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I'm all for discussing this as a larger site issue and dropping my thread as a discussion topic. Or maybe this problem as been discussed before ad nauseum and people just aren't interested? Then WALK AWAY, please, from the discussion of... [more]
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I would believe everyone lived forever if not for these posts. [more]
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I live in Randolph VT and the speeds I can get max out at 7MB for DSL and I have no idea what my cable options are. I live on a main highway but in a small county. The main problem with satellite internet is latency. Not really,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Why are you protesting my observation? Because saying that something "skews radfem" when it's just not a terrible sexist cesspit like the rest of the internet is a hyperbolic misstatement. And it's the type of hyperbolic... [more]
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Metafilter skews liberal, radfem, very white, wealthy, gay, trans* Have you ever read any actual radfem sites? MeFi is not that. People are welcome to tilt at whatever windmills they want to but just because a site may have more feminist... [more]
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I'd love to hear from the Meta core about what has happened in the past few years - changes, rules, etc. Edit window, 24/7 mod coverage, a few more staff. We tend to split deleted posts into "Not quite right but try again" and... [more]
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No one flies into Providence. No one. I totally do! All the time! But I think the point is that no one going to the Boston area flies in to Providence. That said, it's a cute little airport and very very easy to get into and out of. THAT... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

No, you basically can't. The test is specifically designed for reading passages of material, not attesting to the grade level or readability of specific words with very little context. It looks like you might want to look at vocabulary grade-levels... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Do you guys share any friends or family that you could maybe suggest he speak to? I have a beloved boyfriend and was, for a while, in sort of the same situation as you. I'd get very strange inappropriate gifts which were clearly well-meant but... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

And another one... "Years after a bad breakup where I was told I was unlovable, and carrying that for years… Only recently (in the last month) realizing that having a loving relationship that later ends is not a shameful thing. That while there... [more]
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Looking forward to talking! [more]
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Projects comment - Last month

Forgiven! Thank you. And an interesting story, now that we are at the bottom of this long thread. I've been volunteering at the Archive for a year now, only been made official just recently. Most of what I do is support and planning. Every so... [more]
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Here's that AskMe wedding post. [more]
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I'm not at all familiar with eastern philosophies, schools of thought, or religions. It seems contradictory to me, to practice a la carte, clean/mindful living. Is it? This is a good article about trying to be a good Buddhist and trying... [more]
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It's always challenging for me to come up with MeFite stories because a lot of the people who I happened to meet via MeFi are now just people I hang out with in real life. So, from the last 24 hours... A MeFite came to my house where I was grappling... [more]
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And GregNog performed griphus & Blisterlips' wedding! [more]
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[If you are not trolling please don't compare the illegality of gay marriage to the illegality of rape. This thread is tough enough. Please consider easing up on the libel/free speech derail.... [more]
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We have deleted, from that thread - someone making a nasty comment about your comment - someone making a nasty comment about THAT comment - the original commenter making a response to that and an additional snarky comment At this point we... [more]
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"The only real depression is a depression of individual ingenuity" George Daynor's Palace of Depression
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MeFi post - Last month

Metafilter’s most interesting core functions, like its discussion boards and Q&A feature, have since been cannibalized by more usable sites like Reddit and Quora. Oh bless their hearts. I think they mean usable in the exploitable sense?... [more]
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I AM SUCH A FUCKING RUBE. Dude, that answer from me in that thread... Was when I was modding in the early morning a few days ago and forgot that we were doing this and was like "Who is this dingbat?!" Truly.... [more]
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The Fair Housing Act does not apply to landlords that live in the building they rent out if the building has four or fewer units Check your state laws. This was definitely the case in Massachusetts. I grew up in a two-family home that my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

This is a concern of mine. I am someone whose diet was 40% peanut butter and then was like "I need to lose some weight" and had to cut it waaaaay down. I also needed something that was foodlike in the morning and sugar makes me all jangley.... [more]
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Jessamyn, can you expand on this? Just briefly. One of the differences between dropping tablets into a place where people haven't seen them before is that they don't need to UNlearn the other things they know about the technological world... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

