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And they don't really seem OK with it, more like "ok, we'll do this one time as a favor." Yeah we're really not okay with it. We're also not okay with threadshitting. And the thing that is weird, to me, [and outside of ArtW and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I thought that threadshitting was when you make comments disparaging the post on the "why is this even here" level. That's pretty much it. "this sucks" "you suck" "flagged!" "weak sauce"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is pretty much whiny bullshit, no offense. You are frequently incredibly crabby with people both here and in MeFi and it's a problem. It would be nice if you would do less of this. Thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

A quick "hi" or "on your left" or something that makes it clear that you're there and you're just doing the same old thing is fine. Eye contact is fine. Any extra talking and you're risking seeming like a creep. The only thing I'd say NOT to do is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I SAW WHAT YOU DID TH.... suddenly very very hungry.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am not super helpful as far as projectors or prices go because I just use whatever is handy/available but I do a lot of presentations. You should probably also get - obviously you need to BUY Powerpoint - you should get a nice mic + speakers… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

A cone is not a pyramid. Discuss. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The thing that has helped me, both as a librarian trying to understand people's questions but also as someone trying to ask good questions is thinking "What is the problem you are trying to solve?" So when someone comes into the library and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"Question Resolved Error The question could not be marked as resolved. Only the author of a question can mark it as resolved. If you feel this message is an error, please contact the site administrators and describe your problem… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Sorry Jessamyn, not that my thoughts really count. As with most things, I only like things on MeFi which make other people annoyed. I like Arcade Fire a normal amount and was being cheeky. I do, however, like this post and should have… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I would like to talk about Arcade Fire again. Is this a good place to do that? I like their music a lot. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

You can type in the word "recursion" [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Such is the burden of having root. You have root? I don't have root. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I think that if I ever wrote something I thought would look nice up on the sidebar, I'd drive the mods nuts about it: The funny joke is, some people have done that. Mostly about things that they're trying to do that haven't gotten enough… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Single links to trailers are generally not that awesome, but this seemed to be sustaining its own discussion and we figured we'd leave it. If you flag, you should also move on. Sometimes that moving on relocates you to MetaTalk, but the general idea… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

hot-button issues have multiplied, and I don't see how that won't continue to be the case. I feel like we add about one per year. I don't think they are multiplying. I think there is a steady increase as the community is steadily… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's something that's made multiple users leave the site on more than one occasion. Doesn't that make it worth a discussion? Super, if this is you wanting to talk about it, go ahead. I was trying to intervene so you could say your piece… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - seriously, early answerers, please ask yourself if you are making metafilter a better place with your answers.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Ex's presence over the weekend is gonna kinda stink up the place for her. "I'm not sure if I was clear with my non-committal answers from before, but I can't have you staying at my place over that weekend. My apologies if this was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Why did this video generate outrage when those videos do not? Your premise is incorrect. The other videos also generated outrage. However, many of them also have people who understand or accept or tolerate the things that happen. So they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

women, today, right now, have sex with machines in the form of a disembodied penis. But it's clear to everyone that the disembodied penis is not a man and is not playing the man-role in any fashion except for sexual play/gratification… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Jesus, I Googled to figure out how many volumes my OED was [instead of, you know, walking in to the other room] and it turns out it's the 1933 edition and hence, shorter. Color me chagrined. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Oh yeah, consider this integral research location for "Meet the Lady" This woman was a piece of work and the house museum is really interesting with neat things to look at and a fascinating… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Both articles pretty much point ot them saying "I don't think so" about whether the OED which is due out in ten years will be in print, but also say "...a decision on format will be taken at that point." As much as I love my 20… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous: From having a very similar hangup for the same reasons you express, I can assure you that there are plenty of men out there are who will never miss having a blow job. I have managed to lead a very… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Mount Auburn Cemetery is totall gorgeous this time of year, and the upcoming month, and is a great place to take a walk and climb the tower and see the city. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I think you'd like it. Easily accessible by public… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

