21 posts tagged with askme by WCityMike.
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Best Weight Loss-, Diet- and Fitness-Related Ask Metafilter Threads?

What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 8, 2010 - 30 comments

New Look for AskMefi on Google

Google has a new way of indexing Ask Metafilter (among others). [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 9, 2008 - 17 comments

"Harmful" Flag

Just a derail-preventing idea ... [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 22, 2008 - 60 comments

Slapping someone in the face a bit too much ...

While this guy does need the "slap in the face" back-to-reality technique he's getting, he doesn't need it to the extent he's getting, and the extent of name-calling is more likely to make him re-entrench in his behaviors than it is to assist in the change of attitude he's seeking. This comment is particularly unhelpful.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 18, 2007 - 678 comments

Jesus ...

A few months shy of three years later, I'm still knocked breathless by this thread. I've been rereading each story over this weekend, and it's really had me thinking about echoes and effects, human goodness, and the astonishing strength of human resilience. I'm really grateful to everyone who shared such meaningful and vulnerable moments of their lives. Mefi is one hell of a community.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 9, 2007 - 55 comments

The Best of "How to Date & Flirt the Mefite Way"

There are about five googol plexes (googols plex?)* about dating and flirting on Metafilter. How do I flirt? Does she like me? How can you tell if a girl likes you? This girl is doing behaviors X, Y, and Z. Is she into me? This boy is doing behaviors A, B, and C. Does he like me? What is the most outstanding and/or insightful commentary you've seen a Mefite write about dating? The topic is such a huge morass of wordage (due to it being a common area of questioning and one that everyone likes to chime in on) that it's a bit daunting in its scope, and yet I know there are some incredible gems. What comments did you think were amazingly spot-on? * — please, don't everybody tell me what the plural of googol plex is and not answer the main one ;-)
posted by WCityMike on Aug 15, 2007 - 87 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

Quick Survey on MeFi Ethical Question

If an admin deleted an Ask MeFi question at the poster's request, what ethical implications are associated with blogging about it, if you saw the thread prior to its deletion and feel you have something to say? And what rationale do you use to form that opinion?
posted by WCityMike on Apr 25, 2007 - 48 comments

Ask MeFi Experimentation

Matt, just curious as to a follow-up to this comment of yours.
posted by WCityMike on Apr 6, 2007 - 33 comments

Wish there was a follow-up on this one ...

Wish we had a follow-up on this thread — guy sounded like a psycho (as you might imagine from my response). The user apparently hasn't posted since then.
posted by WCityMike on Mar 28, 2007 - 50 comments

Why was my question deleted?

Matt, this is your playground, obviously. But the question was very seriously meant, and I find its deletion troublesome. First, it was as politely phrased as possible for those who are Bush fans; they were, in a very non-trollish and respectful way, warned away two paragraphs in. Second, the question most definitely was NOT an "xyz sucks amirite" question, and that's an inaccurate, hasty, and I even daresay somewhat insulting characterization of what the question was. Third, if that question as phrased isn't permitted on Ask MeFi, then what's the deal ... are politically charged questions, or questions speaking from an obvious demonstrable political bias, not allowed on Ask MeFi, even if they are legitimate and courteous questions? If they are, then by what guidelines can someone operate whether or not they're going to trigger a deletion (and it might be helpful to post those on the Ask a Question page)? Finally ... if someone's question is zapped, they still have to wait a week?
posted by WCityMike on Oct 23, 2006 - 44 comments

AskMe RSS confusion

I would have just used the RSS feed, but I'm adamant about the "unanswered questions" thing, and the feed doesn't show best-answered threads. The Ask Metafilter RSS feed excludes questions where a best answer has been marked? That would be good if the purpose of the RSS feed was to expose unanswered questions to potential answerers, but if its purpose is to disseminate useful information, then best-answered questions could then presumably only be viewed through the site ... which defeats the purpose of having an RSS feed, doesn't it?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 11, 2006 - 12 comments

High Volume AskMe

Not a complaint ... but Ask MeFi has pretty much exploded in frequency, and it seems that it's now not unusual to be seeing nearly a hundred questions a day. For those who read it via the RSS feed, that's a helluva lot of questions to sort through. This isn't meant to be precisely a question, but anyone have any thoughts?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 4, 2006 - 112 comments

Self link on askme

Self-link.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 26, 2006 - 23 comments

Bug on my AskMe answers page?

Wondering if it's just me, or a bug: go to my answers on AskMeFi. Scroll down to the first answer, "comment posted at 11:35 AM CST on May-21-06", that is beneath the question, "I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do?".

When I click on this, my copy of Firefox goes a little bugshit. I can click on the tabs, but the actual display in the screen doesn't change at all, and a lot of the interface elements become unresponsive. I have to quit (not force quit, the menus are still accessible). I'm using Firefox v1.5.0.4 for Mac OS X, using the Whitehart-NC theme.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 4, 2006 - 26 comments

Bugged about this post

Jessamyn, Matt, you might want to specially watchguard this thread.

Assuming the poster is not trolling for his own amusement, then it'd be useful to remove the mocking posts out of it, especially if this guy thinks the whole world is out to get him.
posted by WCityMike on May 28, 2006 - 195 comments

AskMe Deletion

This thread was deleted, but I have to admit, I don't understand why. "Ask MeFi isn't for silly hypotheticals," sez Matt, but hasn't it been before? And if not, exactly how practical must Ask MeFi questions be? I've seen plenty of hypotheticals on Ask MeFi before, and this struck me as an interesting thought exercise.
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2006 - 58 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

dtmfa!

Why are people so "end the relationship"-happy on Ask Metafilter? I see a Newsweek article in 2010 discovering the cause behind the 10% increase in the divorce rate is the Little Green Website That Could ...
posted by WCityMike on Mar 8, 2006 - 213 comments

Question formatting browser bug

A question about American Girl currently on AskMeFi's front page appears to be looking rather funky in MSIE6. (Yes, I know, use Firefox, but I'm on a Windoze machine at work, so that's where I'm noticing it.)
posted by WCityMike on Jan 9, 2006 - 2 comments

What questions is AskMe best at?

Don't know if this is the right thread for this or not, but I'm curious as to people's thoughts. (If this is something I should, ironically enough, save for my Ask MeFi question, I can do that.)

What kind of questions do you think Ask MetaFilter is best at? It "queries the hive mind," as its motto puts it, but obviously it occasionally fails. Yet sometimes it spectacularly succeeds.

My own thoughts are that it's good at harvesting a bunch of different personal experiences with anything (consumer products, life strategies, weight loss things), and it's good at some aspects of general and specialized knowledge (whether it be factual or pop culture), because you're tapping the knowledge of all of MeFi's varied readers and respondents. But occasionally it seems to yield no results whatsoever, or not turn up an answer at all, and I'm curious if there's a pattern in those 'failures', so to speak.

So, what kind of knowledge and qeustions do you think AskMeFi is well-suited for finding? And, also, what kind of knowledge and questions do you think AskMeFi does not do so well at finding?
posted by WCityMike on Dec 21, 2005 - 40 comments

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