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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]
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.
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!
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.
You say you want a resolution, well...
Having the "AskMe Tick" go up upon resolution rather than Best Answer? [more inside]
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?
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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
What was the quickest Best Answer?
What was the quickest Best Answer? [more inside]
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.
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]
What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"?
What percentage of Ask MetaFilter questions are "hole-in-ones"? [more inside]
Comments signal to noise ratios in profile?
Pony Request: Signal to Noise ratio on profiles? [more inside]
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]
Best answer - but which one is it?
P(h)onyfilter - Pony request for the mobile phone style sheet.. [more inside]
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]
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]
"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]
From the Latin "ex" a has-been and "spurt" a drip under pressure
Pony Filter - Find an Expert [more inside]
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]
I don't know who's best
Not seeing immediate "best answers" when page refreshes after marking them [more inside]
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]
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?
Ajax the Best Answers
Is it possible to make [Best Answer] work like favorites? You know, all AJAX-y? [more inside]
Is there a way to see how many of a person's AskMeFi comments are marked as best answer? [more inside]
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...?
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?
Best Answers, STAT(s)!
Any chance of a Best Answer pony? [more inside]
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]
how r u?
New askMe guideline: Must have a theoretical "Best Answer".
Best answer not highlighted?
This question is listed as having a best answer, but no answer is highlighted.
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?
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?
This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.
This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.
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?
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?
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]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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