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Everyone in this thread who has had comments deleted from that thread: I'm not sure what you're thinking. You are making a fairly difficult situation worse. Please don't. Thank you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

when did TNH stop being a BoingBoing moderator? It's been months. I went digging around trying to find a specific "I am leaving" or "she left" post, but I know she's not a moderator there anymore and I know it's been… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Drink, talk, and enjoy each other's company until the wee hours of the morning. When the conversation starts to lull, while you still think you'd be awake enough to get busy should the opportunity present, say "Wow it's late and I'm fading, do… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Tell her you'll charge a fair rate and that there will be a full accounting when the estate is settled. That's it. It's great what you're doing but a lot of being graceful has to do with being able to pull it off in the face of ungraceful… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

why the widespread adoption of the singular gender-neutral "they" was inevitable. That was my conclusion too. My all-mustachioed advisor team quibbled with it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Does your health insurance have a 24 hour nurses line you could call? My experience has been like ella wren's for what it's worth. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

People are being terrible assholes. The only reason I didn't delete the really early "fuck that guy" comment was because the guy who wrote it later apologized in-thread. Show some class or if you can't manage that, some restraint. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I know civility and niceness are important to you, jessamyn, but I know free speech is as well, and I hope the latter will prevail here. I don't care about niceness so much as the general site reputation as being totally full of social… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Please don't do this. What is this callout about? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Too soon? Yes. It's fine if you didn't or don't like the guy but turning an obit post into a hyperlinked "here's the way this guy sucked" thread diminishes all of us. MeTa is available for you and others if you feel that this is… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I vote recipes now. Appropriate for a shiva call. No, no recipes now. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Today at the supermarket, i encountered... I'm going to politely ask again that if there is still an active conversation in a MeTa thread that people not start derailing it with food/recipe talk or alphabet or lobster games. If the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What??? What would his PRIVATE medical status have to do with anything???? And if updated reports are to be believed, he may have been bleeding in the cabin which would be the angle the reporters would use as to why they mentioned it, but… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

It only takes one or two sexist assholes a week for sexism to appear pervasive. Well and this is the rub, right? Does it take only a few sexist assholes a week for sexism to BE pervasive [i.e. when many women are the subject of sexism,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

>GUYS CAN WE ALL JUST AGREE THAT DISAGREER IS A TROLL? And this is usually where it ends, on MetaFilter. We don't take kindly to troll callout talk [or tell people to take it here] and we'll often remove it from slower-moving threads… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From the OP: "I'm 5'3" and 230 pounds" [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's usually polite to leave a note in the thread if you're opening a MeTa thread for the benefit of other people. I left a note there, but it looks like zarq has bowed out of the stupid fight already anyhow. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Jessamyn seems to think that I should be Gandhi here? I'd prefer that both of you walked away from it, but right now only one of you has. Look, I'm not psyched with zarq's participation either. He knows better. I'd prefer he didn't get… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I welcome clarification of the official or unofficial site policy. You asked if it was too soon and I gave my answer. I don't think any other clarification is needed. The thread was starting to finally NOT be a "fuck that guy" thread and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I've counted binary on my hand I say BINARY-FOUR you when I get my nerd rage really on. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Tell them I hate them. YOU tell them, I am still not talking to them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Do you have some kind of objective, unbiased way of determining which insults have more "weight"? I certainly think that many women would be very hurt by having the female word directed at them. But wouldn't many men be very hurt by… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I would like to be able to favorite posts from this page, this one, and that one. That's pretty much it. I was reading the Digg gaming thread just before this and I think anything that makes the popular favorites even more popular is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From the OP:Good news! My visa is safely in my possession. I found an expedition service and they managed to take care of all the red tape in good time. Not only does this provide me peace of mind, but it gives me the weekend to travel out of the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

From the OP:Thank you for the responses so far. There are numerous issues going on with my stepdaughter that could stand as many separate questions on their own, so I didn't want to delve into too many details. The short story is that her spiteful,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

