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Long comment is longish

This comment resulted in the this mod comment asking posters to use paste bin for "super long comments" as an aid to mobile users. I don't think we should be encouraging original content to be hosted on some platform not under the Metafilter sphere of influence. Bit rot is problematic enough within post linkage.
posted by Mitheral to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 7:32 AM
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An Unofficial Index of MetaFilter Megaposts

I love megaposts. So I made an index of megaposts with more than about 900 words.
posted by not_the_water to MetaTalk on Feb 7 at 2:50 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Now a Major Motion Picture!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, blnkfrnk would like to know "what book people would choose to adapt to a movie. If it has already been adapted, what would you do differently? Casting choices, rewrites, choice of book, type and style of movie, all are open to debate."
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 17 at 5:14 PM
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What have you been making lately?

Making things is a pretty common coping mechanism, and hell knows a lot of us have been low on cope this past year. I'm curious: what have you created lately that you're proud of? Baked anything elaborate? Written a story you're proud of? Knit a hat or crocheted a blanket? Created a little community? Built something? Written a program? Tell us about it!
posted by sciatrix to MetaTalk on Feb 8 at 2:16 PM
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Mefi Card Club!

Based on the wild successes of recent Metafilter card swaps (latest Metatalk thread with all the previouslies here) , and mochapickle's genius idea, I've put together a Card Club, where mefites can sign up to send cards on a regular basis, and receive cards in the month of their special occasion. Have a stash of stationary waiting to be sent? Interested in getting some awesome cards sent your way? Read on!
posted by Fig to MetaTalk on Feb 11 at 8:34 PM
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(## new) on sidebar threads (feature request)?

With all the latest political thread links pinned to the MeFi sidebar, it would be helpful to have a (## new) after each sidebar link (just as on regular MeFi posts) which take users to his/her earliest unread comment in each post.
posted by hexaflexagon to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 11:09 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: Excitement!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, I want to know what you're excited about! Something cool lately you've done, or made, or seen, or something you're looking forward to, or just something awesome about the universe that makes you delighted! So what are you excited about this week?
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 5:40 PM
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Fucking Fuck 8th Edition

US Politics (& whatever else) vent thread. The old one closed (over 30 days old).
posted by yoga to MetaTalk on Feb 7 at 11:35 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: RECIPES FOR THE RECIPE GOD!

It's Metatalktails time! By special request from rtha it's a recipe thread tonight! Food demands fellowship, so share your good feels, your favorite recipe, and/or your favorite meal this week.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 11, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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MetaHugs

There was a shooting in a Florida high school today, it is still a developing story and I'm sure you can seek out that news should you feel so inclined. I want this post to just be about love/kindness/friendship. Maybe you did something special for a loved one, or a family member, a friend, or a complete stranger. It might be a smile you received or your holding the door open for someone. Whatever it is, feel free to share it with us. I just wanted a place for us to connect, we're in this world together trying to get through it all. It may be strange to say, but I love all of you wonderful and crazy MeFites. Be kind to each other. Happy Valentine's Day!
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Feb 14 at 3:48 PM
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Rejoice! It's the Underappreciated Comments of 2017!

Although many of us are understandably eager to put this year behind us, we cannot do so without observing the time-honored tradition of toasting the comments that made us laugh, cry, or cheer in 2017, but for whatever reason, didn't receive the acclaim that they deserved.
posted by merriment to MetaTalk on Jan 9 at 8:16 PM
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Comment goes beyond the pale of acceptable comments

"On the other hand, this girl just might wake up with a sore pussy the next day and not even worry about it..." Delmoi's post is offensive, disgusting, insulting, demeaning to women, really creepy, and IMHO, is simply beyond the pale of acceptable comments. I know you should be able to say what you want, but the thread just keeps getting worse and worse. And it's not just Delmoi who's being sickening. Shouldn't this thread be deleted? What's the policy on really offensive stuff?
posted by aacheson to MetaTalk on Jun 20, 2003 at 11:03 AM
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Mexico City Meetup

