I've marked a ton of threads on the blue and green as favorites for later reference (recipe questions, fitness recs, etc). When I want to find something later I either do a Google boolean search (ugh) or poke around and scroll through my favorites list, but both these options are a drag. [more inside]
Not academic references. I think someone was giving something handmade to his or her brother, and someone else might have suggested almanacs, but I can't find it, or anything like it. I'm looking for lists of useful things to be able to look up on a piece of paper, back of a book. I know my times table, and don't find much need to convert between weights. But my damned ADhDled brain can't remember or think of things I look up repeatedly.
Eleven years later, Metafilter and Kaycee Nicole is the subject of today's Now I Know (a daily email that I highly recommend).
With regards to AskMe: if I have experience with the subject of a question being asked, but my answer is anecdotal, unconventional, and basically just hard to support with any well-known reference, is it worth posting?