2018-05-11

Can the jury-duty court ask that?

Post 322106 by pipti deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Body cams for accused parents?

Post 322118 by Transl3y deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kinda loose and chatty "so I have an idea..." framing for Ask; probably better to do some research first and then if there's some more specific questions you have based on that to bring them over here vs. just brainstorming. -- cortex

2018-05-10

Wood for Chiminea in Toronto - firewood

Post 322078 by katesharks deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

2018-05-08

Why Do People Get Stuck? - solvingproblems aversetochange lettinggo

Post 322001 by VioletU deleted for the following reason: Sorry, questions about finding stuff on Mefi or AskMe should be posted in Metatalk -- go ahead and post this over there instead. -- LobsterMitten

2018-05-06

Can I Delete Or Edit Old Ask Meta Posts? - metafilter

Post 321918 by kbbbo deleted for the following reason: Sorry, questions about Metafilter itself should be posted at Metatalk, but the quick answer is that only mods can delete or edit a post, so you will need to contact the moderators to discuss. Drop us a line, and we can work it out. -- taz

2018-05-03

The Problematic Words of Rich White Dudes - transhumanism donaldtrump jeffbezos

Post 321824 by 0bvious deleted for the following reason: Not that rich white dudes haven't said a hell of a lot of problematic shit recently and otherwise, but it's not really clear why this is an Ask. If you've got something more specific you're looking to do besides just sort of round this stuff up, that needs to be clearer in the framing of the question. -- cortex

2018-04-29

Are my doubts in this relationship valid? Will I ever be happy? - relationships

Post 321693 by anon1129 deleted for the following reason: This sort of “here is everything: help!” post does not work here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2018-04-27

Bug ID - wtf scaryaf

Post 321643 by davidmsc deleted for the following reason: Hey, looks like your link didn't work -- if you can send me a corrected link in the next couple hours I can fix that for you and undelete, or you can post again tomorrow with the proper link if you prefer. -- Eyebrows McGee

2018-04-23

Should I stay or should I go? - Dating partners sex

Post 321504 by belliceNH deleted for the following reason: Repeated non-specific questions about the same relationship are not workable here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2018-04-22

Did my ex girlfriend break up with me in a fair manner?

Post 321455 by DPJ deleted for the following reason: There isn't a whole lot here that's really an answerable Ask MeFi question; if you have questions about how to e.g. process and move on from a breakup, that'd be a workable thing to regroup and ask about, but just a list of grievances and "was this fair" isn't really something folks can add more to or help you with beyond speculating about the context they don't have for it all. -- cortex

Where to submit an engineering challenge, for biggest returns? - pinewoodderby notecard notecards

Post 321467 by Quarter Pincher deleted for the following reason: The way this is written, you're almost certainly going to get zero answers to your actual question, and your own reply cements that. Drop us a line at the contact form if you want to talk about ways to fix it. -- restless_nomad

2018-04-21

Questions about Montclair NJ? - Newjersey

Post 321448 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: already posted -- taz

2018-04-19

What about government funding for political ad campaigns? - politics politicalSpending

Post 321366 by Mr. Papagiorgio deleted for the following reason: Hey, this kind of hypothetical is chatfilter by definition, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2018-04-18

Why does investing in a resource justify ownership? - philosophy property sociology

Post 321307 by mrmanvir deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete; it's not clear what answer people could give that makes this anything but chatfilter, basically asking people to spin just-so stories about this not-obvious premise. -- LobsterMitten

2018-04-17

Recording & saving calls.

Post 321260 by LOOKING deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

How do the apartments in project developments work? - writing

Post 321283 by fantasticness deleted for the following reason: This is not going to go the way you want. Come discuss with us at the contact form. -- LobsterMitten

2018-04-08

How do I let go of feeling that a 1.5yr relationship was meaningless? - break up regret

Post 320954 by Willow251 deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is continuing to use Ask as a processing space for something repeatedly, something we've already talked to you about needing to not continue doing. -- cortex

2018-04-05

What Causes Weak Belief? Only those on spiritual path firmly reply - trust faith soul

Post 320847 by watercarrier deleted for the following reason: This needs to be far more concrete in order to work as a question here. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2018-04-04

Am I crazy? - Depression lonely alone

Post 320824 by Deal deleted for the following reason: Hey there, I'm so sorry you're going through all this, but this kind of "here's everything" approach doesn't work on AskMetafilter, which is meant for smaller focused concrete questions. This really sounds like something where in-person and longer-term help is what's needed. The There Is Help page has a listing of crisis hotlines (including for texting or online chat) that may be able to help too. -- LobsterMitten

2018-04-02

Would extending fertility also extend youth in Human beings?

Post 320752 by fantasticness deleted for the following reason: Heya, there's an interesting and probably somewhat answerable question lurking in here about what we know about the science of fertility and senescence, but as framed this is kinda all over the place and chatty to the point where it's not really a good fit for Ask. -- cortex

2018-03-31

Do you think I'm special? - relationship dating

Post 320697 by LakeDream deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kind of conflating a potential focused personal question ("this is my specific experience, help me understand it") with a much broader generalized chatfilter sort of thing ("what do guys like"), and the while the former is a workable fit for Ask it needs to be reworked to be more just that without the broad, anything-goes framing. Maybe give this another go tomorrow with a more concrete, less poll-the-audience rewrite. -- cortex

Filing a complaint against a business in Indiana. - refund

Post 320694 by xm deleted for the following reason: Heya, “Chinese vs. non-Chinese” framing here is pretty not cool and is gonna doom any shot this might otherwise have at garnering useful answers about small biz refund type stuff. -- cortex

2018-03-30

Who else explores the world using Facebook Live? - livestreams anthropology ethnography

Post 320633 by stonepharisee deleted for the following reason: This needs to be more focused and less of a poll/survey-type question, please see here and here for more. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2018-03-26

Help me... lampshade.

Post 320515 by Armed Only With Hubris deleted for the following reason: necessary first link is broken; please repost later when it's fixed, thanks! -- taz

I am depressed and have recently lost my job. How do I deal with this?

Post 320511 by hexenkunst deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm very sorry you're dealing with this right now, and it may be possible to ask about some of this on Ask MetaFilter but it'll need some editing. If you are feeling suicidal or even just in crisis please reach out to someone trained to help; there is a list of resources on this There Is Help page. -- cortex