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Keep AskMe Clean, People.

Not cool.
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 25, 2006 - 54 comments

On sympathy-begging non-questions in askme

This is what I'm talking about. Posting a long rant that is skewed to your opinion with an inane question tacked on in order garner some empathy from a faceless crowd is inconsiderate.

I'm not going to lie. I think this is fascinating. When my browser loads up, it loads grouphug.us because these stories are entertaining. However, in the AskMe venue, all it does is provide a place for non-questions to get non-answers, contributing to the noise and detracting from the attention answerable questions can get.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose on Aug 6, 2006 - 48 comments

"Wasn't there some kind of . ."

I hereby resolve to never answer an AskMe question with anything based on "I vaguely remember . . ." or "I seem to recall . . ." or "Wasn't there some kind of . ." Those answers are about as useful as "It came to me in a dream" would be.

So - who's with me?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Aug 4, 2006 - 64 comments

Posts roll off AskMe's front page too quickly.

Mathowie hates late people! ;-)

Is it possible to have the AskMe front page show the last 12 hours of questions instead of whatever it currently does (a number? a lesser time?)? As of now, questions asked in the morning appear to get many more replies than ones asked at night, which scroll off the bottom as the morning-risers repeatedly ask where they can get a tattoo or a decent meal in New York. ;-)
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 31, 2006 - 19 comments

Answering the question that wasn't asked, but should have been.

Dear AskMe: There is a prince in Nigeria who desperately needs my help. What is the best way to transfer $50K to an overseas bank account?
posted by LittleMissCranky on Jul 8, 2006 - 45 comments

Limits on posts for Askme, mefi

This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?

Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
posted by hwestiii on Jul 7, 2006 - 28 comments

Illegal Advice on AskMe

Seems to me that this question on AskMe is asking for advice on how to break the law, specifically how to break immigration law restricting the scope of the poster's employment. In order to get around the immigration laws, the income couldn't be reported to IRS, so he's asking how to break tax laws too.

I don't really care, but it seems to me that if "How can I break this law," violates the askme guidelines, then this post needs to be yanked.
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 5, 2006 - 63 comments

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?
posted by JPowers on Jul 2, 2006 - 14 comments

Jokey non-answer? That's a [n-length] bannin'.

How long should a generally good contributor be banned for giving a
bad jokey answer to a controversial AskMe topic?
posted by If I Had An Anus on Jun 27, 2006 - 24 comments

multiple questions in same post

I'm going to break the rules, hehe.
posted by bigmusic on Jun 26, 2006 - 18 comments

Racism on AskMe.

Is it really OK to promote ethnic stereotypes? If not, why do we have this?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 21, 2006 - 147 comments

How many questions per AskMe are allowed?

25 answers, 3 users marked as favorite. Yet I get "please don't abuse ask me by asking 300 questions disguised as one" in my email. I didn't actually ask 300 questions, I asked for answers for the debunkable ones. The thread was doing quite well, and was quite informative before it was deleted.
posted by loquacious on Jun 18, 2006 - 90 comments

Even if the question is answered, AskMe is not for jokes.

I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug. The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:

How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14


So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."

Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 16, 2006 - 29 comments

Should this have been googled?

Is this jerky?
posted by evariste on Jun 6, 2006 - 29 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

chatfilter

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

Doesn't directly answer the question, but poster should know that...

When is it OK to point out something that may be very important even if it does not directly address an AskMe? This post is from a person who acknowledges "borrowing" a neighbor's open WiFi connection. I would like to know if MeTa thinks I was out of line in posting this and this. The resulting response bothers me. I tried to be both helpful and understanding that she may be unaware of potential legal issues with "borrowing" wifi, and gave protective advice to her about being safe when she gets her own WiFi, too. Am I guilty of a derail, or is this kind of discourse acceptable on AskMe?
posted by twiggy on May 23, 2006 - 92 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

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

A man sodomising a chicken

ZoophiliaFilter: Would it be wrong to use AskMe to request graphic imagery of a man sodomising a chicken?
posted by sjvilla79 on May 15, 2006 - 87 comments

Is the site over-moderated?

Good thread -- but be careful....it might get pulled.

When people are scared that AskMe threads they like might just be disappeared, perhaps it might be time to consider whether the site is being over-moderated?
posted by reklaw on May 4, 2006 - 92 comments

Sock-puppet alert

Sock-puppet alert. joshuak asks a question and then logs in as alter-ego fearandloathing to ask another question. However, he forgot to change his identity back when he went back into the first thread to bitch that no one was telling him how to get a $40/hour job across the street from his house.
posted by Mayor Curley on Apr 27, 2006 - 169 comments

Deleted comments immediately reposted

I think it's a violation of the spirt of AskMe to repost derailing comments immediately after they've been deleted.
posted by Snyder on Apr 19, 2006 - 2 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

Fix symptoms or root cause? (AskMe)

Food for thought regarding Ask MeFi: Answer the question or answer the underlying circumstances? Posit that the questioner didn't specifically ask that responses exclude a particular discussion, but, for example, this. A lot of people are saying "forget the computer, it should be disciplinary." Not directly responsive to the question, but responsive to the situation. Good? Bad? Thoughts?
posted by WCityMike on Apr 5, 2006 - 33 comments

AskMe Homework Guidelines

I have an AskMe question, and I want to be sure that it's not breaking the "no homework on MeFi" convention. [mi]
posted by heeeraldo on Mar 25, 2006 - 11 comments

AskMe Etiquette

LazyFilter: I think Ask.Me is most helpful when people get questions answered that are difficult to answer elsewhere, or after having done some research on their own. I'm not a particular fan of "Inspired by this other ask question..." as if we need to brianstorm questions.

