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TechCrunch posts about Google Answers rising from the dead (as UClue) and mentions a few more question-answering services. Still none as good as AskMe.
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter-Related at 5:19 PM (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

*gazes at navel, masturbates furiously*
posted by quonsar at 5:23 PM on March 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


I love Ask MeFi, but they don't mention Ask MeFi at all. The post isn't really MeFi related then, is it?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:26 PM on March 7, 2007


Metafilter user posts about Google Answers rising from the dead (as UClue), too.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:32 PM on March 7, 2007


The post isn't really MeFi related then, is it?

DING! DING! Tell him what's he's won, Johnie...
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:34 PM on March 7, 2007


Sorry couldn't resist. A thousand apologies. ::bows furiously::
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:35 PM on March 7, 2007


Well I did, in the comments.
posted by IndigoRain at 5:40 PM on March 7, 2007


mathowie: "I love Ask MeFi, but they don't mention Ask MeFi at all. The post isn't really MeFi related then, is it?"

EARLY: This is her room.
SIMON: Yes.
EARLY: It's empty.
SIMON: I know.
EARLY: So is it still her room when it's empty? Does the room, the thing have purpose? Or are we... what's the word...
posted by Plutor at 5:41 PM on March 7, 2007


Google charged 50 cents to post.

really? i had no idea. no wonder it tanked.

Uclue will be free to post. Google had answer fees between $2-200 by credit card upon the question’s answer.

HA! oh that's funny. please let me set a bounty on fruitcake recipes! that's just amazing.

Uclue will be in the range of $5-250 paid in advance by PayPal.

Hey, good luck with that, guys. I'm sure you'll do just great.
posted by shmegegge at 5:43 PM on March 7, 2007


*points*
Self linker! Burn him!
posted by dg at 5:47 PM on March 7, 2007


Ah, someone mentions answeru.com in the comments. Man, that site looks...professional.
posted by puke & cry at 6:09 PM on March 7, 2007


"Still none as good as AskMe."

What objective criteria are you basing this on?
posted by Eideteker at 6:17 PM on March 7, 2007


We'd have ended up on that list if AskMe weren't such an unprofessional shade of green.
posted by interrobang at 6:17 PM on March 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


*gazes at navel, masturbates furiously*

You'll put your eye out!
posted by Eideteker at 6:33 PM on March 7, 2007


posted by interrobang We'd have ended up on that list if AskMe weren't such an unprofessional shade of green.

I'm sorry, but your user number is too high for you to have such a radical opinion.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:34 PM on March 7, 2007


I don't think Ask MeFi will ever be listed in those sorts of roundups because it's not a business/service devoted to simply question and answer, it's more just a side offshoot of MeFi (even though ask mefi is doing like 2x the traffic of mefi now).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:00 PM on March 7, 2007


Yahoo Answers is the undisputed leader in the Q&A space

Oh that's rich. I guess being a "leader" to whoever wrote that involves having lots of complete tards posting "HOW I FIND ME DICK?"-type questions.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:21 PM on March 7, 2007


Close it if you like. The wind changes faster than a tornado around here. I've posted in here about other question asking services before and most people enjoyed the posts.

Eideteker - the criteria that most people on AskMe post well-thought answers and at least have some decent sense of grammar (as opposed to "dood, I brok my windoze now wut do i do?")
posted by IndigoRain at 7:40 PM on March 7, 2007


I love Ask MeFi, but they don't mention Ask MeFi at all. The post isn't really MeFi related then, is it?

What the fuck changed between now and when LinkedIn was MeTa'd?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:55 PM on March 7, 2007


Hurm. I changed horses in midstream while writing that sentence; ignore the "fuck", plzthnxkbi.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:57 PM on March 7, 2007


Alvy, the linkedin thing was interesting because it was a side-offshoot of a larger service, kinda how mefi and ask mefi work, but this is a roundup of q&a sites and the original post implies that ask mefi is crowned king in the roundup but doesn't get a mention. It's no biggie, but since they don't mention us, I dunno if there's anything to discuss (and we certainly can't simply call ourselves the winners).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:21 PM on March 7, 2007


we certainly can't simply call ourselves the winners

That's loser talk!

And thanks for the clarification.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:58 PM on March 7, 2007


I dunno if there's anything to discuss

It seems that we haven't finished mocking anildash's idea yet.
posted by danb at 9:28 PM on March 7, 2007


*Simply calls AskMetaFilter the winner*
There. That's settled.
posted by Cranberry at 10:49 PM on March 7, 2007


OH, that's why you didn't like it. No, I'm saying that I think AskMe is the best. Sorry, I didn't realize that it was misleading until now.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:56 PM on March 8, 2007


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