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12:04 AM
Okay @Dgrin91. Sticker on your forehead while you make vroom vroom noises. Final offer. — Bart Apr 2 at 9:29
How can you tell the difference between a tree and a dog?
@cVplZ trees have real bark, dogs just make noise.
close enough ^
How would Shog know that he met himself from another dimension?
@cVplZ Ok then. : Undo >> Frank
@cVplZ What?
@Frank B.c if they lined up face to face, they'd be in a kissing position.
12:10 AM
@cVplZ Lol man, that's great!
Would anyone like to look at what is now the 41st most important COBOL question (by votes) out of 630? stackoverflow.com/q/26672662/1927206 It's completely atypical for that tag, but is this the sort of rubbish question everyone complains about elsewhere?
@Frank there's no need to ever ping Shog, he sees all
@cVplZ I did anyway.
12:29 AM
@BillWoodger eh, someone downvoted all but one answer and upvoted that one. Not terribly uncommon.
It's uncommon for us. There is no technical reason for the downvotes. I know nothing can be done, but it really sticks out as odd for this tag.
@Frank why would I want to impersonate you?
Even one genuine question upvote is quite rare. Five for "how does GO TO work"? We don't really get answer downvotes, unless someone is wrong.
@Shog9 would SE get sued for trying to pass bleached donkeys as unicorns?
@chmod711telkitty In the UK that would breach the Product Descriptions Act.
@chmod711telkitty or passing off a forum as a q&a site?
1:28 AM
@chmod711telkitty Because I'm awesome
2:10 AM
Can someone explain to me how the audit system works?
@AstroCB It... doesn't.
Also: digging through tons of revisions in a codebase is not fun. Not fun.
Because I've passed at least 20 audits in the past 2 or 3 weeks, but when I fail one, I'm banned.
How does this have 25 upvotes?
@AstroCB What's so bad about it?
@hichris123 It's quite simplistic: I just don't see how it ended up with 25 upvotes.
@AstroCB It's a real problem though + fixes stuff.
2:16 AM
@hichris123 What I'm saying is that it's a bad audit.
@AstroCB I don't see how it's a bad audit -- it just needed an edit. It was an answer to the question though. And it solved the problem.
And I shouldn't have failed for trying to edit out a "This works for me."
Also, it's less about that post, but rather the fact that I can pass ~20 audits over the course of 3 weeks and be banned for failing one.
2:38 AM
@justabrickinthewall Yeah, lesson learnt, I should stop helping users. They start trolling and put the blame on me :P
That's how it works. BTW I can't go back to previous usernames: they are already taken (Care Bear, Weapon of Choice). Someone is watching my activity and recycling usernames as soon as I change them. This has been going on for a few months... </paranoia>
Or, I should also start changing my name very frequently, so that they will get confused too and wouldn't know whom to blame :D
Yeah, silly users. Thankfully, you aren't paranoid ;)
Exactly. Now that I know I'm being watched, I can relax: I'm not being paranoid.
Good. Is babaji taken as well?
@InfiniteRecursion yup
2:46 AM
Ohh, keep names like @cVplZ, he changes names frequently but no one on SO takes his older names
@justabrickinthewall huh? Names don't get taken -- we have unique ids for that. There's a ton of Chris's, John's...
Yes, I know two users can share display name. But I don't want to share. (Actually, I don't see any baba ji on Math, this was a short-lived name after all.)
@justabrickinthewall Quite selfish of you. ;)
since his name is unique (in a sense) he doesn't care
cVplZ <- Vote to Close <- LowerClassOverflowian, was there anything else?
2:51 AM
It's fun to share display names, there is another inf in SO, and infinite number of Shogs, ask us, we know
^@cVplZ that brick in the wall insulted your creativity
@justabrickinthewall lostsock
iStimple, codehorse, user00000
That's a lot. I randomly recall something...
Aug 4 at 17:11, by Shog9
@JasonC simple: I want more folks like me on SO. Or, perhaps not so much like me as like you. Maybe like @hichris123. Whatever; the point is, folks with many, many negative qualities who are none the less able to find answers to their questions without actually asking them most of the time and able to ask reasonable questions on those rare occasions when they can't find the answer.
How does Shog9 know about your many, many negative qualities, @hichris123 ?
2:55 AM
Somehow I don't think that was what he was saying, but...
I had to star it :)
3:18 AM
Obviously the way to earn the secret Hacker badge is to hack into the site and implement it yourself. — AirThomas yesterday
DevDoodle will have permanent unique names
@Inf I have the hacker badge. Somehow. ;p
Ugh. They borked private room oneboxing. Thought that might have been their intent.
