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zaq
12:01 AM
> If I ever quit, it’ll be because of email. -- Nick Craver at 1:44 PM - 23 Feb 2017
 
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Paranormal

Proposed Q&A site for phenomenon believers in: Psionics:Psychokinesis/Telekinesis; ESP:Astral/Lucid/RV/NDE/OBE; Energy:Meditation/Consciousness; Magic:Occult/Healing/Reiki/Crystals/Runes/Rituals/Exorcism); ET:Aliens/UFO; Metaphysical entities: Spirits; Astrology, etc.

Currently in definition.

Should totally be renamed "Alternative Facts"
 
Alt-normal
 
@zaq a shit sandwich
 
@JasonC great minds... :P
 
@Sklivvz beat me to it :p
 
12:12 AM
high five
 
zaq
 
@JasonC yeah, need a script for that!
 
zaq
It's not obvious to me what the featuring of Smoke-announcement post was supposed to achieve... okay, greater awareness of it, but...
 
abnormal distribution
 
zaq
Could be an item for mod newsletter, maybe. (Hm, May 2016 post is still in progress)
 
12:17 AM
@zaq I'm not sure what else featuring is useful for.
 
zaq
Usually it's "here's a new development, which may change how you interact with these sites"
 
I'm off to bed, later...
 
@zaq I kinda like that it's featured. It's cool, and it's a ton of work done by volunteers. Everybody should know about it.
As opposed to, say, featuring Joel's political anxiety attacks.
 
down to one outstanding flag on MSE
 
Quick everybody raise some more flags.
 
zaq
12:25 AM
Okay, maybe feature a post about SOCVR next...
 
@zaq because they are taking automatic action on all sites? You don't think that's something those sites would like to know about? Considering sites like The Workplace have their auto deletion amount set to 3 that'd be a big deal for them for sure.
I think the charcoal folks already knew about that change and so built around it, but that doesn't mean they'll know about other such changes to other sites. That's just one example.
 
What's that thing you can type in comments that inserts a link to how-to-ask?
@zaq If you make a baller post about it, maybe they will.
 
zaq
@JasonC [ask]
 
Sweet thanks
 
zaq
This post is one of greatest spam-related mysteries on Stack Exchange.
 
12:32 AM
pest.stackexchange.com
 
zaq
12:44 AM
Congratulations to the new Community Management Team Lead @Shog9
Also, JNat is now Community Operations Team Lead and Juan M is International Community Team Lead.
Leading the whole international community sounds like a daunting task.
 
congrats
 
1:08 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website answer: Opening multiple documents by Printable Calendar on apple.SE
 
zaq
@SmokeDetector Good call, bad grammar.
 
'in', yeah.
 
Sigh, there's always one...
 
zaq
So, the 15 members of Community Team now have 7 distinct job titles:
8 x Community Manager
2 x Director of Community Management
Community Growth Operations Specialist
Community Management Team Lead
Community Operations Team Lead
Director of Community Development
International Community Team Lead
 
Did shog get promoted? Congrats
TFW you think your computer is frozen then you remember you're looking at a screenshot.
 
zaq
1:22 AM
There are 114 job titles in total, the most common being "Developer" (x30). And 85 of them are held by one person. (I mean each... not all 85 by one. Although Nick Craver comes close.)
 
Two ways to read that, one more entertaining than the other.
 
zaq
As long as they are unique, one can replace job titles with names, saving the trouble of remembering both things.
 
MSE user number is even more memory efficient.
 
zaq
Or would be if people had accounts. Even Kristina Lustig, UX researcher, doesn't have one.
Or it's not linked.
Kristina Lustig, London, United Kingdom
1 1
She does, it's just not linked. Can I send a PR to that page?
> My roommate brought home some birthday cake, even though his bday is in August. He referred to this as a "life hack." -- Kristina Lustig at 12:43 PM - 22 Feb 2017
She (or rather her roommate) should have an account on Lifehacks
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer, blacklisted user: Opening multiple documents by Printable Calendar on apple.SE
 
Rob
1:40 AM
Why was ^ that reported twice?
 
zaq
Another answer was posted, so the question became active again, and all answers got re-scanned.
> I recommend this applicant for admission as follows:
Not recommended | Unenthusiastically | Fairly strongly | Strongly | Enthusiastically, without reservation
Such nuances of feelings, so confusing.
I much prefer Looks OK | Needs Improvement | Unsalvageable
Considering that the admissions committee is going to triage the applicants anyway...
 
@zaq ah, thanks
 
zaq
2:23 AM
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A: Open justice v secret police

Jon EricsonI volunteer at the county jail on Saturday mornings. In the jurisdiction I live in, trials are generally open to the public, there are detailed records of the proceedings and, critically, it's easy to find out if a prospective employee has a criminal past. More than false or sketchy convictions, ...

