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I skimmed most of this profile, and it sounds pretty spot-on with how I would imagine trying to run an old internet giant amid a changing landscape would be: super fucking challenging. I actually think Mayer has done a great job, it's just such a... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Nelson, oceanjesse
MeFi comment - An hour ago

Yeah, I feel like there's a disconnect here between what readers of the site see and what mods see on the back-end. Rape-related threads cast a big shadow over the site for mods, where every single thread that mentions rape in any context will become... [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by Lycaon_pictus, Salamander, Short Attention Sp, Quilford, cooker girl, Freyja, NoraCharles, Bugbread, Mo Nickels, infinite intimation, amtho, peppermind, mpc, waraw, valkane, picea, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, ob1quixote, Slithy_Tove, The corpse in the library, Ivan Fyodorovich, infinitefloatingbrains, sio42, lakersfan1222, thereemix, Samizdata
MetaTalk comment - An hour ago


Wow, I remember talking about this with friends in college, in the mid-90s, about how the USA was just weird about Cuba and pot legalization, both things I felt were harmless things that have been shown to be mostly harmless, but that we had to wait... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by homunculus, Kitteh, ThatFuzzyBastard
MeFi comment - 10 hours ago

I'm super not okay with us cheerfully joining in doxing a witness, even if she is super shitty. I think labeling it and dismissing it as a simple doxing is a cynical take. This is a person with a history of awful behavior that helped tank... [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by beefetish, maxsparber, sallybrown, Prince Lazy I, threetwentytwo, univac, vickyverky, smoke, dialetheia, oneswellfoop, klangklangston, Lexica, aryma, zardoz, haltingproblemsolved, tonycpsu, palomar, A Terrible Llama, burden, indubitable, roomthreeseventeen, showbiz_liz, keli, kitcat
MeFi comment - 11 hours ago

Oh my god, this is so great. cortex, when you described this to me the other day, I was like "eh, I don't know if that's gonna sound good" but my god it's glorious in practice.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by almostmanda, Bugbread, jessamyn, deludingmyself
MeFi comment - 18 hours ago

I wanted to like this more than I did. I love Chris Rock, I love comedy, I love Chris Rock's standup, I love hip-hop and reminiscing about old school rappers. I'd heard glowing positive reviews of this, so I went in expecting greatness and came away... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by anildash, joseph conrad is fully awesome, We had a deal, Kyle
FanFare comment - Yesterday

Movie: Top Five
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
FanFare post - Yesterday

Honestly, trying to guess what I am doing wrong to anger Google is really the closest thing we have to modern day cargo cults. Not to downplay the ideas, but half a dozen people have given me serious considered SEO advice and it's funny when... [more]
favorited 133 times, recently by dozo
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

The end of 2014 has been the worst last few months. This was the saddest news I heard all year, over 100 children dead. Ugh. I imagine Fox News is super stoked on this renewing their war on terror.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by goethean, scaryblackdeath
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I think I was set up to hate this episode and boy did it deliver. A few things worked against it. First, it was 41min long in my podcast app, which is longer than most episodes, so I thought there'd be some "meat" to it. I remember looking... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, skewed, blueberry, Atom Eyes, showbiz_liz, northtwilight
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

You know what? We're getting much better data going off the fantastic flag vs. favorites. It didn't really tease out until after the first week, but the top three are fairly different when you go with favorites vs. fantastic flags. Given favorites... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by box
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

I really do like that NBC is trying to do these live musicals again, though. Me too, but couldn't they just get the whole Aladdin crew to do their show live on TV someday (I suppose it'd be ABC, since Disney owns that)? I understand... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by mmmbacon
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

I completely lost it when Gene said his favorite president was Bill Pullman. This was a really great episode, maybe my favorite all season. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by mmmbacon, RainyJay
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

After days of avoiding this story, I finally read the emails and man, I've gotten the same hardcore legal attack dog type emails from bored lawyers trying to get me to remove something from MeFi, and it's terrible to be on the receiving end of it.... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by guybrush_threepwood, junques, The Bellman, sallybrown, maryr, andraste, [insert clever name here], miyabo
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

[I spoke with the poster and since the basis of the question was about how people navigate this on MetaFilter, I suggested MetaTalk, so go forth and answer if possible.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jacqueline
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

snorkmaiden, I just got a kitten this week, and he came up to my close office door mewing. I was sitting there going "I HOPE THIS DOESN'T SHOW UP IN THE RECORDING FEED, ESPECIALLY NOW WITH THE SAD CAT STORY GOING ON" and lo and behold, my... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by chinesefood
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

remind me again about how the universal acceptance of that is going? In the US, homosexuality is ok in marriage in 2/3 of the states, which seems like a huge leap forward to acceptance, where "acceptance" means over 50% of the... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, malibustacey9999, Joseph Gurl, oceanjesse, Michele in California, I-baLL, joseph conrad is fully awesome
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

It did get flagged a few times and there are parallels with the celebrity nudes leak (in that sensitive info about famous people was leaked via data breach), but it's a huge story covered in hundreds of outlets. None of the links on the post go to... [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Mick, arcolz, Anhedonic Donkey, pixie, Itaxpica, bakerina, grapefruit, wenestvedt, Pendragon, nadawi, homunculus, Divine_Wino
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Am I the only person who has dozens of friends who use Tinder for actual DATING? Yeah, that's the disconnect I was trying to describe upthread. In one day of testing the app out, I was surprised to see most any women my age matched... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, naju, olya, Harvey Kilobit, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Juliet Banana, Faint of Butt, 0
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

