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12:39 AM
Cool. SE mods start with 100 rep
@John YOU RANG????
 
Ahhh that brief period after beating a game when the trophies start going bing bing bing bing bing
 
12:56 AM
@TimManishEarth What? The description says "Association Bonus." Are you sure that's a special mod thing, rather than just the normal "you have 200+ rep somewhere" feature? The real question is why he's at 100 rep and not 101.
 
1:06 AM
I'm sick.
 
@John You rang?
@Tim So I ended up doing a "Copy To All Sites" from SO over to Meta, and it worked, but apparently I'm still getting @Tim notifications in my supercollider.
 
"Beware the wrath of Tim." - Some religious text. Presumably named Tim.
 
1:51 AM
@TimManishEarth 101 is normal, for the association bonus. Even mods get that (check his accounts tab). :P He likely just downvoted something.
@TimManishEarth YES, I DID!!!!
@RobHruska But....you're not @Tim.
@RobHruska Oh. I see.
That's what I get for reading in order and responding as I read.
 
2:24 AM
@PopularDemand Yeah, that's what I meant. The 101. Looking at his profile, he's downvoted twice so I guess one of them is on an answer :/ (cc: @John )
@John Even when you change your username, the aura of @Tim stays with you. For quite a while.
 
Popular Demand should be "Tim by Popular Demand"
4
Is there a maximum amount of time a site can be in private beta?
I thought it was always 7 days.
 
3:15 AM
@animuson Chem was in 9
(if we get enough votes on this "petition", then he'll have to change his name!)
 
3:27 AM
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Sriracha

Proposed Q&A site for fans of the red rooster sauce.

Currently in definition.

 
@animuson Probably proposed by some Matt Inman (The Oatmeal) fan :/
 
4:10 AM
@TimSiteisaForum I see - thanks Jeremy
 
Did SE go out for a few minutes for anyone else?
 
@animuson Yep
 
(or it could be my crappy net connection)
 
no idea what just happened, but I triggered it somehow
 
4:18 AM
wishes he had the power to blow up sites just like that
 
with great power comes great responsibility (;
 
@RebeccaChernoff Oh, I'm 'sponsible d:
^Stupid symbol
 
@TimManishEarth suuuuuuuuuuure (;
 
^ He wins.
 
4:24 AM
@mootinator WHY SO BIG!! IT TORTURES ME MORE!!!
 
It's an svg. You can download and make it INFINITELY BIG!!!
 
I wonder how close I am to the Sportsmanship badge. I could count, but that's far too much effort.
 
Though it doubt it would affect you as much at an infinite scale.
 
/has to leave
 
4:56 AM
What's this? We're breaking sites now?
 
Just @waffles. He gets to have all the fun.
 
Lucky son of a gun. kicks some dirt
 
@Shog9 odds are this mess was caused by Response.Flush
 
Ahhhhhh... Australian flushing and the coriolis effect strikes again!
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2 hours later…
Lix
6:43 AM
Good morning to all who are east of GMT!
Good evening to all who are west of GMT!
 
Never eat soggy waffles :P
 
Lix
words of wisdom...
 
3
Q: List of Stack Exchange 1.0 sites

Tim N Possible Duplicate: Is this a Stack Exchange website? Is there a list of Stack Exchange 1.0 sites available? The Wikipedia article for Stack Exchange links to question #4 on Meta, but it seems not to exist.

The latter points to the former as a dupe, but its deleted. FIX PLEASE!
 
Woohoo!
You realize the latter will likely just be deleted along with it? xP
 
@animuson That's OK as well.
 
6:55 AM
Wow, that's quite a lengthy list...
 
@animuson I WANNA SEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
 
Jeff probably deleted it because they no longer put the <meta name="generator" content="StackExchange 0.9 (20100222071553-3ea628eeebda)"> thing in the HTML... which was his answer (and was accepted).
 
