Yahoo's Ask December 8, 2005 8:25 AM   Subscribe

huh, Yahoo launches an Ask section.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:25 AM (109 comments total)

I wonder if the green color is a coincidence?
posted by killdevil at 8:31 AM on December 8, 2005


Boy I hope they've gotten some good moderaters as it'll fall apart rather quickly without some firm guiding hands controlling it.

I like how the accent color is green, I wonder where they got that idea?
posted by fenriq at 8:31 AM on December 8, 2005


I wonder if the green color is a nod to AskMe?
posted by moift at 8:33 AM on December 8, 2005


There are already some excellent questions being posted.
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:35 AM on December 8, 2005


I wonder how many more people will note that the site is green?
posted by crunchland at 8:36 AM on December 8, 2005


You could post the question on Yahoo.
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:37 AM on December 8, 2005


WOW ITS GREEN STOP
posted by Plutor at 8:39 AM on December 8, 2005


Ooooh, disclaimer. It's actually pretty basic and sensible. Plus, they have a scoring system but I bet it's like skeeball and you can just exchange points for crappy plastic toys. BUT your score affects how much you can make use of the system. Fascinating. Interesting notes from the help files.

Q. I have multiple Yahoo! accounts. Can I use these accounts to participate as different people?
A. No. We consider this behavior to be abuse. Please refer to our Community Guidelines for guidance on acceptable behavior.

Q. What can I comment on and rate?
A. Once a best answer is determined and an Open Question becomes a Resolved Question, participants can comment on and rate the best answer. Commenting and rating allows participants to add to and give their opinions on answers even after the question is resolved.

Q. Why was my question, answer, or comment deleted?
A. Yahoo! does not edit the content of questions, answers, or comments in Yahoo! Answers. However, we reserve the right to remove content that we determine, in our sole discretion, to be inappropriate and/or in violation of the Yahoo! Answers Community Guidelines, Yahoo! Community Guidelines or the Yahoo! Terms of Service. Depending on the level of offense, you may risk deactivation of your Yahoo! ID and consequently everything associated with it, including email accounts, groups, posts, homepages, and profiles. If you are unsure whether your content is appropriate or consistent with these policies, please err on the side of caution and do not post it in Yahoo! Answers.

and this

Please note that the most common reasons for reporting abuse are:

Adult/Obscene Content
Advertisement/Promotional Content
Copyright Infringement
Fraud/Negligence
Impersonation
Invasion of Privacy/Harassment
Not a Question or Answer
Profanity
Repeated Postings
Solicitation
Unreadable (rife with misspellings/bad grammar)
Violence/Crime
[more]
posted by jessamyn at 8:40 AM on December 8, 2005


plus, it's green. green means go.
posted by jessamyn at 8:41 AM on December 8, 2005


I have problems with my monitor, which color did they choose for the site?
posted by matteo at 8:51 AM on December 8, 2005


GREEN IS THE COLOR OF ENVY
posted by eddydamascene at 9:01 AM on December 8, 2005


There are already some excellent questions being posted.
posted by horsewithnoname at 8:35 AM PST on December 8 [!]


I believe horsewithnoname is referring to a question asking why the site looks so much like AskMe, but a minute or so after it was posted (not by me) "customer care" deleted it. Nice.
posted by amro at 9:01 AM on December 8, 2005




Oops, maybe not, that one wouldn't have been in Food & Wine.
posted by amro at 9:03 AM on December 8, 2005


I do like the last five unanswered and answered questions in each category, at the bottom of each question and answer set -- I should totally steal that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:03 AM on December 8, 2005




I deleted it myself actually, it was just a proof of concept question.
posted by jessamyn at 9:11 AM on December 8, 2005


Mine's staying. I demand closure.
posted by Plutor at 9:14 AM on December 8, 2005


I scored 102, but I can't get past level 5.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:17 AM on December 8, 2005


The thing about this is that it reveals something about Yahoo users. They're too lazy to do a search for even the most obvious of questions.

