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Cold tea, please

Hello everyone, I am looking for a specific comment on AskMe about brewing cold tea. [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Jun 24, 2014 - 19 comments

Method commenting?

Assuming an AskMe poster does not explicitly request that advice or information be delivered in a specific way (e.g. "I need some tough love right now", "explain this to me like I'm five"), what prompts you to respond to an AskMe in a particular way? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 21, 2013 - 93 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

Fascination Street

Ya'll are being strange and interesting again. Two recent AskMe questions are about whether to correct someone close to you and the answers, along with their reasoning, are fascinating.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 27, 2012 - 149 comments

Bad AskMe Deletions.

These are Bad AskMe Comment Deletions. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Dec 11, 2011 - 188 comments

Help me find this AskMe comment, please

I remember (but can't find) an AskMe comment where someone said she had slept with her male, virginal friend "to boost his confidence" or something, but that ultimately it changed nothing and 10 years later he still hadn't slept with anyone else. Anyone remember where it was/have better search skills than me?
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 24, 2011 - 33 comments

Looking for an askme comment about budgeting.

I'm looking for an AskMe comment about budgeting. The commenter described a budgeting system in which all income was immediately paid into a category, so the final balance was $0. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Sep 1, 2010 - 12 comments

Recent comments not appearing in AskMe

I went to post a reply in this AskMe thread and the 3 most recent comments I saw in Recent Activity seem to have disappeared. They've since also disappeared from Recent Activity. Bug or moderation?
posted by scalefree on Aug 21, 2009 - 42 comments

Clarification on reasons to delete answers

Poster asks: Does dating through craigslist actually work? I answered simply, "No." My answer's been deleted. This is not the first time my on-topic answers have been deleted from threads and I find it pretty annoying. Further, someone else posted "Yup" and there answer is still there. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 29, 2008 - 92 comments

Why deleted?

My answer deleted. Please explain why. [more inside]
posted by Sitegeist on Jul 17, 2008 - 144 comments

Palestine

From whatever mod deleted it, I just wondered why my repsonse to this post was deleted, and what exactly is so offensive about it that it needed to be removed. A Mefi mail is fine, but if you want it public that's OK too. Thank you. Truly, I don't care about the deletion, but am truly interested about the policy/ethics involved.
posted by timsteil on Jun 10, 2008 - 36 comments

Relevance and hating the US

What's the rationale for deletion here of Planet F's comment? [more inside]
posted by Phanx on Mar 18, 2008 - 56 comments

1 + 1 = 0

Answer the question or don't already, 1. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 6, 2008 - 361 comments

Slapping someone in the face a bit too much ...

While this guy does need the "slap in the face" back-to-reality technique he's getting, he doesn't need it to the extent he's getting, and the extent of name-calling is more likely to make him re-entrench in his behaviors than it is to assist in the change of attitude he's seeking. This comment is particularly unhelpful.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 18, 2007 - 678 comments

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed?

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Dec 15, 2007 - 131 comments

Hello, someone has answered your question.

So like reddit sends me an email when someone responds to my postings. Is it possible to engineer the system here in a similar fashion to email me when someone posts an answer to my Ask Metafilter question? I think it could make it a more valuable service. Literally a golden cow. Like Baal.
posted by four panels on Nov 2, 2007 - 31 comments

Just a small verification:

Matt, cortex, jessamyn: did my comment get deleted from the flapjax thread? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 2, 2007 - 4 comments

Is calling a poster a cheap jerk appropriate for the green?

This guy is getting an awful lot of insulting and unhelpful responses, most calling him petty, a jerk, and cheap (based upon the supposed cost of his wedding and inferred wealth). Appropriate?
posted by cmgonzalez on Sep 6, 2007 - 149 comments

Disguising or couching AskMe "opinions" as comments

I noticed in this askme thread some comments that were against the guidelines, so I flagged and moved on. Jessamyn posted and both posters responded to their deleted comments here and here, couching their previous complaints into something resembling more of a proper AskMe answer, progosk perhaps more flagrantly. Consider this a callout on the seemingly accepted practice of providing an AskMe derail, as long as you also provide a throwaway answer. Also consider it a callout to users to just swallow their objections and move on, rather than a complaint against moderators (I know we've discussed editing half a post in similar situations before and don't necessarily want to go there). On preview of the thread again, the OP has been forced to respond, and progosk is still arguing their point.
posted by artifarce on Jul 24, 2007 - 18 comments

big response

Just curious why yet another Ask Metafilter answer was immediately deleted with no email explanation. Thanks.
posted by four panels on Jun 29, 2007 - 95 comments

Highlighting the original questioner's comments in Ask Metafilter - good idea or bad?

Often in Ask Metafilter the original questioner chimes in with clarifications or extra information, but answerers don't necessarily read all previous comments before chipping in. Do people think it might be a good idea to highlight the original poster's comments in thread? (Obviously this only makes sense for Ask).
posted by handee on May 24, 2007 - 51 comments

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

Closing AskMe Threads

Do AskMetafilter questions not close to new comments after 30 days the way Metatalk & Metafilter do?
posted by jonson on Aug 2, 2006 - 4 comments

Your comment appears to be blank

When posting to AskMe, I get the message: "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again."