@animuson /wonders what happens if we persuade a mod (preferably Tim) to ban Jeff
Tried self-teaching "If I Were a Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof) on a flute. Sort of managed (had to refer to sheet music once which led to my hatred of double-flats). Now, I'm whistling it like crazy and banging the desk. Very detrimental to my programming speed
Also, its noisy
 
7:27 AM
Wow, JS returns true when you delete true
Also, you can delete delete delete delete delete <xyz>
 
 
4 hours later…
11:23 AM
@TimManishEarth I have no clue what you're talking about. I don't see any downvotes. Perhaps it's because I'm not logged in?
 
@PopularDemand Summary tab, scroll down to votes section
You'll see a summary of the votes
Robert has 2 downvotes
 
Huh. I know the Reputation section won't say which answer a user downvoted, but I did expect it to indicate a -1 for "this user downvoted something."
 
@PopularDemand Nope, it doesn't
otherwise people would use that to investigate and verify against the timestamp
The rep section on one's profile is confusing to everyone but oneself
 
11:53 AM
Pops-Perturbing Pedantic Problem of the Day: people who edit/suggest edits to "fix grammer" (and do about as good a job as the edit summary would, ah, suggest).
 
@PopularDemand You mean Tim Pops
9 hours ago, by animuson
Popular Demand should be "Tim by Popular Demand"
 
Wait, what's that link?
Oh
Not a good question there, either :/
I need to tweak my script and remove the Stack Overflow part
[SO]
Maybe redirect them to the evil hyphen-site?
 
Son of a... he rolled back my edit! (Actually he was probably editing while I was editing. But it was more fun to yell about it my way.)
 
12:24 PM
Hows' that one make you feel @TimManishEarth?
 
@Timjadarnel27 AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
Yeah. I know. Makes me angry too.
 
Specially since I haven't read sheet music in a while
ANd I was using a different scale, I just was trying to grok the pattern of a particular set
got completely confused
@TimYiJiang Sign the petition! [star it]
 
Morning folks.
 
@TimManishEarth Sounds frustrating. I'm so slow at reading sheet music, it's usually much faster for to "fake it" and play by ear.
 
12:30 PM
@Timjadarnel27 Me too :)
 
Anyone here have an Apple.SE account?
 
@Moshe Evenin'
@Moshe Maybe
Yes
 
(101 rep)
 
@TimManishEarth Usually close enough that no one can tell the difference =)
 
12:31 PM
@Moshe Congrats! :)
 
I want to get a StackExchange sponsorship for WWDC.
Thanks. :-)
 
12:43 PM
Anyone else think it's weird that the tabs in user profiles on Apple.SE are floated left instead of right?
 
@Timjadarnel27 Its Apple. They're wierd
 
Granted, but still...
As far as I've seen that's the only site like that.
.user-show-new #tabs {
float: left!important;
}
Apparently, it's intentional. Oh well.
 
@Timjadarnel27 !important!important!important
I wonder why its soooo important...
Any idea how to load jquery into a dynamically generated window and then load a script that uses it?
 
21
A: Jon Skeet's broken the C# tag stats page formatting on SO!

wafflesI just fixed this ... will be deployed later today It was a surprisingly easy fix: UPDATE Users set Reputation = 0 where UserId = 22656 DELETE Votes where TargetUserId = 22656 Works like magic :)

Haha, oh that waffles guy.
 
1:07 PM
The music site is not looking good. 383 days in beta and 3.1 questions per day =/
 
@Timjadarnel27 Do you want me to step in?
(I sort of asked truckloads of questions on chem.SE)
 
Haha, that's alright. Besides that, apparently our community is fairly flute-player weak.
Your two questions haven't gotten any answers yet =)
 
@Timjadarnel27 Ahh. So then I'd be trading one metric for another?
 
Quite possibly.
I wonder if any sites that were in beta this long ever graduated?
Hmmm. Maybe my concept of "not looking good" needs to be tweaked. Or at least based on some kind of metric other than "my best guess". Looking at the stats of some of the recent graduates, I guess we are doing ok.
Oh, the comments...they're full of diamonds!
 
1:24 PM
@Timjadarnel27 $('"<span class="mod-flair" title="moderator">♦</span>"').appendTo(".comment-user:not(:has('span'))")
Do it on the formatting sandbox or sumthin
Any post with lots of comments
 
@TimManishEarth Haha, nicely done. Mods everywhere.
 
