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My boyfriend is concerned my parents are abusively controlling. I think the answer to this depends on what happens if you don't do soomething they're expecting? Do they get really nervous or upset and you're just placating them, or do… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:I want to address two quick points of information: 1) My son knows what exercise is, and indeed, lectures me on the importance of it. He would not have been upset to heard that I was exercising. 2) At the risk of doubling down on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

There's no difference between saying "I don't believe in god" and saying "All people who believe in god are wrong." Of course there is. There is a huge semantic difference, among the many other differences with those… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[comment removed - walk the line folks, thank you] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

At least tell me, do you agree that people take their cues from what they see, which is why people are encouraged to lurk before joining this or any other community? It's not that simple, no. We tell people to not harass the n00bs… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Why can't we have a little more visible mod presence in these crappy threads, if the threads absolutely must stay? Because, honestly, it's a lot of work for threads we don't care so much about, threads that aren't the site's main purpose,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm more concerned about the collisions of news stories, obituaries, etc. which result in races to post and make unsatisfactory FPPs and doubles. We may just be head-in-the-sand about this sort of thing, but none of those are huge… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We felt like we were going to be playing whack-a-mole all day. We figured there was no way we were going to avoid either 1. another Camper thread or 2. a MetaTalk. We figured we'd rather have a "Why was this included" MeTa than a "Why… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If we could not have a discussion about rape turn into a discussion about Nazis AGAIN, I'd sure appreciate it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Just got off the phone with the NYTimes obit writer, so I guess that's happening in the next few days. True techies will appreciate this obit from the Channel Register which uses the word skunkworks a lot. I've had folks around to have dinner with me… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I like grilling! [more]
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IRL comment - Over five years ago

- every time you add someone as a friend, add them to a list. Use separate privacy settings for each list, this makes it a lot easier than turning on/off certain posts or whatever for certain people [i.e. work, family, mefi, etc] people do NOT know… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Please tell me you actually want something and are not just drunk? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The wiki about the wiki is that anywiki can wiki it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If it were me, I'd buy a van, trick out the inside, invest in some camping gear, a few PO boxes and a cel modem/laptop combo and go tour the US for a few years. Get all the old issues of Dwelling Portably [a zine that helps you live cheap and/or on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - please answer the question that is asked, not the one you want to answer, thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

u.n. owen was a real person and a bit of a scam artist possibly. There was that "u.n. owen needs help" MeTa thread which was probably the beginning of the end for any "MeFite needs help" thread. My take was that she was seriously… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Nah I gave it 30 good minutes, but really this isn't the open thread lulzathon. Sorry peanuts. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago


Somewhat related question: has there ever been a legal request to break anonymity? We've had maybe one case that I know of where there was a legal action that involved knowing who one of our commenters was [though not who an anonymous… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

it amused people enough to garner 113 comments (hint: that's more comments than any of your FPPs have gotten), and it got Matt a lot of page views, but I'm sure you're right, we'll never be the same after losing our innocence over a link. A link… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So the short answer is "No there isn't" but the longer answer is "That seems like a thing that we could build pretty easily." How do you feel about the posts' and comments' associated tags? Would you want all the favorites form… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I seem to recall, when I saw this movie on tv as a little kid, that they said "Coming soon: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" at the end of the show, and then I waited for it ... forever. The Vermicious Knids were my kid version of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

This is really not possible, no. If you really need your question to be truly not found by Google, you shouldn't put it on AskMe. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Didn't love it, but by the time I went to bed it didn't get near deleteworthy on flags alone. Sometimes meh posts stay up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Definitely asked before. Here is one I found quickly and there are a few more linked there. We should maybe add this question to the Frequently Asked of AskMe page on the wiki. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So we're 400 comments into a call-out over a stunt post? Dayum if she isn't trolling' us hard. Do not turn this into a trolling callout, please. If you guys have some on-site animosity then work it out over email or learn to ignore each… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Reversing the situation, if partner embarked upon the same course of action, to the same output, whilst I would of course feel sadness if the relationship ended, if she acted in her best interest, explored her feelings whilst honouring mine, and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

This is my life right now. I have a father who drinks more than "a bit much" and whose last wife left him a year or so ago and is now sort of a mess of minor and possibly major ailments. And he also almost refuses to take care of himself… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

then someone asking who these people are or why this is significant isn't out of line. Asking is fine. There are ways to do this better and ways to do this worse. Being conversational and not "prove to me this is important" is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I saw those comments and by the time I'd read the thread well, people seemed to have moved past it. That said, early "who are these people and why should I care" comments are noise, non-contributory and seem on their face to be expressing a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Most comments removed, let's try a do-over please? MetaTalk is your option] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[your copypasta rape jokes not appreciated - go to metatalk if you need to do that sort of thing here.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

follow-up from someone who would prefer to remain anonymous. I don't really like the direction a lot of these answers take. In my relationship, I'm the one with the higher sex drive (every day for me, every 2nd or 3rd day for him), and my partner… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

SPIN FOR LIFE!! [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Would this really be any worse than the occasional complaints about omission of NSFW tags, for example? I think so. We have a pretty clear description of what NSFW is [in the FAQ] and the default is we ask people to be cool about linking… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If all this thread is going to devolve into is "kick St. Alia" I think it's time to close it. I already said I'm not posting any more in political threads. You got what you want. Unless what you really want is to have a punching bag… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is MetaTalk this is not MetaFilter lite. Feel free to make a post about it if you'd like to talk about it. There is certainly no mod conspiracy to not have a post about it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Bunch of privileged bullshit, all this moaning. I'd suggest taking a walk at this point. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

My apologies, I didn't realize that links to projects on kickstarter and were banned. Of all the posts that are tagged kickstarter, only one of them is to an in-process fundraiser that is not Mefite-related and it's from 18 months ago… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Cortex, calling what I did "odd" is a callout. Putting a note in a thread for a MeTa that is mostly just using your thread as an example is a courtesy, not something that needs to be done. MetaTalk is what we tell people to use… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah if ROT13 becomes some sort of habit, we'll politely ask people to take it to MeMail/email/whatever. I was as surprised as you were, I don't think I've ever seen a thread turn into ROT13 before. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Hey folks, post mentions spoilers, please don't turn this into an unreadable ROT-13 thread, thanks. ] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

something about Sean Power says to me that he has hurt more people than he has helped in his life. I know Sean personally. I also mentioned this odd aspect to the whole thing on Twitter last night when I heard about it. He told me it's… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Wait, so it's okay to post a Kickstarter project as long as it's run by a Mefite? No, it's not. In the past there had been a few and they were okay but we basically had to make the judgment call "this is okay because it's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

First, if there is such a policy, shouldn't it be listed somewhere? Second, does this apply to all organizations that are soliciting money for good works, and if so, why, if not, why just Kickstarter? There is a general basic guideline… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Just for the record, the rule here is "don't say fuck off to each other" satire or not. Don't want to delete half the thread b/c we didn't see it earlier but moving forward, that's the deal.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You would probably enjoy poring over The Food of a Younger Land a book assembled by Mark Kurlansky about the huge regional variations in American cuisine before things started getting much more standardized. Comes with some recipes. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I couldn't search for "one" because it's too common a word. I ran the list but it's confusing since our admin user search is inexact by its nature. There are something like 609 users with the letter sequence "one" in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[nixed the kickstarter link - posts are fine, "donate to this project" is not. carry on.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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