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I had a painfully shy dad who would basically badger us kids into doing all the interaction for him at places like restaurants and calling people for information. It sucked and I hated it. I realized when I was getting older and occasionally asking... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is much lower than the number of self-reported women on Metafilter, and lower than the percentage of women commenting. Yeah just make sure that you're not presuming maleness when there is no gender specified since that is its own... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[Please consider R-ing TFA please. Early snark is easy, sure, but it's bad for discussion.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And for people who still may feel like they're not ready to post but like the idea, go leave a comment in someone else's post if you've read it and appreciate it. Helping the posting experience go smoothly is a process with a lot of different parts... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

My family washes all dishes by hand with sponges and uses them until they start to fall apart. I have never once microwaved or otherwise treated one, and none of us has ever had an illness related to it, at least as far as we know! This... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I clean other people's houses, for fun. So, while I can't say "hey I've been there" I can say "I've seen worse, here's what we did to fix things..." I'm a non-judgmental cleaner-person and so people let me help because I STFU and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I only got one single email about my own captainhood. I got zero about all of this, I think this has to do with your email settings on Kiva. Sorry to people who got deluged with email about this.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Maybe this just needs to go in that AskMe thread, but I'm chilled to hear the "I'm a nice guy I'm not going to rape you" line, especially since I've heard it before [from an okay guy, who didn't rape me but acted completely... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I turned favorites off (actually I use a script to see them approximately). I always edit the "So in closing, fuck YOU" part of my comments out before I post them. I avoid all zingers at the expense of aggravated people, even if they are... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I made a post today, my first one as a non-mod in almost ten years. I hope people like it! I reiterate if someone wants me to look over a post they are contemplating, catch me on email.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You flag, move on, and then laugh and laugh and laugh. Not exactly, but sort of, yes. One of the most difficult parts of the transition to user is trying to not use my bat-phone-to-the-mods to lobby for whatever flagging I do. I really... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'm friends with most of my exes because my breakups didn't burn any bridges [in most cases] and the people were excellent to begin with. It's really really up to you if you want to be friends and if the person who is your ex is hassling you to be... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Scathing review on IMDB... What becomes clear instead is the extent of Moote's masochism and the degree to which he must have eroticized the humiliation he supposedly feels. In other words, his shame and penis-related self-esteem issues become both... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You might find looking things up at Walmart is a slightly quicker way of doing this since they have a "no explicit lyrics" policy, though they will carry edited editions. Wal-Mart Stores, Sam's Club and Walmart.com (collectively... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Game Day at Jessamyn's (MoMu)
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IRL post - 2 months ago

If you're interested in posting stuff to the front page, my advice is to start following a few smaller blogs of niche stuff that you're interested in. That's good advice. My best posts have honestly come from books I've been reading... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, a lot of people make first posts that are obits and I've always thought this was because they were a slightly easier sort of post to make. That it was frowned-upon to just crap in people's obit threads so even if your post was just... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Also Jessamyn's sexy sex talk answer. I love how you thought that might be me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I don't think it's actually censorship saying if I'd ideally like the golden book should go, or is it? Yes it actually is. The librarian is a professional whose job it is to pick appropriate books for the school library. If you have... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

That upbeat and danceable song is going to be my new morning alarm clock. Fun! [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Hooray for your wife! I know you did not ask about the US. However my sister who got her license only after being seizure free for two years did not have any interaction between her license and her insurance. I (briefly) lost my license for a similar... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Two random older books that are good to look for if you're looking in older book places. 1. The Long Lonely Leap - about the guy who went up to 102,000 feet and jumped from a balloon, a record that stood until 2012. Hard to find. Worth it. 2.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Not a ridiculous question! It's definitely better for you than wine or beer every night. I guess the question is: what is your goal? Most food isn't healthy or not healthy in a vacuum, it's part of your overall general diet. And while certain things... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm now reading this now which pretty much can't NOT be an FPP unless it's already been one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Babies: No soap Adult ladies: I'm going to go against the grain and say I'm a soap everywhere person. Not super chemically sensitive and no ladybit issues otherwise. Personally never had a problem, ymmv obviously.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Is there some big divide between people who live in their own houses and those who live in apartment buildings, with those things being non-issues for those who live in apartments? I live in a smaller New England town (4500 people) and I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