And now it's down. JRun!
posted by Plutor at 9:22 AM on December 8, 2005


I don't think it looks even remotely like AskMe. They've used a totally different color of green as an accent color. Other than that... ?
posted by iconomy at 9:32 AM on December 8, 2005


Yahoo users. They're too lazy to do a search for even the most obvious of questions. - Plutor

And this differs from AskMe how? Lots of lazy questions here, too.
posted by raedyn at 9:33 AM on December 8, 2005


I know why they did this: They're firing the five minimum-wage guys in boemfouk texas who were fielding all their tech support email, and redirecting all their tech support questions to answers.yahoo.com.

I mean, seriously, have you ever actually sent a tech support question to Yahoo? If you ever hear back, it's [relatively] exceptional service.
posted by lodurr at 9:34 AM on December 8, 2005


...Yahoo users. They're too lazy to do a search for even the most obvious of questions.

Yeah, the site definitely needs the same disclaimer AskMeFi does: "Be sure to search with Google before asking a question on Yahoo! Answers"
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:36 AM on December 8, 2005


raedyn: "And this differs from AskMe how? Lots of lazy questions here, too."

I know it's popular to bad-mouth your fellow Mefites, but I don't think that's true. I think that the level of detail on AskMe far exceeds that on YahAns. It's pretty rare that I see a question on the green that could be answered with the first result in a search on a single-word query.
posted by Plutor at 9:44 AM on December 8, 2005




Q. I have multiple Yahoo! accounts. Can I use these accounts to participate as different people?
A. No. We consider this behavior to be abuse.


Does that mean P_G has been banned from there as well?
posted by JeffK at 9:48 AM on December 8, 2005


Honestly, what's the ripoff? It's not as though it's a new idea. In fact, it's a pretty old idea, that's come and gone through various incarnations and existed in various forms.

What would be egregious -- well, lacking in class, at least -- is if they tried to target ask.mefi, or block links to it in their answers.

Yahoo's an 800 pound gorilla, yada yada.

Riddle me this, YaHaters: What would you have said if it was answers.google.com?
posted by lodurr at 9:53 AM on December 8, 2005


You should of got Bezos to file 1000 patents with his IPbot.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:54 AM on December 8, 2005


Q. I have multiple Yahoo! accounts. Can I use these accounts to participate as different people?
A. No. We consider this behavior to be abuse.


Maybe Matt can totally steal that idea, too.
posted by crunchland at 9:56 AM on December 8, 2005


Wow. You can even mark answers as "best answer".

If I was working at Yahoo!, I'd totally have to give some kind of non-evasive or obscure props to AskMe and other similar sites.

If I were Matt, and I weren't so committed to the whole freedom of infomation thing, I'd be calling some extremely expensive lawyers right now.
posted by loquacious at 9:56 AM on December 8, 2005


$5 says someone posts YahAns to the blue in the next 24 hours. :)

answers.google.com

Doesn't this already exist? I thought it was posted to the blue in the last few weeks.
posted by dobbs at 9:58 AM on December 8, 2005


You can only answer a question once which kinda sucks.

Q: Is masturbation bad?
A: Bad in what sense?
Q: I mean will I go to hell?
...no answer allowed...
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:01 AM on December 8, 2005

loquacious: Wow. You can even mark answers as "best answer".
So there's one thing they didn't copy, for sure. After all, you can't do that on ask.metafilter.com.

(I'm serious. Go look.)
posted by lodurr at 10:02 AM on December 8, 2005


dobbs: "Doesn't [answers.google.com] already exist? I thought it was posted to the blue in the last few weeks."

Yes, Google Answers was launched in April 2002.
posted by Plutor at 10:02 AM on December 8, 2005


Just to be clear, I posted this as a "huh, that's odd" kind of thing. I didn't mean they were stealing and the green is completely different. The design of the site looks like bulletin board software with all those avatar photos next to people's names.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:05 AM on December 8, 2005


fwiw, matt, I wouldnt' think you'd mean it that way. I interepreted it maybe as a little bit of a "see, we were on the right track" callout. If you can monetize ask.me without killing its spirit, I think that's a great thing.

It's just that people sometimes get het up defending the honor of something that doesn't care about having its honor defended.

(I will actually be fairly surprised if answer.yahoo gains any traction at all.)
posted by lodurr at 10:09 AM on December 8, 2005




lodurr: Huh? Small words and plain, direct english, please. I'm still waking up after working a night shift last and I'm pretty sure I'm getting sick.
posted by loquacious at 10:11 AM on December 8, 2005


lodurr: Er, I mean small words about this. Just to be clear. 'Cause I'm certainly not.
posted by loquacious at 10:13 AM on December 8, 2005


ask.metafilter.com does not have a means of flagging something as "best answer."