My all-time favorite MeFi username is a very early member who is likely long gone but it was: fishfucker, only because fishfucker would say serious intelligent things on the site and you had to read "posted by fishfucker" right after and it... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by oneswellfoop, Jpfed, threeants, en forme de poire, angrycat, JHarris, angelchrys, Blue Jello Elf, Room 641-A, homunculus, Banknote of the year, dialetheia, Drinky Die
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

We're not going to change the entire structure of MetaFilter to introduce new commentless posts, sorry. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Mitheral, introp, arielmeadow, lakersfan1222, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, Neely O'Hara, thereemix, Skephicles, Joseph Gurl
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

shopping for human beings to physically consume If you've never tried the app, you really should. You can delete your history and stuff right after, but it's pretty gross how it reduces all human interaction to basically asking you over... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by hal_c_on, discopolo, kewb, Lexica, zutalors!, jenfullmoon, Joseph Gurl, angrycat, erisfree, Gelatin, joseph conrad is fully awesome, IAmBroom, miorita
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

There are topics which the mods censor more than others, and I don't like it. That's kind of a loaded claim. We do tend to be more selective on contentious topics, stuff like gun control, obesity and diets, Israel/Palestine, etc, and ask... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by cooker girl, arielmeadow, Joseph Gurl
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

Aw shit, that's right, that's where I heard it from. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by JHarris, Drinky Die
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

Also, I played with Tinder one day last year to see what all the fuss was about with "cards" and the UI, and I got the feeling from using it for an hour that all the women I looked at had profiles saying specifically they weren't looking for... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by whoaali, zutalors!, naju, joseph conrad is fully awesome, showbiz_liz, prize bull octorok
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Movie: Repo Man
favorited 11 times, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
FanFare post - 5 days ago

Does being on Tinder mean Avery Edison is single again? I thought lots of her previous writing mentioned a long term partner so that kind of bums me out a little if they broke up.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Brainy, SassHat, Michele in California
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Totally random, but I can't believe I instantly recognized the lead singer of Everclear showing up as a tattoo artist in a scene for 30 seconds. I haven't thought about that band in years, and for some reason I just knew, hey that's Art from... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dogwalker
FanFare comment - 5 days ago

Are those kinds of boots typically not practical? I have owned a couple pairs of this form and they're incredible comfortable if you get the fit right.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

emptythought, I've been reading about the leak (mostly the security implications) on this site and others and since that's the only interesting part to me, I was kind of glossing over how bad the post about this was. So I would concede that this is a... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by zutalors!, incessant, paleyellowwithorange, mediareport, SpacemanStix, alms
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

What purpose does BitCoin serve, here, except transferring the transaction fees from credit card companies to companies like BitPay? What advantage does this confer to consumers? The other huge win for Bitcoin over regular currency is... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by oceanjesse
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I read the book this past Summer and enjoyed the book immensely, and I loved how raw and real it felt. I'd lost my mom a couple years before reading it and revisiting that heartbreak was rough in the book, but I really loved Cheryl Strayed's arc in... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by latkes
FanFare comment - 5 days ago

Movie: Wild
favorited 1 time, recently by DevilsAdvocate
FanFare post - 5 days ago

99: HOW DID IT BE THE 2ND?!
favorited 4 times, recently by Cannon Fodder
MetaTalk post - 6 days ago


Ok, now I'm addicted to the bizarre feeds on Venmo. I created an account, connected to my friends, and now I see a friend just paid his babysitter using it. The public feeds are mostly mundane, I'm surprised people aren't using it for art projects.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by sparklemotion, joseph conrad is fully awesome
FanFare comment - 6 days ago


I love the idea of a structured video games education that moves in chronological order -- Andy gave his son a PhD-level program in going from Asteroids to Xbox One. I also love the parallels to something like learning to be a great surfer. I've... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by you must supply a verb, stinkfoot
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

What's the justification for pirating out of curiosity? Why do people feel they deserve content for free? For me personally, the only things I've used bittorrent for were British TV shows that eventually show up in the US but only after... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Pope Guilty, Bugbread
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Yeah, it does seem like an above-average post about this topic, and I'd be fine if it was reposted in a week or so. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by tomboko, lakersfan1222
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

I don't know how long it takes before episodes are available on AMC and HBO's streaming services They usually only show up the day after they air on TV, and I think that's to appease the live TV advertisers. I think the networks could... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by escape from the potato planet
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

It's up to restless_nomad if she wants to change the reason, in the past I don't think I have because it was all hashed out in MetaTalk already and seemed like rewriting history a bit to change the reason for a MetaTalk post.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Slithy_Tove
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

I should also add that I've been called out before for having a bad deletion reason, and it's often tough to do one well. You only have a single line input, you're responding to flags and emails on the fly, and you have to write something down while... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago


[phaedon and others, can you guys take a step back and cool it with the back and forth direct attacks on one another?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Holy shit, ascii art in threads comes out looking amazing too. I really like the typesetting of the whole thing, very well done gwint! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

I just took this photo because he was playing under the tree getting attacked by our older cat, right as I was posting that earlier comment and it's pretty good.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 9 days ago

Regarding the pediatrician, we are happy to take her if we think this is a serious enough issue. Is it? YES. I've raised kids and seen a friend have two children regress and there were deep neurological issues that caused it both times,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

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