys

This is a great question but it didn't include the obligatory "For the purposes of a work of fiction..." disclaimer to keep it from being deleted as hypothetical filter.
posted by allkindsoftime on Aug 10, 2007 - 31 comments

“I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.”

I'm not snark-honing here, but... seriously? If it's not deletion-worthy due to general craziness, it's now just a chat.
posted by Aloysius Bear on Jul 12, 2007 - 292 comments

Why did my question get deleted

For what reason did this get deleted? I am interested to hear informed peoples' explanations of the significance of Albert Schweitzer. I'm a little offended that my question got deleted, and with no posted reason. What's the deal, yo?
posted by pelican on Jun 27, 2007 - 51 comments

Yeah, yeah, why do I care?

I'd really like to talk about this sleep question.
posted by dame on Jun 26, 2007 - 63 comments

Absurd Questions, Hopefully Unabsurd Answers

Instead of continuously derailing the question about questions, we may as well move discussions of said-questions here.
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 24, 2007 - 161 comments

Good stuff.

Awesome.
posted by jayder on Jun 14, 2007 - 24 comments

Your Favorite Band/Album/Film/Book/Techie thing Sucks Filter

#1 Said. Can we come to some consensus with MetaReviews and get something rolling? I'm not trying to be a pesterbuggy, especially in light of all of the cool new things going on here, but a nice MetaReviews/Recommends would be teh awesome! (I'm posting this because I watched a film today that would probably be the first film that I would actually write about in more than a decade.)
posted by snsranch on Jun 3, 2007 - 51 comments

Tell me jokes!

What's your favorite simile about dumb people? Is this seriously not ChatFilter? It's a subjective question with a link in the post to a Google search with a ton of answers to choose from.
posted by 0xFCAF on May 23, 2007 - 69 comments

Government conspiracy / coverup?

Why did the "what would the scientific name for zombies?" question on AskMe disappear yesterday?
posted by andrewzipp on May 16, 2007 - 75 comments

Horrific, but should go elsewhere.

Much as I think that this news story merits discussion, I can't help but feel like askme isn't the place for it. There isn't really an answer anyone can give.
posted by shmegegge on May 8, 2007 - 26 comments

ComicGeekChatfilter

ComicGeekChatfilter
posted by Doohickie on Apr 10, 2007 - 94 comments

It's a really interesting question though. (but it's chat)

I would like to participate in a disscussion about dumb, funny, or peculiar advice found in a self-help books. Oh, and I'll go first.
posted by bigmusic on Apr 6, 2007 - 26 comments

What Not Tot Post to AskMe II

In honour of the 1st, we're revisiting the "deliberately flameworthy hypothetical AskMe question thread" over at MetaChat. Feel free to join in with fake questions or answers.
posted by orange swan on Apr 1, 2007 - 20 comments

Chat filter?

I read in a lot of Metatalk threads about this and that being "Chatfilter." So I looked around for this "Chatfilter" figuring it was just another section of Metafilter like "AskMeFi" or "MetaTalk". But it's not, it seems to be kind of a perjorative term for a lot of discussions that might prove interesting, but for one reason or another aren't appropriate for other sections of MeFi. So, uh, why not have a Chatfilter?
posted by jefeweiss on Feb 20, 2007 - 37 comments

Regarding philosophical AskMe questions

Regarding philosophical AskMe questions and answers to philosophical questions... [far too long for anyone to want to read]
posted by ontic on Feb 18, 2007 - 117 comments

This was definitely not chatfilter!

This was definitely not chatfilter! I am working on putting together a class about good and bad "radical" radio and want some listener opinion besides my own. Can we reinstate the question, please?
posted by parmanparman on Feb 9, 2007 - 16 comments

I don't care what you like

AskMe Guidelines: "If I like x, what will I also like?" Chatfilter or just supremely irritating? Or do I just have a pickle up my ass again?
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jan 30, 2007 - 39 comments

what is chatfilter

So my question was shut down and this one isn't? I'm not asking for this one to be shut down, just an examination of policy, please.
posted by Lucie on Jan 8, 2007 - 88 comments

Aren't these both hypotheticalfilter?

Simply because I've always been disappointed we never got to discuss this question, I'm going to go ahead and ask whether the same ban reason should apply to this one.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jan 5, 2007 - 70 comments

These two posts on "How to be good in relationships" are chatfilter

ChatFilter
posted by Stynxno on Dec 27, 2006 - 52 comments

Again with the quick hook

Again with the quick hook on a chatfilter judgment call?
posted by frogan on Dec 14, 2006 - 50 comments

How is this spaying and neutering question not chatfilter?