Things we didn't know about Jon Ericson, 200 points
100 pts was "makes typos often"
 
zaq
2:46 AM
The answer Who are the Community Managers, and what do they do? does not match the company page. Tim Post removed himself from the answer, but Abby stays there despite having identical job title. Hmm.
Perhaps the list in the answer should be replaced by a link to company page, which contains the same links to profiles? Having both seems redundant.
 
Then we gotta re-do the list if the company page gets redesigned and the link breaks. If we weren't lazy, we'd just update the answer.
 
3:01 AM
what happened to rock's rep?
 
zaq
@Shog9 Yes, but which way? Tim is on the Team according to the company page, but explicitly does not want to be in the answer.
 
Also the other 2 properties with lower rent were both rented out last week, now my house becomes the lowest 3 bedroom property in the area.
 
zaq
Or maybe that was an overreaction to being demoted to management, and he wouldn't mind returning to the list...
Would it be possible to include typical timezones the team members are active in within this list? — Zhaph - Ben Duguid Jan 23 at 11:49
in Ask Different Chat on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 7 hours ago, by Tetsujin
@grgarside - I've not been following it myself, but the spam recently has got beyond a joke, so I'm up for anything that can remove it sooner. I'm really hoping that by signing myself up for it that is realised - I'm not in any way positioned to join in with the actual 'smart' analysis - way beyond my skills - but if allowing my account to participate in the filtering will aid the overall effort, I'm proud to be a part of it.
Not sure how it really aids the effort, one access token is as good as another...
In fact, distributing the flags between more users makes it less likely that they'll notice and retract the mistakenly cast flags.
 
3:20 AM
Come on, at $565 per week, my 3 bedroom house costs only as much as a brand new 1 bedroom apartment across the road. Although it's not available until tomorrow - still a bit painting to finish this afternoon. Quick, before it's all gone!
 
zaq
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A: How much vanilla will kill a person?

QuansithutThe primary question is "If I drank a shot of expensive vodka from a 750 ml bottle and a clone of me drank the same expensive vodka from another 750ml bottle but one that had 6 Tahitian fresh vanilla beans that were split in half and soaked for six months in said vodka, would we have different to...

 
Life is great - I get to do so many interesting things <3
 
3:51 AM
@zaq Good question. I'll bring it up.
 
4:06 AM
 
4:18 AM
spammy time
@SmokeDetector why
 
@qwer Body - Position 536-556: buying" a green card
 
@SmokeDetector f
 
4:38 AM
they claim SO is affected by cloudflare vulns but i dont know how accurate that is
 
Rob
Any site behind cloudflare was affected
 
zaq
Yeouch, one buffer overflow that thankfully did not impact Stack Overflow https://twitter.com/taviso/status/834900838837411840
 
Rob
Twitter's blocked here - can you give a summary?
 
zaq
IDC personally, I can't change my password anyway...
 
Rob
I don't see how someone can say SO wasn't affected. Perhaps no one has found leaked SO information cached, but that's quite different.
 
4:44 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL in title, bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, blacklisted website in title, pattern-matching website in body, pattern-matching website in title, repeated URL at end of long post: brainfireadvice.com/biovivacity/ by Bikalyb on graphicdesign.SE
 
zaq
> Yeouch, one buffer overflow that thankfully did not impact Stack Overflow - Geoff Dalgas
 
i thought they dropped cloudflare months ago; hence the skepticism
 
zaq
Also, hi @Quill, a bearer of bad security tidings.
 
Yup
And I don't think they used the specific leaky features
@Rob non Twitter sauce.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL in title, bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, blacklisted website in title, repeated URL at end of long post: x4up.org/pure-nitro-max/ by iiomr pus on apple.SE
 
Rob
4:49 AM
@JourneymanGeek Cheers - that's the first article I wrote. From what I understand, though, is that information from anywhere could be leaked to sites that were using those features
That is, a faulty feature used on site XYZ may leak memory which was related to site ABC
 
Also
@Rob I blame being on a phone on a bus
 
5:09 AM
@zaq none in the past day.
Only one false-positive with the new expression
and... That was an answer written entirely in Chinese, so I can't get too upset about it.
The author obligingly translated it to English and posted it anyway
Two other answers were allowed through untranslated, and later deleted because no one understood them.
 
5:53 AM
how did my edit get rejected because of a "subsequent edit" but the OP edit using my exact edit reason? stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/15260462 strange.
 
hey @quill, I love your cat
 
Also hacking doesn't count as being courageous, say 'no' to online violation!
 
