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is it rude to respond to old or resolved questions?

Hello, I am fairly new to posting answers on Ask Metafilter. I have a general question which I hope is not foolish. I also hope that I am asking in the correct place (I checked the FAQ and also searched MetaTalk with possible keywords but am not sure). My question is: if many days have gone by since a question on Ask Metafilter was posted, or if a question has been marked as "resolved" by the Asker, is it okay to add your comment or is that considered rude (since the question was resolved or the question has become outdated)? I assume it would help members who are catching up after some time has passed, as well as non-members who are Googling for help with similar issues, but I am not sure what the community protocol is and do not want to offend. I am also asking this because I do not come online regularly, and often when I log on I see quite interesting questions that I would like to respond to, however several days have gone by or it has been marked as resolved. Thank you for all your help :)
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Jan 7, 2014 - 33 comments

Job interview questions on AskMe

I'm curious. What motivates people to give advice on job interview questions? I saw a recent question where the asker was looking for specific ideas to help them deliver a killer presentation in order to land the job of their dreams. Surely, if your advice to the asker is helpful and causes the person to land the job, you're also crushing the dreams of the person who would otherwise have got it had you not helped the Mefite (someone who, perhaps, was going into the interview using all their own ideas, without help of the hive mind)? Is it just tribalism that we prefer the Mefite over the unseen non-Mefite?
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 29, 2013 - 118 comments

How to delete your previous questions within AskMeFi

How to delete your previous questions within metafilter or AskMeFi? If you can't delete, why not and do they stay online forever?
posted by daveg02 on Dec 5, 2012 - 55 comments

The Cabal just lost Doc Marten

I've been noticing basically the same question posted repeatedly on AskMe, "Please recommend some comfy walking shoes for me." [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 20, 2012 - 269 comments

"Speaking of Personal Experience" isn't a citation.

Saying "I have personal experience in this" doesn't invalidate or even contradict information given in ask. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Sep 11, 2012 - 37 comments

N/A

Perhaps the AskMetafilter question form should point out that the title of the post does not appear on the front page? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Aug 16, 2012 - 45 comments

Askme comment: answers your doctors need to decipher mystery symptoms

Looking for an AskMetafilter comment that listed recommended questions the OP should think about for an upcoming doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 comments

You have many questions, Mr. Sparkle.

I'm a prolific AskMe user, but I think I'm doing it wrong. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 13, 2012 - 75 comments

BTW: I am a cat

Geneva Uswazi's profile made me crack up.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 16, 2012 - 81 comments

Here's to Previously Asked Questions

Looking at the old questions really does help so much. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 2, 2011 - 53 comments

200,00 AskMe Questions

AskMe post 200,000 happened today. It's just 20k shy of double the number of posts on Metafilter.
posted by Brent Parker on Nov 3, 2011 - 52 comments

Not perfect, but not bad

Why was the gen-x marriage thread closed? Maybe the OP didn't post perfectly and wanted to change something, but it was still a good discussion and the original post wasn't terrible.
posted by melissam on Jul 12, 2011 - 99 comments

What are some of AskMe's fastest, most amazing success stories?

The sidebar (see Apr 12) featured this post, in which someone's seemingly obscure question was answered in just six minutes. I think MY experience was even more amazing (as my question was more obscure), though it did take Gator an hour and ten minutes to cough up an answer. What are some other AskMe Astounding Stories of Snappy Answers to Obscure Questions?
posted by grumblebee on May 13, 2011 - 47 comments

A study in Q&A sites

A study in Q&A sites: Ask Metafilter's "Why do some people wear shoes indoors?" versus Quora's "Do real Americans wear shoes indoors as portrayed in sitcom TV shows?" and its follow-on "In which North American locales is it more common to take off one's shoes when entering a home? In which is it more prevalent to leave them on?" [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jan 21, 2011 - 52 comments

AskMe etiquette - What are the norms about showing appreciation of people for answering your questions?

AskMe etiquette - What are the norms about letting people who answer your question know that you are reading and appreciating their responses? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Jan 15, 2011 - 31 comments

Mother, she not like the boom

In case you didn't know, a hilarious, amazing AskMe about a mysterious Christmas Letter has inspired a strange, oddly addictive song on MetaMusic. That is all.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 16, 2010 - 39 comments

Recommended policy for the super inquisitive overthinker?

RE: Meta questions, in particular this one, and where they should go. [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Dec 13, 2010 - 32 comments

Thousands of moderators

Facebook has an open position for a Questions Community Manager. The text itself is pretty fascinating with superlatives like"anything you can dream up", "thousands of moderators" and "the full resources of Facebook at your disposal". I obviously thought about AskMe and Jessamyn, and she agreed it was an interesting Meta post. Knowing that communities start from the ground up, I am especially interested in thoughts about how such a gigantic operation can be handled, if it can at all. [more inside]
posted by bru on Nov 1, 2010 - 24 comments

2 Questions in the next week

Is there anything comparable to AskMeFi for general questions, career-related questions or apartment-hunting questions? Or is there any way around the 1 AskMeFi question per week? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 7, 2010 - 166 comments

Please Hope Me Not Fail at Life

I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 15, 2010 - 34 comments

Who asks the most interesting questions?

InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jul 28, 2010 - 43 comments

Let's all use and follow the "identify" tag in AskMe

Suggestion for community adoption of a particular AskMe tag? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jun 28, 2010 - 31 comments

All take and no give!

Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr on Jun 25, 2010 - 28 comments

I've got some questions...