It's not blank, and it happens even if I preview first.
posted by oaf on May 17, 2006 - 8 comments

Comment deletion in the religion thread.

Why can't you love your fellow man and be selfless, without needing to believe in a giant invisible wizard in the sky? This statement was attacked, defended, reconnected with the topic at hand, and was further clarified and apologized for by its author. But as of a few minutes ago, it no longer exists. This, my friends, is Chewbacca, and Chewbacca does not make sense.
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 15, 2006 - 295 comments

Deleted comments immediately reposted

I think it's a violation of the spirt of AskMe to repost derailing comments immediately after they've been deleted.
posted by Snyder on Apr 19, 2006 - 2 comments

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix of a comment, followed by humor.

I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's the question.

How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings

posted by lalochezia on Jan 26, 2006 - 41 comments

How long are AskMe questions open?

AskMe questions still open for comments months after they were posted:

I thought that they were locked for archival purposes after 30 days? If this has changed, I didn't see where, and if this hasn't, it's a bug. I was perusing threads on Bipolar Disorder, and found this one from May, 2005: Is bipolar mis/overdiagnosed?. I was able to post a comment to the thread today, November 6th, 2005.

So, whatup?
posted by spinifex23 on Nov 7, 2005 - 4 comments

A gmail account for anonymous askme followups

I created a gmail account for anonymous askme followups. The username is anon.metafilter and the password is metafilter. Anymore can post there. Just log in at gmail.google.com and send email from that account TO that account (anon.metafilter@gmail.com).

Since gmail allows tags, you can tag your messages. You can also reply to them (or other users can reply to them) and gmail will automatically keep all the replies together.

Why hasn't someone already done this? Is it a bad idea? (No one will be forced to use it). If it's a bad idea, why is it a bad idea? Of course, it could (perhaps will) get utterly chaotic with people deleting each others posts, etc.

Lets see what happens.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 22, 2005 - 40 comments

Deleted AskMe comment?

Anyone else having their comments deleted in AskMe threads? My comment in this thread was deleted as well as my answer in another recent thread. What gives? Am I just not that helpful?
posted by fletchmuy on Jun 19, 2005 - 22 comments

Comment Requirements before Asking a Question

Could we please not allow someone to start an Ask MeFi thread before they have contributed to the site by posting comments somewhere? It is really not too much to ask. I know this could be abused by someone posting periods or "What so and so said", etc. I wonder if there is an elegant solution.
posted by riffola on Apr 10, 2005 - 92 comments

pages after the first show the wrong range of comments

When you show all comments by a user on Ask Metafilter, the pages after the first show the wrong range of comments. For instance, this page says it's showing comments 101-150, but it's really showing comments 1-150. It works fine on the blue.
posted by smackfu on Mar 11, 2005 - 6 comments

Total Comments in AskMe and MeTa

When looking at a MetaFilter post, the line under the description looks like this:
posted by too_many_notes at 4:56 AM EST (13 comments total) ( feature_request ) [!]

However, in both MetaTalk and AskMetaFilter the "(13 comments total)" is missing. I find this information useful in the thread. Could the green and gray be more like the blue?
posted by too many notes on Mar 10, 2005 - 8 comments

Why was my comment in this thread deleted?

Why was my comment in this thread deleted? My comment was "How much do you make?" and I was serious. Is that somehow not appropriate? Does jessamyn or Matt get to decide what might be an appropriate conversation starter?
posted by fixedgear on Feb 16, 2005 - 14 comments

High School smackdown

Ask MetaFilter is as useful as you make it. Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer.

Unless you're in high school and you deserve to get preached to because you're still a teenager.
posted by PrinceValium on May 18, 2004 - 72 comments

Comments not opening in AskMe at 10:00 a.m. PDT Monday, 5/10 (2004).

Comments not opening in AskMe at 10:00 a.m. PDT Monday, 5/10. Administrator, please hope me?
posted by Lynsey on May 10, 2004 - 7 comments

Please answer the actual question, not what you think should have been the question

AskMe policy proposal: "Please answer the actual question, not what you think should have been the question".

For instance here, crunchland seems to think the question is "what's a good approach to picking colors", whereas namespan is saying "fireworks used to have a feature, now it doesn't, what can I do". This happens all the time. People ask how to fix something on a computer running System A, and the answer is switch to System B. People ask about Anti-virus apps, and are told not to use them and just practice safe-computing. It's a small peeve, but the added noise is not appreciated, especially when you actually care about the answers.
posted by signal on Jan 8, 2004 - 39 comments

I can't post a comment to Ask MetaFilter

I can't post a comment to Ask MetaFilter. When I hit preview it shows nothing under Comment Preview. I'm using Mozilla 1.3.1.
posted by evening on Jan 5, 2004 - 9 comments

Recent comments viewing option

It would be nice to have a "Recent comments (on 20 threads)" viewing option in Ask Mefi.
posted by crunchland on Dec 30, 2003 - 15 comments

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