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Totally disagree with hiring another mod - and I, for one, think that this will inevitably lead to the destruction of our galactic society. Let's face facts: we have been rebelling against moderation ever since a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Yet the tyrannical empire of mods has been employing MeFi user after MeFi user, turning them to their dark "side" in an effort to ... able to steal the new mod's plans under the cover of a "diplomatic mission", and Emperor cortex won't notice anything until it's too late. ...
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 9:38 PM on December 29, 2015


Totally disagree with Happy news: we're hiring. Specifically, a (etc). And I, for one, think that it will inevitably lead to the destruction of our society. If we focus our forensic attentions on the details of this employment prospectus, we can clearly see that it encourages applications for a moderator to "weak" the "ends" of "US daytime," and to "add a ... suck the very life-essence from his blinded victims? And why is it that we have never SEEN Count cortex sunbathing, or caught his reflection in the ...
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 6:42 AM on December 8, 2015


You had a chance to put all of that text above the fold, just for the humor factor. You really dropped the ball there, cortex.
posted to MetaTalk by Plutor at 12:39 PM on July 15, 2015


Sorry guys, but I, for one, would like to take this MeTa seriously - as further evidence of a real and horrifying problem with MetaFilter, and one which will inevitably lead to the destruction of our society. Let’s just examine what has happened here: jessamyn, once a vital cog in the moderation processes of this website, quits her job here and immediately starts marrying off some of our most ... every right-thinking spine. How long before the Dark MeFi is the death of us all? Answer THAT, cortex - if you still have any love left for the ...
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 5:48 AM on May 25, 2015


joseph conrad: I don't see why another mod would be a bad idea - preferably female. Also: more flagging by community members? Restless_nomad and taz are both women. I am not positive but I believe LobsterMitten is as well. If so, there are more women mods than men. Cortex is a dude. I don't know if gnfti is still a mod (his profile says so, but may be outdated) and vacapinta was never full time. ...
posted to MetaTalk by zarq at 10:27 AM on May 14, 2015


Quote me a song lyric about Peter Weller's PhD, why don't you? Let's all look expectantly at cortex now
posted to MeFi by prize bull octorok at 3:13 PM on December 29, 2014


Gottman seems to believe you should solve and resolve things in the moment No, he doesn't. He's very explicit about taking the time one needs to calm down and act with the rational part of one's brain and not out of anger or fear. From Making Sure Emotional Flooding Doesn't Capsize Your Relationship: The difference between flooding and more manageable experiences of our emotions is one of ... for rational thought. Science describes this is as a decrease of activity in your pre-frontal cortex, the center of higher cognition. The stuff ...
posted to Ask MeFi by jaguar at 10:28 PM on September 27, 2014


And what other community weblog (or any other website, for that matter) features a moderator who likes the members so much as to literally jet around the US for a month to visit members he hasn't met before. (keyword in HTML)
posted to MetaTalk by filthy light thief at 8:35 AM on June 24, 2014


Maureen Dowd tries bourbon for the first time. Drinks the whole bottle on her own, starts puking, calls for more alcohol legislation. Maureen Dowd tries loose leaf tobacco for the first time. Puts five pouches worth in her mouth, gets nauseated, starts shivering, sees ghosts at the edge of her vision, sees her mother waiting for her, gets the shakes, falls asleep, has a good nap, calls for more ... little narrow-minded column, gets called out for it in MetaTalk, flames out, like hardcore, like cortex writes her a stern little note, asks her to ...
posted to MeFi by saucy_knave at 12:51 PM on June 4, 2014


Totally disagree with this MeTa post - which is, in my opinion, nothing but a deathly dagger plunged deep into the hitherto death-and-dagger-free midriff of MetaFilter. I draw your attention to the fact that this thread began on 29 May, and states: Today is Jessamyn's last day as a mod. But is that not completely inconsistent with Matt "ironclad" Haughey's promise to us all that the ... of MetaFilter, and I will immediately conduct a thorough study into just how many additional cortex-weeks we should receive in just compensation for ...
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 9:32 AM on May 30, 2014


desjardins: " Okay, who wants a buddy cop movie with cortex and jessamyn?" THE MOD SQUAD
posted to MetaTalk by zarq at 12:37 PM on May 29, 2014


