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Single Link, No Kids

"Another single-link FPP? WTF." I am here to testify to you, my brothers and sisters, that the good lord smiles just as brightly on front page posts with a single link as he does on those with many! Hallelujah!" [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 27, 2011 - 120 comments

Spies from the future

I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 17, 2011 - 62 comments

We Should Ban Publishing Alleged Rape Victims' Names

Could we not publish the names of alleged rape victims? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Dec 20, 2010 - 269 comments

On linking to copyright-infringing downloads

On linking to copyright-infringing downloads. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 28, 2010 - 285 comments


if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here. Apparently not. As one who simply doesn't have the time to monitor every thread that comes by, but who would still like to comment, may I ask what the problem is in keeping the post open? Closing any MeTa thread seems antithetical to the very concept of MetaTalk, and Cortex's reason is insubstantial.
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 1, 2010 - 162 comments

I give you the ability to do this because I trust you

They're talking about Metafilter's community guidelines and moderation policy over at Hacker News.
posted by chrchr on Sep 21, 2010 - 81 comments

I'm a little lost here, were do I put this?

I asked a question in AskMe about a story I'm writing, now the story is pretty much finished, and I'd like to share -- just in case anyone is interested. But I'm not sure how. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Sep 2, 2010 - 23 comments

Horse Glue Factory: Frist Post versus Meaty Post

I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting. We should always be striving for the latter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jul 13, 2010 - 88 comments

AskMe pet placement

Just to engage in a probably-futile disagreement with cortex's decision here. Yes, granted, I understand not wanting to get into the classifieds business. But this isn't trying to use Mefi instead of craigslist [more inside]
posted by crayz on Jun 30, 2010 - 73 comments

I'm dead to me.

Not a pony, but a question about username changes, or lack thereof. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jun 27, 2010 - 117 comments

All take and no give!

Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr on Jun 25, 2010 - 27 comments

Foreign Language Posts? Bien sur ou mais non?

What is site policy on posting to MeFi or AskMe in a foreign language? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi on Jun 11, 2010 - 78 comments

I'm a Ask MeFi Question Fail How Can I Change This?

I have posted eight questions total on AskMetafilter and two were immediatly deleted (a 25% fail rate!). I read the FAQs and the questions that were deleted didn't fit into the "what not to post" arena, they weren't rude or anything. One was is X legal and the other was adventurous ideas for a family. How do I know what questions are appropriate to ask?
posted by MsKim on Jun 8, 2010 - 70 comments

Was it that bad?

I don't want to be the whiny "that guy," but I'm not sure what I did wrong with this question to warrant deletion. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 27, 2010 - 44 comments

End the "Brand New Day" Policy?

Is there any way that the moderators could close the door on the unofficial "brand new day" policy that allows people to shed their old Mefi usernames at will? I was about to get all apoplectic about St. Alia's contribution to a recent thread when somebody helpfully noted that it was just konolia in a different guise.
posted by The Confessor on Apr 13, 2010 - 536 comments

Don't post in my own thread?

So, what is an acceptable amount of posting in a metafilter thread you started? [more inside]
posted by DoublePlus on Apr 3, 2010 - 193 comments

Good nature, without prudence, is foolishness

Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 29, 2010 - 131 comments

What's Acceptable on AskMe When It Comes to Crime?

AskMe Questions About Crimes [more inside]
posted by Menthol on Jan 31, 2010 - 189 comments

Not friendly, brother

Telling people to fuck off is not very nice.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 17, 2010 - 75 comments

Is this style of post appropriate for MetaFiilter?

Is this style of post really worthy of the site? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 28, 2009 - 53 comments

Rules of Relationship Filter

A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Oct 28, 2009 - 37 comments

AskMe Etiquette

Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 16, 2009 - 14 comments

Should I get my own blog?

In a FPP, how appropriate is it to post links to something, and then give additional information about the subject from a first hand perspective? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jul 22, 2009 - 70 comments

Walter Cronkite, never accused of pedophilia

So Michael Jackson gets an obit post re-do, but this is the best we can do for Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Jul 17, 2009 - 122 comments

Get Your Own Blog. Well, Perhaps I May...

Etiquette call: Using one's own comments on one's own blog? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 15, 2009 - 22 comments

No other information

If an FPP about a member (even if they happen to be famous) is posted, but it doesn't provide any fruitful information for others to right a situation where they feel they have been overcharged, then why is it allowed?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 29, 2009 - 7 comments

Cool? Not Cool?

