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12:04 AM
Can't reply to own messages :P
Looks like SE/SO is moving in on Quora territory with the new Teams feature.
I wonder if Quora pooped in their pants with the announcement.
Seems a lot like AMA to me
Well, basically, yeah.
Quora gets lots of AMAs.
12:08 AM
Companies will field them.
There used to be one guy at GitHub who fielded a lot of questions on Quora.
Hmm, I thought Quora was just SO without any discernible focus, but I guess I don't spend much time there.
Every question that wouldn't make the cut on SO makes it to Quora instead.
Ah, interesting.
I miss the good 'ol days of aardvark
You have people asking that female Facebook COO questions about the company and her work routine all the time.
12:12 AM
It has a very personal feel to it.
Hmm, cool.
It's a venue for asking questions from important and influential people that you normally wouldn't be able to otherwise.
Huh, so it really is a lot like AMA. Interesting
The question we should all be asking right now is: "Will @PeterMortensen be able to copy-edit team questions?" Because if not, we should just pack it in now. — Shog9 ♦ 2 hours ago
I'm disappointed that the text from a starred quote doesn't make it onto the star wall, instead of the link.
12:16 AM
A link is not interesting to look at, there's no context.
Would you like to try that again, then? ;)
bah, too much work.
Doesn't @MiceElf have a script for that?
Yeah :P
Quora is like SE but not just for a small group of tech nerds.
@Cupcake well, influential & important people are just people who got lucky
12:26 AM
but then there are overwhelming number of idiots on earth
so yeah, quora could work
12:40 AM
Yep, a filler post.
I have a Trello card with ideas for the blog, but all the good ones take more time to write up than I have...
12:52 AM
@bortzmeyer Yes. Alerts went off. We called them. They stopped.
CloudFlare outage from yesterday.
1:09 AM
@bjb568 reminds me of Fermat's last theorem,
2 - 2 7 - 7
maybe there is a pattern
568^7=525^7+439^7+430^7+413^7+266^7+258^7+127^7 ... 7 on the right hand side
x^n+y^n=z^n where n = 2
Morning everyone
1:16 AM
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
@MiceElf Debbie downer much?
how's the deer in your backyard? still there when you are asleep?
they've consumed most of my tomato plants :/
next year, I'm investing in some coyote urine
you don't have some kind of fence around your tomato plants?
1:24 AM
deer laugh at fences
even my chooks laugh at fences
why humans so retarded? ~_~
Solving problems by driving out THE WRONG SORT OF ANIMALS is always appealing.
maybe you should feed the deer, so they bring the babies around
1:26 AM
they're already doing that
But that's a reasonable idea.
I think I'll plant some lettuce in front of the tomatoes next year
give 'em something else to eat once the grass gets scarce
poor dear deer, it's only early October and your tomato plants are almost gone ...
what would they be eating for the next 4 months??
I can't complain; last year we'd had a couple hard freezes by this time
@chmod711telkitty trees, of course
they ate about half of my pear tree before I put wire around it
You are leaving the other half for them this year? How thoughtful of you :p
It's hard for me to imagine Shog9 working in a garden, putting up wire around trees, planting lettuce or tomato's...... It's cognitively dissonant, I'd find it more believable for him to be typing sudo apt-get upgrade peartree-wire
1:32 AM
If you start feeding them, eventually they would take food from your hand
it might take a while, but with friendly neighbours it will happen
@chmod711telkitty they need something to sustain them over winter...
@JamesENL odd. What gives you this impression?
Also, I hate package managers. Build it from source or GTFO
If one's full-time job is arguing on the internet, working in a garden makes a lot of sense.
And conversely: Frank became a mod.
enough time spent gardening will make a job arguing while comfortably indoors seem rather appealing. And, vice-versa.
1:36 AM
@Shog9 So next time you would have 2 times amount of the deer chewing on your tomato plants, isn't it lovely? :p
we need more wolves.
or careless drivers
wolves? what happened to your idea of coyotes?
they're clearly not doing it
@SmokeDetector fp- porn again
:4056634 fp- maybe we don't need Chinese character warning anymore?
1:38 AM
coyotes stir up a racket but don't actually do much for the deer beyond chasing them into my yard
get a large dog? :p
Hire a dubstep thing
got two; the deer mostly just laugh at them
maybe I need a bigger dog
why can't I strikethrough
1:40 AM
what do you got? Chihuahuas?
taunting me
you know how to view revision history?
oh so it's 3 dashes
there we go
1:41 AM
A: How does soaking liver in milk work?

j.peterson.my late ex mother in law soaked live in milk before cooking and it was delicious. and i say that as someone who would never eat liver before i tasted hers.

