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With all due respect, then you could have MeMailed us. Closing threads carries its own problems. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Why is your use of what is really a pretty sexist word to describe yourself any better than the poster's (admittedly weak) usage? Please do not do this here. Go to MeMail if you have an actual question about someone's username. In the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

St. Alia, did you favorite this from your iPad while you were in your garden studiously ignoring politics in favor of cute widdle bunnies and unicorns? Please do not do this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Just do not understand calling out a post about this subject matter given the gravity. As I said previously, EVERYONE thinks their own personal topics are the most important ones. I am not even arguing with you that this is important to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

That makes no sense to me. The level of inevitability is the thing, for us anyhow. At first it seemed like maybe it was a "look at these assholes" sort of thing and then it became apparent that it wasn't just a "poli blog flip out"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If he's a problem, deal with him privately. As cortex said, we have done that repeatedly. At some point we have a responsibility to the larger community to, as politely and decently as we can manage, move some of this stuff into the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Tea is for fops and cat ladies who decorate with ferns and wicker. Unfair to cat ladies. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't think people are debating that USian can be useful, I think they're mostly saying that the word has been sullied by tons of pedants who argue that it's the ONLY acceptable word because American could also apply to Guatemala, etc. It's like… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"raped the ape." Completely unrelated trivia. Tracy Kidder's first book was almost not published because there was a quote in it by my dad that said the new computer they were making would go "as fast as a raped ape"… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

She was cold and rude and accused me of neglecting her in favor of my boyfriend. My understanding is that this is actually how things should work. That is, when things get tough there is some sort of hierarchy of who gets your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

"their drinking and their pills and their weird sex games" Our sex games our normal! Our drinking, however, is not. I tell people I'm from Vermont and if they push I say I'm from New England. If I'm in Canada I just say… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I just attempted to rank the liquids I drink according to what I think about most, and it seems to be: I like this game - coffee - water - milk - lemon juice + maple syrup + water - Fresca - diet cola of some sort - cocoa - does… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

your "local" Target may as well be on Mars. Mine is 96 miles away apparently. I like tea okay but I always forget that it exists. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comment removed - folks, maybe we can keep the "$GENDER is like THIS" stuff out of here? It's not helpful, and it's fight starting.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

while I make a good show of being social, I spend a lot of time alone. This is me too, actually. I'm a bit of a lone wolf type, live in a rural area, spend a lot of time in the woods. This surprises people who know me from various real… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If it's a single image and nothing more, I think I'd go the plausible denial route and just claim that you know nothing about it. Add a few more filler pages you MyDomain like maybe a resume and other business-y links and assume it's a done deal… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Got a nice note from yhbc that he's going to take a walk for a bit, fyi. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have friends with a green cone. It does attract curious animals but you can keep it away from the house. It really does seem to work well. See if there's a local place that does any sort of composting of yard/food wastes, there might be one. Check… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Sidhedevil, I have missed you. I am sorry about your father. I have always wondered about Barre MA since I live so close to Barre VT. I'll make a donation to the library in your dad's name. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's getting to the point where there is more than one Tea Party Nuttiness thread every day. That is too many. We may start corralling Tea Party links into one thread at a time. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Doesn't anybody want some fucking quiet? I just turn the phone off. I'll realize a few days later that it's been off. And then I'll turn it on again. And no one calls, most of the time. This is fine, it's sort of normal for me, but the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Some of it is really stretching Maybe? What I saw was 1200+ antisemitic activities, some of which were out and out assault which were tied to the Jewish identity of the victims. Now I sometimes think the ADL is a bit more strict than, say,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Nasty piece of shit vendors. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Please pass the Fritos. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I did not know that about the rabbit, thanks bardophile. Jimmy Havok, please stop digging. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

i like how we have metatalk so that we can suck our own dicks every so often. Actually, you can pretty much suck your own dick anytime you want to . Or maybe you can't, I don't know. I think the reason I like MetaFilter is that I get… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[folks, leave the snark and definitely leave the fighty, answer the question or contemplate the wonderful diversity of human opinion and experience in your own way, thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Our parks coverage used to be sort of less-great because of whichever data sets we were and were not able to access and I worked with pb specifically to get a location that was at a beach a little more postable. This sort of thing has come up a few… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

