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4:06 PM
(yaaawwwwnnnn)
 
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oh, wait, I'm a tree. Creeeeaaak!
@lostsock What a dumb name.
Why'd you lose your sock?
 
@J.Musser i didn't
 
4:12 PM
@lostsock What's your username all about?
 
@J.Musser if I wanted to share that info to the whole wide world I'd put it in the about me section
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@lostsock =D
Figgures.
 
it's obviously his last name, but he feels shy about it
:P
 
@Braiam True. My last name is Musser. (face turns red)
Hey, I brought lunch!
That was weird,
for 1 person.
 
Sam
And why didn't I get any?
 
4:29 PM
@Sam Because, apparently, your mouth was replaced by a mustache.
@Sam You get the Nasogastric intubation! Wonderful.
See if I can find some formula in a syringe.
 
Sam
Forget that, I'll just feed my glasses instead.
 
@Sam They may not be hungry.
 
Sam
True, but my mustache might be.
 
@Sam You mustache will hold a good deal more food. Especially if it's gooey. Let me see what I have.
@bjb568 If you keep jumping on and off. You'll get dizzy.
 
A cat has 1001 lives, after all.
 
4:36 PM
But they still get dizzy.
 
@Unihedron'ssock ping
 
I know from experience.
 
Sam
bjb looks more like a kitten.
 
@Sam No, too wildly ferocious and blood-thirsty.
 
attention I just hit my 1000th profile view on meta.SE meta.stackexchange.com/users/244519/lostsock !!!! Thank you all who supported me!
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4:42 PM
@lost Congrats!!! Will you throw a party?
 
@lostsock Just made it 1001. Sorry:)
 
@Unihedron free upvotes/stars for everyone!
@Unihedron what a coincidence , 1001.. spooky
 
1001 is binary for 9
 
What's binary for 1001?
 
Hiya @Inf!
 
4:45 PM
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U+0030 is cooler...
 
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4:49 PM
Hiya @Uni
 
where's @rene s bot when you need it??
> ~ not everything is worthy of a star
 
~ Not everything is star-worthy...
~ Stars gets removed under peer pressure?
~ Not everything is star-worthy...
~ Stars gets removed under peer pressure?
 
attention I just hit my 27th profile view on meta.SE !!!! Thank you all who supported me!
 
@J.Musser the link is missing...
 
just kidding
@Vogel612 Yeah, my copy and paste just broke and I don't want to type the url because I'm lazy.
 
4:51 PM
Attention I just hit 101th helpful flag on meta.SE!! Thanks everyone for the approval of me being a Cyber Policeman!! :))
 
I'm at 3...
 
Attention {some irrelevant fact including a count about me}!!!! {irrelevant thanking to all}!
 
Attention I am going to sleep. Just kidding.
 
well Ima head to the rehearsal I am maybe having in 5 minutes..
or maybe not...
depends on who remembers it...
Toodles!
 
chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/2366712#2366712
See?
I can't do links.
 
4:55 PM
Just paste the link on its own line
Don't include any other characters or spaces
 
Sam
With http://
 
or with https://
 
My copy/paste is broken.
(removed)
 
4:58 PM
@Unihedron Hey, it doesn't match! not removed!
 
-1 no red freehand letters
 
@ProgramFOX Downvoted, why would he want red?
 
what do you know? blue is the new red. :)
 
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A: The Many Memes of Meta

TheTXIMeme: Freehand Circles Originator: TheTXI Cultural Height: TBD See Also: Here, and Here as answer to this post

 
Sam
5:03 PM
 
See you!
 
That's because @Uni's sock aka @bjb likes blue! Uni doesn't disappoint his sock @ProgramFOX
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@Unihedron Orange is the new dark gray.
wait, not that
 
@InfiniteRecursion That explains it :D
 
5:05 PM
Yay I got the Outspoken badge!
 
@ProgramFOX I should say so!
 
Grats! Fun fact, I still haven't earned outspoken for SO.
 
Keep speaking :D
 
@Unihedron You got it the third day here? O_o
 
yes
 
5:06 PM
Whoa
 
@Uni Wow! :D
 
I have created a force field that keeps stars away. I will never be outspoken
 
@Inf Whoa! :D
 
@Uni Whoa! :D
The site where I have the most profile views is Gardening & Landscaping beta, where I have only 228. :(
 
mine's over 9000 on SO
 
5:13 PM
@J.Musser maybe you should change your pic to a bush
 
@lostsock Why?
 
@Unihedron lies, don't go to his profile, he just wants to illegetimately gain views
 
9000.1 profile views... very interesting!
 
@J.Musser Yes, bjb has visited his profile, but he has done that with only one of his lives, so the system counts it as 0.1 view.
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5:18 PM
A cat has 9 lives, so one life isn't .1
 
Stupid off-by-one errors...
 