4:25 AM
@bjb568 permanent until the next mongodb corruption.
@justabrickinthewall Come on…
wonders if it's possible that mongodb and backups can't go in the same sentence
envies hichris's hacker badge
looks for the recipe for "purple chicken"
congratulates @AndrewT. on becoming the 13th Informed Meta user
4:33 AM
leaves the tavern before Braiam finds the recipe
wonders why chicken is purple when chicken is chicken
4:50 AM
observes strong positive correlation between having "Dr." in username and posting low-quality math answers
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: WIFI PROBLEMS IN 14.04 by Muralita on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Weight loss new for meta by pasion on meta.stackexchange.com
5:10 AM
@SmokeDetector true
@cVplZ Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
5:21 AM
First gold badge on MSO!
Kind of a cheap badge, isn't it... even I have it there. </wet blanket>
5:38 AM
have 4
User's network profile shows top posts (Q and A) from all main site around the network. Is there a way to see one's top posts on meta sites?
Apparently, not (without cross-site SEDE query or something). Sad... has a 250+ Q and 50+ A on child meta; main site stats are not nearly as good.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: RESPONSE PRCENT AND ANOVA by sangeeta on stats.stackexchange.com
6:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Try Out Food Supplement For Muscle Building by Shoun Warne on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector true
@JanDvorak Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
+1 you beat me in speed !! — nu11p01n73R 9 mins ago
:2593190 meh. It shows an attempt and it's generic enough. What are you missing?
@JanDvorak Meh, you're right, I should learn to read better.
6:13 AM
+1 for explaining the root cause of OP's problem — Jan Dvorak 8 secs ago
I'm tempted to downvote the question just because of how fast it's been getting answers
The OP has a knack for writing answerable and (later) google-able questions. 6 Famous Question badges.
both nuked. ^
"(Strained, I know)" -- Strained poetry is a great kind of poetry. It's a wild stream where the language is the riverbed and the boulders. — Jan Dvorak 11 secs ago
@SmokeDetector eh, don't worry about it. VS is screaming at their users, they have the right to scream at us
also, CV-pls
too rough?
@alphabravo more examples? All I can see is "use this: [code] [demo link]". Any external resource can go away eventually and an answer should be self-sufficient even if they break. — Jan Dvorak 4 mins ago
nuked ^
Spam ^
@JanDvorak SPAM ^
@TGMCians I know
pune is a city in india
> Pune is the seventh largest metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. It was known as Punyanagari in old time. It is situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the right bank of the Mutha river
7:27 AM
There are exactly three legit questions about Pune across Stack Exchange across the entire history of time.
So, "pune" is a swear word in my eyes
ok may be
Pune, meaning; small amount of something/anything. Guys might have used in this sense.
thanks :)
1 cv remain ^
now closed. ^
8:48 AM
I think the current trend is to prefer pure-javascript solutions. If you use DHTML rather than Canvas, it will even work with old crappy browsers like IE8. — Jan Dvorak 40 secs ago
think its suits codeReview.
@SilentKiller not with this little code
Shouldn't smokey catch this title: stackoverflow.com/revisions/26687443/1
9:22 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: I want I want to be bigger even Weight Loss by Grace Peters on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector true
spam ^
@JanDvorak Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Muscle Building Meta by hesion on meta.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector true
@JanDvorak Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
9:41 AM
spam both gone
@SmokeDetector delete
too late
i'm back
I have never been away... oh no, that is not true...
10:03 AM
English is the first language you should learn, then head on over to stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask :-) — paxdiablo 1 min ago
@RajaprabhuAravindasamy Then I would know that a colleague was the kind of person who would find out my private phone number without asking me if I wanted him to have it. It would not be less creepy. If you want to have any kind of relationship with her, you talk to her, in person - you don't start by stalking her. This is wrong on so many levels and it scares me that you don't understand that. — Jenny D 14 mins ago
@Shog9: did the new deletion criteria get implemented?
Q: What should the system be deleting automatically that it already isn't?

