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I believe that people who make shitty posts should be the target of nastiness directed at them in connection to those posts Just an FYI, this opinion is not shared by us at a policy level and the nastiness thing is a problem. Sorry to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Not trying to second guess you, but I do a VT to NY run occasionally (I live in Randolph) and I've found that the small amount of extra time that it takes to do the shuffle over to 87 [and then over via 81 and down 83 to 95] is often worth it just... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Both are fuck-off territory Which was where I was making my connection this morning! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My take on this was that it was the adherence to group harmony at the expense of individual expression. That is to say, we place a high value on some sort of social cohesiveness and assert that things sort of go kablooey if people start ripping into... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

"hysterical" is not seen as being anti-woman generally Depends on who you are. It's come up enough times on MeTa/MeFi that using it as a rejoinder against a woman who you think is being exaggeratedly upset about something seems... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

If you're looking for a mate, I guess it might be a smart thing to do, and it seems to be sanctioned and engaged in by the mods, so whatever. I assume you're talking about me because all the other mods are married dudes and have been... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

do discussions like this also contribute to your overall style of moderation and choice-making in moderation? Just to "me too" here, I agree with what cortex said. Without these discussions, all we have is the flag queue and the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Let me know if it works better. What would work better is if you considered that many people seem to think youre a trollish asshole and if you don't want them to think that you need to worry about substance and not style. If you don't... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

why is he allowed to post? Because we don't ban people just for being cranky. Is this a serious question? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Flat-out gay bashing does get deleted, but a lot of the more insidious and sublty nasty bigotry doesn't currently fall under JUST NOT OK territory I agree with you generally. The reason it's easy to say "I'd hit it" is no longer... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

including but not limited to Ethereal Bligh and jennydiski. EB came out with a manifesto on Thanksgiving Day basically telling all the women on the site that they needed to engage in civil disobedience to get Matt to change the site's... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Are the mods going to respond to how pla posts What is the question that requires our response? We're not going to let the thread become pla vs everyone. The way OC responded in-thread was not appropriate. pla is advancing an... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

people have been responding to pla in-thread. He's also not welcome to continue whatever his "look at me" campaign is over on the Blue either. I don't know if he's just trying to rile people up or if he really believes those things, but the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - please stop acting like children, dial your snark back, be helpful or give yourself the timeout that I'd be giving you if I wanted to sit in MeTa all day.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I don't know if DTT did it or not. We definitely didn't apply any modly sanctions to him as if he did it. He can show up and say he didn't do it if he wants to. Comment stalking is against the rules on MeFi proper. Sometimes people do it on MeTa... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Came in too stark, went back out, put on pants. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I deleted that comment. Damn That Television seems to be on a jerkish roll lately and that needs to stop. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We deleted eleven comments from that thread, mostly before leaving a mod note to take it to MeTa, one was from BP but it was mostly just an aside, not something directly relevant to the topic but not a tangential fight either.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This is also the second DTT callout this week. It's entirely possible that the things that inspired the two callouts are totally coincidental and unrelated, but as mods one of the things we do is see if this sort of thing seems to be trending up [in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

If the screen is still in okay shape, you can part it out and sell the bits on Craigslist or elsewhere. I gave away a husk of an iBook [no HD, no RAM] to some local high school kids who were thrilled to have it for their mad scientist lab. So, if you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm the only non-conspicuous consumer I know. You can do a fair amount with sugar cubes as well. And duct tape. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Are you kidding? pb gives all these powers. Mathowie's has something to do with bicycles. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

it’s important to remember that you’re never responsible if someone uses your credit card without your permission. This is true but not super helpful. I've had my CC number stolen/misappropriated twice in the last few years. I did not... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I just think that especially when a poster knows it's a spoiler and says so, while putting more inside, the revelation is a jerk move. Agreed with you that this was definitely a jerk move.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Handled. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

