Activity from jessamyn

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Try harder, I'm starting to think you don't love me anymore. This stops here. You two can take this to email. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The special snowflake thing alludes to the fact that the asker believes their circumstances to be unique enough that they warrant special attention. Usually finding out that they are not such a special snowflake is a bit of a bringdown. It's really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Is this stuff for you and/or stuff for you + stepkid? Lake Champlain Maritime Mueum and the Fleming Museum are likewise closed, they're generally both neat. Not sure how old your stepkid is but there's a neat little one hour program at ECHO about… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The reduction of things that people take really seriously to dumb and not very funny one-liners just gets old. I blame the holidays for everyone's lack of humor including myself. There are just some topics and some times of year when… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

There are tipsy Mefites hollering about DRM in my boyfriend's kitchen and ColdChef drunk dialed me and I think that was pjern who got sent to voicemail when I was talking to him. Horace Rumpole is showing my SO's son the Aporkalypse. Happy new year… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I had friends who did this in the summertime and it was one of my favorite things. Basically they'd pick a night and a timeframe. The deal was the grill would be fired up Wednesday at 6:30, you could bring something for the grill and a side dish and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[comment removed - general "your girlfriend is crazy" or "how to tell that women are crazy" answers are not helpful, considered harmful, and do not answer the question. If your answer does not in some way mention "email"… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I had a similar conversation with my mom. She likes to reply to my emails and instead of just letting the email client alter the subject [so my email with the subject "plans" would automatically come back with the subject line "Re:… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I am a librarian. I am your librarian. I do not like it when you call fucking around on Google "research" but otherwise, we're cool. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Do we have this in the FAQ yet cause it is beyond having gotten old. Is your moving on finger broken? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago


I've gotten accustomed to smaller companies having what I call the "Twitter back door" for getting customer support issues resolved that seem to be dragging on [a la @comcastcares, DISH network seems to have one of these gusy too and they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I like it personally because it saves me time and it seems egalitarian. I don't like paying more for certain seats and I especially don't like being forbidden from moving seats because the seats up front which are all empty are premium seats. I like… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

could be the catalyst for jessamyn to transcend our limited understanding of the universe I made a seven foot snowman from all you special snowflakes, and a few over here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I hate fucking mimes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[comment removed - do not hector people about choices they have already made which are not unmakeable. If you think the comment makes you an asshole, do not make it in AskMe, period. MetaTalk is your option.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think it matters a LOT whether the stories you made up were about specific people or not. In high school, I had people telling untrue "I got so far with her..." stories about me. Those things spread like wildfire and have very real repercussions… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think while this may be an overused phrase people really do think that their problems are specific to them. One of the benefits from AskMe, to my mind, is people seeing that the issues and troubles that plague them may be in many cases, run of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

assigning shitty motives to her question seems less than helpful you know? Before I edited it--because I do not want to have this fight in more than one place--it had an italicized super special snowflake details inside before… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

And she's made a stunty post to AskMe If people could keep their MeTa dramas on MeTa it would mean less work for me today, thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

No, this is not something that we are going to implement. If people feel the need to hide comments that they don't want to read again, they are welcome to use some sort of greasemonkey solution. We see too many downsides to a downvoting system and no… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The mods are not in the habit of encoding passive-aggressive sullenness into the site's mechanisms and templates. Yeah, might be worth mentioning that everyone is presumed to be a special snowflake, thus no extra snowflake assertion is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If you don't need to open your door anymore in the winter, you can cover it with plastic. It will still make the room warm, but it will be at least slightly better insulated. This thread talks more about that. If you're in a big house, the trick is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Oh for pete's sake, I had been thinking, maybe for years now "It's a shame that Pink Stainless Tail doesn't come around anymore because that song is genius and makes me happy every single year" but I never did click through to his profile… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[we are not reliving our bad xmas experiences in this thread, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - hey folks, dial it back, answer the question and think long and hard about whether you want to open a MeTa on Xmas eve.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think there needs to be a policy, and it needs to be based on the determinations of mat and jess and cortex and pb and vacapinta cortex and I have been talking about this today and we're both feeling the same general way. We think… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

the right to speak freely does not preclude the personal choice to do so with some sensitivity and care is shouted down. A few men -- zarq is one, AZ another -- reliably will try to support the complaining female. But apparently free speech… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

and me, goddamnit! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is a pretty much unprecedented move, right? I can remember one other instance of someone going in and pulling back a bunch of favorites, but can't remember who it was. Honestly, it's not the best strategy if you want to step away… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't totally understand this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - please act like you like this place.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

He'll be back in a week or two, with much feting and garlanding. If you're not really a friend of zarq here, this reads as sort of nasty. Again I don't know if you guys have some sort of backstory that I am not aware of but I'd leave this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Willpower is only as strong as your own will. If you believe that the lizard brain is the dominant one, you do not really have willpower. Here is a story about willpower from my main role models: frog and toad. So realistically, you are smarter… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You seem to be fine with accepting the downsides that come from not being tethered to your phone. Therefore other people's attempts to try to hassle you into doing something different, attempts that sort of ignore your own personal reality, should be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If people could not turn this MeTa thread into another referendum on Wikileaks, that would be terrific. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

zarq, with respect, please take a slightly longer walk. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I do this for a job. I hang out in a computer lab and people come in and ask questions about computers. Some have their own laptops, some have never used a mouse before. I've talked a little bit before in AskMe about how to work with novice users,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Also, nobody should make jokes about cunnilingus. eponysterical! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The problem is that the discussion is essentially over when a couple of loudmouths have decided to filibuster it with recipes or peace treaties or other nonsequiturs, regardless of whether others wish to continue. We've pretty much shut… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I admit I set it up in a kind of light hearted way Which maybe isn't the greatest set-up for a thread about a horrible crime if you want people to discuss the more serious aspects of it. I deleted some of the grosser comments [tip:… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jess has been dating a mefite for a while. Cortex is super-dating one. pb permalinked his. actually I don't know if pb's wife is a MeFite or not [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Might be worth thinking about. MetaTalk has actually gotten a lot more moderated in the past few years in both specific [deleting truly shitty/hateful comments] and general [telling people to cool it] ways. I'm sure it lags behind the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I guess when you disagree with someone's political views it's ok to label them a rapist without having all the facts. Again, having a reasonable discussion with people about the tricky parts of dealing with situations like this goes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah we'd deleted it before this MeTa. We just had a long back and forth with another medical professional this week about a negative comment from a while ago. If people are looking for recommendations we'd usually like the thread to stick to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I really think an excuse is in order here. I've been talking to him as if I'm totally cool with it With respect, you are wrong. You have been negotiating and interacting with him as if you are both rational actors in this drawn-out drama… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The only barriers that exist for people wishing to counter a negative review on AskMe are $5 and an adherence to site guidelines. Well without getting too much into the particular situation we had something like this MeFite Handle: Dr… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago


Follow up from another user who prefers to be anonymous. I work at an animal shelter in Florida myself -- the local Humane Society. I don't know if it's one close to where you live, but I can tell you that we do take our animal adoptions very… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Are these existing site members or just people googling their own names? People Googling their own names. We've even had people join to say "hey I'm the person that other person said was terrible and I'm not terrible" in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

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