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I really hardly know jess but I am torn Yay. It was my 10000th MeTa comment [lord help me] and I wanted to make it count. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

it's hard for me to write off my own dad when part of me wants closure. I worked out a relationship with my dad that I'm okay with. It still gives me some degree of grief, but I'm good at doing a few things. - Accepting him without… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yes. Basically there are two situations 1. Ex-spouses who are friends and try to work things out amicably in which case if one spouse had a problem they might being it up with the other and try to work out something amicably. This is fine and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

But a lot of folks including mods seem to think it's fine. Might be worth discussing. What? No we don't. We're trying to be polite here and acknowledging that sometimes people get caught up in the heat of the moment and start interacting… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm sorry reading those terrible men caused you physical pain. How dare they share such bad, thoughtless and unproductive comments. Obviously, there's not a single thought expressed in the whole lot; they exist only to hurt you. We all… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

irrelevant lullzy jokes seem to always find their way into serious discussions involving Catholicism in here. With all due respect, linking to a political cartoon from 1875 in a thread talking about historical attitudes towards… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I think what languagehat is referring to is that a lot of people from the US have said that they find USian pejorative and would prefer people didn't use it and used something else. The "something else" is up to you, but it pretty much… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Loving the auto-fellating device. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What? I though it was a weird retort for people calling themselves American since technically the term American means people from Canada and Mexico and even people from Central and South American if you're getting technical. Didn't we just have this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

the concept does make me snicker a bit. What would you write in it every day? Bill McKibben wrote a whole book about it, sort of, and it's a good read. I think it really revolves around what you consider normative. So for people who… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Yeah this has been the thing that they've been working on for a while now and everyone thinks it's going to be the total game changer. "Like Yahoo Answers only slightly higher quality!" Yahoo answers has a surprising amoutn of page traffic. It's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Oh that is a wicked tool. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Where relevant, cite and link to third-party sources such as Wikipedia. Hee. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Considering that nthdegx closed his account as a result of the weird shit talking that was happening in the "anyone but England" World Cup thread, this seems poorly timed. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I am glad you are doing okay and I have been following your facebook and I'm happy you have good local friends in addition to all of us. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[comment removed - listen folks, I'm sorry this started out with the stupid derail that everyone responded to but if you'd maybe skip the LULZ OTHERKIN or just the general LULZ OTHERS it might be nice.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

There may be all sorts of impasses here, many of which are manageable and since you guys don't live too close, you can probably try a few of them. I am a late thirties woman with a dad that I have a borderline-decent (formerly horrible) relationship… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

There is no text analogue to volume. Well if you make a multi-thousand word post and then mock people for not reading it, it sort of extends that metaphor. I get that people get really heated up, but at the point where you're spending… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Am I the only one who found the assumptions and the conclusions made by this particular "test" completely tooth-gnashingly annoying? The not-so-subtle disdain shown for all the people who seemingly didn't "appreciate" the great music with either… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

That would not be a bad thing. Perhaps not for you, but any collective "Let's gang up on our collective enemy" thread most of the time brings out the worst in this community. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I should say "hug it out" more. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I did the low-to-no sugar thing when I started exercising seriously and did a small exception for right-after-exercising time when I figured sugars were not only okay, they were a good part of post-exercise recovery. My absolute favorite post-workout… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This was one of those times when we were just following the flag queue. My best guess is ... tawdry title + link to spammy seeming celeb blog + Guardian link isn't a great combination and linking to the upskirt photo itself just made it seem that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I was too was honestly wondering what the legal discussion would look like. Yeah, that same set of facts, done up differently, I think would be an interesting discussion. All the more reason not to delete it. Why encourage the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Is MeFi predominantly men Pretty sure it's majority but not predominantly. The last time we checked was a zillion years ago when we were collecting stats for Federated Media to give to their customers. That survey determined MeFi was 67%… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

jessamyn and mathowie, are you saying that if someone wrote a post that focused on the legal issue, it would be OK? No. I'm saying I could envision ways to write a post that people would enjoy talking about and not just howl at each other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This is not about shaving but about any disliked routine. I used to have a hard time, for whatever reason, brushing my teeth in the morning. Now I have a slot for it in my routine. Wake up, start coffee, go into bathroom, brush teeth while coffee is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Outside the sheltered liberal socialist world-view, you'd find precious few Americans who hear "States' rights" and pop right off into "racism" land. My feeling is that anyone with a liberal arts background is at… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

