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[metatalk exists, among other reasons, so that you don't call people morons or trolls here. Turning this into a referendum on one (or two) person's unpopular beliefs isn't really a great way to have a discussion in a community space.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Also, was there a proposal to consider doing this in MeTa before or was this just born from a general feeling in the community? People were imagining some variant of this idea towards the end of the Bill Zeller thread and many MeFites… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It makes me thoroughly uncomfortable to have a scheme which is Officially Sanctioned but which does not have We should make it more clear that this is a way to find someone to talk to and not a way to actually "get help" which… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

But the fact is this man could contribute to society in some meaningful, material way (he has the education and the intelligence to do so), but chooses not to. This is the super-duper fascinating part to me. Because as soon as you loko at… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Wow, if The Internet popped unexpected into my day-to-day as often as it does into yours, I think it would creep me out. Welcome to my world. I get stuff in the mail and I can't tell who it's from and I have to think "Is this from… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I hope the mods aren't too invested in it to re-evaluate the plan. We're not. I had thought there was more site-wide buy in than there apparently was and we'll take this back to the drawing board. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Human relations category with the sex tag will not only work fine but it's what people have been using so far. We really don't want to add categories if at all possible and this one pretty much fits into an existing category. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

why there's still no "quote" button on the standard text form. You say "still" as if it's something we've been saying we're going to do or something that's inevitable. I don't really see it that way. On preview:… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Why not call out the insulters who have contributed nothing? Because taking something from a general to a specifically insulting thing is taking things up a notch and contributing to a situation where people feel personally attacked… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I was recognized by a MeFite in the airport because I was wearing my shirt once. We had a nice chat and I let him ban one of his own noxious sock puppets. The system works, folks! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

You should be ashamed of yourself. You need to back off and/or be constructive at this point, please. I'm aware this makes you upset but you are ramping this up to a notch where we'd prefer it did not go. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Stay in touch. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

"You know what's cooler than a million dollars? Being a boss whose employees have dental coverage." "You know what's cooler than a million dollars? Having a family I get to hang out with." "You know what's cooler than… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[your zombie jokes are not funny, please go to MetaTalk if you are having trouble parsing this, thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Here are two other posts about finger foods: bridesmaid get together, small birthday party, backyard wedding. None are specifically cheap but these threads are: dinners, anytime. My personal low-budget favorite is cream cheese wraps. Get flavored… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

There is much more leeway given to being naked on your own property than in some area that could reasonably considered public. That said, if your neighbors are freakout types [esp freakout types with children] this will be more likely to indicate… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[you know the drill -- early threadshitting from people who haven't read the links who want to just grind their own axes will be removed and you will be politely requested to take that up in MetaTalk or on some other non-MetaFilter internet space… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I notice that you didn't post a MeTa in May, schmod. Were you on holiday that month? Knock this off, please. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The mods have made it clear that the jokes are not appropriate here. We've made it clear that there are a lot of people who find jokes totally inappropriate in these sorts of situations and we expect people to be mindful about that. I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I stand by that sociopath statement now more than ever. With respect, calling people sociopaths is really not helping here. I get that people's nerves are raw and that this is a terrible tragedy that a lot of people have a hard time sort… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

There are many good resources to rough/van/portable living. I always suggest the zine Dwelling Portably, enough so that just Googling that and my name and this site dragged up most of the other questions about a similar [though not entirely… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Maybe this isn't the best place for an argument? Correct. Please do not do this here. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I will say once that I do not understand why the mods allowed the off-color dick jokes or the very obvious derails. Some of it has to do with the difference between MeFi and MeTa. Some of it has to do with the speed of that thread and the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I just received a MeMail accusing me of hypocrisy for favoriting this comment. Hassling people over MeMail is bad form, though not always actionable but if you'd like us to talk to someone, we will. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Jessamyn, why? Because of you are asking a serious question, you can ask it without being snarky about it. Otherwise, it's taking a decently-posed MeTa thread and turning it into some sort of referendum on the OPs use of the system. We… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

What is the proper response when the questioner is just such a turd that you can't avoid calling her out on it? The OP has responded in the thread, right after the MeTa callout. The response is: if you can't be constructive, go… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

What does that mean? Does that mean don't use ROT13? It seems like a pretty sensible thing to do? It means that this is a topic we've covered extensively in MetaTalk and while you're welcome to use ROT13 to encode small bits of spoiler… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[this is not the place to make your Nazi/fascist comparisons. Please go to MetaTalk if you need to have that discussion. It's not productive here.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[took down a few comments early, please be careful with your jokes? Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[Comment removed - take your personal attacks out of here and take yourself out of here if you can't participate without them, thank you] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[folks, let's keep this difficult question pretty narrowly tailored, okay? Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I assume it's because of northern hemisphere summertime, but I agree it has been sort of nice. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If you live in a place that has a lot of folks travelling through, you could rent out a room/couch/space via AirBnB. I know a few people who do this in the New England area and have more travelers than they can regularly handle. You have to do a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

It's fine. My father died recently and people came out of the woodwork to offer condolences, often with fond remembrances of my dad from a long time ago, or nice stories I hadn't heard before. So I'd stick to the condolences at this point and work at… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Most people on MetaFilter did nothing. FOR THE BACKTAGGING PROJECT WHICH IS WHAT THIS THREAD IS ABOUT. FTFM. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

What do you want this MeTa post to accomplish? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

my opinion is that contentious issues should never be shied away from because some people may be offended or have a hard time "doing" something. And just to be a broken record, my feeling is that this framing of the response to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This was a MeTa thread waiting to happen and I advised the OP of the anon thread that it was likely. Bad advice is cetainly bad advice and worth what she is paying for it. There are prohibitions in Askme concerning incorrect legal advice, and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm going to close this up. MeTa is really for things that you want to talk over for the community, not an alternative soapbox for things you're not supposed to say in AskMe or MeFi. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Hey hey underwear lady! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Seriously, MetaTalk is your option. Go there, or take a walk. Do not debate whether this post should be here. It IS here.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - quit threadshitting. I suggest taking a walk or flagging and moving on, thanks] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Hey Mods, serious question : can I please opt out of favorites? No. You can set them to not be visible in your preferences. You can quit looking at your own profile or set up a Greasemonkey script to hide them from yourself. You can stop… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[removed a bunch more comments - you folks should have taken this to email much earlier...] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Less holler, more challah please. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

We see something like this: mefi 97993 display error zarq What section of the site it's in, clickable link to the thing, why it was flagged, who flagged it. So in this example it's clearly you letting us know there was a little thing to fix… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

a short memory makes for more pleasant interactions the rest of the time. This is why cortex's scotch is a business expense. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Semi-seriously: not really. We have an admin-facing user page for each user which has such boring things as "send password reset email" and a few other little functions. We have a list of comments/posts that you've had deleted. We have your… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[comments removed - at the point at which you are telling people that their business sucks, you need to go for a walk. Let's start over please.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

OMG N00BS.
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MetaTalk post - Over five years ago

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