What were the best and worst things about Ask.com?

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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

The best things were the friends that I made. The worst was the censorship of some of the Mods.

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Debbi Kookiegirl
Dang it, I meant to say pleasantly surprised.
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
Yep, I'm alive and well Debbi. I jumped the Ask ship last December. I just couldn't take a certain mod any longer. Most of my posts, whether they were answers or comments, were taken down. In fact there was a delay in posting them, I think they all went to a mod for approval before posting. It's awesomely nice to see you here.
Debbi Kookiegirl
I still haven't figured out how to see when someone answers me back, I just sorta stumble across it.
I look and see 60 notifications, but have no idea how to find them, I'm using my iPhone maybe I should try my computer.
Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

The best the friendships I made :) I used to think online friendships were insane before joining that site!

The worst .. The mods without a sense of humor. Some times people gotta laugh

Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

The best thing was a lot of good people I met there and enjoyed their company. But the very best thing was what I learned from the Mods there. As an Administrator here for a while now, I learned from them how not to be! No bias and no favorites or games. It helped me to do y job here the right way ! Sorry! After the insults and rudeness there, I came here over a year ago and enjoy it. I hope you all do to. It's a big family here.

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Bubblicious Bubblicious
Hi R!
I tried to reply to your comment ... Getting a look around. : )
Can't upload a pic on my profile... Using my iPhone/ iPod.
Otis is very worried... He can't get on with his phone.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
There isn't an App at this time but we're working on bringing it back!
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Like a Phone App? . . . that would be sweet. Hope its better then Ask's.
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

The best? The people. We had a collection of gifted, talented, intelligent, funny people the like of which I've never seen together. It's good to see that so many of them are migrating to Blurtit.

The worst? Not a lot. Some of their software was garbage but since I stayed for more than four years it couldn't have worried me too much. I guess the absolute worst is that they're shutting down and, for many people, that's going to mean losing a lot of good friends.

Veronica Dultry Profile
Veronica Dultry answered

The best:  The people

The worst:  It's gone as of the end of the month.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
I think "Blurted" means it is a quick release to the populace (feed) and not categorized right away.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
The red and green boxes are for votes and then you thank the person for their answer and the blurt is like a re-tweet on Twitter. The icons past the blurt show how many thanks and blurts the answer got.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
A "Blurt" shares the specific question or answer to all your followers on Blurtit. It posts the question or answer into their feeds so they can see it too...

I mainly use it if I find an answer that I think my friends will find interesting or funny.

If you are familliar with Twitter, it's just like a "retweet".
Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

Ask was full of good people who liked to answer questions and have fun. That's was the great part about it ...the worst part was the favoritism from the mods there, which like Rooster, I learned how not to be as an administrator here. I hope everyone enjoys this site as much as I do!

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

The best were most of the people were great and had a sense of humor. And I often learned news things.

The worse, it is ending and I have lost an excuse for not doing chores.

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Merlin happy happy
Hi Gator~ You are the 2nd person I've written! The 1st was Ancient Hippy! I just don't know how you did this. How did you keep your picture? I'm so lost. How did you get your answer up here? I think I wrote under "suggest edit" for Hippy. I didn't mean to. I don't know what you can see or can't see. I can see you! :) I don't even know how to answer you back if you answer me. Ugh! I'm trying though! I'm not one to give up! :)
PJ Stein
PJ Stein commented
Hey Merlin! I am still trying to figure it out as well. As for answering, I just clicked on the question and then scrolled all the way to the bottom of the page. As for the picture I uploaded after I went back to look at my profile. I just can't figure out how to follow someone unless they followed me first. I feel like I am back at the first day of high school trying to figure out what to do and hoping I can find my friends in the lunch room. lol
jay parent Profile
jay parent answered

The best was learning from such a great community of intelligent people and making on line friendships. The worst was definately the trolls!!

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Matt Radiance
Matt Radiance commented
Exactly. It's really nice to have so many people & friends we knew on ask. here.Actually we can help each other better to get use to our new place.
jay parent
jay parent commented
I keep telling everyone on ask to join our loving family over here. Hope everyone makes it!!
Matt Radiance
Matt Radiance commented
I hope everyone come over as much as possible. You know Kaligirl ? She decided to not to come, That was sad.
Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

Ask.com (Community) were mostly about the best. Above all, It's about people.  Ten months ago I joined Ask.com for the second time, & I couldn't imagine that it would end up like this.  I've made so many great friends & met amazing people there. Friends and learnt from them a lot. Friends that I enjoyed every second I spent with them. & Right now I'm seeking like crazy to find everyone i knew there!

The worst ? The mods forces & Id' say that notification lacks . . !

