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I went to the sort of college where basically everyone had been in TVM and it was fine. At some level you have to think about how you feel about it and how you want to reflect/represent that to those closest to you. I personally don't see it as a big… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I think of these as funny things to say that hide the withering shame I hope they feel If you're using humor to hide aggression sometimes and to make funny jokes other times, you will wind up sending a mixed message "Oh gensubuser made a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I like how you made intelligent and entertaining the same link. Would you like me to ftfy? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is somewhat related As much as I love all the bottle blowing, this was my favorite video. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

The response was, uhhhhh, disappointing. Yeah, that's a polite way to put it. There are ways to frame and tailor posts to this particular audience that can at least help direct the conversational flow one way or the other. Pull-quotes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Are LOLRepublican posts within the bounds of good taste? Not usually, no. Or rather they're within the bounds of good taste but not usually great posts for MetaFilter. Nate's a good guy, but I usually feel like posts like these are some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Am I normal? In my experience, yes. I'm in a short long distance relationship [a few hours' drive] and we see each other every few weeks, talk in some way every day etc. I've found that the day or two before I see him, that the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Please don't spray it with anything chemically. The librarians will very likely put you on the top of the hold list of you return the book, but yes, the other thread has advice on destinkifying books. If it's not horrible, just leave the pages fanned… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I got a gal who's mighty sweet Big blue eyes and tiny feet Her name is Rosabelle Magee And she tips the scales at three-oh-three Oh, gee, but ain't it grand to have a gal so big and fat That when you go to hug her, you don't know where you're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

since the admin work needs to be done anyway, WHO do you think should be doing it if not you? k8t, a VISTA job is supposed to be quite different from a normal first job. I don't know about anonymous' particular situation, but when I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I have been a VISTA person in a number of different circumstances and I think you're overstating the importance of the one-year commitment. Sure, it's important, but if the job sucks, it sucks. You're not leaving for something you could have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

All that is to say, X and then later Not-X is perfectly reasonable and shouldn't necessarily be considered hypocrisy or trolling. There's a big difference between "I eat meat" vs. "I am vegan" and something like… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Yet another way the real world is not at all like Ask MetaFilter. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

For now I've added this to the anonyme posting page: "Your question will be anonymous to MetaFilter readers but mods can determine who has asked a question." while we talk about whether a more clear faq explanation is needed. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It would be easy enough to add that to a faq entry and then link that on the anonyme page... let me look into how we'd do that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - this very very badly needs to not become a discussion about people's fucked up divorce settlements if they're not relevant to the question.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

eating generic cereal to save money and watching Comedy Central re-runs at night. Hey that's what I do! It can be tough to get outside of someone else's treadmill to try to sort of figure out what you want ot do on your own. Your 20s… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

is seriously criminal in most places. It's criminal in some places. We don't know where the OP lives. In the US it's getting less criminal all the time. And, at some level, he or she is not asking how to sell weed or how to buy weed… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I wondered why everyone had flagged that comment. No generally speaking account sharing is not okay. That said, we know there are a few people who have a family account and we have dropped them a note about it but otherwise it's not a big… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

what if it points to the possibility that the asker is actually trolling? If it's just an inconsistency between two questions, bring it up in the thread in a decent "I'm trying to help..." way. If you think the person is truly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is sort of being discussed in the other thread, but this is a totally different aspect of what I think is the same question. Generally it's okay to look up someone else's AskMe questions and mention them. But you need to not be a jerk about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So to give you a specific [made up] example. We get an email that says "new anonymous question from user cortex, approve it here" with no other info about the question. I don't know about the other mods, but that email goes directly into… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's fine to have a jokey account and/or an account for just asking/replying to sensitive questions. But running two identities as if there were two separate people is what we'd like to avoid. If we see people doing this [especially replying to their… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If we see people replying to AnonyMe questions, especially really touchy ones, we'll do a reality check to see if it's actually their question [hard to explain, but it's simple for us to see a list of, say, who has asked an anonyme question in the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Yes you can. I got married to a guy back in ... 1994 ... who I was not dating or otherwise involved with [we got involved later after getting married but that's sort of besides the point, I am no longer married]. I am a straight woman. This is and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

