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i dunno. i think an Ignore List is as simple as it gets. don't like me? put me on Ignore Works for other places, not going to work here. People need to talk to everyone. If you've got an impulse control problem when you read someone… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You seem to forget the Crippens enjoyed many happy years of marriage before he murdered her. This is my new "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

As one of them, I favor this notion. As someone who slept in this morning, I concur. cortex pretty well covered this, but we really really avoid mod-by-robot, especially in the decision-making parts of our jobs. When a thread turns… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - Mayor Curley, if you are not trolling, please make it seem like you are not trolling, thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[The address for MetaTalk is h t t p : / / m e t a t a l k . m e t a f i l t e r . c o m If you'd like to complain loudly about the thread, you can type that into the address bar on your browser, go there and post a thread about it. Please do not… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Is that Perth? What is that? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Those kinds of comments don't help anything, yet I see them in almost every one of this sort of thread. For what it's worth, the sort of "gets popcorn" bullshit we'll delete when we see it on MetaFilter, so please feel free to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[very seriously don't start the Berkeley-bashing here, thank you] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Hi everyone, Thanks for the advice, the sympathy, the hugs, etc. So I called him. And he didn't answer or call me back. Jerk. It sucks, but I'm trying my best to put it into perspective and move on. Plenty of fish in the sea,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Speaking of the FPP, it's titled "Theological Clusterf***". Can anyone really disagree that that's exactly what we got? I actually unfollowed that thread when I was trying to unfollow this one. I mean look: Theological… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

And, from an insult to injury perspective, one of the stereotypes of Jewish people is being [over-]educated, snobby and standoffish (variations on the chosen people idea which has good and bad connotations depending who is talking about it) so a lot… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

...With all due respect, dersins, perhaps more even-tempered people abastaining from a thread is exactly what is allowing the oh-so-clever folk to post unchecked. everyone gets to choose which debates they feel like having. While there is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I pick up hitchhikers but I haven't hitchhiked. This is what would make me pick you up: - a sign indicating that you were going where I was going - no more than one non-gigantic backpack [this is sort of a double-bind. a big enough pack and you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I know I'm often concerned that ignoring someone in thread, especially when they're addressing / challenging me directly, will lead to accusations that I'm avoiding discussion. Sometimes there is simply no way to avoid having people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The age of a film has hardly anything to do with whether or not everyone can be expected to have seen it. With respect, it totally does. This is not to say that you should have necessarily seen every old film, but that there's a cultural… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Linking to spoilers happens. We'll relocate above-the-fold spoilers if people put them in their posts, but otherwise I sort of feel that MeFi didn't spoil the movie for you, that Tumblrblog did. The MeFi thread isn't a movie review, it's a place for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - every thread about abortion does not need to have a "what is human" debate in it. seriously do not do that here, ever. metatalk is your option.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - do not post links to things that are not answering the OPs question. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My feeling as the person who is over there way more is that this is so rare an occurrence as to maybe not be necessary. If you preview your comment you'll know if a thread has been closed and in most cased I'd certainly hope that people would… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

There are also definitely people who have the weird "What is this?" response to posts about things that may be common knowledge in some circles and unheard of in others. Offering a Wikipedia link as a quick shortcut to more information… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I like the moving pitchers myself. And the single-linkers. I was really prepared to not like that post [the one you linked to way up there stav] because it was like a single link to some mainstream magazine and what.... but then I read it and it was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

