A few great posts and comments this week on AskMefi May 9, 2014 10:11 AM   Subscribe

I want to point out a few good threads on AskMeFi this week: one on giving children allowance/chores, one on punishing others, and a great answer on suicide methods in the 1930s.

I thought those questions and their answers really showcased the strength of AskMeFi.
posted by ichomp to MetaFilter-Related at 10:11 AM (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Also pretty great: waxy asking for an ID of an album cover based on a tiny abstract snippet and getting an answer in fifteen minutes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:27 AM on May 9, 2014 [9 favorites]

See also the sidebar/Best Of:

May 4
Sometimes when you ask a question it turns out the perfect person to answer it works across the street from where you are getting married and can solve your problem.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:29 AM on May 9, 2014 [7 favorites]

Yes, filthy light thief, that was awesome. AskMeFi can be so practical too.
posted by ichomp at 10:33 AM on May 9, 2014

hand to god I am not pointing this out to make fun but the vintage shaving cream AskMe is practically taken off the list on Geneva Uswazi's profile (previously)
posted by griphus at 10:35 AM on May 9, 2014 [7 favorites]

Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:48 AM on May 9, 2014

I always cry at weddings, and apparently a little bit at AskMe wedding witness threads too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:54 AM on May 9, 2014 [6 favorites]

Also this nice young adult book ID question.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:21 AM on May 9, 2014

the list on Geneva Uswazi's profile (previously)

Your "previously" does not go where you wish it would. It should go here. BTW, I am a cat.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:24 AM on May 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by cortex (staff) at 11:27 AM on May 9, 2014 [4 favorites]

My work here is done.
posted by griphus at 11:38 AM on May 9, 2014 [2 favorites]

Uh. Quoting Dorothy Parker may be a clever answer but I don't think it's a great one since it does a pretty damn bad job of actually answering the question accurately.
posted by Justinian at 2:49 PM on May 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

*shakes cane*
posted by Justinian at 2:52 PM on May 9, 2014 [3 favorites]

Some of the people in my contact list ended up there so I could bookmark their profile because they had fascinating links in them. Like this one. Or this one which has a link to this priceless (nsfw) comment about men and boobs.

Which, you know, isn't an ask or comment or whatever from this week but, hey, is kind of in the same spirit as the links to Geneva Uswazi's profile, if that's okay with y'all.
posted by Michele in California at 3:57 PM on May 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

I got those little shivers you get when you watch an emotional TV show or when you watch someone do something difficult and triumph when I was reading the NYC wedding witness thread. Awesome!
posted by cjorgensen at 5:42 AM on May 10, 2014

A bit late for this, but I loved the unanimous, generous and kind responses well over 100 people have to this person doubting the name they'd given their daughter.
posted by ambrosen at 4:01 PM on May 10, 2014 [4 favorites]

may al your suicides be historical
posted by thelonius at 6:47 PM on May 10, 2014 [3 favorites]

This MeTa is just a proxy for Matt, so he doesn't have to come up with content for the podcast by himself. Not that I care as all these links are great.
posted by arcticseal at 8:14 PM on May 11, 2014

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