What it has is a means of flagging something if it gets a lot of votes as a "fantastic post/comment." Different thing.
posted by lodurr at 10:13 AM on December 8, 2005


Go to bed. Take zinc. Cover your windows completely. Not necessarily in that order.
posted by lodurr at 10:14 AM on December 8, 2005


New Wife-Birthday present?

We've been married for 6 months and our love life is a little blah, the idea of going to a (female) strip club with my wife popped into (and stayed) in my mind, my birthday is coming up and she has said she would do or give me anything I want. We have gone to a strip club together but always had friends with us before. Is it a good idea?


Yahoo Answers is totally hot.
posted by LarryC at 10:16 AM on December 8, 2005


Err. The question-asker can mark "best answer" in AskMe. I was just assuming that this was the same on yahoo, as I can see it as a question-asker there.

Yeah, you can't even reply to your own question, either. That's dumb.

*stumbles off looking for more tea*
posted by loquacious at 10:16 AM on December 8, 2005


I think it's great. Because Yahoo is AOL-sized big, it'll probably be inundated with lower denominators (ignorant and/or malicious users)...but the fact that they're implementing the model is a step in the right direction. If you've read any of the early essays on "cyberspace," the most optimistic predictions were that it would become a community where people could help each other to accomplish all sorts of things. Any step toward "community" and "helpful" is to be praised.
posted by cribcage at 10:17 AM on December 8, 2005


fwiw, matt, I wouldnt' think you'd mean it that way. I interepreted it maybe as a little bit of a "see, we were on the right track" callout. If you can monetize ask.me without killing its spirit, I think that's a great thing.

Naw, it's more of a huh, I'm kind of surprised to see them wade into these waters, but good luck. I don't really think monetizing ask mefi is the ticket -- it's great as it is and I'm more interested in making it more useful.

By the way, the person that asks a question does have a means of marking something as best answer, it's just not open to everyone.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:17 AM on December 8, 2005


Ah, I understand. Just never noticed it. All my ask.mefi forays have ended up discouraging me from doing what i asked about, so maybe that's why. (Not the quality of the answers -- more a matter of them exposign unforeseens.)
posted by lodurr at 10:24 AM on December 8, 2005


"How can one know that Bush is honest or not ?
Asked by Jacques Le President - 5 minutes ago - Politics"

I certainly hope one of you posted this.
posted by piratebowling at 10:29 AM on December 8, 2005


Actually the part Jessamyn mentioned about the possibility of all associations with Yahoo being deleted for bad behaviour might limit the amount of noise from the average yahuman dickhead population. I'm with cribcage - promoting community and reasonable behaviour standards ought to be a good thing for the internet community in general.
posted by peacay at 10:31 AM on December 8, 2005


Is anyone else getting "Sorry, Unable to process request at this time -- error 999." for every single request on YahAns? Maybe they're angry that I pointed out the green-stealing.
posted by Plutor at 10:42 AM on December 8, 2005


Is it wrong to rip off ideas from the intarweb, even if they're really good?

I dunno. Is it wrong for the intarweb to rip off ideas that are much older than the intarweb itself?

Riddle me this, YaHaters:

OK, I don't like Yahoo Answers, not because it's borrowing the idea, but because their implementation is poor. 1) "you have 110 characters to work with" 110 characters for a question? Doesn't allow for a lot of detail, does it? 2) Apparently questions are closed after a best answer is marked, which can be a real problem. Too bad, because there's a lot more to be said about this question than what's written there. 3) HTF are people choosing the best answers anyway? The "best answer" here is easily the worst of the three answers given. (OK, I lied, the last one isn't an implementation issue.)

And as long as we're listing similar services, Wikipedia Reference Desk looks like it goes back to June 2001.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:49 AM on December 8, 2005


Well, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Still, you know that yahoo will claim the idea is entirely original.
posted by mystyk at 10:52 AM on December 8, 2005


I suggest referring to it as "AskYa".
posted by mystyk at 10:53 AM on December 8, 2005


It's just you, Plutor.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:55 AM on December 8, 2005


This just made me laugh and laugh.
posted by Jofus at 11:00 AM on December 8, 2005


Apparently questions are closed after a best answer is marked, which can be a real problem.

