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thank you, MetaFilter

MetaFilter made a bad week SO MUCH better.... [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 comments

Lighter box good! Darker box bad!

When and why did AskMe best answer highlighting change from light to dark? I fear change, and the effect is more jarring than I expected it to be. If this isn't something we can toggle, anyone have a Greasemonkey script?
posted by StrikeTheViol on Feb 16, 2012 - 52 comments

Metafilter cited in Michigan Bar Journal

An AskMe legal question was mentioned in the Winter 2012 issue of the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Lawnotes journal. [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Feb 14, 2012 - 40 comments

a human being and a public servant

I haven't seen this happen on the site before. Is it something we should talk about? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Feb 5, 2012 - 166 comments

Hairy old post

I'm trying to find an old thread on laser hair removal [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Jan 29, 2012 - 7 comments

Doctor, eventually.

Thanks, Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 27, 2012 - 30 comments

AskMe question prep: it's worth it

This AskMe thread about backing out of a high school chorus trip to Europe is an excellent illustration of the principle that you should always, always take the time to include all pertinent information in your question. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jan 18, 2012 - 255 comments

Kind of like TellMetaFilter but with a question mark at the end

Are there examples of someone using AskMeFi a question that they already know the answer to? [more inside]
posted by komara on Jan 17, 2012 - 47 comments

Do AskMe answers that have a lot of Favorites get weighted differently in Google searches? Should they be?

Do AskMe answers that have a lot of Favorites get weighted differently in Google searches? Should they be? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 11, 2012 - 39 comments

I don't have kids, but I DO have your answer...

What do we call the phenomenon we see in this thread? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 31, 2011 - 41 comments

AskMe Dis-ad-biguation

Google ads on AskMe pages makes them very confusing to read (for non-members who see them). Is it possible to visually separate them a bit more from the content? Or move the ads below the "More Inside" content?
posted by spiderskull on Dec 17, 2011 - 69 comments

AskMe in the classroom

Can I (or anyone) use AskMe questions for educational purposes? [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Dec 17, 2011 - 14 comments

Better question?

This question didn't get much of a response - one answer on the green, and one in mefi mail. Why not? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Dec 15, 2011 - 45 comments

Mail This Thing To A Friend

Has there ever been talk about a "mail this question to a friend" thingy for askmefi? I frequently see a question and know someone who would know the answer but completely forget to actually tell them about the post. This would probably also work on the blue... "mail this post to a friend." I never use those on sites, but I have that on my blog and I'm always surprised how much it gets used. Maybe put it up there under the "Share:" links?
posted by Blake on Dec 15, 2011 - 42 comments

Deleted Questions

I don't think posters on the green should be able to have their questions deleted just because they are done with them or don't like the answers they are receiving. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 12, 2011 - 95 comments

Bad AskMe Deletions.

These are Bad AskMe Comment Deletions. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Dec 11, 2011 - 188 comments

Hello haystack.

Looking for a needle. Back in 2004/2005, there was a response on Ask MeFi (I think) in which the commenter explained how he had made peace with/improved his life. I recall him saying that he just woke up one morning and decided to start doing more to help out around the house (i.e., washing dishes, doing things with his children, etc.). [more inside]
posted by ajr on Dec 4, 2011 - 32 comments

Are drive-by questioners becoming a problem?

Are drive-by questioners good, bad, or indifferent? I've noticed a recent increase (I'm going to avoid specific links since this is more about policy than specific examples) of people who ONLY ask questions and don't otherwise contribute to MeFi or AskMe. Is this a problem or not? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Nov 23, 2011 - 124 comments

When we hope each other

Is there a running list of Ask MeFi posts where we worked together to help strangers in serious trouble? What posts would you put on that list? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Nov 11, 2011 - 24 comments

Can't favorite on AskMe

Can't favorite anything on AskMe. Clicking a + takes me to the top of the page and does not add a favorite. No problems on MetaTalk or the blue. [more inside]
posted by marble on Nov 11, 2011 - 11 comments

question about deletion

Is my deleted question really unanswerable? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Nov 11, 2011 - 57 comments

Passive-aggressive preview page

Irritable-old-man-pony request: could AskMe guidelines go directly on the new-question page, at least the list of things that don't make a great question? Or maybe... [more inside]
posted by supercres on Nov 10, 2011 - 22 comments

Trying to find Cooking for n00bs questions on ask.me

I'm having stupid-brain when it comes to finding a specific kind of cooking-for-total-newbies question on Ask. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Nov 1, 2011 - 12 comments

AskMe rocks.

Every now and then I want to ask a question on AskMe and find that someone has already asked it in more or less exactly the way I needed it to be asked. (Obviously, the search function at the top of the new question window works). This is a thank you thread! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Oct 29, 2011 - 35 comments

Do Best Answers affect AskMe life?

Does the presence of a marked Best Answer in an AskMe keep it alive shorter or longer? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 28, 2011 - 26 comments

Did you actually read the question?

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]
posted by Specklet on Oct 21, 2011 - 115 comments

Correcting assumptions in AskMe?

Bad deletions. [more inside]
posted by smorange on Oct 19, 2011 - 166 comments

An infinite MeFi sidebar.

