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So I heard everyone gushing about the Lindy West story and I couldn't wait to finally listen to it today. I love her writing and I wanted to hear her troll talk. It was extraordinary, but I kind of wanted the troll guy to explain more, feel more… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

That leg breaking scene was as bad as the ear cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs. Dang. Now I can't wait to hear how he starts being a crooked lawyer for Tuco later on. Also can't wait to hear how Mike the sidekick/parking attendant starts working… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

I mean, I guess with mod-related questions it makes sense, but for ponies? For "ponies" though it also makes sense since the team is literally the only people that can build and add new features to the site. These are often… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I found the family dynamics really intense, a little hard to watch Yeah, the part about the kids not recognizing their father since he worked so hard was distressing and didn't play off like a funny little anecdote to me. It seemed Jiro… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

Just to add for those wondering: looking at the database, 99.5% of all posts to MeFi proper had a title with 5 characters or more. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

We could put a technical fix in place pretty easily. We could say the title field has to be a minimum of 5 characters or so, so at least there is one or two descriptive words in a title, with a gentle warning if it's too short to please make up a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I thought the new Oh Joy Sex Toy comic on 50 Shades was a good nuanced look at what clearly sounds like a pretty terrible book that doesn't cover real BDSM relationships well and even veers into creepy stalkery behaviors, but is also a trash fantasy… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

we all do. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Projects threads ever need to be moderated? There have been a small handful of FanFare threads that got heated, but I don't think I've ever had to delete anything in Projects, which is kind of nice since it's been around for about 7 years… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

4 millions and millions
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MetaTalk post - Last year

ToParkOrNotToPark.com is another good example. It's not so much guerilla signage, but more about amateur designers trying to come up with a system and a better solution to the problems of San Francisco's incredibly complex parking signs. The… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year


This post is about the show being offline, sounds like the guy's legal team threatened them. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

When you submit a new question to quora, there are lots of software hints to provide descriptive tags and make sure you're categorizing it correctly and they show related questions. After your question goes up, it may be rewritten by (volunteer?)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

The contacts feature is based on XFN, which is a loose standard built by bloggers and open source advocates in 2003. It's a little goofy ("muse" being one of the odder options) but we're probably one of the only sites that implemented the standards… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year


There is a mirror of this episode here. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

Oh my god. I saw one of these photos randomly yesterday on Twitter, but completely devoid of context and had no idea what was going on. Glad to know there was an explanation for it. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

But why would Instagram actually recreate the file already on their servers, instead of just linking to their original? When you upload the output from Instagram back into Instagram, it's a new image to them, and the process starts all… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I wanted to like this piece, because live music often leaves something to be desired, but then I got tripped up on a few of the major points the author was trying to make. Then I realized, if I total up every live music show I've been to, from… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Up until about three years ago, I'd never seen a therapist in my life. I've always had lots of anxiety but it got to the point in my life that I didn't get out of bed in the mornings and I thought often about suicide. So I went out to look for help… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

The secret word is "make it stop". Do a find-in-page on your browser and you should find the way out. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Yeah, I guess this is fully asked and answered, though I was kind of waiting for a response from incolorinread, but I can close it up since it's kind of nothing but silliness now. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Yeah, I'd love to see a 300-bird collage! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I forgot to mention if you're doing iPhoto exports already, and if you have an iCloud account, you can share them via iCloud Photo Sharing, which should give you a shareable URL to let friends see the movie on their desktops and mobile devices. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

That happened on my shift and partly it started as a mistake. A bunch of flags came in pretty quickly, and I went to delete it, wrote out that it was being deleted as chatfilter, but I forgot to check the delete checkbox as well as write the reason,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I'm a huge fan of Tenacious D going back to the late 1990s when they were doing open mics at Largo and people traded bootlegs of their shows online, but I was still flabbergasted to hear they won a grammy in the main Metal category and not the comedy… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

That's good to hear, a lot of the most horrible things I've heard about the internet over the last few months seem like legally actionable bad things that you never hear about anyone getting busted for. I'm glad to hear there are consequences for… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

how about a free-form field? When this was allowed in the past, people used it for funny stuff that sometimes got misinterpreted as well as straight up mean stuff, so we limited it to the XFN standard. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year


We don't close comments on a few subsites, since it's never been a problem. FanFare, Projects, and Music all feature comment threads that stay open forever. For other sites, we had people abuse it (post nonsense in old MeFi threads, comment spam in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year


I'm surprised to hear that image is from the late 80s/early 90s. I'd seen it in awful places online over the last 15-20 years and assumed its origin was likely WWII and actual nazi propaganda from back then, akin to caricatures of African-Americans… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

It's pretty shocking to me that Twitter isn't taking an active role in policing user behavior. It's in their best interest not to continue to show up in articles where they seem to be doing nothing, and it's really frustrating. Twitter's early legal… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Whoa, that's kind of awesome. I wonder if Pinterest does any automatic favicon-to-cross-stitch thing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Huh, I wonder if they'll have a Super Sale this Sunday Sunday Sunday featuring Gibson guitars and Fender amps for as low as $99? [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year


she links the rise in vaccinating with the rise in allergies in modern societies The current thinking on the rise in allergies is linked to our use of antibiotics as well as a lack of bacteria around infants as a result of cesarean births… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Having concrete consequences for harassment is a good thing. Yeah, this is the part of Twitter's responses in the past that surprised me the most. To people being skeptical about this, we're not talking about edge-case behavior, we're… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

My favorite part of the show is the Keep it 100 segment and his final surprise question from Twitter. The opening monologue is really good too. I guess the only downside to the show is the panel part of it feels a bit too much like Politically… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year


I welcome this news because it seems in the face of years of abuse new twitter users have been posting, the twitter abuse reporting tools and responses from support staff have been awful and largely ignoring people complaining about abuse (I recently… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year


If you're literally talking about a book being in the background of your product image and not say, putting a page of art from the book into a frame you're selling, then it seems entirely incidental and minor to occupy the background and not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year


Yeah, I buttoned it because it's been coming for about a decade. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

[Seriously, can we drop the cursing or not derail at this point?] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I don't think this is going to change unless there's a mod who really really cares about it. I don't know, that sounds a little disingenuous and makes it sound like this issue is a lost cause when we're asking for specific steps we can… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

We seriously got two MetaTalk posts about this in the span of one minute. It's an insane coincidence but here's a shot of my inbox. sgt.serenity, if you don't want to get banned for continuing to spout utter nonsense, please try and change course… [more]
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