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What do you want this MeTa post to accomplish? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

my opinion is that contentious issues should never be shied away from because some people may be offended or have a hard time "doing" something. And just to be a broken record, my feeling is that this framing of the response to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This was a MeTa thread waiting to happen and I advised the OP of the anon thread that it was likely. Bad advice is cetainly bad advice and worth what she is paying for it. There are prohibitions in Askme concerning incorrect legal advice, and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm going to close this up. MeTa is really for things that you want to talk over for the community, not an alternative soapbox for things you're not supposed to say in AskMe or MeFi. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Hey hey underwear lady! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Seriously, MetaTalk is your option. Go there, or take a walk. Do not debate whether this post should be here. It IS here.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - quit threadshitting. I suggest taking a walk or flagging and moving on, thanks] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Hey Mods, serious question : can I please opt out of favorites? No. You can set them to not be visible in your preferences. You can quit looking at your own profile or set up a Greasemonkey script to hide them from yourself. You can stop… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[removed a bunch more comments - you folks should have taken this to email much earlier...] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Less holler, more challah please. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We see something like this: mefi 97993 display error zarq What section of the site it's in, clickable link to the thing, why it was flagged, who flagged it. So in this example it's clearly you letting us know there was a little thing to fix… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

a short memory makes for more pleasant interactions the rest of the time. This is why cortex's scotch is a business expense. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Semi-seriously: not really. We have an admin-facing user page for each user which has such boring things as "send password reset email" and a few other little functions. We have a list of comments/posts that you've had deleted. We have your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - at the point at which you are telling people that their business sucks, you need to go for a walk. Let's start over please.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

OMG N00BS.
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MetaTalk post - Over five years ago

If that means two posts that touch on the same subject fairly close to each other then I’m down with that. That was also my feeling. Again, however, we're an international site. I am aware that this issue is relevant to people from… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Wahk. Wahk. (Boston Seal) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah this is something that really would need to not happen here. Our relationship with you and your email address is basically: we require you to have one when you sign up, we might use it occasionally to contact you [but even then it's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

In case an anecdote is helpful. I had this same thing happen to me a ways back, complete with horrified face and all the rest [though we were dating, not quite a hookup]. We had a nice talk while clothed and sober and then we both sort of left it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If my after-the-fact snarky post in MetaTalk is the excuse you were waiting for I didn't delete it. But seriously, a domestic violence joke? Spending a bunch of time watching a thread on an Important Topic waiting for people to make… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

MetaTalk is the Help for Assholes wiki. sorry [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I use an old copy of Taco HTML edit from back when it was free. It will make links and do a few other things and has some tag coloring which is useful for spotting malformed HTML. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I have not seen this. Are you sure it was here? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

People complain about stuff in the library world all the time. I find that it's hard to get people to take you seriously if you say that something sucks [even if it's terrible software or whatever]. I also take your point as well. I, instead, refer… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm not sure if this is helpful. I have not used score-it-now. I have, however, graded essays for ETS for the GRE and ... something else (it was a while ago). The difference between a five and a six is generally almost nothing. A six needs to be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I thought it was an interesting idea that could in theory help with self-policing, make mods' jobs easier, and help people get more of what they want out of the site It is an interesting idea, but one that would basically involve turning… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So, given that particular dynamic here on MetaFilter, why should I even bother trying to share things I know Because the fighty nitpickers are being jerks and why would you let them control how you interact with the world? I find that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It is now thanks. You are now welcome. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

By GPS, do you mean a smartphone? I have an iphone and I hold it in my hand when I am walking and look to see if the blue dot is heading towards my destination or away from it and then correct for that. So, I'm often walking in the wrong direction,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Call the MA RMV Omsbudsman's office at 617-973-7777. The woman I spoke to there is named Julia. There's also Klark Jessen from MA DoT [(617) 973-7019], but I'd try Julia first. Alternately, and this is weird, I've had decent luck with the MA DOT… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

One thing I want to point out though is that the default settings I suggested would theoretically change nothing on the main page, only allowing for some [admittedly contentious] peer censorship on AskMe. I know this is just a friendly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

jessamyn, can you flip to that page? I'll get right on that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

OMG you can do this? Did it. Is today really your birthday? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Mods, you need a Friday night bouncer, I think. What do you think restless_nomad does?! At some point, in the future if we decide to turn MeTa into a pre-moderated part of the site (no plans at all to do this, but it crosses our minds… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We're actually not that interested in growth actually. The $5 isn't really an income generator here [I mean it makes money but not the bulk of the money that pays everyone] it's more of a "keep spammers out" system. Allowing people to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We just trust them. Unless there's something sketch, we assume people are on the up and up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If she really feels that he shouldn't be in the kids life, she should use those resources to accomplish that goal. If she does not do that, it could backfire on her. Please post this in the thread and consider walking away from this at… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is a bit of a self/family link but my cousin recently quit working as the editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine to go do his own writing/woodworking thing called the Lost Art Press. He recently came out with a book called The Anarchist's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I hate you. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I have the OED but my GIF animation skills are rusty. Have at it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I guess I would probably be on board with a policy of discouraging answers that say literally nothing apart from "get therapy" just as we discourage single-word yes or no answers without more. We'll often do that, the same as… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Is anyone truly busty enough? Actually, I am. I think mathowie is going the other direction though. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed, quit fighting.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm struggling how to add to the wiki but I'll read up and suggest over there. You'll need to do a few things, none of which are too complicated though they can seem that way sometimes. - register for an account - go to this page once… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'd be curious to know what percentage of MeFi users generate content for the front page and subsites. We ran the numbers for AskMe and it's pretty surprising, how many people particpate. That part of the site is the heaviest traffic part… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah, but with the current setup we're pretty unambiguously comfortable in the very worst case scenario with refunding someone five bucks worth of shut the hell up. This is one of the other glorious side effects of running a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Not sure why its so horrible reaching out to a younger generation of users. It's not that we're averse to reaching out to younger users, it's that we're averse to outreach outside of the totally hands-off word of mouth, period. No offense… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

"Tone argument" seems to have (in my limited viewpoint) come over here from other more contentious communities that were much more about specifically dealing with difficult issues frequently. In this sort of situation, being the person who… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

end well is an anagram for wendell. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think that there's a difference between just adding witty banter to an AskMe thread and sort of obliquely trying to provide a type of answer that maybe isn't THE answer. One of the early things we learn in library school was that the questions… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

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