How is this thread not chatfilter? June 23, 2005 10:09 PM   Subscribe

How is this thread not chatfilter? The ensuing discussion about male vs. female doctors is pretty enlightening, but I don't really see how a question about we feel about a fake doctor's abilities as a doctor is the best use of AskMefi.
posted by chiababe to Etiquette/Policy at 10:09 PM (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I agree, it's a stupid question.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:23 PM on June 23, 2005

Yes, yes it is.
posted by slimslowslider at 10:45 PM on June 23, 2005

that's what i thought, too ...
posted by pyramid termite at 2:38 AM on June 24, 2005

Just a reminder for everyone: it's helpful to quote the question in an inside comment when bringing up possible problems with an AskMe post, because if it is deleted we don't get to see what the original text was. This one seems especially mysterious - can anyone paraphrase?
posted by taz at 3:22 AM on June 24, 2005

Would you have Dr. Huxtable as your Gynecologist?

Many women, understandably, abhor male gynecologists as a rule. However, would you (ladies of MeFi) count Dr. Huxtable as a notable exception? My girlfriend says no to the idea of the esteemed Heathcliff Huxtable, or any other penis-wielder being her OB/GYN. To this I say "c'mon, it's Dr. Huxtable!" yet she continues to steadfastly refuse to consider the possibility of his canidacy.

What's your opinion on Cliff?
Not posted by blag
posted by blag at 3:52 AM on June 24, 2005

aha. Thanks, blag.
posted by taz at 4:04 AM on June 24, 2005

What about Doogie Howser then?
posted by the quidnunc kid at 10:10 AM on June 24, 2005

huh. there were 30 + comments in that thread, some of which were very interesting, from an anecdotal point of view, and all of which i'm sure took people at least some time to write, and now they're all smoked. not to mention the collective wisdom that's gone forever in other threads that went invisible too (there was a couple of really interesting links in that meth thread).

Is it possible that ask.mefi threads should just disappear from the front page with a reason, like in the blue?
posted by fishfucker at 11:25 AM on June 24, 2005

You know, that question was something I've always wondered about. I sure wish I could read the answers.
posted by grouse at 12:24 PM on June 24, 2005

Really? Are you retarded?
posted by jonson at 9:51 PM on June 24, 2005

Don't be an asshole, jonson.
posted by grouse at 12:51 AM on June 25, 2005

I posted that.

Yes, It's a stupid question, but it provokes very interesting answers. I asked a few random women this question in meatspace and got very interesting conversation out of it, so I thought the internets, especially MeFites, would get a kick out of it.

The first 10 answers or so that I saw were quite nice. Then it got all deleted. I'm sad. Was it really so deserving of deletion? I suppose such is the whim of a dictatorship. I wonder, would jessamyn have deleted this?
posted by blasdelf at 10:30 PM on June 25, 2005

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