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:1687338 Three Tims for the Elven-devs in the Tavern,
Seven for the Moderation-overlords in their halls of 01100010011010010111010001110011,
Nine for New Users doomed to downvotes,
One for the Jeff Atwood on his dark throne
In the Land of Horror where the Coding lies.
One Tim to rule them all, One Tim to find them,
One Tim to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Horror where the Coders lie.
@Mysticial when we push updates, we just take a webserver out of rotation, so if you hit the site at that time, you'll get routed a different one. we don't flip to read-only for pushing regular code changes.
Meme: name change to "Tim something".
Originator: Tim Post (?)
Mentioned: Tavern, May 14 2012
Background: Extraordinary ping-ability of the name @Tim.
"Tim" Site is a Forum
"Tim" Yi Jiang
"Timootinator" see note on usage specifics below
Hey, sorry to bother you guys, but if you have a free minute I'd really appreciate if you could answer a few questions about your interactions with novice SO users (for an HCI study). http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/666/interactions-with-so-novices Thanks!
Hybrid tags have been discussed before and the consensus seems to be that they are only useful in particular cases.
I've recently found some tags that seem to be used just for problems related with a particular framework or technology when used with PostgreSQL:
Reviewing Code Edits
When in doubt, click 'Skip'. "Learn to love that Skip button."
Editing Code in Questions
Code in questions should only be edited for formatting and readability. Editing the syntax or correcting typos in code in questions can fix the problem that the person asking the quest...
And @balpha, could you take a look at this? Shog said you were the man to ask:
After you've typed in a question, you get suggested tags that appear that look like this:
It appears that you need a minimum amount of characters (much like the limit on 'Similar Questions' in the right-side pane):
you must have entered a title (any length) and a minimum body length of...
@balpha Can you give the short version in a nutshell?
i.e. "I am just fiddling around with it and it has the potential to start the apocalypse if implemented wide-scale" or "It is a secret NSA plot to monitor your tagging habits" or "It's a lot of work I don't want to deal with right now"
Oh, I want to answer it at some point, I didn't mean to imply otherwise :) In a nutshell it's a somewhat-but-not-quite-bayesian classifier based on the words in text and title, trained on older questions.
@balpha Thanks for the answer. That makes me sad. It is such a great feature for smaller sites that are starting the categorization effort, and would be an awesome addition. Is there any way to improve it to use a user-defined dictionary to link keywords with certain tags?
(so that it would be possible to use fewer training questions when supported by a human-assisted starter dictionary. Like training it up to a 4 year-old level)
Not really. The way it works you can see why it classifies a certain text with certain tags, but the actual numbers can't be just made up. If you have some values not based on natural occurence in the texts, it won't work anymore
What shall I do if the op finds the answer to his question himself after a few minutes and edits the answer into his question? It's a low rep user that usually has to wait until he can answer his own question, so instead he choosed to edit it into his question.
@Bart - Actually I have the strange felling that "10 of the most useless point" means 10 votes on a comment. Working on that right now. Also working on understanding what the script on the winter bash site is hiding.