2014-12-29

You decided not to try and make your passion your job - why? - career arts

Post 273680 by JayAlfred deleted for the following reason: Heya, as framed this is pretty much chatfilter; if there's something more concrete here than "just curious", you need to give it another go and make it a lot clearer why you're asking or what you're trying to solve. -- cortex

My name is Connery. Sean Connery. - seanconnery

Post 273646 by Admiral Haddock deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is super confusingly phrased and isn't going to get you actual answers. Drop us a line at the contact form soon if you'd like to rewrite it. -- restless_nomad

Adultery 101 - gay affair crush

Post 273634 by Kwadeng deleted for the following reason: Sorry, all. I thought this was asking for specific advice, but apparently it was actually a request for general chatting about the topic, which is against site guidelines. -- taz

2014-12-27

Winter Post-Yuletide - music spotify artwork

Post 273574 by bbqturtle deleted for the following reason: This isn't really a good fit for Ask MeFi -- mathowie

2014-12-24

Is this original? I don't believe it, but can't find it. - humorreferencelawyer

Post 273481 by hexatron deleted for the following reason: This isn't really a question for Ask MeFi, sorry. -- mathowie

2014-12-22

How have you become OK with not being okay with some people? - conflict resolution tension

Post 273365 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

2014-12-21

REPETANCE / PİŞMANLIK FİLMİ AÇ İZLE - -

Post 273355 by filmdikizle deleted for the following reason: This does not appear to be a thing that should be here. -- cortex

2014-12-20

2014-12-18

Here's a few tips from the pros. - advice experts job

Post 273205 by Jubey deleted for the following reason: This is pretty much chatfilter. -- cortex

2014-12-16

Distinguish the achievements of Carl Freer from the fake allegations - technology

Post 273084 by dynamitewebsol deleted for the following reason: This is not what Ask Metafilter is for -- taz

2014-12-14

What he means when he says, "you make me a better person" - Dating analyzing relationships

Post 273010 by jenko deleted for the following reason: Sorry this is too open ended and considered chatfilter -- mathowie

Why do me and you and we all love (ask)Metafilter? - mefites

Post 273007 by BadgerDoctor deleted for the following reason: This would be best for Metatalk -- mathowie

Quonsmas? - giving

Post 272976 by bartlett deleted for the following reason: questions about mefi go in MetaTalk -- mathowie

2014-12-12

Why do mainstream Republicans want Jeb Bush to run for President? - politics

Post 272924 by feste deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this feels a bit too much like chatfilter. -- mathowie

What are some Spotify Playlists made by Mefis? - music compilation

Post 272901 by bbqturtle deleted for the following reason: Can you repost this to MetaTalk? MeFi-specific talk goes there and you will get more responses. -- mathowie

2014-12-11

Men who have had an affair - cheating

Post 272874 by Blackcow167 deleted for the following reason: This needs to be grounded in some kind of context in order to work - general survey questions aren't good fits for AskMe. Also, the anonymous feature might be a good idea. Feel free to contact us to discuss it. -- restless_nomad

2014-12-10

80s Music Experts Needed

Post 272805 by meta x zen deleted for the following reason: This is not really answerable as phrased, in any sort of objective or definitive way at least, and it will likely just lead to the same debate being continued here, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-12-09

What is your favorite episode of your favorite serial artwork? - cereal

Post 272788 by Bistle deleted for the following reason: This is too open-ended as it is. Contact us to provide a rewrite that gives context please. -- mathowie

2014-12-03

Why do I hate McSweeney's? - mcsweeneys

Post 272465 by emumimic deleted for the following reason: This isn't really a question, more like a rant. -- mathowie

Did I scare him away? - date sex

Post 272410 by akita deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but Ask Mefi is not really for ongoing processing of every step (with only slight differences) of a relationship, and you've asked these same questions very recently. -- taz

She's 42, a lesbian. and looks and dresses like a teenage boy. - lesbians

Post 272407 by BadgerDoctor deleted for the following reason: This is not a good question for Ask Metafilter -- taz

2014-11-29

Courtney and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone - cellphone apple iphone

Post 272241 by ourt deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

2014-11-27

Several months ago a friend killed himself. Is suicide ever permissible? - ethics bioethics genetics

Post 272172 by fignewton deleted for the following reason: Hey sorry, this is kind of too chatty and open-ended as it stands. If you want to refine it towards resources to help understand or something more specific you had in mind, let us know and we can reinstate it. -- mathowie

2014-11-24

Dealing with my anger and my mom's death - mourning infidelity coping

Post 272035 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: posters request -- LobsterMitten

2014-11-20

Her life has no solution. It is like a crime that cannot be undone. - depression panicdisorder socialphobia

Post 271851 by taichiofthedamned deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm sorry you're dealing with all this, but as written this doesn't really have any concrete question in it; if you want to get ahold of us real quick about a potential rewrite, please hit up the contact form, otherwise maybe give it another shot next week with more of a focused "this is what I'm looking for/trying to specifically get help with" approach. -- cortex

2014-11-18

Have you been to Samsun, Turkey?

Post 271732 by samsun deleted for the following reason: Not a question -- mathowie

"Touch?" Said she. "Then I flinched." Said he. - coworker romance dating

Post 271695 by ThrowbackDave deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this isn't at all presented well as a problem that people can help with. Please contact us if you have questions. -- taz

2014-11-16

How to be a great Mother Christmas?

Post 271596 by tanktop deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is too vague to answer. -- taz

2014-11-12

Should I take hormonal birth control if I am anxiety prone? - nuvaring depression

Post 271433 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: ooops, double -- mathowie

Transference Hell - Revisited/Conclusion - psychotherapy

Post 271423 by Jaspersen145 deleted for the following reason: hey, this isn't really how Ask MeFi works, we don't do followups this way. Please post to your original question. -- mathowie

Prescribed medicine that could kill/hurt a non-prescribed person? - suicide contra-indicated

Post 271398 by amorphatist deleted for the following reason: Sorry, I understand that this is phrased to be asking about a possible plot line sort of thing, but it still involves a concrete question about medication that can be used for suicide, which is against our guidelines. -- taz

2014-11-10

I am couple months pregnant, and we learned recently it is a boy. - feminism sexism anti-male

Post 271341 by the_hard_truth deleted for the following reason: This does not look like it has been posted in good faith. Please contact us to let us know what is going on here. -- cortex

2014-11-05

Why did Americans vote for Republicans? - Confused lost democrat

Post 271089 by bexpert deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kind of open-ended chatty and "here's my theory" to be something that's really gonna work well on Ask. -- cortex