Ugh, rounding..
 
That^
 
???
SO is loading sloooowww
 
@Unihedron ???? I knooooooow.
 
5:24 PM
@Unihedron sloooowww.stackoverflow.com
 
[ SmokeDetector ] SmokeDetector started at rev 15e84e3 (@Undo)
 
So is gl. It is almost timing out.
Suddenly it's better.
 
happened to me too
 
me six
thought the world was ending
 
5:27 PM
@lostsock In that case, you're too young for stack exchange. Wait until you're 13'
;)
 
:(
 
;)
@Inf you look delicious. I'll get the frying pan.
Oh yeah, trees don't eat chicks. THEY LAND ON THEM!!!
hI @Bart
 
5:42 PM
HIya
 
bORED?
Bored?, I mean?
 
Nope. How so?
 
@Bart Because you're on chat, and no one else is
 
Maybe they are all just hiding from you.
 
@Bart Yeah, I just threatened Inf with toppling over.
 
5:46 PM
Don't threaten @InfiniteRecursion. You are no match for her sharpened beak.
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^^
 
@Bart I am a full grown tree. I can take the peck.
 
@JMu: Did you forget our past conversation? Don't mess with me.
 
(messes with Infinite Recursion)
 
Sam
 
5:49 PM
Hi back!
 
hi back im tired
or vlq
 
derit mi kcab ih
 
@Vogel612 This room is filled with bots (and socks), no need to add one extra....
 
Are you calling me a bot or a sock? Absurd!
 
@J.Musser nice try bot.
 
5:52 PM
@Bart nice try bart.
 
Sam
Nice to meet you tired @Uni
 
2 days ago, by Infinite Recursion
You asked for it. I told you not to mess with me.
^@JMu
 
(hides under the table)
 
Sam
Gets popcorn and drinks
 
@Bart You think a bot is capable of 14k rep on a GARDENING site?
@InfiniteRecursion meh
@Unihedron the table suits you.
 
5:59 PM
one minute to event
 
What event
 
@J.Musser gardenbot.org
 
@Bart burn. That's totally not me.
 
but not really
 
Me = not bot. I will succeed in any test.
Gotta run; see y'alls!
 
6:06 PM
See you!
 
Sam
Bye.
 
off I go...
 
Sam
Aug 29 at 20:07, by J. Musser
23 secs ago, by Sam
Quote this message if you're a troll...
Ah, found it too late.
 
6:20 PM
@Uni: You can come out now, the event is over.
 
6:45 PM
@InfiniteRecursion How did you know?!
 
7:11 PM
@Doorknob I mean ... yes, I knew that .. we were actually laughing about who would get it on several chats at the time :D
 
@bjb568 Ducks know everything.
 
after a user is removed, how long (if ever) before their chat user is axed?
 
@rlemon A couple hours, I think.
 
chat.stackoverflow.com/users/3804466 someone made a dupe account of me, a mod took care of it probably over a month ago now, chat user is still here
only noticed because I saw my name twice when searching the chat history by user
 
Sometimes things go wrong.
 
7:22 PM
@bjb568 say "pls".
 
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@bjb568 My downvote is locked on that questions....
 
@rene :O
Edit it then!
 
:)
 
Wow! That is some polite trolling! o_O
 
7:31 PM
@InfiniteRecursion either that, or some INTERCAL boilerplate
 
well, that isn't it. ugh. can never remember that markup.
 
Sam
[tag:enter-tag-name-here]
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cheers
 
Sam
Anytime.
 
Troll with tools is still a troll @Jan. Maybe the company of the tavern-dwellers has induced some standards into the formerly impolite unisock.
@Uni: Your sock encountered politeness overflow.
 
7:41 PM
What to do with this suggested edit? I don't really see a point in editing a fixed bug report from 5 years ago.
 
@Stijn why not?
bumps don't really count on SO
auto-CW is no longer a thing
 
But is it useful? Would anyone ever look up that content again?
 
if it helps remove the tag, then yes
 
OK
 
the only worry is if it is incomplete
 
Sam
7:53 PM
Interesting...
 
Did I post music this morning?
 
@Sam ... what is that?
@GnomeSlice Not sure.
Wasn't here until now.
 
9 hours ago, by GnomeSlice
Today's Listening | Garage / Chillout
Yep.
Good.
 
Sam
@hichris123 Just possible paths of everyone looking at each other.
 
Ugh, I wish Inky would iron out like the one or two small issues I have with it and then it would be the best thing ever
 
Sam
8:01 PM
The chain seems to end with you @hichris123 wonders if chris is part of a secret conspiracy
 
@Sam ah.
lol
 
@Sam: How are the users placed in the grid? Any sort order?
 
