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Some of this depends on what specifically you want done. I would talk to some people who have worked with Twitter on these sorts of issues in the past. I might suggest Woman Action Media who were very interactive with them and their abuse problem… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

He seemed pretty sure that he needed to leave, and I didn't want to pressure him. Maybe this is an ask/guess culture thing. Sounds like it. To me (heavy ask user) there's no pressure involved in saying "You can stay here if you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

secret truth: I have always hated that sort of thing. The link and BUT IN CASE YOU'RE TOO LAZY HERE IS THE BEST 500 WORDS. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

If you've checked fuses, battery and all else, you may just need new bulbs. Headlight bulbs are replaceable, and often burn out at the same time. Check to see if they work when you turn the high beams on. If so, it means that the normal-brightness… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Make and/or hang thick curtains over windows to keep drafts out. Alternately: plastic them up to keep drafts out. If you have thrift stores these don't have to be that nice or that curtain-y really (there are some instructables on how to make… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Saw jessamyn tweeting about it as a reference for non-political stuff to non-angrily argue about over the Thanksgiving table and thought that was pretty great. I did a sprint through the wiki page this morning to add some of the other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You can join those of us in the Jewish community who traditionally celebrate Christmas with Chinese food and a movie! Yes! Or go over the top and have people over to your house for Chinese food and watch movies ALL DAY LONG which is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've read most of the authors you've read. Feel the same way about Connolly/Koontz. Tana French is amazing. I've read both Andrew Gross (The Ty Hauck series) and Brad Meltzer and neither one of them have enough books to have gotten repetitive yet, to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

- I called, emailed and tweeted at Sanders to get a lot more aggro about Bannon - I certified my town's election results with the town clerk and sent them to the Secretary of State (I am a poll worker) on Tuesday - I've been working on a skunkworks… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'll be pursuing an MLIS and joining the librarian ranks. So thank you, MetaFilter, too! Welcome to the Cabal! Very happy for you. I had friends cancel on me for dinner and wound up getting scooped up by other friends to go get dinner… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I am disturbed by the number of people who aren't aware of washcloths. Be even more disturbed by the people who are aware of them and refuse to let them in to the shower with them! Gross mildewy things when left to their own devices. I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is the first Thanksgiving where I haven't gotten in a car for the whole day (we walked over to dinner at our friends' house and Jim drove up here last night) and I am stupid-thankful for that. We did all the dishes while everyone else had their… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This is like Benny Hill except instead of Benny Hill there's that lady in a housedress and instead of a bunch of hot ladies in their underwear there's that kid. Also instead of playing a little grabass, there is kicking. Otherwise, yeah a little… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Did both (as a property owner in MA and resident of VT I can hassle two sets of elected leaders). And yeah Oversight mailbox is full. Will keep trying. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

If you made a previous post it must have been anon? I am an angry person often but I do not act angrily and I think this is part of the thing. Having anger may be normal but it's a feeling and you can not let it affect the rest of your life and try… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

good enough for rats, good enough for me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I want to know if it seems irrational for me to be jealous and be so hurt? You feel how you feel. He looks, that makes you feel weird or bad. At the same time, having this ruin your next several hours is firmly in that "That's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Can we have it so that the OP in "Please help me find/Anyone remember this" can choose a best answer? (that gets highlighted) I'm not sure if you're joking, but no, we're not going to add any best answer functionality to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It feels like the opposite of a Cargo Cult, because Cargo Cults know the steps but not how they relate to causing the result. Totally! This week I switched web hosts from the place I'd been for 15 years to a new one, a box hosted by a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I appreciate the work that AK Press does, they're a worker run anarchist collective that does publishing and distribution and has a good wearables section. Left Bank Books used to do distribution but they don't anymore. They have a very good links… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I feel like they were singling out a type of city dweller, not saying "This is a city thing." It's tough because Brooklyn has become sort of ground zero for hipster/gentrification lulz but there are also a lot of people who live there… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

And I know that I'm right, because I've done my research. I am a black and white thinker sometimes and I know what this feels like. That said, there's a micro-context and a macro-context to most of these interpersonal interactions. Very… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