You could always make Metafilter a religion and then it´s tax exempt. Cortex can wear his wizard robe and pointed hat. I think we have a few ordained members around who could advise here and we have Meatbomb as the astral mod already.
posted to MetaTalk by adamvasco at 10:05 AM on May 23, 2014


It's so hard to move on, because all that re-wiring in your brain just stays with you. Not to mention, I've always thought that abusers had to be extra talented at romancing. They have to get you to stay somehow, so of course the highs are higher than with everyone else. You HAVE to have the most amazing time and the most amazing memories with them, because that's what will get you to stay through ... other times. I know I didn't escape because I'm special or because my Nope Cortex is special. I know I escaped because I was lucky. There was a ...
posted to MeFi by stoneweaver at 12:04 PM on April 8, 2014


Oh the Nope Cortex. It's a great reflex, and I was brought up to have it "The minute someone hits you, walk out the door". My mother looked at him once and knew, but no matter her warnings I couldn't hear her. Because as so many have already described, the gaslighting is insidious. You lose privacy, cut off friends, change your world and your entire way of being and you believe this ...
posted to MeFi by dabitch at 11:56 AM on April 7, 2014


The same house where my mother took me into the backyard and said, “Listen to me. I have friends who have left their husbands' amygdalas. I have seen it on the other side. It is not better on the other side. Try hard. Try hard realize the capabilities of the frontal cortex are finite before you give up.” I tried so hard subsume ethics in material explanations.
posted to MeFi by bdc34 at 11:30 AM on April 7, 2014


I mean, not to be a dick, spaltavian, but actually reading the thread is an option here to find out more about it. The questions you are asking have already been answered. Jessamyn says she feels set up here. Cortex agrees and gives more context here. It's basically a weird sideroad to argue about whether MBS was saying that Dysk made up the word TERF. MBS' wording is bad and ambiguous. MBS ...
posted to MetaTalk by running order squabble fest at 7:34 AM on March 20, 2014


This entire thread has been fascinating. I've been reading MeFi daily for 13 years, my "original", dormant account is one of the first thousand or so. I retired it for 10 years and lurked until registering Señor Blerpitybloop to talk about music, surfing and the rare rugby post. (I'm working on an epic soccer World Cup front page post just in time for Brazil!) As a (somewhat) ... will invite a shitstorm, please rephrase it" approach, which is why the mods (jessamyn and cortex in particular) are phenomenal. Know your ...
posted to MetaTalk by BlerpityBloop at 11:53 AM on March 18, 2014


Okay, cortex. I get that you think her "framing" was problematic and that "Portlandia Liberal" is a poor starting point for discussion. Beyond that, your reply is sort of weirdly doublespeakey and I'm having a hard time parsing it. To summarize my own position: I think it'd be really helpful if, as a moderation policy, there was a clear distinction between sins of tone and ...
posted to MetaTalk by R. Schlock at 12:14 PM on March 17, 2014


Since you've already made your appointment with your PCP, I think you should ask him for a referral to the doctor who is treating your neck problem or another doctor who specializes in Chiari malformation, because I believe there is at least a chance that's causing the back pain. Specifically, it could be causing the formation or progression of a syrinxA syrinx results when a watery, protective ... faces depends on the less-sensitive object recognition system.which is at the very bottom of the cortex where the cortex curves back around toward the ...
posted to Ask MeFi by jamjam at 12:49 AM on November 21, 2013


Happy Birthday Cortex, we all got together and got you this big box of bad faith. Hope you like it.
posted to MetaTalk by lrobertjones at 10:11 AM on April 26, 2013


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