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what the hell are you doing up? Red-eye flight & waiting for a connection. Sorry for the super speedy service. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is this the thread where we all masturbate furiously Nope. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not only does it only work on the internet, I don't even control it. It just retroactively zaps me to where the danger lives. It's damned disconcerting. cortex got the Venn diagram implant, and I got this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[A few comments removed. this needs to not turn into an everyone vs etherist debate. go to MeTa if you feel you need to.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Any simplicity movement with a glossy magazine devoted to what to buy is fooling itself. I'm all in favor of shopping smarter. For people who have disposable incomes and care a little bit about these things, it makes total sense to shop wisely. That… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I wasn't necessarily mocking angrycat, I wanted to highlight a potential pitfall in discussing disability It was very unclear whether your remarks were made in good faith or just taking the piss. I'm not super plugged in to the concerns… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People have different approaches to dealing with people with disabilities. And nerds are tone deaf. And some disabled people are jerks and maybe poor planners, like everyone. This speaks to the whole two-dimensionality of the internet experience. You… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's actually my relationship to cookies and other snack foods that makes polyamory make a lot more sense to my personally. I'm always the non-amory person at the picnic [usually with some distant barely-available boyfriend or just sort of single and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Generally some of the places you want to go are easier to get to by bus than even thinking about parking. You can take the monorail to downtown and then it's a free bus or a short [8-10 block] walk to Pioneer Square and from there it's a similar hop… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

You don't seem to like these people much to begin with and this seems like a handy reason to have less to do with them. Tell them that their drama is not interesting to you and you hope they can find a way to make this work and make themselves and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Yeah this is definitely the problem with relationshipfilter questions in general. There's usually a lot of [over]explanation and then the question is something like "Thoughts?" Which really has two problems. The first is that sometimes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

BP: Flamboyant statement of position X. I am asking both of you to knock this off. And TAL, if you're not trying to be a total provocateur, please stop with the "flamboyant" stuff. I'm not sure if you're trying to be needling or… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

the long-running pattern of horribly offensive bullshit being allowed to stand while stuff that argues against it is deleted Well here's the thing. If we deleted pla's comment when we saw it, we'd also have to delete the comments replying… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This community allows bigoted, hateful comments to stand ON THE SITE ITSELF If you've got a problem, go to the MeTa thread where people are discussing it and say your piece. cortex and I have both responded in detail about why that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's less the logistics nightmare and more the fact that we just plain don't want to encourage people to do this. If you do it of your own accord, that's cool, but any sort of mechanism on the site that said "sure go ahead and ask a question… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

How about we do this: Shut down metafilter completely for a week. I've often suggested one MeFi-free day a month where everyone could go take a walk outside. I'm not sure what I think about the general civility/favorites issue. Part of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I believe that people who make shitty posts should be the target of nastiness directed at them in connection to those posts Just an FYI, this opinion is not shared by us at a policy level and the nastiness thing is a problem. Sorry to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Not trying to second guess you, but I do a VT to NY run occasionally (I live in Randolph) and I've found that the small amount of extra time that it takes to do the shuffle over to 87 [and then over via 81 and down 83 to 95] is often worth it just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Both are fuck-off territory Which was where I was making my connection this morning! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My take on this was that it was the adherence to group harmony at the expense of individual expression. That is to say, we place a high value on some sort of social cohesiveness and assert that things sort of go kablooey if people start ripping into… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"hysterical" is not seen as being anti-woman generally Depends on who you are. It's come up enough times on MeTa/MeFi that using it as a rejoinder against a woman who you think is being exaggeratedly upset about something seems… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If you're looking for a mate, I guess it might be a smart thing to do, and it seems to be sanctioned and engaged in by the mods, so whatever. I assume you're talking about me because all the other mods are married dudes and have been… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

do discussions like this also contribute to your overall style of moderation and choice-making in moderation? Just to "me too" here, I agree with what cortex said. Without these discussions, all we have is the flag queue and the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Let me know if it works better. What would work better is if you considered that many people seem to think youre a trollish asshole and if you don't want them to think that you need to worry about substance and not style. If you don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