2014-11-04

What is "close to perfect" in a SO/relationship? - imperfectly traits wrong

Post 271009 by DMVgirl deleted for the following reason: This is more venting + chatfilter than something that will work as an Ask Metafilter question. -- cortex

2014-11-03

Can you help me with this please - survey coffee advertsment

Post 270958 by Paul4455 deleted for the following reason: Sorry, surveys aren't an acceptable use of AskMe. -- restless_nomad

2014-11-01

Sketchy people aim to make it seem I'm doing stuff I'm not, & more. WtD? - social personalsafety

Post 270870 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: This is looking like something that needs medical help rather than Internet help, and the anonymity issue is confusing. Please contact us if you want to discuss it. Thanks. -- restless_nomad

Who to pay when bypassing the movie distributor? - copyright downloading guilt

Post 270865 by Captain Fetid deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but it isn't clear what the actual practical question is here. If it's a "just suppose" thing about a hypothetical, that's "chatfilter" which is against guidelines. If you are asking what address / who you could send money to, the question needs to be specific about that. Let us know if you have a concrete question. -- taz

2014-10-31

Everyone thinks they can write a book, is this excerpt good enough? - writing

Post 270855 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: accidental approval -- cortex

Love being a decision

Post 270821 by Asian_Hunnie deleted for the following reason: This isn't really an answerable question, or specific enough to get good answers. -- mathowie

2014-10-30

How do I better cope with being ignored? - Friends socialrelations

Post 270802 by thoughtful_analyst deleted for the following reason: Hey, thoughtful_analyst, there's way too much stuff in here for one question and maybe an account issue here as well; please check your email. -- cortex

What can I do with the rest of my life? - advice academics arts

Post 270789 by PHINC deleted for the following reason: Hey, there way too much "here's links to my stuff" in this; if you want to reframe this as a question without all the outbound links, that's fine, but as written this isn't gonna work. -- cortex

2014-10-29

the fragile surface tension of heterosexual groups? - gender sexuality gay

Post 270755 by neil pierce deleted for the following reason: This isn't really a question and doesn't make too much sense, maybe rewrite/try again next week? -- mathowie

2014-10-22

It's not Metafilter, it's me. - HTML pagelayout theinternetisaconfusingplace

Post 270366 by Time To Sharpen Our Knives deleted for the following reason: Questions about the site itself need to go to Metatalk; you can go ahead and post this there if you'd like. -- taz

2014-10-19

Can men really love women in a way that doesn't involve lying to them? - honesty trust respect

Post 270195 by Chrysalis deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this isn't the sort of thing Ask Metafilter is for. -- taz

2014-10-18

Feeling like I have no love left to give - marriage depression suicidal

Post 270181 by The Biggest Dreamer deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry you're having a rough time, but questions relating to suicide aren't ones AskMe is equipped to handle. Please do contact us if you want to tweak this. Thanks. -- restless_nomad

2014-10-17

What was that thread: Story about obscure deceased Mexican folk artist - mexico death posthumous

Post 270150 by 2N2222 deleted for the following reason: Post this in MetaTalk please! -- mathowie

Clip from old (1940s?) kid's TV show? - kids creepy

Post 270123 by malphigian deleted for the following reason: Hey, considering this is Metafilter-related, please post it to MetaTalk, thanks! -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-10-16

I don't have to pee on a stick - Pregnancy coping notpregnant

Post 270101 by Suffocating Kitty deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

2014-10-15

So, I've got this Modernist & Postmodernist Art and Theory class...

Post 270058 by ourt deleted for the following reason: We can't really help you with your homework, doubly so when it is based on class lectures no one here saw. -- mathowie

2014-10-14

Who can help me to choose a coffee substitute brand name? - beverage fava beans

Post 270006 by Paul4455 deleted for the following reason: This is not what Ask MetaFilter is for at all. -- mathowie

2014-10-13

Can you just recommend me a book? Oh God! - bookdecisions booksforthelazy

Post 269937 by turbid dahlia deleted for the following reason: Sorry, without a little more constraint than Literally Any Book this is too chatty to make sense here. -- cortex

2014-10-11

I just finished a screenplay and I need help to actualize it - writing movie moviemaking

Post 269860 by sunslice deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but "Any general advice would be welcome but a me-mail with some real contact information is what I'm really after" is basically immediate disqualification for this as a good use of Ask Metafilter. -- cortex

Can bald, (slightly) overweight men ever be considered attractive? - self image fat

Post 269858 by cyrusw8 deleted for the following reason: This is kind of loosely goosed and chatty for Ask Mefi. -- cortex

2014-10-07

What is your favorite science fiction novel and why? - books recommendations sciencefiction

Post 269646 by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is a bit too much of chatfilter -- mathowie

2014-10-06

Looking to dig up an old question about relationship experiences... - relationships

Post 269595 by incolorinred deleted for the following reason: Heya, questions about the site itself go in Metatalk, not here; feel free to repost this over there. -- cortex

2014-10-05

1st redesign of my blog's logo in 7 years! What do you think? - logos blogs

Post 269498 by jshare deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but Ask Mefi isn't for voting / surveys, etc. -- taz

2014-10-03

Do house-cats get high? - and Weed

Post 269408 by Kilovolt deleted for the following reason: This is kind of loosy-goosy as presented; if you've got a specific question about what's know about different species' reaction to marijuana, you need to rewrite accordingly, but if you're just asking about anecdotal weed+cats opinions that's pretty much chatfilter and not gonna work. -- cortex

2014-10-02

What helped you improve socially?

Post 269381 by markbao deleted for the following reason: This is chat filter, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Who knows Ruby or Ruby on Rails and wants a job? - computerprogamming softwaredeveloping rubyonrails

Post 269378 by nerdia12 deleted for the following reason: This needs to either be a general question or go directly in Jobs. Hit us up at the contact form to sort it out. -- restless_nomad

2014-09-30

Please help me find this mug

Post 269264 by TRUELOTUS deleted for the following reason: Asking exactly the same question twice isn't likely to be productive, nor is it really ok. -- restless_nomad

2014-09-28

Adderall + sugar = ? - ADHD sucrose dextrose

Post 269191 by rbw deleted for the following reason: This needs not not be presented as a "participate in my experiment!" situation to work here. Hit us up at the contact form if you have questions. -- restless_nomad

need help with summation and multiplication loops in python - programming question math

Post 269182 by Rickjames59 deleted for the following reason: This is a classic "do my homework" question and as such not appropriate for here. -- restless_nomad

In your opinion, which Tintin Book/s do you think are the best ??

