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Fucking Fuck XV

I can barely do regular numbers much less Roman ones. Either way, come in to screech freely about political omnishambles ongoing.
posted by yoga to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 4:07 PM
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12,345...only 6

I am exceptionally excited to note that with 6 more, I will have 12,345 favorites. Seems like as good as any reason to celebrate, things being as generally ugh as they are.
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 4:39 AM
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MetaCheers

Tell me about that place 'where everybody knows your name'. Maybe it's your local coffee house or a diner or a bar or the local yarn barn, whatever it is, wherever it is, this is the place where people know your name when you walk in the door. Maybe you have a place to sit that is always reserved for you. You might even have a coffee mug that only you use, or maybe it's as simple as knowing the entire staff. Tell me about this other family, this other home. Happy Wednesday friends!
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Sep 19 at 11:24 AM
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What's the Deal with Comments "Metafilter: [succinct comment]

Every so often in a thread, somebody will post a comment consisting of Metafilter: [clip from a previous comment] that is sort of summing up a Metafilter sort of attitude. They're usually amusing. However, I can discern no pattern. Different members do it. Are these archived anywhere? Is there a rhyme or reason to them? Can anyone do them?
posted by MovableBookLady to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 8:50 AM
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How about a Parenting & Kids Category on AskMeFi?

I've always felt that there is a category missing on AskMeFi. There are so many AskMe posts related to children, parenting, babies, etc - that I really think there should be some kind of all encompassing category for it. I've thought about this for a long time, but today is the day I finally speak up. What do you think?
posted by crayon to MetaTalk on Sep 23 at 9:02 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: Very Complimentary!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Atrahasis wants to know, "What is your favorite compliment that you have received, given, or even heard about another person? Thank you!"
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 5:37 PM
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ANOTHER RESET FOR POTUS45/POLITICS/CATCHALL MEGATHREADS?

Can we discuss doing another reset of expectations for the POTUS45/politics megathreads? I have been following the megathreads more or less obsessively ever since the election, and, like many others, have found them an extremely valuable resource for information regarding Trump-related stuff. I still do; however, these days I skim/sift through them pretty quickly, looking for the scarce wheat amongst the abundant chaff. While doing so, I get frustrated and find myself going into fits of flagging (Hi Mods!).
posted by littlecatfeet to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 8:11 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: Lazy World

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, ctmf wants to know, "What would you like to see someone else do? From serious/hard (Japan-style rail ubiquity in the US) to useful (an app that does X) to frivolous (A professionally-talented jazz group doing an extended interpretation of Beck's Where It's At)."
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Sep 15 at 5:37 PM
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Isn't that "our" word?

I just saw that Merriam-Webster is adding "Tl;dr" to the dictionary, with first use cited in 2002. Am I crazy, or did that particular abbreviation originate here, at MetaFilter?
posted by tizzie to MetaTalk on Sep 18 at 6:38 PM
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Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter

Hey folks, big discussion time. We're going to be making some changes on how U.S. political discussion plays out on MetaFilter, to try and make sure it remains available as a useful resource in a way that isn't as unsustainable as the current approach has been. I’ll lay out some concrete steps we’re taking, and some general thoughts, below. This is detailed but important and I appreciate you taking the time to read through it.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Nov 28, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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Help me find a post about fending off a cold

There was an Ask where someone came down with a cold/flu right before a trip and people pitched in their remedies and suggestions.
posted by delight to MetaTalk on Sep 16 at 12:11 PM
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MetaFilter revenue update: holy cow, y'all!

Recently, I announced that MetaFilter was in serious financial trouble, and asked you to help with additional community funding of the site.

Y'all have really, really come through. Recurring contributions supporting the site are up by almost $10,000 a month and growing, erasing our current shortfall and helping move MetaFilter toward a more sustainable, independent revenue model. Community funding alone now covers very nearly half our operating budget. That's amazing.

Come on in and I'll give you the details on what's happened and what we're up to next.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jun 28 at 12:00 PM
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Metafilter affiliate linking plug in?

