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Granite State of Mind is probably the best music video about New Hampshire. So true. I sort of love getting to watch that video and laughing saying "hey I know that stuff!" New Hampshire seems to have the least aggressive… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Oh, I'd agree. But he caucuses with them, so it's a distinction without a difference. No there are some real differences actually. And I speak as someone who has voted for him [and Welch] as someone who feels that Vermont is the last… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Come to think of it, we should probably make a rule that people can't open a MeTa thread about their own post if it's still open. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I didn't want to start a MetaTalk discussion. Some of the commenters in my post did. But since they did not do so, I did so for them - by way of trying to keep them from shitting in my thread. For future reference, please don't do that,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

just because someone qualifies for a program, couldn't they still harm society by participating? Somehow? How would that work? What are the right-wingers saying about this topic? I am unclear if this is a thought experiemnt or if you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The threadshitting on metafilter is entirely due to the moderation system at metafilter. Visible threadshitting on metafilter is entirely due to design choices we've made at MetaFilter and is done by threadshitters themselves who bear… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

How can I link to it if it was deleted? I went to the front page and it was gone so... how can I link to it? The MeMail you get from mathowie saying "Success, your MetaFilter post is live" will have a link to the thread which stays the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

And this is the thread where it's being discussed. Granted not everyone wants to dive into a 1000+ thread about Wikileaks/Assange, but having ten threads all pop up on different small aspects of this winds up being complicated to moderate and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'd love to see all the categories listed, from most to least popular. I'm very curious The AskMe archives page pretty much does this. I am for some reason too lazy to sort the list myself at this time. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I know there was talk semi-recently about trying to rein in the feature, but I had no idea the rate of increase was so dramatic. Since we had the big MeTa thread about them, we've been approving slightly fewer of them though not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed, please don't start a fight about the morality of not paying back credit cards, thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

ROFL ROFL - t-shirt help?
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Ask MeFi post - Five years ago

I don't think this is true anymore. Obit posts have changed a lot over the years. Some are definitely thin. But lately, we're getting a very wide variety of content. I've been seeing this as well. For a lot of people, a solid obit post… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

the outright vitriol expressed here. Frustrated and angry? Um yeah hi, frustrated and angry was a quote from me, your moderator. Because I knew the thread was going to - require a lot of my attention - wind up in MetaTalk - have no… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This one seems to have been allowed to stand only because violence and threatened violence by fathers toward their daughters' boyfriends is socially sanctioned under a certain very traditionalist view of gender relations. I'm surprised and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I WANT EVERYBODY WITNESSING ME NOT POSTING ABOUT MARGARET THATCHER ANYMORE Thank you. Here is a donut. ___ .-" "-. .' . ; `… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Ripley would never support RDA. AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA actually I don't get it but I am sure I would find your explanation hilarious I require a list of satisfactory gifts for an Earth human You'll be happy to know we… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comments removed - question is not a legal question, it's an anecdotal one, please keep off-topic legal analysis to a minimum, OP is not anonymous, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Excellent. 100 miles of local events! any day now... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - maintaining a healthy, respectful discussion by focusing comments on the issues, topics, and facts at hand involves not making jokes about fucking other people's mothers. Drop it or get an unplanned vacation. Thank you. ] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Distinctive hair will also do this, combined with large not neccessarily glitzy earrings and you would not be too tough to find. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I decided to come clean with the food bank. My email: You guys are my local charity this year. Someone on the internet asked if I would do a dramatic [and to them, amusing] reading of a web page full of insults [nominally funny nicknames you have… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - folks, if you need to go to metatalk because you can't be a decent person in an obituary then you are welcome to go there, it's open 24/7. Mods are standing by to take your post.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - folks, it really is pervasive threadshitting to continue to GRAR about the Boy Scouts' bigotry. If you'd like to make that post in the future, though not today, please feel free to. In the meantime if you need to holler "Boy… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

including one multi-favorited comment that confessed "schadenfreude." As highly favorited comments go, six favorites isn't really expressing some sort of groundswell of approval. Bad obit threads are the exception rather than… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

