Join 3,550 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

158 posts tagged with problems. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 158. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (21)
+ (13)
+ (11)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Anonymous (19)
Rosengeist (3)
jdroth (2)
fignewton (2)
crazylegs (2)
Funky Claude (2)
Aanidaani (2)
mintchip (2)
BigBrownBear (2)

Recurring Issues with People

I keep having recurring problems with people at work sometimes, personal issues, what can I do, and how can I prevent this from happening? It's really just bad energy. [more inside]
posted by wak5700 on Jun 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Old guy has lots of pains..can you suggest help?

a series of issues giving me lots of annoying pains making me feel awful...Help me feel better [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 8, 2014 - 18 answers

Does it inconvenience anybody to call AAA assistance on a holiday?

A friend mentioned they were not to call AAA today about their car problems because it's a holiday and they don't want to inconvenience anybody. Would this really inconvenience people?
posted by circular on Nov 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Age 25. Huge college debt. Can't land a better job. What should I do?

I have $40,000+ in debt, a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an EMT-B license, a basic computer tech certificate, 4 years of customer service experience as a banquet server, a bad driving history, and one misdemeanor - how can I find a better job than being a banquet server? What can I do to be competitive? Should I attend police academy or not? What are my options - what can I do to improve my life? [more inside]
posted by usersname on Nov 9, 2013 - 49 answers

Adobe Creative Suite: Long-term plans?

So, Adobe has abandoned retail versions of Creative Suite (and its component apps) in favor of Creative Cloud. This terrifies me. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Oct 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Activist filter: What is the cause with the most leverage/greatest need?

One day I googled "what is the most effective way to help the world" and found a link that told me to "identify a cause with lots of leverage".
posted by defmute on Oct 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Why did our cat become an asshole?

So we have two cats, an older tortie (12) and a middle-age tuxedo (9). The younger one has always been a complete sweetie, who only play gnawed with his teeth and never used his claws. So he got out, and got lost. He was gone for 7 days and we found him at the local humane society. Ever since he's come back he's been 1) aggressively affectionate with us and 2) a complete asshole to the other cat. He also now makes use of his claws. The other kitty has now confined herself to about 2 hiding places in the house, where she also uses the bathroom. Our house doesn't allow us to put them in separated areas of the house. What the heck is going on and how do we fix it?
posted by leotrotsky on Sep 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Tips and tricks to motivate yourself at your lowest ebb

Lifehackfilter : regardless of the precise circumstances, at your absolute lowest ebb what have you done or where have you found that thing that helped you turn the corner, to spur you on, to start the recovery? [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Jul 2, 2013 - 30 answers

Mechanical Filter: Follow-up question: '93 del Sol won't start

A few weeks ago I asked this question. Consider this a follow-up question. I have a 1993 Honda del Sol 5-speed Si that has a "mystery" problem of sometimes starting and sometimes not starting. It's always a cold-start problem. I put the key in the ignition, switch it to ON until the check engine light goes on, the fuel pump pressurizes, and the main relay clicks, and then crank it. Sometimes it will fire up right away. Other times the engine will turn over but not ignite. Once it is started, it will start up fine for the rest of the day. It only gives me trouble when the engine has gone completely cold and has been left untouched for upwards of four hours. A new issue has developed since I first posted my question. Even after getting the car started, sometimes just a few minutes later during a sharp acceleration (approaching 4000rpms or more) the engine stalls out. I have to pull the car over and start it up again. It always starts up fine after that and will usually not stall out again. I had this issue looked at by several mechanics, most of whom hadn't the slightest clue what it was or willingness to investigate. The last mechanic I took it to said it was a faulty ignition switch and replaced it . . . but that has done no good whatsoever. Also, just FYI, the spark plugs are relatively new. Any thoughts are appreciated!
posted by fignewton on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Mechanic filter: 1993 Honda del Sol sometimes starting and sometime not

About six weeks I purchased a 5-speed 1993 Honda del Sol Si. Overall, I'm very pleased with the transaction. It's in great shape and runs very nicely. However, ever since a few days after I bought it, I've had a very frustrating recurring problem. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Feb 5, 2013 - 26 answers

Can something that starts out wrong turn out right? (relationship wise)

Have you ever had a relationship, that maybe not DTMFA worthy, started out pretty rocky but eventually turned in to something good and healthy? Details are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mockpuppet on Jan 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Can't compose/reply on Yahoo email 1/19/13

All day starting 1/19, cannot compose or reply, just receive -- BUT, that's only on one laptop; on my other (older) lappy Yahoo works fine and I CAN compose/reply. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Jan 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Android site and app login problems

Android Login problems. I can't login to either Flickr or Tumblr using my android phone. I can login in just fine on my laptop but on my phone I am unable to login via the apps or direct to the websites via the browser. Does anybody have any idea why that would be the case? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Dec 19, 2012 - 5 answers

All the greatest problems are unsolvable.

