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darkstar, I am pleased to hear that. Is everyone clear on the fact that mathowie does not and did not have cancer? Not that he's not a total superhero [though perhaps not made of magic like pb] but it was a different sort of tumor. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I fixed the post typos. The lulzy stuff seems not so great. As with most things no one can make everyone take everything totally seriously, but it might be a better discussion for MeTa than more HURF DURF JEWS jokes during Hanukkah. Your choice. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. You said "This is a crime." They said "Can you point to one person who has ever been prosecuted with such a crime?… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

The mods are truly serious about this "community" business. Really, they're absolutely serious about it. I know. It took me a long time to wrap my mind around it. So they want to keep their community nice, and have a nice little… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Bageena, RIP
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MetaTalk post - Five years ago

What's best is watching Doctorow crawl over the rocks of arguments Richard Stallman made almost 30 years ago while holding out his glittery, cheap pebbles. I'm not sure I even understand this metaphor, but I enjoy listening to Cory's… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I feel like there are two cross-discssions happening, as usual. 1. Is the term iffy enough that it's probably a good idea to not use it on MeFi? 2. Does using the term automatically make someone sexist/racist? I feel like the first one is best… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Assess the situation. What you should do is very very contextually dependent. - Is she threatening to you in an ongoing way, or just drunk and pugilistic? - Is she bigger than you? Did she actually hit you? Did she injure you? - Does she have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[comments removed - there is no need to up the GRAR on this thread. MetaTalk is your option.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I did the same thing, jason, stopped at Brad's place in St. Louis as I was travelling cross-country in 2001. He put up me, my friend, and her two cats with totally no hassle at all. I got to see the theater he worked at [where he intro'ed us around a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

PeterMcDermott, pix or it didn't happen. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Along the same lines... I spend a lot of time online but I try to balance time I spend creating with time I spend consuming. This works offline as well. I read books, but I also try to make postcards and write letters. I'll eat out, but I'll also try… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The only thing I would suggest is adding some sort of "this is just my personal opinion, you may want to ask other people for their opinions as well" coda to it. I know some young people who are in long-distance relationships that work just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I think AskMe can be really good for this sort of thing if the questions are phrased well and people don't jump in immediately with some sort of "you're a bad person for wondering/asking this" Many people come from places where they just… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It's an issue that's compounded by the fact that very few online communities have a procedure for dealing with deceased users. For the record... we have a process at MetaFilter, though we only implemented it maybe this year, or last… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Send me a SASE and I'll send you an envelope of stickers. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Thanks to everyone from MeFi who did not spam and/or self-link and/or meltdown and/or flame out while I was out at a very nice neighborhood party (all the better to Walk Home From). I didn't even check my email before going to bed at 3am. In bed this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

A few notes here: - Not being able to come through intercourse alone is not at all unusual for women; some women aren't wired that way and some are. Often people have ideas that everyone is like them sexually and so it's hard to wrap your head… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I call this the NPR syndrome. I would notice this when I'd go to parties and would talk to people and they all had these really interesting stories to tell about quirky cool stuff. When I'd inquire further it turned out that they only had about 2-4… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

When I have this problem, I leave the house and go bring my book someplace nice where there is no Internet which is actually a lot of the places around here, especially no-electricity places like the town park, or down by the river. A few other… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Cheese doesn't freeze that well. What you get out of the freezer is fine for melty things [like grilled cheese or pizza or whatever] but not at all okay for something where you're appreciating the texture [cheese and crackers]. Similarly if you're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

What other words which contain the name of the race that they're slurring... Most slurs that I can think of don't have the name of the race/gender in it. But I think of things that have one casual meaning but have a sort of larger… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

