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Please Help Me Find an AskMe Answer I Posted

About 3 years ago, I posted an AskMe comment in a thread that I *thought* started off, "I grew up in Hell." It got a lot of favorites, even recently, which freaks me out a bit because the description of my childhood was so raw. Weird to see people are still reading that thread! I wanted to reference it for this current question, but I could not find it. Can anyone find it? The original thread was really long, and was an AskMe from a man that was engaged to a woman with deep emotional problems. Thanks for your help!
posted by jbenben on Jun 27, 2013 - 5 comments

More than one thing can happen in the world at once.

It bothers me that there are always comments trivializing posts about arts, culture, games, or what have you, when there are news events occurring. It seems to lack perspective on what Metafilter is, and to come from a place where the poster assumes that we should all have our attention focused on one particular newsfilter post. (Because Prague is flooding and Turkey is revolting, EVE going down is not of any interest at all!) If you don't find anything interesting in a post, please just go to the next one. There's no need to play posting morality police. Metafilter won't run out of bits.
posted by sonic meat machine on Jun 3, 2013 - 83 comments

Comment number five million.

Metafilter comment number 5,000,000.
posted by Flunkie on May 27, 2013 - 78 comments

Don't worry about the vase, Neo.

The Oracle of MeFi is a curated tumblr of "intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over MeFi," created by Foci of Analysis. Via Projects. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 23, 2013 - 110 comments

3000+ Comment Megaponies

So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw on Apr 18, 2013 - 93 comments

Online EMDR

In a recent comment, someone mentioned an online EMDR site that they found beneficial. I've Googled and found several such sites, but am specifically looking for the one that is MeFite-approved. Can anyone direct me to it?
posted by Wordwoman on Mar 18, 2013 - 1 comment

LIGHTEN UP ON THE INSTANT DELETIONS, PLEASE

I made an ill considered remark in timsteil's folkstreams post and he made a polite response which made me feel ashamed after I saw his consternation. I wanted to clarify my harsh out and went to make a clarifying comment when my computer crashed and I had to reboot. And when I got back, I made my comment and then saw his was already deleted. I am getting so sick of the editing of our conversations.I really think sometime that there should be placeholders for all deletions you make. You are overdoing it, in my estimation. [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Mar 17, 2013 - 54 comments

If you can't say something nice, please wait for a while.

A minor petition to MeFites at large: if you're the first person to comment on a thread, please don't start out negative, because that tends to bring the whole conversation down from the get-go. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2013 - 162 comments

Deleted post question. Was OP banned?

I have the greasemonkey script that allows me to see deleted posts, and I saw that this post was deleted. [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Feb 18, 2013 - 126 comments

comment box boldface/italics/links on an iPhone

Is there any way to make boldface/italics/links easier when posting comments from an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 1, 2013 - 20 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

teeny tiny

Concerning small text. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 3, 2013 - 128 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 120 comments

Comment inflation in Google Reader

I subscribe to AskMe via Google Reader, and the bottom of each post provides a link to the post. The link reads "X comments on this item," where X is always 1 more than the actual number of comments. Not a huge deal, but something I wonder about ever so often. Bug? Ghosts of comments past? [more inside]
posted by illenion on Nov 4, 2012 - 6 comments

MetaFilter covering election day, vote counting, subsequent wrangling

Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 30, 2012 - 80 comments

Substantiating AskMeFi comments

Quick question about protocol on the human relationships section of AskMeFi. If someone asks a question there which can potentially be answered by just a yes/no answer, is it okay to just answer it with a yes/no, or should one always add reasoning to your answer? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21, 2012 - 22 comments

Something I never thought I'd see here

Edit?...Edit!?!...EDIT!! Are pigs flying now? Is Ahab no longer Ahab? Or I meant to say-- "Thank you for the new 'Typo? Edit your post' button which I only now just noticed." [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Oct 12, 2012 - 161 comments

Long thread is long

With the political season upon us like a vicious ape clinging to our backs, our long, long coupla thousand comment threads are a beast to load, especially on mobile devices. Is there a way to have a user-set preference to fold all but the last, say, 100 comments so that they don't have to load up each time? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 3, 2012 - 56 comments

Best comment contest

We should have a best comment contest. I don't know how it would be decided exactly, but presumably the mods have come up with some criteria for the best post contest, so perhaps they could be applied to comments.
posted by desjardins on Aug 20, 2012 - 97 comments

Blockquotes being stripped?

It looks like <blockquote> tags are being stripped from comments. New Thing, or? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 comments

Missing comments

Why are there comments (presumably undeleted) missing from this post? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jul 28, 2012 - 71 comments

Can we get notifications for deletions?

I would like to get memail notification of deleted comments which include the original text. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jul 11, 2012 - 67 comments

For the millionth time, you can't have your pony!

The good news: MetaTalk has over 1,000,000 comments as of today. The bad news: the millionth comment was apparently deleted.
posted by double block and bleed on Jun 12, 2012 - 103 comments

Sigh.

Deleted comments discouraging. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jun 7, 2012 - 267 comments

HIV+ = history of poor decisions?

