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Oh yeah I'll flag stuff if I'm not sure about it but want someone else to take a look at stuff. I'm less sure of my own judgment in MeFi proper, so sometimes I'll just flag something and move on figuring if it gets flagged a lot in the aggregate… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I just had this come up in rotation on itunes and was like "what IS that?" and fell in love with it all over again. [more]
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Music comment - Over five years ago

[I know the OP sort of opened the door on this one, but this is also not a referendum on breastfeeding in public. OP, you're going to have this question go better if you just maybe listen for a bit....] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The good news, if there is a good news in this scenario, is that the 13 year old whose parents were looking askance at her buying a copy of that book don't really have any control over whether she checks it out of her public library. I was pleased… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

o_O [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

boo-hoo-hoo, it's not like they have to work for a living. I know it may be tough to get your head around, but our jobs actually involve more than just moderating MeFi. There's a lot of email to answer, features to code, threads to read,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I have this problem in a general sense and have pretty much forever. I am also in a relationship now that I really enjoy and yet often daydream about not being in. Ths is what I decided. In a general sense, I am not worried about missing out on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Well, I forgive this guy, and just chalk it up to a temporary loss in judgment. We all have those moments. Meanwhile, my father had someone do something in his living room that he would never approve of. So what. Your dad is not your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Perhaps Astro Zombie will explain that we "don't really know" that Leviticus 24:14 commands death by stoning for blasphemy. Here is the awesomest thing though, if he's not my rabbi, I basically don't care! My rabbi is more the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

As you can see, the question did get edited. I don't know if this was done of the mods' accord or at the OP's request, but it happened. Sometimes people do this sort of thing by accident--making the title the question and the above the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I like how your 10,000th favorite, or any number-favorite really, is a moving target since someone can give you your x-000th favorite and someone else can remove it and someone else can re-give it to you again. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

silenced all my life isn't defined yet. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

And to be more specific, if your general reason for posting something is "oh my god this totally sucks!" that's pretty much a guarantee of the thread being a mess. Nearly every topic imaginable is going to have at least one person on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

-- you've overheard an actual conversation in which people have discussed whether to pronounce it "meh- fee" or "Mee-fie." - you had that conversation this weekened, with someone that you had many other interesting… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You might want to look at some of the winners from the Best Post Contests. I usually enjoy them and they're rarely newsy stuff like you might find if you're checking favorite lists. Here's December 2010, December 2006 and August 2006. I'm sure there… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

pa-RAP-uh the RAP-uh [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm not sure just how social justice you're looking to go, but Crimethinc made the only poster (pdf) that I've ever seen fit to hang in my workplace and the price is right. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Any other suggestions? Everyone else has great advice. My additional $.02. If you wind up with anxiety medication, you will likely go through some long stupid period of being too worried about the medication to take it. This is normal,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Anyway, I think a lot of the anger in that thread could have been prevented if The anger could have been prevented if people realized that getting angry at the OP is, generally speaking, against the rules and they need to open a MeTa… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't think this requires input from me, so I am going to ignore it. Hope that's okay. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah there are a lot of MeFites who have co-friended each other and so G+ assumes you might want to co-friend them too. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I woke up and deleted it. That's some serious bullshit and not okay. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thanks for the input, everyone. It really helped me think through things. I was offered and accepted the position at Big City College today, and notified Countryside Community College right away that I won't be able to teach for them… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I was there as a kid and opted out of the stair climb. I don't know what time of year you'll be there but it was hot as blazes during the summertime and there was a totally full stairwell going up, like a person on every other stair or so. I'm not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

never heard of the whois command I am jealous of the world of internet lookup magic that you have awaiting you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

