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Best practice for Best Answers

After posting an ask.metafilter question, I like to Best Answer replies, except in some cases when I find all possible approaches awkward. What's best practice in Best Answering? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Mar 12, 2019 - 28 comments

We got some local color happening.

Is this a bug or by design? Gray frame around the most recent comment on recent activity. Instead of the usual gray box. This is what it looks like in Unprofessional Mode.
posted by zarq on Jun 19, 2013 - 95 comments

A Pony with a Green Check Cutie Mark

So if you look at an Ask thread on its own, best answers are marked with a distinct background. However, in Recent Activity, best answers are marked with a green check. That's because "my answers" are marked with a distinct background. I find this unnecessarily confusing and would appreciate some consistency. Ideas from the floor on the best solution are welcome!
posted by seanmpuckett on Jun 17, 2013 - 40 comments

Jump to best answer?

Pony request: I know this is slightly silly, but I would like validation for something that I find myself doing occasionally - can clicking on the check mark next to a question with a best answer in it jump me straight to the first best answer in the comments? Sometimes I read a question and want to just see what the person thought the best answer is. I did not see any requests for this in a search going back to 2008, so I figured I'd ask.
posted by Hactar on Apr 5, 2013 - 17 comments

You say you want a resolution, well...

Having the "AskMe Tick" go up upon resolution rather than Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by solarion on Mar 29, 2012 - 51 comments

Lighter box good! Darker box bad!

When and why did AskMe best answer highlighting change from light to dark? I fear change, and the effect is more jarring than I expected it to be. If this isn't something we can toggle, anyone have a Greasemonkey script?
posted by StrikeTheViol on Feb 16, 2012 - 52 comments

That best answer deserves a favorite

Favorites and best answers. How about when you mark something as "best answer" it also gets an automatic "favorite?" [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Feb 2, 2012 - 58 comments

Is it a good idea to limit the number of "best answers"?

Just wanted to start a discussion on whether it's a good idea to limit the number of "best answers" in an AskMeFi thread. I started reading this thread and thought about forwarding it to a friend of mine, but the entire thing is almost unreadable due to the color contrast because the original poster "best answered" every comment. In addition, especially to a new user who doesn't necessarily know all of the formatting conventions, the whole thing is really busy. Nothing against the original poster, who is well within their rights to "best answer" as they see fit, but readability suffers in cases like this.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Feb 1, 2012 - 66 comments

favorites from username best answer tick image broken?

Bug Report: favorites from username (example, look for the comment on "September 10, 2011") uses old(? non-sprite anyways) best answer tick image which goes to http://​images.metafilter.com/​mefi/​icons/​tick.png and currently returns a 500 internal server error.
posted by juv3nal on Jan 30, 2012 - 13 comments

Can I nominate someone for Best Answer Ever in an AskMeFi thread?

Just want to point out an excellent, very informative response to an AskMeFi question I posted earlier today. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jan 12, 2012 - 36 comments

Do Best Answers affect AskMe life?

Does the presence of a marked Best Answer in an AskMe keep it alive shorter or longer? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 28, 2011 - 26 comments

You are your own best answer?

I noticed that in this Ask Me thread, the original poster marked one of his responses as best answer. Does this happen a lot and I've just never noticed it before? I'm not sure it's worth changing, just sorta ... odd.
posted by bluedaisy on May 11, 2011 - 79 comments

My green direct line to YouTube / Google.

My recent AskMe question on YouTube / Google Chrome not playing nice got me talking directly with a "YouTube engineer here who works on, among other things, latency/developing world connections and HTML5." [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 14, 2010 - 16 comments

What was the quickest Best Answer?

What was the quickest Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 16, 2010 - 82 comments

Generating a list of best answers in my own question

Is there a script or trick that I can use to display a list of the comments I marked as "best answer" in my own questions? I'm thinking for recipes, "recommend me music..." and similar queries, it'd be great to be able to copy/paste or print out a list of the comments I intend to delve into more later. I'm thinking there's already a way, but I just don't know it.
posted by xo on Nov 3, 2010 - 9 comments

Green checkmark showing that a question has best answers by anyone in

Tiny pony request. On the AskMe front page, a question has a green checkmark next to it if any of the answers has been marked "best answer." If you look at your own history of AskMe coments, there's a green checkmark next to any of your AskMe answers that was marked "best answer." In that same history of your AskMe comments, why not have a green checkmark next to the title of any question in which there have been "best answers" by anyone else? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Sep 24, 2010 - 56 comments

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"?

What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Aug 12, 2010 - 37 comments

Comments signal to noise ratios in profile?

Pony Request: Signal to Noise ratio on profiles? [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Jun 28, 2010 - 221 comments

I know, we aren't Digg. Or Yahoo Answers. Or Fluther. But I'm curious.

So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Apr 22, 2010 - 82 comments

Best answer - but which one is it?

