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I was too was honestly wondering what the legal discussion would look like. Yeah, that same set of facts, done up differently, I think would be an interesting discussion. All the more reason not to delete it. Why encourage the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is MeFi predominantly men Pretty sure it's majority but not predominantly. The last time we checked was a zillion years ago when we were collecting stats for Federated Media to give to their customers. That survey determined MeFi was 67%… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

jessamyn and mathowie, are you saying that if someone wrote a post that focused on the legal issue, it would be OK? No. I'm saying I could envision ways to write a post that people would enjoy talking about and not just howl at each other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is not about shaving but about any disliked routine. I used to have a hard time, for whatever reason, brushing my teeth in the morning. Now I have a slot for it in my routine. Wake up, start coffee, go into bathroom, brush teeth while coffee is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Outside the sheltered liberal socialist world-view, you'd find precious few Americans who hear "States' rights" and pop right off into "racism" land. My feeling is that anyone with a liberal arts background is at… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

THE CAKE IS AWRY. I hate you. I don't have to be nice to corrtex on mod day, right? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What the fuck is that, a triple-mouthed mod eating dragon of some sort? I thought you liked us?! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We have talked about a plan, yeah, and beyond that it's basically none of anyone else's business. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I know damn well that 'States Rights' is a codeword for 'Codified Bigotry'. Yeah, I know, right? That whole "American experiment" thing, what a crock! I'm not sure if you're unfamiliar with the term as it's frequently used in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

They're not automatic deletes at all, pretty much nothing but self-links are auto-deletes. However, we've only got a few other major languages spoken by members on this site [I know people speak Spanish, French and Japanese and to a lesser extent… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Can we just get over ourselves already please? Different people choose to emotionally experience and/or self-congratulate in different ways. I didn't give any money [though I helped collect it for fake] and found the whole thing a little… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Deleted that and the other Stormfront link, I know they're sort of germane, but we'd really really like to not give them any traffic whatsoever. People can Google for relevant info. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I dunno Jessamyn, you may have passed on a bucketload of money there I think facebook is afraid of me because I can not be motivated by money. mathowie is up to the challenge. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Everyone seems to assume some underlying mental illness... I have no problem imagining situations where suicide counts as the best option available. That ignores the mountains of research and evidence to the contrary. I am also a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

In the US [I know you live in Canada but this is what I know...] you can sleep in rest stops in most states [there are some exceptions such as most of New England and I think Georgia last time I was through]. A road atlas will tell you which states… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Is this going to have a chilling effect on the secrets (if any) from people who wanted this to be truly anonymous? I don't know, did it say anywhere that the person's identity was compromised? I know on MetaFilter we have a "no anonymous… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Why else would I send a text about hanging out with Kelly right after I sent a text about hanging out with Pauline? For exactly the reason you did, you like her and would like to see her and have her not get the wrong idea. Didn't Lisa… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

if Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we would be answering the phone with "Ahoy!" I answer the phone that way because man, fuck Thomas Edison the nasty dog electrocuter. Come to think of it, AGB wasn't that great either. Maybe I'll need… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Whatever! What I'm really concerned about is the tuchus moratorium. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

No one enters URLs directly anymore. Novice computer users do not type URLs into an address bar or search box, this is totally true. The different browsers have different default search engines built into the search box in the browser… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

You might want to ask this specific question over at Unshelved Answers which is librarian-specific and might have someone who knows exactly how to do something like this. It's a small but growing community. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

?! Seriously, what do you want? Call mathowie on the phone and ask him. This is not the type of thing we're going to talk about on the site. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[most comments removed - I do not know what the hell is wrong with everyone but I've been helping my elderly dad fix his computer on the phone all day and I NEED YOU to not be fucking around. There are a ton of places on the internet to go shit in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - please leave comments without being oblique if at all possible, or feel free to MeMail people your cryptic asides.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Why don't you Ask MeFi infini, and not just spray your grar over unrelated threads? Or is this some sort of meta-joke I'm not getting? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'd put a bounty on his head. Does your forum have some sort of flagging mechanism? Sometime when he's been recently banned, have some sort of mention of "problem users" [if your forum is small enough, people will know who you mean] and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

We'll run it through a translator if a lot of people are flagging it. It's not rocket science. We sort of figure that people who speak Russian will take a look and let us know and if it's just pointing to some LOLBUTTZ somethingorother only in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I vote uncool though I like griphus and nothing against him personally. If you didn't see the video, then link to The Awl post that talks about the video since preumably that's the part you have read. I mean sometimes we see compilation YouTube posts… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Public libraries catalogs often will permanently remove a record of a patron having borrowed an item once that item has been returned (example). This is to advance the [legally mandated in the US] patron privacy laws and to sort of thwart the USA… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Or is it mostly a "we'll cross that bridge when..." kind of thing? Yep, same as everything. People screwing around in other languages will be dealt with same as people screwing around in English. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I've been wanting to put together a Loriot post for a while, but have shied away from it because I fear it'll be lost on most. Well that's really the thing. There are two issues. 1. Can I make a foregin language post without it getting… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We try to keep the notifications down to a dull roar around here, but you do know about Recent Activity, right? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

In fairness a lot of problems DO get fixed by using that link at the bottom right. Yeah I know it, it's like the recorded voice in the on-hold music queue who say "You may get faster response by going to www.verizon.net" which is really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People who are interested in my extended tale of woe -- this has been going on for over two months -- can see the report that I submitted to Google's help. It's weird. In summary. - entering the town name and state gets you the lake - entering… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Do you need me to make a call? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Guitar by not_on_display! Yeah I've been rattling this song around in my head for a while now and finally had some free time to actually do something with it. Why does your map link go to Randolph Arizona? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[Few comments removed - if you can't talk about this issue without calling people names, take it to metatalk or go for a walk.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Sneak preview for thread commenters. I finished the video. [more]
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Music comment - Five years ago

Yes. Private interests in the code of ethics [the full quote of which is "We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions."] mostly has to do with business interests, is my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

alternating with I'm Sticking With You. Amusingly, that was the song in my head while I was writing this song! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - abbat, take the night off, you're not helping here and missing some obvious "cool it down" requests] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I always rememebr the time I was in Pike's Place Market and I found a Metro pass just lying on the ground, good for a few more months. That saved me like fifty bucks or so, in 1993 dollars so I was pretty psyched. Then the punk rock dude who worked… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

That'd be a nice compromise, I think. Talking to pb about it now and I think there is a way to do that. The big deal is though that we may have to be a little harsher about "What ever happened to X?" sorts of MeTa posts because… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

OTOH, apparently any links that aren't to photos are verboten. Links that are either necessary to explain the question or that are photos of pets are okay. All other links fall under the "we'll remove it and ask you to put it in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Everyone in this thread should relax and have a drink. blacklite, save it for metatalk. Clearly people have differing opinions about how much alcohol is too much. What you seem to be concerned about is what the health effects of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

We're not going to do this. People close their accounts for a lot of reasons. Sometimes we as mods know the reason, sometimes we don't. Having a bunch of speculating in MeTa "Hey I noticed that so-and-so closed their account, what's THAT about?… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - OP it is NOT OKAY to solicit answers with offers of payment and you are overmoderating this thread somewhat. Please let people answer. If you don't like the answers you are getting you don't have to take anyone's advice.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not until you get out of the swimming pool. But seriously, talk to The Whelk. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This thread has become jessamyn's Katrina. How did you know how I feel about egg salad? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Your two AskMe questions are still available at their original URLs which should be in the MeMail you got when you posted them. Here are the links. "Foreclosures and short sales oh my! I want to sue dammit!" This seemed ranty which was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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