Post 269169 by maxmix deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter. -- taz

2014-09-26

Passionate men and attractiveness - confidence hobby interest

Post 269064 by speedoavenger deleted for the following reason: This needs to be significantly more concrete and narrowly worded to work here. Right now it's too much of a survey or "chatfilter", sorry. Here's the FAQ on what things can help make an AskMe question go well. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-09-23

Help identify our CBC bicycle benefactors - samaratians

Post 268954 by Cogito deleted for the following reason: Yeah, sorry this is a bit weird for Ask MeFi, and would amount to a subtle doxxing if people starting digging up every reporter's name and bio. Probably best to contact the CBC directly and ask? -- mathowie

2014-09-21

Lyme disease; I need help like now.

Post 268842 by A Terrible Llama deleted for the following reason: at poster's request -- mathowie

Dealing with PTSD in the wake of Robin Williams' Death - suicide suicidalideations suicidalthoughts

Post 268835 by Forensic_taco deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry you're dealing with these suicidal thoughts, the There Is Help page should offer more resources than what we can do here. -- mathowie

2014-09-19

What is your favorite Wuthering Heights movie? - film DVD TV

Post 268716 by lynnie-the-pooh deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, but this is pretty much textbook chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

The Psychology of Homelessness - Psychological/Spiritual Factors - origins

Post 268708 by watercarrier deleted for the following reason: This might not be the best way to frame this question if you want to get useful answers. Contact us if you have any questions about this. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-09-18

Is it too late to claim PPI? - misoldppi

Post 268655 by pkogn77 deleted for the following reason: Your attempts at Astroturfing will not work here. You are not welcome back. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-09-14

Career change in mid-30's - Follow your heart or your head? - Careerchange parachute ageism

Post 268449 by emma33UK deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is framed in a way that's too long and little too much "here's my thoughts about some stuff" vs. just a concrete question to really work for Ask. Redrafting it more focused and asking again would be fine; feel free to check with us at the contact form if you want more info. -- cortex

There's a first time for everything, what was yours? - FirstTime FirstTimeForEverything

Post 268442 by Nanukthedog deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter; if you have a specific problem to solve, please contact us soonish, so we can edit the question to reflect that. -- taz

I have dual United Kingdom and Australian citizenship. But I'm Scottish. - scotland britain passport

Post 268441 by evil_esto deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

2014-09-09

Why do cats knock over glasses? - catbehavior catpsychology

Post 268222 by Captain Cardanthian! deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this isn't really answerable as formulated, and is just going to get a lot of cats-are-weird or chatfilter whimsical answers (cute but not what the site is for). Please contact us soonish if you'd like to edit to make this workable. Thanks. -- taz

2014-09-08

So, my work just told me that I owe them over 1000 dollars - insurance

Post 268160 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: oops, double -- cortex

Why is asking for money ; not gifts at weddings considered faux pax ? - cash weddinggifts

Post 268124 by harisund deleted for the following reason: AskMe isn't intended as the starting point for debates, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Can someone help me create an account online? (I am in China)

Post 268110 by yoyo_nyc deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but Ask Metafilter isn't for asking for favors -- taz

2014-09-07

How do I avoid paying taxes on an international purchase?

Post 268084 by AngryTypingGuy deleted for the following reason: This doesn't really feel like a good idea for Ask. -- cortex

2014-09-05

Which is more reliable - gut reaction or reflection? - intutition

Post 267988 by WinterSolstice deleted for the following reason: Sorry this is so vague to be fairly unanswerable. -- mathowie

2014-09-01

How can I collect (ghostwriting assignments) payments anonymously? - paymentsecrecy sellerconfidentiality

Post 267728 by Basque13 deleted for the following reason: This isn't gonna work for Ask Metafilter. -- cortex

2014-08-29

UK website that lets you book private cinema shows: - resolved

Post 267564 by priorpark17 deleted for the following reason: Twist ending for sure, but considering they all lived happily ever after I'm inclined to roll the credits on this one. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-08-26

How do I contact Alex Randall? - internt junkwise

Post 267397 by Musashi Daryl deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is not what Ask Metafilter is for -- taz

2014-08-24

genomic conflict, geological timescale/human war energy used parity - biology warfare genomics

Post 267322 by oonh deleted for the following reason: Hey, this needs to be a lot clearer and more specific to work here. -- cortex

2014-08-20

Philosophy - World view Mistakes

Post 267118 by nidora deleted for the following reason: Heya, as framed this is way too broad of a philosophical question to be really workable at all as an Ask Metafilter question. -- cortex

In-Perfect Drugs - medicine

Post 267117 by wcfields deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but this is pretty much chatfilter -- taz

2014-08-06

An epiphany on eighth-generation VHS. - cult video

Post 266342 by eschatfische deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this seems like chatfilter. -- mathowie

2014-08-05

alaamiah

Post 266304 by alaamiah deleted for the following reason: So long, spammer -- mathowie

2014-08-04

Help Me Finish My Sears-Kit Home's Bathroom! - renovation tile paint

Post 266241 by Quisp Lover deleted for the following reason: Questions on AskMe need to be *on* AskMe, not a third-party site. Sorry! -- restless_nomad

2014-08-01

Running into an ex bf/gf - how does it feel? - relationships

Post 266090 by Kat_Dubs deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter -- taz

2014-07-31

Installing Minecraft mods on a Mac - pixelmon

Post 266082 by bluedaisy deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

Incompatible Food Triad

Post 266060 by beshtya deleted for the following reason: This is really a conversation prompt, not a question, and as such doesn't work here. Sorry. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-29

What is so bad about PUA? - relationships

Post 265966 by molamola deleted for the following reason: This doesn't seem like a good question for Ask MetaFilter -- mathowie

Men Getting Relationships They Want - single mates

Post 265920 by InterestedInKnowing deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but the first part of this sounds like chatfilter, and second part that contains a question is far too vague and general. Please contact us soonish if you'd like to edit this to ask a specific concrete question. -- taz

2014-07-24

FF extension or GM script that block specific word discussions? - Firefox Greasemonkey blocker

Post 265644 by Meep! Eek! deleted for the following reason: MeFi-specific questions belong in MetaTalk, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-07-23

screaming kids on the street too noisy, any code in NYC? - noise complain complaint