Just curious:
How come the "Why are so many purported "animal lovers" pro-spaying/neutering?" askmefi wasn't deleted as chatfilter?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 9, 2006 - 1 comment

This smells like chatfilter

This smells like chatfilter--the circumcision of Stalin's declawed cats kind of chatfilter.
posted by fandango_matt on Dec 8, 2006 - 27 comments

Is this chatfilter?

Today's random-deletion gripe: this post was no more worthy of deletion than a bunch of other ones about human relationships.

What's the problem being solved here? Although it was asked in a chatfiltery way, the problem was clearly "The use of the word 'honey' has specific implications about the nature of a relationship for my boyfriend and I don't know why", with a side order of "is he a freak or am I?".

How is that different to some question about "how does dating work", for instance?
posted by AmbroseChapel on Nov 14, 2006 - 31 comments

Just because philosophists don't get anything done...

Deleted?
This post was deleted for the following reason: chatfilter. What's the problem you're trying to solve again?

This isn't "chatfilter" this is an age-old question that could be served well by the hive-mind (community). Philosophical = Chatfilter?
posted by snsranch on Oct 24, 2006 - 58 comments

Why was this question deleted?

why? I was looking forward to reading this one and had marked it as a favorite (as had others). Do we have to explain why we ask each and every question now?
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 3, 2006 - 112 comments

Finding the line between chatfilter and AskMe

What's the key difference between "what are some great movie scenes involving food?" and "what are some great upbeat 80s songs?" that gets one post deleted and not the other?

Supplementary question -- has anyone ever noticed these help-me-with-my-list posts turning up in articles? I can't help but think that some of the people asking "name some movies for me where happens?" are getting their journalistic homework done via Ask. Is that cool if they are, or do we feel used?

On another forum, someone asked a "name some TV shows where <foo> happens" question, and I not only heard my answer on the radio three days later but heard it word for word. The guy had obviously cut-and-pasted my exact words and read them out on air.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Oct 2, 2006 - 42 comments

Chatfilter is bad

Chatty open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of Ask Metafilter. Questions with no problem to be solved or where the problem is some variant of "I'm curious if other people feel like I do"
posted by prostyle on Sep 29, 2006 - 21 comments

Increasingly chatty askme

An interesting post that became ChatFilter. A subsequent post that IS chatfilter. What bothers me is the trend. More questions are becoming increasingly open-ended. (I don't think that occhiblu's phrasing was particularly wrong, but I think that a lot of people, just because they're guys, thought that their opinion was useful) Which allows people to simply take a stab in the dark, offer their "off the cuff" insight, or otherwise just give an unresearched opinion. IMHO, this sort of thing defeats the purpose of an answer-oriented site.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Sep 27, 2006 - 24 comments

Do you guys have JOBS?!

this isn't going real well ... no, sir, not at all
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 21, 2006 - 92 comments

What Comic Character Would You Be?

If MeFi was a comic, would we all be small furry creatures or what? Would we be drawn like Doonesbury? Would it be a one panel or a strip? Would Matt be the lead character? Would it be more than one strip?
posted by ZachsMind on Aug 23, 2006 - 57 comments

Chatfilter?

I really like this thread (and, in fact, participated in it, but isn't it pretty much the definition of chatfilter?
posted by dersins on Aug 1, 2006 - 28 comments

Brainstorming via AskMe is ChatFilter

ChatFilter? I'm brainstorming a novelty recipe book for a friend. Meh.
posted by sjvilla79 on Jul 25, 2006 - 29 comments

Take my survey; I don't think so!

View my ads Take my poll. I have some difficulty judging what's appropriate for AskMe these days, so I played along until the ad thing came up. Putting Google ads on the user's (presumably specifically made for that thread) poll pages seems a bit out of line. What say?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 25, 2006 - 80 comments

Chatfilter

The definition of "chatfilter" is one that's hard to tie down, but an AskMe post starting with "Which love option would you choose?" and ending with "My mind's made up but I'm curious: What would you do?" seems like it fits the bill.
posted by Bugbread on Jul 15, 2006 - 39 comments

mathowie replying in chatfilter thread

His holiness responds in a thread that is obviously ChatFilter.
posted by public on Jul 14, 2006 - 89 comments

Excessively broad and vague question on AskMe

Studentguru asked an excessively broad and vague question a while back. It got canned. He has now posted almost the same question again. Is it can-worthy?
posted by adamrice on Jul 13, 2006 - 38 comments

AskMe question being dragged into chatfilter

Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
This Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian on Jul 6, 2006 - 200 comments

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