I know that sometimes people send fake questions to advice columnists or post fake questions here or on relevant subreddits, but I've never suspected that any given question is fake. I think some of you are good are spotting potential fakes. What things tip you off that a given question is fake?
Where can I find a fake/faux/vegan leather men's jacket in NYC (preferably Manhattan)? Some of the ones on the Wilson Leather site look good — but I'd like to try it on in the store, and they don't seem to have a NYC store. Please recommend a specific store, not just a general area. Thanks in advance.
I bought this phone from Newegg ("Sold and Shipped by Newegg", so not a third-party seller). While I can't see anything fishy with the handset itself, the manual, box, and phone case have no Nokia or Microsoft markings, and are all clearly non-OEM. [more inside]
Anyone have anything non-obvious and useful to say about how to report this page (not a profile, a PAGE) as fake? If you look at the About page, the admin acknowledges she is not bell hooks. How can I request either to have the page deleted or turned over to the bell hooks Institute (which I'm in touch with, and which would like to see this page deleted or given to them)? [more inside]
Yeas ago at Christmas I used to paint black lines on a window to create a Dickensian diamond pane leaded glass look. I remember the clean up~being very messy. Is there a black tape that would do the job while not leaving a lot of residue behind on the window?
Popular Twitter feeds collect fake followers. What percentage would you think reasonable for bot followers, over which you'd suspect someone of having padded out their followers list? [more inside]
I'm looking for fiction with extensive sourcing/citations that are entirely fake. [more inside]
In F for Fake around 49 minutes (during the War of the Worlds segment) there's a scene with people gathered around a radio- is this from another film, and if so which one?
Bought a pair of women's jeans from Goodwill -- they are labeled Hermès but I am assuming they are fake. (I bought them JUST in case.) Google is not helping -- no matter how I search, all I can find is info about spotting fake Birkin bags. There must be a good guide online, but I'm just not finding it.
I want to be Vampire Luis Suarez for Halloween. I have the soccer kit, I have the fangs, I have the soccer ball. I just need some good fake blood to put around my mouth - blood that won't stain a polyester soccer shirt. [more inside]
I own a small business and my competitors are writing up glowing reviews about themselves... [more inside]
My company and industry is under widespread and sophisticated B2B wire fraud attack. Help me locate the vector or mechanism, please. [more inside]
I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
Where do I go in Bangkok for slightly better quality 'imitation' handbags? [more inside]
I am considering creating a fake online identity to run some websites (it's much more boring than you think, nothing sexy or whatever). A pen name. None of the website will be illegal or about illegal activity but my identity would be fake. Once I start going farther down the rabbit hole (agreements with Ad Sense and affiliates, for example) would I be doing anything illegal? [more inside]
I used to be a nail biter but managed to break the habit a few years ago. Now my nails are actually growing and yay! They look pretty good! However, they are weak and as hell and break off. I have an important event coming up in two months where my hands will be looked at by many people. I would like to have nice looking nails, but I am getting paranoid that I am going to break a nail (or multiple) the day before or some such horror. Are fake nails a good idea? [more inside]
I've just kicked off a job search, and am mostly looking for jobs outside of the city in which I currently reside. I'm considering changing my address on my resume so that it shows that I'm living in the cities in which I'm applying to jobs. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
How does it work when people check into a hotel under a pseudonym? [more inside]
I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
Mike Dillard Exposed Exposed? - I'm not quite sure where to file this, but I discovered this after clicking a random google ad. It appears that this man has literally filled the entire internet with fake exposé websites, videos, you name it. Try going as far into the search results as you can stand - my question is simply, how? (and also, why?)
My friend's son has a band. They've received a few thousand fake FB likes in the past couple of days. Any advice on how to respond, disavow or prevent? [more inside]
Canadian filter: Consumer Research Centre survey from 2012 Consumer Product Survey of British Columbia, from Diane Simon, offering a possible $2,500 from answering a 16-page survey. Legit or fake? [more inside]
My friend bought a fake iphone online. Now it isn't working properly - it resets randomly and plays music randomly. I can't find any docs online. How do I fix it? It is a Java phone, adual sim i5 tv. Many thanks.
Suggest unto me a fake self-tanning lotion that wont make me smell goofy or look filthy! [more inside]
Is there any simple way to know if the olive oil I've bought is genuine? If my olive oil does not soldify in the fridge, does that mean it is adulterated? What brand (or certification) can I buy of olive oil that I know for sure is genuine? [more inside]
Is the blog "Margaret and Helen" real or fake? [more inside]
I need help in moving on with my life after telling a lie. Many lies. That hurt someone very badly. [more inside]
I can't remember the name of a short story about a man who was made up almost entirely of artificial body parts. [more inside]
How can I learn more about the fake watch industry? [more inside]
Halloween Costume Filter: DIY broken lens eyeglasses. [more inside]
This photo Damn im sexy is being passed around as Hurricane Irene and I have seen some say "Hurricane Irene coming ashore in VA" this is clearly not Virgina and I am 95% sure it is not even Irene. can you all help me find the actual source of this photo. Tin eye reverse image search did not work for me. Thanks!
I often seem insincere to others, even when I am in earnest. I also sometimes feel disconnected from my feelings. Are these 2 things connected and how can I fix them? [more inside]
My father is a relatively well-known public figure. Someone has created a fake Facebook profile in his name. It's pretty much impossible to contact FB directly to complain. Suggestions? [more inside]
I have an idea in mind that would be centered around a fake passport-like document taken to specific, fun places around the world. Not something fake enough to break laws, but fake enough to be something fun to carry around, not look cheap, and be durable to carry around and get stamped when requested. Where would I go to get something like this made? [more inside]
Why does the addition of a layer of paper towel make such a big difference when microwaving certain foods? [more inside]
How can I deal with fake profiles of myself showing up all over the internet? [more inside]
I recently moved my website to a new server. Today I discovered another domain pointing to this server. So visiting othersite.info effectively served my content. Why did they do this? What did they have to gain? [more inside]
I bought a pretty white satin dress for halloween. Part of my costume is that I have to put fake blood all over it, since I'm going as Carrie. However, I'm starting to get really sad that I am going to ruin this dress, as I like the idea of wearing it for other things too. Is there any recipe for fake blood I can use that will wash out easily. Or is there any way I can rescue the dress afterwards? I was planning on making my fake blood with corn syrup and red/green food coloring.
Help me identify a fake Arcade Fire song [more inside]
How can I make fake bottles of (non-alcoholic -- or low-alcohol) Guinness? This is for a play. The audience will be very close to the stage. The beer will be poured from Guinness bottles to glasses. [more inside]
Do you have any advise on how to make a cocktail taste like rum, vodka, or other liquor without actually using an alcohol? I have a friend whose be diagnosed with a disease that makes drinking alcohol a no-no, but misses cocktails. I'm looking for some rum/vodka/other booze flavored substitute I can use to make her the drinks she's missing.
Please help me identify the typefaces in this phony patent medicine ad. [more inside]
What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
How can I create a fake oil spill? [more inside]
I want a fake rothko painting. how do I go about it? [more inside]
What's with all the cheap rubies on ebay? [more inside]
How come diving in soccer has become so prevalent but hockey for the most part has avoided this? [more inside]
Was the Ritter and Co "Fat-ten-U" product from the 1890s real or is this "Get Plump" poster a scam? [more inside]