Post 265623 by pack2themoon deleted for the following reason: This is not going to work here in its present form. Mefimail me within an hour or so if you want to revise. -- LobsterMitten

food du jour in hipsterland - HipsterDiet FoodForHipsters

Post 265581 by travelwithcats deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but as-is this is chatfilter; if you have a more specific problem folks can help with, please contact us soonish so we can edit and undelete. -- taz

2014-07-19

Do you work in an open office? Help me with my homework! - research floorplan school

Post 265389 by schooley deleted for the following reason: Both surveys and homework questions are a no-go here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-18

how to die by heart attack - death 70

Post 265375 by herox deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is not a question Ask Metafilter can help you with. -- cortex

2014-07-13

Help me find a thread about compassion fatigue and evolution. - globalcitizen

Post 265062 by Twicketface deleted for the following reason: Heya, questions about the site (including "where on the site was this old thing") should go in Metatalk; feel free to repost this over there. -- cortex

2014-07-12

How can I deal with aggressive people who don't understand boundaries? - bullying abuse stalking

Post 265038 by quiet earth deleted for the following reason: Hey there - sorry, as written, this is too vague to be answerable in a useful way. Contact me if you'd like to try editing in the next hour or so. -- LobsterMitten

Friends, Romans, Healthy People, lend me your experience! - chronicpain pain

Post 265032 by The Almighty Mommy Goddess deleted for the following reason: Hey there, this is pretty unanswerable as written. If you can get back to me within the next hour or two with some more specific questions, I can edit and revive the post. -- LobsterMitten

A Hateful Mother and a Wonderful Partner - Love Relationship Family

Post 265016 by 8LeggedFriend deleted for the following reason: There isn't really a question here. -- LobsterMitten

2014-07-11

Bad Roommate III: I'd fucking stab myself but she wouldn't ever clean it - roommates someonejustmercykillmeplease

Post 264989 by dekathelon deleted for the following reason: This isn't going well at all, OP, I think you got enough answers and you're not going to get much more out of three threads about an apartment/roommate issue. -- mathowie

2014-07-10

I am a student, need advice on landlord who is taking advantage - rent housing

Post 264934 by cheetahchick deleted for the following reason: This is too long for the posting form and got cut off. Contact us if you want to do a rewrite in the next little while. -- restless_nomad

What conversations should I have before living in sin? - movingin cohabiting relationship

Post 264914 by erstwhile ungulate deleted for the following reason: Hey, drop us a line at the contact form, will you? -- restless_nomad

2014-07-08

My girl friends feelings toward her ex - relationship advice talking

Post 264849 by mbn1455 deleted for the following reason: There is not really a question to be answered here -- mathowie

Help buying something from Germany? Any MeFites in the Hanover area? - Fabric shopping

Post 264845 by Mimzy deleted for the following reason: This is a probably better fit for MeFi Jobs -- mathowie

Survey: When would you call/inform the landlord about a neighbor? - apartment neighbors

Post 264826 by bibliophilia deleted for the following reason: Hey, so, survey questions are not something we do here. If you want answers to a specific question, that's fine, but as structured this won't work at all. -- restless_nomad

Export the full text of Metafilter favorites - fulltext

Post 264795 by guy72277 deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but questions about Metafilter belong in Metatalk, so go ahead and post this over there! -- taz

2014-07-06

Geek blogs from feminist/minority perspective? - nerd feminism minorities

Post 264696 by Political Funny Man deleted for the following reason: Good question, but you've written this more in a blogpost style with a lot of links, and the "previously" cites that aren't necessary for answering the question. Please contact us soonish to do a quick edit. Thanks. -- taz

2014-07-03

Does any one have a spare invite to purchase a OnePlus One smartphone? - Android OnePlusOne CyanogenMod

Post 264594 by danmcegan deleted for the following reason: This is not an appropriate question, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-02

Are you paranoid? Where do you go for the best paranoid news? - Conspiracy Theories Politics

Post 264569 by ProfLinusPauling deleted for the following reason: This is oddly too self-promotional for a question. Hit the contact form if you want to rewrite this with just a straightforward question. -- mathowie

2014-07-01

Austin TX - photo of downtown partying

Post 264505 by OnTheLastCastle deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is totally not something that you can use Ask Metafilter for. -- cortex

2014-06-28

Hidden gems - askmefi questions posts

Post 264303 by dinosaurprincess deleted for the following reason: Sorry, questions about Metafilter belong on Metatalk - go ahead and post this over there. -- LobsterMitten

2014-06-27

Idea for Metafilter Post - FPP

Post 264251 by joecacti deleted for the following reason: Questions specifically relating to Metafilter belong in MetaTalk, sorry about the hassle. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Whitewash Mefi? - internet MefiInWhite MetaInWhite

Post 264245 by marienbad deleted for the following reason: Issues relating specifically to Metafilter really belong in MetaTalk or at the contact form; if problems persist, send us a note and we'll do some more troubleshootin'. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-06-26

How to calculate estimate of price per share? - dividend discount model

Post 264241 by dy deleted for the following reason: Sorry, you can't use Ask Metafilter to do your homework for you. -- LobsterMitten

2014-06-25

Having difficulty figuring out my sexuality, what can I do? - confused gay straight

Post 264189 by wak5700 deleted for the following reason: This doesn't sound like you are gay at all, but having trouble interacting with women, and kind of talks about being gay in a disrespectful way. Maybe try again next week without all the mentions of gayness? -- mathowie

2014-06-24

How do you like art when celebrities are so terrible? - entertainment

Post 264115 by WhathaveIdonenow? deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is essentially chatfilter, there aren't really any definite answers. -- mathowie

Help me find contact information for Dr. Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt? - actovegin munich wolfhart

Post 264111 by crawltopslow deleted for the following reason: Sounds like the hospital hides a busy doctor's contact info for a reason. Sorry, this isn't really a good question for ask metafilter. -- mathowie

2014-06-23

Ahso! - translate teacup japanese

Post 264062 by IfIShouldEverComeBack deleted for the following reason: Hey there, please check your MefiMail re: editing your question's title. -- LobsterMitten

Boyfriend stops fooling around abruptly - goes to "shower" (masturbate) - relationships sex boyfriends

Post 264053 by crawmama deleted for the following reason: Sorry, as posed, this is pretty chatfiltery/amirite-ish. -- LobsterMitten

2014-06-22

NSFW: "Spit or swallow" - Discussion - oralsex sex blowjob

Post 264004 by SummerLikeIce deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is pretty much chatfilter -- mathowie

2014-06-20

Will genealogy move towards Wikipedia-like openness? - ancestry family

Post 263929 by snarfois deleted for the following reason: This needs to be a question, not an essay, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Does "moo-moo/mumu" = "dog" in some language? Or is it something worse? - asian

Post 263898 by rough deleted for the following reason: This has a few problems... it seems there are some ethnic presumptions and/or jokes that are not going to help get a good answer (and snarky comments are definitely not what Ask Metafilter is for). Please contact us soonish if you'd like to edit this to work better here. Thanks. -- taz

2014-06-18

What is your most favorite book (or book series) of all time?