It actually looks like it's set up so that after a best answer has been marked, comments can be appended to the answer itself. (Click "Comments" and an additional thread unfurls).
posted by nobody at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2005


I parallel evolution to much to presume, here? I really like the green, and obviously so do a fair number of other people, but just how big is the ask.metafilter.com footprint that Yahoo must have been inspired by us?
posted by cortex at 11:24 AM on December 8, 2005


cribcage: See I agree with that, that anything that effectively helps spread knowledge is good. Which is why in my muddle-headed methods I was trying to stipulate I wouldn't be suing Yahoo, even if I were Matt.

Also, I was just looking for similarities between AskMe and AskYa.
posted by loquacious at 11:45 AM on December 8, 2005


I suggest referring to it as "AskYa".

Mikey likes it.
posted by grouse at 12:01 PM on December 8, 2005


Google Answers has that same deal where comments can still be added on to a question after it's been sufficiently answered. This is all pretty interesting to answer nerds like me. Note that ask.yahoo.com goes someplace else, the new site is answers.yahoo.com. Here is some summary stuff about the sites for anyone who isn't familiar with them.

Who Answers Your Questions?

AskMe - other mefites
AskYa - other yahoos
GooAn - piecework screened researchers

Who Can Comment on your Question?

AskMe - other mefites
AskYa - other yahoos
GooAn - anyone with a Google login

Does it cost money to ask a question

AskMe - no (unless you are a new member and need a $5 signup)
AskYa - no
GooAn - yes

Are answerers paid in money for answers?

AskMe - no
AskYa - no
GooAn - yes

Are you paid in reputation for answers?

AskMe - yes
AskYa - yes
GooAn - yes

How long does a question stay open?

AskMe - 30 days a year
AskYa - 14 days
Goo An - 30 days

Is there a way to clarify my question?

AskMe - yes
AskYa - no [?]
GooAn - yes

Can I choose a best answer?

AskMe - yes
AskYa - yes
GooAn - no

Can I raet the answers I get?

AskMe - no
AskYa - yes
GooAn - no

How do I learn more?

AskMe - wiki
AskYa - Help
GooAn - FAQ
posted by jessamyn at 12:07 PM on December 8, 2005


Wake me up when msnfilter gets an ask section.
posted by delmoi at 12:10 PM on December 8, 2005


Jess, askme threads are now open for a year. If any would have known that I'd thought it'd be you :P
posted by delmoi at 12:12 PM on December 8, 2005



posted by quonsar at 12:28 PM on December 8, 2005


Cute, quonsar. Very cute.
posted by cacophony at 12:38 PM on December 8, 2005


How droll.
posted by lodurr at 12:40 PM on December 8, 2005


(No, really: How?)
posted by lodurr at 12:41 PM on December 8, 2005


thanks Delmoi, fixed it.
posted by jessamyn at 1:08 PM on December 8, 2005


Admin is this a sin please hope me
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs at 1:28 PM on December 8, 2005


I like how all the "Smiley Box Avatar Icons" next to each make it seem like a band of grinning simpletons are answering your questions.
posted by tpl1212 at 1:37 PM on December 8, 2005 [1 favorite]


(I hope that "align-left" business doesn't break this page...please hope me if it does)

I can also imagine how innappropriate the grinning smiley face boxes would be for a sad or depressing discussion:

[SMILIE] I just ran over my kitten and it is dying slowing in my arms...what do I do?

[SMILIE] OMG THAT"S SO SAD

[SMILIE] Put your wittle kitten in the freezer...it will go to sleep. Tell him you love him before you do.
posted by tpl1212 at 1:44 PM on December 8, 2005


As opposed to here, where you know without pictures that there is a band of grinning simpletons answering your questions.
posted by Mid at 1:45 PM on December 8, 2005


Three of the five questions on the front page when I looked:

Asked by khoa397
    which president of USA cultivate peanuts?
Asked by petrapan
    fastest animal on earth?
Asked by TAD
    What is the greatest band of all time?