@Timjadarnel27 Aaaand, a chat version: $('.username').addClass('moderator')
 
is this new?
We detected an invalid domain linked in your post. This is likely caused due to sample code not being in a code block. (this message will be automatically removed when the link is fixed) — Community 8 hours ago
 
@tombull89 Yep, new
 
58
A: Does Stack Exchange crawl websites?

wafflesStack Exchange runs a bot that validates all the external links in our network of sites. This bot performs HEAD requests in a heavily throttled way. This bot was created to combat link rot in our network. Links are tested once every 3 months. If you notice any issues with this bot please emai...

(it's the comment part of that)
 
1:31 PM
Oh, I see. the URL in the question is just to bleh, which the bot picked up on.
 
Yeah, once this gets deployed to SO there's going to be serious backlog from all of the http://mysite.com, http://mydomain.com, etc, heh.
 
@TimStone Shouldn't Comminity keep a list of false positives?
Y'know, keep a meta post to report false positives and let waffles do the work
 
@TimStone So mysite.com will get flagged, but example.org (as the site exists) will be okay?
 
@tombull89 Yep
 
I suppose that would encourage people to use example.org, .com, etc.
 
1:38 PM
@TimManishEarth Well, they aren't really false positives...those things shouldn't actually be links. The problem lies in the fact that the auto-linker has no idea what the poster's intent was, which isn't solvable without removing auto-linking.
(and of course that the poster didn't unlinkify it)
 
Yes third party developer, please send all of this credit card information to the browser in plain text. sighs
 
1:56 PM
@Timjadarnel27 Ahh, so @Tim can read it! All the @Tims!
 
Do I want to know about the "TIM ALL THE THINGS"...thing?
 
@TimManishEarth Ah, then I should probably send them a thank you! What do you think would be appropriate?
 
@tombull89 No you don't but here you go anyway:

Tim!

May 9 at 15:17, 33 minutes total – 78 messages, 9 users, 31 stars

Bookmarked May 9 at 15:53 by Tim Yi Jiang

@Timjadarnel27 Your SSN, of course
 
That should be @Tim ALL THE @Tims!!!
(Rob changed his username back. We @Tims mourn the loss of a respected member of the @Tim community)
 
2:01 PM
I'm going to punch Microsoft Excel for not participating in the Windows 7 Aero snap feature.
 
@Timjadarnel27 It doesn't?
 
I WANT TO DRAG YOU TO ANOTHER MONITOR YOU DAMNED, MAXIMIZED EXCEL WINDOW.
2
 
Whoa, it doesnt!
But Word does..
(both 2003)
 
Yeah. According to a quick Google search, it seems that problem is "not a priority".
 
@Timjadarnel27 Threaten it with taskkill /IM excel.exe
 
2:02 PM
@TimManishEarth Office 2007 for me.
@TimManishEarth It didn't even blink.
 
@Timjadarnel27 Wow. Then its a deeper issue
 
Isn't 2007 trolls and doesn't let you do Aero peek either?
 
@TimStone Correct. And also, RAWR.
The little window pops up, but you can't see anything in it.
 
Right
leaves
 
2:19 PM
@TimStone At least can it not break on about:blank links?
 
2:32 PM
Damn, I'm getting used to the up-arrow edit and the habit is now propagating to GTalk
 
Heh.
 
@mootinator WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR USERNAME???
 
I fixed it.
 
@mootinator RIP @Tim
 
I just wasn't as cool as everyone else because I left the space out.
 
2:37 PM
@mootinator I think you misspelled "ruined"
2
 
@mootinator So change it back! Tim mootinator!
 
I'd have to change it globally to change it back now, I assume.
 
@mootinator Log in to any random SE site and do it
 
Didn't someone determine last week that that workaround no longer works?
 
@PopularDemand Worked just fine for reverting my name.
 
2:45 PM
@PopularDemand @TimRobHruska used it successfully
/me will be back in an hour
 
3:23 PM
Severely slacked off on SO this month so far.
 
@Timjadarnel27 Severely slacked off on Phy.SE
 
Hullo.
 
Howdy.
 