"Poking fun" takes on new meaning when one user posts fantasies of another user masturbating with a handful of gravel. And MetaTalk is not MetaFilter which is what I thought we were talking about. In any case, I don't work here... [more]
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Mine has been something that pretty much always makes me happy. I have a more public tattoo that is on one of my shoulders that I had a design for printed out on the wall for ... five years? I don't now, a really long time, and finally the time was... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Thank you. This thread can be the test of my "staff" tag. [more]
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I was seriously threatened with banning for [not]* calling you asshole once? This needs to stop. If you're somehow not willing to tell people which accounts this is a sock puppet for, you are putting us in an untenable position. We have... [more]
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Party at 4ster's house! Congrats. [more]
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I've never experienced small claims court but do value consumer advocacy and would like to do my part. I've done small claims before, it's a lot more cut and dried than you may think it is and, like BlahLaLa says you get to basically... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

well, in real life, we are a community that includes snipers. and people with bad spelling, who probably dress funny, smell bad [that's me], use nasty language, and sometimes just like to piss people off for the hell of it. our emotions are different... [more]
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I don't understand why MetaFilter or anyone else would bother to comply with these requests. Because snake oil. It's totally unclear exactly why things go up or down in Google rankings and we had enough people believing that their... [more]
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I just think a fairly clearly defined line is being crossed here, and that people are lumping in taking issue with that with the general nitpicking of every little detail of what she said. I think the way you see that line in your head... [more]
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I am not ready to open up to this relationship right now, and I kind of feel like until the kids are older, all four of us (two kids + two adult moms) need to be on-board with establishing a relationship if it is going to happen in a useful way.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do something. Seriously: do something. Anything. Indeed. I don't have full-on depression but I am moody and I've developed a bunch of schemes for snapping me out of a mood. I often think of myself as a TB patient sitting out in the cold... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I would suggest just getting refillable pods for the nespresso machine if it's otherwise great for you guys. Most of the Nespresso machines that I am familiar with make a more espresso-style (concentrated) drink and you probably wouldn't want to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

LMs around but not as much. She had some vacation plans that overlapped with the staffing changes. I think gnfti is actually back around as a mod and doing one night shift but someone would have to confirm that for me. I am very much enjoying my real... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think people should by and large not use it if they're trying to get their point across to people who aren't in their same community of understanding about such things. I don't use it unless I'm making some sort of sure-to-be-understood joke... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I teach 70 year old people who have never touched a computer before how to use email. It's my favorite part of my job. Everyone has good advice, here's mine: - avoid "computers are awesome" jingoism and focus on computers being useful... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And cortex. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Froma mefite who would prefer to remain anonymous: I didn't realize until my early twenties that if a man would have sex with me, all it meant was that he wanted to have sex with me, not that he liked me as a person or found me attractive. This is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You might benefit from some of the forums at CHADD. I have a partner with ADD. The big deal is to set healthy boundaries for yourself and tell your partner you will work with them so that you are a happy healthy couple but honestly if your partner is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Because I can tell you, if you think having one fake spouse is bad, having thirty of them will be worse. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Every day I see you dorking around on facebook, it makes me happy. I am glad you are okay. I am glad MeFi was helpful. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You know what "bores the fuck out of me"? Your opinions on whether or not women have a right to be angry or upset about something. Yeah I feel like maybe you meant to put your "This article sucks" comment in the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Can that same sense of magic and discovery really be recreated in a house with few permanent books? I think a love of reading is a love of reading. You may find that when/if you have kids you have a less-itinerant lifestyle and having a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I want to tell him before we leave; My parents told me right before Thanksgiving and then my dad moved out after Christmas (with the family) which was two ruined holidays while everyone was, to my mind, faking it. Tell the kid when there... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What, if anything, can I do in return? Speaking as someone else from Team MeFi, nothing at all. There will certainly be a time in your life in the future where you can do something nice for someone else and I hate to be all "pay it... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

"Hi, I'm calling about that drink you mentioned." It is okay to presume it's casual, given the circumstances. If you get vibes in another direction, be clear that you'd like to keep it casual.... [more]
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