Activity from jessamyn

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Nope, you are normal. There are some people who are built such that this is true [i.e. some people know "Oh I've put on a few too many pounds if my thighs are rubbing"] so you may have heard people saying it, but it's very individual. I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[please take trigger warning discussion to MeTa if you need to. Thre is no policy about trigger warnings, some people use them, others do not.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

civility is, to my mind, a worthwhile and laudable goal, but not when it can hold hostage an actual discourse. This is one of the reasons MeTa exists actually. People can talk here about tone argument type things. I don't have much to add… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I believe he did. Now can we talk about what a stupid stupid pony it was and deserving of death? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm really not sure what people expected from a guy who made a living from acting like an asshole, dying from doing an asshole-ish thing. Even people who were assholes and did stupid things that killed them often had people who loved them… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I have no proof that ANY of you all are real. Please stop this. Yes you do. Many of us are real people with trackable online and offline lives, addresses, contact information, photos, friends and lovers, and consistent personalities. This… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Not sure if there's a linear relationship between amount drunk and BAC, but if there is, then 1.9 is equivalant to 4 pints of a low strength lager. Or 2/3 a bottle of wine. This may be a misunderstanding. In a 200 lb/91 kg man, .19 is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Are you guys still reading that thread? Because it doesn't seem like it. The questions you were badgering us about are ones we have already answered and the answers stay the same. None of us see the point in answering the questions yet… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Take a look at the number of mefites who have left in the last two years, and ask yourself why they left. Recently, it's been banned spammers, people upset about spoilers [pro and con], people needing time off because of new jobs, people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Please read previous threads in MetaTalk about spoilers. MetaFilter is not a spoiler-free zone and the mods do not actively police spoilers. The site does not have a spoiler tag and is not getting one. About the most we will do is tuck a spoiler… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I crafted the post and the mods approved it. We didn't approve it. We didn't delete it. We made some suggestions on how it could be made decently. We then had to go in and edit it because not all those suggestions were followed. We also… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Had some fun at your expense Which totally sucks, honestly and completely. We're used to it, but couching things you sincerely care about in jabs to us and how we do our jobs is less likely to achieve the results you desire. I can't tell… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Now my husband is saying ok, fine, we can do this, he wants me to have things that will help me. But I DON'T want to feel like I manipulated or guilt tripped him into this. I would move forward on this, get the dog, realize that your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Awww, thanks for the update. I'm now enjoying my own little heaven fantasy where I'm hanging out under a tree reunited with every pet I've ever had and somehow they all get along. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

she's at one of those "we have no grades!" liberal arts colleges that are basically holding tanks for artsy rich kids I sympathize with your overall issue. But I went to a college fitting this description and you may need to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

MetaFilter Möbius strip forever! We emailed Joe/Trurl to let him know what was up. It seemed that closing the thread, even though we maintain that opening it was a not-cool thing to do, would just make the whole thing that much more of a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

As obits go, it wasn't great. That said, it didn't hit my "insta-delete" radar absent a ton of flags which it didn't have. Of course early comments also set the tone. I'd like people to make better obit posts, and by and large they do. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We deleted both of Ironmouth's comments from that thread. Outing people's sock puppets is very seriously against the rules (whether they privately let you know or not). This MeTa post is not so great in that regard either actually. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Real life is full of such spoilers. They are called endings. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So, we're gonna sidebar this, right? I don't think so? I'm very happy for Steve's grandma and his entire family but as nice as it is to see the outpouring of support (and happy ending) this isn't much of a MeFi story and probably better… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It was fine. I think as these posts go it could have been maybe better, but whatever. I think you had the videos which were like "Hey did you know they were all by this one person?" and then a link to this one person which I thought would… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