@TimManishEarth What?
 
Lix
3:39 PM
Business as usual I see :P
 
It's business, it's business time!
 
@Lix My Birthright orientation is tonight.
 
That doesn't really make sense. Session variables are stored and retrieved at the server. The browsers have no awareness of them. PS: Your accept rate is low. — Steve Wellens 2 mins ago
^---Chumptastic.
 
Lix
@mos - ooo... what do they say at things like that?
 
@Timjadarnel27 What did his comment previously say?
 
3:50 PM
@TimStone It throws exceptions on [links like this one](about:blank)
(well, about blank works in full markdown, anyway--not chat)
 
@Timjadarnel27 Oh... "unacceptably"
 
Wow, people actually upvoted me in a protem nom :P
in The Periodic Table on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 32 mins ago, by Manishearth
Cool, got two upvotes on the pro tem nom. People, do you want to see this site in shambles? ;-)
 
@Timjadarnel27 By the way, if you don't hear about two new Data Explorer features by the end of the week, start shaking your fist angrily and shouting "WHERE ARE MY FEATURES?"
 
@TimStone /me Signs up as well
It's @Tim e to yell at the @Tim !
 
@LynnCrumbling Yeah. Looking through that guys comment history is...not fun.
Kind of a dick.
 
3:55 PM
@TimManishEarth That...shouldn't work...
 
@TimStone about:blank works in the normal SE editor
 
@TimStone You got it dude.
plans to ping TimStone once an hour, on the our starting Friday at 5:00pm
 
If you do [text](http://about:blank) it "works", but that's just wrong anyway.
 
@TimStone I found one in the review section.
 
Hey. How come I cannot undo comment upvotes on SO?
 
3:57 PM
No, like [enter link description here][1]


[1]: `http:// about:blank`
that works
in markdown
(doesn't let you submit anymore, though)
 
Right, and http://about:blank is nonsense.
 
@Timjadarnel27 I ran into something like that a few weeks ago, only instead of negative comments, it was more along the lines of being a little too critical with downvotes to answers.
 
@LynnCrumbling Interesting. You mean commenting about downvotes on their own answers? Or commenting on answers they had downvoted?
 
@Timjadarnel27 Maybe it's just me... but generally, if I'm answering question, I'll expect to be downvoted when my answer is just plain wrong.
@Timjadarnel27 Not if it wasn't necessarily helpful (but could have been)
 
@LynnCrumbling Definitely just you ;-)
 
4:09 PM
@Timjadarnel27 Not all, but some of this person's comments/downvoting history... stackoverflow.com/users/997939/kirsty-white
@Timjadarnel27 ha
 
Uh-oh
 
@TimS it surprisingly works.. Actually wmd automagically adds the http when you type it in the hyperlink box.
 
@Timjadarnel27 I've seen her get incredibly snarky to people who are trying to help her out.
@Timjadarnel27 btw, feeling better now that the week of ugliness is over with?
 
@LynnCrumbling That whole exchange is rather odd.
 
Lix
4:14 PM
Sometimes is frustrating when people offer very simplistic answers... The OP might see it as an insult and say "Who do you think I am?? I know that already!!" (in their mind :)
 
@Lix Here's her complaining about the long answer she -did- get: (2nd to last comment)
1
Q: stackpanel triggers and storyboard

Kirsty WhiteWhen setting my stackpanel triggers for my expander content I begin a story board animation but how can I use the story board animation the same way in reverse? <BeginStoryboard> <Storyboard> <DoubleAnimation From="0" To="1.2" Duration="0:0:0.45" Storyboard.TargetName="content" St...

 
@LynnCrumbling Haha, yeah. Things have quieted down a bit now. I went to the UNC Chapel Hill graduation this weekend and the Mayor of New York City (who was speaking) bashed the amendment pretty hard (to huge applause from the student body).
 
Lix
@lyn - you can click the timestamp of the comment to onebox it directly - like this :
Thats like way to much? I only get one error and thats the easingdoublekeyframe not found? I am actually shocked.... — Kirsty White Apr 16 at 5:40
 
Then I had to keep telling me brother and father that I didn't want to hear them argue about it (they're on opposite sides, and I refuse to share my opinion with them haha).
 
