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From an author that would prefer to remain anonymous:Hi there, this is a rule I'm very familiar with, because I write and publish a lot of erotica. I also assist other authors in determining if their books will be blocked or adult-filtered, and in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The favorites-to-comments ratio is an interesting metric, but is it really measuring the quality of a post? So of course, pb made an internal tool to calculate this and we only looked at posts with a >1 ratio. Stuff that falls in the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

GuyZero: NICE [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I inserted it by hand, from the link. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

MiguelCardoso: Have you released any books lately we should know about? Anything coming out soon? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

MiguelCardoso, can we do a AMA thing here? How's your family doing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

foopster, I have two last days here. Friday night is my last hours of mod time, then I'm out! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Yay! Someday, I will fuck all of you as thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Matt: Is your objection more to the source of the post or to the conversation that ensued? I know people want to talk about the election; it's happening at water cooler's across the nation. We went through this six months ago when Spiderman… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

[Drinky Die, sio42, this isn't really a great place to talk about the crime, the thread is more about the privacy of victims and the university's response after the fact.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Podcast posted! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

So it's just a nicer looking nomad? This was supposed to be a big deal? [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

The Blake story reminds me of a guy that orbited my grad school life on campus. When you first met him, he was clearly the most interesting person in the world and the most interesting person at a grad school party. He claimed to have been a smoke… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That was a fantastic essay from the always brilliant mind of Frank Chimero. I really loved the slow pacing and bringing me around to the final point after a long journey and period of discovery. I wouldn't really get why his point about borders &… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago


Brain breakage
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MeFi post - Two years ago

When you go to post new questions, there is a good bit of code that tries to figure out similar questions to the one you are asking, and I'm constantly amazed at how close old questions are to what I'm asking. About a third of the time, I don't end… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Yeah, we'll consider switching to bcrypt. There was no support for it for ColdFusion at the time we changed our system in 2007 and sha-256 was pretty good at the time. The migration is a big project. It's a pain in that there's no easy options… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

A solution has been found:in this new MeFi thread [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Considering the context of a normal Oscars acceptance speech, it was a wonderful moment of speaking truth to power and a great statement. I get what she was going for in it, and maybe it could have been worded better, but to attack it as diminishing… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Yeah, I'd say make the video on your desktop then export to dropbox, send the secret "share" link to the file to your friends seems like the best option. Most movie file types automatically get displayed in their own movie player, so you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I do not get the "SKIP" link Yeah, at iPad widths, we're still toying and tweaking with a solution to that (probably a tiny arrow in the top bar, etc) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

adrian, you are a witch. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That was an incredible show. I finished listening to it earlier today and was blown away. When I started college, I hung out with a couple friends that went to al-anon and I even tagged along to their functions, and we talked about things a bit… [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

(here is the Ask MeFi post looking for explanations as well) [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Reading the comments here, I totally missed so many things in this episode. Damn, the writing on it is totally fantastic (if slightly subtle, next time I'll keep my distracting electronics off while watching it). [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

reddit tries to explain the optical illusion [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

JulyByWomen went really well last year so I wholeheartedly look forward to this next month! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

[trying to one-up each other on how little you care about Sports seems a noisy derail in a thread about Sports fans, maybe skip the thread if this isn't floating your boat] [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

A new theme for MeFi: Modern
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MetaTalk post - Two years ago

sidebarring it once it's a fait accompli will cut back on the cranky comments and up the excited ones That's a good point, I'm inclined to hold off until the first for the mention welcoming the launch. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Why are people allowed to blatantly attack others - but so long as they keep it politely worded, they can expect to get no sanctions? Is that something that's going to change any time soon? aryma's behavior is problematic, and other mods… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I want to apologize, I thought the controversy was about her statements at the podium, not what she said backstage after, which yeah, sound a bit off and could have been said better. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Did O push the red button or was he banned? Banned, and it was years coming. 0 was responsible for a good amount of moderator time and resources, which are running very low these days. I didn't see him participate on the site outside of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

MeTa is supposed to be an escape valve which is now denied a bit I think most of us can agree that some MetaTalk posts in the past have gotten very heated, and it was usually because they started off hot and just got hotter. I don't think… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

if I'm fairly sure they're not made in bad faith, what actions are helpful for me to take? Flag them? Flagging is the best approach, and hit the contact form if you think it's part of a larger problem or larger issue that isn't obvious on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I would love to see less posts made about this topic sure, every one of them linked above was problematic, we were on the fence about letting them stay, and catching lots of heat over contact email when we did remove one. the tactic of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

my own impression is that a lot of the reason the grey is perceived as so toxic is because it sucks up a lot of vented toxicity from the blue I think turning off your computer and going to shout into a pillow before returning is a better… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

is there any concern from the mod team that refunding the 5 bucks, and it being known that you guys do that, will increase the amount of this type of griefing? PayPal is a fickle beast. Basically we've had hundreds if not thousands of SEO… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

as my never posted MeTa for which mathowie gave me a morning after pill before it could become an even bigger problem To be clear, I want to mention MiC is talking about a contact form email about something I cleared up and gave my… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I don't think how Metatalk is currently operating can any longer be described as a queuing process. [...] That isn't necessarily a bad thing. I think you nailed a bit of the damned if you do, damned if you don't nature of this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Anonymous questions have no link to user IDs in the database, so you would be fine. Credit cards are not given to us at all, that's all at PayPal. We never get your address. We do have a name associated with a PayPal which we use for identity… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Original poster here. Thank you for the comments so far. Sorry that this update is so long; there's a lot to unpack. I actually hesitated to post this question, because I suspected it would provoke a pile-on. I have long gotten the message that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

My dumb story of my dropcam snapping a nude of me is in the "dick pics" story, but I didn't know it was part of a full issue on sex, so I'm off to read the rest. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That was so beautifully written I'm just in awe of Sacks, that he can approach a certain end with a sense of wonder and courage. What an amazing person. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I loved this episode because of course I remembered everything about this story when it was on MeFi back in 2002, just a couple years after I left living in LA, right near where the sign went up. I always loved the attention to detail that… [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

Yeah, books are tough in the current guise of FanFare due to the time commitment. If you imagine a new popular TV show, it might only take 22 or 45min to watch an episode without commercials before you can talk about it. A new movie, 90min to two… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

What is the average queue time It would be a weird average where 90%+ are <5min and a few are a day or so. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Better Call Saul: Mijo
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FanFare post - Two years ago

Seeing the photos from around the world warms my heart. What a great goofy hack. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

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