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[few comments removed - please update your addresses, you must have missed the "we don't call people retards" memo.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm not sure what we spend a week on food, but it's in the $30-50 range for two of us, depending on how many staple items we have to restock. We eat out once a week in addition whch is usually a $15 pizza or chinese food; we have few eating out... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Remember, you have to spouse anyone you fuck. Thank Jehu the reverse is not true. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

There is rarely a topic so obscure and yet time-sensitive that waiting until you have the time to make a decent post about it isn't sufficient. Using MeTa as a way to make not-quite-ready MeFi posts for whatever reason isn't a really great use of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Well there are two issues, right? - laypeople giving legal advice which is basically Not a Great Idea - lawyers giving sort of legal-sounding advice which may actually be illegal or lawyer-immoral The big deal, to me, is that if someone who is... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I don't recall getting any message from you via the contact form and I answer most of the mail. You seem to not like it here and take great offense at what are just the day to day operations of a website that has human moderators. AskMe is more... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

darkstar, I am pleased to hear that. Is everyone clear on the fact that mathowie does not and did not have cancer? Not that he's not a total superhero [though perhaps not made of magic like pb] but it was a different sort of tumor.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I fixed the post typos. The lulzy stuff seems not so great. As with most things no one can make everyone take everything totally seriously, but it might be a better discussion for MeTa than more HURF DURF JEWS jokes during Hanukkah. Your choice.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. You said "This is a crime." They said "Can you point to one person who has ever been prosecuted with such a crime?... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The mods are truly serious about this "community" business. Really, they're absolutely serious about it. I know. It took me a long time to wrap my mind around it. So they want to keep their community nice, and have a nice little... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Bageena, RIP
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MetaTalk post - Over two years ago

What's best is watching Doctorow crawl over the rocks of arguments Richard Stallman made almost 30 years ago while holding out his glittery, cheap pebbles. I'm not sure I even understand this metaphor, but I enjoy listening to Cory's... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I feel like there are two cross-discssions happening, as usual. 1. Is the term iffy enough that it's probably a good idea to not use it on MeFi? 2. Does using the term automatically make someone sexist/racist? I feel like the first one is best... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Assess the situation. What you should do is very very contextually dependent. - Is she threatening to you in an ongoing way, or just drunk and pugilistic? - Is she bigger than you? Did she actually hit you? Did she injure you? - Does she have... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[comments removed - there is no need to up the GRAR on this thread. MetaTalk is your option.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I did the same thing, jason, stopped at Brad's place in St. Louis as I was travelling cross-country in 2001. He put up me, my friend, and her two cats with totally no hassle at all. I got to see the theater he worked at [where he intro'ed us around a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

PeterMcDermott, pix or it didn't happen. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Along the same lines... I spend a lot of time online but I try to balance time I spend creating with time I spend consuming. This works offline as well. I read books, but I also try to make postcards and write letters. I'll eat out, but I'll also try... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The only thing I would suggest is adding some sort of "this is just my personal opinion, you may want to ask other people for their opinions as well" coda to it. I know some young people who are in long-distance relationships that work just... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I think AskMe can be really good for this sort of thing if the questions are phrased well and people don't jump in immediately with some sort of "you're a bad person for wondering/asking this" Many people come from places where they just... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's an issue that's compounded by the fact that very few online communities have a procedure for dealing with deceased users. For the record... we have a process at MetaFilter, though we only implemented it maybe this year, or last.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Send me a SASE and I'll send you an envelope of stickers. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Thanks to everyone from MeFi who did not spam and/or self-link and/or meltdown and/or flame out while I was out at a very nice neighborhood party (all the better to Walk Home From). I didn't even check my email before going to bed at 3am. In bed this... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

