Should I mark my own comment as best answer on my own post? December 22, 2006 2:35 PM   Subscribe

So, I wrote a question and the responses weren't that useful. Afterwards, I posted a reply to my own question with all the information I wished that someone had told me in the first place so that others who stumble on the thread will get something useful out of it. Was it bad form to mark it as one of the best?
posted by mr_silver to Etiquette/Policy at 2:35 PM (40 comments total)

Best answers are a way of communicating your thoughts to the next guy to read the thread. Therefore you should use them this way.

It's not a sweepstakes; there's no competition for favorites or best answers. except between me and occhiblu.
posted by ikkyu2 at 2:37 PM on December 22, 2006


yes. no. wait, yes.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 2:44 PM on December 22, 2006


It's fine, it's informative and will help people who search for it. Kudos for doing your own work.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 2:47 PM on December 22, 2006


Nope.
posted by bob sarabia at 2:50 PM on December 22, 2006


Fine form and way to show 'em who's boss!
posted by mzurer at 2:53 PM on December 22, 2006


i think marking it as best answer was fine since you obviously showed did something useful.

however, pointing out this on metatalk officially makes this a dick move.
posted by Stynxno at 2:59 PM on December 22, 2006


One day I will beat you!!!

Stupid useful widely read and universally appreciated medical training....
posted by occhiblu at 3:02 PM on December 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


occhiblu, post a mefi-related song some time, it does wonders.
posted by cortex at 3:04 PM on December 22, 2006


however, pointing out this on metatalk officially makes this a dick move.

Seriously. This is some passive agressive bullshit if I ever saw it. You should have your metatalk privileges revoked!
posted by jonson at 3:05 PM on December 22, 2006


Whoo, good tip! Now I just need.... well, some talent, really.
posted by occhiblu at 3:09 PM on December 22, 2006


Yes, making a metatalk thread pointing out how unhelpful everyone was is pretty dickish.
posted by bob sarabia at 3:15 PM on December 22, 2006


Pointing out how dickish someone was is pretty dickish, too.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 3:18 PM on December 22, 2006


Infinite recursive dickishness!
posted by Abiezer at 3:22 PM on December 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


So, to review: mr_silver, you are dick. And Stynxno, you're a dick for telling mr_silver he's a dick. And Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese, you're a dick for telling Stynxno he's a dick for telling mr_silver he's a dick. And now I'm a dick.

Any questions?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:26 PM on December 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


who's got the box?
posted by Stynxno at 3:27 PM on December 22, 2006


Step 3: Make Her Open The Box!
posted by jonson at 3:36 PM on December 22, 2006


Yes, making a metatalk thread pointing out how unhelpful everyone was is pretty dickish.

"not very useful" != "unhelpful"
posted by cillit bang at 3:49 PM on December 22, 2006


Step 3: Make Her Open The Box!

Ikea instructions for making Dick in the Box.
posted by ericb at 3:55 PM on December 22, 2006


Choking on a bucket of cocks is a dick move.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:08 PM on December 22, 2006


So, I made a post on MetaTalk and the responses weren't that useful...

It's a perfectly acceptable question posted to ettiquette/policy. Get a life, haters.
posted by Roger Dodger at 5:21 PM on December 22, 2006


No. I will not. And YOU, sir, are a dick. ::hands over gift wrap::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:26 PM on December 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


It's fine. Good job.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:27 PM on December 22, 2006


After 22 years of marriage, I think it's high time I learned a new dick move. Is there perhaps a newsletter?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:55 PM on December 22, 2006


dick move?
posted by Rhomboid at 6:24 PM on December 22, 2006


I've done the exact same thing. Kudos to you for updating the thread for posterity; most don't bother.
posted by knave at 6:28 PM on December 22, 2006


Great Christy's canyons, what a cynical bunch you are. You just assume the worst of everybody as a simple matter of fact. I love you guys.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:37 PM on December 22, 2006


It's fine. I don't know what everyone is on about.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:17 PM on December 22, 2006


The cups.
posted by cortex at 8:43 PM on December 22, 2006


Our dicks.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:26 PM on December 22, 2006


Our dicks, gift wrapped in boxes.

I'd give MetaFilter my dick in a box for Christmas, but I'm a girl. Can I somehow put my box in a box?

(Now there's one for AskMe.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:00 PM on December 22, 2006


My Box in a Box!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:54 PM on December 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


You know what's wrong with posting a best answer to your own question? I haven't done it, and you're making me look bad. THAT'S the dick move.

That and the helicopter. The helicopter is a great dick move, but it requires a certain... physical advantage.
posted by shmegegge at 11:15 PM on December 22, 2006


Another dick thread? Yeesh.
posted by IronLizard at 12:12 AM on December 23, 2006


Box in a box?

Meh.

Now, if you figure out how to get a box in a dick, that would impress me.
posted by concrete at 12:24 AM on December 23, 2006


MetaFilter: I Think We're All Dicks On This Bus.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 12:40 AM on December 23, 2006


What bus are you guys talking about? Certainly not my bus.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:55 AM on December 23, 2006


Dick Boxing is still legal in Mexico. Look it up!
posted by krippledkonscious at 2:03 AM on December 23, 2006


except between me and occhiblu

Pfft. I got occhi beat, you forgetting-C_D-dick.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:03 AM on December 23, 2006


Step 3: Make Her Open The Box!
posted by jonson at 6:36 PM EST on December 22 [+] [!]


Eponysterical
posted by Brainy at 1:34 PM on December 23, 2006


Dick Boxing is still legal in Mexico. Look it up!

Tried to look it up but all I got was this.(NSFW)
posted by Pollomacho at 7:30 PM on December 24, 2006


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