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Revolutionary Road was a big deal when it came out in the early 60's [about life in the 50s] and was recently made into a movie. It has a lot of the period mood [the predigested life idea, keeping up with the Joneses, etc] in addition to the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

a few more "don't be assholes" notes That's not a bad plan. The most recent mod adjustment we've made in the past maybe year has been disallowing [as we've seen them] the piling on of one user with the relentless interrogation… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Even though I only ask a question every two months or so, I was yelled at last year for using a sock to ask two in one week. Seemed a little excessive to me. I can guarantee that no one yelled at you. We email people saying "hey it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The official response is "not here." Unofficially there are a bunch of spin-off sites, some misc IRC channels and a few other places where MeFites congregate that I think we were just talking about in another MeTa thread yesterday. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I think there's a list in the FAQ but off the top of my head I can think of MetaChat, SportsFilter, PoliticalFilter, MonkeyFilter, MeFight Club, Whedonesque, a few that aren't really around much I don't think [Devoter? BookFilter?] and some smaller… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I freaked out before my wedding and had someone else post a question for me within my seven day window. I don't remember the context specifically, but this is the jam that we get into. There is a limit that we try to enforce through… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

A lot of perfectly straight/normal people do this in their sex lives. The reason she doesn't want to do it is for psychological reasons, and not something like past trauma, I think just mental embarrassment/thoughts that "it's gross",… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

could be that's jessamyn or asavage making use of the anonymous feature. It's not me, my doctor knows I [very occasionally] smoke the stuff. I figured it made more sense to tell them the truth than have to deal with it alter down the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

If you don't have any luck here, I've found asking in the AdTunes forums can be helpful [I did a search and they haven't talked about this ad as near as I can tell]. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Just to elaborate, it is the 40th week of the year [I learned, thanks to this site] and while I do answer a lot of questions, I also tell people to cool it a lot, so reports of my answering are somewhat exaggerated. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[added vimeo link, carry on] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

What's that qualitative difference between me and my sock puppet posting a question each, and me and noob X posting a question each? Um, the site has served two people instead of just one? 99% of answers you're going to get on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We were passed on the document by someone who said they preferred that Jezebel's take be the defining one, given the amount of slutshaming that was already taking place. This universe, where Jezebel is seen as some sort of preferable… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Can we have a view on whether this is acceptable? It is completely not acceptable. In fact, even asking a MeTa about how to get another AskMe question is already sort of edge-case. Not that the OP is trying to use this MeTa to find… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm not sure why this is hard for people to grasp, but I was raised without religion so it comes sort of naturally to me to see the difference between "these Christian homeschoolers did some terrible things" and "this gigantic religion is, to a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - COOL IT with the name calling and the taunting, thanks, ffs. A thread about a Jewish newspaper isn't the place to make your invisible sky monster pronouncements, go to metatalk or go away.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago


...is not what happens. Did you just tell pb how the site works? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Excellent. I live a mile away from the school where I work and they're paving the road between here and there. So, good excuse to go walk anyhow. Thanks for the post. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I sort of feel like I should post that chicken fucking photo so at least in the future I'll get accused of something that I actually did. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I know we've brought it up before but people who are interested in where this line is drawn in Judaism might really enjoy the documentary Trembling Before G-D [link goes to Hulu but it's available other places online, here's their website] which… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

And I know that I'm right, because I've done my research. I am a black and white thinker sometimes and I know what this feels like. That said, there's a micro-context and a macro-context to most of these interpersonal interactions. Very… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's like, whenever he gets going on something he found that he thinks is really cool, you guys are sort of snorting derisively and all, "Pffft, nerrrrrrrd." I hope it's completely clear that we think he is wonderful, because… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

because it feels like, "Well, people are buttheads, whattayagonnado?" In many cases, that is actually how we feel. In that specific thread, there were a few comments that seemed like they might fuck up the thread but by the time… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