Can someone help me find the source of this quote attributed to Carl Jung? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Dec 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Helping my friend while saving my sanity -- I'm about to lose it

How do I support my friend with her relationship problems while still keeping sane myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2012 - 18 answers

I might have ADHD but I can't take the medicines typically used to treat it.

I think I might have ADHD, but I also have a heart condition. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Car problems--should I take it to a dealer or a regular repair shop?

I have a 1994 Nissan Altima. It is in great shape but has two problems. The cruise control does not work at all, and as of this morning my key does not work in the driver's side lock. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Oct 14, 2012 - 6 answers

How to stop being so anxious when my boyfriend is experiencing financial difficulties?

How to stop being so anxious when my boyfriend is experiencing financial difficulties? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2012 - 23 answers

How can I pass as a normal person?

Pretending to be normal. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Oct 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Computer slow and messed up after power failure

I am tired of this damn computer and its numerous problems. Before this, I've had to replace newly bought RAM and a new HDD, a motherboard and oh so much more. Anyway, moving on. After a power outage I had while running my computer, it has never been the same. [more inside]
posted by johnx on Oct 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power?

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power? [more inside]
posted by haikuku on Sep 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Cat peeing on our couch, what could be the problem? See details.

How can I stop my cat from peeing on my couch? [more inside]
posted by AbsolutelyHonest on Sep 7, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I get an item I had to leave in Hong Kong if I'm now in the U.S.A?

How can I get an item back from Hong Kong if I'm in the U.S? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Aug 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Bike problems

BicycleFilter: So I don't know anything about bikes. Help me fix these problems with mine! [more inside]
posted by LSK on Aug 4, 2012 - 29 answers

electrical issue in a 2000 GMC jimmy -- is it a blown fuse?

having an issue with a 2000 GMC jimmy -- seemingly electrical or fuse-related. [more inside]
posted by austere on Jul 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Flashes of light swimming in front of eyes, not retinal detachment or migraine

What could be causing flashes of light in front of my eyes when I look out of the extreme corners of my eyes? Retinal detachment or migraine precursor has been ruled out. [more inside]
posted by Revie1 on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

I can't get it up in my new relationship. Help?

All of a sudden, my, uh, dude part is not cooperating with me. This is a new problem and I don't have health insurance. Are there are any exercises or treatments that don't involve prescriptions? More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

They see me rollin' / They hatin' / 'Cuz the limit's forty-five and I'm drivin' twenty

My car, it acts... strange. What's wrong with it, and what am I looking at to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Jun 16, 2012 - 12 answers

I don't want sex with my husband. What should I do?

Four years ago I married a great guy. We've been together a total of eight years. Sometime around when we got married...maybe a little before, I stopped wanting sex with him. I dreaded it on our wedding night/honeymoon. At first I thought it was just a phase, something to do with wedding planning burnout and general nerves. Four years later, it's even worse than it was. Otherwise, we have a good relationship, I think. We have everything in common, a shared worldview, good communication. Because of the sexual issue, we have talked numerous times about separating. I guess what I can't figure out is, why this has happened, and if our entire relationship is worth ending over it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2012 - 80 answers

Google Chrome Missing Plugin Problems

Why is google chrome giving me an across-the-board "Missing Plug-in" all of a sudden on literally any video I try to play and many pictures as well? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Mar 27, 2012 - 5 answers

I can't sleep. Also, I can't wake up!

I think I have delayed sleep phase disorder. Recently I found an online questionnaire that asked questions about your natural preferred wake and sleep times, along with the times necessary to fit into your actual life schedule. It would then calculate what time you should expose yourself to very bright light, and for what periods of time in order to shift your wake and sleep patterns. I cannot find it now that I really need to change my schedule. Anyone have any idea where I could find this site again?
posted by mmf on Mar 27, 2012 - 3 answers

One sided friendship, or poor social skills?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if a new friendship is one sided and should be tossed, or if I'm just not presenting myself well. [more inside]
posted by Zapak on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

What can I do about my problem neighbors?

