So what, if anything is the protocol for calling out advice on AskMe that is destructive, inappropriate, incorrect, or just plain bad? [more inside]
I'd like to post a "What's your favorite X" AskMe. I'm using it to find the one answer I need for a specific use (and I'd be happy to update about my project in the thread later), but I think talking about my use in advance would bias people toward a too-narrow set of responses. [more inside]
What is the etiquette (or should be the etiquette) of memailing responses to individuals as a result of AskMe comments? [more inside]
Would this be an appropriate AskMe? If not, do you know an alternate way to pursue the info? (The "doctors can't be women" airline thing.) [more inside]
I'm a prolific AskMe user, but I think I'm doing it wrong. [more inside]
It's not helpful to answer a question you haven't read. It's driving me nuts that people don't bother to understand what's being asked, what the situation is, or what the OP is actually saying. [more inside]
Why was my comment deleted? [more inside]
What is the etiquette for offering one's services as an answer to an AskMe seeking said services? [more inside]
So I think I understand why people do that annoying "special snowflake" thing in AskMe. [more inside]
How can we, as a community of individuals, learn to respond and behave better in AskMe threads like the one about the male colleague being "unwittingly pervy" at work? [more inside]
Just like legal questions or medical questions, questions involving Roman Catholic canon law require a lot of specialized knowledge. That's become a real problem in this thread. [more inside]
Checking through previous AskMe posts: proper etiquette? [more inside]
A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
... Or maybe it's because you're being a dick and not answering the OP's question? Let's see, my post was deleted, so I will repost in a slightly less inflammatory but still not helpful way. Really?
Where did this come from???
- mount their female friends and some how continue to think they can commence with the mounting
- they should be at least decent enough to hit us off with a booty call every now and then, you know, as a thanks for the friendship
- bumping uglies, dropping trow and little debbie snake cakes
How to respond to pushy barstards [more inside]
Misogyny Filter? : A question about condom usage is going down the death-spiral of comments relating more to the perceived misogyny of the answers than to actually answering the question. [more inside]
Why do people feel the need to post the same (obvious) advice other people have given, especially after the asker has already marked the best answer? [more inside]
Ordered X, got Y. Not only the title of the thread, but a good description of some of the answers received. [more inside]
Please resist the urge to "vote" your opinion in response to a question that has a definitive factual answer. [more inside]
Is it wrong to call out a post that's trying to find happiness? [more inside]
AskMe vent: Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated when they answer questions and the asker never comes back to say "Hey, thanks, that's what I was looking for" or "That's not what I meant, but let me clarify" or never comes back to give feedback to the answers in any way? I'm not talking about "anonymous" askers who obviously can't follow up. I mean regular/mundane/normal questions whose askers never bother to respond at all. [more inside]
I came home to see that my answer in this thread was deleted. Was it made clear that mediocre's horrible roommate is not actually a prostitute?
Is it just me or is "Will the Korean doctor rob me blind??" a mildly racist way to start an AskMe post? [more inside]
So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
To what extent should teachers incorporate their own biases into their teaching of youngish children? To what extent does using goofy picture of people do so? [more inside]
Telling anonymous to wait to test when they have specifically requested pre-birth paternity testing methods does not "help in finding an answer". [more inside]
This post was flagged and the system worked as it usually does with cortex quite rightly deleting it. [more inside]
Whence Nthing? Isn't the word "seconding" meant to include multiple votes of support? Is this something peculiar to Ask Metafilter?
Honestly, telling people that they should not be asking for help on AskMe is unproductive! [more inside]
"Go see a therapist, get into AA, and grow the hell up." "It's time for you to quit being such a goddamned mealy-mouthed coward." "You are one sorry-ass stinkin' drunk" If you're going to offer advice, please do so without the invective. Insults don't help people find answers.
I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
So, apparently AskMe is not the place for this question. Where should it have gone instead?
Isn't is awfully rude to make a big deal out of non-anonymity in an AskMe thread? It's implying someone should be ashamed, isn't it?
Is there any disincentive to posting crap comments in AskMe? Should there be?
Bad day for posting here, but I'm miffed. How many chances do/should people get to drop insulting hurtful shits in AskMe threads of all places before they're just banned? I don't want to institute a talk nice policy, but being a dick to an OP looking for a psychiatrist or similar is, to me, a higher crime than just crayoning the walls, it's really demonstrating a bad fit here.
You know, as the guy who has trouble pointing out that you just cut in line in front of him, I gotta say wtf davy? Is it that hard to imagine that there are people who actually are insufficiently assertive—problematically so—and that this may cause trouble with partners who don't feel they're 'manly' enough? The world doesn't view everyone the same way so it's a bit too much to ask that everyone refuse to project anything besides hesitant soppiness.
A recent AskMeFi question: Should I have this affair?. Some responses: Is there any personal honor left in this world? Have you no sense of decency? Your tone is one of weakness before you fuck up his life with your own selfish interests Question 1: Why are some people in this community judgemental? Question 2: Do people practice what they preach? Has anyone ever given advice that does not reflect the way that they themselves live their life?
This is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
CLEANUP: to a rape victim in this AskMe. [mi]
Fine, already. Here's a MeTa thread for all the derailing going on here.