How does one post to Ask Metafilter Anonymous? December 26, 2004 8:28 PM   Subscribe

How does one post to Ask Metafilter Anonymous?
posted by ParisParamus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:28 PM (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Now, you're going to assume the next ten anonymous posts are from me. And you're going to assume that this is a scheme to make you think those posts aren't from me. But believe me, all I want to know is how--should the need arise (and no, the next Viagra-related question is not mine either!)
posted by ParisParamus at 8:30 PM on December 26, 2004


I think when you type up and then preview a question there's a check box that you select if you wish the question to be anonymous.

But I wouldn't swear to it in a court of law.
posted by rev_crash_davis at 8:32 PM on December 26, 2004


I'm impressed you even believe in law.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:33 PM on December 26, 2004


New Feature: if you'd like to ask a question anonymously, use this form here. I'll have to approve it, so it won't be posted immediately, and when it does, it will have no connection whatsoever to your account.
posted by rafter at 8:34 PM on December 26, 2004 [2 favorites]


"I'm impressed you even believe in law."

You should be more impressed that I could spell "anonymous".
posted by rev_crash_davis at 8:44 PM on December 26, 2004


This may seem counter-intuitive but you have to go to the MetaTalk post form, type "ANONYMOUS QUESTION" followed by your question, and then hit post. There's a special script that'll send off your question for Matt's approval. It certainly won't be displayed here for all to see.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:03 PM on December 26, 2004


ParisParamus, yes I will sleep with you.
posted by greasy_skillet at 9:10 PM on December 26, 2004


wtf is rafter?
posted by bingo at 10:25 PM on December 26, 2004


ANONYMOUS QUESTION
Why does it hurt when I pee?
posted by arse_hat at 10:46 PM on December 26, 2004


Oragne Juice or Tomato?
Posted by anonymous
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:41 AM on December 27, 2004


My entire existence is based on trolling a message board, but I can't go on pretending that Bush is a great president anymore. It's just too hard. What do I do?
posted by anonymous at 8:28 PM PST
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:17 AM on December 27, 2004


What is a blog and how do I get one?
Posted by anonymous
posted by dflemingdotorg at 6:20 AM on December 27, 2004


wtf is rafter?

(My above comment was copy/pasted from the AskMe posting page.)
posted by rafter at 9:19 AM on December 27, 2004


FYI, I believe President Bush is as good as any President who has held office in my lifetime.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:48 AM on December 27, 2004


So, you're four years old? I always suspected.
posted by bingo at 10:59 AM on December 27, 2004 [1 favorite]


Interesting there are no snarks or blowups here even though the answer is posted right on the post AskMeFi page. If this was a newer member asking this question, he would have been skewered.
posted by xammerboy at 11:12 AM on December 27, 2004


I believe President Bush is as good as any President who has held office in my lifetime.
That's the frog-in-a-saucepan effect, PP, when every President is worse than the one before him, you don't really notice until America becomes a boiled frog.
posted by wendell at 11:27 AM on December 27, 2004


If this was a newer member asking this question, he would have been skewered.
And that's the PP effect, xammer, after jumping on everything Paris has posted since March 2001, it just doesn't register on the radar when he does something stupid that isn't political. :)
posted by wendell at 11:32 AM on December 27, 2004


My one-a week quota has been used; and from the Ask Mefi home page, there are no instructions, so? So?!
posted by ParisParamus at 12:01 PM on December 27, 2004


Someone in this thread already answered your question.
posted by drezdn at 12:14 PM on December 27, 2004


My one-a week quota has been used

Right, and you can't get to the posting page until the week is up, and you need to get to the posting page to post anonymously. So in your current circumstance you can't post anonymously.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:15 PM on December 27, 2004


I know the answer; just explaining why it wasn't obvious (or, perhaps I should have asked this question anonymously? DOUBLE SECRET ANONYMITY?)
posted by ParisParamus at 12:17 PM on December 27, 2004


Oh...

So what you meant to say was, "The instructions for how to post anonymously need to be posted in other places," or something to that affect?
posted by drezdn at 12:20 PM on December 27, 2004


No, I didn't know where the instructions (supposedly) are, and, after looking (where I could), I asked the question.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:34 PM on December 27, 2004


Shouldn't you have asked this on AskMe?
posted by Floydd at 4:21 PM on December 27, 2004


No--it's about Metafilter.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:16 PM on December 27, 2004


Metafilter: No--it's about Metafilter.
posted by interrobang at 10:12 PM on December 27, 2004


FreedomP's stupidity knows no bounds.
posted by bshort at 8:53 AM on December 28, 2004


The lesson to be learned here is: If posting anonymously allows you to circumvent the one-per-week limit, Matt has a bug to fix. If Paris is merely talking out of his ass, we can safely ignore him.
posted by Danelope at 11:02 AM on December 28, 2004


No--it's about Metafilter.

Correct! Give that man a prize!
posted by namespan at 11:21 AM on December 28, 2004


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