Why would our Reverb Nation ranking drop a very lot in a very short amount of time? How does it work in general? What can I use to ensure our ranking best reflects our fan count or fan base on other sites - That's sort of the purpose of the band equity, I think, which - could someone explain it to me? What does it value? [more inside]
How do you get a child to use the 'magic words'? [more inside]
Can I teach myself to be a silversmith? More specifically, I want to make nice rings, with drusy and cut stones, and maybe some raw brass pendants. But how do I start? [more inside]
Can you recommend some software that will automagically create a decent work schedule? [more inside]
My boss never says "please" or "thank you." [more inside]
Who do I hire to organize my music collection in a format that is not going to be obsolete in two years?
I need to hire someone to go through all of my CDs and render them into a format I can currently make use of. [more inside]
I have a constant, low-grade headache. Help. [more inside]
So, I used to be a low level systems programmer with a CS degree and a late 80s early 90s hacker (asm, telenet, tymnet) background. Then i became an IP lawyer. [more inside]
My ISP's new "feature" of rerouting incomplete URLs to their own custom (awful) search page is hijacking my normal browser behavior of completing URLs with .com. Anything I can do to reassert normalcy? [more inside]
Please help me with my powerbook keyboard conundrum. Are you geniuser? [more inside]
Three somewhat specific music recommendation requests. [more inside]
Where has my Google Apps IMAP gone? [more inside]
I need a crash course that would help me understand (not a technical, but a "familiar" or "conversational" understanding) the framework and constraints of C++ and/or .NET. I know this is a very difficult/impossible task, but I'm in a bind. [more inside]
There are a lot of buzzwords being bandied about regarding the 'viral' 'grassroots' ways that 'Internet 2.0' can be used to 'create a groundswell' through 'guerilla marketing'. What? What do these buzzwords actually mean? After getting vague advice like 'use MySpace' by people with marketing degrees who don't use the internet to market anything, I am interested in cutting through the crap by hearing from real people with actual experience in these matters. How can the Internet be used to promote a site with interactive stuff, games and short film... and little-to-no budget for marketing?
Do you use "please" or "kindly" to soften a formal imperative? And if you say "kindly," why?
MetaFilter landlords: Please help me aquire a lease... [more inside]