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Why close anon AskMe questions?

Why close an anonymous question at the poster's request? Here's an example (the recent question from a young guy who wasn't sure he wanted to marry) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on May 13, 2008 - 35 comments

Questions about the way Contact Activity Works.

I have some questions about contact activity. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 11, 2008 - 18 comments

Round Numbers!

Only a little over a year ago, anonymous had asked 1500 questions. As of today, that number has doubled. By my calculations if this trend continues then by the year 2055 life on earth will have ceased to exist!
posted by ND¢ on Mar 14, 2008 - 83 comments

Word count ſhmörd cøunt!

Average word count for anonymous queſtions vs average word count for inanonymous queſtions. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jan 27, 2008 - 20 comments

Fingers in the great anonymous dyke?

What percentage of users post answers, under their 'real' account, in their own anonymous askmefi threads? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jan 12, 2008 - 67 comments

Deleted questions are showing up in intermittent fashion, and that is shaking me to my core. Won't you help?

Dumb, probably-asked-before question about deleted questions. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 20, 2007 - 16 comments

AskMe feature suggestion

I think it'd be cool if when posting as anonymous on AskMe, you had the option to provide a separate password which would let you log in as anonymous just for the thread you're creating and post comments. The main benefit is that it would allow responders to ask for more information. The main risk I see is that someone could out themselves by accident if they forgot to log in as anonymous before commenting...
posted by Coventry on Nov 19, 2007 - 51 comments

omg it's YOU!

Isn't is awfully rude to make a big deal out of non-anonymity in an AskMe thread? It's implying someone should be ashamed, isn't it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 15, 2007 - 52 comments

MetaMail to anonymous users?

MetaMail question: Would it be possible to allow users to MetaMail posters of anonymous AskMe questions without revealing the identity of the poster (and possibly the sender)? [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Oct 30, 2007 - 15 comments

AskMe RSS bug?

Bug? Anon ask.me post came up as less-than-anon in (my) RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by lowlife on Oct 22, 2007 - 29 comments

Prenez soin de l'anonyme

In light of this art project, UbuRoivas went to 59,469 Mefites, chosen for their intarnerdiness, to analyze, translate, or reinterpret a selected anonymous AskMe. The resulting collection of responses filled the grey place at MetaFilter with beauty, music, snark & mirth. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 27, 2007 - 66 comments

Follow-up to "Single Forever?"

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]
posted by PinkButterfly on Sep 26, 2007 - 97 comments

I can't be the only person who wants this

Pony request : anonymous bookmarking
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 9, 2007 - 99 comments

how to become anonymous?

wow. anonymous - despite having a bunch of issues with sex, relationships, health, work, depression, relationships, marriage, dating, jobs & love - sure has a hell of a lot of sweetheart, muse, date and spouse contacts! how can i emulate this alchemical transmutation of general leaden fuckedupness into popularity gold?
posted by UbuRoivas on Jul 12, 2007 - 32 comments

Not another asshat call-out

My comment on This thread was deleted, not because of snarkiness or asshattery, but because I doubted the scenario was real. I sincerely complimented the quality of the writing in the post, but simply pointed out (based on my own professional experience as a writer) that it sounded too much like an idyllic encounter written to engage the reader for me to be able to accept it as an actual dilemma. Jessamyn suggested that kind of comment belonged in email or the grey--since the poster is anonymous, here it is.
posted by misha on Jun 14, 2007 - 37 comments

Anonymous Follow-Ups and Respondents

PonyFilter: Since anonymous questions were first introduced, there's been the need for anonymous questioners to easily respond as a follow-up to their own question, and, to a lesser degree, given subject matter, for people to contribute their answers to the question anonymously. I imagine the admins have already thought about this, and I'm just wondering if it's a feature that will never seen because of the possibility of abuse or the difficulty of coding.
posted by WCityMike on Jun 3, 2007 - 16 comments

Wow, I can be sexual too

Threads like this make me wonder why we can't answer anonymous questions anonymously? (aside from the obvious potential for trolling)
posted by chlorus on May 29, 2007 - 36 comments

Why Oh Why

Why is THIS anonymous?
posted by Stynxno on May 29, 2007 - 7 comments

You should see my fridge

How personally embarrassing does something have to be to qualify for an anonymous AskMi? Mold in one's microwave?
posted by beagle on May 3, 2007 - 86 comments

A way to circumvent?

I recently posted an anonymous question to Metafilter (within the past week). I browsed to the 'New Question' page without thinking about the question limits because I had a new query, but to my surprise the page didn't restrict me from posting. A bug? A way to get around the question limit? Am I shortly going to be shot for pointing this out?
posted by Phire on Apr 30, 2007 - 16 comments

1500 Anonyme strong

Our most troubled of AskMe users, Anonymous, notches up 1500 questions.
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 28, 2007 - 39 comments

Anonymous users ever outed themselves on purpose?

Has an anonymous asker ever outed themselves on purpose? Some questions (like, say this one, or any one of a hundred questions about looking for a new job) seem like after some future event, a non-anonymous followup would not be out of place. Has it ever happened? Even once? Anyone want to do it now?
posted by Plutor on Dec 29, 2006 - 27 comments

Why the rash of penis questions?