THE CAKE IS AWRY. I hate you. I don't have to be nice to corrtex on mod day, right? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

What the fuck is that, a triple-mouthed mod eating dragon of some sort? I thought you liked us?! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We have talked about a plan, yeah, and beyond that it's basically none of anyone else's business. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I know damn well that 'States Rights' is a codeword for 'Codified Bigotry'. Yeah, I know, right? That whole "American experiment" thing, what a crock! I'm not sure if you're unfamiliar with the term as it's frequently used in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

They're not automatic deletes at all, pretty much nothing but self-links are auto-deletes. However, we've only got a few other major languages spoken by members on this site [I know people speak Spanish, French and Japanese and to a lesser extent… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Can we just get over ourselves already please? Different people choose to emotionally experience and/or self-congratulate in different ways. I didn't give any money [though I helped collect it for fake] and found the whole thing a little… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Deleted that and the other Stormfront link, I know they're sort of germane, but we'd really really like to not give them any traffic whatsoever. People can Google for relevant info. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I dunno Jessamyn, you may have passed on a bucketload of money there I think facebook is afraid of me because I can not be motivated by money. mathowie is up to the challenge. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Everyone seems to assume some underlying mental illness... I have no problem imagining situations where suicide counts as the best option available. That ignores the mountains of research and evidence to the contrary. I am also a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

In the US [I know you live in Canada but this is what I know...] you can sleep in rest stops in most states [there are some exceptions such as most of New England and I think Georgia last time I was through]. A road atlas will tell you which states… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Is this going to have a chilling effect on the secrets (if any) from people who wanted this to be truly anonymous? I don't know, did it say anywhere that the person's identity was compromised? I know on MetaFilter we have a "no anonymous… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Why else would I send a text about hanging out with Kelly right after I sent a text about hanging out with Pauline? For exactly the reason you did, you like her and would like to see her and have her not get the wrong idea. Didn't Lisa… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

if Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we would be answering the phone with "Ahoy!" I answer the phone that way because man, fuck Thomas Edison the nasty dog electrocuter. Come to think of it, AGB wasn't that great either. Maybe I'll need… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Whatever! What I'm really concerned about is the tuchus moratorium. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

No one enters URLs directly anymore. Novice computer users do not type URLs into an address bar or search box, this is totally true. The different browsers have different default search engines built into the search box in the browser… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You might want to ask this specific question over at Unshelved Answers which is librarian-specific and might have someone who knows exactly how to do something like this. It's a small but growing community. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

?! Seriously, what do you want? Call mathowie on the phone and ask him. This is not the type of thing we're going to talk about on the site. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[most comments removed - I do not know what the hell is wrong with everyone but I've been helping my elderly dad fix his computer on the phone all day and I NEED YOU to not be fucking around. There are a ton of places on the internet to go shit in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - please leave comments without being oblique if at all possible, or feel free to MeMail people your cryptic asides.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Why don't you Ask MeFi infini, and not just spray your grar over unrelated threads? Or is this some sort of meta-joke I'm not getting? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'd put a bounty on his head. Does your forum have some sort of flagging mechanism? Sometime when he's been recently banned, have some sort of mention of "problem users" [if your forum is small enough, people will know who you mean] and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

We'll run it through a translator if a lot of people are flagging it. It's not rocket science. We sort of figure that people who speak Russian will take a look and let us know and if it's just pointing to some LOLBUTTZ somethingorother only in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

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