DO NOT USE. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

However, if you are charging people to join your community, I think the description of that community should be made very clear and unambiguous. Okay. I reread the FAQ. The two places where it talks about illegality are "Some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The piracy stuff is also another topic that legally we don't care about so much, but have more of the "this is quasi-legal and could cause trouble for the site" And so at some level we've drawn some lines that may seem arbitrary but we can… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If she has internet access, a lot of this stuff can be found there. In fact I think the best mouse training program out there is Mousercise. It's a simple, friendly series of 50 or so web pages of increasing difficulty with some games at the end… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

hurf durf book eater
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MeFi post - Five years ago

I came back; the food's better here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Actually I see it as more tidal, ebbs and flows. When things are better [for him or anyone else] we just shut up and are happy. When things get a little more bumpy, we drop a note. You and BP are historically catty with each other, so as much as I'm… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If I don't come back, it's because I was never yours to begin with. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was following this trial via allen.spaulding's twitter. Thanks for the update. So sad all around. Hopefully someone will finish this asshole off in prison. He's utterly useless as a human. This is not the "human piece of garbage… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We don't have any funny banning options. Banning looks just like the site looks to a guest, except that when you try to log in or comment, you can't. I'd love to see An Overview of Banning, of what other sites do, like the hellban [you can keep… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't wanna be like, "So... Can I borrow eighty MORE dollars?" Boy I would. That said, keep in mind that there are costs associated with filing in small claims [I have done it before in Vermont and I'm pretty sure the cost is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I like this post. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID. ffs, you guys are asleep at the wheel today. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

it's not as if people were forbidden from serving his bullshit right back at him while he was an active member. In AskMe, they sort of were. He'd leave normal-ish comments that ended with things like "typical americans, being… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

where some guy wrote 5 long paragraphs about how I had metaphorically slain him two months ago This is the third recounting this week of some woman on the site saying that some guy on the site sent her extra-weird MeMails about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My point exactly. It's like fuckers who are like "You mean nauseated. Nauseous means you make other people sick. Ha ha." [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Looks like the mods are spending all their time on BoingBoing and not deleting doubles. One of is is also posting to BoingBoing. One of us deleted three JD Salinger obit threads. I have some news about these two data points that may… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Even though this is a hand-wavey article in some ways it seems that the rape laws in the UK are a bit different than those in the US, in that they have been getting more strict only pretty recently. I note these facts stated by the article 1. only… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

and the main thing that brought me from no-edit to maybe-edit opinion is the sheer number of times I edit my own comments. I do it a lot, mostly typo fixes, but it seems unfair to not want to offer a feature that we not only have but use heavily. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Totally. It's a great job. Today has not been a great day, but that's the way it goes. Ditto. Mathowie's on a family vacation and I'm eating a bologna sandwich in a Memphis airport and have been sort of scarce this week already. cortex is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

While I shudder somewhat inwardly suggesting anyone do anything other than ingest the real deal, I appreciate that finances are a concern. You can actally melt down your own sugar and add water and then flavor with maple. It's good for syrup -- I did… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

They're both pretty much on the line, to my way of thinking. That said I at least know WHY this second post was made. The first one was a post that, to my recollection, said "here's a movie" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We're actually going to be rolling this out mid-February. You ruined my morning. I'm cautiously in favor of the edit window with the caveat that there would be some stiff penalties for bad behavior which I'm sure would lead to some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Most people that pass out are having anxiety issues. This has not, at all, been my experience. I'm not a passer-outer, but I've seen totally calm and collected people [even when the needle is going in] keel over during or after giving… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I call people dude and if they can't hang they can go talk to someone else. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It speaks volumes about the lengths the spittle brigade will go to And in case cortex wasn't clear, if you can't have good faith discussions without this sort of completely over the top dismissing of people who do not agree with you, go… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

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