I guess "grinning simpletons" might be a little harsh, but it's definitely AskMe's goofy kid brother. Anyway, this thread has given me a much-needed laugh.
posted by languagehat at 1:56 PM on December 8, 2005


For those who are have answered all the AskMetafilter questions that they can find, and are looking for more: as a few minutes ago, there were roughly 2800 unanswered questions on Ask Yahoo.

On the other hand, the front page list of recently asked questions only shows those asked in the last 43 seconds.
posted by WestCoaster at 2:50 PM on December 8, 2005


I'm wondering if this question/answer combo will stay up there. Note, those asterisks were put in with the software, not by me.
posted by jessamyn at 4:17 PM on December 8, 2005


I'm wondering if this question/answer combo will stay up there.

The answer, apparently, is no. What did it say?
posted by IshmaelGraves at 4:30 PM on December 8, 2005


The question was "What is fisting?" I've actually gotten that question at the reference desk before, and I answered it here with all appropriate tact. However I did have to use the words vagina (which was not removed or elided), anal (which was not removed or elided) fucking (from the Wikipedia article, which was asterisked out) and anus (ditto) in my answer.
posted by jessamyn at 4:45 PM on December 8, 2005


We totally need avatars here. Then we would be the coolest!
posted by blue_beetle at 5:07 PM on December 8, 2005


Weird that they ban "anus" but not "anal." I mean, the porn spam I get is all anal this and anal that and never an anus in sight.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:08 PM on December 8, 2005


I've been meaning to ask. Where would I find 'fisting' under Dewey Decimal?
posted by horsewithnoname at 5:08 PM on December 8, 2005


In between Mr. Decimal's left and right butt cheek, presumably.

rim shot
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:12 PM on December 8, 2005


jessamyn, my view of you just blew up.
posted by oddman at 5:15 PM on December 8, 2005


Aw, don't you guys wish you could give and receive "thumbs up" and collect "points?"

It would be as warm and fuzzy as a Girl Scouts troup meeting.
posted by SassHat at 5:31 PM on December 8, 2005


The featureset is great. Could probably use some tuning. And their login sucks. If it's not useful, it will be because of the human factor. Anyone remember when Yahoo! had comments on all news stories? Sheesh. What a clusterfuck.

AskMe is a better community but not as good a platform. It may turn out that the advantage in community matters 100x more than the platform. We'll see.
posted by scarabic at 5:48 PM on December 8, 2005


"I don't think it looks even remotely like AskMe. They've used a totally different color of green as an accent color."

Is this the beginning of a radio ad?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:03 PM on December 8, 2005


Of course there is the original web-based knowledge exchange, AskMe, which no longer exists online in it's earlier incarnation
posted by euphorb at 6:10 PM on December 8, 2005


As long as we're being foolish, AskMe was a ripoff of Keen.com anyway. I think there was some green on the page there. Busted!
posted by scarabic at 7:41 PM on December 8, 2005


anal this and anal that and never an anus in sight

*cries, hugs nebulawindphone*
We'll get through this together, ok?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:55 PM on December 8, 2005


I'll stick with AskMe thanks. Images in case the posts are removed here and here.
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:12 PM on December 8, 2005


And what an awesome resource!
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:16 PM on December 8, 2005


Priceless.
posted by brundlefly at 8:37 PM on December 8, 2005


Yeah, what brundlefly said. I was just about to post the same thing.
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:41 PM on December 8, 2005


This question is also great, and it fits the "cleaning & laundry" category perfectly.
posted by gyc at 8:56 PM on December 8, 2005


Fucking hell. They have 13 reasons why you might want to flag something, and none of them seems to cover RACIST AND OFFENSIVE AND BAD AND FUCKING DELETE THIS SHIT NOW BEFORE YOU TAKE A COFFEE BREAK BITCH HOWS IT TASTE MOTHERFUCKER YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE AND I HOPE THEY BURNED IN HELL
posted by scarabic at 9:52 PM on December 8, 2005


You get 'em, scarabic.
posted by moift at 10:10 PM on December 8, 2005


I posted something which would require more than thirty seconds of conscious thought. No surprise that it hasn't any replies as yet. I mean perhaps I should have asked about semen dripping down a woman's bottom and into here vagina instead. The crowd there seem more responsive to that kind of thing anyway.
posted by sjvilla79 at 10:27 PM on December 8, 2005


...and into here vagina instead.

