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ask.mefi questions about getting clients

There must already be Ask questions about how to increase business/get more clients as a freelancer, but I'm not hitting the right search terms or something. Can anyone point me? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Aug 22, 2012 - 3 comments

Missing comments

Why are there comments (presumably undeleted) missing from this post? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jul 28, 2012 - 66 comments

MetaRecommend? No, MetaRec? No, MetRar? Erm, no.

A meta for recommendations? A lot of AskMeFi posts are about stating your favourite stuff and asking for recommendations of the same - movies, books, games, music, this one new thread is about podcasts. So how about it? A new Meta where you list the stuff you like, and others give you recommendations based on that. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Jun 10, 2012 - 46 comments

It may very well just be me.

This AskMe thread is making my flesh crawl. Am I just paranoid? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Jun 6, 2012 - 6 comments

Askme comment: answers your doctors need to decipher mystery symptoms

Looking for an AskMetafilter comment that listed recommended questions the OP should think about for an upcoming doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 comments

The Popular Tags cloud on ask.me just doesn't

Not Actually Extremely Problematic: The "popular tags" page on the green is a tag cloud, but none of the tags appear much larger than the others. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on May 12, 2012 - 27 comments

Can I nominate someone for Best Answer Ever in an AskMeFi thread?

Just want to point out an excellent, very informative response to an AskMeFi question I posted earlier today. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jan 12, 2012 - 36 comments

Ending in ? does not a question make

Where does a question like this fall on the ok/not ok continuum? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Dec 30, 2011 - 61 comments

Here's to Previously Asked Questions

Looking at the old questions really does help so much. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Dec 2, 2011 - 48 comments

Anonymous Questions Update

We've noticed a slight uptick in the number of anonymous questions submitted recently, and we've found that sometimes the questions don't provide the context we need to approve them. So with that in mind we added a small change to the anonymous question form at Ask MetaFilter to help with that. We're now asking why the question should be anonymous. [more inside]
posted by pb on Nov 9, 2011 - 80 comments

Ask MetaFilter Travel Locations

Today we're introducing a new way to find travel questions at Ask MetaFilter: Travel Locations. [more inside]
posted by pb on Sep 7, 2011 - 113 comments

I get by with a little hope from my friends

Why do AskMefi users often use "hope" in place of "help"? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Jun 9, 2011 - 147 comments

Why are Popular Favorites scrambled?

I don't usually have time to read all of the questions on AskMeFi, so I rely on the Popular Favorites (24 hours) tab to screen the submitted questions for those found most interesting by other MeFites. The problem is that because of the way they are sorted I sometimes miss some.
Would it be possible to sort them chronologically by the time and date of submission, the most recent being at the top of the list? That way I could scroll down the list until I get to the question I remember from my last browsing session. What do others think? Thanks!
posted by Daddy-O on Apr 14, 2011 - 11 comments

Metafilter helps!

David McCandless, who writes Information is Beautiful used an AskMeFi thread as part of his data for a cloud of books everyone should read. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Mar 14, 2011 - 31 comments

Spies from the future

I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 17, 2011 - 62 comments

help with managing my blue/green addiction^H^H^H habit?

My question is how do you manage meta and askmefi? I use RSS for both and given the "living" nature of the threads, I always feel like I'm missing something if I read a thread too soon so I usually whittle the queue down leaving the 100 most recent threads unread. But then I feel like I'm missing out on the more time-sensitive stuff. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing on Feb 17, 2011 - 12 comments

Thanks to the Hive Mind

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented in my AskMeFi thread about my slow iMac; you helped me narrow down the likely suspect. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Feb 16, 2011 - 60 comments

Striving For Objectivity in AskMeFi

Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 comments


Taxfilter? Mefitax? I know this isn't our domain, per se, but I think it is the type of thing we're great at. And there's plenty of askmefi history to warrant the discussion. What is the proper place for tax questions in metafilter? Is there a proper place? Is there a better forum? Really better? full disclosure: I almost posted this to askmefi, but: [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Feb 13, 2011 - 27 comments

Microcredit in the US?

Looking for an AskMeFi post about having trouble paying bills, in which a commenter suggested a US-based microcredit organization. [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 on Feb 10, 2011 - 2 comments

Quickest Answer

What is the shortest time between an Ask question and a correct answer.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Feb 7, 2011 - 57 comments

When should I ask my question?

When is the best time of the day to post on AskMeFi to maximize the number of people who see my question and might provide a possible answer? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jan 24, 2011 - 89 comments

Are there particular Ask MeFi posts that drive the bulk of the non-member traffic?

