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Two new tags: Updated and ReAsk

Let's create two new special tags for AskMe: Updated and ReAsk [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 19, 2012 - 11 comments

Embrace this new feature, and take it to where it needs to go, where the world clamors for it to go -- OPTIONAL HYPOTHETICAL FILTER

Matthew: For a long time, I have been sad at the loss of HypotheticalFilter. When AskMe was young, such questions would arise. But those days are gone now, as the site matured. It's simply not done, you'd say. It floods the page with nonsense. It makes the real questions get lost. Still, I thought, I want to know how to dispose of a body, or how long we'd survive without the sun. Who would win in a fight? A squirrel, or a squirrel's weight in ants? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Apr 3, 2008 - 97 comments

This is not the answer you are looking for.

Is using the "best answer" function to clarify the original question or to offset the OP's own comments from the pack really the best use of that feature?
posted by FreezBoy on Jan 14, 2008 - 54 comments

Rank Users Based on Favorites

Why not make a page that ranks users based on how many "favorites" their comments, FPPs, and questions garner? I'm not sure hard how this would be to create, but it might be a nice incentive to post quality items. Also, it would highlight some of the dedicated, and/or imaginative members of Mefi. Just a thought.
posted by time to put your air goggles on! on May 7, 2007 - 137 comments

Ability to post questions in one's profile?

I have an idea that popped into my head while I was reading this.

Sometimes it comes up that people need/want to ask more than one question that warrants the use of AskMefi within the 2 week period. How about something in your profile where you could post semi-smallish questions + tags? These wouldn't be posted to the main page, but if someone had a similar question that they want to ask, these other smallish questions could come up in a tag search. Then, when the second searcher asks their question, maybe have something that pops up in the first person's profile next to their smallish question to alert them that a somewhat related question has been asked.

Note: I have no idea if this is one of those things that seems absolutely stupid or if it is too difficult to code or whatever. (I hope that "feature requests" was a good place to put this, even though it is probably nonexistant on anyone else's radar screen.)
posted by sperose on Jan 6, 2007 - 29 comments

some really awesome & fabulous people could tag old posts

My petition for the creation of a squad of mefites with the power to add tags to old posts.
posted by interrobang on Nov 20, 2006 - 70 comments

Can I killfile someone?

How can I filter out responses from a particular user on Metafilter? Will it work on Mozilla 1.7.x or must I use Firefox? [more inside]
posted by intermod on May 30, 2006 - 37 comments

Anonymous Replies for AskMe For Several Hours?

Anonymous posting: time-limited cookies to enable anonymous to reply to their own threads for N hours? Perhaps tied to logins? It seems like the "anonymous" nom de plume really only needs to be a setting that is applied when a thread is marked as such and the original poster is replying. Since most of these questions are for personal, medical, or other advice that usually need more input (perhaps to triangulate its position), it seems useful.
posted by kcm on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 comments

Metafilter By Committee?

MeFi Committees: A Proposal (MI, This could get long and messy)
posted by wheelieman on Jan 30, 2006 - 64 comments

Limit on Best Answers?

Maybe there could be a limit on the number of "Best Answers" that a question gets?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Dec 10, 2005 - 34 comments

Can anonymous Askers mark best answers?

Can anonymous Askers mark best answers? If not, can we get this feature added to the planned anonymous enhancements?
posted by Mitheral on Oct 24, 2005 - 20 comments

Pony: commenters must read links

File this one under something for the far flung future, but how about a "you have to have read a link to post a comment" feature.
posted by alan on Apr 2, 2002 - 28 comments

Edit posts pony

just wondering.... any way we could get a way to edit our own posts? ... i know there is a preview , but hey, mistakes happen
posted by a11an on Apr 11, 2001 - 5 comments

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