Ask Tell MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 12, 2011 - 134 comments

Bad grades

So, to this Askme, I posted this:
You do realize, don't you, I guess you even said it, that "'Analyze' something" is a horrible assignment. And though you said it, you still are looking for ways to get off the hook here. I know, I'm telling you things you've already said you don't need to hear, tough. 300 level, juniors, one step beyond sophomoric confidence (often that's a big step into a deep abyss), and you want creativity? Without reassurance? Really? Go in on Monday, or tomorrow if it's an MWF class and write a big "F" on the board - then tell them that's your grade. You still get off the hook in away you are trying to avoid letting them off, you don't have to make these asinine decisions, and the grade won't count against you the way it would them. Be honest with your kids (yeah, your and kids), it will make you a better teacher, and I've spent a lot of time on both sides of different level classrooms, and screwed up a ton too.
And it was deleted. I know he admitted that he made a mistake, and didn't want to hear about it, I don't like hearing about my mistakes either, but the asker won't admit the mistake to his own students, which is the real step he needs to take. Is the only allowed answers the ones that say, "Poor, baby, hears how you escape responsibility and screw your students that did their best"?
posted by Webnym on Oct 6, 2011 - 37 comments

Would credentials make AskMe more useful?

Credentials. What about them? Are they useful? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 1, 2011 - 157 comments

Pony Request: Save Draft for Ask Metafilter

I find myself thinking of questions I want to ask when it's been only 5, 7, 9 days from my last question. Then day 10 rolls around and I can't remember what it was. Then something else comes up, and I ask a question about it, and like clockwork the next day I remember what that VERY IMPORTANT (but not urgent) question I want to ask was. Would it be possible for us to save a draft of a question or of multiple questions while we are working on them/formulating our thoughts/waiting for the clock to run out?
posted by bq on Sep 19, 2011 - 56 comments

How did the author of Javascript come to answer a newbie Javascript question?

This AskMe thread which began as a fairly simple "help me understand JavaScript" thread, took an unexpected awesome turn when the original author of Javascript not only made a post to this thread, but signed up for an account just to do it. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Sep 14, 2011 - 49 comments


I'm disappointed my spammy AskMe got deleted. [more inside]
posted by mysmallbiz on Aug 18, 2011 - 69 comments

I also seek an AskMe

I am looking for a conversation on the site that was at least partly about how smart/smart-aleck kids deal with teachers' mistakes in school. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 comments

Help me find this AskMe

Can someone direct me to the AskMe described here?
posted by enn on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 comments

How to be an AskMe champion

Why are some people so good at answering human relations AskMe's? How do you do it? And why do you do it? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Aug 10, 2011 - 84 comments

Your Honor, I Object!

I would like a public explanation for the deletion of my answer from this AskMe. [more inside]
posted by jamjam on Jul 28, 2011 - 179 comments

Lets talk about sex.

Proposed Ask category: Sex. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 25, 2011 - 46 comments

Help me find this AskMe comment, please

I remember (but can't find) an AskMe comment where someone said she had slept with her male, virginal friend "to boost his confidence" or something, but that ultimately it changed nothing and 10 years later he still hadn't slept with anyone else. Anyone remember where it was/have better search skills than me?
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 24, 2011 - 33 comments

Can mods see anonymous ID?

Two related privacy questions: (a) Can the mods see who has posted an anonymous AskMe? The submission page suggests "no" but the anonymous submission page suggests "yes". (b) can mods see if multiple accounts are created by an specific IP address?
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 16, 2011 - 36 comments

Does our askme's number one go-to answer actually bring about the desired effect?

I'm wondering how often the advice to get therapy actually results in someone realizing, damn, I need therapy. [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Jul 14, 2011 - 100 comments

We have another "MeFi's own"

In a recent AskMe, a mefite called for help naming a character actor. The name found, said actor turned up in the thread. [more inside]
posted by likeso on Jun 27, 2011 - 33 comments

Am I my Brother's Asker?

How common is it for the unnamed subject of an Ask to show up to clarify their position and/or rebut the Asker? I've seen examples where a celeb shows up to give their view on their actions or work a few times but this is the first time I've seen this particular event on the green.
posted by screamingnotlaughing on Jun 24, 2011 - 35 comments

We could maybe let up a little.

I want to suggest that maybe it's a good idea to give abused people, instead of their abusers, the benefit of the doubt. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jun 13, 2011 - 214 comments

Can I link to a subject I'm involved with, even if it isn't my own work?

I'm a reporter and think an ongoing story in my neck of the woods would make for a decent post on the blue. I am fully aware of the rules against promoting one's own work, but would it be acceptable to post about a topic I've covered, provided that none of the links go to that work, nor to anyone I am or have ever been affiliated with?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 10, 2011 - 33 comments

The blue and the green - the twain shall meet, or no?

Is there any way to find out what kind of membership overlap there is between people who post/comment on the blue, and people who read/answer questions at AskMe? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 3, 2011 - 95 comments

favorite mixtape asks

Best of mixtape AskMes? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 3, 2011 - 18 comments

Spaces are for sissies!

Genuine question time: What's up with this question? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on May 19, 2011 - 119 comments

Shield askmes from google searches?

This is probably a stupid question but is there a way to shield anonymous AskMe questions from google searches? It's a medical question about a very sensitive family matter and I'd hate to have any family member EVER stumble upon all the background details of my inquiry.
posted by bonobothegreat on May 18, 2011 - 39 comments

Awesome things that one should break the bank on

I have a question for AskMe but I feel like I've read something similar at some point on Ask in the past and am at a complete loss in terms of locating it. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on May 16, 2011 - 54 comments

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