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Re-Asking an inconclusive and long dead AskMefi Q?

What's the down-low on re-Asking and inconclusive and long dead AskMeFi query? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 11, 2011 - 36 comments

Fat Acceptance Acceptance

I have a question about this post, where an anonymous poster asks why his weight loss efforts aren't succeeding. [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jan 10, 2011 - 76 comments

AskMe makes us better parents and spouses?

Am I the only sap who left work a bit early today after having read this thread?
posted by bluedaisy on Jan 6, 2011 - 165 comments

BTW, thanks!

I just want to say, "thank you." [more inside]
posted by patheral on Jan 1, 2011 - 30 comments

not, it's really not that special.

your problems are notspecial snowflakes. so quit using that description. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Dec 25, 2010 - 455 comments

(1 new feature?)

Can there be an optional icon which lights up when a new answer has come in to your AskMe question(s)? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 22, 2010 - 37 comments

When did this place become Yelp?

This comment in an AskMe requesting OB-GYN recommendation bothers me -- it's a one-line attack on a specific professional, with identifying information about the doctor, but no details about the basis for the opinion. (Paraphrase of comment: Dr. X in Y neighborhood was "Absolute worst medical experience of my life.") I can't put my finger on it, but it seems not quite right. Also seems to violate the guideline that we don't bring personal information into threads.
posted by yarly on Dec 20, 2010 - 50 comments

Mother, she not like the boom

In case you didn't know, a hilarious, amazing AskMe about a mysterious Christmas Letter has inspired a strange, oddly addictive song on MetaMusic. That is all.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 16, 2010 - 39 comments

Looking for an AskMe comment about a unique backup system

FindThatCommentFilter: There was a comment a few years back discussing a rather unique data recovery system that used automatic screenshots, but I can't find it. Do you remember it? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Dec 15, 2010 - 4 comments

My green direct line to YouTube / Google.

My recent AskMe question on YouTube / Google Chrome not playing nice got me talking directly with a "YouTube engineer here who works on, among other things, latency/developing world connections and HTML5." [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 14, 2010 - 16 comments

Encouraging answers rather than comments in AskMe

Suggestion: changing AskMe "Post Comment" to "Post Answer." [more inside]
posted by Jorus on Dec 13, 2010 - 49 comments

The 7th anniversary is the desk set anniversary....

Happy birthday and 10,000th Anonymous post Ask MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 12, 2010 - 46 comments

The Crazy Dad Routine is an example of what makes AskMe yet.

The Crazy Dad Routine is an example of what makes AskMe great. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 3, 2010 - 150 comments

Sister Act

This is not what AskMe is for. It looks like there is ample evidence that this question is not made in good faith, enough to err on the side of deletion. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Nov 30, 2010 - 82 comments

The Peanut Gallery

I was just wondering... How many of you guys browse askmefi primarily as a source of entertainment, rather than as a potential answerer? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Nov 27, 2010 - 119 comments

You'll take these pleated plants from my cold, dead legs!

Others examples of antagonistic fashion AskMe threads? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Nov 21, 2010 - 54 comments

Show me your your world through story

Please point me towards any more threads like these ones. [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Nov 17, 2010 - 39 comments

Not cool, man, my mom was a nun guzzler.

Hey there, butt puzzles, here's me and jessamyn rattling off insulting nicknames for your entertainment. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 16, 2010 - 169 comments

OK to ask for an interviewee?

I'd love to find someone to interview for a class assignment (due Thursday), about problem solving in teaching English as a second/foreign language in a classroom. There seem to be a few experienced ESL teachers around here, and it would be awesome to be able to talk to one on the phone here in the US. Would it be appropriate to look for an interviewee via AskMe? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 comments

Read, then answer. Easy? Easy.

Please either answer the questions that people actually ask, or don't answer the question. [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Nov 11, 2010 - 291 comments

Maybe it's a temperature inversion.

Does this question seem Pepsi-Green-y to anyone else? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 10, 2010 - 38 comments

Thousands of moderators

Facebook has an open position for a Questions Community Manager. The text itself is pretty fascinating with superlatives like"anything you can dream up", "thousands of moderators" and "the full resources of Facebook at your disposal". I obviously thought about AskMe and Jessamyn, and she agreed it was an interesting Meta post. Knowing that communities start from the ground up, I am especially interested in thoughts about how such a gigantic operation can be handled, if it can at all. [more inside]
posted by bru on Nov 1, 2010 - 24 comments

Problem questions get problem answers

Criticizing a question is not the same as insulting the asker. It's also not necessarily derailing. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 27, 2010 - 150 comments

Cleanup in AskMe 168281

MeTa thread to move the discussion and repetitive noise in this AskMe question about whether or not the anonymous poster either the woman mentioned in this post, or actually the same user posing as his would-be fiance. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Oct 20, 2010 - 142 comments

Notes on disagreements and a mod cleanup

This post is in response to two related things: 1) micawber's personal attacks in several threads (now deleted) and 2) cortex's public lumping of the two of us together in terms of bad behavior. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Oct 3, 2010 - 182 comments

How *nice* for Ask MetaFilter!