why is he allowed to post? Because we don't ban people just for being cranky. Is this a serious question? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Flat-out gay bashing does get deleted, but a lot of the more insidious and sublty nasty bigotry doesn't currently fall under JUST NOT OK territory I agree with you generally. The reason it's easy to say "I'd hit it" is no longer… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

including but not limited to Ethereal Bligh and jennydiski. EB came out with a manifesto on Thanksgiving Day basically telling all the women on the site that they needed to engage in civil disobedience to get Matt to change the site's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Are the mods going to respond to how pla posts What is the question that requires our response? We're not going to let the thread become pla vs everyone. The way OC responded in-thread was not appropriate. pla is advancing an… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

people have been responding to pla in-thread. He's also not welcome to continue whatever his "look at me" campaign is over on the Blue either. I don't know if he's just trying to rile people up or if he really believes those things, but the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - please stop acting like children, dial your snark back, be helpful or give yourself the timeout that I'd be giving you if I wanted to sit in MeTa all day.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I don't know if DTT did it or not. We definitely didn't apply any modly sanctions to him as if he did it. He can show up and say he didn't do it if he wants to. Comment stalking is against the rules on MeFi proper. Sometimes people do it on MeTa… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Came in too stark, went back out, put on pants. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I deleted that comment. Damn That Television seems to be on a jerkish roll lately and that needs to stop. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We deleted eleven comments from that thread, mostly before leaving a mod note to take it to MeTa, one was from BP but it was mostly just an aside, not something directly relevant to the topic but not a tangential fight either. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is also the second DTT callout this week. It's entirely possible that the things that inspired the two callouts are totally coincidental and unrelated, but as mods one of the things we do is see if this sort of thing seems to be trending up [in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If the screen is still in okay shape, you can part it out and sell the bits on Craigslist or elsewhere. I gave away a husk of an iBook [no HD, no RAM] to some local high school kids who were thrilled to have it for their mad scientist lab. So, if you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm the only non-conspicuous consumer I know. You can do a fair amount with sugar cubes as well. And duct tape. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Are you kidding? pb gives all these powers. Mathowie's has something to do with bicycles. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

it’s important to remember that you’re never responsible if someone uses your credit card without your permission. This is true but not super helpful. I've had my CC number stolen/misappropriated twice in the last few years. I did not… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I just think that especially when a poster knows it's a spoiler and says so, while putting more inside, the revelation is a jerk move. Agreed with you that this was definitely a jerk move. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Handled. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

BP's relentless, humorless vituperation is a major reason that I come by less often these days. cortex pretty much explained the mod angle on this. We're aware this is a problem, we're trying to do some work on it via back-and-forth email… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

in-thread callouts get deleted without a word? What? Callouts belong here, not in-thread. I'm not sure why this is confusing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Seems like there's a lot of regional variation in how people take it, but feel free to say whatever the heck you want. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Follow-up from the OP I'm negative. Please thank everyone again for their support, information and understanding. I've checked with a lawyer at the clinic I went to... in my particular state knowingly putting someone at risk of exposure to HIV… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

You'll have to think a little bit about where you might wan tto be working. If you want to go work in a big library system, then you'd be better off learning the basic LAMP tech suite of stuff and being a systems person who does back-end web stuff… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

What a total cop-out. The fact that academics can re-define racism, and then proceed to have a discussion in which it makes sense that black people can't be racist, doesn't make that statement any more legitimate, it makes the academics full of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"Cowgirl up!" I don't like Man Up or Sac Up or Grow A Pair most of the other terms along those lines, but Cowgirl Up sort of sounds like a porn director line. Like, if someone is talking about cowgirls, the chances that they're… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I really find that listening to upbeat music in a language that I do not entirely understand works for me. So sometimes I tune in to the Iranian Radio station in iTunes, or yesterday I was listening to Rachid Taha on repeat. I do also listen to a lot… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

For me it's one of a few things - I have a rough estimate and I think someone wants something more specific and/or I can't communicate with them that it's a rough estimate [i.e. they're going to take it as specific no matter what I say about how… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

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