So gruesome
it does improve the taste
still want for strong mustard, IMHO
oh... I see what you mean
Soaking mother-in-law live in milk... then tasting her liver.
that's awful
This doesn't really explain the effect though, which is what the question was asking. (Also... phrasing...) — Shog9 ♦ 9 secs ago
1:44 AM
Awww it got deleted
would Denver be too warm for huskies?
they look awfully like wolves
malamute are cool too
huskies do ok around here
keep 'em trimmed in the summer
I wonder at what point eating offal became "gross" in some cultures...
1:48 AM
Offal /ˈɒfəl/, also called variety meats or organ meats, refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal. The word does not refer to a particular list of edible organs, which varies by culture and region, but includes most internal organs excluding muscle and bone. As an English mass noun, the term "offal" has no plural form. Some cultures shy away from offal as food, while others use it as everyday food, or in delicacies. Certain offal dishes—including foie gras, pâté and sweetbread—are considered gourmet food in international cuisine. Others remain part of traditional regional...
anyways got to rush, all the best to your tomato plants and baby deers :p
probably depends on how it's plated
Like, I'm sure back in cave man days, you ate anything that you could get your hands on, so why are people grossed out now?
probably multiple reasons
Separation of labor.
1:50 AM
No longer having to butcher own animals, etc.
I mean, there are good reasons not to eat some organs very often, particularly if you're getting them second-hand
also, preparing stuff like tripe can be... pretty off-putting. The smell, man.
But yeah, the reason Mice cites is probably a big one
For instance, beef tongue is delicious and not particularly unpleasant to prepare
but I know a few folks who simply won't touch it because... Well, it's recognizable
if you can forget where meat comes from, I guess why wouldn't you?
Honestly, having my tongue touch something else's tongue is pretty creepy.
Like, major eebie jeebies...
PSA: no one french Cupcake
@Shog9 damn....
1:56 AM
I know, I know, the frosting is so alluring... But be respectful, just don't.
nvm, it looked like spam :/
Q: Burninate the [user]! With fire!

bjb568users are useless. We should burn and eat them.

Is this ever going to happen?
@Shog9 apparently small dogs work just as well,
2:07 AM
It's not the size that matters, it's the ferocity.
@Cupcake now, bears are a different matter. Haven't had any since we've had the dogs running around.
So today I get tagged in an event at my old Uni, that I am supposed to be speaking at. The last I heard from the person organising this was 2 months ago. I've heard nothing since, didn't get invited to the Facebook event, and wouldn't have heard about it if I wasn't tagged in a friend sharing the event. Am I crazy to be a little annoyed, and unable to attend?
@JamesENL Well, it's at least very disorganized to not follow up with your speakers...
I'd say you're crazy to agree to speak in the first place, but... To each their own.
2:46 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: How to show "incoming search terms" by Courtney Martin on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu- spam
Woohoo spam
Been a while
Well I guess only an hour
I flagged an NAA as such, but it's under a question that's getting deleted in 13 minutes. Will the flag be marked helpful?
@MiceElf I think so
Usually flags are marked helpful when any action is taking by a moderator
And community is a moderator
(assuming you're talking auto-deletion)
But community's action will be on the question, the answer simply goes along.
2:50 AM
We'll see in 10 minutes
I bet it'll be marked helpful
Either that or it'll stay active, and a mod will just mark it helpful later
:4056915 poof [goes the user]
@Cupcake looks like drivel
Yes, helpful
3:07 AM
Some people think French kissing is no big deal. It s just like a regular kiss, but with a little added tongue-action. That s dead wrong.
Re: starboard
3:19 AM
@Shog9 just wanted to check, were you planning on addressing this issue sometime in the future? I wouldn't want to leave the poor guy hanging with those downvotes on his answer...
I understand, of course, that disallowing undeletions of owner deleted content may a more time-consuming change...
3:34 AM
Fun fact:
Oded is from Israel:
> I was born in Israel, finished high school there and served as a paramedic in the IDF.
3:46 AM
I'm posting something on gaming meta
Using unibot
4:20 AM
and so it begins
Say hi to @UniBot
4:40 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Does this item Have Any Side Effects? by atolisjams on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: How does item Work for Your Healthy Body? by atolisjams on stackoverflow.com
sd tpu-
People VTC spam instead of closing it...
The power of Ask Ubuntu:
Q: How can I add a new user as sudoer using the command line?

David BAfter I add a user using adduser, I can't see it via System->Administration->Users and Groups unless I logout and then login again. Is that normal? Also, can I set a newly added user as a sudoer or do I have to change that only after adding it? How can I do that via the shell? Finally, can I de...