A few notes here: - Not being able to come through intercourse alone is not at all unusual for women; some women aren't wired that way and some are. Often people have ideas that everyone is like them sexually and so it's hard to wrap your head... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I call this the NPR syndrome. I would notice this when I'd go to parties and would talk to people and they all had these really interesting stories to tell about quirky cool stuff. When I'd inquire further it turned out that they only had about 2-4... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

When I have this problem, I leave the house and go bring my book someplace nice where there is no Internet which is actually a lot of the places around here, especially no-electricity places like the town park, or down by the river. A few other... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Cheese doesn't freeze that well. What you get out of the freezer is fine for melty things [like grilled cheese or pizza or whatever] but not at all okay for something where you're appreciating the texture [cheese and crackers]. Similarly if you're... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What other words which contain the name of the race that they're slurring... Most slurs that I can think of don't have the name of the race/gender in it. But I think of things that have one casual meaning but have a sort of larger... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

A lot of the stuff that Eliot Smith sings are like this, and Cat Power. I sort of imagine a slightly haunted person onstage performing them [as these two people both do/did]. Then you get someone else like PJ Harvey or the Replacements where a lot of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Accidental flags are ok. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

comment from someone who would prefer to remain anonymous. Has anyone dealt with this before? My SO is bipolar and has been for the 12 years of our marriage. It's hard at times, especially when she at the greater end of each cycle, but... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

because people do short-sighted things? And a lot of people live their entire lives while other people are arguing about standards. There's the utopian vision model of the whole thing, and there's the "what we use while waiting for... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Books and ebooks are very different technologies, yes, but they are very different products as well. The expectations of one should not be applied to the other. While we own books, as objects, we do not own the content, as per copyright law.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I've noticed this a bit, especially lately, and it bothers me. For some reason, and I blame holidaytime, there's been a little more casual anti-semitism sounding statements on MeFi lately. Add to this that people are generally just keyed... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Also I post more since the Post Comment button has a rainbow-maned unicorn on it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

When libraries start throwing out thousands of books... It's telling, to me, that no one has followed their lead. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Jesus you two. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

now? [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

We have become a nation of wimps. We deserve fascism. Speak for yourself. I am not a wimp. I do not deserve fascism. The whole point was that the story -- which was over before most people even knew about it, and with little other... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This question gets on my nerves so much because neither the originating question nor the responses are genuine. This may be a cultural thing. Where I live -- small town USA -- this is a real question and actually an opportunity to start a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Do we have to do a meta EVERY time gender is discussed in the blue? No, and we don't. I made a few comments in the thread itself. I really feel that taking out of context comments from another site and using it as the basis for... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Anyway, I uploaded a 100px button version of the script that has both the unicorn and the narwhal and doesn't have to be manually installed. Just when I think I can't love this place any more....... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Except for the occasional "linkee no workee" thing. We really try to keep that stuff out of here as much as possible lately. I'm sure people can find exceptions [I know of one AskMe title that was in questionable taste in that... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I've noticed Confirmation bias. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

VLC media player. Maybe not the user-friendliest but definitely the best-working. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

- Best Western City Center allows pets with a $10/night charge. - Motel 6 Philly Stadium allows one pet per room. - Loews charges $25/night but seems to have pet amenities. I found these via a quick scan of PetsWelcome, you may find more.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

...take it on faith that some Mefites want to excuse rape. But naturally I can't fault you for that since you didn't delete them. There was one comment removed along with one comment asking that commenter to "dial it back" One... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This recent comment sums it all up pretty artfully I'm not sure that cherry-picking outrageous horrible statements about this topic made on other websites really helps us have decent conversations about this topic on this website. It's... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm a frequent guest as well as a frequent host. My other word of advice that purpletangerine reminded me of is to try to be conscientious of your hosts' level of contact/rules etc. So, some people like being asked a lot of questions so they can tell... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I sort of view it like the NSFW stuff. It would be nice if people would be slightly overcautious about indicating this sort of thing. That said, I'm not personally that gung ho about implementing something that would then need to be enforced. We have... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

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