When is this better on AskMe? December 22, 2003 7:38 PM   Subscribe

For curiosity's sake, when does a post like this become something to be shifted to Ask Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix to Etiquette/Policy at 7:38 PM (12 comments total)

The addition of many links makes it interesting to read. But it's really just asking for other's experiences, letting the poster decide if he'd like that birth path. So I'm asking for some rule of thumb. Anyone?
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:39 PM on December 22, 2003

How do you get that it is asking for others' experiences? It's a basic (iow, classic, standard, routine, etc.) Google-collection-of-topical-links FPP.
posted by mischief at 8:27 PM on December 22, 2003

"...are seriously considering water birth for the future. Are there any MeFites who have done this?"
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:30 PM on December 22, 2003

That was in the comment, not the post.
posted by mischief at 8:41 PM on December 22, 2003

This post is phrased in the form of a question, perhaps it's more appropriate for AskMetaFilter?
posted by Space Coyote at 8:58 PM on December 22, 2003

What good would that do?
posted by homunculus at 9:12 PM on December 22, 2003

Hmm, is the beginning of AskMeFilter?
posted by mischief at 9:16 PM on December 22, 2003

Mischief, as the post says [more inside] I would assume the first comment is part of the post. But as you're determined to poke me in the eye on this, fine. The post is question free, and I'm a horrible goober for asking to keep from making a future mistake. Shall the spanking be over the knee or against the wall?
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:40 PM on December 22, 2003

How about underwater?
posted by Vidiot at 11:31 PM on December 22, 2003

Your confession is sufficient. Next?
posted by mischief at 12:02 AM on December 23, 2003

I thought about making it an AxMe question, but decided that the main point of posting it was to inform about waterbirth. It was something I didn't know a lot about before I started researching and wanted to share. The question of personal experience was secondary and I thought I'd rather put it in the blue than start another thread in the green.
posted by widdershins at 6:40 AM on December 23, 2003

The existence of ask.mefi doesn't mean for a moment that mefi posts can't contain a question. A question in the mefi post for the sake of it is generally frowned upon, I believe, but if the post points to something of interest, then I think mefi is the place for it. That said, I haven't checked out the links in that post.
posted by nthdegx at 1:28 PM on December 23, 2003

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