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Allowing these by-name call-out posts is MetaFilter's one unforgivably egregious policy lapse. It needs to stop now. It's not going to. Set your expectations accordingly. MeTa is optional entirely even for the people who are the subject... [more]
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A tenet of faith for most Christians is that the Bible is without error This has not been my lived experience at all. I think a tenet of faith for many loud Christians who get a lot of publicity for their actions and statements may feel... [more]
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Well the one with Comandanta Ramona shows up first on this Indymedia site which has a CC license on it which might be helpful. [more]
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I think we shouldn't justify it by making less-than-realistic assumptions about human behavior People have done it. One of the larger issues with callouts and how they are handled in MeTa is that a lot of people overgeneralize their own... [more]
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the implication that straight identity is fixed and simple is just wrong. I'm really not seeing this project as implying anything about straight people. It just happens to not include photographs of them. And now I've learned the title... [more]
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I tend to bulk buy chicken breasts and then pound them flattish and freeze them and then bag them in single serving fashion. You can season them ahead of time and if you wrap them in foil they can go straight into the oven/toaster oven and cook... [more]
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This article makes me feel trolled. Like there's no way to respond that's not getting involved in a fight or being stuck playing someone else's pre-set gotcha game. I'm certainly not someone who is going to call someone a bad feminist; however you... [more]
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So yes, it's pretty insane. Keep in mind the other math that goes into this. - you're fertile maybe five days a month, seven if you stretch it out, account for sperm and egg lifespan - you can track that with decent accuracy (some... [more]
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Because it's either snark, or rules lawyering. Chill. I know you came to this thread a bit pre-peeved but this is where Sara C should be asking questions and unless you think this is some sort of bad faith gambit, it would be nice to... [more]
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And as for a non-mod response, yeah I thought that conversation clearly wasn't one I wanted to participate in because yeah, it was a lot of "BUT MORE ABOUT MY VIEW ON THIS" but every thread doesn't have to please me personally. Please... [more]
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Unless there's some pretty clear case law leading up to a specific claim, Fair Use cases like these need to go to court, or at least need to have lawyers talking to lawyers about it. It doesn't really matter what random people think. The Michael The... [more]
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you just need to remember that they are not you and you are not them. For a long time I carried around the trauma I experienced as a kid as the first and most defining thing about myself. I came to realize that that isn't me - it's what happened... [more]
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follow-up from the OP Okay, the hard part is done: she's been told she can no longer be here. She tried to negotiate, said that there was no way she would leave/be on the street; when I didn't back down and refused to negotiate, she turned... [more]
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follow-up from the OP Okay, here's my not-yet-complete follow-up: To all except the nuts who think I should be responsible for this woman: Thank you for the responses. I genuinely appreciate those who have confirmed that my course of action... [more]
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There were very few flags in that thread (none by you) and no one emailed us about it so from a mod perspective we'll certainly keep an eye on it but one person dominating a conversation is only a problem if other people object.... [more]
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I do think canons matter, and the thought of someone feeling conversant with even the basics of queer lit without reading Burroughs, Dorothy Allison, or Kathy Acker strikes me as wrong. I can, off the top of my head, think of titles by... [more]
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MetaTalk is available for people who have issues with the site or other people and haven't been able to resolve them through the usual channels. As I said above, we prefer that people go through a few of the usual channels first, but some people... [more]
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I've mentioned this in the past, but I have been in this place. And I think of my strong feelings for a person, if unrequited, as fuel for a little fire that helps keep ME going. It can propel me to interesting creative places and, if I don't dwell... [more]
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It may just be what people are used to but calling someone out for "bullshit behavior" and then calling their request for clarification "a shitty response" is not the most level-headed way to go about trying to talk about a... [more]
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[Do not have the poly/monog argument here. Answer the question and move on.] [more]
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Magic shell!!!!! [more]
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Telling the same old MeTa regulars to not get into the same old argument and prefacing it with "please" which you somehow elided? My opinion is that it's fine and good, yes. Feel free to get other opinions.... [more]
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"Uh. hrm." [more]
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From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anon:There's actually a big controversy around this. For a long time federal contractors like you (and low-level employees) didn't have to go through these background checks at all. This changed after 9/11,... [more]
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[cairdeas, you've made over half the comments in this thread, please let it breathe a little? ] [more]
