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From an anonymous commenter:I am an RN with a lot of hospital bedside care experience. I have personally witnessed people - all elderly, but have read it's possible in middle age as well - develop severe psychosis after ONE dose of steroid medication... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by quiet earth, A Terrible Llama, showbiz_liz
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Man, it pisses me off so much when someone abuses the entire community like this. It reminds me of the anon suicide questions. For the first couple ones that came in years ago, I used to go to great lengths to talk people down from the ledge... [more]
favorited 274 times, recently by vers
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Also, I forgot to add: "The longer we talk the more rational I will sound" will totally become a line nerd dudes will use on women after this movie becomes popular.... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by invitapriore
FanFare comment - 5 days ago


I used to live in Los Angeles, and all the jazz greats seemed to live in the LA area, so going to any local jazz clubs meant seeing people 6 months, 9 months, and a year before their deaths (Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Oscar Brown Jr., etc). It was... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by chicainthecity, soundguy99, stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago


[corb, it'd probably be best to bow out of this thread since it's become everyone vs. you] [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by computech_apolloniajames, syzygy, bearwife
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

[klang, drinky die, please chill out and move on from bickering with one another.] [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kirth Gerson
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I don't know, that's a pretty good haul for four people. That's something like nearly $100k each for the year. The problem is keeping the treadmill going, having to release a game that is at least as good as Dustforce every year, forever.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by neat graffitist
MeFi comment - 7 days ago


I am interested in seeing the best that they can make, not the clothing that they can throw together in mere days. Yeah, when they said they had less than a month to show at Fashion Week, I thought back to Tim Gunn's leisurely visits to... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by SisterHavana, drezdn, stoneandstar, en forme de poire
FanFare comment - 9 days ago

That was insane, but also the margin of error is razor thin. One tweak a few hundred feet above, and he would have scrapped the skin off his leg slamming along the side of the pool. He hit dead center, and that's crazy impressive.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by junques
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

The frustrating thing is that you can have movies with female protagonists like The Hunger Games and Gravity that are huge hits but somehow their success doesn't seem to change the decision making process for new films Yeah, and Scarlett... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by jlbartosa, Jacqueline, hydropsyche
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Yeah, the whole FanFare site currently piggybacks off IMDB's database for content since that works great for TV and Movies. Podcasts would have to be a separate thing built apart from that, since they're obviously not part of IMDB. We'd like to... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
FanFare comment - 11 days ago

MeFi State of the Update
favorited 124 times, recently by futureisunwritten
MetaTalk post - 12 days ago

Yeah, I'd love to see a 300-bird collage! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ColdChef, jessamyn
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

the carnival posted by bq zomg! Thanks for tracking that down, I've wondered for years what that story was called and now I can find it again. If there was a terrible domain I could register in your honor, I would.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bq
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago


Dude, that song is amazing. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by misha
MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

when are you going to start featuring FanFare content in the podcast? It's kind of weird, I guess it's really hard to have a "favorite" FanFare thread (or multiple ones) each month, they're not quite the same as other parts of... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

Yeah, just a day or a day and a half is no big deal for the last six cats I've had over the last 20+ years. I'd agree up to three or four days with tons of food & water around is about the limit where I'd look for a cat sitter beyond that.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by chicainthecity
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

My proposed action would be that all comments inferring, implying and down-right accusing other members in the way I have outlined above should be flagged for deletion by default. I disagree, mainly because it's sometimes helpful to stop... [more]
favorited 110 times, recently by Orb2069
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

This interview was weird, I really shouldn't trust phone interviews and was the first one I did over a phone in a while. There's an obvious typo in this sentence where what I'm saying makes no sense "it’s clear that people aren’t going to be... [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by limeonaire, Too-Ticky, pearlybob, gen, sarcasticah, infinite intimation, introp, Lexica, ignignokt, ZeusHumms, goshling, PhoBWanKenobi, Phire, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Faint of Butt, Proofs and Refutations, lenny70, St. Alia of the Bunnies, marienbad, en forme de poire
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, we can't really delete it since it's been responded to so much, but timsteil, you just earned a week off from the site. [more]
favorited 71 times, recently by feral_goldfish
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, ericost, I think you are right. On the Classic theme, the titles are de-emphasized a bit, and I was never 100% happy with them in the new design as they are now.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by cgk
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Are you thinking about adding a font size preference? Yeah, we're working on a font prefs panel that's similar to what you see on a Kindle. So imagine being able to pick 4-5 different font faces, change sizes in increments from the... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by naju, whir, stoneweaver, paleyellowwithorange, Kabanos, Kattullus
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Ok, we changed the "Sidebar" jump link to "Skip" on mobile. Still working on some of the other mobile fixes. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by brushtailedphascogale, pseudonymph, Michele in California, Dip Flash, jessamyn, stoneweaver
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

