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This totally blew up on Facebook the past few days, mostly from friends with one form of disability or another. I'm kind of surprised anyone is defending Takei here. I mean I like the guy, think he's really funny and normally a good dude, but in this... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Movie: Lucy
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FanFare post - 3 months ago

You can make a decent enough metafilter clone with a simple copy of Wordpress. You'd just need to make people register an account to comment, etc, and could build anything custom you want in PHP off that database (user profile pages, etc). I am... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Here's my take as a mod running the site. - It's not in the site's best interest to help users push the limits set in place as hard as they can. We have the 1 per week limits to help keep the site from being overwhelmed with questions and to force... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Also, I hate that Amanda won with a dress that was pretty much the same unconventional challenge ropes-as-fringe dress she made a couple weeks ago. They should have given it to Kini for that amazing pinstriped dress.... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

construed as Very Hard) being told "wow, that sounds hard" comes across not as an invitation to further conversation, but as a delicate shorthand for "that's too complex/heavy/dull for a party; let's talk of something lighter.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Movie: The Expendables 3
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FanFare post - 3 months ago

[contentious comment deleted and user given 24hrs off, please reload/stop responding...] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

AFAIK, MetaFilter's revenue traditionally came from AskMe (now I think it is the donation drive?), which people found via organic search. Still does mostly come from Ask MeFi traffic, donations are about 1/3 of the revenue that Ask MeFi... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Sounds like you're getting Joe Jobbed. It's a thing that happens when spammers fake their From: address, and you might not have ever done anything wrong but have an email online that was scrapped by a spammer somewhere.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Man, that was really terrific and horrifying at the same time. That's the kind of treatment he gets EVERY DAY walking around NYC? That's totally nuts, and I could see how it quickly would be demoralizing to have to endure every time you go out.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[guys, can drop the derail about Gawker Media?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'd personally love to see a "community blog" that was really a restricted wiki where users edit one another's comments to produce a more optimal discussion. That sounds kind of weird, but reminds me of how Quora works, where my... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago


Portlanders are annoyed Seattlers are annoyed too. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I want to discuss this intuition people have that more "low-quality" or "inferior" questions could sneak into the site and make it a worse place somehow. I did a "find in page" for the word... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I finally sat down to start on this show tonight after not feeling up for a movie. It's very good, I love how they reveal tiny bits and it definitely made me jump to the next one right after. I'd heard it described as "sci-fi" but it... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

[direct links to video removed at the request of the poster] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yeah, sorry, but I can't approve the meta-post of the whole season, that's not how FanFare was set up to work and I don't want to deviate from the norm so early in the site's development.... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

My hat's off to Minaj for doing that cover. It's the perfect kind of controversial that set lots of people off (it was kind of shocking at first even to me, as a fan) and will get people talking and paying attention to her (and I like her music, she... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago


I've never been happier to hear I need to see a movie again to catch a post-credits sequence I missed the first time. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

^ that has actually happened at least a dozen times before. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Hmm, yeah, along the lines of MeFi Music, this would make sense for us to extend. I don't think it would be used much (and abused even less often), but I sometimes listen to old podcasts on other networks and it would be fun to be able to participate,... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

This sounds like an interesting idea, about the only thing I'm not totally keen on it is that the theme for the month might dictate the subject matter of posts. You mention encouraging more posts about things outside the US, but the great thing about... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

A post about this movie is quite possibly the entire reason we built this FanFare site. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

[yes, please let's drop turning this into a discussion of obesity] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

95: #dickmove
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MetaTalk post - 3 months ago

What about the plans to move the "help support" message from the tiny print at the top We might move it down to the footer, I was thinking a sidebar type call-out would work but in some quick testing it didn't look right there.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago


My god this show got really good, really fast. No spoilers for future episodes, but there are so many things happening at once, I have to list them all: - Still have no idea why "The German" had blood samples of all the clones? -... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

I've done this, and it was fun. The terminal down where the helipad is at is kind of lame though, about 5 or 6 companies are constantly hassling people getting off the train to come take a ride. They might even claim to be independent, but they... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


Is this the end of the "season" for this show, or are they scheduled to do more? I thought I heard this was the tail end of the pilot season of Last Week. I really hope they make these regularly, there's still something super amazing about... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

I just got back from it and it was a lot of dumb fun. The end was kind of dumb (all of human knowledge fits on a USB key?!). Personally, I hate when futuristic scifi is reduced to just a bunch of gunplay (like The Matrix). If Johansen could control... [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

I just wanted to pop in and say how stoked I am on how well this has gone. At first I was unsure if 90 posts was a realistic number to get non-posters to post. I always found it was hard to "force" myself to make a MeFi post and instead I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Orphan Black first watch
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FanFare post - 3 months ago

It starts with a quasi pledge break! I realized after we recorded it that I should have said thank you about a thousand times and I was still in the omg it's really happening mode and didn't do it enough, then pb said I should just Ira... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago


I think the difference between MeFi Music vs. MeFi with regards to snark is that here you are front and center with the creators. I'm all for snark if it is deserving and especially if it's someone being an asshole in some very public way on the... [more]
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Music comment - 3 months ago

Seeing a woman holding a sign that says they want to "end misandry" on it makes me really sad. What on earth is the story that got them to the place where they decided to state that message, take a photo of it, and post it to this blog?... [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Another comment from another member that wishes to remain anonymous:I am usually very private about this, but for your sake and for the sake of anyone who might read the question afterwards, I feel the need to speak up. I am technically a virgin, in... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Movie: Martyrs
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FanFare post - 3 months ago

Star Trek: The Cage
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FanFare post - 3 months ago

Movie: Repo Man
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FanFare post - 3 months ago


Sounds like a cool project. Yeah, contacting users via MeFi Mail and/or email will be the time-consuming tricky part, you might want to contact them via social sites if they have those in their profile as well (twitter, fb message, etc) if they... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Posted! [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 months ago


Alrighty, I think we've had about enough sniping at each other. I'm closing this up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

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