Post 263767 by Amalie-Suzette deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the delay on this, but without a little more specificity about the sorts of books you'd like, this runs too close to just "What's Your Favorite?" general chatfilter -- taz

2014-06-17

Band Aids (not Groupies) - do they still exist? - concerts bands live

Post 263700 by Ogdog13 deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is really more you chatting about stuff than actually asking a direct concrete question. Please check out the FAQ for more info. -- taz

2014-06-12

Your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation - science history

Post 263470 by markbao deleted for the following reason: Heya, I dig edge.org but transplanting this to Ask is actually basically chatfilter. -- cortex

2014-06-11

How can I feel less depressed about being single? - miserable angry lonely

Post 263399 by summertimesadness1988 deleted for the following reason: Heya, I am sorry you're having a hard time but you cannot keep asking the same basic question repeatedly here. -- cortex

2014-06-10

Should I wait for Love or should I settle? - true truth infatuation

Post 263371 by red47Apple deleted for the following reason: Hey there, maybe contact us for a rewrite? This doesn't read like a question with any details looking for answers. -- mathowie

2014-06-07

It's time to do this once and for all - dental restoration newyork

Post 263169 by marsbar77 deleted for the following reason: Hey there, so sorry, but we don't allow questions about suicide (or that suggest suicide could be an outcome). Please contact us if you would like to talk about this. -- taz

2014-06-05

Not sure what to say to a suicidal friend? - advice

Post 263068 by Cybria deleted for the following reason: I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. But "no questions about suicide" is one of the few guidelines we're generally quite strict about enforcing, I hope you understand. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-06-03

2014-06-02

Trouble with girls, and people in general. Is this just who I am? - pain bitterness hate

Post 262916 by ggp88 deleted for the following reason: I am really sorry this is something you're dealing with but this isn't really a workable Ask Metafilter question; if you are having suicidal thoughts, please contact a crisis professional. You are also welcome to get ahold of us via the contact form if you want. -- cortex

Therapist's liability for suicide - suicidal suicidality therapy

Post 262873 by frankly mister deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is a combo of suicide question +/or hypothetical for discussion's sake that doesn't work for Ask Metafilter -- taz

2014-05-30

Meta-phor filter: Life is NOT struggle - metaphor

Post 262776 by Prof Iterole deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is chatfilter. -- restless_nomad

2014-05-28

Is he just the really caring and compassionate guy I am in love with? - addiction

Post 262656 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: -- cortex

Talking about texts - texting relationships romance

Post 262615 by yeahyeahyeah deleted for the following reason: As posted this is a little too close to "chatfilter" to work well here I'm afraid. I think it'd be fine if reposted with less of a blow-by-blow rundown of the texts and more on why you're asking / what you specifically need help with here. Contact us if you have any questions. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-05-27

correct international clothing sizes - conversions conversion

Post 262587 by fries deleted for the following reason: Heya, this a little too much like a poll rather than an Ask Metafilter question to really work here. -- cortex

Help. I think I've lost my mind. - Mental health crisis

Post 262573 by loquacious deleted for the following reason: You can't ask this question here. Contact us via the Contact form if you want to talk through it with someone. -- jessamyn

2014-05-23

I promise, i'm not trying to create any causality loops. - timetravel timemachine money

Post 262371 by emptythought deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter -- taz

2014-05-20

Ambivalent about getting closer - friend confusion

Post 262186 by tanktop deleted for the following reason: Sorry to be a pain but this needs to be phrased in more concrete terms / more narrowly focused on a specific question in order to work as a question here. Contact us if you have any questions about this. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-05-19

Could there possibly be some way AROUND Comcast? - netneutrality

Post 262135 by eeby deleted for the following reason: Yeah, hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter/debatefilter, more rant than question in this form. Maybe think about this and re-post later as a concrete utilitarian question folks can help you with. -- taz

2014-05-18

What are the scents of the countryside? - wildherbs fragrantweeds aromaticweeds

Post 262130 by serena15221 deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is basically chat-filter as framed. If you'd like help identifying specific plants, maybe post some photos and people can assist. Or if you'd like recommendations for plant ID sites, you can ask for that, but this is too general. -- taz

I'm so full of pain and bitterness and I need some hope. - hate depression sadness

Post 262101 by ggp88 deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm sorry you are dealing with all this, but this is unfortunately like you note pretty all-over-the-place and there's not really a concrete question here. Maybe rewrite a s more focused "this is what I'm asking for" sort of thing and repost next week? -- cortex

2014-05-16

Image text scanner? - jpeg photo pic

Post 262034 by zardoz deleted for the following reason: Hey there, no biggie, but questions about "does anybody remember this Mefi post" go on MetaTalk. Go ahead and post this over there. -- LobsterMitten

2014-05-13

Help Me Grease My Monkey - MetaFilter Greasemonkey userscripts

Post 261817 by briank deleted for the following reason: Yeah, this should really go in MetaTalk. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-05-12

2 weeks to live...what to do? - death

Post 261770 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: I'm very sorry you are facing this, and it's fine if you don't want this attached to your account. But we would not have approved this question through the normal anon process and upon conferring among the mods, it's not ok to skirt that process for a very intense but open question like this. -- LobsterMitten

Does the world really need another writer? - writing writers

Post 261750 by sam_harms deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry but yeah, this is so general that it's basically chatfilter, rather than "help me solve this concrete problem" -- taz

2014-05-11

Do you think Marco Rubio is qualified to be President? - politics

Post 261723 by pallen123 deleted for the following reason: This is pretty much chatfilter -- mathowie

2014-05-10

How do I get revenge on my rapist/sexually abusive ex-boyfriend? - buddhism rape abuse

Post 261705 by sevenofspades deleted for the following reason: Revenge questions aren't going to work here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2014-05-09

When I hear 'Full-Stack Developer', I reach for my revolver. - software engineering code

Post 261620 by j_curiouser deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is formulated more as a chatfilter ranty my-opinion thing than an actual problem to be solved. If you have a concrete question, please contact us (soonish!) to edit and we can undelete. -- taz