Sam
It's based on the edits subtab (MSO) @Inf
 
Thanks @Sam. Very interesting graph. I am looking at shog9, which finally equals to looking at hichris123 through Bart's glasses :/
 
Sam
Welcome. lol
 
Random poll: What's your favorite bagel flavor?
 
Sam
Cinnamon and raisin.
Leaves to have dinner...
 
Plain.
waits for yelling to ensue
 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
@hichris123 mine too. A white bagel, with a soft crust on it... yum.
 
8:31 PM
33
A: Answering a question which you vote to close

ChrisFIf a question is off topic then please don't answer. By answering off topic questions you are encouraging people to ask more of them. The fact that the question gets closed later doesn't matter to the OP - they have their answer. If off topic questions are closed without answers then that sends...

 
@Undo Don't forget butter!
 
Or cream cheese. Even better
 
Solution to crap questions. Make every new user have to answer a test about the quality we expect!
How much effort is required to ask a question?
* None
* As much as possible
* As little as possible
...
 
@ColeJohnson Then we need someone to grade the tests. And audits for the graders. And a way to report audits that aren't right.
The Stack Exchange Theory of Queue Creap
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@Undo Simple: new review queue! With audits of course. And audits on the audit makers.
Audit the auditors
@Undo in seriousness (even if it was a joke idea), we would just have the system do it. A multiple choice test with only one right answer. Get too many wrong and you're asked to read the help center. They won't and will attempt to take the test again, this time with (somewhat of) a knowledge on what the right answers are.
Basically, every time they would take the test, they'd get a higher score because they remembered what the right answers were.
They'll either get fed up and leave (especially if their question would be a poorly written homework one), or, if they are really determined to ask on a "professional" site, will continue.
Stack Overflow is a site for professionals, not kids in high school who need that homework assignment done by the next day.
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Q: How much research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users?

Anderson GreenI'm well aware that a certain amount of research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users before they post any new questions, but I'm not sure just how much research effort is considered adequate. Recently, I've noticed that there's been some controversy about the issue of how much research ef...

We want high quality questions, but the high amount of bad questions wears people down. (Remember the CV queue problem?)
We have many filters and systems in place to weed out bad questions, but they don't work. And without the numbers, I won't change my mind on that. Block them from asking the question, and maybe we'll stop them at the source by only allowing people who truly care about the community to ask a question.
Oh wow. For a joke proposal, that actually turned out good. I should on Meta.
Now the question becomes: Meta SO or Meta SE?
 
8:54 PM
There're already proposals that new users have to solve review audits, quality reviews, Nd programming questions.
 
@JonChan hi
 
@bjb568 but are any of them about multiple choice tests?
 
@ColeJohnson Multiple choice takes no imagination. I always prefer something that actually takes some effort.
 
hellooo
 
... everyone stops talking when a dev speaks.
 
9:00 PM
spoonerism of hello...
 
@J.Musser again, it was kind of a joke proposal.
 
..I mean switched syllables
 
it's understandable
when the name is blue it becomes scary
 
scary blueness
 
user image
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9:02 PM
hello - hell o - hell oh - oh hell - ...Oops
 
@JonChan It's scary because you look like a smurf then.
 
Hell no
 
(not that there's anything wrong with smurfs, @bluefeet!)
 
@hichris123 yes there is.
 
@hichris123 also understandable. I wouldn't trust anyone that looked like they lived in a mushroom
 
9:03 PM
@JonChan Yikes! that thing looks like me!!!
 
@JonChan Toad from Mario is a mushroom
 
@ColeJohnson Sssh! Don't let bluefeet hear you!
 
(before I grew into a tree)
 
@bluefeet I don't like the smurfs
 
it's strange - as long as I've been with stack, I've never dropped in here
 
9:05 PM
@JonChan how long is that?
 
Welcome!
 
oh, 9 months now
 
Morning!
 
@JonChan arbitrary message to be part of Stack Exchange history
 
Aw, doesn't show account age in the onebox
 
9:07 PM
I've been on SE since July 6, '11.
 
I created my account two and a half years ago, but wasn't really active until a while later.
 
I remember getting my first Yearling badges, it scared me :P
 
I was active for a couple moths at the beginning, skipped out for a loooong time, and came back in May.
 
I remember when I first joined I made a point of trying to answer one question a day
 
Also it feels so weird to go and look back at my very first activity on SE:
:( no one is paying attention to my question — Doorknob Mar 2 '12 at 14:20
What a great first comment! :P
 
9:09 PM
sadly, that's gone on the wayside
 
ehh ... if you need <14 min reaction time, consider hiring a consultant ;-) — kleopatra Mar 2 '12 at 14:23
With a great first response
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A: UITableView doesn't scroll

UndoTry saying self.tableView.userInteractionEnabled = YES; after you implement the clock view. If this doesn't work, try [self.view bringSubviewToFront:self.tableView];

 
My rep looks funny from me being away so long.
 
