Hey honey pie, I lost my biweekly question, can I have yours? February 23, 2007 5:10 AM   Subscribe

I have a time-sensitive question buuuut was unfortunately kind enough to let my friend use my account and my sockpuppet for questions in the past week and a half. If someone would be nice enough to post this to the green for me I'll never snark again! [q inside]
posted by soma lkzx to Etiquette/Policy at 5:10 AM (15 comments total)

I need to a good auto repair shop around Fairfax, Virginia!

Right now my car is broken down in the parking lot of a grocery store at just about the corner of 29 and 50 (Super H Mart). Despite how much I love asian produce, I'm going to need to get it towed somewhere and have a decent amount of work done on it. Last time I took it to a shop I pretty much got ripped off, with some things unfixed and other things broken, so I'd like to make sure this doesn't happen again. I live in the Ballston area, but am guessing keeping the towing in Fairfax will keep costs down? Thanks!
posted by soma lkzx at 5:10 AM on February 23, 2007

I reckon this account and your sockpuppet should be permanently banned, but I'm grumpy that way. Thank fuck I'm not a mod, nicht wahr?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:14 AM on February 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm also thinking MetaTalk should not be used for overflow AskMe questions.
posted by yhbc at 5:21 AM on February 23, 2007

So, stav, does that mean you're a rocker?
posted by Brittanie at 5:22 AM on February 23, 2007 [4 favorites]

Thank fuck I'm not a mod, nicht wahr?

yeah, but you should be. i recall an old meta thread where someone floated your name as a potential off-timezone moderator and it seemed like a good idea.

make it so, number one!
posted by sergeant sandwich at 5:23 AM on February 23, 2007

I hereby declare this the "stavrosthewonderchicken Mod Vote Thread."

sorry about your question, soma. maybe next time, huh?

I vote for stavros as mod.
posted by shmegegge at 5:31 AM on February 23, 2007

I should be banned for having... asked questions? On Ask Metafilter?

C'mon. My car is broken. Have a tiny heart.

yhbc: Metatalk is used for this stuff often enough that it isn't unreasonable and rarely enough that it isn't a problem. Although I'm slightly biased.
posted by soma lkzx at 5:31 AM on February 23, 2007

/starts plucking ducks

Who's got the tar?
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:32 AM on February 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

It is against the rules to use a sock puppet to get around the time limitations between AskMe, MeFi and MeTa posts. People who do this will risk losing the sock puppet account, getting a time out on their main account and/or having their extra question or post removed. Please do not do this.
posted by hugsnkisses at 5:33 AM on February 23, 2007

It isn't the question-it is your method of trying to solve the posting problem.

This is what private email is for. You ask a metazen PRIVATELY to post it for you. Heck, I would have done it.

This is a bad precedent, and if you think about it for a moment I think you will understand why.
posted by konolia at 5:33 AM on February 23, 2007

Did you just say you asked two questions in the last week and now you're asking a third in MetaTalk? Did you really just say that?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:33 AM on February 23, 2007 [11 favorites]

Not to mention that now if someone is irritated enough they may give you bad advice...
posted by konolia at 5:34 AM on February 23, 2007

(PS you might try this site)
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:35 AM on February 23, 2007

It's also incredibly tacky to use a MeTa thread as another thinly disguised question.
posted by hugsnkisses at 5:35 AM on February 23, 2007

Or apparently that doesn't work. Anyway, you can look up mechanic reviews by zipcode from the cartalk front page.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:36 AM on February 23, 2007

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