I'm getting more serious about OKCupid and I'm not sure if my profile is good enough. I'd really appreciate your overall thoughts, and I have a few specific questions: [more inside]
I make chicken salad frequently. I make it by mixing shredded chicken, chopped veggies, sometimes fruit (grapes, blueberries or oranges), seasonings, acid (lemon, orange, or fancy vinegar) and mayo. I experiment with seasonings A LOT, but they all end up tasting pretty much the same. I think this happens because the mayo dampens the flavor of the seasonings. Can you suggest a way to avoid this? I'd like to have 4-5 different chicken salads with distinct taste profiles. [more inside]
My OKCupid profile is an experience. Help me make it a good experience. [more inside]
After getting out of a long relationship, I relit my OKCupid profile. And the response has been essentially nonexistent. Can you point to anything that I'm doing wrong? [more inside]
I'm embarking on an overambitious personal writing project to profile the career of a pair of multidisciplinary artists who've been kicking around underground for 20+ years with next to no fanfare outside of their scene. Can you link me to some SUPER in-depth profiles of other working artists to give me an idea of what to aim for and what to avoid as I work on this? (Really long, career-spanning pieces would be best, but shorter stuff is OK. Bonus points if it's about someone you don't care for/about but the writing was so compelling that you loved reading it anyway, like this incredible profile of Carrot Top in Esquire.) What are some investigative profile best/worst practices when it comes to building something huge from scratch? What do readers love/hate to see in projects like this? [more inside]
Hi! I'm teaching a writing class and would love some examples of great profiles (famous people, ordinary people, whatever). They can be long New Yorker-style ones, or newspaper articles, or whatever -- anything that is nonfiction and skillfully captures a person (or is intended to). Short ones would be particularly helpful. Any recommendations of ones you love?
OKCupidfilter and beyond...How do I make me seem less boring? [more inside]
So far my response rate seems pretty low compared to I've heard is typical. Is there anything in my profile that might be the cause? [more inside]
Contemplated new car comes in a base version with 17" wheels & 225/45 tires. But mostly because of a single feature (better seats) I'm thinking of getting a higher end version that comes with 18" 225/40's. Are the 225/40's going to be noticeable more troublesome with respect to blowouts, rim damage etc here in New England? Sales guy claims there is little or no practical difference. I know that the 225/40's should handle better but I don't really care about that.
Sorry to continue the recent trend of OKCupid profile reviews, but I'd like more feedback on mine. [more inside]
Quite a few years ago, I recall ordering a sort-of "background check" online, only it didn't just have the usual criminal background, legal stuff, etc.--it also had details about the way the person looked, their interactions with their family, personality tendencies and such. It was a little spooky, actually, all the personal details it included. [more inside]
My profession now requires a bit more public profile and as such people are Googling me. Instead of finding what I want them to find (linked in profile, who I am 'professionally', etc) they instead are presented with a version of me from 10 years ago. What do I do? [more inside]
Just started a new account. Maybe you guys can help me out? [more inside]
Me and 3 friends were matchmade (not invited) into a hacked Dominion match on COD Ghosts for x360, and now all of our quad profiles, including locked ones, are max prestige. I've reported the incident thoroughly -- is it okay to play this way, having done all that? [more inside]
After taking a break from the dating scene I'm ready to make some serious attempts to find the right match. I need some help refining my "about" description so that it accurately conveys my personality but also makes it clear that I am looking for a serious relationship and not something casual. Any input you have to offer would be very much appreciated. :) [more inside]
Should I delete my LinkedIn profile? I currently have a low level, low wage job with the State government of the state I live in. I am looking for a new job that pays more anywhere in my town. I will be applying for a lot of jobs with the local state university. My friend recently got a really good job with the state university and when I asked her if she had a LinkedIn profile she told me she had never even heard of that site so she definitely did not need it. [more inside]
How/why is my Facebook profile pic turning up on emails I send from my Gmail account to Hotmail/Outlook? [more inside]
"You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders. You must fiddle with system reg in the dark now. Please hold while we wipe your computer clean. Thank you and have a nice day."