[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Recommendations And Ideas On Fighting A Bad Hair Day by paulkazama on security.stackexchange.com
4:55 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: you to finger her make up set by edwardmarx on drupal.stackexchange.com
5:11 AM
@Shog9 I was flagging some spammy answers promoting a profanity filtering service (webpurify.com), and I came across the following question that you recently reopened: stackoverflow.com/q/273516/3093387. Do you recall the logic for re-opening? It seems to be four questions bundled into one, at least three of which are off topic (a request for an off-site resource and two API requests). I would imagine the oldness of the question and high view count played a role?
50K views, closed years after being asked => an alarm goes off in Community Team's room.
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Where to buy safe and cheap swtor credits? by cdsgbfjkln on gamedev.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Pattern-matching website in body: Have you ever challenged each day with small sleeping? by user506313 on stackoverflow.com
sd 2trueu-
@MiceElf Well, I guess it was asked in 2008, closed in 2012, and reopened in 2015, so this doesn't seem to have been an immediate reaction to it getting closed.
5:15 AM
It may be exceeded some view threshold after closure.
Hmm, perhaps 50k (as you suggested)
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Anti aging results in a committed time period by lajumurchi on askubuntu.com
Try posting To Shog9, who reopens broad questions on meta.SO. :)
That one was also about a 50K views question.
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body, link at end of body: Theorist and I so by the time they want by sdfsdgsdsdg on superuser.com
5:22 AM
sd 2tpu-
@MiceElf I've only posted 1 messages since the latest reboot; that's not enough to execute all commands.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: That’s very interesting people talk by Junita Silva on drupal.stackexchange.com
I always step on this rake after placing it myself.
sd tpu-
@SmokeDetector tpu-
Lol, my screen is so small that I need to zoom out to see the whole flag popup
sd tpu-
@SmokeDetector poof in 5 seconds
Must be a mod
5:29 AM
Figures; the score was -1.
Waits for stupid updates to finish before using sudo
@MiceElf Nah, just want to get a pointer on how to handle these sorts of questions. High-view tool requests are spam magnets so to me they seem like good things to get closed or locked (not deleted).
Protection eliminates most spam attempts. Not all...
Just sent some hate comments to a spam website
@MiceElf Looks like it would have handled 3/5 problematic posts in this case (four of the five are currently deleted). Better than nothing!
5:38 AM
Slaps computer
It's updating python2, not 3
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: How do I know what PHP class I should take? by Shrikant on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector tpu-
sd tpu-
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Wish To Eliminate Excessive Fat Fast? by bohulabhoe on askubuntu.com
sd tpu-
And I'm not in the US, so get lost stupid spam — United States Of America 8 secs ago
5:51 AM
@UnitedStatesOfAmerica I think it's better not to comment on spam posts. Don't show the spammers you're giving them any attention, just flag.
@S.L.Barth Already flagged
Long time ago
Spammer replied: Username does not check out.
I did, too. I saw your comment there, in fact...
The spammer replied??
Electrical Engineering looks cool
Yes, they got the new profile today... finally!
Still called ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, but less all-caps-in-your-face now.
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: The specialist the truth absolutely by sheenajuliat on superuser.com
Does Shog have a different profile image for every exchange he's on?
6:06 AM
On SO he's in the army or something
It looks like this is the generic image for exchanges that he's not actually active in,
Shog9 ♦, Colorado
142 10
Self-promotion hidden in link shortener. stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/9761325
@Cupcake Like Stack Overflow, for example
6:10 AM
Custom images: Programmers, Cooking, Meta.SE and Area 51.
@S.L.Barth already approved :P
If it's self-promotion, I think that's custom flag worthy.
Yes, I've noticed. Bloody robots!
6:12 AM
@S.L.Barth Yikes! I rolled it back, but may be worth a mod flag...
Have a mod send a stern warning.
Definitely self promotion, pics on linked website and profile page match
When you look at that user's history, they seem to have a long, LONG history of trying this, getting rejected and edit-banned.
Even more reason to custom flag it...or even bring the issue up on Meta.
6:13 AM
Just when I thought the robo-reviewing problem was getting less :-S
Hey, at least it got 2 reject votes
Hm yes. I hate pointing out users on Meta, but custom flags on this kind of thing tend to just age away :-(
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Lower Chest Fat And Eliminate Man Boobs by user506347 on superuser.com
@josilber Yes, some of the reviewers are paying attention, that is a good thing!
6:14 AM
@S.L.Barth 40% :)