HEY! It's a team effort! Absolutely. I am hung up, however, on the night I showed up and none of my teammates did. Maybe before your time? I was too shy to walk right back out again so I just hung out and played, on my own. And at the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I somehow ended up in A for 2 or 3 seasons, and boy howdy is it a pain to know you're going to get blown out in at least half of your matches. Cuing up a tiny violin from your friend in E League (there didn't even used to BE an E League!… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My read on this is you told him you might be leaving town for a good chunk of time and maybe he initially felt like he could roll with it and now is not so sure? Not everyone can even think about the idea of an LDR. And maybe he's not so great at… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I think the friend was talking from a them-centered perspective? So in a larger sense it's an intersectionality fail, absolutely, but it was just him talking about his own facebook? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Yeah that was a fascinating thing about that show generally. Really hardhitting on race (at least as far as SNL is able to do) but had a few "toss women under the bus" aspects to it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

This is a fun gift! Oh man I don't know where you live but we go nuts going to out local "dented can" store (liquidation center? whatever they're called) and picking up K-Cups for next to nothing in the terrible flavors that people don't… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

People do things when they're ready, if they're going to, and they do them for themselves. It's the only way it works. It is also disrespectful to assume you know what's best for others. (You can be wrong about things, too.) Exactly this… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I should also mention that I have weird, ambiguously romantic/sexual relationships with people like this, and those relationships were nevertheless vitally important family-like relationships that deserved some measure of respect, support, etc… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This was great as far as more lines for Sasheer and VillaseƱor and some good sketches. I liked the band. I was happy they saved the "annoying Wiig being annoying" sketch for last. I was happy with the continuation of the "we're going… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

I concur with the Yahoo Answers people. You do not need snow tires in Boston unless - you will be traveling to more remote places - you have an "essential" job and will be required to go to work when the roads are truly terrible or at… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It would be super helpful if people who have concerns could back them up with information. I went to a few blog posts about this which seem to be indicating that it's a live poll (it's being changed frequently, the voicemail box is full and then not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I'd, personally, use this an an opportunity to make it clear that this sort of communication is not appropriate as far as you are concerned. Maybe he has some good-to-him reason and maybe he doesn't. He hasn't made it clear. It's not your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This was really helpful everyone. I took away a lot of good advice from this thread. - Alice Keeler! (not just for me but for the teachers) - I used Google Classroom as the primary teaching tool and added them all as students (wasn't sure I could… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


Nice! I got back to yoga which gave me some clarity about some other things in my life I was dragging ass about. Felt like a truck hit me the next day (who knew I had muscles over there?!) but feel stronger today. Also was on VPR talking about women… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It's a wealthy mostly white people thing these subjects where trivia = learned = nerd. They aren't necessarily consonant. You appear to have a beef with the Washington Post's treatment of this thing and have now just showed up here to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

You are absolutely 100% a constituent of the elected officials who represent the community you live in. Citizenship has nothing to do with it. Exactly. If it helps, think of children who do not vote and are encouraged to talk to the reps… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There are many great classic books, some of which have already been mentioned. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin (check the age level, I think it would work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I don't like most of the rap I've heard (admittedly not a lot), but I would hope not to be considered racist for that opinion. Then there are ways of expressing your feelings that will make it much less likely that people will consider… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

For me it was basically knowing that two holiday words that end in EE__ were CHEER and REINDEER and then backsolving. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I think the sticking point for a lot of people after reading that article is that say, for example, you maybe don't think you can win a violent altercation, or you are unsure how you'd feel about getting into one... that doesn't (to my read) mean you… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

What you want is this book: Symphony Hall The First 100 Years. Borrowable, keyword searchable and readable online at Open Library (nb: I work there) with a free we-will-never-spam-you account. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

a mantra that's worked really well for me when I can't cope: Improve, Appreciate, Connect, Protect. I appreciate that. I've been shoring myself up by a few things 1. The Internet Archive went out of their way to tell all their… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I like these shows too and have enjoyed Parks & Rec and also Brooklyn 99 for this sort of thing. I've been plowing through multiple seasons (on Netflix) of Murdoch Mysteries. It's a turn of the last century detective show set in Toronto so it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

So yeah, it can happen. My experience at Hampshire College in the late 80s was a lot like languagehat's. I am more anarchistic in practice but this winds up aligning me with lefties more often than not in terms of "who deserves… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Carrie has often made suicide threats and Ellie is worried about completely severing the relationship as it leaves her with no one. If Ellie wants to, set up a regular "check in" sort of meeting (coffee once a week after class?)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It was just a thing? Yep. It was hot, no one had air conditioning (or many fewer people did) and no one cared because we hadn't hit the repressive body-shaming Reagan Years yet. I grew up in the country and shirtless dudes was just a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Depending what state you are in your learning/location you might find a Women in the Outdoors class useful and fun (I did not find that website useful but googling "women in the outdoors" and your state should help). You can learn about gun… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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