Lix
Yep... sometimes people are just not pleased with your solution. Its a valid reaction to a suggestion from someone to expand your code a shed load... But in any case - it's rude not to at least hold those comments back... or alter to them to be slightly less... snarky...
"Wow! That's much more code that I anticipated! Thank you, but do you think it would be possible to minimize your example down to bare minimum? I'm looking to keep my code base as small as possible"
 
4:20 PM
@lix Sorry; just ranting. I'll move on to more positive topics :)
 
Lix
But no, you are 101% correct :) Its just rude :P
 
@Timjadarnel27 Yeah, It'll be interesting to watch NC's demographic over the next 30 years.
(much of the US's, for that matter.)
Except Oklahoma.
haha
(apologees in advance to any OK's out there.)
 
4:44 PM
I finally have more rep than Jon Skeet has bronze badges ^_^
 
Network-wide?
 
Just on SO.
 
Then get crackin'.
 
Lix
@timj - get your marshal badge from the clean-up effort...
 
@Lix Effort? Effort? No, that sounds awful.
=)
 
Lix
4:49 PM
Well... its gold... you wont get it from sitting on your ass all day ;)
 
Huh. That's how I got my other gold badges.
 
Lix
wait...
no...ugg... you know what I meant :P
 
Haha, right =) I should try and get that.
 
I'm still not comfortable with flagging for the clean-up effort.
Mods are perfectly capable of clicking on the names of bad tags themselves.
I end up just casting close votes and hoping for the best.
 
Lix
@pop - I got drastically different results from different mods...
I did feel sometimes like I was annoying some one though :P I'd go through all of my flags in one sitting and have 40+ pending flags that each time - only 1 mod went through my whole list...
 
5:02 PM
@pop yep this is a regression, not sure when that happened, but we urgently need to fix it. — Jeff Atwood 13 mins ago
 
Lix
sounds so dramatic out of context :P
 
5:23 PM
No comment upvotes. I fear I was too subtle. Oh well... still worth it.
 
Ohhh, I see what you did there now.
That was subtle.
 
@PopularDemand laugh
 
Bleh, now I feel bad. Explaining ruins the joke. Thanks for trying, guys.
 
ok, so I'll bite. what's with all of the Tim* ?
 
Hahaha
I'm going to go with "mental problems".

Tim!

May 9 at 15:17, 33 minutes total – 78 messages, 9 users, 31 stars

Bookmarked May 9 at 15:53 by Tim Yi Jiang

 
Lix
5:29 PM
The @tim tation was too great - they all caved...
 
hah
I love Tim's reference to 2001 at the end of that convo.
@Timjadarnel27 Thanks for the link :)
Buyer's remorse indeed. So you're all Tim for another 25 days?
 
There are actually workarounds for that. I believe you can just change your display name on a different SE site, then click the "Save and copy to all profiles" button.
 
5:44 PM
/me smacks oracle in the head.
@Timjadarnel27 Hah. Funny that works.
I hate IE's backspace navigation behavior.
 
That workaround sucks for users who don't want/have the same profile on all sites (i.e. cool people with lots of friends).
What's wrong with it, @Lynn?
 
@PopularDemand it's nav'd me out of this forum twice in the last 2 hours.
 
@PopularDemand Did you mean "Weird people with positional identity issues"?
 
Seriously considering writing a bho that subclasses the winproc and swallows that WM_BACK message.
 
Interesting, I don't think I've ever joined an SE chatroom using IE.
 
5:50 PM
@LynnCrumbling Yeah, I'm not a fan of that behavior either.
I switched to Chrome at work now (I don't know why it took me so long, I only use Chrome as home).
 
Curses! You can't search for "site:attach-descriptor" in Google because it thinks you want to find some other search term on the site http://attach-descriptor!
My life is hard.
 
Sounds pretty rough =)
 
@Timjadarnel27 I really should just remove the IE icon from my start menu. I use firefox for nearly EVERYTHING else, including my asp.net debugging, so i'm not sure why I reach for IE when it comes to browsing.
 