Question regarding the use of AskMe: Is it appropriate/not appropriate to ask a question regarding the reputation of a specific company? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 22, 2009 - 13 comments

He ain't Ralph.

Someone to whom I am not married to has linked me in Contacts using the descriptor "Spouse." What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jun 16, 2009 - 1420 comments

Miracle Whip Zingr?

Miracle Whip Zingr beta? That deserves a graphic ad on the front page, even when logged in? Did the advertising guidelines change recently? [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas on May 12, 2009 - 135 comments

MetaTwitter? (or, Kill It While It's Young)

Is the @ tag really welcome in MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Apr 21, 2009 - 302 comments

What the dilly yo?

Why was my post bumped? [more inside]
posted by LilBucner on Apr 8, 2009 - 215 comments

Was this FPP really THAT Farkish?

Was this FPP really THAT Farkish? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 3, 2009 - 65 comments


Hey! I thought we didn't do people's homework for them. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 2, 2009 - 80 comments

Hope me understand

Would Metafilter admins appreciate deliberate shit-stirring on their site? If not, why encourage it elsewhere by approving the question?
posted by Krrrlson on Mar 7, 2009 - 245 comments

Does MeFi have a privacy policy?

Why doesn't Metafilter have a privacy policy? [more inside]
posted by genome4hire on Feb 9, 2009 - 275 comments

First They Came for the AskMe Questions About Rectal Porn...

People who choose to complain about a question instead of trying to answer it are bad enough as is, but it was so excessive for this question about porn that the question itself got deleted and I think that's really inappropriate. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Jan 13, 2009 - 244 comments

Policy clarification

Please elaborate as to why an informative, multi-link post on a distinct topic, without editorializing or inflammatory language merited deletion, while a one-sided, inflammatory, single-link Youtube post is considered best of the web. Why does the former need to be "added to one of the open threads" but not the latter?
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 6, 2009 - 253 comments

Anonymous questions of the most mundane order

Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Oct 21, 2008 - 55 comments

Cool or Not Cool?

Do we really want to post links to known IP thieves? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Oct 15, 2008 - 74 comments

What ever happened to respecting people's opinions?

I think this question violates the spirit of individual choice, and isn’t really appropriate for AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Oct 11, 2008 - 123 comments

Is it self posting if my wife is involved.

I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
posted by asavage on Oct 3, 2008 - 50 comments

Where to put MeFi post updates? Discuss

MetaFilter post updates that cannot be posted to the original thread should be posted to MetaFilter and abide by the New Post guidelines. MetaFilter post updates should not be posted to MetaTalk. MetaTalk...it's for site policy discussions, bug reports, and feature requests. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 22, 2008 - 8 comments

Email harvester

Is linking to email harvester sites okay? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 14, 2008 - 19 comments

No more dead baby jokes.

In the abandoned baby thread someone made a joke about dead babies. Then someone complained about it. So the new rule is, dead baby jokes are a bad thing on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Sep 11, 2008 - 227 comments

Are favorites not enough?

Please join me in flagging all comments with nothing to add but "QFT" as noise.
posted by vira on Sep 7, 2008 - 18 comments

If you're gay and in the military you get what you deserve, huh?

This comment in an AskMe thread posted by a gay veteran wanting suggestions for how to convince his military friends of the importance of considering gay issues in the coming election may not break the guidelines, but it's incredibly wrong-headed and I wanted to take issue with it here.
posted by orange swan on Sep 5, 2008 - 82 comments

HDMI Cables? Can I lift those with my pitchfork?

This post is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 3, 2008 - 38 comments

Yeah, really.

Yeah, really. It's topical (during a very political time, where such issues are being widely discussed), interesting, well-written, and had never been posted before. I honestly don't see the problem. Or is NewsFilter the rule? Does the date on this really matter?
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 1, 2008 - 23 comments

Clarification on reasons to delete answers

Poster asks: Does dating through craigslist actually work? I answered simply, "No." My answer's been deleted. This is not the first time my on-topic answers have been deleted from threads and I find it pretty annoying. Further, someone else posted "Yup" and there answer is still there. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 29, 2008 - 90 comments

No, my post is not about the Imageshack frog

What's the best way to link to a large image on Mefi? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 26, 2008 - 15 comments

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