Auto-removal of the 'stumped' tag February 7, 2009 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Could we set things up so tagging an AskMe post as 'resolved' automatically removes the 'stumped' tag?
posted by the latin mouse to Feature Requests at 3:08 PM (21 comments total)

Yeah, hitting that little [x] is really rough going.
You must be coming from the 'I'm browsing the 'stumped' questions' front.
posted by carsonb at 3:14 PM on February 7, 2009

You can edit the tags on your own questions. All you would have to do is hit the little X next to the stumped, unresolved, etc. tag. Am I missing something? This seems like poor return on investment as features go otherwise, plus people use different tags for their stumpers.
posted by nanojath at 3:16 PM on February 7, 2009

Somebody should hassle these people for giving me the cognitive dissonance, though. I'd do it myself if I wasn't so lazy.

The related tags on stumped do fascinate me, though. Delicious! WHY?

Oh, because WCityMike is the king of Stumped, that's why!
posted by nanojath at 3:21 PM on February 7, 2009

'Stumped' and 'Resolved' work differently to other tags. You can't delete a 'stumped' tag in AskMe. You need to contact the mods and have them do it.
posted by the latin mouse at 3:24 PM on February 7, 2009

These two tags are a little different: Why can't I remove a 'stumped' or a 'resolved' tag from my AskMe question? We're using the tag-space to change the status of questions, so these tags get treated a little differently. You can always ask an admin to remove one of these tags.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:24 PM on February 7, 2009

Learn something new every day! Since that's the case, and there's already stuff going on behind the scenes with the two tags, it makes sense that they oughta be mutually exclusive.
posted by carsonb at 3:30 PM on February 7, 2009

Uh, it's only 3 entries.
posted by spiderskull at 3:53 PM on February 7, 2009

Now it's four, thanks for reminding me...
posted by phunniemee at 3:56 PM on February 7, 2009

You're the king of stumped! You've got the most questions tagged stumped by a wide margin, your 11 to divabat's distant second of four! All four "stumped" posts that are also tagged "delicious" are yours! It's not a dig, you know, it's just, like, data, man.
posted by nanojath at 5:41 PM on February 7, 2009

You're the king of STUMPED!
there is none HARDER
all replyees
should get much SMARTER
to get your ANSWER
you must drink WATER!
cause you'll be waitin til [stumped]
posted by cashman at 6:00 PM on February 7, 2009

Oh, because WCityMike is the king of Stumped, that's why!

Not hard to see how this could be perceived as a dig. You 'dug' up and pointed out the fact that he uses this tag more than others. With two of your top Ask MeFi tags being 'career' and 'education', might I suggest focussing your energy on gainful employment?
posted by gman at 6:02 PM on February 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

Hmm, let's look at gman's top tag on AskMe. Ah, too easy.
posted by nanojath at 6:05 PM on February 7, 2009

No! I never got my Christmas Gift question answered. I have been looking for this story since I got back from camp after my 16th birthday. I am now 29.
posted by parmanparman at 6:06 PM on February 7, 2009

Check me out, parmanparman.
posted by nanojath at 7:27 PM on February 7, 2009

Wow nanojath! ummm...I never got my Mystery Stories question answered. I have been looking for this book for at least a dozen years.
posted by cashman at 8:44 PM on February 7, 2009

That's what I get for boasting. Sorry, Cashman, that's a much tougher nut because the elements (mirrors, reflection, murder mysteries, short stories) are a lot more commonplace and generic.
posted by nanojath at 9:12 PM on February 7, 2009

Thanks for trying though. I kind of suck at asking questions. Either too detailed or not detailed enough.
posted by cashman at 9:22 PM on February 7, 2009

Really there was nothing wrong with your question, cashman, it is just intrinsically more difficult.

The things that helped with parmanparman's story were first, it had a specific setting (Vietnam) that filtered out a lot of extraneous results. Second, it had a very unique element which also happened to be associated with a very specific search term (vagina dentata). Finally, it was associated with feminist politics, which increased the possibility that it would turn up in academic literature - a much smaller and more searchable field.

Obscuring factors were that apparently there were persistent rumors during the Vietnam war of Vietcong-aligned prostitutes using makeshift dentata-like devices, and the fact that Neil Stephenson's novel Snow Crash includes both references to Vietnam and a character that wears an anti-rape device referred to as a dentata.

Nevertheless these terms, plus a few tricks (here's a tip, for example - adding the term "journal" to your search often steps up your hits on academic papers and similar publications) turned up a scholarly article which, frustratingly, was only accessible through a fee-based dowload. But Google often archives the content of these articles even when they are not publicly accessible, and in this case the search result abstract contained the encticing phrase

..... anti-rape device’ tells of American servicewomen in Vietnam who engaged the `enemy’ ...

The phrase "anti-rape device" was the key, naturally, since it is actually in the title of the story. I got to the story pretty quickly from there. It seems this story is somewhat recognized in feminist literary criticism, which made it a lot easier.

Um, everyone else is probably not as fascinated by the ins and outs of searching strategies as I am.
posted by nanojath at 10:32 AM on February 8, 2009 [5 favorites]

No, you'd be surprised.
posted by mlis at 8:54 PM on February 8, 2009

Yeah, I love search strategies.
posted by yeti at 7:16 AM on February 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

Radio buttons.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:26 PM on February 9, 2009

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