That this is a very, very serious feminist issue worth fighting for. Really fighting for. I respect that this is a cause of yours. However, you seem to be making this MeTa thread into the place where you are engaging in a "take on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

if they're coming off as more "nostalgiawank for a narrow cohort of users" than something legitimately interesting for everybody I don't much care about Nickelodeon either but I mostly came to say that narrowcasted nichey… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is the sort of thing that is usually better sent to us via the contact form. MeTa is not such a great place to do posts-by-proxy. That said, single link Endgaget posts are often less good than the stuff they are actually linking to, so use your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

He's also a guy that for a lot of people has a lot of integrity and has done some good activism work both through his music and in addition to it. He's got a son with CP who he is quite private about but spoke about when he talked about his album… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Sorry to be a little late to the party here. You've gotten some great advice. These are my bullet points about the profession and feel free to email or IM me for more specifics, also google "things they don't teach you in library school"… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

In my past experience driving lots of sketchily registered cars from one place to another, Oregon will not care, at all. However you may be in trouble with your insurance where if you get into an accident and your car is not registered, your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Including the OP, right? Yes, I mentioned her outright in one of the many mod comments I made to that thread. So, this thread should be deleted? No, AskMe is not MeTa. And it's funny that this all came up this weekend… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Bitching about it on Metatalk is a lot less great than flagging stuff. All of those comments have been flagged exactly zero times which means I didn't even see them until now. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

you'll get off without even a reprimand for this Perhaps it wasn't clear that the "sarcastic sniping" I was referring to was BrandonBlatcher's "bless your heart" but let me be clear, it's also not okay and something… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I've put a mixture of bleach and water into my olive jars and that works out fairly well. Make sure you wash the lid off separately. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

mathowie and jessamyn are excruciatingly close How long has Music Talk been on the profile pages?! Now I've got to learn the harpsichord. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You might enjoy the book Food of a Younger Land that is edited by Mark Kurlansky. In it there are a lot of writings from WPA writers project folks talking about regional foods in America before fast food was a thing. Very worth reading, lots of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm completely befuddled by the idea that the stick-to-helpfulness of AskMe, which is the best feature of the subsite, has as proviso "feel free to be unhelpful and/or abusive in email" to the OP. Well, the "take it to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jessamyn just wrote this in the post before this one And I wrote a lot of that thinking about all the comments I deleted in this particular thread, among others. I get that people are upset and I even understand why. I don't understand… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is one of those "ask pb" things, I have no idea. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[the OP has an email address and if you'd like to tell her why she is annoying you should be using that and not commenting in this thread. This thread is for helping her solve her problem and if you need to gently challenge assumptions that is fine… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[This thread is about sources for the quotation not for a debate on the general idea. Debates go to email starting now, not AskMe, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

"Tabled for the time being" is what I said which is accurate. I think I was overestimating my own ability to wrassle with objections to this idea and as I said, it didn't have the support I had thought it did. I'll think on it. We'll talk… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

By humiliating the bad answerers so they never answer badly again? You know, I don't even think that would work. I wonder sometimes when I see certain people giving the same sorts of bad answers over and over again, how they miss all the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Many people like a cheap holiday in other people's misery. Many people like helping other people solve seemingly insurmountable problems with a swift and charitable application of "You know I was once in your shoes and here's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[metatalk is now where you have to go if you are not answering the question. I can not be more clear about this - don't call people names - email the OP if you have an off-topic response to her - be DECENT I know parenting is touchy and if… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

"There is no right or wrong answer, the purpose of the work is the processes the two participants go through to understand each other’s perceptions and to work together to find a state of agreement." [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Mayor Curley, your removed comment was Ah. So you'd know the real truth about my experience, then? I leave the detection of irony as an exercise for the reader Yes, yes. I get it. And if we were discussing our childhoods in Cork, your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

as a side thought, if mefi members want to protest mods deleting comments, i'd recommend flag bombing threads, haha This will render the flagging mechanism largely unusable by us. If this happens we'll ask you nicely once or twice to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think we're going to close this up. This is taking a turn that is pretty far from "Why was this post deleted" and we don't want to have to oversee an "Is religion child abuse" discussion. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

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