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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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

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 - Last year

Better Call Saul: Mijo
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FanFare post - Last year

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

Yeah, I liked this show and this judgment, but did find the Judge went deep into contracts when last week he kind of glossed over it. I thought last week's decision was a tad cruel, but this one was fine. I suspect the inconsistency is due to… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

I wish Aziz Ansari could be on every episode of Bob's Burgers. The Darryl character totally nails Aziz's brand of comedy and I love it every time he appears. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

Interesting. Sam Biddle, who largely broke the story in the first place, wrote about it just before last xmas in a uncharacteristically reflective blog post. He met her in person and talked to her a lot about the aftermath, and ends up apologizing… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I'll never watch an All-Stars again. No Tim Gunn, nothing but insanely short deadlines and tiny budgets, and a finale that was so quickly cobbled together it produced nothing interesting. Seriously, the short deadlines on the show meant to get… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

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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