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I don't think objectivity is the desireable end here. What you'd hope is that people can be the odd combination of subjective and dispassionate enough so that they can give you perspectives you may not have considered. I mean obviously there are some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

And I think there's a real difference of opinion between people who think that important difficult topics are necessary to immerse yourself in and discuss regularly and other people who would just like to see a rape and puppy abuse and domsetic… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I won't be reposting this video in another post. If someone would like to, please don't worry that I intend to do so in the future. If no one else posts it in the meantime, perhaps next week I'll try to figure out a way to create an… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You and your wife need to work this out specifically because while it's certainly possible to do what she wants -- big neighborhood cookout party -- and do what you want -- vegetarian only -- it's not the easiest way to do either one of those two… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

EFF has created a Firefox add-on called HTTPS Everywhere after the Firesheep debacle. This will ensure that if you are using a site with an HTTPS option, it will default to that. Only works for a handful of major sites, but it's a good start. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Not a call-out on Jessamyn, by the way, and I'm not trying to make her job harder. The easiest way to make my job easier is to not open a MeTa thread calling me out directly. That said, that's what it's here for so... Didn't like the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

However, being a moderator of a large group myself, I've learned that the inescapable truth is this: sociopathy happens. Indeed. At the point at which you are using up a ton of your resources dealing with someone who is a poor group… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I don't think "there are workarounds if you are in the middle of an emergency/crisis" is very simple or easy to explain. More to the point, the rules are: this is what the rules are, talk to a mod if you are in some sort of jam… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't know anyone who pays money to watch movies at home, except on netflix. Does paying for a Usenet subscription count? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It does remind me a bit of 30 Rock's joke about Tracy Jordan learning every derogatory racial term in every language and from every era and then taking offense to the use of words that, in archaic usage, might have negative racial connotations… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

isn't it really dangerous for them to expect him to stay there with a wild animal attempting to get inside his apartment? For the most part, this animal doesn't want to get into your friend's apartment unless there is tasty food readily… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

From the OP: "Thanks for the responses. I'd like to state that I am NOT trying to control her in any way. I was just worried about the age difference. I am pretty sure if this guy were 40 a lot more people would have felt the same… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Yeah we have some people who really push the limit that we have as it is, asking a question JUST at seven days or asking an anon question when they don't have a spare question to ask. The week is easy to remember, easy for us to keep track of and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Just a note that while people can make any sort of arrangements they want to between each other, we will never officially endorse a situation where having more available cash gives you greater access to the community in this way. Or, put another way,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few weird snarky comments removed - at this point at which is this is everyone piling on one user, that conversation needs to go to email or MetaTalk.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - absolutely knock off the "popcorn" talk. You do not have to participate in this thread. MetaTalk or email are your options.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My name is jessamyn you are a mighty fine specimen I don't like the taste of beer Or the OK Cupid blog very much, would you like to come over and watch a movie and get offline for a bit? [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

And yet after 782 comments, there's not a single Jezebel link in this entire thread and you're the first person who mentioned that site. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - anyone who thinks this is the thread for fat jokes or weight loss tips is confused. Thanks for keeping the discussion sensible, most of you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Any thoughts? Pretty much no, for the same reason. We've been doing it the same way for a long time and absent a really compelling reason to change the way we do it, it's just not something that's on the table. The once per day is really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I do this, it's nice. I'd only caution that because of the season you be crystal clear whether the notes you're sending to the people in your romantic-gender-preference cohort know that you're sending something because you like and admire them, not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Feel free to come over and punch me in the nose if you think it will help. I can almost assure you it will not have the effect you are looking for. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So this sort of thing does not solve your problem? This is how you'd represent the data you were trying to represent, just with folders in the finder. I'm really sorry if this isn't what you're after but I wanted to make sure you know what the finder… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I can see it if the OP merely wants the question not to be linked to their profile Usually it's this. The OP knows their family member or whoever knows they are on AskMe and maybe knows enough to find their profile but doesn't regularly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The gay baby-adopting policeman couple Officers Carter and Taylor in Arrested Development's Hand to God episode were as lulzy as the rest of the show, but not played for any more lulz than anyone else. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

i still don't understand how this thread became a discussion about breasts size. that's not really the point, is it? Fascinating, isn't it? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It's up a little but not a lot, if I recall correctly. Same thing in AskMe which I think is seeing a little more of an uptick, but cortex can say for certain. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

someone won a Pulitzer for the book they wrote about it. There's actually pretty interesting part of that book that talks about the rivalry with DEC that the Atlantic excerpted which is now online. West was the leader of a team of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

But none of my other co-workers are very techie and I don't see any of them putting in the time to really learn these other ways. I work at a vocational school that got a bunch of these a few years ago. They are next door to the town high… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm an actual woman, but I take your general point. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Also, small text doesn't make your derailing comments not derailing. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Can't believe I missed that one. Good faith discussion can be assisted by the lack of biting sarcasm at the end of a 1300+ comment thread. Saying that you believe that people share some responsibility for outcomes is not at all the same… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Would the PA comic be okay if it was behind a click-through trigger warning? I'll bite: sure. Only because having a click through trigger warning--unless you are being a serious jerk and just making Yet Another Joke at the expense of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - try again with less rageman, thanks. MetaTalk is your option if you want to defend calling people rape-lovers or saying they should commit suicide. Not okay here, not at all.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My understanding is that meth addicts have terrible skin because of a combination of poor nutrition, lack of sleep, poor hygeine and constant skin picking [Googleable term is "crank bugs" I do not recommend it]. There is not a skin-based… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Is a wikipedia citation okay? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

But make sure you clean up your curly quotes and line breaks! I too could sometimes benefit from improved focus. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - comments turning this into an I/P debate seem to be the work of someone who actively hates this site. Act like you like this site. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The reason the intent on de facto trigger warnings matters is because it allows you to predict, going forward, whether the expanded ratings will help you avoid triggering issues. Generally speaking they won't and they're not designed to. So,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If I recall correctly from my foodstamp days, financial independence is not the metric they use, it's P&P whether you purchase and prepare food together. I'm unclear if this is 1. the reality of your situation, and 2. something you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I've had a few terrific unreturned crushes on some wonderful people and I sympathize with the doubt and the morning-after-quarterbacking you're going through. However, since you said you're someone who dates a lot, these doubts are probably more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Almost equally dumb are the people who comment "why are you asking this anonymously?" or "why are you asking the internet, we can't tell you!" Those comments should be deleted. Often we will delete those comments as… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[bunch of comments removed - knock it off with the rapey jokes.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

someone is jealous of my magic sky-parties. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is my bullet pointed list on the job shortage debate but all my evidence that isn't ALA placement center stats is anecdotal. I think there aren't as many entry-level jobs as the ALA and the library schools want you to believe and others agree… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Thatnks for that backgrounder ShawnStruck, I was having a hard time understanding who said what to whom here. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I appreciate your trying to give this post more exposure, but posting to MetaTalk to say "look at my MetaFilter post" is not such a great idea. Maybe Music Talk if he is a musician you think other musicians should know about? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

the minimalist in me says "where can I even put this thing?" I write letters. I have a large set of aquaintances and family members who are spread all over the globe. I spend some time accumulating [or making] nice stationery… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Kickstarter projects aren't kept out of Projects because they're not okay for the blue, they're kept out because they're usually not completed projects, but starter idea-level projects with an added side of "Fund me!" The fact that the MeFi… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

For me it was three things, and now that you mention it, it was right around when I turned 30... 1. I got busy to the point that I rarely had the time for the sort of one-day-high & one-day-hangover that smoking would give me. I started to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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