6:09 AM
@JourneymanGeek I'm not sure whether you needed to be using those features to have your information leaked, maybe just to be a destination of the leaked data.
@Rob Stack wasn't using Cloudflare during the period when this vulnerability existed.
 
6:29 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Engine Bogs down with A/C on highway by Auzaro Industrial goods on mechanics.SE
 
7:11 AM
perspectiveapi.com this seems neat
 
7:51 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Is there a connection between Lord Buddha & Hinduism? by Damaceen on buddhism.SE
 
8:14 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted username, offensive answer detected: Do Martial artists live longer by nigga on martialarts.SE
 
!!/alive
 
@Glorfindel Of course
 
Well, not in Charcoal HQ ...
!!/alive
 
@Glorfindel Watching this endless list of new questions never gets boring
@Glorfindel plz send teh coffee
 
8:30 AM
@SmokeDetector the irony...
 
Rob
9:12 AM
@JeremyBanks Fair enough, didn't know SO moved away so long ago
@SmokeDetector Did that seriously just happen
 
God, that's glorious
 
9:47 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Some Ossec agents not able to communicate with OSSEC server by jerger on unix.SE
 
10:03 AM
 
@SmokeDetector spam? Googling "It’s a piece of bad news that the development team of the Perian plug-in for QuickTime has no longer maintained on this product" (exact phrase, quotes included) returned some infamous multimedia converter sites.
confirmed spam. Googling"You suddenly fail to play AVI, FLV, WMV, and MKV etc. files in QuickTime" also returned some.
@SmokeDetector k
 
How come new beta sites aren't automated by now? Apparently it still requires human intervention when 100% commitment is reached, usually done on a Tuesday.
 
10:35 AM
Literature SE now has temporary moderators
@Stijn I consider that a feature.
 
@Stijn It's how they keep Jon busy.
 
A new site already needs a lot of work by the community moderators, it's not really worth to automate creation itself.
 
I haven't been actively involved in a beta before, so I wouldn't know :)
@Bart that reminds me.. @JonEricson did you manage to catch up with the survey badges? :p
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: Movie trailers and online movie site using asp.net with c# by Nazia Ruhi on superuser.com
 
11:03 AM
@SmokeDetector f
 
@Stijn You are not a privileged user. Please see the privileges wiki page for information on what privileges are and what is expected of privileged users.
 
Why is literature.stackexchange.com/q/1807/139 downvoted? It has way more useful details than your average Sci Fi SE story-id question.
 
11:38 AM
 
12:10 PM
I never realised there was a unicorn on the UK passport, I always assumed it was a horse
I mean, it couldn't be a donkey because nobody uses donkey on their passport
 
What's donkey with horn?
 
@qwer unicorn 2.0
 
mutation is the key to fairy tales
maybe the first unicorn people saw was indeed a donkey with Fibrous dysplasia or Exostosis / Osteoma
 
12:49 PM
This is the first I'm using 2k-edit privilege to edit 2 answer posts simultaneously... (moving some info from a post to another)
 
Interesting bit of history, apparently the chained unicorn represents the braveness of Scotland
Goes back ~700 years
 
chained ... brave ... ~snap~
“People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought, which they avoid.”
— 	Søren Kierkegaard
so true
Democratic voting system is nothing but a system where every one votes for their self interest ... or at least what they think is for their self interest
I wonder who voted for 'the public good'
 
1:07 PM
I've been reading up on that Cloudflare issue, from what I gather it's one of the biggest screw ups ever on the internet. You should change every password you have and accept that possibly a bunch of private information got leaked.
 
zaq
1:20 PM
I'd rather accept that nobody cares about my private information.
 
I sure hope that someone care about my private information - I have my private mobile number on a large ad on one of the busiest roads in Sydney in the hope of someone would ring me and rent the house!
forced impression on passersby motorists ~ 10000 a day
spam the motorists ...
it's only slightly larger than A2 size ... should have used A0
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in body, repeating words in body: explain the impact of the cuban revolution on Cuba's economy by boomer on history.SE
 
SD TP-
 
Hey I just spammed you
And this is crazy
But here's my number
So call me maybe
It's hard to look right at you baby
But here's my number
So call me maybe
 
zaq
@SmokeDetector Doesn't look red-flaggable; it's a LQ question in title + filler in post body
 
1:33 PM
@Telkitty is it that hard to find someone to rent your house? Over here you get to visit a house in a group together with an agent and you pray to be the lucky one who gets to rent the house.
The most recent one I had to provide proof of income, job history, why I want to move to that city, why I want to move to that house,...
In addition to the usual warranty (?) worth 3 months of rent
 
@Stijn no, it's the 3rd day on the market
but wider audience is always better, more choices so I can choose better tenant
I know that I am being a b!tch :/
 
It's your full right :)
 

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