Sex and the Negative Guy: " . . . you are choosing to trust your health with a person who has a demonstrated history of making poor decisions about their own health." [more inside]
posted by MeiraV on Jun 5, 2012 - 18 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

Were there some comments deleted from this post? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 4, 2012 - 59 comments

"Expand all" on favorites?

Pony request: Expand all on favorites? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 18, 2012 - 16 comments

Non descriptive links harmful.

"This" considered harmful? I've noticed that it's fairly common when linking to something, that the link is given a non-description. This seems prone to cause problems with link rot. I know Matt has a long bet in place that link rot isn't a major issue, but I know I've stumbled onto dead links when looking at old AskMe answers. Should we consider links without description bad form? [more inside]
posted by borkencode on May 2, 2012 - 45 comments

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted?

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted? [more inside]
posted by kristi on May 1, 2012 - 65 comments

Fascination Street

Ya'll are being strange and interesting again. Two recent AskMe questions are about whether to correct someone close to you and the answers, along with their reasoning, are fascinating.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 27, 2012 - 149 comments

Thoughts on comment thread meta-comments.

Perhaps I don't have enough experience on the site to gauge this, but does anyone else find one liner meta comments about threads really annoying and useless? Perhaps this is something that should be mentioned in the guidelines? From the negative "This will not go well." to the typical sarcastic "This is thread is going nowhere..." to the positive "I'm surprised this went well!", they seem out of place and more about the person writing it than the topic at hand. When I remember, I'm going to start marking all of these as noise.
posted by smidgen on Apr 19, 2012 - 108 comments

Have you ever favorited yourself?

Have you ever favorited yourself, i.e. a comment or a post? Why did you do it, and what happened? Something makes me feel it is a no-no, but just curious.
posted by polymodus on Mar 24, 2012 - 144 comments

Fact-checking comments

Fact-checking comments in "I have difficult news."
posted by Avenger50 on Mar 16, 2012 - 207 comments

New comments since last visit in Chrome is funky

Is there weirdness occurring with the "new since last visit" numbers on the front page in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Mar 10, 2012 - 6 comments

30,000 and still counting...

delmoi has posted 30,000 comments to Metafilter. (Previously) (Previouslier)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2012 - 173 comments

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine (per request) [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jan 13, 2012 - 3 comments

Looking Forward to Looking Backward: Best Comments of 2011

In the great tradition ("Bring to our attention that which we may have glossed over" and "Best overlooked comments of 2010") of finding overlooked gems on the blue, green and grey, please share your favorite finds of 2011. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 1, 2012 - 103 comments

Bad AskMe Deletions.

These are Bad AskMe Comment Deletions. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Dec 11, 2011 - 187 comments

A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please?

A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Nov 22, 2011 - 8 comments

Singling out the best single links

What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 comments

Where has everyone gone?

Has site commenting become less frequent? It seems like threads are shorter on average these days, especially in the last few months. Is this due to the loss of a few prolific people?
posted by desjardins on Oct 25, 2011 - 112 comments

Metafilter: blah blah blah

What are some of the best "Metafilter: description" phrases? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 25, 2011 - 2 comments

How can we reduce the number of similar comments?

I've been noticing more and more lately that many people who comment in a thread are not reading the thread very closely, and as a result they end up repeating things that other people have already said. This was especially apparent in this thread about the animal escape in Ohio, but it's by no means the only example. Can we do a better job? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Oct 20, 2011 - 154 comments

Stop deleting comments.

If you want to talk about moderation go over there and do it to it. [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Oct 11, 2011 - 276 comments

AskMeFi amendments

Feature Request: AskMeFi "amendments," long after a thread has been closed. Maybe 3% of the questions I've answered, life goes on, I learn, and I wish I could add something to the boneheaded advice that was supplied by an earlier me, so future searchers see it. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Sep 26, 2011 - 39 comments

Mr. Fireman, bet you couldn't put me out if you tried.

Pony: most comments by a single user. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 14, 2011 - 70 comments

How can I access popular comments on the non-mobile interface?

How can I access popular comments on the non-mobile interface?
posted by bq on Aug 13, 2011 - 17 comments

New Time-Delayed Action!

Is there something broken with comments? When I hit "post", the page reloads, but my comment doesn't appear for a good 30-60 seconds, and then I have to either reload the page again or hit the Load New Comments button before my comment appears in the thread. This is decidedly not the functionality I'm used to on this website.
posted by hippybear on Aug 7, 2011 - 56 comments

You can lead a ponyto water, but don't be surprised if I spend my time talking about ponies on the beach.

"Please refrain from bicyclist vs. driver discussion here. This post is about recovering from a serious injury." Sorry, I'm afraid I can't do that... as such, I'll flag this comment and stay out of the thread. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 4, 2011 - 88 comments

Help me find this AskMe comment, please

I remember (but can't find) an AskMe comment where someone said she had slept with her male, virginal friend "to boost his confidence" or something, but that ultimately it changed nothing and 10 years later he still hadn't slept with anyone else. Anyone remember where it was/have better search skills than me?
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 24, 2011 - 33 comments

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