2014-05-08

Good deed request for someone who lives in Berkeley, CA - liver cancer ginger

Post 261614 by mysterious_stranger deleted for the following reason: Hey, I'm so very sorry about this, but Ask Metafilter isn't for asking favors. Maybe try asking on Chat. -- taz

Need English translation of Spanish movie "Yoyes" in NYC A.S.A.P.! - movies

Post 261594 by DMelanogaster deleted for the following reason: This isn't really what Ask MeFi is for, sorry. -- mathowie

2014-05-07

Is taking Clonazepam 7 times a month at 1.5 mg safe to avoid withdrawals - drugs addiction

Post 261550 by Jack V deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry you're having trouble with this, but questions this specific need to be answered by someone other than The Internet. -- restless_nomad

How unusual is my wickedly efficient internal clock? - sleep

Post 261506 by Jamesonian deleted for the following reason: As presented this is too much on the chatfilter side; possibly reworkable, please check your MeMail in a couple of minutes. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-05-05

A world without the boy who lived - harrypotter jkrowling bookseries

Post 261425 by Youremyworld deleted for the following reason: This needs to be a totally different sort of question for it not to be total chatfilter. -- jessamyn

2014-05-03

Now I hate your kids. It's your own fault. - Facebookfilters

Post 261318 by crankyrogalsky deleted for the following reason: This needs to be a question, not a rant. Drop us a line at the contact form soonish if you want to edit it. -- restless_nomad

God damn it, you've got to be kind. - baby newborn speech

Post 261300 by dmd deleted for the following reason: This is very sweet, but chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

Is it common for women to not have much friends?

Post 261296 by Asian_Hunnie deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is pretty much chatfilter -- taz

2014-05-02

Anybody else think "tl;dr" is stupid as a reply? - tldr

Post 261290 by Fayrose deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

How do I contact Alex Etel or his agent? - media infamy

Post 261283 by Musashi Daryl deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is not something that AskMetafilter can help you with. -- LobsterMitten

2014-05-01

Advice for creating a PowerPoint on Mindfulness and Acupuncture in Preg - tcm school

Post 261236 by TRUELOTUS deleted for the following reason: This is very much the definition of "Do my homework for me", sorry -- restless_nomad

2014-04-30

How many pairs of shoes do well-dressed women have? - closet clothing

Post 261128 by myntu deleted for the following reason: The "poll the audience" angle pushes this into chatfilter territory I'm afraid. Should be easy to fix by making it more practical / applying it to your specific situation -- I'll MeMail you in a few minutes to see if we can work it out soonish. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-04-29

Did anyone tried Subsonic over here?

Post 261080 by Andy S. deleted for the following reason: This is a self-link and you are banned. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-04-28

Help me with my Developmental Psychology homework please? - health adolescence sex

Post 261010 by Che boludo! deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but asking for help with homework is against the guidelines, actually! -- taz

2014-04-25

Which is more boring--the Koran or the Book of Mormon? - bookofmormon mormonism islam

Post 260891 by r0w deleted for the following reason: This is pretty much chatfilter. -- cortex

What are deal-breakers for you? - dealbreakers dating relationships

Post 260874 by DeadFlagBlues deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter -- taz

Suggestions for quick, no-fuss suicide method? - cancer

Post 260872 by Ursula Hitler deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but suicide questions are not allowed; please contact us if you'd like to talk. -- taz

2014-04-24

Please help me write an inspirational play by sharing your life story

Post 260822 by myselfasme deleted for the following reason: Can't really do this here. If you have a specific problem to be solved that is fine, but just a group share is too chatfilter to be okay here. -- jessamyn

Does anyone want info on what happens when the DEA investigates you? - investigation

Post 260809 by fieldcannotbeblank deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but no, definitely not appropriate for Ask Metafilter. More info here. -- taz

2014-04-23

My insecurity is killing my relationship - Longdistance trust love

Post 260750 by kinoeye deleted for the following reason: I'm so sorry you're going through this. However this needs to be more focused on a practical question in order for it to work here. Please check your MeMail, or contact us if you have any questions. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Serrurerie paris 20 - serrurier 75020 arrondissement

Post 260746 by NDEFREE deleted for the following reason: Vous présentez le spam? Vous recevez le ban. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-04-22

What do you make of "promposals"?

Post 260741 by mermily deleted for the following reason: Hey there, you've got some answerable questions here wrapped up in chatfilter - if you'd like to quickly rewrite, hit me up at the contact form in the next hour or so. -- LobsterMitten

2014-04-18

The Question Is, What Questions to Ask - MetaChat FridayQuestion RandomProphetofDoom

Post 260547 by bearwife deleted for the following reason: This is pretty much a double ("I want more answers to this previous question"); if you'd like to revise to specify something about what you're looking for, hit me up at the contact form in the next hour or so? -- LobsterMitten

2014-04-16

Verbal abuse from pedestrians is ruining my um... self esteem? - verbalabuse urbanetiquette cycling

Post 260402 by evil_esto deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry, but this needs a narrower, more practical focus to work well here, and perhaps be a bit more neutrally worded if we want to avoid a general debate on traffic. Contact us if you have any questions, thanks. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

Impending pet death (probably). How do I take care of the remains? - cremation cats loss

Post 260400 by Because deleted for the following reason: OP, please check your MeFi Mail. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-04-15

How strong should I be to be able to run through a brick wall unharmed? - strength

Post 260387 by mrbigmuscles deleted for the following reason: This is pretty handwavey chatfilter stuff. -- cortex

2014-04-12

Sending an email to your future self - futuremeorg past present

Post 260211 by cashman deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, as it stands this is pretty much chatfilter. Maybe put it in MetaTalk since it is a followup to an FPP? -- LobsterMitten

2014-04-09

Can I build you a web app? - software micropreneur startup

Post 260037 by ragaskar deleted for the following reason: Maybe post this to Jobs? -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-04-07

Can you identify the artist who painted this picture? - christianliaigre painting

Post 259969 by Dragonness deleted for the following reason: Poster's request. -- LobsterMitten

Why does Metafilter require that new users don't post for a week? - initiation prohibition askmetafilter

Post 259952 by mrmanvir deleted for the following reason: hey there -- this needs to go to MetaTalk -- jessamyn

Pay someone Seattle area to help w/ my computer projects - Windows8 SamsungTablet Android43

Post 259946 by yazi deleted for the following reason: Heya, if you're looking to hire someone from metafilter this needs to be something for Jobs, not Ask. -- cortex

2014-04-06

There are many om shantis but this one is mine - songID chanting omshanti

Post 259885 by juliplease deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- restless_nomad

