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I thought yours was the land where folk didn't say hell or damn in polite company! You may be confusing us with Canada? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Suck my asshole Klang. Knock this off please (klang, you too). I don't care if you need a hug or not at this point. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The desire for perfect will help to kill the reality of mostly good enough. And as much as I beat the drum of "we should fight for freedom!" I'm also well aware of the realities that many libraries live and work in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm pretty sure that depends on the state's laws about pornography and obscenity and all the rest. There have been lawsuits about that sort of thing in the past. Usually what happens is libraries then implement some sort of filtering or some sort of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Not only was I sleeping when this was posted, I'm at a library conference right now, so I apologize for being brief. I would like to note that the two articles that I read basically took a library statement ‚ÄúCustomers can watch whatever they want on… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Showing up in a thread that is asking about the psychological background of empathy for animals vs humans with anecdotal stories of animal abuse is sort of straddling the line between a non-answer and a general derail. I'm explaining that as a way to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

For this month's podcast, restless_nomad's mother reads the comments from the previous month's podcast thread. We should probably do a "Mod's moms read some comments" podcast at some point. I am certain my mother would enjoy… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thank you all so much, these answers have been extraordinarily helpful. I'm especially grateful for answers like jbenben's, which helped me realize that I've been approaching this vacation with a selfish, defeatist attitude. Also, I think… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[folks, you seriously need to back off. OP knows what they did was inappropriate and they are trying to figure out this wedding situation - Go to MeTa if you need to.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I think they're cases where the freedom of information is better than restriction. I did a course on special libraries when I was in library school and we got to go out to an island prison and meet the librarian there. She was talking… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You are having a freakout, which is fine, but there are two questions here one is about ethics and the other of which is situational. Ethically, this is not great but if attending black tie events is part of the job of people who work in teh company… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Well, something like that. It's just ASMR. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Man I keep forgetting about that page. It's so great. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I revise my comment to "That's some bullshit" then, and I'd just ask them what's going on more or less directly. If you can do it and keep the edge out of your voice, that would be good. "So it looks like you guys are doing this thing… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You don't need me for anything here, do you? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

"EVERYONE SEND JESSAMYN A POSTCARD" project? My post office already thinks I'm some type of celebrity they've never seen before because I got an awful lot of mail from very very random places. "How do you know someone in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Not doing this to be a pain, just want to know why we have this community with virtually no dissenting voices visible. People really like him. He's a nice guy online and in person. There are plenty of MeTa callouts of him where… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

ROT-26 is AOK. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

What about a glass of water with a rock in it? At some point the definition of what a word is revolves around how your peers use that word and understand the word to be meant. The words fruit and vegetable have technical meanings that have to do with… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

What you're basically saying is, rather than use something that's worked for ages but is confusing to people not familiar with UseNet, we should stop reading MeFi if we're worried about being spoiled. No, but thanks for the uncharitable… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

there is a lot of benefit to allowing spoiler tags and not a whole lot of downside, from my point of view. Well my point of view is this: in smaller communities you can pretty much mandate their usage and reinforce this mandate via… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

If it's two comments, just flag them or MeMail us and we'll delete them. Unless anyone really wants to defend their rights to make those stupid comments our blanket policy is we delete them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I am not opposed to doing mundane tasks such as moderating web boards, or customer service. Aww that's cute. Where I live making basic websites is in huge demand and something that someone with decent expertise can make a basic, not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Flag it, it's one of those weird things we fix for other people even if they don't request it because it makes people so itchy to see an incorrect "its" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Excellent news scody. Hugs and better food from here on out. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