Windows 7: "You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders ..." Whoa. An empty slate. But I reboot and my old profile is suddenly back up and running. So, what just happened there? What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again? Several related questions inside. [more inside]
How do I get iTunes to sync to a new desktop profile (on Windows PC) [more inside]
Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations? [more inside]
On dating sites/OKCupid: Once I get past the initial introductions, where do I go in the conversation? Alternately, could it be something in my profile that encourages people to not respond past the initial reaction? [more inside]
My OkCupid profile--any suggestions? And what's the best way to initiate conversations with women? [more inside]
yet another request for feedback on an OkCupid profile. Complex, nerdy overthinker in search of an editor who may be able to help focus an online persona. [more inside]
Another "what the hell is wrong with my OKCupid profile" question. [more inside]
Disregarding anything weird on my part in my OKCupid messages: what criticisms or observations do you have of my profile and pictures that might be able to explain my response rate? [more inside]
I can't import any profiles in Tasker. Help! [more inside]
JDate Filter: Am I being rude/off-putting by including a semi-terse "I'm not for you if you're older than X" message at the top of my profile? [more inside]
What is hijacking my facebook profile with unwanted "likes?" [more inside]
Please help me find .... it was a program or maybe a FireFox add-in that constantly submitted random search-engine searches - the idea being to prevent google/bing/whoever from building any kind of meaningful profile of the user. Thanks
Job Search: How do I make use of some research I've done about the company I most want to work for in order to GET an interview? [more inside]
I'm looking for an android sound profile app that won't crash my phone. Ideally, I would be able to create a profile that had my alarm and ringer at full volume while disabling all other sounds. The last one I tried made my phone run really slowly and freeze intermittently, and a few of the other ones I've looked at don't seem to distinguish between notification types - I need the alarm to be a different control from email alerts and stuff. I'd really appreciate a recommendation! My googling has failed. Thanks in advance, MetaFilters.
I've often called my career in architecture glorified itinerant work. The fact is that I need to go where the jobs are. So, despite having confidence in my position for the next six months to two years, I recently decided to start brushing up my public facing networking tools. In particular this means LinkedIn, and I decided to send a request for recommendations to many folks I have worked with over the past decade and a half at several positions. The result has been pretty gratifying to my ego, but now I realize I need to better understand the etiquette and strategy of how best to post them. [more inside]
How to maintain online privacy and NOT be searchable as someone else's friend social networking friend? [more inside]
I have been using OkCupid for a few weeks with no luck. And I do mean no luck -- meaning, nobody will even talk with me. Is there something wrong with my profile? Something wrong with me? [more inside]
How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
How many people would have to sign up for facebook before facebook can infer the existence of the rest? [more inside]
My father is a relatively well-known public figure. Someone has created a fake Facebook profile in his name. It's pretty much impossible to contact FB directly to complain. Suggestions? [more inside]
These days, what sorts of URLs are people likely to put in a "home page" field for their online directory listing? While some folks do indeed still have what I think of as an old-school home page, what other sorts of places might such a link lead to? Some possibilities I thought of so far are a flickr account, facebook account, linked-in, a business page rather than a personal page, 404's, and the occasional unintentional link-farm or porn takeover of expired domains. I'm looking for other landing page types that may be joining old-school home pages as increasingly common personal web address identifiers.
What is a good web application to help me set up a site where users have their own public profile page with photos? [more inside]
What should I do to set up an XP user profile for a little kid to experiment with? [more inside]
why would someone log in to an online dating website multiple times a day when their profile is mostly empty, besides age, sex, etc. and a picture of themselves?
Some time in the last 8 years I read an article about children's author Margaret Wise Brown. It was a profile about her life (maybe in the context of a book review?), and it was about how depressed she was. I seem to remember her being in an abusive or controlling relationship with an older man or an older woman. It could have been in the New York Times, the New Yorker, or some other major publication. I've tried searching on the newyorker.com and nytimes.com, but didn't find what I wanted (but perhaps I wasn't searching the right way). Can you help me find this article? At least a citation if it's not online?
How do I make it easier for others to initiate a conversation with me in the context of online dating? [more inside]
How to read somebody's personality in 30 seconds? [more inside]
What are some common clichés, patterns, or unwritten rules that you find in profiles/bios for DJs? I'm putting together a bit of writing on how DJs are marketed through the strategic presentation of their biographical information. Some examples inside. [more inside]
How can I set up a custom profile for the Blackberry World Edition 8830: Silent for email, Vibrate for Text messages and Ring for phone? [more inside]
Should I upload my picture in my linkedin public resume profile? [more inside]
Is there any way to prevent your facebook profile photo from showing up in people's phones as part of your contact info? [more inside]
LinkedIn advises that I don't invite people into my network that I don't know. But isn't that what joining a business related social network is supposed to do - introduce me to opportunities from people I've never met? [more inside]
Online dating - help me figure out what I'm doing wrong! Multi-part question inside [more inside]
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