If we ever brought images back, it would be for useful specific instances in stuff like Ask MeFi to go along with a question ("what kind of flower is this?") that would help people get answers. I can't ever imagine free-form embedded images... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by MuChao, Westringia F., ZeusHumms, winna, pseudonymph, Chrysostom
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, we're working on doing the scroll-disappear thing on mobile, and having a show/hide clicker thing on desktop for it, give us another week or so to implement.... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by whir, Blue Jello Elf, Kabanos, Kattullus, Dip Flash, paleyellowwithorange, barnone, stoneweaver
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Just a FYI: we added a hover state to links on all the subsites, in each color scheme, so you can tell when you're mousing over a bunch of links broken up across words as it highlights each link in a slightly lighter color. Should be live for... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nadawi, Dip Flash, en forme de poire
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

[this is a little confusing, but FanFare is new, TV shows vary greatly, so I think it's ok in this case to combine the two into one as long as the next episode is numbered... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Ok, plain theme should be fixed now! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by winna, stoneweaver
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, I understand how since the action is tied to a subsite, it could be argued that it could show up in the site-specific nav, but I prefer it as a tool only available to users (everyone logged out and in can see home, faq, about, tags, random... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kabanos
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah I would have thought that Recent Activity would be one of the most-clicked items from the header menus across MeFi and AskMe, so I was surprised to see it minimized in the always-on menu in the redesign Looking at user data, the most... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by TwoWordReview
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I saw this last week at a special screening, but I went into it with low expectations (not a fan of Tom Cruise or goofy dystopian scifi) but came out of this loving it to death. It's basically a Groundhog Day set in a future warzone, but it's... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by mpc
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago



Oh man, I really wanted to like this, as I love all the actors in it, but being a pilot and being a rare primetime show where race plays a big part, it kind of spent too much time on world-building about race before getting to any real plot. I... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by lesli212
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, we just did the following: - replace heart symbol with [+] symbol - change "Messages" to "Mail" - up the max username to 15 characters pb is a monster, and we're working on a ton of other fixes.... [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by stoneweaver
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And to give a bit of an update, we're testing out new font tweaks with options, will try out a + sign in place of the heart in the top bar, and will eventually rework the older/newer block into something more useful and better looking.... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by stoneweaver
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I'm confused: is she already paying a band that these fans will be somehow augmenting, or are they expected to be her accompanists? I can't tell either, but I think the part that is getting people angry is that she raised over a million... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by EmGeeJay, Monochrome
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I would ask that the staff consider embiggening the byline on touch devices Yeah, a redo of the flag/favorite controls on mobile is in the works. I would like it to be as easy to use as the official Twitter client on iOS, those targets... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by sockermom, latkes, sevenyearlurk, pixie, Rock Steady, [insert clever name here], emilyw, mbrubeck
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I liked the first season of this show because it was delightful and wacky and they had no idea how any of it would go over and it hit a perfect weird vibe. This premiere felt like the writers are too self-aware or something because it didn't strike... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by MsVader
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

I love Chris Pratt so much that I had extremely high hopes, especially given this was a premiere and they had all summer to work up ideas for the new season, and it just fell flat. Pratt felt underutilized, he's such a good comic actor and none of... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by keli
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Yeah, the plan is to shoot for Oct. 1st to make it the logged-out default. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by anildash
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

stopgap, that's why we left the classic themes there for your continued use. If you want to optimize for information density, that's the option for it. One of the goals of the redesign was to make the site more legible on more devices, and the old... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by anildash
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Are there any plans to change the wording on this? I imagine you'll all get really sick of answering this question soon - it's come up at least a dozen times already in this thread, and with good reason. It's not at all obvious that... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by anildash
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

How is the most popular content syndicated? Through the BestOf blog? And how often are popular titles tweeted? The Twitter and Facebook feeds for MeFi are a combination of the Best Of blog posts along with the top new things added to the... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Kattullus, benito.strauss
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I have a memory of going for the first time soon after it opened and seeing the spire of the castle rising above seemingly endless groves. I remember a time when the Matterhorn was the tallest thing for many miles, you could see it from... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by benito.strauss, malocchio
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

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