Are there particular Ask MeFi posts that drive the bulk of the non-member traffic? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Jan 14, 2011 - 16 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

From Green to Blue

Has there ever been a question on the green with such great responses that it spawned a post on the blue? [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Nov 23, 2010 - 30 comments

What was the quickest Best Answer?

What was the quickest Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 16, 2010 - 82 comments

Discussing AskMefi question content..

Yet another "what should I do about this.." inquiry. This question was posted on AskMefi and I find that the subject is mind blowing enough that I want to discuss it.. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Nov 10, 2010 - 238 comments

What to do with snark at fellow commenters?

What is the general consensus when you've contributed an answer to AskMefi and another answerer decides to be snarky about what you said? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Nov 2, 2010 - 109 comments

2 Questions in the next week

Is there anything comparable to AskMeFi for general questions, career-related questions or apartment-hunting questions? Or is there any way around the 1 AskMeFi question per week? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 7, 2010 - 156 comments

dynamic.fmpub.net is dead

The front page of Ask MetaFilter contains JavaScript which references the Federated Media ad server dynamic.fmpub.net. However, the ad server reports that it is should no longer be used. [more inside]
posted by RichardP on Sep 14, 2010 - 30 comments

Blue or Green

So I have an article that I want to post, but the article is essentially a question regarding how people read. Abebooks had a blog post about it and the Guardian picked up on this issue as well. Should I post this on MetaFilter or under AskMefi? No matter where I post it, people will offer up their own preferences for how they read a book. As I see it, this post would be more appropriate in the Green, but I'm not certain.
posted by Fizz on Sep 7, 2010 - 7 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 - 33 comments

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"?

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Aug 12, 2010 - 37 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 - 41 comments

All take and no give!

Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr on Jun 25, 2010 - 27 comments

Askmefi response to a post about pet grief?

There was a question asked within the last year (I think) that was something like 'Why do people have pets if they know they are going to die before they do? How can they handle the grief?" There was a response post to the question explaining that love for a pet was unique in that you go into the relationship knowing that, most likely, you will outlive the pet and that therefore this is a noble kind of love etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs on Jun 25, 2010 - 16 comments

AskMeFi proposal - "ReAsk"

AskMetaFilter Idea: "Re-Asking" questions? Something that anyone can do to any question to "bring it back to the front page" and have another bite at the apple [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 12, 2010 - 25 comments

Been seeing it for too long.

Is this where I complain about dfriedman constantly jumping into AskMefi threads with low-signal ten-word answers, seemingly eager just to be one of the first? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on May 4, 2010 - 107 comments

I've got some questions...

FeatureRequest: AskMeFi question queue? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Apr 15, 2010 - 57 comments


Pony request: an "I agree" button in Ask? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 8, 2010 - 154 comments

My monitor is blank and the power light isn't on...what do I do?

Have you ever asked a question in AskMeFi that you now regret posting? Of course I'll provide an answer for myself. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Mar 2, 2010 - 76 comments

I have to ask.

So this question wasn't framed very well, but did it really break the guidelines to the extent that it needed to be deleted? [more inside]
posted by Number Used Once on Feb 22, 2010 - 36 comments

Can I repost a deleted FPP as an askmefi?

I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Feb 15, 2010 - 6 comments

MeFi now on Twitter

Want to follow MeFi on Twitter. Now you can! [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 2, 2010 - 102 comments

Help with piracy

Is there a rule about AskMeFi questions that are explicitly asking for help pirating software? Because if not, there probably should be.
posted by malphigian on Jan 19, 2010 - 70 comments

Are follow-up posts by the asker to anonymous questions anonymous?

Anonymous questions [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Jan 12, 2010 - 54 comments

A KISS Reminder for RelationshipFilter on the Ask Mefi Question Page?

Ask Metafilter relationship questions that are 25+ paragraphs long, which is a more and more frequently seen problem, never go well. How about putting wording to that effect on the Ask Mefi posting page? [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris on Jan 10, 2010 - 32 comments

Can I limit my favorites by category?

Miniature pony request: The ability to see categories while looking at favorites. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Dec 22, 2009 - 5 comments

"We have a Cancer -- within, close to the AskMefi, that's growing."

Given the guidelines for AskMefi, this seems a particularly hard one to answer at all.
posted by orthogonality on Dec 22, 2009 - 168 comments

I'd like help finding an interest thread about music in movies.

I'm looking for the thread in which a person was interested in putting the music in movies, and wanted to know what that occupation was called/how to get there. Thanks!
posted by biochemist on Oct 9, 2009 - 8 comments

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