My company has a corporate MITM security setup of some kind that's stopping me from logging into SE sites directly at work. I can still get on SO, SU and MSO because I logged in there before the wall went up.
I'm going to provide more than just the technical details here, as I think there are alot of implicit assumptions about global login that aren't quite correct out there.
Accordingly, this is going to be really long.
A user having logged into any SE-site will be automatic...
@PopularDemand What sort of trouble is being caused by popular demand now?
Can we have the unicorn hug hat momentarily appear on user profiles when the user gets the association bonus? I figure that way, instead of asking "OMG, where'd this extra 100 points come from?" on Meta for the 1000000th time, they'll just go "...Ah, magic." and be done with it.
When I look at my Programmers profile, my Stack Overflow reputation shows up incorrectly as 460 there, while other users see 448. Would anybody care to look at my Programmers profile and tell me if they can confirm the 460 reputation for Stack Overflow I see there. Here is the Meta question: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/117920/…
I'm using a subversion repository and I want to know whenever somebody asks my repository for a checkout; like a 'svn co' or an 'svn up'. Is there a hook or some other method that I can use so that a script is run, or email sent, whenever somebody requests information from my svn server? How can ...
A related question was asked quite a long time back on StackOverflow. While no answer was provided on how to detect and migrate to newer (and possibly accurate) links, there is a bigger problem with respect to answers that contain nothing but the links.
In this case (of Sun forums being migrated...
Yep, although I remember reading recently someone who disagreed that it should be flagged...but I don't see why it shouldn't be.
Probably with a custom reason indicating that you tried to find a replacement link, but weren't able to, and the post should be deleted.
(unfortunate in this case since I guess whatever information that used to be at that URL was useful at the time...why people can't take ten seconds to summarize to avoid this situation is beyond me. :/)
I'm suspect I've been guilty of that in the past as well... I really should review my old answers when I get a chance to.
Interesting question + don't know answer --> Google --> find useful info but don't know enough to comment enough on it --> provide link as answer just to be helpful while investigate further --> life takes over and Q forgotten.
@ShawnChin It does look like searching for user:me is:answer url:* actually will given you all answers that contain links, which (if that's what you wanted the search for) might not be a terrible way to start.
I believe so. I'm inclined to say think that it might be a manual process though, and I don't know what the eligibility criteria are either...which is probably not a very helpful answer to your question, heh.
I have received two emails with subject “Expanding your Reputation” from “Stack Overflow Careers 2.0” <email@example.com>. I do not know why I received them, but I am not interested in them at all and I do not want to receive more. How can I stop them?
This user and this user are one and the same.
See chat here: http://chat.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/2288401#2288401
Basically this user created a new account because with their original account they could not post questions anymore
I have added lots of content to all the places where I answered a batch of questions that were all basically the same. I would have marked these all as dupes, but that is apparently an admin action or something:
How do I vertically center the modal in an iframe?
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@ShawnChin Wait, what? I can't see any of his deleted content, so I admit I could be way off, but from the MSO posts it sounds like what happened was: the guy posted a bunch of spammy-looking answers in good faith, they all got mod-deleted with no notice, he actually took the time to come back and try and improve those answers to SO standards and he's getting shut down because the new answers look a lot like each other. If that's the case, he seems like someone we should be encouraging.
If someone asks how to do XYZ, and you think doing XYZ at all is a Bad Idea, is it valid to post an answer saying so? You aren't answering the question, but instead, arguing the question's validity. You could do this in a comment, but I don't think comments carry enough weight on occasion.
Pressing the "escape" key while typing a comment (or here on chat for that matter) clears out everything you've typed so far. Does anyone (other than me) find this behavior to be strange or unexpected?
A: "Welcome to SO! Unfortunately, your question as written doesn't really fit this site. Please see the FAQ. In short, we don't really do broad 'please guide me' questions here. If you can be more specific, possibly with a code sample, we'd love to help you!" B: "Yes a code sample will help me surely..I just want a push.I will do the rest"
I was rather shocked when I logged on to StackOverflow today to discover that I have a question ban. I was actually really disappointed.
So before I get upset, I'd like to find out why. I checked my posts and there's are no negative scores on my questions. So is this an IP ban on the office? Did...