After I've taken long-as-hell flights I am always super dehydrated and itching for something that isn't plane food. I'm not sure what your car situation will be like, but a cooler of THE BEST drinks (in adult and kid varieties) in the car would make... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

A link to the hashtag merely acts as an optional filter for all of the posts they can already see, browse, read? A link to the hashtag (which is actually just a tag here on MeFi) also forwards the idea that using tags to sort posts and... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This happens with me. My body is generally a machine calorie-wise and I notice this same effect. I think it's two things. 1. Water weight because the off-diet food is saltier usually. I also feel sometimes that eating a lot of meat makes me feel... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Something about my hair knows that it's haircut-picture time and it can go from looking completely awesome for an entire day to changing suddenly into a brown sodden muskrattish looking helmet as soon as I whip my camera out. It's like I can only... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

For MeFites with special needs children of various stripes, you might enjoy keeping up with plinth's Special Needs Parenting blog. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

finding a quality barber I have one, she is great. She has given me some good haircuts. That said, when I come in saying "I want to look like Luke Wilson in Legally Blonde sort of drifting into Luke Wilson in the Royal... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think considering the trust issues involved with your past marriage, you bringing this up isn't going to sound totally crazy or un-trusting. You can see by the responses here that some people find them really distasteful and I think it's the sort... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not sure if the discussions you've had with your SO have included the kids part of the equation or if this is what you mean when you say that you have "probably changed your mind." In any case, I'd like to offer a cautionary tale. I had... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'd rather posts like the ASU one could wait until there was more substance This is my feeling. And I'm one of those angry-all-the-time people about these sorts of things but MetaFilter posts go better when there's something to discuss... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

John Wesley’s Rule Did you know that today is his birthday? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Also I just discovered we have the same haircut! The shorter one or the longer one? The shorter one grew into the longer one and I love the length my hair is now but since it's just a grown out other haircut I have no idea how to explain... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

What's an example of a site that you like, ZeroAmbition? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'll mention this on the podcast next week also which may help amplify signal a bit. Maybe one of the mods could sidebar it? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

not saying this is jessamyn's fault Of course not. But these things do require moderators basically "riding herd" on them to keep them from becoming out of control shitstorms a lot of the time. The work is unfun and unrewarding... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Sounds like you have a good grip on what the problems are. Many of these things individually (work, pregnancy sleep) would make me irritable so you have the trifecta and that sounds annoying. It seems like many of these things are short-term so right... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What if the Simpsons existed in the 90s? Yes! Because, um, they did exist in the 90s. So the whole thing is creating a lot of weird sort-of-nostalgia but with very sincere intent (I think? I don't get a "Fuck you this is ironic"... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The trick with inappropriate questioners is not to let them get you flustered; you do this by continually putting the ball back in their court. "I'm sorry?" This is what works for me. I'm watching what I eat (not in a diet way... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

if there are other good templates out there that aren't quite so much the same looking I'd be very curious to hear about them. I've actually been spending some time clicking around the Creative Market where a lot of people have low-cost... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is an explanantion about Semont and Eppley and Brandt-Daroff maneuvers. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There's some neat short accessible stuff about Lewis Caroll. I felt like I read about this first in something Hofstadter wrote but this little blurb is also nice. I also like this bit about his poem Jabberwocky. According to Chesterton and Green... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You need to be very strong to break someone's neck this way and it only works because you immobilize the body and swiftly rotate the head with a lot of force while the body remains in one place. And even then you'd have to get it to snap in the right... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And at some level, we encourage everyone why wants to, to post. That is what the site is for. If some people are, after that encouragement, still not posting, it's worth looking into that and trying to see if there are other ways to be encouraging.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think he's surreal if you think Robert Frost and Walt Whitman define poetry; I thought it was an odd adjective for the NY Times to pick as well. Compared to real surrealists he's very sense-making and he has some of the Frostlike pastoral in his... [more]
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