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Why is this AskMe anonymous?

Anonymous questions in AskMe, as I understand it, are for those questions which are of a delicate nature, could cause serious embarrassment, result in legal trouble, or cause some sort of other harm.

So how is a question about what tattoo to get deemed worthy of anonymization? [MI]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 5, 2006 - 70 comments

Can we please stop questioning the need for anonymous AskMe posters to be anonymous?

Can we please stop questioning the need for anonymous AskMe posters to be anonymous? The posters can't respond, and I find Matt does a decent job of filtering out the questions that have no possible necessity for anonymity. Maybe you can't think of a reason, but then again, it's not your life at issue.
posted by grouse on Feb 5, 2006 - 20 comments

Anonymous AskMe

When one submits an AskMeFi question anonymously, how long does it typically take to get posted? And if Matt rejects it, how would one know?
posted by jedicus on Feb 2, 2006 - 1 comment

Anonymous askme derails: a reboot?

Umm, yeah. I realize this callout is pointless since the the poster in question is so blatantly abusive and off-topic, but I thought it might be necessary to create this thread so the original anonymous poster could have an additional thread in AskMeFi so we could help him.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 26, 2005 - 27 comments

anon needs to be able to respond

Matt, threads like this underscore the need for the anon poster to have the ability to respond in his or her thread. I'm sure that it's not a trivial amount of work for you - what would it take to make this happen, and what can we do to support your efforts?

I think that this is one of the most important features on the to-do list. It must be so painful for the poster to be unable to respond in many cases.
posted by By The Grace of God on Dec 9, 2005 - 56 comments

The AskMe front page seems to lag in updating with published questions.

The AskMe front page seems to lag in updating with published questions.

This thread's "next thread" link leads to an anonymous question about boner problems, and the "next thread" from there leads to another anonymous one. But they don't show up on the front page of AskMe.
posted by evariste on Nov 23, 2005 - 5 comments

what's the policy for/function of an anon question?

what's the policy for/function of an anon question? i've been using metafilter for awhile, but have never used it. since isaw about seven anon questions in a row, i'm curious: how long do they usually get to take approved? as i understand it, they are hand-screened? so, is it a few days...a week? and, do they count towards your question of the week (they have to, it would be too easily abusable, i guess...just one of the sentences in the explanation seems to mean that).

sorry for the confusion -_- just one of those things i never quite got around to figuring out.
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Nov 8, 2005 - 8 comments

How did this post get through?

Hasn't the Gulf Coast suffered enough? The fact that this is an anonymous post suggests that some MeFi admin thinks it is reasonable to forcibly send a troublesome kid off to some "volunteer" rebuilding program. I suppose if you wanted to harm the rebuilding process, this might be a reasonable approach.

How did this post get through?
posted by b1tr0t on Nov 6, 2005 - 35 comments

Follow up to Gay Straight Alliance Question

AskMe Update: Last month, I anonymously asked a question about talking to the media about a high school Gay Straight Alliance: thanks and an update inside.
posted by ahughey on Oct 7, 2005 - 10 comments

Anonymous Question Abuse?

How do I avoid getting sick when I start a running regimen?
Why is this anonymous?
posted by 517 on Sep 10, 2005 - 66 comments

A gmail account for anonymous askme followups

I created a gmail account for anonymous askme followups. The username is anon.metafilter and the password is metafilter. Anymore can post there. Just log in at gmail.google.com and send email from that account TO that account (anon.metafilter@gmail.com).

Since gmail allows tags, you can tag your messages. You can also reply to them (or other users can reply to them) and gmail will automatically keep all the replies together.

Why hasn't someone already done this? Is it a bad idea? (No one will be forced to use it). If it's a bad idea, why is it a bad idea? Of course, it could (perhaps will) get utterly chaotic with people deleting each others posts, etc.

Lets see what happens.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 22, 2005 - 40 comments

Anonymous commenting for anonymous questions?

hey matt...any way we can get anonymous commenting for anonymous questions on AskMe? there are sometimes that i wanna answer the question but.....
posted by ShawnString on Jun 27, 2005 - 25 comments

Invasion of Privacy in AskMe?

posted by cribcage on Jun 12, 2005 - 43 comments

Anonymous Questions on AskMe

I'm looking for some insight into the standards for screening anonymous questions on AskMeta. [MI]
posted by rkent on Apr 25, 2005 - 8 comments

Anonymous Posting Returns

Anon posting is back on for Ask Metafilter, including all the extended areas and categories and tags and whatnot. I think I tested everything out and it worked, but let me know if you find any bugs, as I'm sure I forgot one.
posted by mathowie on Apr 17, 2005 - 13 comments

Bring back anonyme!

Please, bring back anonymous AskMetafilter. kthxbi (1, 2)
posted by geoff. on Apr 16, 2005 - 12 comments

Anonymous questions are gone?

