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10:04 PM
@nicael He got no rep until then.
 
It seems like your rep graph doesn't start until you get > 1 rep.
 
@bjb568 Is he trying to promote projecteuler.net?
 
@nicael Probably.
 
@bjb568 So edits should be rejected.
 
10:08 PM
I'm doing that.
 
@bjb568 Maybe also flag him?
 
@hichris123 So just rep farmer?..
 
@nicael Possibly, and/or thinks that they're helping.
 
10:11 PM
Ughughugh. I keep inviting people to SO Tavern instead of the robo room.
> Thank you for reviewing 20 suggested edits today; come back in 1 hour to continue reviewing.
@JonEricson Hey, you gots a diamond. Could you deal with stackoverflow.com/users/4186297/… ?
(fingers type "reg" because regex)
 
Found a bug
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Q: If an edit was suggested to an answer to my question and I go to this edit, I see the checkmark

nicaelFor example, this edit was proposed to an answer to my question. The bug is I see the checkmark when I go to this edit (I can't click it however).

 
10:28 PM
@bjb568 Man I love Project Euler. What's the issue?
 
@JonEricson There's no point in linking it everywhere. And the repeated behavior looks like spam to me.
The tag needs to be burninated.
Huh… how is meta.stackoverflow.com/q/275935/2371861 so controversial?
 
@bjb568 Looks likes someone who just discovered the site to me. Looks benign to helpful.
 
Well, make it stahp!
 
@bjb568 That looks like a helpful edit. The original is basically a malformed link.
 
@bjb568 perhaps users consider the tag useful ;-)
 
10:30 PM
NOOOOOO.
 
@nicael: I was an inactive user for two years until I got the chance to participate in SO actively during working hours (I do invest some serious personal time too). I am mainly active in the .net tags which is the main technology I introduced as CTO / senior consultant.
 
I removed the association to project euler on the older edit-proposed posts.
 
@PatrickHofman Thanks for clarifying :)
 
@in our company. (hit enter too soon)
 
@bjb568 why?
 
10:31 PM
Aren't questions (supposed to be) about the question? It isn't important that the question was from attempting a project euler problem.
@JanDvorak It added nothing of value.
 
It tells answerers not to answer with full code
 
@bjb568 You meant tags, right? ;)
 
Also, you can easily be an expert on Project Euler ;-)
 
@hichris123 Also the mention in the question.
@JanDvorak … How?
 
@bjb568 by completing it;-)
 
10:33 PM
Anyone knows if this answer is linked in a recent post on SO? Received one up and one down vote on it today. stackoverflow.com/questions/25009327/primitive-types-in-net/…
 
@JanDvorak That's an argument for the homework tag. Or the newbie tag.
 
@bjb568 It turns out to be a skill that doesn't easily transfer to other realms, sadly.
 
@bjb568 I was referring to "Aren't questions (supposed to be) about the question?".
 
I don't mind these two tags, actually
 
@PatrickHofman It isn't linked to anything :)
 
10:34 PM
@hichris123 I meant questions. Meaning the question body should be about the problem, not fluff.
 
@bjb568 Okay, that totally didn't make any sense. :P
 
At least This edit fails to make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability. applies
 
@nicael: how can you see that? I mean another question that has this answer as link.
 
@bjb568 Those two fail the second meta-tag criteria. They mean different things to different people:
Jeff Atwood on August 06, 2010

There are a few tags on Stack Overflow that have bugged me for a long time. Namely:

subjective best-practices beginner

best-practices beginner

beginner

But I could never quite articulate what, exactly, was wrong with these tags. It’s been bothering me more and more as time goes on. So much so, that about two months ago, I was compelled to ask on meta: Should we permanently remove the [subjective] tag?

There are some weak arguments in favor of keeping [subjective], but that’s about the best its proponents can muster. The arguments against it are much stronger. I felt Shog9 made the best case: …

 
@hichris123 Questions (the actual post) should be about the question (what the OP wants answered), not containing fluff.
@JonEricson I wouldn't like it to be the only tag on a question either.
 
10:37 PM
doesn't fail those tests. (But it could be worth removing for some other reason I haven't heard yet.)
 
@PatrickHofman :) Because while viewing your profile to find out real age of your account, I noticed ugly -2... Now you can guess yourself.
 
@JonEricson What? It doesn't add any categorizational value. It doesn't matter if a problem is from project euler or not. Those problems come up in other places too.
 
^^^^^^
 
@nicael lol
 
@bjb568 it might help searching for them
 
10:40 PM
@bjb568 But to solve PE problems, you have some odd constraints. Like they really ought to take a few seconds of compute time. So brute force solutions don't really work. The tag defines a venue in an analogous way as the tag does.
 
@JanDvorak 1) You shouldn't search for them 2) No, you search for "how to blehblehbleh" not "project euler problem #123"
 
@bjb568 I might, but some people just want to pass the tests
@JonEricson not really; PE solutions can take as long as you want as long as you're willing to wait that out
 
@JanDvorak Well, we shouldn't keyword-stuff just because we want people to find stuff. If it's fluff and doesn't help answerers (the core of SO) answer the problem, it's not worth keeping.
 
@bjb568 um...
 
@JanDvorak … yeah?
 
10:43 PM
the point of tags is to aid search
 
The point of tags is to categorize posts.
> Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.
 
ok... w/e
 
PE questions aren't similar to each other and a group of them doesn't make much sense
 
they are similar to each other
 
How? There's a bunch of different problems about different things.
 
user259867
10:45 PM
PE questions form a distinct group of questions. Some nontrivial math considerations are involved, for one thing.
 
… things that can and are categorized thru other, more valuable tags.
 
user259867
Rather different from "why does not my code compile" kind of questions, for instance.
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Some PE tagged questions are that
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii so are performance questions, yet that tag is being burninated
should I suggest a tag for questions that are not about basic debugging?
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user259867
Okay, my compiling remark was pointless. But "math" can mean someone struggling to figure out the distance between points on the screen, given their coordinates. PE is a more narrow category that that.
 
10:49 PM
@Rafflesiaarnoldii how?
 
There's specific tags like stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/primes anyway
 
inb4 nuke-pls
 
user259867
They are challenges in mathematical computation. Not questions about basic math concepts needed to program something like rotating an image.
 
user259867
Speaking of math: I have just leveled up there:
 
user259867
 
10:51 PM
@Rafflesiaarnoldii [math][not-crap]
 
user259867
^^ those 5 posts were not crap.
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii FWIW, you could have claimed them misclicks
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: BROTHER HL-2170W PRINTER FEED by user388081 on superuser.com
 
user259867
11:48 PM
There's also the difference between working to add something that may be of marginal value, and working to remove something that may be of marginal value. There's a territory in which neither adding nor removing are worth the effort; I think PE references falls there.
 
Fine. Just ban that editor!
 

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