no one I know is pinheaded enough to not make that intellectual leap of seeing something in that list that they could buy for anyone. This thread will also go better if you stop folding random insults in with your requests for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

tear down recently deceased in others? This almost never happens. My standard response is the one I put in this thread but here's a quote form one of the other linked threads that I think stands. We expect the good and the bad to show up… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have this problem and generally don't answer AskMes where A,B, and C have a complicated backstory that requires a lot of explanation. I just assume it's because of poor lifestyle decisions in my twenties that resulted in brain cells not up to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:I was in my twenties when my mother - who is probably the strongest and most has-her-shit-together person I've ever known - told me that many years before she had been contemplating suicide. I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

how do you handle someone who is 30 lbs. overweight and rarely exercises, owns a washer/dryer/dishwasher (and uses them), and won't buy his kids a bottle of water when they are thirsty because of the "impact"? First off, you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I do not understand basically anything in this thread except what electroboy said about the shoes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

any kind of dating.metafilter.com wouldn't be optimally effective. Ultimately, yeah. Also. MetaFilter: any kind of dating.metafilter.com wouldn't be optimally effective. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

And on preview, go nuts. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My best guess, as someone who has wondered about this, is that it's very similar to other places where a lot of the public gathers but that isn't owned by any one entity. Airports are sort of carved up into a lot of different teeny places that are… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

This was heavily debated when we first rolled it out. Taken isn't optimal, we know, but essentially we wanted this to have some standard entries so that if we later wanted to run some sort of program "single MeFites near me" or whatever… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People who want to have debates about how MetaFilter deals with obit threads should have that discussion here and not in the Elizabeth Edwards obit thread. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Spend the first week at SXSW, second week being the weirdo camped out at the Harry Ransom Center. Thanks for this post. Every year I go to SXSW I wind up spending some time in the cool quiet of the Ransom Center and I'm sure this year… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Jess, I think that often when people are being ambiguous about gender in relationship questions, it's because they are concerned that they'll get feedback that is either homophobic or sexist. Yep and I'm sympathetic, but usually… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

You are creating a game where you hope nobody will notice the deletion, but if they do notice they end up creating extra work for everyone. It is a policy designed to create drama, not reduce it. I assure you one of the reasons this site… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Everybody knows enough of them to cover the filthiest, most interesting relationships. I am happy to say that my knowledge of filthy relationships exceeds my knowledge of Catholic saints. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Probably less of these sort of comments. Totally agree on that by the way. Too many people had responded by the time it got on my radar, but that's not us saying it's okay to bludgeon people with invisible backpack metaphors from left… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is this why there's a thread about the word cunt on the front page now? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Interesting that people like jonson, Effigy2000, WCityMike and loquacious are on that list, who I seem to remember have made some great posts too. Exactly. Most of the people on that list have made a lot of very good posts as well as a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

A few from my library that seem to fit. Poster Children - Sleep Leadbelly - Where did you sleep last night Jawbreaker - Sleep Fastbacks - Trouble Sleeping Bonnie Prince Billy - Cursed Sleep Nick Lowe - Endless Sleep [mentions sleep at the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Someday, Love, Yours Truly. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

was I flagged by the MeFi community, or was this purely a moderator's decision? How problematic does a comment have to be, if there are favorites, for moderators to remove the comment? I know people love favorites but we basically don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Mine went in the mail today because I can never remember when the post office is open on Saturday. It was fun to have them ask "Is there anything liquid, fragile, perishable or potentially hazardous?" and get to say YES. I will leave my… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Who's dragging him through the mud? Nobody's saying don't be funny. I think koeslitz was making a joke? But as I said I am bad at this sort of thing. Also if you think SFPL is lacking, you should try the Brookfield Library. Is your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm pretty sure both of those things can be done using the regular MeFi web page. The mobile version is supposed to be a sort of stripped-down version of the site for quick reading and commenting. Here's a longer slightly outdated discussion of what… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's wrong for a community weblog to censor these expressions because they are unfamiliar, but that's likely to happen anyway. Is this your central point? I still don't seem to understand your central point. If you are in some way… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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