I had to recently sign into a different Chrome account and I lost my plugins/extensions. One of which was the one that automatically added the Metafiler affiliate link when I visited Amazon. I cannot for the life of me find it again despite numerous site and google searching attempts
posted by like_neon to MetaTalk on Sep 19 at 7:32 AM
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Talk to me about favorites

What makes you favorite a post/why? Favorite a comment? Is there a difference? Do you use your favorites collection for anything? Do you have a method of curating them? Do you ever prune them? How often do you go back through them? Are you a stingy or generous favorite-bestower? Why?
posted by Cozybee to MetaTalk on Sep 13 at 6:09 AM
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She wouldn't know a portabello if it bit her in the bupkis

Just wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the mycological furor in aisle 46610.
posted by Count Ziggurat to MetaTalk on Nov 12, 2005 at 1:01 PM
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Wordshore will speak words for you in an English accent

Following a short but successful experiment, the result of which being that Mr Bondcliff of the USA is now the happy owner of a most unusual phone ringing tone, I have decided to speak words of the choosing of MeFites. "Hit me up", as the young MeFites apparently say, with some words and I will - within reason - create a sound file of spoken delights for you and others to listen to.
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Sep 13 at 9:48 AM
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Emotional [Labor] Rescue

I just wanted to call out as fabulous this thread on the concept of emotional labor. It shifted something in the way I see the world and made obvious so many things I noticed every day but thought of as disconnected. There are so many fascinating, honest, brutal, mind-altering stories in that thread; it is worth anyone's time to read it, even if you think you might not be interested.
posted by sallybrown to MetaTalk on Jul 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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Big Dairy is on to us

I'm not entirely sure this warrants a MeTa but, what the hell, I'm making one anyway. Michael Schur (@kentremendous), the creator of The Good Place*, discovered this AskMe and played into it a little bit. The resulting Twitter thread is short but amusing.
posted by bondcliff to MetaTalk on Oct 5, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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Who is the oldest Mefite?

Just wondering! I am 87 years old today.
posted by lungtaworld to MetaTalk on Dec 7, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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Fucking Fuck XIV: F-Bombs Away!