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Wow. I really like Pete Holmes generally but that whole unreflective "If I woman doesn't smile back at me I go from 'hi neighbor' to 'I kill your whole family'" bit is sort of not funny to me.... [more]
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I hear that as, like so many messages to workers from their boss, a veiled threat, a way of saying "Hey, we're not ordering you to take this book off, just be aware that we have urged you to consider taking it off and if some student decides... [more]
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Well the big deal is you can't give out prizes really in AskMe, so that won't work there if you want to remunerate people for giving you a great title. So it might work for Projects but that's really for finished stuff and contests don't quite fit in... [more]
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They are that also! [more]
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Used to be "stunt posting" was somewhat frowned upon here. Usually it is. Usually stunt posting as we see it is someone who is cheesed off about some sort of mod/MetaTalk thing and decides to make a post on the front page... [more]
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MeTa threads actually are the one place on the site where mods are required to participate but no one else is. Accordingly, we're pretty hesitant to close up a MeTa thread because it's the space the community has specifically to air grievances with... [more]
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I went looking but whoever posted it before didn't use the burrito tag! [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

No that's the thing, he's really funny as far as observational humor goes, talking about what a big doofus he is, how great it is to be a grown-up. Not edgy but with a real sense of self-awareness in some ways. And yet, at the same time, he misses... [more]
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He has made comments to the effect that he wants to be with someone who is "up for anything." I am definitely not a person who is up for anything. I think you have answered your own question. Some people are happy in... [more]
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I used to score tests for ETS, not even one of the outsourced companies that now does a lot of standardized testing. I had good and bad things to say about the experience, but I quit when they actually gave us all something like 20% pay cuts. The... [more]
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The OP already clarified with us (and we clarified in the thread) that the names are pseudonyms. We have, in the past, had people get a bit crabby about people who use a lot of "My boyfriend, X and his brother Z were heading out to dinner with our... [more]
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This is a risk tolerance issue. And in this specific question you are considering not just tolerance for your own risk but possibly lumping your sister into this because what you are considering asking is something that might make her seem like... [more]
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What I'm suggesting is that your average Southerner benefiting from slavery did not often have exposure to clear, cogent, complete arguments for immediate abolition You can suggest whatever you want. It's simply not supported by facts,... [more]
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Oracle? [more]
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any isolated society has difficulty understanding the other. There is no evidence at all that people who held slaves were at all isolated from people who didn't or felt the practice abhorrent. You are doing that thing again where you are... [more]
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If you're just curious about how many people have funds set up for them to pay for college expenses, looking at 529 plan accumulated data might be helpful. This is a newish option for parents to put away tax-deferred money that can be applied to pay... [more]
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Still waiting on a reply re: Australia, BTW. "Why aren't you equally mad at a thing that I have decided is equally bad?" is often a question that winds up being presumed to be rhetorical, especially around here. While we acknowledge... [more]
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I have been to a meetup in Halifax. There's a pretty small crowd there. In a big location I'd just say "Tell people you're new in town and post an IRL about getting together" but in your case I might MeMail with a few people who are in your... [more]
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Because of the way nonprofits work, it seems most legal aid organizations receive their grant funding only for successfully defended cases - which means that some of them seem to cherrypick which cases they accept It's possible that you... [more]
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It's usually more of a problem for the asker than for us or the site, but we see a LOT of poster's regret from people who put too much identifying information in questions that are supposed to be more vague. People don't realize how easy it is to... [more]
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I have a micro kitchen with no dishwasher or disposal and regularly trash the whole thing just to do something simple like bake cookies or make tacos. I have a few things I do - do all the dishes beforehand and empty the dish drainer - use the... [more]
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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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You would probably be interested in The Surprising History of Road Salt which indicates that 1) yes there is a lot of domestic road salt and 2) places aren't "out" as much as they're having slowdowns with restocking. Loooot more numbers... [more]
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I thought about this a little when 1999 was wrapping up. I lived in a rural house with a gravity-fed well. The water came into the house because the well was higher on the land than the house was. There was no pump. It worked in a power outage and... [more]
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I think what they expect you to do is purchase an SD card so that you have enough storage for extra maps. The Nuvi 50 does have a slot for that right? Check this list to see what the maximum size is that your Nuvi can handle and you should be able to... [more]
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