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I just got an email using my metafilter user name that has been reproduced inside. Metafilter is the only site where I use this monkier, and I"m wondering exactly what the hell it is, and if anyone else has gotten it. It is called the "Living Life to the Full User Survey."

Dear dortmunder,

As a registered user of the Living Life to the Full website we would be grateful if you would answer a number of questions regarding your use of the site.

Please click on the link below to begin the survey. It should take you less than 5 minutes to complete.
http://www.livinglifetothefull.com/survey

Why are we doing the survey?

Your opinions and experiences matter to us at Living Life to the Full as they allow us to shape what improvements we make to the Living Life to the Full website.
Even if you have limited use of the Living Life to the Full website – please let us know why that is and how we can improve the site to ensure you would be more likely to use it.

If you have any further comments or queries regarding this survey please contact us at surveyqueries@onlineassessment.org.uk.

Many thanks
The Living Life to the Full Website Research Team



This is a one off email but if you wish to unsubscribe you can by clicking the Unsubscribe Link
posted by dortmunder to Bugs at 2:08 PM (46 comments total)

Just checked my spam folder and I haven't gotten anything similar.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:11 PM on December 15, 2009


Are you sure you didn't register at Living Life to the Full? There was a FPP about it not long ago. I got that email as well, but it used another nick I use from time to time (not the same as here), and I'm pretty sure I registered there.
posted by bjrn at 2:16 PM on December 15, 2009


Maybe one of your sockpuppets registered you.
posted by qvantamon at 2:21 PM on December 15, 2009 [8 favorites]


Anyone know if that site is any good? I'm into CBT, but if it's just a bunch of articles or something like that, I'm not sure I want to give them my email.
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:30 PM on December 15, 2009


It's not just a bunch of articles. It has a number of learning modules a bit like MoodGym or e-couch if you've checked those out (which you might have if you're interested in do-at-home online CBT things). Most pages have audio, and a few have video (with interviews with people etc). It also has a few questionnaires that allow you to track your mood and anxiety levels.

And apparently you can request support from a practitioner, but I'm pretty sure that's meant for UK people.

If you're worried about your email address I suggest creating a separate email account for website registrations.
posted by bjrn at 2:44 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm into CBT

Intentionally poor choice of words? Must know...
posted by greekphilosophy at 2:44 PM on December 15, 2009 [10 favorites]


Damn greekphilosophy, don't make us all use urbandictionary!
posted by qvantamon at 2:46 PM on December 15, 2009


The NSFW definition of CBT is the only one I know.

...and now I've said too much.
posted by AzraelBrown at 2:48 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, yes, it's a well known fact that the pioneers of Cognitive Behavior Therapy were psychologists by day and BSDM adherents by night.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:50 PM on December 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


And motorcycle driving instructors during their lunch breaks.
posted by bjrn at 2:53 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


CBT is Cincinnati’s leading full line Industrial Automation Supplier of ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL products.

Man, you guys were right. I'm gonna get fired over doing that search.
posted by Skot at 2:58 PM on December 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Skot: "
Man, you guys were right. I'm gonna get fired over doing that search.
"

You knew the risks when you joined Amish Manpower Handcrafted Joinery Concerns, Ltd.
posted by boo_radley at 3:04 PM on December 15, 2009 [6 favorites]



Are you sure you didn't register at Living Life to the Full? There was a FPP about it not long ago. I got that email as well, but it used another nick I use from time to time (not the same as here), and I'm pretty sure I registered there.

bjrn,

You must be right. I have no memory of it. I've been having some problems in that area recently. The other day I talked to my boss for several minutes about a bunch of work that needed done before he calmly informed me that I'd already done it before I left for a two week vacation, and then showed it to me. So much for a vacation clearing my head. I wish I could say this didn't freak me out, but it does. And I ran a search for Living Life to the Full before posting this, but came up empty.
posted by dortmunder at 3:14 PM on December 15, 2009


I blame mind-control.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:23 PM on December 15, 2009


Did someone say cock and ball torture? (sfw)
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:40 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


SPAM is the trademarked Hormel meat product. Lower case spam is unwanted junk.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:10 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I use my monkier everywhere. Nothing is ever monkey enough.
posted by WPW at 4:29 PM on December 15, 2009 [16 favorites]


Add Closed Beta Testing to the list. That's what comes to mind second after Cognitive Behavior Testing. YMMV.
posted by cmgonzalez at 4:37 PM on December 15, 2009


Maybe it was the actual Dortmunder? Now that that Westlake guy is dead, he can abandon the charade of being fictional.

