Am I my Brother's Asker? June 24, 2011 1:16 PM   Subscribe

How common is it for the unnamed subject of an Ask to show up to clarify their position and/or rebut the Asker? I've seen examples where a celeb shows up to give their view on their actions or work a few times but this is the first time I've seen this particular event on the green.
posted by screamingnotlaughing to MetaFilter-Related at 1:16 PM (35 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I found it very peculiar when mikesrex admitted to being Scott Adams.
posted by found missing at 1:23 PM on June 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


Sort of previously.
posted by rjs at 1:23 PM on June 24, 2011


Falk then this.
posted by clavdivs at 1:25 PM on June 24, 2011


reverse that.

family will be family.
posted by clavdivs at 1:27 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


My girlfriend did that just the other day, although while not the subject, she was an integral part of the question.
posted by griphus at 1:28 PM on June 24, 2011


There was that one time where someone was like 'I'm at work and don't have time to stop at the store for this specific thing before other specific even happens that I can't be late for, HOW CAN I GET THIS STUFF?" and her husband shows up in the thread and says, 'Honey, just call me!'
posted by carsonb at 1:29 PM on June 24, 2011 [10 favorites]


Has a food item ever logged on to say, 'just eat me, for christ sake'?
posted by found missing at 1:31 PM on June 24, 2011 [34 favorites]


...and her husband shows up in the thread and says, 'Honey, just call me!'

Yah, this one
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:34 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that one!
posted by carsonb at 1:40 PM on June 24, 2011


Yeah, they're not too common, but sometimes they do turn into big events, like the fr0zen saga...
posted by Melismata at 1:41 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Not a rebuttal, but my sister created an account just to say thanks for all of the suggestions given in this ask I submitted on her behalf.
posted by geckoinpdx at 1:43 PM on June 24, 2011


Has a food item ever logged on to say, 'just eat me, for christ sake'?

The rest of you are now competing for second place.
posted by Trurl at 1:44 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Melismata, that one came to mind as well. The question is deleted, but fairly easy to find through her profile.
posted by carsonb at 1:44 PM on June 24, 2011


Has a food item ever logged on to say, 'just eat me, for christ sake'?

I have told many MeFites to eat me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:45 PM on June 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


My husband showed up to share his thoughts in my name our hypothetical baby thread. (She has four names!)
posted by amanda at 1:57 PM on June 24, 2011


I have told many MeFites to eat me.

Dial 555-3331 if you want griphus to make a joke about Jesus.

Dial 555-3332 if you want griphus to make a joke about prostitution during meetups.

Dial 555-3333 if you want griphus to unleash an unrelated stream of obscenities so vile it will make unborn children weep.

DIAL NOW.

Dial-a-joke is 99c per vote.
posted by griphus at 2:05 PM on June 24, 2011


555-3333....
555-3333....
555-3333....
555-3333....
555-3333....

Fucking liar.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:08 PM on June 24, 2011


There was another one where the female half of a couple realized the male half had posted an AskMe about their relationship and she commented "Hey talk to me!" It was sweetly done, not angry. It's was something like "Jack, did you think I wouldn't find out? I KNOW you, silly boy."

There's this one.
And then there was xteraco and fr0zen


So it's not common, but it has definitely occurred.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:09 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got a jokey comment deleted in my husband's AskMe. It's MY car... grumbles...
posted by desjardins at 2:33 PM on June 24, 2011


I got a jokey comment deleted in my husband's AskMe.

FYI, no you didn't. There are no deleted answers by you or anyone else in that thread.

This sort of thing happens fairly rarely, as folks have said.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:35 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Has a food item ever logged on to say, 'just eat me, for christ sake'?

I was wondering something similar. Has a motherfucker ever logged on to say, "Just dump me, already"?
posted by Toekneesan at 2:37 PM on June 24, 2011 [13 favorites]


Ah, you're right - I think he made a jokey comment in one of my AskMes when he first joined the site. It was promptly deleted and I gave him a good talking-to.
posted by desjardins at 2:37 PM on June 24, 2011


Has a motherfucker ever logged on to say, "Just dump me, already"?

Well, I'm a dumb fucker who isn't feeling very well today. Just mother me, already?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:40 PM on June 24, 2011


There was this question, with a rebuttal by the wife.
posted by Ashley801 at 2:45 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


LMAO indeed.
posted by fire&wings at 3:20 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here, a bunch of people said I was wrong, and I came in to valiantly, unquestionably prove I was right, but a bunch of people still insisted I was wrong. If I'm not mistaken, there was a comment deleted before I showed up, claiming I must be pod person.
posted by meese at 3:59 PM on June 24, 2011


Metafilter: has a motherfucker ever logged on
posted by herbplarfegan at 10:51 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I feel a vague unease about the original Ask, but it's probably just me. I'm having a weird day.
posted by Nabubrush at 12:29 AM on June 25, 2011


Me, too. Not because it violates the rules, but because no one got through to the subject at all. Never fun to see someone willfully deny reality.
posted by ignignokt at 6:55 AM on June 25, 2011


There's this thread where a guy is asking about how to reestablish his wife's trust in light of his transgressions with alcohol, porn, and online dating sites.

The wife showed up and dramatically revealed her identity in the last line.

Ouch.
posted by jayder at 9:41 AM on June 25, 2011


Oooh, I remember that one, Jayder. I was reading through and literally went, "Whoa!"at the reveal.

There have been a few times when I thought an Ask might have been posted by someone I knew, but it's always proven not to be the case.
posted by orange swan at 8:56 PM on June 25, 2011


I think my ex posted a question anonymously that I answered with a sock puppet that he didn't know about at the time. I'm sure that happens more frequently than we know (people answering anonymous questions about themselves!)
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:00 PM on June 25, 2011


I've seen one, where a woman is dating a guy who claims to have aspbergers (assburgers!), and uses that as carte blanche to treat her like shit - someone who's pretty clearly the misanthrope in question shows up much later in the thread acting pretty much as she'd described...

Just goes to show, clear your cache, people.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:57 PM on June 25, 2011


I just noticed this meta.

When he showed up I mailed the mods, and told him that askme was not a place for being dishonest. I'm still not sure he gets it. I feel a bit weird about the entire thread.

Nabubrush: "I feel a vague unease about the original Ask, but it's probably just me. I'm having a weird day"

Maybe I should have posted something else, or not posted at all. There's a weird vibe that he isn't being completely honest about this with me, so what's really going on? It's as though he were in the closet about something. Asking for feedback from people who know about chemical engineering careers seemed like something pragmatic to discuss to help inform specific decisions.

I can't do anything about weird foo, but I can try to link him up with people who Know Stuff.
posted by bleary at 7:09 AM on June 26, 2011


bleary: "I'm still not sure he gets it."

I'm still not sure you get it.
posted by Philby at 1:52 AM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


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