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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

My feeling is that smart people think about things, for fun. Unless they're total mad scientist or rainman smart, you can usually talk to them about ideas and ask their opinion and they will have one, and not in that windbag "listen to me and my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

These are the libraries that are scanning books for google. The libraries are just allowing Google to scan their books in return for some totally non-cool amount of access to the scanned copies, in my opinion. Maybe from the outside this... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Actually completing the thing is more important than bleeding-edge hip relevancy. Remember people, we're nerds. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Unless you think your girlfriend is being somehow pesty or limit-testing in purchasing you a gift, I'd let it go and not feel like you have to participate in quid pro quo. If you're feeling awkward about it, you could make some grand [and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My general feeling about myself when I've had these sorts of attachments to people is to tell myself that having strong negative emotions towards someone is actually a way of continuing to have a relationship with them, only it's a bad one and one... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Labels don't define people unless people let them do that. And if the label is accepted in-group it's not the label that's the problem, it's the intention by those who use it. Yeah and this is what's so tricky. We at Team Mod try very... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

pb programs reindeer using only tinsel and pinecones. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Aren't the Chinese restaurants open yet? Jews can dislike their families just like WASPs, you know. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We stay on top of questions with linked paypal accounts asked within a seven day window. It's basically our feeling that using a sock puppet to ask a once in a while emergency question [where once in a while is like once ever, not once every few... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

1. Hired me. 2. A delightful 40th birthday card and 41st birthday song. 3. bought me many beers, offered me places to stay on many couches. 4. sent me fun stuff in the mail 5. gave me a lot of good advice and support when I was going through a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

orthogonality was very active in another thread where he made a sort of ascerbic comment that was laced with some pretty shitty we-don't-do-this-here nastiness. It started a huge derail and I deleted it and a bunch of "you're an asshole"... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Religion filter: How do I conduct business with a Jew? Your example is not a very good parallel and annoying besides. We delete questions like that, have in the past, will in the future. Using another example, if the topic were... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Do you have a system disk? If you have [or can borrow] a system disk there is a password reset function. Check "resetting the admin" password section here. Any system disk that is appropriate to your OS will work, so you can even borrow one... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

If you ask nicely, I'll let you suck it. politely asking you both/all to knock this off. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm just arguing for transparency. I think you're arguing for more transparency. We operate fairly transparently already. Our reasoning behind not making deleted posts more visible goes a little like this - the posts were... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm very, very, very interested in the mod response to this question. It has long been my contention that many, maybe even most, questions need to have assumptions questioned and yet the mods are very loath of assumption-questioning replies.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I write irregular letters both to the guy who saved my life and to the guy who found my wallet [different situations] just saying "Thanks" To the guy who saved my life, I tell him a little more about what I'm up to and how thankful I am that... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I just thought it would be more interesting to read one comprehensive post than a SLYT with more information down in the comments. You're right, in my opinion. However, getting all of MetaFilter to do anything ["hey check the wiki... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The question makes no sense whatsoever on any level. To play devil's advocate briefly, I think it's answerable if you believe there are a bunch of internally consistent tenets of astrology that inform conclusions that people make based on... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I think "shiska sluts" is a fairly accurate description of how they perceive outsiders. Be that as it may, it's a very very bad idea for MetaFilter where that background information is 1) necessary to understanding the comment... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

acceptable. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

fighty-grindy right-wing (Republican, Christian, etc.) people face a shorter fuse than fighty-grindy left-wing (Democrat, atheist, etc.) folks. Actually it's nearly the opposite, though it may not seem that way from the outside. We've... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I agree with Phyltre, the problem is sort of that the things that in the past have been fun splurges are exactly the thing that are also problematic. I had this problem with food. I felt like I was too hard on myself generally and so when I wanted to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The ironic/tasteless title as a zing to an otherwise edge-case post can often be the thing that sends posts over the edge into "sucks" territory. People can do whatever they want, obviously, but I think there are a lot of people in the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

to the tune of Van Halen's "Panama" Was so certain, on first glance, that this said PAJAMA and was excited that there could be a Van Halen song about pajamas that I did not know.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Marisa is a dude. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I've have been criticized for paraphrasing. But it's just not fair to say or imply, as jess does, that that the quotes were selective, or editorializing, or "shitty". And the connectives weren't editorializing. If what you're... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

ServSci, your post seems fine and I removed the "lay off the jews" comment. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I've travelled with this stuff before in my carry-on luggage, pretty sure. That said, doing a little googling, similarly packaged products like pomade sometimes get through and sometimes don't, from what I can tell. If it were me though, I'd try to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

AAAA++++ WOULD SHOP AGAIN - the return of MeFi Mall
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MetaTalk post - Over two years ago

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