An example of Ask Metafilter as a cited resource (my online world meets my offline world and that delights me to no end :) [more inside]
What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
Weird posting error whilst using Safari 3.1.2 on OS X 10.5.5. [more inside]
InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
possible bug? Green "resolved" tick did not appear when I selected the option for my question on Ask Metafilter to be marked as resolved [more inside]
Should tagging an AskMe thread "resolved" automatically remove the "stumped" tag, if it's there? [more inside]
Learning how others write stories has been interesting. Hats off to all who contributed!
Update on K & S (and the effects of your support). [more inside]
Would it be possible to expand the mobile menu on Ask to include posts by category and/or tags? [more inside]
The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead.... [more inside]
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]
May I please have your recommendation for the best, healthiest and most helpful of Ask.MetaFilter DTMFA relationship questions? [more inside]
There was an AskMetafilter thread sometime ago from a company wanting to fire their crazy IT guy, but they were afraid he installed back doors and other nefarious things and didn't know how to proceed. There was some good advice in the thread, but I can't seem to find it. [more inside]
I would like to submit this thread on ADD/ADHD for sidebarring. It contains some of the most honest, vulnerable, relatable descriptions of the effects on one's daily life that I have ever heard. Since ADD comes up a lot in AskMe, I think it would be valuable to highlight it.
Pony? What about email (or MeMail) notifications when comments are entered in an AskMe thread? [more inside]
Looking for a comment on an ask.mefi question that was along the lines of "the government is run by corporations and there's nothing we can do about it and that's all it ever will be, ever," but in a much more eloquent way. I think it was sometime in the past 12 months. I know that's not a lot to go on, but anyone have a clue where I might find it?
A suggestion for AskMeFi: rather than (or in addition to) anonymous postings, why not give everyone a few throwaway accounts? [more inside]
Please: point me to your favorite personal finance questions (and answers) on AskMe. [more inside]
Ask MetaFilter is six years old today-ish. The subsite that began without its own URL has grown into its own fully tagged, categorized (mostly) searchable archive of our little hive's collected wisdom. Just last month over 1900 users wrote questions and 5300 users gave answers. [more inside]
What makes an AskMe question get a lot of answers? [more inside]
An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
Location-specific questions in AskMe: could we please talk about options for this again? [more inside]
"Sponsored by Ask Metafilter. Thousands of Life's Little Questions, Answered. Online at ask.metafilter.com." So, how long has AskMe been sponsoring The Sound of Young America? [more inside]
slappy_pinchbottom asks for intergalactic hip hop. Gets some great suggestions. Revisits the thread a couple weeks later to post the resulting mix. Kudos!
The suicide scene wasn't cleaned up and the new flooring crew just took it all in stride and cleaned it up, really? Not so much a "Is this true" question, though there is a bit of that, but more curiosity if anyone has been a part of a flooring or cleaning crew and had to deal with situations like those in the question. [more inside]
Should a user purposely post something in their AskMe thread, with the idea that they can get it or the thread deleted or made anonymous later?
Ask.Metafilter is over 5 years old now, with volumes of suggestions and helpful ideas. philosophistry sorted through the years of posts categorized as Human Relations and Work & Money, and created ranked listings of the books people recommended the most often: Human Relations, Work & Money. Note that each little thumbs-up icon is a link back to the post which referred to the book in question. Posted originally in Mefi by filthy light thief, but deleted. [more inside]
Is AskMe somewhat less awesome than it used to be? [more inside]
What are the peak hours of MeFi and AskMe? [more inside]
Busted by AskMe: have you ever posted a question about a relationship to AskMe, only to have the person you were writing about discover the post and call you out on it? [more inside]
Tom Vanderbilt reuses Ask MetaFilter question and answers in his book Traffic [more inside]
People who choose to complain about a question instead of trying to answer it are bad enough as is, but it was so excessive for this question about porn that the question itself got deleted and I think that's really inappropriate. [more inside]
Just wanted to float an idea about Ask Mefi categories. [more inside]
Is there a good way to get email notifications of updates to AskMe threads? [more inside]
Category request: Fitness [more inside]
AskMeFi pony request: list members who frequently answer threads with a particular tag [more inside]
Do people's just not read through the questions on AskMefi before leaving answers? [more inside]
PonyFilter: when I favorite an Ask thread, it should appear in 'My Ask'
Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
I seem to remember that in the wake of this question someone mentioned (on MeTa, I think) putting all the books that appealed to them into an Amazon wishlist. They were then able to use some sort of tool that exported it into a format useful for taking it to their public library. Does anyone remember this posting? I tried to search for it but my googleFu blah blah blah...
A good while ago, there was an AskMe question along the lines of 'what are the things you love to recommend', 'give me your top recommendations', and so on. Can anyone help me find it?
There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
Here's a great Halloween AskMe post from last year that bears revisiting. Have Fun.
I want to do a follow-up to the anonymous post What do you do with your life if you never get married? and confess to being....The Anonymous. [more inside]
I distinctly remember reading a thread in AskMe a few weeks (?) ago, where someone was asking, in a nutshell, 'how do I get sent to Iraq as a defense contractor?' It might not have been that, exactly, but it related to jobs as a defense contractor, or maybe overseas jobs in general, or maybe just 'dangerous jobs.' I think it specifically mentioned the idea of defense contracting (Blackwater, etc.), and the question related to how one gets their foot in the door. I can't find this, using any combination of searches or tags, looking under all the logical terms (jobs, employment, iraq, all combinations thereof). Does anyone else remember or have a link to this thread? Or did I just totally hallucinate it?