And the mods are partying. If you call having a few beers with librarians in Saskatchewan and then getting a ride home in a Prius partiying, then yes I guess I was. Otherwise yes rosswald maybe should have taken his issues to email and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed. folks, stick to on-topic answers and less "you are a jerk" answers. OP, you don't have to threadsit quite so much.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

What's so vert about online communities anyway? I think it means green? In which case I think the answer is AskMe! But seriously, mathowie is the most womnderful boss of all time, who made me believe I could have a job that I was good… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This past weekend I went to a library conference where there was a dinner speaker, Joe Raiola, the senior editor of MAD Magazine. His talk was called the Joy of Censorship and included more than a conversational amount of swearing. Lots of cunt talk… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't get it, did this guy also write the Wikipedia article with the same words? [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'd just like to know for sure what-all is going to get people too upset to want to hang out on MeFi. Most heavily culturally-laden derogatory terms are going to get someone unhappy. You take your chances when you interact in a really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I made all this explicit because I don't like the “I'd hit it” comments and I didn't want mine to be mistaken for one. No offense to you EB, but no one had said "I'd hit it" or "I'd like to hold hands with it" until your lengthy footnote… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Our union refuses mathowie's attempts to corece us into wearing nighttime pagers. He says they're Fitbits but we know he's lying. They issue little shocks when something gets flagged more than 20 times. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

they could really be bits of peanut. I sometimes have tonsoliths and also occasionally get bits of peanut stuck in my tonsils, so it could happen. Let's not even go there. The more clinical names for what's up are apocrine… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

When I was a kid and we were always grousing about this or that ailment to stay home from school, my Mom would try to encourage us to go if we were just bellyaching, but fever was an absolute sign that we were actually sick and a fever one day meant… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

As long as it's not actively hurting the community site-wide I don't see the issue of having several posts about distinguishably different political insanities. Well here's the thing, these sorts of posts, what I call the "look at… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

And whoever it was got the anonymous question approved! Yeah this is a side effect of us really not checking to see who has posted the questions. Without the context, this question looks normal. With the context of the asker, it looks… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Oh god where are the mods WHERE ARE THEY I've been watching ear wax removal videos most of today. Did you need me for something? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So the mods can reveal the identity of an anon poster? I've gotta say, that makes me much less inclined to ever ask an "anonymous" question again. This is a situation where basically the thread was already outing the anon poster… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am assuming they are real. We may think they are not real because we may have very little experience with people who are shut-ins of various stripes. The times we've known that someone was asking a question that was made up, it was a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I believe the common term is "a bunk sock" - ie, a washable material such as a towel or spare sock. In my family we call that the zamboni, a washable hand towel that serves that singular purpose. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I know a Wikipedia amount about PCOS but I had a CT scan last week [for sinus issues] and it was a really straightforward event. Very simple. I took off my earrings and barrette and nose ring, lay on a narrowbench thing with my head in a little… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I know I'm not the first to point this out, but how is this any more "postworthy" than the deleted post? Please see the earlier comment re: Whack-a-Mole. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Also, he's ripped off stuff from Metafilter at least once, so I can see why there's a lot of The Oatmeal hate around here. When, exactly? If you think the Oatmeal is funny, there's something wrong with you, that's just a fact.… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - please don't do that shit here. Go to MetaTalk or head home, thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not calling it a gang bang would help with that. Just saying... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

But I worry - does my use of an e-reader make it less likely that others will have access to books? In the future, will those who can't afford/don't want an e-reader be denied the experience of reading? Will the use of e-readers threaten the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

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