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I'm an admin at the original tilde club and would be happy to help people get acquainted with the other tildes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Seriously, pix plz. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

you can't just say we're not going to debate about something and then drop the turd you did and expect it all to be fine. Seriously. This really is exactly the thing people are talking about. So I guess it's good that this is an example... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

This is a signal of anxiety for me. Me too and it used to plague me. I do a few things. - benadryl or something that keeps me a little sleepier - exercise the day before, same thing - try to not have a bunch of morning things to do... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think we talked kittens before we actually started recording. That was while I was still finishing lunch because I missed it entirely. jeffxl that piece, now that I've listened to the whole thing, is true genius. Let us know if Roger... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Jess ... could have probably handled it a little differently As could everyone in this thread. I'm not taking the thing from your hand. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:My wife is ugly. She knows it and I know it, but we've never talked about it. It's that hard. Until I met her, fell in love with her, and married her, I never really understood what a burden... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

So just to be clear: it's okay to counter what other people are saying as long as you still try to answer the question? Generally yes. If countering the advice given is - Answering the OPs question - Not starting a fight with other... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'd advise you to let go of the "alcoholic" label, at least for now, because I don't think it's going to help. Yep. At the same time it's totally okay for you to have boundaries -- even ones that don't have to do with drinking... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

So I kind of was being treated like an idiot right out the gate I think there may be a perception issue at work here. You feel what you feel. You'd been a user for six weeks and were asking for something that was very similar to a thing... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

As someone in lives in a rural place, I really wish you would stop projecting your personal fears onto us. Seriously and likewise. People here in my rural home tend to have guns because they hunt. Don't start a stupid gun argument here.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I guess your point is that Ironmouth made his case and needed to "be cut off" because people were arguing with him. I think her point (please correct me if I am wrong) was that after a certain point continuing to grind away on... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

It might help if you see it more as levelling the playing field and not as being dominant. I assume you are not talking about D/s relationships (i.e. dominance in the bedroom) and are just looking for ways to either work with people who are similar... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I am sorry this is stressful for you, it's a difficult time. My understanding, mostly as someone who has had relatives go through this, is that they are literally only treating the pain and the treatment for the pain is not focused on eventual... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

[few comments removed - question is not anonymous and if you absolutely feel you have to critique people's parenting, take it to email; it's completely inappropriate here and in every other "help me find a gift"... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I am here to rep for spaghetti squash though some of the other squashes definitely are considered starchy. I make a lasagna with it that has actually become my preferred lasagna because you don't have to take a nap after it. Unfortunately since it's... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And add to this, something that is entirely within your control, what you decide to discuss and not discuss. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain't_Nobody_Got_Time_for_That [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Damn cmonkey, I am sorry to hear that. When I broke my non-dominant arm, it was a hassle enough, I wish you a speedy recovery. I had a friend who recently severed a tendon in a finger on his dominant hand and found that it was easier to teach himself... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

My not-a-lawyer understanding is that the license you put in place is for other people, you are still free to 1. do whatever you want with your own content that you own the rights to 2. change the license of the thing you own the rights to within... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This is a small book but Sento at Sixth and Main (referencing the bath house at the Panama Hotel which was the center of Japanese life in Seattle prior to WWII) is a beautiful history of Japanese Americans in Seattle. More of an art project (though... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

but certainly the ones that are about courts, laws, grand juries, and criminality are legal topics and ones that benefit from a focus on the law, right? Sure, and after eleven comments in half an hour, I'd say that part of the topic was... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

There are a few parts to this. I am a woman who feels decently capable with my car. Though to be fair part of that is deciding what stuff is stuff I want to do and what isn't. So, for example, I do know how to change my oil but I am okay paying... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This is exactly why you have insurance, yes. It's tough because you want to be "polite" when someone is asking you to do them a favor, but realistically, this is something that your insurance should be handling. There is also a small chance... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

in a sense I feel like I've got two full time jobs now I've found it can be helpful sometimes to phrase my life problems as an AskMe question and use the community's modeled response that I hear in my head as a jumping off point. I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

It also seems like there are tensions between jessamyn and the active mods that should be resolved somewhere other than Metatalk. Just normal different-people-are-different stuff from my vantage point. I think I've been up front about my... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

