Activity from jessamyn

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1. Go get your car, storage fees suck. Just suck it up and do this. Yes it sucks. Just do it. Get receipts. 2. Figure out if your car was towed because it was [allegedly] violating a city parking rule, or because someone called a towing company on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

let's totally do that. In case my esteemed colleague was being too oblique let me point out that what he means is "please don't do that" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If it makes it any easier, I'll stipulate that I'm both a boor and a lout. You seem okay to me, but it may be time to cede the floor and let other people talk. It can be tough to get out of a "I need to respond to that" mode,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Now I'm wondering what, if any User notes I have. For the most part the notes aren't like where we leave our snooty observations, it's almost always only for mod stuff. So most people have no notes at all, a few people have notes about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

do the Mods typically delete comments like that If we see them early, yeah. If we see them before a ton of people have responded to them, definitely yeah. It can be tough to tell what's a "this will wendell" sort of derail and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah I hate these threads as a general rule and I'm not seeing it at least not as a thread trend. People are occasional boors and louts but they are the vast exception, not the rule. I'm not saying "hey it could be worse" but that if you're… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Metafilter, with it's fairly draconian moderation policies I can tell you are trolling because of the apostrophe. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Flagging is basically when you see something and say "Hmm a mod should probably look at this" This can be when one of a few things happens - a comment is broken in some way [HTML is busted, broken link] - a comment is fantastic and you… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[changed images to go to larger pix, carry on] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think this is a neat idea but I too am way too busy to think about this sort of thing as more than a good idea that I sort of hope someone else would look into. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Here's another article about the same decision and moderation in general over at Poynter. Fair warning: they interviewed me, and say some nice things about MetaFilter. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Why should they? YouTube isn't in the quality-comments business. Exactly. I felt really bad for the people doing moderation because basically they were sort of window dressing. You had to have them so the comments didn't turn into a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

RAWR. Never doubt that earnest clueless sincerity can change the world. In fact it's the only thing that ever has! [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Veganism is a social construct with generally accepted ideas of what it means, with a little wiggle room. Most vegans, from a dietary perspective won't eat animal products. The obvious products are eggs, milk/cheese, and all kinds of meat. There is a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

It's rare but not totally unheard of to have someone post something crackpot-ish to the blue. This one didn't seem to be "hey let's laugh at the crazy person" and it sort of turned into an interesting discussion or had by the time I saw it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

(Wishing I hadn't made a stupid ironical-sexist joke, hoping there aren't too many more) The only way to win is not to play. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thanks all for your comments - they gave me more to think about, and questions to ask my uncle. I called him back for more details: * The trust in question will NOT be a special needs trust. It's a "pot trust", meant to be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

3. Profit? We'd be profiting a hell of a lot more if we just went the "Hey whatever works to get more clickthroughs and eyeballs!" route, which would mean a ton of posts about fighty political and hot button topics and a lot of people who… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

and so it begins again Yes, it is a shitty time of year for a lot of people. If you don't want to help the people in AskMe, feel free to tell your favorite depressed friend you love them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jacqueline, why are you doing this here? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

With all due respect, suggestions that you go to HR, or tell him he's being "inappropriate" are crazy. With respect, calling people who disagree with you "crazy" is not really in keeping with the "let's all work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

This is similar to my own situation except for the "need to move there NOW" part. I'm in a long distance relationship with a guy who was, until recently, living with an ex who he had mutual financial responsibilities with. He also has a son,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[folks, this is not your lulz party. Either be helpful or do not answer the question. Thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The stupid saying is that the cervix feels like the tip of your nose. Which I guess makes sense if you've got a cold and your nose is completely covered in mucus, but most days I've got my nose more under control than that. So I have been known to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

FishBike, nobody is going to be justifiably angry at you if it turns out on average self-identifying males and females in the US like to read slightly different things. I hate that ftfy thing, but let's be honest, people get angry for almost no… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We don't have any reliable split of MeFites by gender and probably this isn't a road we're likely to go down. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm sure scody will too, come to think of it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jessamyn, is it true the FBI has not been to your college? Um, I don't know, I ran away from Qwiki when it started talking to me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Deleted a bunch of comments, gave uncanny hengeman the week off. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[other post was three years ago, no one has flagged this and in fact would not have noticed it at all except for zarq's twitter, carry on...] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Assume you've read the Blackout/All Clear combo from Willis? It's big, and worth it. I'd also suggest the two-parter Daemon and FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez which is a sort of dystopic look at a possible future where a dead gaming genius releases an AI… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

How about, "Don't be an asshole or a bully?" Don't be an asshole is what we generally say around here, though there are varying definitions of how much strong disagreement is assholery and how much is just people with strong… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If she has broadband, I'd recommend Skype and desktop sharing. You can set it to turn on when she turns on her computer and you can share desktops and talk at the same time. I've used a bunch of other programs to do similar things with my parents… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - this is not the hill to plant your "religion is stupid" flag in. If you want to have an all-out argument about religion in general, please go to the MeTa thread already in progress.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think we need more achievements to unlock. Secret achievements. We have top men working on it. Top men. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thanks to everyone who has been so encouraging and helpful. I checked again and my actual debt is closer to $6,000, not $5,000. Even so, there is some good news (kinda). I spoke with one of the hospitals today, and they reduced one… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

was imagining a movement in which Jewish people are armed with honey badgers to protect against anti-Semitism. Be the change you want to see in the world. I'll get right on this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I had a long talk with Jaron Lanier about this last week [I interviewed him for Library Journal a week ago] and I was really curious about this idea. I like it generally -- the idea that everyone pays a little to consume anything, but that people… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If wearing a thong and getting a manicure are listed as privileges, I'd happily be the underclass instead. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

We approve maybe 80% of the anonymous posts. Usually my thought process goes like this. - Has the AnonyMe queue been full lately? If so, we'll be a little more hardline on approval, otherwise we'll be more lax. This question, yeah, it's really not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I can see five posts that were closed in the past several pages of MeTa. Two were "I'm out of here" posts which don't really need to be in MeTa. One was the "ladies it's cool" thread which was a long contentious thread which had… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I don't think it's an in joke I think it's just "Hey don't call people names, it's sort of rude. **calls names to lighten the mood**" That's my take. And everyone knows Sys Rq is none of the things mjjj called him (pretty sure). [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Metafilter has now become one of those awful bloated webpages that can't be run on an older computer. With respect, if you are using any website like Google Maps, Flickr, any blogging site, any mapping site, any site with comments,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

There's a difference between talking about what is and is not fair game in a general sense and interrogating individuals about their beliefs (whatever beliefs we're talking about: religion, food preferences, Riker vs Picard) to a level that satisfies… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous: "Feel free to let the OP know that she's got an inch of height on me and I've got an extra 100lbs on her and I'm not too fat to fuck." [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

That's like asking why Christians wear stupid green and red outfits in December. 1. that's the only time/way you can identify them as a member of that particular group (i.e. you know they're gay people because you're AT Pride) 2. It's a crazy… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'll be reporting this travesty to the owner, rest assured. The owner whose profile says "male, but a total wuss" under Gender? Go right ahead. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago


But there are a lot of little organic cultural conventions on mefi, everybody finds one or another of them annoying, and basically none of them are against the rules. This. Speaking with yet another convention that people get annoyed… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Take "go fuck yourself" talk elsewhere. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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