Mainly cat name suggestions and obvious DTMFAs April 23, 2012 3:09 PM   Subscribe

I like to read interesting Ask Metafilter questions, although I rarely post anything myself. The Popular Favorites page is a good way to find these, but I've also noticed that questions with a lot of answers (say, over 50) are usually worth checking out too, even if they don't necessarily get a lot of favorites. Is there any way to view the AskMe site/feed in a way that only shows questions that have received more than a certain number of answers?
posted by theodolite to Feature Requests at 3:09 PM (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I don't think so. I bet there is a way to cobble something like this together though.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:10 PM on April 23, 2012


Here are the most-answered AskMe questions of all time. That's from the Infodumpster (click "Which posts by [anyone] tagged with [anything] have the most comments?"). You could create a makeshift feed of more recent questions by limiting the date range of that search.
posted by John Cohen at 3:13 PM on April 23, 2012 [19 favorites]


Here are the most-answered AskMe questions of all time.

Thanks, this should keep me busy until 2018.
posted by theodolite at 3:24 PM on April 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Here are the most-answered AskMe questions of all time.

I love that the most-answered question is one that should have been deleted as chatfilter.
posted by Dasein at 4:29 PM on April 23, 2012


I love that the most-answered question is one that should have been deleted as chatfilter.

Not surprising — chatfilter gets people chatting.
posted by John Cohen at 4:36 PM on April 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that old white guy singer question. Who was he??
posted by rabbitrabbit at 4:44 PM on April 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh man, that old white guy singer question. Who was he??

Dean Martin? Surprised his name didn't come up later in the thread once the Canadian angle was abandoned.
posted by Dasein at 5:30 PM on April 23, 2012


Or maybe Ricky Nelson?

Must...not...reproduce...thread.
posted by Dasein at 5:37 PM on April 23, 2012


Oh man, airnxtz.
posted by elizardbits at 5:48 PM on April 23, 2012


I think Jim Croce or Cat Stevens. :D
posted by Glinn at 6:01 PM on April 23, 2012


Oh man, that old white guy singer question. Who was he??

Must...not...reproduce...thread.

Aaarrghh! It was so frustrating seeing the "closed to new comments" note at the end! I've been wracking my brain and I'm guessing that the singer was Gary Wright and the song was Dreamweaver.

Let's just pretend I'm right. It's the only way I'll be able to sleep.
posted by amyms at 8:06 PM on April 23, 2012



Oh man, that old white guy singer question. Who was he??


What if I'm right? Swooping in and hoping I've got the answer:

Bobby Curtola !
posted by peagood at 11:36 AM on April 24, 2012


I love that the most-answered question is one that should have been deleted as chatfilter.

This is why "guidelines, not rules" is the mantra around here. It means totally awesome chatfilter questions get to stay up in spite of being chatfilter, while the vast majority of chatfilter questions are deleted.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:36 AM on April 24, 2012


Thanks for the new guesses on my old white guy singer question! Unfortunately, it remains an unsolved mystery... I feel bad for having ever asked.
posted by edlundart at 8:39 PM on May 3, 2012


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