A Simple Truth
July 2, 2016 2:12 PM   Subscribe

A Simple Truth
Do you like answering party questions and seeing how other people answered? Do you like remaining anonymous and hate logging in? Yes? Then this is for you. It is a simple application that asks questions and displays the responses to users who have answered them.
Role: Programmer
posted by melvix (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by aniola on July 8, 2016: A Simple Truth

Fun! It would be cool if there was a 'skip' button to get to a new question if you get to one you can't or don't wish to answer (and don't want to give a joke response).
posted by janell at 7:44 PM on July 2, 2016

Nice! Yes to all of those things. Seconding skip button - I can see the answers becoming flooded with "haha don't have an answer for this one"

I've been wanting something like this on metafilter. I like some aspects of AskReddit - the storytelling, the "Woah, I had no idea that [paramedics] [landlords] [the elderly] did that thing!" I dislike some of the others - the reddit part, the complaining about questions being repeated. I don't even care if the answers are truthful. I would love metafilter to adopt this a feature.
posted by meemzi at 5:27 PM on July 3, 2016

It would be cool if there was a 'skip' button

Seconding skip button

Thank you for your suggestions! I added a way to skip questions.
posted by melvix at 9:24 AM on July 5, 2016

I like this a lot. Thanks. How about a third option, skip answering, but show me the other responses?
posted by AugustWest at 12:03 PM on July 5, 2016

How about a third option, skip answering, but show me the other responses?

Only visitors who answer questions get to see what others wrote.
posted by melvix at 3:47 PM on July 5, 2016 [2 favorites]

I answered every question. Really liked it. Some really made me think, while others were more whimsical (to me). I even got an admonishment (?) for one of my answers that I could do better than that. Nice touch. I guess "masturbate furiously" is not a good answer for what I would do if I only had two hours left on earth although it is probably true. I am going down happy is all I know.
posted by AugustWest at 8:22 PM on July 5, 2016 [3 favorites]

I answered the first answer honestly and got the 'you can do better'.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 4:21 AM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

This seems like a great party game. You might need to make it more friendly in terms of design, but otherwise great idea. Good luck with your project!
posted by LarryMan at 8:36 AM on July 7, 2016

No, I can't do better. That is the correct spelling of the most important word in the quote that you asked for. If you don't want profanity, ask people to quote network television.
posted by Don Pepino at 3:04 PM on July 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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