No - you're not a user here anymore cortex, presumably you get paid for what you do - its called modding, which is much different from coming into threads with personal opinions - its been affecting the site for some time and everyone knows it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You can switch to tooth powder for brushing your teeth. This has the side benefit of being much easier to take on planes with you. You can buy something like this or make your own (there are a ton of recipes, you can click around to find one you like)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Internet porn has made me realize that my early sexual adventures were likely to be something that people online would think was hot to watch and/or illegal to own photos of. I'm very very conscious -- usually because of disclaimers and "we have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My parents stayed together for about 14 years after they were separated and no longer entertaining any thoughts of reconciliation. Their reasons were - it was easier to deal with health insurance and other benefits for my self-employed mom this… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

nobody would have derailed it into a hatefest on PETA. If your post mentioned PETA in any way, that would likely have happened. I'm sorry that your incredibly cool post turned into the same people hollering at each other about the same… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Get it sidebarred, which is what I imagine anyone who flagged it was trying to do You're so adorable when you're making those "Who ME?" eyes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is, as near as I can tell, one of those pieces of passed down folk wisdom. One of the more oft-cited people on this topic is E. H. Gombrich whose book Art and Illusion is a pretty popular book on the odd line between art and the things it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I've lived in Fremont, Wallingford, Ballard, The U District and Madison Park. A useful thing to know about Seattle is that it has a North/South divide about where the ship canal is and most people who live in the North side don't know anything about… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

What I'm talking about is that the refusal to ever make this distinction and even worse than that, to deny that this distinction can, at least in some cases, be made, makes it easier to make the decision casually. That's why it's important… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think you're doing fine. Depending on where you are, it might be worth having a chitchat with other women in your department, NOT to rat on the guy but to see if this is an ongoing problem in the department or school. I had a friend who has a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

That is all I really want... for him to get his head out of his butt and realize we had a great thing going here, and splitting wouldn't make anyone any happier. That would be a terrific best-case scenario. However you are at the point… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[folks, please direct answers to the OP and otherwise take side discussions to MeMail. Calling out other commenters is really really not the way to move this thread forward and answer the OPs question. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The Mefite who made that statement has made one front-page post Please don't do this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I really miss those days. I am jealous of your impression that they are in the past. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Mods: Do you pay any attention to that flag at all? Do a lot of people use it? I sure do. I put most of the "Hey this is neat" stuff on the sidebar and while occasionally I'll toss something up there that I just come across,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

As usual, if you'd like to point out what you see as constant overarching biases here, please feel free to cite specifics. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

chiababe, maybe you and eatyourcellphone could just take this to email? I'd love it if this MeTa thread didn't just become a displaced eatyourcellphone vs. everyone location. And I was hatched from an egg, so I think I have the required distance from… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[folks? dial it back a little. Assume good faith on the part of the OP and leave the DTMFA for some other thread, thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[friendly note: please do not fudge essential details in your question like this again, it's a seriously bad faith use of the site and not at all okay. email me ig you need more explanation on this. other folks, try to stay on topic thanjs ] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I know this is the second postcard-related MeTa in this 24 hour day but I guess this is a bully pulpit sort of situation and for that I beg all of your forgiveness. I just really like postcards. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Because if they are, then wouldn't any concerted effort toward more "happy news" just be polishing up the bubble of denial? The fact that people come here and learn about things in the news doesn't mean that MetaFilter is a newspaper… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You know, if women put out more often to guys far under their level, they wouldn't have the problem of these same guys making unsolicited advanced to them. I know you're kidding. And yet that's precisely the perspective my small-town… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You're welcome. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Who are you again? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Fight motherfuckers, fight. To elaborate, if this sort of thing makes you angry and annoyed, there are better places to put your energy than hollering at the same old enemies here. Not that this isn't a good place to sort of get your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I mean.... there isn't an alternative way to performing a third trimester abortion without inducing labor or c-section, is there? There is, sort of, and you can Google it. And you can notice, while you're Googling, that the descriptions… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So are the idiot Alaskan militias but I often wonder what there is to talk about or how much people from other countries care about our dumb country-men and -women. The Mormon thread was really weird in terms of what the post said and what was really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Does this mean account prices are going up? Your annual fee will be five times what it currently is. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I've now read the whole thing and I think it does a pretty good job telling what it knows and not getting too breathless about the whole thing. The thing that stuck in my mind: only one boot! What an odd little detail. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

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