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I liked how this turned out, though I sound harsher about SEO stuff than I actually am. I was ranting on bad SEO, and the people that came out of the woodwork to say that MeFi needs a dedicated SEO staff and strategy, etc and it is so much snake oil... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[Please, please don't make this into another thread about how all fat people need to just burn more calories] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The "MeFi memories" site refrerenced above lives here, by the way. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Deck ads on The Blue
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MetaTalk post - 2 months ago

get back to the topic of exactly what kind of sacrifice it would take to placate Slenderman? I thought Slenderman was just a creepy dude that hung around being creepy? Is there a whole backstory I'm missing that he needs... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

reload tableflipper.com to enjoy many of these in GIF form [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[xarnop, it might be time to take a step back and let people discuss other aspects of this story before this becomes a you vs. everyone thread,... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The TLDR podcast covered Slender Man a few months ago, and spoke to its creator. Still weird and baffling how two 12 year old girls concocted a story where they were supposed to kill a friend to appease this made up phenomena.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

No mention of a non PayPal monthly support option? "added Bitcoin as well, and are still working on a PayPal alternative if that was holding anyone back from giving." We're still looking at doing it with Amazon Payments. We... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

But where is the fun part in this? Where ISN'T the fun in this? Dude, you get to act like a 8 year old again, back when you'd ride a bmx bike in an abandoned lot off a jump while it rained cats and dogs. It's pretty much the same thing,... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yes! I was there, and it was kind of a disaster, but it was good to finally make the europeans race on this side of the pond, since it's really brutal to travel to Belgium several times a year for American riders.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"Thank you for using your PayPal Debit Card for your payment of $242.86 USD to PAIR NETWORKS INC PITTSBURGH PA." I called Pair.com, talked to billing and the above quote from my email was me making sure Bradlands.com will stay online until Feb.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

you had mentioned that the staff had previously taken a pay cut, is that something that might be reversed with the help of the fundraising funds? In a few months I'm going to revisit everything to see what's possible, and this could be... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

UNSUBSCRIBE GOOGLE, I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM YOU [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If you log out and back in, you'll kill the "hide Deck Ads" cookie and they should re-appear. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

whoever's writing for Disney these days seems to be officially Sick of That Shit and is doing new stuff, which I love. Yeah, it's great to see them tweak with the formula. We've got Tangled and Frozen and now this playing with the same... [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

I'll post a big update on Monday. So far, we're at about 10k per month in recurring revenue, which is fantastic and makes things a great deal more stable (that is close to what our deficits were running before). The one-time donations are in the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I've got HMOs In different area codes [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Suicide Girls TextAds
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MetaTalk post - 2 months ago

I really want to own clownpenis.f.art. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I forgot to mention the plot follows the first Matrix movie almost exactly. When Wolverine goes back in time, they have to "hold" him in a secret lair, but then they get attacked, and then they have to wrestle with fighting attackers in the... [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

I've thought about this feature for a while before. One thing is I wouldn't want @username mentions to be required in that format. I think it's weird and clunky and unnatural to talk to people in text like that (but it's fine for Twitter). I know a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

From a member that would prefer to post this as anonymous:Hmmm, well I'm not sure I can give objective advice here -- only try to relate my experience and see if it adds any perspective to your situation. If I could have privately messaged this to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[updated the post to link to the original instead of buzzfeed, per poster's request] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

On the size thing, the iPhone seems fine in use until you test out a ginormous android phone for a few hours (not the Galaxy note but all the 5.5" ones). The iPhone feels like a tiny toy and cramped and surprising that it still only comes in the... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Silicon Valley: Signaling Risk
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

Silicon Valley: Proof of Concept
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

Movie: X-Men: Days of Future Past
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

The Mo Money Mo Priuses is funny, but the 99 problems but getting a cab ain't one is yeah, not really awesome. Love the Compost one in the Compton logo though.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Google unveils a self-driving car
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MeFi post - 2 months ago

There is some kind of tomfoolery suspected. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I know at least three people that have had this exact problem. I've seen it myself in sending what I thought were iMessages to a friend that I didn't know switched to Android, which he never got. I swear I saw a nearly identical write-up of this last... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have never followed the comics or seen half of the earlier movies, so this was pretty close to me just going in cold as a non-fan. Overall, it was alright, but I definitely felt like someone that was trying to read a book by starting on chapter 6... [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

this change all-at-once transforms MetaTalk from the least moderated part of the site to the most moderated. This is overblowing it a bit. Every Projects post has to be approved by a mod (me), since day one. Every anon Ask MeFi question... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

yay, the retired badge worked. Happy trails Jessamyn, knock 'em dead at Open Library. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, I'm working 30-40hrs/week modding on top of other stuff. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Ask Metafilter is Born
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MetaTalk post - 2 months ago

[for people flagging this like mad, it's cool we talked about it and it's a really weird edge-case we wouldn't normally do but is kind of a big news story that a roundup post can help explain, so I'll leave this up.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, I've recanted on the ads thing already. I just want to reduce our reliance on it. It looks like we're approaching nearly 20% of the ad revenue from those thousand people doing monthly support, which is fantastic and beyond what I ever... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Ok, it's less green now, but still different than MetaTalk's dark gray. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

It's tough to know where to begin with this. I remember meeting Jessamyn in 2000 at SXSW when it seemed the entire blogosphere still fit in a room and most of them happened to show up in Austin that week. It was a pretty incredible week meeting... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'll leave things as-is for now and adjust if the demand is really there. I think today we'll see a lot of questions and then they'll eventually peter out.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Moving to a non-profit is a huge project, but something I'd definitely consider if we were really getting towards being mostly member supported. In reality right now, we're talking the support so far could account for maybe 5% of our monthly ad... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Here's an example of my own profile shown logged in and logged out (public, same as search engines see). We basically only hide contact and personal details, leaving the rest public including social site connections (other sites you contribute to),... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The cynical side of me says this is just capture another hour of the day people wouldn't be looking at Google ads because they have to drive somewhere. On a recent trip, I *hated* driving around in traffic for hours a day that I couldn't get any work... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm honestly more interested in what that giant spike in usage was sometime in January was. It was the day the story of the decoding note cards question went viral. It was basically everywhere for 24hours.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Honestly, trying to guess what I am doing wrong to anger Google is really the closest thing we have to modern day cargo cults. Not to downplay the ideas, but half a dozen people have given me serious considered SEO advice and it's funny when... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

We'll have self driving cars, and very soon. But there is NO WAY they'll be like this one, at least not for a very, very long time. It'll be more like an advanced cruise control. You can buy a brand new BMW x5 that auto-drives and brakes... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Here's video of a new BMW i3 (electric car) doing the self-driving thing at low speeds. It's pretty freaky. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Please don't. I was using it as a bad example of what we WOULDN'T DO so please don't think it's even on the table. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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