Can I add a second question since my first one is answered? February 22, 2005 10:18 PM   Subscribe

meta-meta-question -
I nearly hit "post" a few minutes ago here, but I stopped myself because I was asking follow up questions, only slightly off-topic. Good ones I think (and the simple thread is nearly worn out). I can't post another question for another 6.5 days. Shouldn't I just ask the questions in the thread while it's a fresh topic instead of posting a new question in a week? Or should I just suck it up and wait?
posted by hellbient to Etiquette/Policy at 10:18 PM (7 comments total)

If they're related follow-up questions, I'm sure no one will mind. Ask away.
posted by kickingtheground at 10:41 PM on February 22, 2005

You should ask side questions that are related to the original one in the open questions. This of course, can be a problem, if you do it too early or ask a question that's kind of oddball. On the other hand, there are *a lot* of questions per day on Ask MeFi, and it's kind of annoying when you see one that starts "Related to this other question about a closely related topic...what about my problem?"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:41 PM on February 22, 2005

okay. I guess I was thinking it's kinda tough to find when you're researching if the question has already been asked...but of course, nothing's perfect. Thanks.
posted by hellbient at 10:55 PM on February 22, 2005

More information is needed. Hurry, too, I recently set a deadline on my existence.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 1:34 AM on February 23, 2005

Sorry to post and sleep, I was long gone when you wrote that, theatrical matriarch. My question is here.
posted by hellbient at 5:44 AM on February 23, 2005

One concern would be that I doubt anyone will read your follow-up, since that question was pretty thoroughly answered and not that interesting in the first place.
posted by smackfu at 7:23 AM on February 23, 2005

that's what I was afraid of, but i was surprised how many comments came in after mine. Only one of them addressed my question, though. It's not really a "read" thread (except to the poster) anyway, more of a "my 2ยข" thread. Oh well, I guess I'll just buy a new flask...
posted by hellbient at 10:30 AM on February 23, 2005

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