2014-04-05

Mentally ill, crazy, schizo, psycho, nut job, loony, whack job, insane - discrimination fairness

Post 259856 by i'magirl deleted for the following reason: Site discussions need to go to MetaTalk not here. -- jessamyn

2014-04-04

Tapping the wisdom of the hivemind: Mid 20's and need career advice - career-change jobs work

Post 259782 by Driven deleted for the following reason: Heya, it's fine if you want to ask a question here in a "I post a question, people answer it in the thread" capacity, but asking for people to specifically discuss stuff via mefimail instead isn't what Ask Metafilter is for. -- cortex

2014-04-03

Should I retake classes this summer? - graduate school professional

Post 259718 by cotton dress sock deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

2014-04-02

Need Help with Discrete Math Problems - Discretemath Proofs

Post 259659 by Jangatroo deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a little too straight-up "do my homework" to be workable for Ask Metafilter. -- cortex

2014-03-30

"Transcendence", the movie. - Ray Kurzweil Technological

Post 259526 by CollectiveMind deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is chatfilter. -- taz

15 seconds with President Obama. What do you say? - potus oval office

Post 259507 by steve.wdc deleted for the following reason: If this is an actual problem to be solved, it needs that context. If not, it's just chatfilter. -- restless_nomad

2014-03-29

Test Post II

Post 259457 by pb deleted for the following reason: Done! -- pb

Test Post

Post 259456 by pb deleted for the following reason: test complete. -- pb

2014-03-28

What if - High

Post 259447 by lain deleted for the following reason: We are like... chatfilter, man. -- LobsterMitten

When and for how much did OSU football season tickets sell last year? - seasontickets ohiostate ohiostateuniversity

Post 259428 by crawltopslow deleted for the following reason: Sorry, AskMe can't help you if you're explicitly asking how to do something illegal. -- LobsterMitten

2014-03-26

Her horrible diet is tearing us apart. Help! - marriage eatinghealthy eatinghabits

Post 259322 by CommonSense deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- taz

2014-03-23

Can anyone think of some ways Poor people are smarter than Rich people? - vs 1 99

Post 259123 by sunnyblues48 deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, this is pretty much chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

2014-03-21

What would a giant spider smell like? - arthropod insect odor

Post 259062 by One Second Before Awakening deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is classic chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

2014-03-20

What if E=2MC2? - science Einstein physics

Post 258947 by StickyCarpet deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is chatfilter -- taz

2014-03-19

What binoculars or telescope should I buy to spy on my girlfriend? - rearwindow

Post 258943 by boots deleted for the following reason: This isn't going to work as written. Hit us up at the contact form if you want to rewrite it. -- restless_nomad

2014-03-18

This rain barrel has a hole in the bottom of it! - caulk spigot leak

Post 258872 by carsonb deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- jessamyn

2014-03-14

Tattoos: 417, 340. What do they mean? - prison numbermeanings

Post 258721 by Incoherent Cockroach deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but the combination of personal info here makes this way too identifying of a third party. Contact us soonish if you'd like to edit to fix that. Thanks. -- taz

Sex positions for disabled woman who can't straddle? - nsfw

Post 258708 by snow_mac deleted for the following reason: Hey, this is just a repeat of a previous question you asked, and that one is still open; AskMe doesn't really allow for asking straight-up the same question over again. -- LobsterMitten

What are some of the dynamics of the patterning of speech in daily life? - OU literature

Post 258683 by Musashi Daryl deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is sort of unclear and framed more as a discussion prompt than a concrete question. -- cortex

2014-03-13

What is the rest of this website all about? - metafilter

Post 258614 by AppleTurnover deleted for the following reason: Answer #1 is questions about Metafilter go on MetaTalk! You can repost this there, if you like. -- restless_nomad

2014-03-12

Guest or Customer - language

Post 258587 by Leenie deleted for the following reason: Heya, there may be an answerable "what's the etiology of this usage" question about language here if you want to try rewriting it, but as is this comes off more as a "this is annoying, amirite?" rant than a workable askme. -- cortex

2014-03-08

Doodling on Holy books: Is it offensive and should we care? - atheism design drawign

Post 258361 by Pointless Diagrams deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, this is chatfilter; AskMetafilter does not allow open-ended discussion questions like this. -- LobsterMitten

Looking for a career - engineering

Post 258356 by bmlee deleted for the following reason: Hi there - it is okay to ask for advice here, but AskMetafilter is not a place to ask for a job. If you would like to re-write your post, please contact me in the next hour or so. If you just want to tell people you are available to be hired, you can do that in the Jobs section of the site. -- LobsterMitten

2014-03-07

Wise Folly - wisdom decisionmaking decisions

Post 258332 by mild deer deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, but this is pretty much textbook chatfilter. -- LobsterMitten

too heartbroken to live? - heartrbroken sadness sad

Post 258319 by babybowrain deleted for the following reason: Heya, I'm so sorry you're in a bad place right now. This isn't the sort of question Ask Metafilter can help with, but there are some resources on this page and you are completely welcome to contact us mods at the contact form as well if you need to talk. -- cortex

2014-03-06

Drug tests, background checks, and SWIMing felines - employment backgroundchecks drugs

Post 258255 by Strass deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is maybe something to post anonymously, without the cutesy cat thing. Please contact us. -- taz

2014-03-04

When people "do not believe in marriage", what do they mean? - wedding pieceofpaper

Post 258148 by ClaireBear deleted for the following reason: This is a bit weird and chatfiltery; seems like you already know lots of reasons why people might feel this way and for some reason are polling the site? -- LobsterMitten

Help me break free from this on/ off relationship - on-off dumped text

Post 258131 by blokefromipanema deleted for the following reason: I feel for you but with respect this reads more like a processing exercise than a concrete question. Maybe if you're looking for advice on something more specific make it about that? Contact us if you want to discuss this, we'd be happy to hash out a workable question with you. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

How does Nature 'wake up' in the Spring? - geology

Post 258128 by ebesan deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry but this needs a narrower, more specific question to work for Ask Metafilter. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-03-03

Where have all the patients gone... - hospital medicine medical

Post 258107 by latkes deleted for the following reason: This is a broad survey question that needs to be narrower and needs to be a single question not multiple related ones. -- jessamyn

Looking for a Dali essay from his collected writings. - book art translation

Post 258050 by bwonder2 deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but it's against guidelines to use Ask Me to ask for favors. -- taz

