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I rarely get my period thanks to a combination of a small pituitary tumor and not caring enough about it to get it addressed [I'm healthy otherwise]. It never occurred to me that I could tell me SO that I could use my mental powers to not get my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

A large company like Walmart has no responsibility to the community. They have a responsibility to themselves. Except for all their blabla lip service that they care about the community. The law allows them to do this. They can take the... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

we sort into groups of 10-12 and send cards to everyone in that group. Something similar maybe? As much as I'm all in favor of postcards crossing the world willy-nilly, would someone be willing to chunk up this list into groups of maybe... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We'll also post comments for people who don't want their username associated with a particular comment [or you could have a completely anonymous account just for posting comments you don't want associated with your username. On a few occasions I've... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm really not sure what you are trying to communicate with that last comment. I am trying to say that there has been a lot, an awful lot, of discussion implying here that you are not participating in this community in good faith. If... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

you seem to be saying that it's wrong to have preferences about things like personal grooming. I think having overriding preferences -- i.e. you were getting busy with someone and their grooming preferences mattered so much that you'd... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

And yeah, you can go bask in your glory in that thread. I'll close this one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

With that said, I am closing this up. If people want to have a better Palin post or even a better Palin MeTa post, please feel free to. This is really not the way to have this conversation.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's usually not a smart thing to assign motives to people you don't know. It's also a great idea that, if you have no desire to actually engage in a conversation, which is your prerogative, that you not end your comments with some... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

In, of course. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Anxiety manifests itself in a lot of different ways. A vegan stance always involves choices, deciding how far is too far. At some level, however, regardless of whether bugs feel pain, you're not going to be able to keep people from sending you stuff... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Word of God not withstanding Eh? Sometimes I'm reading a book and think "Huh, it would be really neat to have a post about __________ on MetaFilter" Most of my posts come from books. I guess you can argue that this may be... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Most of my recent ones have taken maybe half an hour. I have a harder time digging up related links and fussing about phrasing than tracking down the original link. Though sometimes I have an idea for a post and NO good link and figuring out what's... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I would hug an owl [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

one ought not parody bigoted views. I'm aware that it's treading on thin ice, but our general opinion is that casual racist/sexist/homophobic talk doesn't seem to scale well. That is, I know that OC is making a joke and most people in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I like the card catalog, movable shelving and secret desk ideas. You might also want to do something with the dumbwaiters that a lot of old libraries had. I'm thinking the dumbwaiter works like normal but if you hit the buttons in a special order the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I just shove it in when Ms. Palin is involved...shove it into the blue that is. That was a fairly offensive metaphor and a bad post to boot. Deleted.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

EVEN CALLED ME ON THE PHONE FROM NEW YORK nickyskye calls everyone. We work pretty hard to stop the pile-ons. Specifics will generally help your cause. You need to actively look like you are trying to meet the community at least... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

...and I was kind of hoping they'd say "Of course we didn't; we'd never do that." cortex and I are a bit too careful language-wise to say we'd "never" do anything, but my feeling is that neither of us went over to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The Whelk is in Paris suffering lost baggage ignominy. Please send him a big old hug of any sort. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

actually the site runs on sql server fyi I say "You know the old vaudeville days where there was like a funny person and then a person who stood next to him and went o_O a lot? That's like my job" 웙 I HAVE A SWORD... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Yeah and I do say "it's like Yahoo Answers except it's not entirely populated by children and does not suck" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

People already don't read what we've put there. We've been chatting about revamping that page for a while now and I think adding something about questions not being too short or too long might help a little, but let's be honest, probably not much.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

when someone doesn't feel that reminder that they need to keep it actually readable. This then becomes the "we told you to keep it 'readable' and you didn't and now we're really peeved...!" In other words, putting a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Wow, can we get some thoughts on the new MeTa deletion policy? It's not new. Saying "fuck you" straight up to another user as your only comment isn't okay and hasn't been okay for a while now. MetaChat is a different site and... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Oh my god, the egg-bound cockatiel haunted me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

exponentially better posters flirt with getting banned for calling you out. If you want to take this to MeMail, please feel free to, but if you think this is as simple as how you're outlining it, I assure you it is not.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's horrible. If this was a thread about a rape, and people were coming in talking about how sometimes some girls really *were* asking for it This is not a thread about rape. Can we not do this here?... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I've almost never dated per se, which sounds like it may be similar to your experience. My basic feeling, though I'm shacked up for now, is that I still don't date and probably wouldn't if I found myself to be single again. What I mean by that is, I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I am honestly not trying to blame the victim but I just don't get why any woman would agree to have photos or video taken of herself naked. Because the sort of edgy trust you have to give to someone to give them something that there is a... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Have you already dismissed Hippo Hands for some reason? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - I know you mean well but "you're pretty" doesn't really help solve this problem. sorry.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

As a child, I was in a household similar to the one you describe, with a workaholic, emotionally abusive father. For many years my mother thought she couldn't leave because "it would be better for the children" to keep the family... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

It would be a fun ten minutes and then you could never go to another MeFi meetup anywhere in the world. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I dropped the guy a polite-but-chilly note to take those comments down, to be followed (most likely) by a wordy-and-less-polite email from cortex and then (I suspect) a stock DMCA takedown notice from mathowie. If none of that works, pb will delete... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Every time I see comments from you Artw, I come back to this one and grin no matter what you are saying at the moment. "kitty bus!" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

howsabout every once in a while jessamyn or you tell HER how tired you are of her, instead of Chyme just because his outrage didn't have a cutesy palin-esque wink and smile to it? I do. We both do. Often. It makes me angry that you would... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

There are maybe 3-5 users who are actually Banned4Lyfe and we don't let them sign up again if we can help it. We'll return their money and ban the account immediately.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Because it was a double from a year ago? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I did one more pass since this is now in MetaTalk. We don't have any specific rules about banning people for going after other members of the site but sometimes I feel like we should. There are literally 5-8 people who do this all the time and most... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

But I can't help feeling that your annoyance with OC has made you a little hasty to delete his comments, sometimes (in my opinion) questionably. My feeling is that people who know OC personally, who know he's a right on guy who would give... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

my view is that the satirical voices in this community should not automatically be the first ones to dropped just to keep the rest high and dry. Also, not to get all *slams brew* *takes depositions* *nails hot babes* rudster,... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We're actually well paid and happy workers, though I wish sometimes that this chain was a little longer...... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This is only sort of on-topic, but moving this into modern times, the way to set many clocks accurately is by having standard time servers. Computers do this automatically now, but before this was possible, people would travel the world with super... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Pretty sure I forgot all the rules, but I have had a wonderful time laughing at 2009. - 웙 I HAVE A SWORD FYI [the winner for this year, I have no idea why this didn't get a million favorites] - My favorite one-favorite comment (from 2001) - Why... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

sure! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I just think it's awesome I get to visit Jess on her birthday every year. I'm a lucky dude! Eidetecker is not lying. I traded him a laptop for a kayak. And another laptop for a filing cabinet. Maybe I'll start a list of stupid favors I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I like postcards, actually. Or send a postcard to someone else. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Immediate removal to MeTa? Deletion of posts contending with Alia? What we've been doing over the last year or so is trying to use some judicious notes in-thread [and the occasional deletion] letting people know that if they want to have... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

While were talking about stuff not getting deleted Nothing was flagged from that thread (except the lulzy MeTa joke) and I hadn't seen it. If something is bothering you, flag it. If nothing is bothering you, then maybe there's no problem.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

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