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3. Profit? We'd be profiting a hell of a lot more if we just went the "Hey whatever works to get more clickthroughs and eyeballs!" route, which would mean a ton of posts about fighty political and hot button topics and a lot of people who… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

and so it begins again Yes, it is a shitty time of year for a lot of people. If you don't want to help the people in AskMe, feel free to tell your favorite depressed friend you love them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jacqueline, why are you doing this here? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

With all due respect, suggestions that you go to HR, or tell him he's being "inappropriate" are crazy. With respect, calling people who disagree with you "crazy" is not really in keeping with the "let's all work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

This is similar to my own situation except for the "need to move there NOW" part. I'm in a long distance relationship with a guy who was, until recently, living with an ex who he had mutual financial responsibilities with. He also has a son,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[folks, this is not your lulz party. Either be helpful or do not answer the question. Thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The stupid saying is that the cervix feels like the tip of your nose. Which I guess makes sense if you've got a cold and your nose is completely covered in mucus, but most days I've got my nose more under control than that. So I have been known to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

FishBike, nobody is going to be justifiably angry at you if it turns out on average self-identifying males and females in the US like to read slightly different things. I hate that ftfy thing, but let's be honest, people get angry for almost no… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We don't have any reliable split of MeFites by gender and probably this isn't a road we're likely to go down. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm sure scody will too, come to think of it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jessamyn, is it true the FBI has not been to your college? Um, I don't know, I ran away from Qwiki when it started talking to me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Deleted a bunch of comments, gave uncanny hengeman the week off. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[other post was three years ago, no one has flagged this and in fact would not have noticed it at all except for zarq's twitter, carry on...] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Assume you've read the Blackout/All Clear combo from Willis? It's big, and worth it. I'd also suggest the two-parter Daemon and FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez which is a sort of dystopic look at a possible future where a dead gaming genius releases an AI… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

How about, "Don't be an asshole or a bully?" Don't be an asshole is what we generally say around here, though there are varying definitions of how much strong disagreement is assholery and how much is just people with strong… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If she has broadband, I'd recommend Skype and desktop sharing. You can set it to turn on when she turns on her computer and you can share desktops and talk at the same time. I've used a bunch of other programs to do similar things with my parents… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - this is not the hill to plant your "religion is stupid" flag in. If you want to have an all-out argument about religion in general, please go to the MeTa thread already in progress.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think we need more achievements to unlock. Secret achievements. We have top men working on it. Top men. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thanks to everyone who has been so encouraging and helpful. I checked again and my actual debt is closer to $6,000, not $5,000. Even so, there is some good news (kinda). I spoke with one of the hospitals today, and they reduced one… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

was imagining a movement in which Jewish people are armed with honey badgers to protect against anti-Semitism. Be the change you want to see in the world. I'll get right on this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I had a long talk with Jaron Lanier about this last week [I interviewed him for Library Journal a week ago] and I was really curious about this idea. I like it generally -- the idea that everyone pays a little to consume anything, but that people… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If wearing a thong and getting a manicure are listed as privileges, I'd happily be the underclass instead. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

We approve maybe 80% of the anonymous posts. Usually my thought process goes like this. - Has the AnonyMe queue been full lately? If so, we'll be a little more hardline on approval, otherwise we'll be more lax. This question, yeah, it's really not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I can see five posts that were closed in the past several pages of MeTa. Two were "I'm out of here" posts which don't really need to be in MeTa. One was the "ladies it's cool" thread which was a long contentious thread which had… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't think it's an in joke I think it's just "Hey don't call people names, it's sort of rude. **calls names to lighten the mood**" That's my take. And everyone knows Sys Rq is none of the things mjjj called him (pretty sure). [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Metafilter has now become one of those awful bloated webpages that can't be run on an older computer. With respect, if you are using any website like Google Maps, Flickr, any blogging site, any mapping site, any site with comments,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

There's a difference between talking about what is and is not fair game in a general sense and interrogating individuals about their beliefs (whatever beliefs we're talking about: religion, food preferences, Riker vs Picard) to a level that satisfies… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous: "Feel free to let the OP know that she's got an inch of height on me and I've got an extra 100lbs on her and I'm not too fat to fuck." [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

That's like asking why Christians wear stupid green and red outfits in December. 1. that's the only time/way you can identify them as a member of that particular group (i.e. you know they're gay people because you're AT Pride) 2. It's a crazy… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'll be reporting this travesty to the owner, rest assured. The owner whose profile says "male, but a total wuss" under Gender? Go right ahead. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago


But there are a lot of little organic cultural conventions on mefi, everybody finds one or another of them annoying, and basically none of them are against the rules. This. Speaking with yet another convention that people get annoyed… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Take "go fuck yourself" talk elsewhere. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Did you mean to link directly to the video instead of to the post discussing the video? Didn't think this was a great post but there were a ton of people who seemed to like it who got there before I did. Generally is a SLYT new release post a good… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I can see the time-out facility in my mind People come to my place and paint my barn. By the time they're finished with one side, the other side needs painting again. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Not to be snarky or anything, but isn't AskMe a bit SEO-ish? Sadly, things like AskMe and their high page rank are the things that many SEO strategies are designed to emulate. The fact that people turn this around and say "Oh yeah,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'd like to say "I meant to do that!" but I think instead I'll just say "Hey isn't scody great?" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Similar to some of the [link to CNN]Someone's dead[/link]! posts we see, I was hoping there would be a Radiohead post that wasn't just a link to their website or the album's website maybe instead talking about why it's interesting that they set this… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago


[sing it with me: ♬ we do not call each other assholes here ♬ xo ☃] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If you believe some people, it's because schooling is actually supposed to do more for preparing you for the world of being a good worker and a good consumer more than being a discerning and fully actualized member of a democratic society. Capitalism… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[maybe take the -fag derail to metatalk if you need to?] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I hope HE gets turned into french fries with with that ultrasonic, nuclear whatever-the-fuck it is. And fed to poor people. Mayor Curley, your schtick is getting old. See: threadshitting thread from a few days ago. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I had a parent that smoked pot and one who didn't. We lived in a rural area so I didn't think about the legality thing too much, but every once in a while they'd have a party and two things would happen 1. the non-smoking parent would get all… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Maybe a year ago I mefimailed Jessamyn asking her if Rachel is one of us not having realized how inappropriate the question was. But she wisely ignored my query. I have no record of receiving this missive from you. I never ignore queries! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

pew pew! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Grarpaca-lips. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

People do this sort of thing in MeTa once in a while and I think this thread is that thread now. - My sister and I found a bug in gmail/google calendar as it turns out! - I did not get the laptop working but some nice MeFite sent me an old… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't know what it is, and maybe, if any mods want to chime in, would this be some kind of paradigm shift? My feeling, speaking only for me, is that I don't think this is going to lead to a ton of crowdsourced posts. It's still fairly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'd treat it like a bit of a scavenger hunt. Plan some evening meals and then plan a thing or two each day to try to do. Big thing to keep in mind is that you can do an awful lot of walking in Vegas without even intending to, so keep that in mind… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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