2014-03-02

Polyamory break up poll - breakup relationships

Post 258047 by queenba deleted for the following reason: Hi, sorry but Ask Metafilter isn't for polls or surveys. More info here, and in the FAQ. -- taz

Where to get feedback on a French play? - theater critique france

Post 258022 by ropeladder deleted for the following reason: Hey there, you can't use AskMe to directly solicit for readers. Please check your MefiMail and reply to me in the next hour or so, if you'd like me to do a minor edit and bring the post back. -- LobsterMitten

2014-03-01

A USP for you and me - personalbranding branding

Post 258005 by cotton dress sock deleted for the following reason: Poster's request -- taz

2014-02-28

Do you live in CT? If so, can you help Amanda reunite with her dogs? - lostdog connecticut

Post 257934 by RUPure deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry to here this but there is no place on Metafilter where this is an appropriate thing to post. -- cortex

Help me deal with my narcissistic ex - divorce selfish custody

Post 257901 by Spice_and_Ice deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

2014-02-26

My girlfriend used to be a prostitute - relationship stripper

Post 257830 by anawesomeguy deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the delay in closing, but this is sort of a big mess, and the aspects you say you want help with -- determining which things the GF is lying about -- cannot be determined by Ask Me readers. If you'd like to rework this into a question the site might be able to offer useful, more practical help with, please contact us, and we can assist. -- taz

Reduced to oatmeal and bare steamed veg - food allergy grief

Post 257815 by parmanparman deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

Books before I'm 30 - bestbooks thingstodobeforeturning30

Post 257779 by Cannon Fodder deleted for the following reason: Sorry to be a spoilsport, but this is so broad it skirts the line of chatfilter. Can we make it slightly more specific? Please check your MeMail, thanks. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-02-25

Does height matter a lot to some guys? - confidence

Post 257769 by 1270AEH deleted for the following reason: Heya, it looks like you're using multiple accounts to get around the week wait between questions. Please check your email. -- cortex

Do open relationships work?

Post 257743 by pando11 deleted for the following reason: This is a really touchy topic and a sort of chatfilter "let's talk about this" way to phrase an unanswerable question. Maybe rephrase and try again.... -- jessamyn

The Tech Industry’s Darkest Secret? - programming jobs age

Post 257740 by toastchee deleted for the following reason: This needs to be different. Either a post for MeFi with less editorializing, or an AskMe question that does not look like a MeFi post and has more of a question attached to it. -- jessamyn

2014-02-24

Cyber sex and teenagers -- what are the effects?

Post 257713 by Tulip deleted for the following reason: without more concrete "why are you asking" this is chatfilter. Hit us up via the contact form if you want to try to rephrase. -- jessamyn

How to rip Blu-ray 3D disc to SBS 3D video with DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper? - 9Blu-ray RipperBlu-ray

Post 257709 by dvdfabbookmark deleted for the following reason: It looks like this is your own company; it is against site rules to use the site for self-promotion. -- LobsterMitten

I've Gotta Tell You What I'm Feeling Inside - connection expression personalconnection

Post 257656 by little_dog_laughing deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, but this is way more like "I'd like to have a discussion about this topic" than "here is my problem I need help solving," and "I'd just love to hear other people's thoughts on the matter" is pretty much the definition of chatfilter. -- taz

2014-02-23

Living with estrangement.

Post 257632 by squirtle deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry that you are going through some rough stuff. This needs to me more of a question to work here, though - contact us soon if you want to try to rework it. -- restless_nomad

Somebody working at Durham University? - We can't always

Post 257617 by yoyo_nyc deleted for the following reason: Sorry, one-off favors like this are not something you can use AskMetafilter for. -- LobsterMitten

Friction be gone

Post 257606 by devnull deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is hypothetical chatfilter -- taz

Am I A Facebook Whiner? - misogyny

Post 257604 by alltomorrowsparties deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but since people can only respond with their own opinions regarding humor vs. offensiveness here, there's no way for this to be anything other than chatfilter. -- taz

2014-02-21

Dating the 'Divorced Dad' - resolved

Post 257563 by OneHermit deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- taz

2014-02-20

what can be done against the rise of populisms in Europe ? - fascism grassroot movement

Post 257469 by Baud deleted for the following reason: This reads too much like a personal blog post than asking for help for a problem that can be solved or made clearer. -- mathowie

Put the world to rights in five words - protest creativewriting collaborativeart

Post 257447 by the latin mouse deleted for the following reason: hey, sorry, but this is sort of an art project, poll-the-readers, chatfilter hybrid, and not the sort of thing that Ask Metafilter is for. -- taz

2014-02-18

Dealing with a rapist, 20 years later - socialanxiety rape dealingwithrape

Post 257330 by anonymous deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- jessamyn

2014-02-17

Wish upon a car - cars

Post 257296 by Dansaman deleted for the following reason: Heya, as framed this sort of seems more like a general brainstorming poll-the-audience thing than a specific problem you have that needs to be solved. -- cortex

Rejected For A Year, Now She's Attracted To Me? - friends dating rejection

Post 257258 by christiehawk deleted for the following reason: Hey, there doesn't seem to actually be a question here. Please contact us (soonish, in the next hour or so), if you'd like to edit to make clear what sort of help you are looking for. -- taz

2014-02-16

How can I help my friend with depression? - suicide suicidal

Post 257244 by switcheroo deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry you're in this rough situation, but questions about suicide aren't ones AskMe is equipped to handle. Check out this list of resources the community has put together. -- restless_nomad

"The Gernsbruck Continuum", or How Do We Get Competitive Gurning... - silly TV modern

Post 257222 by Musashi Daryl deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but this is chatfilter. -- taz

2014-02-11

What are some phrases to eliminate from your vocabulary? - conversation words

Post 256940 by casebash deleted for the following reason: Sorry about the late delete, but upon reflection this really does need to be more concrete/specific to work here. Contact us if you have any questions. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-02-10

Need a copy of Mac OS 9 in the SF Bay Area - apple macintosh powerbook

Post 256909 by EatenByAGrue deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is more of a local craigslist thing than something that you can use Ask Metafilter for. -- cortex

2014-02-09

Supergirlfriend - wife boyfriend husband

Post 256848 by dinosaurprincess deleted for the following reason: This is pure chatfilter. -- restless_nomad

Reporting Equinox for deceptive practices - gym

Post 256831 by User7 deleted for the following reason: Hey there, as phrased, this looks like an effort to publicize their bad behavior, and only secondarily a question, which is not ok for AskMe. Reach us at the contact form if you'd like to rephrase and repost in the next hour or so. -- LobsterMitten