@LynnCrumbling That was part of my problem. Also, IE9 implemented alot of the things that I really liked about Chrome, so I kept forgetting and just using IE.
 
@Timjadarnel27 Obviously, it's a first world problem. But, that said, I am truly stumped about how to do this search.
 
5:59 PM
What is site:attach-descriptor?
 
@PopularDemand I certainly wasn't invalidating the difficulty of the search. I have no idea how to search for that haha.
 
Something to do with Maven. I'm trying to figure out why you would use a packaging type of pom.
You use <packaging>jar</packaging> to create JAR files and <packaging>war</packaging> to create WAR files, but <packaging>pom</packaging> doesn't generate POMs. I gather that it has something to do with indicating "this file is a parent POM," but the specifics elude me.
 
Anonymous
@Timjadarnel27 A recent change is that pushing a name change across the network will reset your name change timer across the network. Once must wait for a new site to launch without the timer set, to push a correction back out. :P
3
 
No response, @TimStone? I know I didn't technically ask a question, but you're putting your status as a magical guru with all the answers to everything at risk!
 
Sorry, got distracted.
 
6:07 PM
A likely excuse!
 
@PopularDemand: give this a whirl.
"site*attach-descriptor"
@PopularDemand It's close.
@PopularDemand Obviously, no colon...
 
Actually I think this does it: maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-site-plugin/…
Your way returned that result.
 
@PopularDemand Well, Maven assumes that there will be a distributable that results from the specification in the POM. If the POM is defined for the purposes of inheritance, the only relevant artifact is the POM itself.
 
@PopularDemand That is annoying, though. I can't find any way to escape/disable the site search operator.
 
To Web Apps SE!
@AnyMod, is it a pain to merge a one-time-use account created in Incognito Mode/InPrivate Browsing with a regular registered account?
 
6:13 PM
site\:attach-descriptor also works, but that may just be because it ignores the colon.
 
...Rebecca? Is that you?
 
o:
Also, I'd just like to say thank you to the candidates for once again picking a good time for me.
> Depending on how ousted Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is officially let go, he could owe the company $7 million on the way out the door.
 
@pop try symbolhound
 
Oh, of course.
 
6:28 PM
How was Awesome package from Careers 2.0 not immediately closed and deleted?
 
People want to dream that they too can get free stuff.
 
But it doesn't even ask how to get free stuff, or instruct others how to get free stuff. It's just a statement about one person who got free stuff that has no value to anyone. (The statement, not the stuff.)
 
People's minds replace the entire post body with "Can I also have free stuff?" to which people mentally answer "I sure hope so!"
 
Anonymous
Did somebody say something about free stuff?
 
Anonymous
I'm not letting that get closed!
 
Anonymous
6:33 PM
It was funny to see Pop on the closing side vs. The Establishment. I usually expect to see it the other way around.
 
Also, the Thank you Jeff Atwood! post wasn't a question either until it was edited to after-the-factually resemble one, and that got featured.
(note that I haven't disagreed with your point at all, but by rambling have temporarily diverted all attention from the fact that it's something we should by policy close)
 
@TimStone I understand. I wasn't ranting at you.
 
@PopularDemand Why do you hate love and happiness so much Pops?
 
So many reasons. Including, but not limited to, the fact that I couldn't find the John McCarthy "You're Doing It Wrong" poster just now.
I guess it was under a question that's been deleted.
 
@PopularDemand Oh, I know, I was just playing the Voice of Meta for a moment or two.
 
6:38 PM
@TimSiteisaForum Oh? I almost always agree with The Establishment. That guy is my MSO role model. (Well, one of them.) And even leaving him out of it for the moment, I feel like I close a lot of stuff.
 
It makes me sad that I can only see a partial total of my close votes, due to all that's subsequently been deleted.
 
Anonymous
@PopularDemand I should have qualified that. What I meant was "when you're opposed, I expect you to be on the opening side". You certainly close posts in agreement far more often than that.
 
How can I know how many dreams I've crushed if the full weight of my close-hammer is hidden from me? D:
 
Anonymous
It could be that I'm just imagining this based on my mental models of you two. :P
 
You have reminded me that I didn't do my morning close trawl. Time to fix that.
 
