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No, I think the gender based sorting was rather violent as well. It would be good if we could minimize the violence (including sexual violence) on the front page. This may be one of those situations where your perspective is far enough... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

the mods are totally dogging it and should all be docked pay and put on probation. wait wait, cortex gets paid?!!? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Got this piece of email that I thought people might like: "Colin was my father and it touched me to see that people still remembered him. I'm not a member of your site (and don't wish to be) but I'd be glad if someone could post a follow-up... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Is this the place where I should say that people fighting for civil rights actually want them at the expense of white people and also it turns out that the FBI wasn't wrong about Fred Hampton being violent? No, it's not actually.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Also fewer. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'll add a version of pb & mathowie's answer to the faq. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Somehow I don't see this thread going anywhere good. If that's the case, it's because of your contributions. If you have an axe to grind with this particular topic and just want to fight with everyone on MetaFilter, please go to MetaTalk.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Thanks for this. The COINTELPRO project was one of the more fucked up things the US Government has admitted to doing in this country in the past century. Their systematic attempt to discredit popular activist movements was nothing short of obnoxious... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Here is a different article about what people are actually doing to try to stop this practice instead of all the handwringing and Othervoyeurism. Sure, breast ironing is a bad solution to a messed up cultural problem, but it's not about young women... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

next project is actually going to be something like cleaning the tag data [or something] so that people looking at the nyc tag can also get things tagged newyorkcity, dealing with plurals etc.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I used to love listening to him singing with Tommy Makem when I was a kid. Thanks for this. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

And ... a librarian removed it. That's just awesome icing on the awesome cake. I've actually thrown away books too. Do you understand what a librarian does? Do you understand that MetaFilter isn't a library? Do you understand that people... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Calling it an experiment changed my view of what science is. I know you're probably taking the piss here, but this sort of statement just makes me frustrated and sad. We made a post about this and explained what we were doing and why.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[one more time folks - go to metatalk or email, stop derailing this thread. thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Forget it b1tr0t, it's holidaytime. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Yeah the heart was intentional. I like that you can't really search for the ♥ you can only find the ♥. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I've done this on my birthday in the past. I think the big thing is to make it clear to these new friends that you're inviting them and would like to see them but they're not supposed to be your only date for the evening [that's the strange/desperate... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

No, I meant for everyone. Sorry I wasn't clearer. I am really itching to have one day a year when MeFi just turns off and everyone goes and... does something else. And then comes back the next day to talk about what they've done.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

the same ideas work in voluntary communities too. and yet my honest question is "Do they work with virtual communities?" because I'm feeling some of the stuff that works when you can be in the same place as people or at least... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My tips - paperbackswap.com - cake in a jar - write letters - nice looking stamps don't cost more I tried #23 and mice invaded and ate all my acorns. Yay for #39.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[again, this is a touchy topic, parables for "guys have it just as bad" isn't really what the OP is looking for. MetaTalk is available to you.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

How does not being a Christian or ignoring religious holidays save me money during the celebration of the return of the Sun after the winter solstice? A la Meatbomb, if you ostentatiously burn last year's gifts in the Solstice Bonfire,... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I walked to work today and didn't even take a picture! I just walked! I didn't know it was trendy! It was a mile! It was nice. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Making it an option and asking people to try it out... ... wouldn't have done what we wanted. Again I'm sorry and I know you wanted this to have gone differently, but it didn't. I worry sometimes about giving people fake choices like... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

comment from a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous I am a 29-year-old straight female who had only been in one relationship and never so much as been kissed on the lips, just the cheek. I was jealous of other people, though not to your extent,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Get Audacity for your Mac. Get an RCA (from tape deck) to line-in cable (into your Mac). You can follow the steps I laid out in this other thread for personal recordng EXCEPT make sure you set the monitor in Audacity to "on" otherwise you will get no... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm not personally worried if there's a MeTa thread where people with like minds get together to raise money for something that seems loosely in line with the values of the site. To be very specific: this would not be a MetaFilter campaign, this... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I really don't think it should be taken as any kind of negative comment on the site, the mods, or the community. That's the way I took it. I personally see it as a negative. I agree that it's natural to look at people in positions of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

"And here is a red balloon.. I think of DARPA and note its exact coordinates"
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MeFi post - Over two years ago

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. I know, it's damned sad. I don't see it as a great reason to start editing posts however. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[rokusan, I closed your italics] Make a decision, state your reasons clearly, then go forward. This is tough, from my perspective, because I felt like that's more or less what we did with two small exceptions - turn-offability -... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Admins should not feel obliged to delete silverlight sites, but they should delete if the site is otherwise iffy. But then we'd have to install Silverlight!... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Romantics - What I like about you [and the song they allegedly copied from The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down] Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata Coconut Monkeyrocket - Shopping for Explosives Arctic Monkeys... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

did moderating the site in November feel different in any way that was related to the favorites experiment? Yes, it was horrible. Most months are not horrible. That said, outside of a lot of GRAR in the few MeTa threads, it was... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'd be ok with the "has favorites" view, including the mouse over, as long as it wasn't called "has favorites". Maybe just an asterisk? I mentioned this in the older thread, but this is something that you can use Greasemonkey for [i.e.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'd rather have this conversation here rather than in the thread. Personally I also agree with the open standards stuff. That said I'm a little surprised that people basically torpedoed that entire thread with "silverlight UGH" comments. If... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Actually, I changed that to *, <3 and ♥. You can download it here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I have cobbled together a greasemonkey script for those of you who prefer the version of "favourites" with the UK spelling. While it does work, it is also something of a joke. Enjoy.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I just created a Greasemonkey script to display the favorites the way I think would be most useful. "Liked", "loved", and "best". I edited Plutor's script so it shows *, ** and ♥ It's pretty easy to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

in%"[+]" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I still like keyboard cat. Here you go afu, you'll have to load these two pages simultaneously. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

why not admit they had a point instead of being so defensive about it? We've maintained, from the beginning, that this wasn't science. People's insistence that yes it is science and it's bad science is tiresome. We have been, since... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

GRAR! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm sorry about your Mom. My Mom also got diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago and went through lung resection surgery, radiation and chemo. She is now as okay as you can be for having state four lung cancer. I've had some of the same questions... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My guess is we'll do something like that, pwally. I've been enjoying the "has favorites" view of the site personally, I can see why it wouldn't be for everyone.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Reminder to non-Americans: all the daytime mods do celebrate American Thanksgiving so if you could be cool today while we hang out with our families and/or friends we'd really appreciate it.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Not quite what you were looking for, but I read The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal by Mark Kurlansky this... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Just to head people off at the pass, we're all still adjusting to mathowie being better and the end of the month holidays in the US, so there's no particular plan or announcement from Team Mod [except that things will go back to normal, as we sid... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I have seen lutefisk eating contests! I would enjoy that post. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Before I lost 100lbs, I thought everything would just be easy when I was lighter. It's not. This is true for me too, with a different number. It's easy to say that suchandsuch insurmountable problem is the reason for your desires not... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

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