Well, I've seen this type of phrase around, and it hit one of my questions. "This sounds like a legal question. You should really ask a lawyer." I think it's legit to ask legal related questions here. One, someone may have had experience with the situation. Two, there may be a friendly lawyer around (hey, I've given free advice for my areas of knowledge). When someone asks a question about what song was being played in this movie or whatnot, wouldn't it be rude or just useless to respond with, "That sounds like a music question. You know who could answer that? A DJ!" People might as well just put "I dunno" or "me too". "IANAL" is one thing, answering to say "don't ask me" is just fluff. Yes? No?
In the "Do chinese people get sick of eating chinese food?" AskMe discussion, which might have had a germ of a worthwhile idea behind it, the OPP has essentially come out and said "my question is chatfilter."
Stealing and concealing, rectal bleeding, and being gay. Oh my! [more inside]
From whatever mod deleted it, I just wondered why my repsonse to this post was deleted, and what exactly is so offensive about it that it needed to be removed. A Mefi mail is fine, but if you want it public that's OK too. Thank you. Truly, I don't care about the deletion, but am truly interested about the policy/ethics involved.
I don't understand why some of the answers to this question aren't being deleted. They are expressing their opinions about whether or not it's appropriate to give children psychiatric drugs, or what drugs have worked for children they knew, and that wasn't what was asked.
I asked a question and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
I adore konolia and have defended her before, but her comment in this thread is intolerable. [more inside]
When did you start putting that little highlight bar on AskMe comments that are from the original asker? Kickass! Thank you... [more inside]
Related questions are awesome. [more inside]
Mark askee answers. (Meaning, highlight answers posted by the user who asked the question in askmefi). [more inside]
PonyFilter: when I favorite an Ask thread, it should appear in 'My Ask'
Please, for the love of all that is holy, can we please stop? [more inside]
Ordered X, got Y. Not only the title of the thread, but a good description of some of the answers received. [more inside]
Just thought I'd mention that I noticed a couple of questions in askme that all had to do with ferreting out techniques people use to get around spam filters and the like. [more inside]
Which AskMe threads have been most dominated by the OP? [more inside]
Please resist the urge to "vote" your opinion in response to a question that has a definitive factual answer. [more inside]
AskMe Chatfilter Rescue: Disadvantages of being male [more inside]
Is it wrong to call out a post that's trying to find happiness? [more inside]
Is there any data on AskMe responses? This post generated a remarkable 115 (and counting) replies. What's the record?
Unanswered Q's on AskMe: I can haz ponies? [more inside]
Yesterday there was a thread about by someone suspecting an apartment scam, it seemed to be a reasonable question but this morning it seems to be gone? [more inside]
Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post?
I, Item, would like to be able to view deleted Ask Metafilter threads. I don't see what the harm will be, as long as a minor hoop has to be jumped through to view them ala lofi.mefi.
I'm beguiled by deleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of lofi for Ask?
Apologies if this was discussed elsewhere, but... why is there a best answer marked in an anonymous thread...?
Could people please stop giving medical advice with no basis in science in this thread? [more inside]
Oh, and ummmmm.... I may be reading this wrong, but didn't you already admit to looking at porn and get called out BY your wife? [more inside]
My Little Feature Request: Paulsc had an uncommonly well-written answer in AskMe. It would be a good candidate for the AskMe sidebar, oh wait, there's no AskMe sidebar. But there could be.
What is the likelihood this would happen? Two unsensational, unrelated posts (1,2) on AskMe within six minutes of each other by america4 then america5. Weird.
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]
AskMefi Followup: I asked you guys for tips in Seoul, and the response was very helpful, I'm still here for 5 more days, but here are pictures of the awesome places you led me to!
Visually distinguish the OP's comments? (At least in AskMefi.) [more inside]
Isn't How is the downturn in the US economy affecting you chatfilter? [more inside]
AskMe vent: Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated when they answer questions and the asker never comes back to say "Hey, thanks, that's what I was looking for" or "That's not what I meant, but let me clarify" or never comes back to give feedback to the answers in any way? I'm not talking about "anonymous" askers who obviously can't follow up. I mean regular/mundane/normal questions whose askers never bother to respond at all. [more inside]
I just wanted to point out how great a guy adamwolf is. When I asked this question he offered me an old oscilloscope of his he was replacing.
I came home to see that my answer in this thread was deleted. Was it made clear that mediocre's horrible roommate is not actually a prostitute?
How can I word my AskMe questions better to get more relevant answers? [more inside]
Just a derail-preventing idea ... [more inside]
The Charlie White photo question came up again in Askme. Are there other specific questions that have been repeated over the years? Just curious...
Is there a way to see what old ask threads have recent activity on them? [more inside]
What is the verdict on clever one-liners in AskMefi? [more inside]
Ten days have passed since I posted this thread to AskMetafilter. My postman is cranky with me, my friends think I'm crazy, I have about around 30 lbs of new catalogs [c. 200kb pics, flickr, 1, 2], and a reinvigorated appreciation for all y'all (not that it has ever been in jeopardy)... [more inside]
this askme post really chafed me in it's whiny sense of entitlement conveyed by it's asker. [more inside]
Hey, I'm successful young buck at 30 years of age, but enough about me, why don't you guys talk about me?
Assuming the lobotomy question is for real (and I guess it gets the benefit of the doubt because the poster's previous questions seem innocuous enough), how can it be ethically answered within the guidelines of AskMe: Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer? It's good to see that people linked to Howard Dully's story in the answers, but is there room for saying "You must be insane! How on earth would a lobotomy make meditation easier? Don't even *think* about doing such a thing to yourself!" to the poster while staying within the guidelines? Don't we have an obligation to dissuade askers from doing dangerous things?
Can I get some more clear guidelines about what make an Ask Metafilter question ridiculous? [more inside]
This AskMe post shows on the front page as having a Best Answer, but on the inside page nothing is so marked. Did a Best Answer get deleted?