There's probably some progression. I'm thinking of how I look at these things, absent flag queues. 1. Is post truly horrible? That is, a post can be so bad it doesn't matter if it's a self link or not, we'd just delete it as fast as we could [I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I think Flannery O'Connor is the goddess of literature. I really like her too. You might also like Shirley Jackson's longer fiction [she's known for The Lottery but she's written a lot of other good books, most notably We Have Always… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Are they allowed to stand if their quality (entertainment value) outweighs their evil (annoyance)? Usually, yes. There is an open MeTa thread about this, actually. If we think it's SEO bullshit, we'll nix it. I don't think this is what… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

do not start. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I, for one, think we should err on the side of never ever serving as "grassroots" marketing for a major motion picture. We are on the lookout for shills for marketers and SEO douchebags nearly constantly. Someone with zero site… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comment removed - folks, at the point at which you're just hollering at people you need to take a walk or go to MetaTalk, quit poisoning MetaFilter.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I would like you to re-read this thread and consider how the conversation might have gone without Mayor Curley's...comments. And just to pop in again, we do see that sort of thing and worry a bit about what to do with it. The sort of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Do you mean Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

why did i recieve a postcard of "the best of Boise'z in blue"? Seriously dude consider yourself lucky compared to what *I* got. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Yep, talked about it on the podcast, in the works over the next few weeks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I try to stack or nest things to do, even if the stacking is "do one thing, think about another" So a few examples. - I get up, set the coffee making and brush teeth and etc. When coffee is done, tooth brushing is also done. - when I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

are the jobs posted subject to moderator approval before appearing on the site? Nope. For the record, here's how posting works on all the parts of the site. MeFi - Posts go up directly. First posts and post of people on the watchlist… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Your cat is normal. Your girlfriend is weird. This is rare but not completely atypical cat behavior. It is somewhat atypical girlfriend behavior. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Yes, I do this. I use Firefox and have installed Greasemonkey [sounds difficult but it is not difficult] and then a script called Yahoo Mail Classic Direct to Inbox. When you go to Yahoo Mail it will basically take you from that page to the actual… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Or, at the very least, can we get some of the much-vaunted MeFi mod cleanup in aisle 95110 here? I'm going to politely suggest that if people really want MeFi to be a place that isn't toxic to women and humans generally, then quit the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Glad you got the quote you were looking for. I'm closing this up now. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From the OP:Just got off the phone with the daughter -- "I'm free!" I asked "You're outside the facility?" "Yes! I'm in my dorm room!" then her battery ran out. Anyway. Thanks to those who suggested lawyering up --… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I genuinely was not unaware that there was some kind of community thing going on here. I really and truly just thought people could say whatever they wanted. This may have been your first mistake. I also work here. This all happened when… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So basically there's no hard rules regarding this...its just whatever the mods feel like doing depending on their personal preferences backed by some general assumptions. None taken. The general policy is "please do not ask questions… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Also, and sorry to be a serial commenter, I think the most important thing to understand moving forward is the idea of compromise. That is, it can be tough for uber-scheduler types to see anything other than Keeping the Schedule as at all acceptable… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Additionally, we did, for a while have a longer limit of two weeks and it just seemed to chafe a lot, for a lot of people. This seemed to be because it was harder to remember and just seemed ... long. So we dialed it back but probably the sweet spot… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Generally speaking, the legal issue isn't the bright line we draw with this sort of thing. That said, this question is a bit too far over the "help me steal something" line for our comfort. Just a reminder, while the "illegal or borderline… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was in a situation where I had to write a Final Letter to a family friend who was dying and had expressly said no phone calls, no visits. So, I wrote it like a letter I'd normally write ["I've been doing well, this is what's going on, my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The post office only sort of cares. If they notice and there is a shortfall of just a little but the envelope HAS a stamp, they will deliver it postage due. This means your recipient is making up the two cents. And may have to go to the post office… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

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