Shog9So this question got me thinking... We have several automatic processes in place for cleaning up cruft, deleting questions that are very unlikely to help anyone else. They're fairly conservative though; an awful lot of lousy questions hang around much longer, occasionally cropping up to annoy fo...

Q: Many questions deleted overnight at exactly the same time

webenoA few questions I answered to and got upvotes for have been deleted overnight at exactly the same hour and minute. Has there been any general deletion been done that would delete a considerate amount of questions? Here are links to those questions (10k+ only): adding a form in my validate, an...

2 of those 4 have answers. One at 0 (a self-answer), the other has an answer at -1.
I can't see the timeline, but I presume the downvotes on those questions were made shortly after the questions were posted, so all 30 days ago.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Muscle Building You Must Want by saloterry000 on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector true
@JanDvorak Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
:2593420 Since Shog stated he'd post more about the criteria over on MSE, it is a little unexpected that the rules are live.
10:16 AM
@MartijnPieters I had my mental timeline wrong. So I deleted my other comment. I doubt he'd implement it without informing us he did.
From what I understand this is the current roomba
@cVplZ you use more than one timeline? interesting....
The roomba only'd delete negative scoring questions 30 days old if there are no answers at all.
@cVplZ that's for closed questions.
None of these were closed.
@MartijnPieters The answers were all deleted before the roomba came along
@rene Ah!
See, that's the part I missed!
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LOOKING FOR THE NAME OF AN ANMIE by James on anime.stackexchange.com
10:33 AM
@ShadowWizard I had a debate with Martijn (he won) on wether that was a dupe and now you gold-hammered it... :(
@rene: and it lists why the user wants to delete in the question body. Always read the whole question! — Martijn Pieters 42 mins ago
@rene I unduped it.
can someone flag this , out of comment flags, it appears to link to a bad site
/me grabs pop-corn while Shadow Wizard and Martijn dupe-hammer and un-dupe that question
@cVplZ left an other flag on it
thnks <^>
11:03 AM
how are you doing?
Low Quality Q (65.7%): A strange dream, by neckTwi, on cstheory.stackexchange.com.
^ "how come I dream about a word which I never heard of"
Obviously off-topic (to say the least).
@Sam and a load of rubbish too
11:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LOOKING FOR NAME OF AN ANMIE by James on anime.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Tips for Building Muscle fhgfj by user274595 on meta.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector true
@cVplZ Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LOOKING FOR THE NAME OF AN ANIME THANKS! by James on anime.stackexchange.com
got it!
4 more flags to 80
11:23 AM
4 more flags to 80 for me
1 more profile view till 1111!
holy odd socks!
Why would people not download the latest version of wget while I provide them with a link to a page that holds the latest version?
latest version of what?
11:28 AM
Low Quality Q (33.3%): how to do automated plugin updates on a highly secured server ß, by zero, on wordpress.stackexchange.com.
so quiet
11:47 AM
Hi everyone!
hiya #uni
hey #sil! ;)
hows evening ?
Since I was coding in halloween, I'm taking a break today and playing a game.
while working.:/ btw which game ?
11:52 AM
But I'm getting bored, so I'm going to code again!
1 hour later…
12:52 PM
2 more needed. :)
@Unihedron 1 to go...
now @Sam see
12:55 PM
And they say we leave questions closed par raid moderation...
yo Inf
your glasses ?
hi, reverted back to normal
Oh no :( Lost the pair of glasses?
I am disappointed is all I can say. Really, the entire Tavern explained how voting works and requested you to use the site for a few days before you go on making such posts again and again and again on MSO, now MSE. — Infinite Recursion 2 mins ago
No, took them off while swimming in the pond :)
12:59 PM
@InfiniteRecursion the me is right, rest of world wrong syndrome?
Yes, third rant by OP in a day ;)
apart from the hour long rant in the tavern facepalm
Oh, I missed the drama?
1:01 PM
Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It'd be great if they get something out of the debates, but if not, it still happens.
You were lucky @rene
You were a better fit for this compliment @rene
yesterday, by Ahmad
@InfiniteRecursion Oh are you those who close questions?
@InfiniteRecursion yep, sure, that should have been me. ;)
yesterday, by Ahmad
It seems I have been caught by polices
1:06 PM
yesterday, by Jan Dvorak
@Ahmad we also flag spam, if you don't mind
Absolutely, you are one of the top all-time close voters on SO
And close vote reviewers :D
1:27 PM
is this down androidviews.net
@TGMCians DNS fail
ah ok
this is site where i found lot of good android libraries
ok brb, going to have dinner
1:43 PM
Well, I really know how to pick my questions:
rene... OOP IO rule... always catch when reading a file. So no! — Katy Pillman 17 mins ago
I'm sure a bad man... I'm drinking coffee saturday, no need to work or be awake for what matters
Is SO down for me only?
1:53 PM
down only for you, I mean
OK, Let me see what is borked
Maybe this:
Data Center Maintenance Sat, Nov 1 2014 - 15:00 UTC (11AM EDT) - 19:00 UTC (3PM EDT)We will be performing... http://tmblr.co/Z7Lcqt1UKKzPv
for some reason the websockets are OK but normal http request are not giving a response
 4    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms  0.so-0-2-0.xr1.tc2.xs4all.net []
 5    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms  xe-1-3-0.ams12.ip4.gtt.net []
 6    23 ms    23 ms    24 ms  xe-1-1-2.lon11.ip4.gtt.net []
 7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
@rene I can't ping from where I'm :P
why london?
2:09 PM
I guess that is the shortest route across the atlantic?
I don't think AMS-IX has a direct link
2:33 PM
/me back
@TGMCians kinda sorta
@Unihedron watching this endless list of new questions never gets boring
oy i see
2:40 PM
Thanks! :)
Congratulations! You deserve it!
I need to ask more questions.
Oh, @Inf I saw some ducks last weekend. :)
I'll have to upload a picture.
2:48 PM
Good job @Hichris123!
Upload now!!!
Yuck, that looks like pee!
@Frank More like the sun reflecting on the water...

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