There was some very similar book club drama that was going on around here for a while including the starting a new book club, the whole deal. The basic upshot was that there was one or maybe two people who didn't like another person in the book club… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Knowing everything isn't the problem, even if there is a problem. Since you seemed to ask for advice on your personal situation, this is mine. As someone who spends a lot of time on AskMe, more than most, I have to say there are times you come across… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I was recognized by a MeFite in an airport once. I was not wearing a MeFi shirt but he was which was good because it's a little weird when some random dude comes up to you in an airport and starts yammering at you. Turns out he is awesome and I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I wonder if they'd have any hesitation to use it in reference to, say, a firefighter or a soldier. The whole reason we say firefighter instead of fireman is because people decided to make an effort. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[stop being judgey people and answer the question or go hug your cat. This question is already in MeTa and you need to take inappropriate answers there.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

From the OP:Thanks to everyone for their responses - ErikaB, I'm not sure if this was due to your advice or not, but we've got a report number now, so it's on paper. Thanks. They still won't send someone out to look for him, though. Rats. (He's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

we'll all need to deal with how to refer to people in a gender-neutral way. I did my college thesis on gender-neutral pronouns [and their status in the US around 1990] in case anyone would like to fight about that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I think people who want to make political statements in writing should go ahead and make them explicitly, not sneak them in through their choice of pronouns. In my opinion, saying "Well that's the way everyone does it, so I'm just… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I love to do this. Here are the songs that I have at least ten versions of. - House Carpenter - a little tougher to find because it's traditional and people randomly cover it more than they put it on albums. Example. Another example. - Shady… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

why does she have carte blanche to continue injecting herself into these threads then? Because we don't ban people for having unpopular opinions. If people stop engaging her, she goes away. She's been on a bit of a roll lately [there's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I wonder how many people realize that "Chubby Checker" is a play off of "Fats Domino". O_o [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I am American (northeast). As am I, and I'm somewhat reserved with new people. I concur with millipede, there are ways to be more and less reserved as an American just like there are ways to be more and less reserved as a British person… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

win a date with special-k in San Francisco Post it to jobs? kidding! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:When I was 16, I fell in love with a guy who was 26, and we stayed a couple until I was 18. I said and felt things similar to what you're describing your partner feels--he made me feel so insecure,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

How does the Kindle etc fit into the equation? Currently, it doesn't. I just went to a college library on Florida that claims to have the largest number of circulating ebook readers in the US. They are kludging something together and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I think in a loose sense the philosophy doesn't "resonate" with most people. There is a strict sense of self-reliance and the belief that The Market will take care of many of the previous issues that have been left up to government [like… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

You are handsome, which does not answer the question but is part of an answer because a lot of why people smile is to communicate with other people. People who are less conventionally attractive, I find, sometimes have to try harder in whatever way… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Pro-skub ... or anti-skub? I'm appalled you even had to ask! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

why do I think 90% of you are guys There are a lot of females on many other parts of the site, but for MetaTalk [the nerd thunderdome, if you will] it seems to be mostly dudes. cortex and I (a real female) work here, feel free to send… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have just a overview idea about this, but I would think a good thing to think about would be non-library work doing taxonomies or some other sort of thing. Being able to be a multilingual taxonomist would be a big deal, very useful. A simple idea… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I do not know much about the Canadian job market but I've been paying close attention to the US job market for the past several years. Your concentration choice is important, but practical job experience is way more important. What chesty_a_arthur… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

You have been here long enough that if you are not picking up on certain fairly well known aspects of What Not To Do, I feel that it is no longer our responsibility to school you on those thigns. So, bringing out a few - editorializing in the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So she gets to stay because... um... Because we don't have a rule for banning people who have opinions or tactics that we disagree with and are not compelled to create one. My feelings are a lot the same at cortex's. I really truly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

You know to hell with it; I'm going to get some dinner. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Can you answer this question, please, if you are still here. While I appreciate that you're trying to ask this from a position of understanding the "SAotB please answer my question that tries to tease apart your beliefs that I don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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