P(h)onyfilter - Pony request for the mobile phone style sheet.. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Apr 22, 2010 - 10 comments

Etiquette on marking your in-thread AskMe response as Best Answer

Etiquette on AskMe OP's marking their own in-thread response as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Feb 22, 2010 - 63 comments

Metafilter's Own Maursam

A couple months ago, someone asked about the history of Gold Bond powder. As occasionally happens 'round these parts, the daughter of a 2nd-generation exec popped in to drop some knowledge. [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Feb 16, 2010 - 48 comments

"Oh, glad to know I was helpful"

AskMe pony request: How about an option to receive an email notification when an answer you gave in AskMe has been marked best answer? Or, if notifications aren't a good idea for some reason, how about some way to quickly check (via your profile) which of your answers have been marked best answer? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jan 14, 2010 - 36 comments

From the Latin "ex" a has-been and "spurt" a drip under pressure

Pony Filter - Find an Expert [more inside]
posted by plinth on Oct 6, 2009 - 98 comments

If EVERYONE is special, then NO ONE is special.

Best Answers on AskMe: If you mark ALL of them as "best," it's the same as marking NONE of them as "best!" [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Mar 13, 2009 - 104 comments

I don't know who's best

Not seeing immediate "best answers" when page refreshes after marking them [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Jan 30, 2009 - 5 comments

the 'best answer' option for the green is great but how about also having a just 'helpful' option?

the 'best answer' option for the green is great but how about also having a just 'helpful' option? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 5, 2009 - 72 comments

Check for Ticks: Direct linking to best answers

When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni on Oct 27, 2008 - 40 comments

Ajax the Best Answers

Is it possible to make [Best Answer] work like favorites? You know, all AJAX-y? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Oct 14, 2008 - 25 comments

Best Answer(er)

Is there a way to see how many of a person's AskMeFi comments are marked as best answer? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jun 5, 2008 - 39 comments

Or do I have to be in the cabal?

Apologies if this was discussed elsewhere, but... why is there a best answer marked in an anonymous thread...?
posted by Phire on May 18, 2008 - 27 comments

A little? AskMe front page tweak

My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
posted by flabdablet on Mar 27, 2008 - 18 comments

Best Answers, STAT(s)!

Any chance of a Best Answer pony? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Feb 7, 2008 - 74 comments

Check on this one.

I see a check mark by this question on the AskMe front page, but no best answer marked inside. [more inside]
posted by googly on Jan 17, 2008 - 36 comments

how r u?

New askMe guideline: Must have a theoretical "Best Answer".
posted by sophist on Aug 5, 2007 - 49 comments

Best answer not highlighted?

This question is listed as having a best answer, but no answer is highlighted.
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 7, 2007 - 71 comments

These are a few of my favorited things...

Just curious about something... when someone answers an AskMe question and it gets marked as one of the best answers, shouldn't that also count for them as being favorited by someone? Or... no?
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 20, 2007 - 38 comments

Great answers are great!

Which AskMefi questions have elicited great responses or answers - the sort that just perfectly answer the question, or those where what seems like a long shot is serendipitously answered by the perfect person? Looking at the "metafilterhistory" tag, I found this and this, but are there others?
posted by divabat on Jan 17, 2007 - 49 comments

This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.

This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.
posted by goosestepping poxi! on Jul 10, 2006 - 19 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

is there a way to show if MY comment was marked best answer?

On the "My Comments" page, is there a way to show if MY comment was marked best answer?
posted by MeetMegan on May 17, 2006 - 6 comments

Better than best answer?

I'd like a way, beyond "best answer," to give feedback/kudos to users who offer exceptionally helpful AskMe answers. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 17, 2006 - 25 comments

Previous and Next Pony

Pony: when browsing the archives of ask.me the navigation for pages says next page and previous page. Could it be changed to older posts and newer posts? Also the color of links in "best answers" is the same as the answer.
posted by bigmusic on May 10, 2006 - 8 comments

I just can't decide!

Being able to mark a best answer in AskMe is very useful. However, what are you supposed to do when you just can't decide which one is best?
posted by The Pusher Robot on Feb 19, 2006 - 26 comments

Error Occurred While Processing Request

When trying to select a best answer on this thread, I get:
Error Occurred While Processing Request
Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]Procedure 'askmeficomments' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.
posted by disillusioned on Jan 12, 2006 - 2 comments

Askme tag/best answer collision

In AskMetafilter, if the tags box extends into a highlighted "best answer" box, the two collide instead of readjusting for each other. This includes a text wrap-around. I demand perfection down to the pixel.
posted by geoff. on Jan 6, 2006 - 3 comments

best answer outside, not inside

This Ask me thread has the "Best answer" checked on the main page, but nothing is showing up in the thread. Just thought I'd let you know.
posted by McSly on Dec 10, 2005 - 4 comments

Request for option to unmark "best answer" in Ask Metafilter

An ability to unmark "Best Answer", I have on several instances accidently clicked the link (it's such a big target). Even a confirmation page would stop this from occuring, I'm not alone right?
posted by geoff. on Oct 17, 2005 - 12 comments

Checkmark, no best answer

This thread has a checkmark on the front page of AskMe, but no best answers marked inside. Opera on Mac OS 10.3.9.
posted by mzurer on Oct 16, 2005 - 5 comments

I'm my own Best Answer

You can't flag your own replies to an AxeMe (suck it, haters) as a "Best Answer." This sucks in those rare events you did not get your question answered satisfactorily and you want to leave a resolution for posterity.
posted by keswick on Oct 1, 2005 - 16 comments

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