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Also the pattern of shitty post plus aggressively clueless email right afterwards is another predictable trend. There may have been times where people seemed to truly not grok the place, or were confused about friendslinking and we've swapped some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I wasn't aware that being critical of US actions and their effect abroad was disallowed on Metafilter; It's not, and it would be nice if people didn't frame this as "gee you just can't handle criticism of US actions or… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

we can't pretend that it's light. When we say light moderation we're usually comparing it to other community discussion sites with comment deletion without explanation, banning with very little explanations and very little mod… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The VT International Film Festival has a fair amount of these. They have social justice as one of their general topics. I'll toos out movies that I've seen and liked that have a link I can give you. - Razing Appalachia is about mountaintop… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Exactly what those guys said, as long as you're generally participating in the site otherwise, a few occasional links to your blog in the comments if they're indicated ["hey I wrote this thing"] and if they're not SEO spammy seeming stuff… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Picking up an obviously distressed wild animal is lunacy. This is clearly one of those topics on which reasonable people differ. You would have to make your own risk assessment about the situation. I would pick up a chipmunk. You might… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Are there really a significant number of dipshits who won't ask for directions? I mean, what the fuck else are you supposed to do when you're lost? - consult a map - look for a map and consult it - check your GPS - drive around in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Could you possibly explain why you haven't been having any luck looking this up on your own. Whitehouse.gov is a great resource for this sort of thing, you can look up this list of Presidential Actions or look at his executive orders. Is this too… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[comments removed - once you have a comment removed, please stop it or we will stop it for you. thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's also really rare that we have an all-noise/jerk commenter. We have a lot of strongly opinionated people who have good days and bad days but rarely someone who we feel is just a bad faith commenter who is here to start shit and not engage with… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If THEY can do it, what's everyone else's problem? I assume it has something to do with not getting paid for it? I get where you're coming from with the "hey it's just words on a screen" thing but it comes across as really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So far as I can tell, people are jerks on every thread This is not actually the case. The weird savagery that is characteristic of every single I/P thread is unusual for MetaFilter. And frankly I/P posts aren't verboten, they need to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Not that I don't somewhat agree with you, but that post has generated fewer flags in the entire time it was open than the I/P one did in the 90 minutes it was open. Not saying people are being awesome there, but it's definitely a whole nother level… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments being removed - this is absolutely not okay. Go to metatalk if you can't be polite and decent in this thread. Very very seriously do not comment here again unless you can answer the question being asked.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am not a super athlete or anything but I've definitely found that what I eat contributes a great deal to how smart/stupid I feel after exercising and that sometimes I just get mood crashes because of low blood sugar or whatever. Make sure you're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's a term that mathowie mentioned recently which is sort of a replacement for "look at these assholes" when there's a news article posted which is basically "this really shitty thing is happening in this one place in America"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am clearly the only mod not at dinner. I only know about my own setup. I have an assortment of Mac products that work pretty well for me. Oh, and this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Are these comments racist in a way I'm failing to grasp? Assume you know this, but whether what you're saying is racially fraught or not, people sometimes just don't want to talk to other people about things, various things. Hair can be a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I enjoyed my crimes. How is everyone else doing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Your poor girlfriend. This. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed. ND¢ please use your words and remember that we have a wide variety of people here all of whom may not understand your odd style. Other people, answer helpfully or walk away, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The problem is the failure of some teachers to drive home the point that it isn't the be-all, end-all of essay writing. For someone in middle school/junior high, it is a perfectly acceptable, even helpful, structure. Just make sure your daughter… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