FeatureRequest: AskMeFi question queue? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Apr 15, 2010 - 58 comments

"To Be Asked" cheat sheet?

Is a "To be asked" reminder list for AskMeFi in a user's profile worth considering? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Apr 1, 2010 - 27 comments

a friend of a friend wanted me to ask y'all.....

This post brought up a question for me. It isn't unusual for us to see AskMeFi questions posted by a member for a friend/spouse/workmate/whatever. How do we feel about that? Are we taking bread out of Matt's mouth when we use our account for someone who isn't willing to pony up the $5? And, does it feel different to help a non-member as opposed to one of our co-member-mefits? Not that I personally see it (as it happens now) as a huge issue, I was just curious as to the "how to manage an online community" philosophy bit of the question.
posted by HuronBob on Mar 16, 2010 - 100 comments

To faithfully pursue

". . . We believe the bible to be the inspired word of God, and that it is wholly truthful and accurate." Can this AskMe question legitimately be answered? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Feb 24, 2010 - 6 comments

Are follow-up posts by the asker to anonymous questions anonymous?

Anonymous questions [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Jan 12, 2010 - 54 comments

What is the accepted etiquette for asking multi-part questions to AskMe?

I'm pretty sure that this has been asked before, but I can't find the post. So, what is the accepted etiquette for asking multi-part questions to AskMe? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Dec 24, 2009 - 14 comments

All's well that ends well?

Many ask.metafilter questions don't have an "end" to the story. Which questions are you most curious about how they ended?
posted by bigmusic on Dec 2, 2009 - 71 comments

Me asking AskMes

What makes an AskMe question get a lot of answers? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 28, 2009 - 57 comments

Asking better questions.

How can I ask better questions? This is my first MetaTalk post, so just let me know if this is the wrong place or if it's somehow out of line. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 15, 2009 - 39 comments

Pony Request: MyAskMefi to Track Anonymous Questions (or Track Users' Questions?)

Pony request: can following all anonymous posts (or maybe, more widely, following a specific user) be integrated into MyAskMefi? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 9, 2009 - 29 comments

Why so many Penis Questions?

I've just been noticing a recent pattern in Ask, which got me thinking about patterns in ask. Possibly NSFW. [more inside]
posted by gryftir on Mar 6, 2009 - 63 comments

People need to chill out on this AskMe Poster

People need to chill out on the poster of this AskMe Question [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Feb 26, 2009 - 181 comments

Help me give more helpful answers on AskMefi

How can I answer Mefi questions more helpfully? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Feb 3, 2009 - 150 comments

New Fontarama

Are these new fonts? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jan 26, 2009 - 11 comments

First They Came for the AskMe Questions About Rectal Porn...

People who choose to complain about a question instead of trying to answer it are bad enough as is, but it was so excessive for this question about porn that the question itself got deleted and I think that's really inappropriate. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Jan 13, 2009 - 248 comments

Question queue?

How about a question queue? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Nov 10, 2008 - 50 comments

Everything here is chatty

The question on the page is not always the question that is really being asked. [more inside]
posted by troybob on Jul 3, 2008 - 48 comments

Queuing questions.

From time to time, after asking a question in AskMefi, I get a great question but forget about it because of the waiting period. I'm not questioning this rule, but it would be nice to have the possibility to create a certain number of questions in advance, and put them in some sort of queue, so one will not forgot to ask some good question.
posted by zouhair on Mar 16, 2008 - 54 comments

Podcast call-in

We're podcasting tomorrow and would love to get some questions beforehand. As always, call Call +1 (503) 487-0014 and leave a message. We'll play back the good ones on the show and answer them.
posted by mathowie on Sep 6, 2007 - 33 comments

Reach out and touch an admin

Viewer Mail time! For tomorrow's podcast, we're gonna take questions from members and answer them during the show. Call +1 (503) 487-0014 and record your question. We'll answer and play back the best questions we get for the next podcast.
posted by mathowie on Aug 16, 2007 - 84 comments

travel laziness

This might be a better suggestion for the upcoming Travel site, but is it appropriate to suggest to people before they post looking for things to do in a new city, that they: A) Tell us as much about themselves as possible, B) Have perused all the previous threads relating to that city? (more inside)
posted by vacapinta on Aug 1, 2007 - 25 comments

Bears, baby. All the way, bears.

This is a great freakin question. I'd just like to use it to once more point out that we really should be able to reopen this discussion for a more full, rounded finalization.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 2, 2007 - 33 comments

Rollover questions? $5 per question? Pony?

God help me, but I'm starting a thread on getting additional AskMe questions. There are weeks that go by with no need to ask anything ... but then there are times when a second question would be a life-saver. Whatabout either (a) "rollover questions," a la Cingular's rollover minutes, say, up to a maximum of 2-3 in the bank at any time; or (b) a fee to ask a second question in one week? I can think of several times when I would have ponied up an additional $5 to ask, say, a work-related question where I knew AskMe's community would have the best answer.
posted by jbickers on Jun 27, 2007 - 132 comments

Song and artist???

I need help with a popular song for the late 80s / early 90s. A chanting song, with monks in the background and a woman repeating latin sayings. Can you help? I tried Chant, but that's not the right album.
posted by Macboy on Apr 7, 2007 - 20 comments

When is the best time to ask?

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 - 13 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

The two-week waiting period

In which I posit that the two-week waiting period has had no impact on the volume of questions.
posted by knave on Jan 2, 2007 - 119 comments

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