This bundle thing I saw as a new donation option for a system we previously couldn't support I appreciate that this may have been your intent, but it really seems like an option designed for non-members to try to bring them in. Nothing... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

If it said "suggested" instead of "usual", would that be better? It would be accurate, which would be better. Honestly, this is something we put together rather quickly doesn't quite jibe with... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of the "save money" message, it's more to me like "support indie sites" So there should be a way to phrase that in a way that is honest and true. "Each of the sites getting 50% of their usual... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

My approach to this sort of thing is to have gradually increasing circles of responsibility. So you and your husband are TEAM US and you should both work together to make sure the two of you are happy and doing okay and work together to make that... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

my opinion is that spilling someone's beer is a party foul, destroying 2 weeks of work because you think you're being funny is not a party foul, it's the sign of a rampaging fool. Your host thinking it was a party foul is likely one of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There are optimizers (Must get the best deal even if it's a lot of work) and satisficers (must meet minimum criteria for $ITEM and then done) in the world of shopping. You seem like you might have a touch of both which can be difficult. For me the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Granted is just making things up. You've confused granted with jamjam. granted is probably the most knowledgeable person who has posted in this thread so far.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Audiologists are mostly concerned with testing your hearing. See if you can go to an ENT or an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doc) to have them take a look at the rest of you. I get this from time to time (the stuffed up ear feeling along with... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Because it costs them money if they have to do it and it's free to have you do it. Employers get something out of getting this verification in a CYA type of move, it's partly their job to make sure you are who you say you are, so they do the work.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

the answer from the mods has been pretty much an aggrieved response that I am causing them more trouble. Difficult threads cause more work for mods, whether or not you are personally participating in them. Your paraphrasing of mod... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'm not even from a city but the local awesome people here are Bow Thayer (who sometimes plays with his band Perfect Trainwreck) and they host a music festival out this way in the summertime. I like some of their more alt.country stuff like Snakebite... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I read like crazy and I cook big elaborate dinners and then have to clean up after them. Bonus: you can invite people over to eat with you! I take long baths and primp a little (you know moisturize, put glop in my hair, do skin treatment stuff). I go... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm you, with different details. Likewise all the way down to "This is MS, AAAAA" which is sort of ridiculous since I am a capable person and while I'd prefer to not have MS, if I had it I would deal with it and things would be... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I had a friend who I had feelings for and a sort of indeterminate relationship with. Neither of us were involved with other people, however. At some point after I'd friend-slept over his house for the umpteenth time and was looking for romantic... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I think the most respectful thing would be to respect her personal choices as to what her name is and what her name isn't and use that. Concur with this and with your sibling. Unless you have any specific instructions to the contrary, the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

That's short enough that most places will be concerned and ask why I'm leaving. It's also short enough that various versions of "Bad fit" will be acceptable answers. Something more along the lines of poor expectation setting... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I'm friends with exes and I have other not-quite-exes who I am in this sort of relationship with who contact me now and then. As far as I'm concerned the ball is in your court now, so this is your thing to deal with if you want to or forget it if you... [more]
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Bee Bop Band has drumsticks that look like bees and it has cymbals. Possible? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I like you guys. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

The only thing I've really used Tor for was a sort of darknet ILL (interlibrary loan) service where people would ask for journal articles that they didn't have access to and other people would track the articles down for them (usually through legit... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I explored the non-profit angle in 2004 and it was a disaster. It's fine to not want to do it for various reasons. But you are not Rusty and MeFi is not kuro5hin and it's not 2004. Non-profit member supported models are one of a few... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

follow-up from someone who would prefer to remain anonymousI had a really horrible childhood. Sexual abuse figures prominently in a lot of my memories. I know my family knows/knew of the teenage cousin who did unspeakable things to me, and they did... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

But I only need heat at night in the bedroom so I thought I was being sneaky by getting an electric space heater. Follow-up question... do you need heat in the ROOM or are you okay with just heat in the BED? I get that the space heater... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Silbey's big guide is what most people want. I tend to use regional field guides since the US is so split up and I'm always checking the maps since some birds just never come out to where I am and vice-versa for the other coast. I also have the iBird... [more]
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