Diddums. It's Welsh.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:14 PM on December 15, 2009


Sadly, nothing comes to mind when you whisper "CBT" in my ear-- my mind is a hollow cave apparently.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:29 PM on December 15, 2009


Am I jaded that, having no preconceptions of CBT before reading this thread, that "cock & ball torture" is the least interesting to me of all the explanations mentioned thus far?
posted by Navelgazer at 7:21 PM on December 15, 2009


I think maybe you're just not into cock and ball torture.
posted by mediareport at 7:36 PM on December 15, 2009


Lots of different CBT options. Leave it to MetaFilter to overthink a plate of tortured beans (and franks).
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:39 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I got the email as well – you probably signed up out of curiosity from the FPP and just forgot about it.
posted by ageispolis at 8:41 PM on December 15, 2009


Ah man, someone let dortmunder know posting email is bad form!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:57 PM on December 15, 2009


>: Did someone say cock and ball torture? (sfw)

When CBT immediately equals Cock and Ball Torture, you know you spend way too much time on the Internet.

ugh
posted by dunkadunc at 9:19 PM on December 15, 2009


Critical Business Tacos.
posted by iamabot at 10:37 PM on December 15, 2009


Computer-Based Training came to mind first. Oh man do I ever need to graduate.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 11:49 PM on December 15, 2009


When CBT immediately equals Cock and Ball Torture, you know you spend way too much time on the Internet.

Or one of the first fifty sites you found was BME (before it started sucking).

I don't think I'd have nearly so many holes in me if I didn't have the internet; and I probably wouldn't be nearly so happy, either.
posted by Netzapper at 2:08 AM on December 16, 2009


My partner ghost-wrote what was for a long time the seminal work on CBT in small-time press publishing. Apparently the research/fact checking was a beast and she had lots of VERY INTERESTING conversations with doctors where she'd ask about something in all seriousness and the doctors would start their responses with "People DO THAT? Wow."
posted by kalessin at 5:17 AM on December 16, 2009


heh heh, you said seminal
posted by flabdablet at 6:20 AM on December 16, 2009


Is it bad that I can't tell, from context, which meaning of CBT kalessin is referring to?
posted by This Guy at 7:34 AM on December 16, 2009


I can't either, This Guy, but here's my rule about alphabet soup: If you toss an acronym I don't know into general conversation assuming that I should know it, I'm going to be forced to think up the least appropriate words to fit those letters.

And people wonder why I continue to work in government/nonprofit...
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:56 AM on December 16, 2009


Oh believe me, the book was the least appropriate in a long time. I still rue the day that I asked her for details. There are things, as you all know from having used the internet for so long, that once you know them, you wish you could unknow them.

For instance, I thought I knew everything folks conceivably used turkey basters for. Then I found out another one. And to know that it was also involved with earthworms? Well, let's say I end up winning the "I know more about more disgusting things than you do" competitions almost all of the time.
posted by kalessin at 9:44 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, let's say I end up winning the "I know more about more disgusting things than you do" competitions almost all of the time.

Let's just hope for your sake that you've not seen the infamous Japanese baby eels video.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:04 AM on December 16, 2009


The infamous Japanese baby eels video is, I think, less bad.
posted by kalessin at 10:06 AM on December 16, 2009


Oh, my.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:07 AM on December 16, 2009


I got this too, and I signed up for the site.
posted by hifiparasol at 10:27 AM on December 16, 2009


Leave it to MetaFilter to overthink a plate of tortured beans (and franks)

With a side of taters.
posted by mrbill at 1:34 PM on December 16, 2009


At my old job, we had a subsection of our newsletter called "Community Builder's Toolbox," and my boss would always refer to it as CBT. God. I could never explain to any coworker why "We need to work on the CBT" was so hilarious to me.
posted by Tesseractive at 1:36 PM on December 16, 2009


QFT is the abbreviation that always gets me. The problem is that what it usually means - quoted for truth - is almost the exact opposite of what I first think it means - quit fucking trolling.

Posts which consist of nothing more than a quote followed by QFT generally leave me uncertain about whether the poster agrees or disagrees with the quote.
posted by chndrcks at 2:00 PM on December 16, 2009


I have the same problem chndrcks. QFT is a difficult one, and so I don't use it.

Maybe this is internet terrorism, the Santorumization of internet abbreviations...
posted by greekphilosophy at 2:18 PM on December 16, 2009


I heard someone on the radio talking about Internet abbreviations and telling the story of how a friend of theirs who was a pastor would send emails or text messages with "LOL" in the belief that it meant "Lots of Love." When the pastor was informed that this actually meant "Laughing Out Loud," she was horrified that she had sent messages of condolence to her congregants that said stuff like "So sorry to hear of your father's death! LOL! Reverend Sue."
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:28 PM on December 16, 2009 [8 favorites]


Oh Lord, I can't stop giggling. ROTHFLMAO
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:43 PM on December 16, 2009


ROTHFLMAO

What's the H for? I'm going with horkulating.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 2:31 AM on December 17, 2009


Hella
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:57 AM on December 17, 2009


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