If you haven't done the online dating thing, this is a good time to set up a profile on OK Cupid and look specifically for people in Las Vegas who could show you a good time. I wouldn't make this all about "MUST GET LAID" [or if you're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[people, if we are getting to the ALLCAPS level of discussion, people need to calm down a little bit and be respectful of other commenters, or come back when you can be. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - folks if you can't answer the question without starting fights with other commenters please just keep moving. MetaTalk is available to you if you do not like the way this site works. Thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Oh hey! I so rarely get to trot out my own personal anecdotes because I'm usually keeping the peace but... I'm in a public library right now [doing work, not working as a librarian]. And here is my "I never thought these stories were true"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I just want to see it thrive and be better in all respects. Like everyone, I too am confused. That said, I think we're a lot of really good writers, on average. I think the things we could do better at are more like empathy, patience,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This question seemed to be the latter. Sorry, I hadn't seen that mathowie had closed it. This may have been a weird case where the question got a lot of flags because of a formatting problem [the original question didn't have the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We need to do a better job of delineating these things in the AskMe FAQ, between - Are you a handyman? Let me hire you! and - Do you know a handyman in my area? Let me hire them! I deleted another question earlier today about "have… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If you like politically edgy stuff the late Bill Hicks has some great stories about doing drugs that are much more amusing than you would think. I also enjoy Eddie Izzard's stuff, especially when he disects Europe vs America sorts of cultural things… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not all of us have testicles as large as Jessamyn's. This is definitely something where we have a bit of a split on Team Mod as far as people who would find this feature totally useful (me!) and those who see it as really extraneous to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am made of meat. I don't know about the rest of you. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

So of the many possible results to this interaction, the one that B can expect NOT to happen is that he turns out to have been in the friendzone from the start, right? No. It seems to me that you know this is the answer because this is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

use your words! Spitting is a dirty habit! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Worst. Callout. Ever. I know a worse one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

More banjo please! [more]
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Music comment - Five years ago

Would making a FPP about a topic such as this, and then waiting for a while and THEN posting about one's personal involvement with the situation be better than an immediate comment following up with GYOB material? If you're making an FPP… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

But they aren't going to be here, even though they foolishly thought they might be welcome at one time, because we've driven them all away with the moronic, incredibly petty bullshit so apparent in this thread. $20 says your prediction in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is my last comment in this thread, because I know for damn sure that the sort of moral retards and ethical cretins who are more concerned with 'women getting dumped on' on an internet forum than men getting physically abused in real life are… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Well, before this gets closed up, is it recipe time yet? No, no it is not recipe time. Don't worry about it TheBones, generally speaking worrying about scoops is less important than posting something that is sort of great [or even very… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It sounds like she was asking because her gay friend may have been interested in you. This was exactly my feeling when I read your post. As a female who is frequently [relatively speaking] asked if I am bi, or vegetarian, or a democrat I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The term 'civilized' is often used as a colonialist/racist/classist dog whistle. Not that I disagree with you, comrade, but I think you sort of need to contextualize your approach and think about who is talking and what they're trying to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Trying to get the entire community to affirmatively use tags is a non-starter. While I appreciate your general goal, can't you just either not click on the links or find another way to indicate when a link has a video behind it [I can see… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The primary purpose of the sex offenders' register is to control likely threats. Barksdale is a likely threat. You seem to have a misunderstanding of how the sex offender registry works. While the offenses vary from state to state, you… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

>>"jokey old man flirty thing that sometimes happens" >Stereotype much? Should have been clearer "jokey old man flirty thing that sometimes happens TO ME" Honestly, this is a situation where older men… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Kindly get fucked. As much as many of us could use some kind fucking from time to time, please try to deal with the fact that some people didn't like your question without this sort of thing. Our general feeling about AskMe is that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If the solution to the problem is "people should be better," that's not a realistic solution Agreed. But at some level that thread was going okay, it just required heavy moderation. Now that's not something that scales well [i.e… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

because it sounded to me like you were agreeing that indeed, some stereotypes are true because you had this particular experience. Sorry to have been unclear. My point which I was maybe not effectively making was that here was a situation… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I guess that makes my existence dreary. Welcome to the club. Our meetings aren't much to write home about, but there are snacks! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Oh shit, you're felix of that freaking trickle-charging story-telling bear?!! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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