What's with the triple dicking?
posted by jonmc on Nov 28, 2006 - 55 comments

Bug in the tabs in AskMe.

I love the new tab feature, but there's a small bug with AskMe. When the posts are sorted by favorites, anonymous questions are credited to Anonymous Ask MetaFilter instead of the usual anonymous. No crisis, but an inconsistency that may distress some of our more sensitive members (you know who you are).
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 25, 2006 - 1 comment

Anonymous category in AskMe?

PonyFilter: could we make "anonymous" a category at the top of the "Posts by category in the past month:" list in the sidebar on AskMe? The results, of course, would be questions from anonymous.

Dunno about other people, but I often find those the most interesting questions to browse.
posted by scrump on Sep 11, 2006 - 33 comments

How anonymous is it really?

When someone asks an anonymous question on ask.metafilter, are people at Mefi or anyone else aware of the asker's identity? How anonymous is it really?
posted by vizsla on Aug 28, 2006 - 19 comments

Anonymous Posting

As an employee of a state legislature, I'd love to post anonymously in this thread, but I don't know if that is possible.
posted by luriete on Aug 9, 2006 - 20 comments

AskMe: missing questions?

At present, there seem to be some askmeta questions missing, notably 41851 to 41860. I only noticed because I refreshed and a question that I *knew* was several questions down was now at the top. The missing posts don't have deletion comments on them so I'm guessing it's just a glitch of some kind?
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 10, 2006 - 12 comments

List of Anonymous questions in the past month.

Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony: For the "Posts by category in the past month" list on the green, can we include a section for Anonymous questions?
posted by cior on Jul 5, 2006 - 4 comments

Anonymous Ask Metafilter Archive

"Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?" and 994 other anonymous gems from the Anonymous Ask Metafilter archive. As AskMe readies for it's 1000th anonymous question, the community is hereby polled: How has the feature worked out for the community? Do you ever wonder how some threads were resolved? And at the risk of seeming too voyeuristic, has anyone ever thought about writing fiction based on the scenario in an anonymous AskMe question?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jun 26, 2006 - 23 comments

Askme callout: going further goes too far?

Actual question: As a sensitive, caring, intelligent, non-lecherous male, how do I fuck the shit out of anything that walks, regardless of race, religion, income, social stigma or species? The content of this post makes me want to vomit, but it's the tone that really makes it ick-tastic. Congrats to the original poster, at least you have the prowess to post onymously.
posted by |n$eCur3 on May 25, 2006 - 76 comments

anonymous comments for $1 a shot

Less of a feature request, more of a mega cash-cow idea for Matt: The ability to make anonymous comments for $1 a shot.
posted by agropyron on May 17, 2006 - 94 comments

Disabling Favoriting of Anonymous AskMe Posts?

Displaying users who have marked Anonymous questions in AskMe as a favorite is potentially revealing of who Anonymous was in that instance. It is also potentially harmful, both to users who mark such questions as a favorite, as well as to future discourse at Metafilter in general. So I suggest that we remove the list at the start of the thread of those who marked an Anonymous question as a favorite. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 16, 2006 - 54 comments

Anonymous Replies for AskMe For Several Hours?

Anonymous posting: time-limited cookies to enable anonymous to reply to their own threads for N hours? Perhaps tied to logins? It seems like the "anonymous" nom de plume really only needs to be a setting that is applied when a thread is marked as such and the original poster is replying. Since most of these questions are for personal, medical, or other advice that usually need more input (perhaps to triangulate its position), it seems useful.
posted by kcm on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 comments

How can I post a question on AskMeFi using the anonymous account?

How can I post a question on AskMeFi using the anonymous account ? When I login using my username and try to post a question, I see a link to post the question anonymously but if I have already posted in the past 1 week, then this link does not appear.
posted by inquisitive on Mar 17, 2006 - 24 comments

How anonymous is an anonymous question on AskMe?

How anonymous is an anonymous question on AskMe?
posted by sjvilla79 on Mar 9, 2006 - 31 comments

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 Flags?

Are the "[!]" flags anonymous? [MI]
posted by klarck on Jan 21, 2006 - 20 comments

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

AnonAskMe often poses embarrassing personal questions

AnonAskMe often poses embarrassing personal questions. Sometimes I withhold my opinion because, if you're too mousy to attach your name to your question, I don't think you deserve people's signed replies. Does anyone else agree?
posted by cribcage on Oct 24, 2005 - 49 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 - 65 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 - 38 comments

Anonymous for a day

I've written a Greasemonkey script that does pretty much what leftcoastbob suggested here.

It adds a few refinements: the replacement name is "Poster" for the Poster and "Comment N" for commenters, where N is the number of their first comment in the currently viewed thread, so if the same commenter posts more than once in the thread, all his comments have the same replacement name.
posted by orthogonality on Jul 5, 2005 - 85 comments

Anonymous Extortion

How much do you suppose Mathowie makes in extortion from the people who post anonymous AskMe posts? Think about it: HE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE!
posted by Doohickie on Jun 28, 2005 - 63 comments

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