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Making it an option and asking people to try it out... ... wouldn't have done what we wanted. Again I'm sorry and I know you wanted this to have gone differently, but it didn't. I worry sometimes about giving people fake choices like... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

comment from a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous I am a 29-year-old straight female who had only been in one relationship and never so much as been kissed on the lips, just the cheek. I was jealous of other people, though not to your extent,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Get Audacity for your Mac. Get an RCA (from tape deck) to line-in cable (into your Mac). You can follow the steps I laid out in this other thread for personal recordng EXCEPT make sure you set the monitor in Audacity to "on" otherwise you will get no... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm not personally worried if there's a MeTa thread where people with like minds get together to raise money for something that seems loosely in line with the values of the site. To be very specific: this would not be a MetaFilter campaign, this... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I really don't think it should be taken as any kind of negative comment on the site, the mods, or the community. That's the way I took it. I personally see it as a negative. I agree that it's natural to look at people in positions of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago


DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. I know, it's damned sad. I don't see it as a great reason to start editing posts however. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[rokusan, I closed your italics] Make a decision, state your reasons clearly, then go forward. This is tough, from my perspective, because I felt like that's more or less what we did with two small exceptions - turn-offability -... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Admins should not feel obliged to delete silverlight sites, but they should delete if the site is otherwise iffy. But then we'd have to install Silverlight!... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Romantics - What I like about you [and the song they allegedly copied from The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down] Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata Coconut Monkeyrocket - Shopping for Explosives Arctic Monkeys... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

did moderating the site in November feel different in any way that was related to the favorites experiment? Yes, it was horrible. Most months are not horrible. That said, outside of a lot of GRAR in the few MeTa threads, it was... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'd be ok with the "has favorites" view, including the mouse over, as long as it wasn't called "has favorites". Maybe just an asterisk? I mentioned this in the older thread, but this is something that you can use Greasemonkey for [i.e.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'd rather have this conversation here rather than in the thread. Personally I also agree with the open standards stuff. That said I'm a little surprised that people basically torpedoed that entire thread with "silverlight UGH" comments. If... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Actually, I changed that to *, <3 and ♥. You can download it here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have cobbled together a greasemonkey script for those of you who prefer the version of "favourites" with the UK spelling. While it does work, it is also something of a joke. Enjoy.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I just created a Greasemonkey script to display the favorites the way I think would be most useful. "Liked", "loved", and "best". I edited Plutor's script so it shows *, ** and ♥ It's pretty easy to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

in%"[+]" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I still like keyboard cat. Here you go afu, you'll have to load these two pages simultaneously. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

why not admit they had a point instead of being so defensive about it? We've maintained, from the beginning, that this wasn't science. People's insistence that yes it is science and it's bad science is tiresome. We have been, since... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

GRAR! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm sorry about your Mom. My Mom also got diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago and went through lung resection surgery, radiation and chemo. She is now as okay as you can be for having state four lung cancer. I've had some of the same questions... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

My guess is we'll do something like that, pwally. I've been enjoying the "has favorites" view of the site personally, I can see why it wouldn't be for everyone.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Reminder to non-Americans: all the daytime mods do celebrate American Thanksgiving so if you could be cool today while we hang out with our families and/or friends we'd really appreciate it.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Not quite what you were looking for, but I read The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal by Mark Kurlansky this... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Just to head people off at the pass, we're all still adjusting to mathowie being better and the end of the month holidays in the US, so there's no particular plan or announcement from Team Mod [except that things will go back to normal, as we sid... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have seen lutefisk eating contests! I would enjoy that post. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Before I lost 100lbs, I thought everything would just be easy when I was lighter. It's not. This is true for me too, with a different number. It's easy to say that suchandsuch insurmountable problem is the reason for your desires not... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I agree with others that this is simultaneously too complicated and also unlikely to be effective. I am also curious about sully75's question. When I worked in a public-facing job at the public library, I got paid for my shift which started at... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Is this something I'd have to see favorites to be able to understand what anyone is talking about? Because I don't see the problem in people favoriting themselves.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Oh hey, that's me! Someone else I went to all of elementary school with just put up all seven years of our elementary school. I was surprised how many people's names I remembered [a few who weren't remembered by anyone else]. Of those kids, one... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

if you have to pick a pronoun and you don't know the gender, using s/he or even the grammatically awkard "they" is less problematic than making an assumption. fun fact: this is what I did my Hampshire thesis on. Singular they is... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We were planning to start one a little further into the month but mathowie's illness sort of took precedence. So we're not planning anything special but yeah I figure we'll have a MeTa thread looking back once things are back to normal. If someone... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Buy Nothing Day is tomorrow (and the next day), and it's an international holiday! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Agreed. But do those responsibilities REALLY include coddling someone who is "seriously frightened" and "does not feel safe" when others disagree with her using words only, without ever having threatened her (so far as I saw)?... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

the mods should have broke the whole keeping anonymous anonymous rule for; well, that and preventing suicide. Also the reason we don't allow suicide questions is that because of the seriousness and often emergency nature of the topic we... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is Sarah Palin the new circumcision, or do we just need better posts to frame the discussion? MeFites can talk about circumcision too if people take care with the way they make their posts. "This is cringeworthy" isn't usually... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The mass in my head turned out to be nothing important, I hope the same is true for you. Best wishes and lots of love from the chilly east coast. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

they're a group, and you're outside it. But they can be a part of "group who likes eggplant" (i.e. no real values ascribed) as much as they can be a group of "people who hate jews" (negative values ascribed) or... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Camper Van Jelly Roll Over Beethoven [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What can I do to ensure my checks will not be altered? Nothing. You literally can not do anything to prevent your checks from being scribbled on after you have gotten rid of them. You can pay via some automatic means which will allow you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

In the context I often hear the phrase "I'd hit it" people are referring to the former type of sex My feeling is that it's just a statement: I'd like to have sex with that person and whether she wants to have sex with me is not... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - please take the "fuck you no fuck you" stuff either to metatalk or email, thanks] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I could point you to the MetaFilter post where Sidhedevil and a few of her LJ amigas blindsided me by piling on under names I didn't recognize. Please do not bring grudges from other sites here. This goes for you and other people who may... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If I am rich it is because MetaFilter makes me rich. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What does a linguist actually do? Well I got a job at MetaFilter with my linguistics degree. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was in a sort of icebreaker/game show situation where we had to predict, Family Feud style, what the results would be of certain autocomplete phrases. "why is my" "can I" "how do you" are all good. I'm part of... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Miss Manners generally indicates that "Oh I'm sorry that's just impossible" is the wa to move forward with this. that said, you and your husband have to be on the exact same page on this and this seems like it may not be the case. Deal with... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

You can buy a cuecat for not too much money from Library Thing and scan in all your books. I just got one last week. They're legit and cute. However, when you put them on the shelves, color is really the only way to go.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

my fondness for free speech is to the left of every moderator I've ever known I would argue that you can be pretty aggressively in favor of free speech and still have a "there's a time and a place for everything" approach in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I removed it. Yeah in another universe it might be okay but not really this one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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