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Why was this question deleted?

why? I was looking forward to reading this one and had marked it as a favorite (as had others). Do we have to explain why we ask each and every question now?
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 3, 2006 - 112 comments

Chatfilter is bad

Chatty open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of Ask Metafilter. Questions with no problem to be solved or where the problem is some variant of "I'm curious if other people feel like I do"
posted by prostyle on Sep 29, 2006 - 21 comments

Increasingly chatty askme

An interesting post that became ChatFilter. A subsequent post that IS chatfilter. What bothers me is the trend. More questions are becoming increasingly open-ended. (I don't think that occhiblu's phrasing was particularly wrong, but I think that a lot of people, just because they're guys, thought that their opinion was useful) Which allows people to simply take a stab in the dark, offer their "off the cuff" insight, or otherwise just give an unresearched opinion. IMHO, this sort of thing defeats the purpose of an answer-oriented site.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Sep 27, 2006 - 24 comments

Do you guys have JOBS?!

this isn't going real well ... no, sir, not at all
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 21, 2006 - 92 comments

Brainstorming via AskMe is ChatFilter

ChatFilter? I'm brainstorming a novelty recipe book for a friend. Meh.
posted by sjvilla79 on Jul 25, 2006 - 29 comments

Chatfilter

The definition of "chatfilter" is one that's hard to tie down, but an AskMe post starting with "Which love option would you choose?" and ending with "My mind's made up but I'm curious: What would you do?" seems like it fits the bill.
posted by Bugbread on Jul 15, 2006 - 39 comments

mathowie replying in chatfilter thread

His holiness responds in a thread that is obviously ChatFilter.
posted by public on Jul 14, 2006 - 89 comments

Excessively broad and vague question on AskMe

Studentguru asked an excessively broad and vague question a while back. It got canned. He has now posted almost the same question again. Is it can-worthy?
posted by adamrice on Jul 13, 2006 - 38 comments

AskMe question being dragged into chatfilter

Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
This Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian on Jul 6, 2006 - 200 comments

Innocuous Comments Being Deleted in askme

AskMe deletions, again. I know it's annoying to hear us all complain about deletions constantly, but it seems like a lot of innocuous comments are getting axed. I understand not insulting the poster, or making just "wisecracks" (which in my mind are by definition at the expense of the poster) but does every bit of human interaction that doesn't quite solve the question -- but does engage with the poster in a respectful way -- need to go?
posted by occhiblu on Jun 28, 2006 - 60 comments

AskMe broad enough for a chatfilter to fall into it

This AskMe post is poorly worded and excessively broad.
posted by adamrice on Jun 13, 2006 - 12 comments

What is the Policy on Chatfilter?

Why does this guy get a new asshole for not being scientific about his very unscientific question, when two complete morons, not to mention a related question, get helpful advice?

Chatfilter, yeah, but Christ -- so is half of AskMe.

Really. Tell me.
Is it simply the ebb and flow of the universe that requires some dumb questions go down in flames while others get answered?
Or is there a secret formula that evokes pity rather than scorn?
posted by Methylviolet on Jun 3, 2006 - 43 comments

Random chatfilter of the day

Random chatfilter of the day
posted by nathan_teske on May 25, 2006 - 29 comments

chatfilter

Chat Filter.
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 23, 2006 - 56 comments

How is this not chatfilter?

"In light of the excellent responses generated by the "what is it like to be pregnant," I'd like to explore ejaculation and orgasm." The merits of the project aside, how is this not chatfilter?
posted by BackwardsCity on May 23, 2006 - 111 comments

Has anyone here "gone crazy"?

Has anyone here "gone crazy"? Has anyone been a normal, functioning person, and then been diagnosed with a serious mental illness? When did you start to notice, and what was it like when you finally realized what was going on?
posted by borkingchikapa on Apr 5, 2006 - 37 comments

Somewhere on the border of ChatFilterDom

Is this really what AskMe is for? There's some good conversation in there, to be sure, but it's treading a real fine line between "genuinely want to know an answer to my quesion" and "trying to start a conversation with my question".
posted by antifuse on Mar 21, 2006 - 13 comments

Chatfilter or Not?

I assume this question was deleted for being chatty, but what if it had been: "Can you name some scenes in film that feature popular songs where the on-screen characters actually sing along or otherwise interact with the music? I'm putting them together for a project etc etc....". Is everything on AskMe a "problem" looking for a solution?
posted by Orange Goblin on Mar 16, 2006 - 41 comments

Why isn't my askme question valid?

Is my AskMe question valid?
posted by MetaMonkey on Jan 26, 2006 - 74 comments

When is unhelpful okay in AskMe?