Fuck it, I can't thinking of anything fucking witty to say. This is the new fucking fuck venting thread.
posted by Doktor Zed to MetaTalk on Aug 21 at 1:25 PM
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One of my closest friends started her own company, and it's been wildly successful, so once a quarter, everybody goes out for a fancy dinner on the firm. Drinks! Appetizers! Desserts! Cabs home for everyone! I get invited, partially as a thank-you for various things that I help them with, partially as a recruiting tool because my friend... [more]
posted by joyceanmachine to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 6:08 PM
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south carolina filth left two female prisoners chained up in the back of a van that flooded while the filth themselves escaped. they left them to fucking drown and i want to play with their blood. They weren't prisoners in the traditional sense of the word. They had voluntarily sought treatment for mental health crises, and they were being... [more]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 5:43 PM
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I did hear Mary Berry say to a proud local, at a village show a while back, that "I could never bake a cake as perfect as the one you have made here". Which you could see meant the world to the local with the cake. Oh and a duchess and owner of a castle told me a few years ago that the tea I made was the best she had tasted since the... [more]
posted by Wordshore to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 5:57 PM
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Metafilter:Metafilter:Metafilter:Metafilter:Metafilter: [view]
posted by capricorn to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 9:51 AM
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south carolina filth left two female prisoners chained up in the back of a van that flooded while the filth themselves escaped. they left them to fucking drown and i want to play with their blood. men don't know how lucky they are that the vast majority of women are socialized against violence. [view]
posted by poffin boffin to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 5:37 PM
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Then you get into people saying this is absolutely going to happen or that will never happen and that is when I close the thread. This is the biggest irritant in these threads for me, and I frequently stop myself from saying anything about it. Nobody knows exactly what the future holds, so please do not say this WILL happen, because... [more]
posted by Chrysostom to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 11:10 AM
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I am a nerdy woman who has other nerdy woman friends. I was catsitting for one of them and trying to find something in her kitchen. After a little bit of futile searching I thought "Debbie is really logical. Where would it make THE MOST SENSE for this item to be?" and found it within seconds. I relayed this to her and it made her really... [more]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 8:04 PM
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Stay focused on Trump and the White House. The Kavanuagh nomination is about Trump and the White House. [view]
posted by Miko to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 8:51 AM
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A veterinarian once told me he wanted to be reincarnated as a cat in my house. [view]
posted by JanetLand to MetaTalk on Sep 23 at 5:46 AM
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I don't mind the riffs or even most of the derails but man alive if you've got a hobby horse you keep riding such that you have posted variations on the same comment knocking the same people 2-3 times in every megathread going back to the ancient days when the non-disclosure agreements were still in effect and wild Manaforts freely roamed the earth,... [more]
posted by prize bull octorok to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 9:48 AM
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My Dad once said to me, in marveling tones, that I had "a silver tongue". It tickled me, because I knew how much that compliment meant to him, and in our family it's no mean feat to achieve that distinction over everyone else. Dad loved talking, and giving speeches. And he wasn't bad at it, though - as in life - a little prone to bombast,... [more]
posted by smoke to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 6:42 PM
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after a party some years ago i was informed that a guy i'd been talking to had been asking about me the next day but did not remember my name, and so described me as "that hot chick with the crazy laugh who looked like she was super pumped to fight someone later" and had i not already been a strong enemy of heterosexuality i probably... [more]
posted by poffin boffin to MetaTalk on Sep 23 at 2:16 AM
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The megathreads have been going on since before the 2016 election, it was during the Democratic National Convention that Tehhund became a Metafilter folk hero. Chrysostom has posted about (hundreds of?) non-Trump state and local races, polls and elections. zachlipton introduced many of us to the phrase, National Treasure Alexandra Petri. The... [more]
posted by ActingTheGoat to MetaTalk on Sep 17 at 2:12 PM
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I got in a fight with my husband this week over Mr. Rogers. My 5 year old has recently discovered Mr. Rogers Neighborhood on Amazon and is entranced. My husband has been watching it with her for weeks. Anyways, the other night I was sitting on the couch while they watched the show, reading an e-book on my phone to distract myself from the... [more]
posted by Lapin to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 10:10 PM
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My fucking birthday was two days ago, and both my mother and grandmother contacted me like nothing was wrong. The grandmother who abandoned me on the side of the road eighteen months ago. Yeah. I offhandedly remarked to a close friend a week ago that it's like I've had a nasty case of PTSD since the election and aftermath hit, and I was...... [more]
posted by sciatrix to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 10:15 PM
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I'm really curious as to how living in constant stress is going to play out in public health over the next 20-25 years. [view]
posted by fluttering hellfire to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 4:44 PM
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CEASE AND DESIST [view]
posted by Metafilter: to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 10:22 AM
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All the women I know are on the fucking warpath right now. Like, it's been bad for a couple years, obviously, but right now nothing comes out but a string of expletives whenever I and the other women I know open our mouths. I'm pinging rapidly between anxiety, depression, and incandescent anger. Also I'm rapidly running out of spoons but I know... [more]
posted by soren_lorensen to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 4:40 PM
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I am a person who thrives on routine. The guys I worked with in Cote d'Ivoire told me "I hope nobody ever tries to assassinate you - it would be very easy because you are very predictable." The folks at my local coffee shop know me. The folks at my local ramen place know me. The folks at the pub down the street where I keep having failed... [more]
posted by ChuraChura to MetaTalk on Sep 19 at 4:41 PM
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Trigger: Sexual Assault. I have been following this Why I Didn't Report hashtag, and I wanted to thank so many women for coming forward and so many woman who explained why they can't. It was difficult, holy, testimony. It made me think about what happened to me. I was assaulted repeatedly, in grade seven and eight, by three people. This was... [more]
posted by PinkMoose to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 10:47 AM
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