Well, that would be her vagina. I'm just hopeless with vaginas though. Can't even write about them without being all thumbs! Darn.
posted by sjvilla79 at 10:30 PM on December 8, 2005


I really pity Yahoo! tonight as there appears to be a huge initial swell of puerile interest in fucking with some new toy, rather unfortunately combined with the inevitable press attention of a major release.

I don't know that the noise will ever die down to an acceptable level, but I'm willing to guess that the WHAT IF I MAKE SPPOGE IN A WIMMINS ASTERIX questions will die down from where they are now.

I can just imagine the Trust & Safety employees at Yahoo! getting off work with sore wrists from all the deletion. They're working overtime in shifts tonight, you can count on that.
posted by scarabic at 11:47 PM on December 8, 2005


Your question requires a LOT more than 30 seconds thought, sjvilla79. It's like you're requesting a PhD thesis. It took me about 5 seconds to say "uh-huh, yep, pulling my chain, NEXT!"
posted by scarabic at 11:49 PM on December 8, 2005


what is a life span of a aids addict?

i want content on Photoshop?

how do i make a fast car?

Do cows drink milk?

Is East at the right hand?

where is the taj mahal?

where is the eiffel tower ?

How to make Him feel my love when my cellphone ran out of money to connect???



*zips up her comfy green askme and hides inside*
posted by taz at 2:43 AM on December 9, 2005


Your question requires a LOT more than 30 seconds thought, sjvilla79. It's like you're requesting a PhD thesis.

You know you're not the first person to say this to me (generally speaking). But yeah, that was my point in posting it in the first place. And it seems to have worked.
posted by sjvilla79 at 3:43 AM on December 9, 2005


I also wanted to add but forgot earlier that YA doesn't so much remind me of AskMe's green backdrop and whatever. Rather, it looks and feels more like 43 Things. Just saying.
posted by sjvilla79 at 3:46 AM on December 9, 2005


taz: Consider that all of teh examples you pick are chances to educate.

For example: "what is a life span of a aids addict?" "A: Well, to start with, AIDS is a disease, not a drug. And with proper treatment, the lifespan of someone with AIDS is indefinite -- they could live for a very long time. But without treatment, someone with AIDS will most likely die in a few years."

More likely, the responses will be along the lines of "Yo, dumbfuck, you are such a dumbfuck!" But we can hope....
posted by lodurr at 4:28 AM on December 9, 2005


sjvilla79, I looked at your Yahoo Answers profile, and you ask a lot of questions like that. Which, to me, highlights an interesting difference between Yahoo Answers and Ask.Mefi: If you asked those questions here, most of them would get deleted. Not because they're not interesting questions (they're interesting to me), but because they're "chatfilter" or "GYOB-filter".

The big question is how YAnswers will treat that kind of question, both now, six months from now, and a year from now.
posted by lodurr at 4:32 AM on December 9, 2005


lodurr, yeah I had today off. Well, the afternoon anyway. I figured I'd kick the tyres on YA and see how it handled. And it was fun for a day. Heck I might even go there to talk shit now and then (mostly while drunk). Isn't that what the site is anyway?

Yeah, I don't see anything more in it and don't expect anything from it. I'd be flattered if I were Matt though. I'd also be pissed that Yahoo didn't make me an offer on the format (e.g. Flickr). Or did they? Beep!
posted by sjvilla79 at 5:36 AM on December 9, 2005


Hey, it's green.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:41 AM on December 9, 2005


Wait, it's green?
posted by graventy at 12:08 PM on December 9, 2005


Do cows drink milk?

Hmm.
Deceptively complex.
posted by jeremias at 4:55 PM on December 9, 2005




what time is it their?
posted by ootsocsid at 9:01 PM on December 9, 2005


mathowie writes "Just to be clear, I posted this as a 'huh, that's odd' kind of thing. I didn't mean they were stealing and the green is completely different. The design of the site looks like bulletin board software with all those avatar photos next to people's names."

Colour me green confused then... isn't MeTa for topics specific to Metafilter? How is this thread specific to Metafilter, if not "Yahoo is stealing from Mefi!"?
posted by Pigpen at 6:42 PM on December 10, 2005


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