A lot of the stuff that Eliot Smith sings are like this, and Cat Power. I sort of imagine a slightly haunted person onstage performing them [as these two people both do/did]. Then you get someone else like PJ Harvey or the Replacements where a lot of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Accidental flags are ok. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

comment from someone who would prefer to remain anonymous. Has anyone dealt with this before? My SO is bipolar and has been for the 12 years of our marriage. It's hard at times, especially when she at the greater end of each cycle, but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

because people do short-sighted things? And a lot of people live their entire lives while other people are arguing about standards. There's the utopian vision model of the whole thing, and there's the "what we use while waiting for… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Books and ebooks are very different technologies, yes, but they are very different products as well. The expectations of one should not be applied to the other. While we own books, as objects, we do not own the content, as per copyright law… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I've noticed this a bit, especially lately, and it bothers me. For some reason, and I blame holidaytime, there's been a little more casual anti-semitism sounding statements on MeFi lately. Add to this that people are generally just keyed… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Also I post more since the Post Comment button has a rainbow-maned unicorn on it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

When libraries start throwing out thousands of books... It's telling, to me, that no one has followed their lead. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Jesus you two. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

now? [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

We have become a nation of wimps. We deserve fascism. Speak for yourself. I am not a wimp. I do not deserve fascism. The whole point was that the story -- which was over before most people even knew about it, and with little other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This question gets on my nerves so much because neither the originating question nor the responses are genuine. This may be a cultural thing. Where I live -- small town USA -- this is a real question and actually an opportunity to start a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Do we have to do a meta EVERY time gender is discussed in the blue? No, and we don't. I made a few comments in the thread itself. I really feel that taking out of context comments from another site and using it as the basis for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Anyway, I uploaded a 100px button version of the script that has both the unicorn and the narwhal and doesn't have to be manually installed. Just when I think I can't love this place any more.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Except for the occasional "linkee no workee" thing. We really try to keep that stuff out of here as much as possible lately. I'm sure people can find exceptions [I know of one AskMe title that was in questionable taste in that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I've noticed Confirmation bias. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

VLC media player. Maybe not the user-friendliest but definitely the best-working. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

- Best Western City Center allows pets with a $10/night charge. - Motel 6 Philly Stadium allows one pet per room. - Loews charges $25/night but seems to have pet amenities. I found these via a quick scan of PetsWelcome, you may find more. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

...take it on faith that some Mefites want to excuse rape. But naturally I can't fault you for that since you didn't delete them. There was one comment removed along with one comment asking that commenter to "dial it back" One… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

This recent comment sums it all up pretty artfully I'm not sure that cherry-picking outrageous horrible statements about this topic made on other websites really helps us have decent conversations about this topic on this website. It's… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm a frequent guest as well as a frequent host. My other word of advice that purpletangerine reminded me of is to try to be conscientious of your hosts' level of contact/rules etc. So, some people like being asked a lot of questions so they can tell… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I sort of view it like the NSFW stuff. It would be nice if people would be slightly overcautious about indicating this sort of thing. That said, I'm not personally that gung ho about implementing something that would then need to be enforced. We have… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My feeling is that smart people think about things, for fun. Unless they're total mad scientist or rainman smart, you can usually talk to them about ideas and ask their opinion and they will have one, and not in that windbag "listen to me and my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

These are the libraries that are scanning books for google. The libraries are just allowing Google to scan their books in return for some totally non-cool amount of access to the scanned copies, in my opinion. Maybe from the outside this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Actually completing the thing is more important than bleeding-edge hip relevancy. Remember people, we're nerds. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Unless you think your girlfriend is being somehow pesty or limit-testing in purchasing you a gift, I'd let it go and not feel like you have to participate in quid pro quo. If you're feeling awkward about it, you could make some grand [and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

My general feeling about myself when I've had these sorts of attachments to people is to tell myself that having strong negative emotions towards someone is actually a way of continuing to have a relationship with them, only it's a bad one and one… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Labels don't define people unless people let them do that. And if the label is accepted in-group it's not the label that's the problem, it's the intention by those who use it. Yeah and this is what's so tricky. We at Team Mod try very… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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