So when is unhelpful okay and when is it not? This thread is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of noise. I assume nobody cares because it's kind of a goofy question, but I think it raises the issue of when is unhelpful okay in AskMe and when isn't it? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Sep 27, 2005 - 36 comments

How is this thread not chatfilter?

How is this thread not chatfilter? The ensuing discussion about male vs. female doctors is pretty enlightening, but I don't really see how a question about we feel about a fake doctor's abilities as a doctor is the best use of AskMefi.
posted by chiababe on Jun 23, 2005 - 12 comments

Why Was I Deleted?

I posted a question to Ask Metafilter this morning, and it just vanished. What went wrong?
posted by a thousand writers drunk at the keyboard on Jun 9, 2005 - 45 comments

Chatfilter cleanup

Chatfilter: Which is prettier, rainbows or unicorns?
posted by planetkyoto on May 23, 2005 - 51 comments

Where is my AskMe question about parallel universes?

So I posted a question about parallel universes on askmetafilter yesterday (got a bunch of great comments within the first hour) and when I checked in this morning I can't find the question either on the page or in the archives. Where is it?
posted by Panfilo on Apr 7, 2005 - 52 comments

Anybody have a good story?

Anybody have a good story?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2005 - 59 comments

example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread

Fanboy chatfilter in AskMe + snarky derail + fanboy calling derailer an "azzhole" = example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread.
posted by casu marzu on Mar 15, 2005 - 110 comments

Atheists, when did you lose your faith?

Not to beat a dead horse, but I thought threads like this were deemed chat filter and not appropriate for Ask MeFi.
posted by Specklet on Mar 14, 2005 - 109 comments

Is it chatfilter?

ChatFilter redux
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 25, 2005 - 12 comments

The fuzzy line of chatfilter

In this AskMe post, ad hoc asked whether or not people would accept an offer of immortality. Rushmc dubbed it a "chatfilter" question. Vacapinta pointed out that rushmc had asked a similar question ("what poetry books do you like?").

Here is rushmc's response to Vacapinta's accusation:

...That question was of direct practical benefit to me, as I discovered new-to-me poets to investigate and bought five of the works recommended in the thread, which was my purpose in asking the question. Immortality is not an option, so debating its desirability leads to no practical outcome.

[MORE INSIDE.]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 20, 2005 - 96 comments

chatfilter again?

We've discussed the usefulness/appropriateness of threads such as this, no?
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 20, 2005 - 9 comments

Thank you, Matt

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Matt for deleting the Invisibility/Flight thread in Ask.Me
posted by esch on Jan 14, 2005 - 134 comments

shit-stirring chatfilter in askme

While the fact that it's tasteless and clearly a case of a user just trying to troll and stir shit for entertainment isn't technically an offense, this thread is also a case of "ChatFilter" that really serves no purpose in AskMe. There's no problem to be solved here.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jan 4, 2005 - 69 comments

This chatty non-question should be removed

This chatty non-question should be removed from AskMetaFilter.
posted by gd779 on Dec 31, 2004 - 47 comments

the penis one really brought out the jokiness

Could we not? I'm pretty sure questions like that aren't what Matt had in mind.
posted by FunkyHelix on Sep 1, 2004 - 15 comments

Heartwarming chatfilter

I've never bothered to call out and Ask Metafilter thread before, but threads such as this one are growing at an alarming rate, as was detailed the other day in metatalk. While I'm sure we all agree--or a relatively large percentage of us seem to, anyway--that these threads often result in some heart-warming tales, leaving so many of them up is probably sending the wrong message. This one is still early enough that it hasn't attained the too-heart-warming-to-delete stage that the parents thread did the other day, but it violates many of the same principles fundamental to ask metafilter (there's no query with a helpful response, only a solicitation of what could admittedly be charming anecdotes).
posted by The God Complex on Jul 13, 2004 - 137 comments

Can we delete this please?

Not designed to solve a problem. Begs a bunch of purely hypothetical discussion. Flamebait right from the very first comment. Heave-ho or what?
posted by scarabic on Dec 23, 2003 - 23 comments

why "why do people smoke?" went up in smoke

What just happened to ossibuke's "why do people smoke?" question?
posted by scarabic on Dec 19, 2003 - 71 comments

'what kind of music do you like'

snarkiness aside, we've got 1, 2, 3, 4 'what kind of music do you like' threads popping up in the past three days. sure these threads get lots of comments, but they're not what this site is about. and when they propogate like this, it scares me. does one such post beget others? and can we, as a community, do anything about it? do we want to do anything about it... or do we love these threads too much to let go?
posted by mlang on Jul 12, 2002 - 26 comments

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