- library book club or other library programs - volunteer at food bank or other nearby do-gooder place [animal shelter? senior citizen residence? hospital?] - walk a neighbor's dog to some local dog park - freecycle some stuff - put up a flyer… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I've been an Americorps/VISTA person twice. There are a few things that I think are the same across many experiences and a few things that are really different. Here are things I would like to know. - how is the organization thought of in the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I have actually now been to all of them. And I was doing some research. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

There's a big difference, in a relationship, between keeping a scorecard and noticing what seems to be imbalances in the relationship. So, you don't have to engage your Dad on this issue since it's not technically his business, but it might be worth… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

also I was at the bottom of a hole. I played Minecraft. I started walking and then a dug a hole until the ground turned a sunny orange. Now I am stuck in the hole. It is nice and sunny in this hole. There is a blue square here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"You know, you're allowed to read what I write on the internet if you'd like." This is the crux of it to me. I've had a few occasions to witness this sort of thing in action in my family. One time my mom shoulder-surfed my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Let's all just agree not to go to reddit. Then, we can't find links from there. This is how I do it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Leather, old wood, oil furnaces and damp basements, linseed oil, old moldering books, fireplaces [working or not], granite/stone basement walls. Do you notice it in any particular rooms? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I frequently present to library groups. One of the downsides to doing anything that looks too "shiny" [and I clicked through all these slides and I enjoyed the general points] is that people think you're trying to sell them something and… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

via links are one of those things that are nice but not required. People find thngs a bunch of places and it's damned difficult to prove where anyone got something, though it seems to be fun for some folks to include [via] links for others' posts in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't get how a link-back in the comments commits a deletion-worthy sin When we have seen this sort of thing it's usually an early snarky comment with a via link. This presupposes - that the commenter knows where the OP got the link… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm seeing a lot of bullying lately of people like AElfwine and Joe Beese who have voiced opinions contrary to the group. We've been talking about that a little lately in Modland. There are a few people who seem to think that because… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed -- that wishing death/suicide on to people? We don't do that. MetaTalk is your option.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

The big deal is we don't understand what jfuller was talking about. We asked. We gave him two hours to explain what he was talking about and he didn't come back. Friday night is not a great time to just open a MeTa thread about ... something and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I've seen numerous examples of people admitting they feel jealousy but have taken no action in response to those feelings. Those people are immediately and loudly denounced as potential abusers and controllers, already guilty for having committed… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Silence is sometimes interpreted as assent. Ignoring people who are making trollish or asshole comments can make it easier for them to say, "Well, no one objected but you. Obviously it's not that big a deal." I think two things… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

what was the problem with just exporting to PowerPoint? No time to fix any mistakes made converting the file? I don't use PowerPoint and I don't want to learn to use it just because the people putting on the program say that it's the only… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

While most people think of human heads as spherical, they're actually more like an egg. Bless you for passing over the obvious category of rejoinders. I love this place. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - this is not the bird joke thread.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

We'd get to stay up late and go out in the yard with sleeping bags and lawn chairs and a thermos of tea/cocoa and watch the Perseid meteor showers. It's great because they're in August so no worries about missing school. When we'd go wake up my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

She would like to keep the ring, not for any kind of emotional reason but because it's pretty jewelry. How much more effort does she need to put into giving it back She should send it to him registered mail unless she wants to be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The supposed guideline against having a "take all comers" attitude sounds a lot like a euphemism for "If your opinion goes against the grain of the prevailing ideologies on Metafilter, don't be so open in expressing your views… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Jessamyn, how do the policies you and Cortex just iterated in the last few comments *not* encourage an echo chamber effect? My take is that they wind up encouraging everyone to move more towards the center. I'm not totally psyched about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Isn't that an oblique form of censorship that can stifle debate? No, it isn't. I think what you are thinking of is "chilling effect." We are not the government, this is one website among millions of websites where people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is one of those threads where I should have quit earlier. Now is not too late. I do not really see your latest comment as getting closer to some sort of useful interaction with the people who are having a hard time interacting… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

it's kindof annoying because he's so strident and loves killing people's positive buzz whenever there's a democrat success The Joe Beese as Obama-still-sucks buzzkill is something we'd like to see less of. If there's a thread about how… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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