My dad died this year. We weren't close, and it wasn't a surprise that he died, and I am mostly over it, but if someone called me and was all "let me share your pain," or even gave the feeling of it, I would be more annoyed than pleased… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I left the comments where people were commenting on the content of the post. Other stuff needs to go here. Late Friday nights really isn't the most awesome time to try to manage something like this, my apologies. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Bunches of eucalyptus makes everything smell good. This is what I do. It really doesn't make your house smell like a koala forest. I have a few bunches in the bathrooms which gives them a bit of a scent but not like "I am trying to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I thought these kind of threads were traditionally closed up fairly quickly. We close up "Fuck you I'm out of here" threads. This is not one of those. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So, at what level of participation do we all get vanity "hey, i'm not going to be around for awhile" MeTas? Any level you want. It's so great. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Q. How come a chicken coop only has two doors? A. If it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Is there a fundamental issue with wanting to be completely unspoiled? There is a conflict between having this desire and wanting to interact with people on MetaFilter, a community that does not have hiding spoilers as a core value. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I made the point using those words because we were all asked for common courtesy's sake to stop using them... A word that is easy to identify and that we can easily make a clear "if you continue to use this word we may delete your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Any level you want. It's so great. Any member can make an "I'm leaving" MeTa post when they are leaving, you don't have to be some special someone. That is what is great. I'm sure CPB will come back when he feels ready to and I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I say this so strongly because someone in my circle lost both her feet this way. We either know the same person, or this is not a rare occurence at all. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

They also have threads that manage to do the "impossible" and police spoilers Re: your scare quotes. We don't think policing spoilers is impossible in the entire world. We think that given the structure of this site, the time… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I didn't really expect to be told not to use the site if I didn't want to be spoiled and I didn't really expect that was what the mod team actually had at heart. I am trying to be honest and to set expectations accurately. You can not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

if a thread is about a TV show, talking about plot points that haven't aired yet is a spoiler. So mark it. This isn't fucking complex and you would have to be a massive fucking moron to think it's more complicated than that. This is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

'Dude are you a moron or something you don't need to flag everything in the world ever.' What I actually said: Hiya -- once you've flagged a few comments in a thread you can rest assured we'll check it out, promise. Having nine flags… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I donated in memory of Judith Krug and Evan Farber, two huge library advocates who we lost in 2009. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

what flatluigi said above was a perfectly reasonable response to that policy. A lot of what Artw has said is perfectly reasonable in light of that policy. We'll delete shitty malicious spoiler-posting that makes everyone angry. We won't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[folks, let's back up the early "I don't give a shit" about this post and either comment if you do give a shit, or go to metatalk if you think it shouldn't be here? Feel free to do-over other comments, sorry about that. Thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I see it there every time you say "we don't do that kind of discussion" or "people don't really consider it a problem" or "just don't read that thread" That is a problem between you and your personal higher… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think you should also consider how much mod messaging along the lines of "We don't intervene in anything to do with spoilers, you should sort it out for yourselves - but really your stupid to care about them." has contributed to the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You know, Cortex, maybe you should explain why that's not Metafilters spoiler policy, because a bunch of folk he sure seem to believe it is. We are at the point where we do not feel that we are responsible for people's uncharitable… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It's one of those things that's used so much more often for grinding axes than actually helping solve problems that our rule of thumb is "please don't do it" That said, people sometimes bring up a poster's commenting history, specifically… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Please do not flag things as fantastic ironically, thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

part of their attempt to pretend that there are no possible problems here is to be condescending as hell to anyone who doesn't buy in to their dream world version of how Metafilter work This is not my perspective and I do not think it is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

sometimes I like watching these gangbangs. I object to your characterization of a collection of compliments as a gangbang. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Deleted yesterday Yesterday's link was to a site where only US users could download it. This has the main content also available via YouTube [albeit requiring signing up, but I think available for everyone] and is, thus, different. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

That's sort of why what I'd like to see advice that doesn't even dabble in the question (of abuse or the intensity of mistreatment). Respectfully, AskMe is not a safe space and this is unlikely to happen. People see these questions… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

That was in 2005! Hi, you really really don't have to flag 10-20 comments in a signel thread. Once we see one or two, we'll check the whole thread out. jessamyn metafilter signel? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Depending on how obscure the stuff is that you're looking for, I've had decent luck with HeritageQuest which is a website that your public library might have access to. It's got searchable census data, some family history books and access to a large… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[At the point at which you are dragging in arguments from other threads you need to take this to email or metatalk. No further griefing or personal attacks here, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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