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Angela Anthony
Angela Anthony commented
Hi Matt! Welcome to blurtit, you'll remember me as az-addicted, glad you found your way here!
Matt Radiance
Matt Radiance commented
It's cool that we can have our ask.com friends all around here, I expressing it as It makes me feel like home! you know!
I'm happy that such an opportunity is here that we're able to stay in touch. I'd appreciate it.Thanks for your warm welcome.
I need to take some time to settle down! :)
Not Online Anymore Profile

The Best: Friends by far

The Worst: For me it was wading through all the stupidity posted by kids and teens. Not all teen users, but there were some that were relentless about asking immature questions. That was very annoying.


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Rath Keale
Rath Keale commented
But does he like me? I mean, like he looked at me once in the hall so does that mean I could be pregnant and besides, I had this dream . . . .
Not Online Anymore
LOL!!! Rathkeale, you nailed it! :)
Not Online Anymore
@Happy-Pure laziness! It takes longer to post the question than to type it in google and return an answer in 3/10's of a second!
Firstname Refreshme lastname Profile

The worst was the Time-outs. I felt like a child being punished.

The best, of course were the people and those who I followed and developed a trust in them knowing that they gave me great answers that I could depend on.

Ni Blacksmith Profile
Ni Blacksmith answered

The best things for were that I enjoyed the discussions at least those the were civil.  And I enjoyed writing.

As for the worst; There seems to be very little consistency and no accountability in in what the mods censored.  Sure some censorship was appropriate.  Some just made no sense.  And as much as they claimed that if you sent a message to customer service that they will get back with you.  I never got a reply back with a even a bad reason let alone any reason at all for the oddball calls those mods made that I asked about.

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jay parent
jay parent commented
So very glad you came to share your wisdom over here. I have personally learned much from you. You will be an asset here!
ZombieE Lee
ZombieE Lee commented
Ni Blacksmith? Would you happen to be Nblacksmith from Ask.com? How ya doin
Deston Elite Profile
Deston Elite answered

Yeah the worst was when you made a really good answer to a sex related question (you included the genital names and everything) and they would remove it, even if it was temporary.

The best thing was the friends I made.

Paul Smith Profile
Paul Smith answered

I had only been on Ask.com for about two weeks, and could quickly see that there were a ton of great people on the site with a lot of knowledge to help people answer their questions. I was sad to hear Ask is ending their community, although I am very happy after finding blurtit. I have only been here for 30 minutes, but already see that it is an awesome site.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

You had to be "On Guard" at all times when retorting. Not that posting with a clear mind isn't a good thing, but you need to be able to convey some thoughts in their "Raw Form" sometimes... There should be nothing wrong with passionate discussion. I was on probation for a while, and I consider myself pretty level headed.

Also, heavy censorship on the questions asked... People should be able to post a topic for discussion without it being shutdown for fear of reaction.

Debbi Kookiegirl Profile

The best things were the fun loving intelligent conversations with good people. Some of these people I've become very good friends with, even met with and continue to talk with one of them daily. I was lucky enough to develop a beautiful friendship that hopefully will last a life time.

We could be goofy and serious at the same time, and those are the friends I crave. We all need to understand everyone has opinions, we are never all going to think alike, and that my friends is what makes us so interesting.

That's the thing I disliked about ASK, if your opinion was different than others......people blasted you for not thinking the same as they did.

Hoping people play nice here, have fun and enjoy each other. Life is too short for all the negativity, it's more fun to be helpful and playful...it's food for the soul.

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Good description of the way we try to keep this site. Hope you like it.
Medic Sixonefour
Medic Sixonefour commented
I agree with that, Cookie. There were those who made it an art form, shouting down those they oppose. I felt the need to defend them, even when I might disagree.
I like discussing/debating things (even when I'm just guessing) as long as it can remain civil. Many of my good ask friends, I disagreed with; but loved them, because they were friendly disagreements. I must admit, I did get into my share of shouting matches, usually defending others.
Dash TwentyOne Profile
Dash TwentyOne answered

A great deal has already been said, here, about the people.

Encountering those considerate and tolerant of different views and levels of...digital experience at communicating online, has been a positive experience.  One always enjoys discovering those with similar values, naturally.  And that was an added benefit.

The Ask platofrm was a comfortable arena to post in; easy to comment on questions, and follow strings of communication.

Sometimes, a completely normal, decent post would get removed, however, as if it contained indecent material, and that was odd.

More space to make a reply, would have been nice. I understand the need for limits, but I was quite often a sentence or two away, from completing a proper reply, but was not permitted to, due to limits. 

One could not exchange personal chat messages (as far as I know), which would've been nice. 

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