Well, bless our snark-filled, sugar-coated hearts: Your answers to my question, "'Bless your heart' and other backhanded phrases?," make it to public radio's "A Way With Words." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Sep 27, 2010 - 66 comments

Green checkmark showing that a question has best answers by anyone in

Tiny pony request. On the AskMe front page, a question has a green checkmark next to it if any of the answers has been marked "best answer." If you look at your own history of AskMe coments, there's a green checkmark next to any of your AskMe answers that was marked "best answer." In that same history of your AskMe comments, why not have a green checkmark next to the title of any question in which there have been "best answers" by anyone else? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Sep 24, 2010 - 57 comments

"Just show him this thread"

"Just show him this thread" - this advice gets given practically every other day and I was wondering, do people really mean it and think it is a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Sep 21, 2010 - 63 comments

Why do we close AskMetafilter threads after one year?

Why do we close AskMetafilter threads after one year? [more inside]
posted by onalark on Sep 18, 2010 - 50 comments

Striving to make answers to vague AskMe questions more helpful and clear

In two recent AskMe threads (Non obvious things you shouldn't say to women and a similar about men), vague and general questions were asked. The community response wandered all over the map from very good, to not so good, where individual dislikes were conflated to be something all of certain subgroup dislke (1, 2). I think this is a problem that not only degrades the tone of the site in general and AskMe in particular, but also can confuse the asker. So I'm putting this issue before the community to see if the community views this as a problem and if so, discuss ways to mitigate it. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Sep 17, 2010 - 149 comments

Nasty sexist icky men.

What are you all saying that poor Jessamyn has to keep deleting in this thread? Also, women of Metafilter, are men you don't know actually speculating to you about your bra size and suggesting your mood is reflective of your menstrual cycle?
posted by bluedaisy on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 comments

Leave your issues at the door...

Can we have an AgonyFilter for certain categories of questions on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Sep 11, 2010 - 161 comments

Mandated reporting

In the CPS thread... [more inside]
posted by enn on Sep 8, 2010 - 61 comments

immigration law questions

What is the penchant for asking immigration law-related questions on AskMe? Immigration laws are very complex; the only answer should be "speak with an immigration lawyer." Is there any practical reason these questions are asked, but not deleted, on AskMe? See this, for example.
posted by dfriedman on Sep 7, 2010 - 167 comments


Flagging this post as 'fantastic' doesn't seem appropriate, so I just want to say that the outpouring of compassion, caring and genuine feeling makes me really happy to be part of this community. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 3, 2010 - 131 comments

The eyes of Texas are upon AskMe

An old, yet already publicized AskMe thread was mentioned today in The Daily Texan (University of Texas newspaper). [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 1, 2010 - 60 comments

Looking for an askme comment about budgeting.

I'm looking for an AskMe comment about budgeting. The commenter described a budgeting system in which all income was immediately paid into a category, so the final balance was $0. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Sep 1, 2010 - 12 comments


A longshot, yes, but a possible explanation for 'taters'? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 23, 2010 - 117 comments

Is 'more inside' enough?

Would you change 'more inside' to say 'special snowflake details inside' and be done with it? Would you add it to the FAQ? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Aug 20, 2010 - 167 comments

Can we dial it down a notch in AskMe

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]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 19, 2010 - 433 comments

Someone loves to delete

I guess sexuality is a banned topic nowadays for me. Sorry Ask MeFi users... I guess someone is being a bit overzealous with their delete rights. This has nothing to do with me figuring out myself. This is a completely different side to the issue of sexuality and me trying to explain the facts to it. http://ask.metafilter.com/162568/Biological-evidence-for-homosexuality
posted by antgly on Aug 17, 2010 - 188 comments

Metafilter advertises on NPR now? Cool!

I was driving home tonight and listening to NPR, when a new show started and I heard "....sponsored by Ask Metafilter dot com," with a little blurb about the site. Have I been living under a rock, or did this just happen recently? Is the Mefi empire advertising anywhere else, or targeting any other particular subsites? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Aug 15, 2010 - 18 comments

Please Hope Me Not Fail at Life

I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 15, 2010 - 34 comments

Meet me at the drinking post.

I swear we've seen these Askme questions dozens of times before, but I can't find them. I'm looking for those posts about not being able to drink and how to cope with it. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 10, 2010 - 10 comments

What was this novel, again?

Trying to find a comment in Ask about a novel, a lengthy period piece sort of novel, where the protagonist was unsure of relationships between other characters. Multiple family trees involved somehow. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 comments

AskMetafilter is the Cool Site of the Day.

As you might have noticed from looking at the very top of AskMetafilter today, AskMetafilter is the Cool Site of the Day. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Aug 2, 2010 - 107 comments

Who asks the most interesting questions?

InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jul 28, 2010 - 43 comments

Advice for AskMe Annoyance

How bad would it be if I get snippy in my own AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 12, 2010 - 121 comments

A creative man is motivated by the desire to answer earnestly, not by the desire to snark others.

Is there any reason why MetaFilter has to take Ayn Rand seriously? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 9, 2010 - 216 comments

Get your chatfilter at Answerbag

AskMe is one of three Q&A sites studied in this new academic article. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 9, 2010 - 48 comments

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