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Curley was at least ten times the man you are, and I don't even know you. Seriously, what? Are you confused and think you're in Usenet circa 1993? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If I deactivate or reactivate my account, that's between me and the mods. The way I do it is also between me and the mods. I do not want to belabor this, but it's worth mentioning that things that attract community attention wind up being… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was trying to parse this and figure out whether you were talking about real professional baseball players or some sort of ironic hipster baseball pretenders. I wonder if he has an account. If not, I wonder if he wants one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I did love this, but was worried if I sidebarred it, everyone might start doing it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[folks, this needs to not be a debate on the topic but people answering a question. OP, please don't turn this into a debate.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am your fire department. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Plan is the same. Yes we'd like to do it. No, we have no timeline. We're also working on a Terms of Service that is a little more pressing. That is what I know. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Favorite is a modifier. It modifies the term "depressed friend." Being a pedant is why I am no one's favorite friend, but it's a small price to pay for being right. j/k [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I bet pb can wormholes. You are totally right. And yeah we don't have morning briefings [morning?] but we do talk about big topic stuff. So when there was a bunch of Wikileaks stuff [and associated fatigue] happening, every time there… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's all about degrees. I definitely sympathize with people who have a difficult time posting links from their phones. At the same time, there is a bit of a "we expect you to do a little bit of the work here" philosophy in terms of stuff… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"It looks like you have included non-linkified links in your submission. Such a thing is a scourge and should be stamped out -- would you like us to automatically linkify them?" It's definitely a thing we think about, how to err… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's a good talk and seems really human and not another guy-with-pedestal telling you about how smart he is. I really enjoyed the re-watch. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is a wonderful post, I can't remember the last time I've clicked through every link in a post. Finley's book is also keyword searchable via Google Books. Thanks for reminding me to take a random walk through the full-text tornado books there. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

"Still better than Transformers 2." YouTube's feature where you can read the funniest comment without reading all the other comments appeals to me. I am certain this is funny even when I can finally watch the video which I can't now… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

No problem, it's a touchy issue and I totally understand that people are a little highly emotional about it, I sure am. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Because some days, I think that sometimes us just walking up to them, thanking them, giving them a gift, and then walking away without asking for anything more might be something they really need. This happens to us, often, just so you… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

He will continue to get pleading/guilt-inducing/angry emails from his father about this--which he would rather not get, as he wants to preserve at least a shred of their tenuous (crappy, historically tumultuous) relationship and avoid as much… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

How is this not chatfilter? Problem to be solved = we are having a baby next year and need help thinking of all the things to put on the "to do before we have a baby" list. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

How are the mods planning on handling the change? Will they now be banned, the way other content behind a paywall is? We'll really have to see how it plays out, is the only answer we can give at this point. At some level something that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[answers saying the bird is a popsicle will be considered jokes.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Your summary seems to hit most of the points for me. I have a wonderful SO who is usually on the sightly-late side of things. When we're meeting somewhere we try to arrange when he should be leaving the house to get there on time [otherwise he tends… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[removed some comments that apparently our friend at the NYTimes was a little too hasty with, sorry folks.] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The discussions in those threads can be fun, though. :D For some values of fun where fun does not include "fun for the mods", sure. But it's something we'll all have to pay attention to in the future. There's also… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Great. Dain bramage. Nah, I edited it after the fact to bother ND¢ because I am secretly an adolescent. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Damn, did that peraon who posted the pictures of the "cuties" that they were interested in get a time out? No. So, in summary - Ask your question when the people who are likely to be able to answer your question are awake. - Keep… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am aware that this is not exactly what you are looking for, but if you are an engineer that likes or has cats, you will appreciate the nerdiness of the Guide to House Cat Coat Color and Patterns. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

last time I did an fpp of a big picture topic I got yelled at I've gotten flak in my posts too. Ignore the haters and keep posting good stuff. Its part of life on MeFi. At the same time, it may be a good idea to understand why… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - take up your GRARGRAR religion complaints in MetaTalk if that's all you have to say here. Other folks - sorry about that. Carry on.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

[comment removed - seriously, wisecracks need to go to email or you need to take some time off, thanks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I love that dorky maple lawsuit. For those who aren't familiar with local whatnot, Vermont has a part-time legislature which means that the people who make the laws are rarely career politicians. This is good news and bad news sometimes but leads to… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm pretty sure you go straight to Hell if you badmouth him. Flagging is a completely invisible way to express to the mod team that someone should take a look at something. Many posts get at least a flag or two for various reasons. The… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Yeah usually we'd be telling people "hey there's an open Ebert post" To be honest I didn't see any of the three you linked because not a single person flagged them. If they were the usual "Hey Ebert made another blog update!" I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I didn't know that the Vermont state Senate had the ability to amend the US constitution. When did that happen? Did you read the links or the thread? It's urging Congress to take action. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Jesus, I guess I had a better night than some people. I was specifically out making dinner for friends last night. And yes cortex does mainly the blue and me mainly the green, but we always trade off if the other seems not to be around. However,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I dropped him a note yesterday and told him he basically gets to never do that again and remain a member of the community. I decided not to delete the question because a lot of people had answered in good faith. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

alms' response is what I use in the rare occasions when this sort of thing happens to me. If people persist, I tell them the oatmeal fable: "a family where the kid never talked until he was 6 and said the oatmeal was too cold. The parents asked… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Interested folks may want to listen to our interview with kokogiak on an old podcast. Fascinating stuff. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Maybe a MeFi Mail sent automatically to a user with the deletion reason would be helpful. Again, this is an idea we've considered and rejected. This is our usual thought process.... - most people never have a post deleted - some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

To dictate what users can and can't do on other sites is, in my opinion, not very cool at all. I don't see how how that's anyone's business. If people copypaste a post to MeFi and four other sites, we'll suggest that maybe they're not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Good night you Princes of Maine, you Kings of New England. I always quote Elsa at times like these. "I have made some good friends in this place" from another nice MeTa thread. Hugs. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We've definitely been thinking about making one. Here is the question: AskMe, Quora. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The discussion page on Catbus is pretty funny. Thank you for that. I've been playing the long game on Wikipedia for a while, trying to get Vermont, library and library-related pages not sucky and getting new pages written for people… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

how about deleting the users themselves? It's annoying but not against the rules to be fighty. That said, the site runs with a very small staff and a lot of back and forth emails fighting with the same-old-users isn't something we're… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People are starkly divided. The medical and scientific establishment is not. If you have a vitamin deficiency, you can sometimes treat that with vitamins, including multivitamins. In this case you are treating a medical problem with a medical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

What I meant was that the message the mods leave when deleting a post isn't visible unless you go hunting through recent activity AND haven't already removed the thread from recent activity. Whoops sorry. Yes, we used to have that as a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have the keys to several local libraries, perhaps we can work something out... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I like your blueberries! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Wittgenstein is known for having said "Meaning is use" which is sort of like what you're talking about but his actual quote is "For a large class of cases — though not for all — in which we employ the word ‘meaning’ it can be defined… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm a librarian. I have lists of sites that search the dark net or whatever you want to call it. Here is one. Really sometimes collaborative info systems/sites [like this one] are the best at answering something, it really depends what you're looking… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

- Start off with a terrible clearly dumb joke. I suggest knock-knock. - Have a lot of papers that cascade to the ground are which are out of order. - Adjust your bra straps a lot and wear something that is staticky and clingy and very very… [more]
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