6:45 PM
@timS yeah--atleast an unlinked entry like that in the rep page would be nice
Just today I went there to verify aomething about a question i'd CVd.. No luck :/
 
6:57 PM
@TimManishEarth You pinged two Tims with that. Slacker.
 
Yeah whoops
On a phone
@Tim. Happy?
 
Anonymous
200 imaginary rep to anybody who sends me a Chess.SE invite.
 
Anonymous
(I do not intended to contribute.)
 
7:13 PM
@TimSiteisaForum You might as well just wait for the public beta.
 
@TimManishEarth -_-
 
Anonymous
My non-contribution aside, I am very hopeful for that site. I want there to be a site dedicated to a serious competitive game. StarCraft 2 and MtG could both probably be pretty serious if you had the right community, but we don't seem to and those won't get sites. Game of Go was apparently a failure, but I'm not familiar with that game so I couldn't really appreciate it (so I don't care as much).
 
Anonymous
Chess looks promising, and that's a game I could get into.
 
@TimSiteisaForum there's room for some of those games (like MtG) on the existing Board & Card Games site, too.
 
Anonymous
7:30 PM
@AnnaLear Yeah, and that's fine for a lot of stuff, but I feel a lot more hopeful about getting some high-level strategy on a site that's dedicated to a particular game. Almost none of the StarCraft 2 questions on gaming are very interesting. (I'm not "high-level" at either StarCraft 2 or Chess, but I'm competent enough to appreciate high-level SC2 discussion.)
 
Anonymous
I should participate in MtG on B&CG, though. That's more my level.
 
@TimSiteisaForum Well, if we get on the subject of discussion, then no SE site will ever be the right place for it by definition. :) That said, I agree with you about the level of SC2 questions on Gaming. I think there's room for more there, but the SC2 boat has probably sailed until the next installment comes out.
 
Anyone know what this language is?
@Pop Du fingroj certe sufiĉas por tajpi code, thank you tre. Mi ne povas aŭdi vi well, la rilato devas esti bad. Mi pensas vi estas rompanta supren — Pekka 10 mins ago
(Sorry to those of you who were expecting and/or hoping for a programming language.)
 
Google translate tells me that's esperanto.
 
Anonymous
Classy Pekka. :P
 
7:37 PM
Google Translate said that? I used it too but I had it on "detect language" and didn't see a "you didn't know this was [language here], dummy?" field.
Oh, I see it now. The "From" field updates itself.
 
8:22 PM
"Phyllis McGillis" sounds like a made up name.
 
8:40 PM
and for the record I think virtually none of current questions on scifi.stackexchange.com make the Internet better by the definitions we use at Stack Exchange. To me browsing that page is like watching a car wreck in slow motion. — Jeff Atwood yesterday
That's pretty harsh right there >_>
Actually, that whole comment thread between Jeff and Gilles sort of makes me angry.
 
8:56 PM
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Q: Locked posts appear in review queues

Stéphane GimenezI couldn't find a question of which this is an exact duplicate. So here it is. Suggesting people to review something they cannot act on is useless. Right? This is a harmless but annoying bug. Bugbusters?

 
@Timjadarnel27 So true though.
 
Suprised that hasn't been answerd yed
 
@Timjadarnel27 Hahaha: It's like being burned and then thinking that the best way to avoid fires would be to avoid anything orange.
 
@animuson I'm on the fence about that.
@LynnCrumbling Haha. Nice =P
 
It is just a trivia site though. The answer has to be something that actually occurred (was said, done, whatever) in the movie, book, game, whatever, otherwise it's speculation and would be closed as not constructive.
Movies & TV is pretty much the same way.
 
Anonymous
9:01 PM
There are a lot of pretty-speculative questions on SF&F.
 
Anonymous
They don't limit themselves to questions that have clear answers from the text, there's a lot of questions that are mostly just intelligent speculation.
 
Anonymous
One can argue about how much that brings to The Internet/Stack Exchange, because there are a lot of geeks already talking about SF&F online, but I enjoy reading it.
 
'nite all.
 
 
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