Am I missing something, or did the anonymous-question feature on ask metafilter disappear? When? Why? I can't find any explanation on metatalk.
posted by Mars Saxman on Mar 21, 2005 - 9 comments

Pony Request: Anonymous answers

This post led me to wonder: would anonymous answers be a useful pony to add to Ask MeFi? [MI]
posted by googly on Mar 2, 2005 - 31 comments

Patterns in AskMe thread numbers

Just noticing a quirk: The thread IDs of the anonymous AskMe posts seem to reflect the number that would be assigned to them had they been instantly posted at the time of submission. The three latest threads on AskMe are 14998,15006,15016 (all Anon threads) followed by normal threads 15032, 15031...etc.
posted by Gyan on Feb 11, 2005 - 13 comments

Getting an error when I submit an anonymous AskMe question

Getting an error when I submit an anonymous AskMe question. (Yes, I have an embarrassing question to ask.) [mi]
posted by agropyron on Feb 9, 2005 - 3 comments

What's up with the date headers on AskMe?

Right now I see three "January 23" headings in AskMe, atop three "January 22" headings. Prior days display just fine. What's the story, Morning Glory?
posted by killdevil on Jan 23, 2005 - 6 comments

Unposted Anonymous AskMes on contacts page

I, like many people, have added Anonymous AskMetaFilter as a contact, due to his/her interesting, thought-provoking, often sex-related questions and complete self-restraint when it comes to making snarky comments.

However, I noticed a weird phenomenon. On my contacts page, I see several anonymous questions that link to deleted/nonexistant posts. These do not show up in "Anonymous AskMeFi"'s posting history, and I never saw them on the AskMe page. Did they ever appear on the main page? Is there a reason they are still visible from my contacts page?
posted by louigi on Nov 22, 2004 - 11 comments

I'm Matt and so is my wife

I'm Matt and so is my wife.(For the More, the Side must be In)
posted by Dagobert on Nov 19, 2004 - 11 comments

Anonymous askme: what percentage fail to get posted?

Since 12 October 2004, when the AnonAskMe feature was created, there have been 37 questions asked anonymously. Matt, how many, if any, questions have you passed over and not posted? Any reason why?

(I'm not critiquing the decision to not post the question, just trying to get a complete picture on how people are using the feature.)
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Nov 5, 2004 - 18 comments

anonymous askme has no way to follow up

The first question in this anonymous AskMe post made me realize that there is no way for anyone posting anonymously to provide information beyond the initial query.
posted by eyeballkid on Oct 16, 2004 - 18 comments

Ask Metafilter RSS feed is displaying anonymous questions before they are approved

The Ask Metafilter RSS feed seems to be displaying anonymous questions before they are approved to be displayed on the website itself. (Nobody panic, though; it does not reveal the identity of the person posing the question.)
posted by ook on Oct 14, 2004 - 3 comments

The new anonymous questions can easily make Ask Metafilter NSFW.

The new anonymous questions can easily make Ask Metafilter NSFW. For example, this question is pretty tame, but I wouldn't want it on my screen for others to read. Is there any solution to this?
posted by smackfu on Oct 14, 2004 - 60 comments

anonymous has some serious relationship problems

Once I ran to you, I ranNow I'll run from youThis tainted love you've given
75% of this "anonymous" guy's output is love-related. I keep reading that we suck at politics, we suck at religion, we suck at (insert your favorite pet peeve here). I dare to suggest that, no disrespect intended, we suck at giving love advice (assuming that giving useful love advice is actually possible, which I doubt). Is this just a coincidence, or we'll use the anonymous feature mainly to turn AskMeFi into Mr/Mrs LonelyheartsFilter/BrokenheartsFilter?
posted by matteo on Oct 13, 2004 - 30 comments

Ask Me Anoymous

With all the recent talk of Anonymous Questions on AskMe, I thought I'd learn me some php, and create a supplementary website where people can pose anonymous questions to be asked on AskMe by the more brazen metafilter members. I guess that this falls under the "Don't self link" rule, so I hope you'll forgive the intrusion.
Introducing: Ask Me Anonymous
posted by seanyboy on Oct 12, 2004 - 49 comments

will there ever be an anonymous way to ask questions?

Stet's question reminds me: will there ever be an anonymous way to ask questions? I'm sure there are lots of people out there with things to ask that they don't want brought up when they're running for office...
posted by bonaldi on Oct 10, 2004 - 2 comments

AskMe Anonymizer

I'd greatly enjoy an anonymous feature on Ask Metafilter. Just last week I was going to ask for tips on buying an engagement ring, but worried the Google Indexing of the question might result in the surprise being ruined for my (now) fiancée. I'd be ok with it not *really* being anonymous (ie, for tracking down abusers, the data would still be stored, just not displayed).
posted by davebug on Sep 10, 2004 - 18 comments

Anonymous AskMe

I have a question I think I want to Ask Metafilter, but I want to do it anonymously. (How) should I do this?
posted by weston on Apr 19, 2004 - 71 comments

How about allowing anonymous questions on AskMe?

Posting something in Blue or here should have a definite link to a persona set up here. But a question? There are some questions we want asked but not have anyone know we asked them. What about an anonymous possibility?
posted by Dagobert on Dec 15, 2003 - 10 comments

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