BP's relentless, humorless vituperation is a major reason that I come by less often these days. cortex pretty much explained the mod angle on this. We're aware this is a problem, we're trying to do some work on it via back-and-forth email.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

in-thread callouts get deleted without a word? What? Callouts belong here, not in-thread. I'm not sure why this is confusing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Seems like there's a lot of regional variation in how people take it, but feel free to say whatever the heck you want. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Follow-up from the OP I'm negative. Please thank everyone again for their support, information and understanding. I've checked with a lawyer at the clinic I went to... in my particular state knowingly putting someone at risk of exposure to HIV... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You'll have to think a little bit about where you might wan tto be working. If you want to go work in a big library system, then you'd be better off learning the basic LAMP tech suite of stuff and being a systems person who does back-end web stuff.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What a total cop-out. The fact that academics can re-define racism, and then proceed to have a discussion in which it makes sense that black people can't be racist, doesn't make that statement any more legitimate, it makes the academics full of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

"Cowgirl up!" I don't like Man Up or Sac Up or Grow A Pair most of the other terms along those lines, but Cowgirl Up sort of sounds like a porn director line. Like, if someone is talking about cowgirls, the chances that they're... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I really find that listening to upbeat music in a language that I do not entirely understand works for me. So sometimes I tune in to the Iranian Radio station in iTunes, or yesterday I was listening to Rachid Taha on repeat. I do also listen to a lot... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

For me it's one of a few things - I have a rough estimate and I think someone wants something more specific and/or I can't communicate with them that it's a rough estimate [i.e. they're going to take it as specific no matter what I say about how... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

hapax mahna mahna! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Since the mods linked the Ask server into to the US Department of Homeland Security's terrorist surveillance division network, its AI has been a bit tempermental. As the person who answers real life email from real life paranoids as part... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

infini, you haven't been making a lot of sense at several points over the last month or so. I appreciate that this is some sort of "appreciate the mods" gesture, but I hope you can also appreciate that an open lulz/nonsense thread in MeTa... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

thought about lightening it up a little. Appreciate your intentions, but the antidote to weirdness isn't a whole lot more weirdness. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

>:) Could you please try to act like you're not just being a yutz about this? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Have you ever done this or seen this done, and how did it work out then? What counts toward this limit? I'm going to exclude professional contexts right away, because I work a customer-facing position. Do I get to exclude formulaic questions like... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Comment from a MeFi who would prefer to remain anonymous:I am the daughter of someone like "Sam". It was not a good life under that parent. The experience made my mother a sour, bitter person and made me, well, not quite right. To this day I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

like nationwide, maybe? ALA are the people who pay for a lot of these surveys and they pointed to this Harris Poll from about a year and a half ago. Talking points In-person visits also are up 10 percent compared with a 2006 ALA household... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

the first post was not threadshitting. Saying "Fuck you. This post blows." in the first comment is the textbook definition of threadshitting, unless I have misunderstood you. I'm sympathetic to the fact that you absolutely hated the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This whole thing is ridiculous. With respect, lots of people here think it is not at all ridiculous. Unless you are actually trying to start a fight in a thread we are actively trying to keep civil, I'd suggest you either sincerely engage... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

assuming no actual physical contact with the stripper, as is supposedly the case Many people in this thread have said that you cannot make a safe assumption that this is, in fact, the case. So, if you want to have a fuly qualified... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians - Tell Me About Your Drugs Human Sexual Response - Cool Jerk Tubes - She's a Beauty Go West - Call Me Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Madness - Our... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

It's like the monster in the closet in horror novels that you never see. By not outlining exactly what freaky is, it's left to your imagination which is probably better than just telling you. Here are some specifics from Li'l Wayne, Rick James,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

your considered screed has nothing to do with the question at hand yo. It's quite possible you misunderstood it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Worth nothing that PBB has a four star rating from Charity Navigator and that the service dogs for PTSD sufferers was the result of a bill sponsored by Al Franken, the first piece of legislation he wrote. Thanks for the post.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Sort of depends how you want to frame it. I'm not a doctor person but I'm related to someone with incurable cancer. And she doesn't look sick. When her medicine stops working -- which it will eventually but we don't know when, could be months, could... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

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