If my account wasn't merged by a crappy merge system, my account creation date would be accurate.
 
A few months later and I'm already doing moderation-y stuff:
What have you tried so far? — Doorknob Nov 4 '12 at 15:24
 
^ My very first post, ever. I think my very first time typing anything into an SE text field.
 
9:11 PM
My first ever post:
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A: What plants will deter mosquitoes?

J. MusserMosquito shoo geraniums were biogenetically engineered with pockets of citronella that rupture and let out the citronella into the air which irritates the mosquitoes feet as the plant grows. They are winter hardy only in tropical regions so they are normally used as potted houseplants.

Hahahahaha.
 
I'm trying to find my first chat message
Can you do that?
 
@Doorknob that would be awesome.
find out.
 
I'm trying to use search, but all the common words are stopwords (a, the, etc.)
 
My first chat message was the time I got into hot water over at the Comms Room.
Asked 'em what their favorite Linux distro is. Didn't end well :/
 
@Undo A hot tub! wonderful.
 
9:14 PM
Heh, I remember you were still hesitant to go back in only a few months ago. :P
 
I still avoid it :P
Mainly because I think I would give folks heart attacks if I showed up with a diamond.
 
I think my first chat message was something to do with Spam Review.
 
@hichris123 nah, you were in CHQ before that.
 
@Undo you have a nice rep.
 
@Undo I don't think so.
 
9:16 PM
Going thru old stuff now.
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. — bjb568 10 secs ago
 
@Undo I remember hichris's first message in there was something like "haha, you created an entire room for this?", so he must have been talking somewhere previously
 
Dec 19 '13 at 0:02, by Undo the Snowman
@hichris123 -> http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/11540/charcoal-hq
@Undo ^
 
@Undo please award your bounty. — Walter 1 min ago
^ Hmm, why would you possibly request that?
(yes, I regularly bounty off Astro rep to keep SR in my top 5 sites. Because it looks better that way)
 
Why does search not work with an empty search field? :(
 
in Charcoal HQ on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, Dec 19 '13 at 0:03, by hichris123
Wow, you honestly created this?
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@Doorknob I know, right?
 
9:18 PM
Chat search is just lots of meh in general
I think I'll try a fancy Google advanced search
 
@hichris123 HAHAHAHA hichris you were hilarious!
 
@J.Musser HAHAHAHAHA thanks?
:P
 
I thought it was funny...
 
Oh, okay. ;)
 
@Undo What's SR stand for?
 
9:22 PM
Software Recommendations, @bjb568
 
@Undo It does look good to have the site you mod in your top 5.
 
PPCG and Puzzling are both in my top 5. :D
Gah how do I make Google show earliest results (by date) first?
 
My top 4 are beta sites. :) Probably still in beta because they aren't tech.
 
who is bad mouthing smurfs?
 
points at Cole
 
9:26 PM
bad-mouths a smurf
hides
 
I know, right? Smurf lips are so ugly.
... wait, am I doing this right?
 
Hey, hey why the smurf hate?
 
I wonder why site metas don't have rep.
 
@J.Musser Whether the community agrees with you isn't relevant.
 
9:30 PM
@bjb568 It is on a main site.
 
@J.Musser Reputation on the main site is about quality contributions to the community. Not meta.
 
This is what happens when I'm away from my backup disk for two weeks
 
@bjb568 Why is there rep on Meta.se?
 
^ This is the oldest chat message I found so far. :P
 
@Doorknob Hi!
 
9:32 PM
@J.Musser Dunno.
 
It also happens to be my first chat message in PPCG chat.
 
@bjb568 I got messaged that I might be soon banned from asking questions on meta, even though meta has different vote reasons that promote more downvoting. But whatever, my last question is afloat.
 
@J.Musser philosophically, because one can make contributions to the SE community there. Technically, because it's a "main" site. The other metas are what we call "child sites", where your rep is determined by its associated main site. SE doesn't have a "main" site and it's independent of all the sites anyway, so independent reputation there makes more sense
 
@BenCollins The biggest thing with that is you can't offer bounties. :)
@BenCollins You look a lot like Hobbes.
 
:-)
 
9:40 PM
(-:
 
(:-
 
^That's just weird.
 
That was the goal
 
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
are gravatars broken?
 
9:48 PM
Not for me
 
@SantaClaus Why?
 
@Doorknob kk i'll blame caching and move on
@J.Musser no gravatars are loading
 
@SantaClaus weird. When that happens for me I log out and back in.
 
cross your eyes for purple.
 
9:55 PM
Well this didn't help: superuser.com/questions/719559/…
Wow I believe its a google DNS thing. If anyone wants to, set your DNS to 8.8.8.8 and see if you can reproduce this
 
@SantaClaus No thanks.
 

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