Using the stumped tag in askme July 1, 2008 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Since promoting the resolved tag worked so well, how about promoting the stumped tag?
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 4:30 PM (20 comments total)

Hmmm ... dunno about that one.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 4:30 PM on July 1, 2008

heretic! burn him!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:34 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

Actually, that's a great idea. Might as well add it to the Unanswered tab.

It sounds like a cool feature, a lot like standard forums and their stupid "bump" messages to put old stuff at the top that still needs answers. Plus with tagging resolved, you can only "bump" to the top once, so it's not like people could game the listings and always be at the top.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:36 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by Ms. Saint at 4:37 PM on July 1, 2008

I've started a guerrilla marketing campaign in boston for you by placing little LED tree stumps under bridges. I'd say give it 4-5 hours before tagging commences.
posted by pwally at 4:48 PM on July 1, 2008

If you adopt it, they will come.
posted by brain cloud at 4:51 PM on July 1, 2008

Ok, we just added it, complete with a RSS feed for recently stumped questions.

yay, the system works!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:00 PM on July 1, 2008

we're heroes!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:04 PM on July 1, 2008

Now, how 'bout a tab showing all the AskMes with multiple answers identical to the Best Answer? People seem to love those.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 5:16 PM on July 1, 2008

Neato! But it won't help my stumpy baby. Seven months I've been checking on the poor sod.
posted by jack_mo at 5:19 PM on July 1, 2008

Maybe even the 'I tried your suggestion and now I'm dead, you bastard!' tag.
posted by jonmc at 5:59 PM on July 1, 2008

I'd like to see two more tags:

"Ate it and lived"

"Ate it and died"

Of course, the latter would require outside intervention - or some really good coding.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:11 PM on July 1, 2008

No "Ate it and it cured my sore throat/leukemia/venereal disease/schizophrenia"?
posted by jonmc at 7:20 PM on July 1, 2008

What is the difference between "stumped" and "unresolved"?
posted by churl at 9:46 PM on July 1, 2008

And some people may have previously used stumped to mean "I'm asking a question I don't know the answer to."
posted by gingerbeer at 9:59 PM on July 1, 2008

"Ate it and my floors have never been shinier"
posted by carsonb at 11:03 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

Looks like you have successfully applied a tag hack.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:08 AM on July 2, 2008

Q: What do you call it when the postal clerk doesn't know how much to charge you?

posted by cortex (staff) at 7:45 AM on July 2, 2008

OK, I'm being dense, am sure. Does this mean I should re-tag my questions(s) with "stumped" or "unresolved" if I didn't get a correct (and/or complete) answer to what I was looking for?
posted by pointystick at 8:59 AM on July 2, 2008

Can we also add a "dumped" tag for all the fucked-up relationshipfilter q's? It would do us the double-plus-good of alerting the Hive to newly single members and spark "yay, let's get you drunk now" meetups...
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:02 AM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

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