Let's create two new special tags for AskMe: Updated and ReAsk [more inside]
Embrace this new feature, and take it to where it needs to go, where the world clamors for it to go -- OPTIONAL HYPOTHETICAL FILTER
Matthew: For a long time, I have been sad at the loss of HypotheticalFilter. When AskMe was young, such questions would arise. But those days are gone now, as the site matured. It's simply not done, you'd say. It floods the page with nonsense. It makes the real questions get lost. Still, I thought, I want to know how to dispose of a body, or how long we'd survive without the sun. Who would win in a fight? A squirrel, or a squirrel's weight in ants? [more inside]
Is using the "best answer" function to clarify the original question or to offset the OP's own comments from the pack really the best use of that feature?
Why not make a page that ranks users based on how many "favorites" their comments, FPPs, and questions garner? I'm not sure hard how this would be to create, but it might be a nice incentive to post quality items. Also, it would highlight some of the dedicated, and/or imaginative members of Mefi. Just a thought.
My petition for the creation of a squad of mefites with the power to add tags to old posts.
How can I filter out responses from a particular user on Metafilter? Will it work on Mozilla 1.7.x or must I use Firefox? [more inside]
Anonymous posting: time-limited cookies to enable anonymous to reply to their own threads for N hours? Perhaps tied to logins? It seems like the "anonymous" nom de plume really only needs to be a setting that is applied when a thread is marked as such and the original poster is replying. Since most of these questions are for personal, medical, or other advice that usually need more input (perhaps to triangulate its position), it seems useful.
MeFi Committees: A Proposal (MI, This could get long and messy)
Maybe there could be a limit on the number of "Best Answers" that a question gets?
Can anonymous Askers mark best answers? If not, can we get this feature added to the planned anonymous enhancements?
File this one under something for the far flung future, but how about a "you have to have read a link to post a comment" feature.
just wondering.... any way we could get a way to edit our own posts? ... i know there is a preview , but hey, mistakes happen