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: male enhancement pills that work permanently by Mildredgl on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in body: male enhancement pills that work permanently by Mildredgl on stackoverflow.com
sd tpu-
That was the wrong one.
sd - tpu
6:15 AM
1. [:4057242] <skipped>
2. [:4057241] Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
sd 2tpu
1. [:4057255] That message is not a report.
2. [:4057242] Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
That spammy editor has one more edit pending: stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/9761362
Rejected! Thanks folks!
Where do I find edit reviews?
My reviews tab seems to only show questions.
6:18 AM
/review/ and find it there
My mistake, I mean a history of the items that I've personally reviewed.
Oh, go to your profile, activity, reviews
I'm looking at it, the edit I just reviewed doesn't show up.
Which review?
The last 2 from S.L.Barth didn't have you in it
Forget it, the link is right there.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: TRANSIT TO USA WITH A VALID USA VISA by Dumisani Msibi on travel.stackexchange.com
I don't see Cupcake in there
Good point.
6:21 AM
That probably explains it.
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[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body: Online SAS Training by Latha Doglos on stackoverflow.com
@UnitedStatesOfAmerica [:4057293] Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
1. [:4057295] That message is not a report.
2. [:4057293] <processed without return value>
6:23 AM
@SmokeDetector multiple spam answers on that one, GOTTA FLAG'EM ALL! POKEMON!
@SmokeDetector tpu-
sd tpu-
@Cupcake Done.
[ SmokeDetector ] Pattern-matching website in title, url-only title: http://health786.com/vibrant-skin/ by letaehhitez on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in title, url in title: http://www.alliedhealthvms.net/male-perf by ZJohic khan on meta.stackexchange.com
6:27 AM
sd 2tpu-
@S.L.Barth while you're at it, you might as well mention that everyone who approved that guy's posts should get an edit ban.
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Their eyes were a-glow and there were a grin on his experience by user506348 on superuser.com
You get an edit ban!
And you get an edit ban!
6:29 AM
sd tpu-
@Cupcake I will suggest that the approvers get some attention from the mods.
Oh, will you go ahead with the meta post?
No, I'll use a custom mod flag.
And keep an eye on that user's edits in the mean time.
Hopefully this can be sorted out without naming-and-shaming on Meta.
Ah, OK. I also custom flagged.
@josilber Glad to hear that!
6:36 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted user: where to get rs 07 gold cheap to prepare for The Early Come of Zeah by Bob Niu on stackoverflow.com
@S.L.Barth that guy that you flagged?
Looks like he might be seeding his answers too: stackoverflow.com/a/27607398/456814
@Cupcake The answer stands on its own. So that particular piece of self-promotion is within the rules.
Read the comments...
I'll have to check what the opinion about this on Meta was, but isn't there a limit to how much you can self-promote yourself?
6:39 AM
First line of code exactly duplicates stackoverflow.com/a/23970242/3093387
Did that guy really plagiarize someone else's answer?
Look, this user obviously has several issues with his posts/activities on SO.
6:41 AM
Time to start flagging...
And the rest copies one of his previous answers: stackoverflow.com/a/27614688/3093387
Sorry, chronology is flipped
He's basically plagiarizing on his blog too.
Does this call for suspension?
6:42 AM
I think the mods generally just hand out warnings for first offenses.
For plagiarism that is.
There are gaps in their history of suggesting edits. Those gaps suggest that they've had edit bans before.
@S.L.Barth how are you going to fit all of this into a custom flag? lol
6:44 AM
1. Self-promotion edits.
2. Plagiarism.
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body, link at end of body: How would they do this if there are no Myspace Mobster Game Cheat Codes? by user52813 on drupal.stackexchange.com
3. Self-promotion in answers.
sd why
[:4057362] Body - Position 329-342: jetcheats.com
Body - Position 392-454: http://jetcheats.com/forge-of-empires-hack-no-survey/</a></p>
6:45 AM
sd tpu
@Cupcake [:4057365] That message is not a report.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: HereIs A Fat-Loss For Idiots Tip by Karldeluca on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu-
sd tpu-
sd tpu-
Okay, I'd step back :D
@Cupcake I only flagged for the spammy edit suggestions. With links and a request that the mods also look at the people who approved them.
The discussion about the other misbehaviour started just when I was done with the custom flag...
6:47 AM
Wait, before anyone starts flagging this guy for plagiarism, is that boilerplate code for Angular?
Doesn't seem to show up anywhere as boilerplate in Google searches. I'm going to start flagging...
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: What is term for parked an IP address? by kelilingkesemua on stackoverflow.com
sd why
@Cupcake [:4057417] Body - Position 1052-1056: porn
6:55 AM
sd fp
@Cupcake [:4057421] That message is not a report.
@SmokeDetector fp
@Cupcake Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.

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