The latest egregious example is this thread which coming a mere 11 minutes after this other thread, I can only assume the poster's thought process was "Hmmm...thats slightly puzzling! Let me hit the Ask-a-Question button!" instead of say, doing some research on style manuals first and/or uncovering this previous thread on the exact same question. Do some research first, people!
posted by vacapinta on Mar 14, 2006 - 21 comments

Is this the worst AskMe response yet?

Is this the worst AskMe response yet? By my count fifteen of the eighteen comments do not answer the question and should be deleted.
posted by meech on Mar 13, 2006 - 29 comments

Is this questions creepy and/or offensive?

Is this ask.mefi question creepy and/or offensive?
posted by chunking express on Mar 7, 2006 - 119 comments

So we can't even discuss unethical stuff now...?

I just asked a question about 'how to succeed in university' that was open to standard ideas and ideas that were not kosher (cheating. happens every day). Im busy, i wont be participating actively in this discussion, but the question i put forward is: how is discussing cheating methods different from a thread discussing file sharing or something. Nothing illegal is happening by discussing this stuff. Whats the deal. Thats like deleting a thread that asks 'How do jewel thiefs go about cracking safes?' Are we going to delete the thread because we dont want this suspected jewel thief cracking our safes, or is our curiosity going to get peaked and we're going to discuss it like a bunch of nerds who are into this nerdy stuff? The latter? OK.
posted by GleepGlop on Mar 3, 2006 - 39 comments

Character limit on AskMe front page

How about a character limit on the first part of an AskMe question? I'm tired of seeing the AskMe page cluttered with questions like this one.
posted by mr.dan on Feb 4, 2006 - 16 comments

Where can I post to find a non-responsive user?

This AskMe thread, although well intentioned, broke the guidelines and was subsequently deleted. But its subject matter still deserves attention, I think, and so here it is, being posted again, where the question can hopefully achieve some good. Where is ethylene?
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 3, 2006 - 62 comments

AskMe policy on dishonestly obtaining stuff

So questions about software piracy are not allowed, but discussions about other ways of dishonestly obtaining (discounts on) goods and services are OK? Seriously, where's the distinction?
posted by aberrant on Jan 30, 2006 - 48 comments

Should this have been in the Blue?

This AskMe post on Motzart would probably do better in the Blue.
posted by nathan_teske on Jan 27, 2006 - 33 comments

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts be frowned upon?

Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts (like ihopeclayaikendoesnthaveabiggerpenisthanmetoo) be frowned upon?
posted by i love cheese on Jan 21, 2006 - 27 comments

AskMe Policy

I'm as much for self-induced liver damage as the next guy, but some questions should not be answered. And thus, should not be asked.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 12, 2006 - 53 comments

Can I AskMe about my website?

Ok don't know if this is permissable...I'd like to AskMeFi about my own site, but not as self-promotion. I'd like build a shortlist of why it sucks and what I can do about it. Ok to do so?
posted by Kickstart70 on Dec 22, 2005 - 13 comments

How can I steal my friend's apartment?

Dear ask.mefi, how can I fuck over my friend while he's overseas by stealing his apartment so that he doesn't have a place to live when he gets back. P.S. It IS a really nice apartment, and he IS a jerk for having let me live there while he's gone so I'm totally justified in my actions.
posted by furtive on Dec 12, 2005 - 121 comments

Limit on Best Answers?

Maybe there could be a limit on the number of "Best Answers" that a question gets?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Dec 10, 2005 - 34 comments

Why was the candy bar question deleted?

So why was the AskMe thread "must I eat the whole candy bar" deleted?
posted by Rash on Nov 16, 2005 - 19 comments

Should incomplete questions be deleted?

Regarding ask metafitler similar to this one, where people don't give a fuller picture to their question/problem/situation: maybe they should be deleted? If a person isn't willing to be open about the things, why should metatime be spent on it?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 12, 2005 - 41 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

AskMe for free graphic design?

AskMe for free graphic design? It's a good cause, but it's still a solicitation; I get plenty of those through other channels, don't really think they belong here too.
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 6, 2005 - 129 comments

Can everyone say "I'm the best"?

Policy Question: I am not trying to call anyone out at all, (really!), but is it considered OK to mark you own answer in AskMe as the "best" ?
posted by crazyray on Nov 5, 2005 - 11 comments

Deletion query

Ah! The sting of deletion has pricked me for the first time. Without getting into boring specifics (I would assume my offense was off-topicness), I wonder if the policing in AskMe has become more stringent? Guidance from the deleters-on-high would be appreciated--I am all for making the site as useful as possible, and also for not wasting my own time.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 17, 2005 - 7 comments

A terrible appropriation of the site to meet one user's needs

I think AxMe is not where poor posts go to die.
posted by shepd on Oct 14, 2005 - 11 comments

Does this question promote violence?

Cleanup in aisle 25154... do we really want to be suggesting assault in an ask metafilter thread?
posted by SpecialK on Oct 7, 2005 - 42 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

Answering AskMe Without Expertise?

It may be that I am not the first to notice this but --

Why do people post to AskMeFi topics when they don't know what they're talking about?
Sometimes when the question itself asks for input from some specific audience someone will post "Well, I think..."
(No, not going to link -- I don't want to be nasty.)

I just think it's weird.
Or rather -- "Well, I think it's weird."
posted by Methylviolet on Sep 21, 2005 - 21 comments

AskMe gets Gore-y

Is it necessary to politicize Ask Metafilter? [More inside.]
posted by davy on Sep 6, 2005 - 31 comments

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