Mexico City Meetup this week?
posted by dhruva to MetaTalk on Nov 22, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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I haaaaate the pastebin idea. -We do sometimes get long comments that *are* a problem for mobile users - in particular, superlong block quotes or especially, super long link text (like if the whole paragraph is a single link), can be hard to scroll past. So it's good in general for commenters to bear in mind the mobile user. I... [more]
posted by zarq to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 8:20 AM
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maybe it would be better to delete with a quick note saying so? I don't think encouraging deletions of topical, relevant and constructive comments that further the conversation along is a good idea. [view]
posted by zarq to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:10 AM
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The pastebin suggestion seems very unusual to me, and I came to metatalk to see if someone else was as taken aback by that suggestion as I. Speaking frankly, I think the (paraphrased) suggestion that "your comment is too long, please don't make it here - make it somewhere else and link it here" is patently out of sync with... [more]
posted by namewithoutwords to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 8:18 AM
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For my husband's birthday yesterday I did the dorkiest thing but I'm so proud of it! His favorite books from when he was a kid were the Dragonriders of Pern series, so I created a family feast for his birthday that was Dragonrider-themed. I had to do this in two days because for some reason I misread the date and was convinced his birthday was... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 6:02 PM
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I felt my baby move in my belly for the first time two nights ago and it was amazing. We got permission to walk our dogs off leash on an old golf course that is going to be developed and it is so, so fun to watch my puppy try to run after my fast older dog and to walk with my husband. Speaking of which my husband quit smoking two weeks ago... [more]
posted by pintapicasso to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 6:24 PM
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I'm surprised by the pastebin comment, not just the idea of using pastebin, but the length of the comment that the suggestion is directed at. It does not seem very long at all to me, and is well in line with Chrysostom's regular Elections Updates roundups (recent example), which have been going on forever (and are much appreciated and valued) so... [more]
posted by lalex to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:09 AM
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Yeah, the problem with the mega threads is still the 10 jokey one line comments riffing on something not the long, well thought out comments that belong there. [view]
posted by PugAchev to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:32 AM
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My feelings on this are on pastebin. [view]
posted by peeedro to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 12:41 PM
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Another mobile user/poster/commenter here, well aware of the limitations of MeFi mobile, trust me. We have been told that the number of comments in the megathreads is what is problematic, so I found the in-thread pastebin pushback both misguided and contrary to expressed mod policy on this. The long (substantive!) comments — especially... [more]
posted by Barack Spinoza to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:26 AM
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I read (but don’t comment in) the politics threads regularly, on my phone, keeping my place when I get behind by making sure to click on the timestamp. Invariably, when I come back to the thread after a while, instead of returning to the timestamp I’d clicked, it returns me to some random timestamp I’d clicked previously. Every time I click a link,... [more]
posted by leahwrenn to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:28 AM
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(and thank you all for your kind comments above - you will be receiving the money via PayPal, as we agreed) [view]
posted by Chrysostom to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 9:56 AM
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I'm starting a new term of finishing my degree in my "spare" time. It also turns out the certification I got in my work field just because I always wanted it had side benefits. I discovered it was reviewed for college credit recommendation, and when I told my school I had it, they matched it to 24 credits worth of upper-division courses... [more]
posted by ctmf to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 5:55 PM
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I've recently been promoted at my workplace, a new team, new position, in an entirely different brand. I was focused on technical support with cellular but I'm now working with domains. I'm both terrified and excited about it all. I'm into my 3rd week of training and pretty soon I'll be on my own. I've only been with this company for a year and... [more]
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 5:46 PM
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Current: I've just finished my first year as a high-school teacher for kids who can't attend standard campuses, and I'm having real successes with some who suffer crippling anxiety and lack self-esteem. I really feel like I am making a positive lasting difference in the lives of these young people. Future: I'm a week or so away from gaining... [more]
posted by Thella to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 7:29 PM
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I would be first in line to see a movie adaptation—or better yet, a PBS miniseries—of Wordshore’s village tales. [view]
posted by bookmammal to MetaTalk on Feb 17 at 5:39 PM
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My social anxiety/GAD/ADHD-riddled PITA daughter is surviving sleep-away college so far! Mefites, you cannot begin to imagine how worried I have been about this latest transition. But she is getting up on time, eating in the cafeteria, discovering that it's useful to buy your textbooks and read them before class, and in general doing The Things She... [more]
posted by drlith to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 7:14 PM
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Yeah, we've just been talking that over. I agree it doesn't seem too long or out of bounds to me. A few points: -We do sometimes get long comments that *are* a problem for mobile users - in particular, superlong block quotes or especially, super long link text (like if the whole paragraph is a single link), can be hard to scroll past. So it's... [more]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 7:40 AM
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Hell to the no. This isn't Reddit. [view]
posted by Too-Ticky to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 11:00 AM
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My office is moving. This means that instead of a daily 60-mile-round-trip-by-car commute, I will walk half a block to a bus stop, sit on a bus for ~20 minutes and then walk ~5 minutes to my new office (or sit on a bus for ~15 minutes then walk ~15 minutes to my new office). I have three more days of driving, then there will be two days of everyone... [more]
posted by rtha to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 10:14 PM
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I'm making hamantaschen. I explained to someone that I only do the parts of Judaism that involve food, and then I had to clarify that I only do the parts of Judaism that involve *eating* food, not the parts that involve *not eating* food. Because I now live in the hinterlands, I think she may have had no idea what I was talking about. Anyway, I... [more]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaTalk on Feb 24 at 8:04 PM
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