My neighbors moved in two days ago, and haven't stopped yelling since. And they're drug dealers. Can I nip this in the bud? [more inside]
posted by vathek on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm sorry Dacoit, I'm afraid I can't do that ...

Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Jan 31, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life?

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Jan 20, 2012 - 66 answers

Graphics card seems fried after a few weeks of working fine

I installed a new video card and power supply in a new desktop computer, but the machine had problems (restarting occasionally for no obvious reason over a few weeks) and now the card seems dead. I need help figuring out what has gone wrong! [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Nov 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Clueless or inconsiderate?

Marital strife filter: Was my husband out of line to invite three women to spend the night at our house when I was out of town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 - 63 answers

Apartment equivalent of a lemon?

I came home to my ceiling leaking brown water this evening. After a few phone calls from me to the 24/7 answering service my landlord has set up, a maintenance man finally showed up. He deduced that the hot water pipes in the floor between my ceiling an my neighbor to the north's floor had burst. Meanwhile my counters, appliances drywall ceiling/wall/electrical outlets/lights and wood floors are soaked. The maintenance man said he turned off the water flow to the burst pipe, and said he would return tomorrow to ensure the walls/ceiling had dried, but I'm not comfortable with that response --- I feel that all of the waterlogged drywall/floor should be replaced and the appliances should be replaced. What do I do? Should I call a lawyer? Should I write/mail a certified letter to the landlord? I'd like action now, but feel like I'm being out by the wayside. Please help!
posted by thankyoumuchly on Nov 5, 2011 - 20 answers

smoothing those rough edges

Teachers : How do you deal with difficult kids in your class ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 3, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me figure out the reason for my boyfriend's lack of effort?

My boyfriend is not putting effort into our relationship to the same degree I am? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Oct 16, 2011 - 21 answers

ugh.

Follow up to this question: What are productive ways to be mad or frustrated with an SO? I want to honor my feelings and work through them properly, but I also really want to keep moving forward with my guy, too. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Oct 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help me improve the sound of my iPod through my car stereo.

The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps help? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Sep 6, 2011 - 17 answers

dating a person who speaks a different language...

Dating someone whose native language is different than yours - can it work? Ever dated a latin american man? Are the cultural differences too great? [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Sep 3, 2011 - 35 answers

Moving out: practical advice

Need help regarding inter-cultural communication gaps and advice regarding moving out. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Sep 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Chrome is just... broken!

I use Chrome as my primary browser, but it's been increasingly weird over the course of the past few months. The pop-up blocker is really terrible, missing tons of pop-ups that even IE has caught, Javascript stuff only works some of the time, etc. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by shabaabk on Aug 26, 2011 - 10 answers

What did I do to my back?

Help! I think I seriously messed up my back. About a week ago, I jumped on a giant indoor trampoline and since then my back has been really bothering me. It's my mid-back, hurts most when I walk, run, or jump. It doesn't feel like the muscle. Should I see a regular doctor? Chiropractor? Is there any home care that I should be doing? I am worried that it's not improving. Thanks so much!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

macbook pro wifi issue

Please please help me. Macbook pro wifi keeps going in and out at home. Used to be fine, now disconnects and says: "searching for network" WHILE the wifi bar says full bars and connected. I think it has to do with either network setting or the weird location thing. Here is a picture of my issue: Picture of wifi issue Somehow, the wifi is fine, but I am no longer connected to the internet. internet works fine at other peoples houses, just my house and certain cafes this problem of "searching" for the internet emerges while the wifi bars stay on full. Have tried rebooting computer, router etc. Thank you for any suggestions.
posted by cascando on Jun 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Garage door opener is possessed!

My Genie Excelerator garage door opener is possessed....need help/suggestions/experience from the hive. [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on May 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Can I help my mom loose the weight?

My mother is obese. Can I help her? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Apr 30, 2011 - 24 answers

The problem is, I googled Google in Google Chrome. I destroyed the internet.

Yes, I've tried forcing an unexpected reboot, but I can't access Google, Gmail, or Twitter. Weirdly, Microsoft.com, Hotmail, Facebook, and Bing (and obviously AskMe!) all load with no problem whatsoever. And it's only affecting this computer (the only OS X machine) on the network! [more inside]
posted by aristan on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Page: 1 2 3 4