SPOILER policy/obfuscation is a pretty standard thing to find on websites. It really isn't. I appreciate that people come from a lot of different places with a lot of different backgrounds but the majority of the biggest websites do not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[leave the sarcasm home please, thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Customers who viewed this item also viewed Those are actually, if I'm reading this correctly, the answers to three recent AskMe questions 1. burning my hands 2. stupid cat caught roommate's things in the oven on fire (or did he?) 3… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[folks -- question is not "should I break up with my girlfriend" and the questioner is not anonymous - if you want to answer a different question please take it to MeMail and don't turn this into a pile-on, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

it's pretty clear that what's really wrong about her isn't the sex for money as such, but rather the great pride she exudes over memories of it all, which pretty obviously override any concerns for her family. Her mother's not speaking with her,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I am terribly inept at this sort of thing and I found examples like How to Work a Room (pdf) sort of useful. You can google that same term and find some other examples. I also agree to get shoes that fit and, if possible, some outfit or two that you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

"what's the right thing to do?" There is no right thing. There are decisions that are more and less in line with your personal ethics and morals and more and less in line with the society in which you live's ethics. Acting as… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm guessing that's because the stakes seemed like the potential censorship of MetaFilter (although there never seemed to be any risk of that happening), but it is odd. It's because they belong to two different types of comments on twi… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Sometimes the requests are reasonable. Sometimes they might be reasonable in context, but even if you are a linguist specializing in word usage of the world I doubt you'll be able to keep up. I fall clearly on one side of this continuum… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

And the question of degrees is, frankly, irrelevant. I'm confused by this. Irrelevant to whom? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Oh god, I got confused over what thread this was and I thought you said Adams is awesome and I was like "I will fight you!" [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I need an atlas that tells me where I can say whore, cunt, spaz, republican, etc. without offending anyone. At home. Not caring about offending people is also an option. HTH HAND. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Any time you try to get all of MetaFilter to do anything, you will fail. while I appreciate the "hey let's not be total assholes" suggestions here [and agree that thread is getting really sort of ugly which I can attribute to one or two… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This may be a cultural thing. To me whore is a not-awesome-way of saying prostitute which is a sort of industry standard way of saying sex worker. We pretty much don't edit questions and we definitely don't edit them for language reasons unless we… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The difference between a good friend and a girlfriend besides that fact that you're probably sleeping with one of them is that one of them you have chosen to be your intimate partner. You are expected to be able to prioritize your relationships and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The behind-the-scenes deletion process could presumably involve simply adding a 'double' tag (or something) that would filter as required. Agreed, sorry but this is totally extra work. Doubles vanish because they're double posts. I like… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is a known problem. You might be able to read this essay and try to find a way to summarize/explain it to your friend the next time you're having a "Why are you so socially isolated" conversation or if she does it to you in private… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm not sure how much you really want to dig for this stuff, but there is also the whole "environmental history" discipline in Europe which is sort of coming at the same approach from the history of the things that affected hygeine, not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Yeah, without being rude about it, this is not a place where we're going to start having trigger warnings. We'll indicate blinky stuff for people with epislepsy, NSFW (nudity, gore, sound) and maybe spoilers and that's about it. If people want to do… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

"My plan came off the rails when I learned the hard way that Metafilter doesn't have a privacy policy. I assumed, incorrectly, that the worst thing that would happen is that I'd correct some rumors online, amuse myself, and get discreetly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[folks, more helping, less eye-rolling please. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

"No one cares about you." I don't mean this in some sort of "woe is me" way but in the "people are all into their own thing and you can never realy totally know what that thing is, but rest assured it will not be about… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm really surprised at the reaction to this word. I don't think that most people are saying it's a nice thing to call people, rather they're trying to determine if it's a bad word like "asshole" or a bad word like "cunt… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

OK, so ironic racism bad, but all the genuine racism expressed in that thread is fine. Got it. If you want to make this thread about this, by all means go ahead, but we've definitely had the "This is why ironic racism is truly toxic… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is a constant struggle in the world of librarianship. Many people are using CMSes but very few of them seem to understand HTML. Which is fine, I would never consider not hiring someone just because they didn't know HTML, but I would be crystal… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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