Shoutout: excellent answer proves AskMe works April 11, 2004 6:32 AM   Subscribe

This is how AskMetafilter works. Also, I thought it would be nice to call someone out for something positive, I don't know about anyone else but it's posts like this that keep me coming back. Thanks, chrismear.
posted by cedar to Etiquette/Policy at 6:32 AM (8 comments total)


Mayhap the most useful thng I have ever learned on MeFi!

(No he di'int)
posted by Quartermass at 7:19 AM on April 11, 2004

Film Guide:

Metadoon (1945 , MGM) - once every 100 years , the helper of Metadoon arrives to make a useful comment , starring Howard Keel as Jamie Maconsar.
posted by sgt.serenity at 7:28 AM on April 11, 2004

I don't know if it's the most useful thing I've learned on Ask Metafilter, but even if it isn't, is doubtlessly one of the most clear, thorough, and interesting things I've read on the web, period. Were I Matt, I'd put it on the sidebar. Wonderful! Thanks chrismear. And thanks, cedar, for bringing this to my attention.
posted by .kobayashi. at 8:38 AM on April 11, 2004

I just came here to MetaTalk to post the same thing! Thanks chrismear for a such a well-organized, well-written, and well-illustrated answer.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:37 AM on April 11, 2004

Wow. Thank you all for your kind comments.

I certainly didn't start out intending to write such a long post, but every time I tried to explain the concept of 'key' in a short paragraph, I felt like I'd missed out some important part of the picture... and the whole thing just kind of snowballed from there.

I had great fun writing it. Good way to spend a Sunday morning.
posted by chrismear at 10:55 AM on April 11, 2004

Chris: great job man. I have tried explaining key to my tone deaf roommate again and again, always to my chagrin. now I can just link him to your post. thanks a million!

on a related note, maybe you would be someone good to have in on this idea? I'm a soulless hack for linking to my own askme thread, but i had to do it, cap'n.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:21 PM on April 11, 2004

<----tone deaf, so a very useful read!!!
posted by jmd82 at 10:06 PM on April 11, 2004

So next MeFiUK meetup is at a chrismear recital ;-)
posted by i_cola at 7:21 PM on April 12, 2004

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