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2:01 PM
@Unihedro Fixed.
 
Good.
 
@Unihedro I know.
 
meta.stackexchange.com/posts/82665/revisions - really? It's a tag desc not help center
 
He was extremely active at editing old cruft.
 
Can someone roll back?
 
2:04 PM
@James To what purpose?
 
Did you read it?
 
@James Oh aye.
@J.Steen Oh, I see the problem now: never trust anybody’s edit who writes please communicate my gratitude to whomever created the perfect test conditions.
 
I was going to quote the bad bits for an example, but that'd be 90% of it
 
@ShadowWizard "so long and thanks for the fish" the question said.
 
2:10 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Is there a way to access Skype IM logs? by diaa attia on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@JasonC Blacklisted user.
 
@SPArchaeologist nothing in Google by now and can't search deleted questions. Looks like a dead end then? :(
 
I had already searched Google.
@ShadowWizard and the favorite questions obviously is gone too.
 
@SPArchaeologist what do you mean? If you favorited it then it should still be there, marked in red
 
2:16 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Activation of muscle fibers by Silke Busch on meta.stackexchange.com
 
@ShadowWizard I. See. Nothing.
 
/Manuel
There are so many questions I want to close...
 
@J.Steen Suggest against using sox.
 
Que?
 
The only question mark in this question is on the 4th point stating Clear Enough? and the answer is NO. — rude 28 mins ago
 
2:22 PM
Well, if you had a couple of socks, you could VTC 150 QPD.
 
I... I am confused.
 
3 mins ago, by J. Steen
There are so many questions I want to close...
 
Sox are fine as long as you're not wearing sandlz.
 
I don't see how socks help!
 
Have them VTC.
 
2:23 PM
They keep your feet warm, help prevent blisters, etc...
 
...oh. THAT kind of sock.
 
prefers slippers
 
i dont say hate to you @fbueckert but rene downvote all my questions — saman 17 mins ago
 
More lip.
 
2:24 PM
prefers sliprz
 
tchrist has PROTECTIONATED it.
 
Reviewing a dupe - do we "leave open" if closing as a dupe would end up in a circle?
 
Well it seems smokey is picking up the flickr spam @Unihedro. Anything special we need to do or did you ping me because it was AU spam? Either way, user destroyed :-D
 
> I'm not trying to do sleuthing, just a project for my girlfriend.
 
@ɥʇǝS update filters
 
2:26 PM
@James Link?
 
@InfiniteRecursion ?
 
who is this "rude" user? he knows about "bounty as donation" well enough. suspicious...
 
@Braiam A quote from that post :)
 
2:28 PM
Ah. Well what do we need to update of smokey is already detecting it?
@Unihedro I'm not sure we could add flickr to the keywords without false positives..
 
good find @Jason!
 
@InfiniteRecursion yeah, but doesn't seems to me he wants a "programing" solution, not even a language of preference
we already have this anyways superuser.com/q/315486/235569
 
I agree, cv'ed it.
 
@ShadowWizard [ SmokeDetector ] Awesome detected: JasonC on everywhere
@JasonC tpu
 
mistyped the "to be" verb in hopes that it would summon Jan... failed miserably
 
2:30 PM
Added to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user
2
 
whois awesome mods
 
my last question gone but in this question i said to her and she dont say anything this means she do that — saman 14 mins ago
 
Lol
 
@JasonC that doesn't quite do what you want :-P
 
her
 
2:31 PM
Files a bug report.
 
grr, I wanted to move that message here but realized it's on chat.SE, not chat.MSE :P
 
MOD ABUSE!!!!!1!
 
sad trombone
3
 
Oh wow, they finally sort of de-stupidded sadtrombone.com.
 
WEB 3.0!!!!!
 
2:35 PM
*3.1
 
@J.Steen we are in the 6.28
 
@Braiam yay tau!
 
Heh; well it used to be i.stack.imgur.com/gQ7go.jpg, then for a while it turned to i.stack.imgur.com/Nti9i.png.
I used it as an anti black topbar argument a while ago.
 
Thanks @JasonC
 
Always glad to contribute nothing to the conversation.
 
2:40 PM
@JasonC [ WAGDetector ] MIA: JasonC was not seen for a long time in Den
:P
 
Oh! Haha. That's right. I think the last time I was in the den I cried and ran away in shame and disappointment or something.
 
@JasonC yup. due to stats error on your side. I added lots of stuff since then, including text file with ALL unique words - over 20K :)
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: Where to download Ubuntu kernel source code? by baba ramdev on askubuntu.com
 
anyway @Jason your winning word was last used back in Nov 15 '14 6:18 PM - it's that bad ;)
 
@Unihedro Anyone handled this yet?
 
2:48 PM
@ShadowWizard Oh that's terrible.
 
@Undo Negative
 
kk
 
@JasonC haha, guess it will be fixed soon ;)
 
anyone with permissions can fp smokey above? that's not the spammer baba
 
2:50 PM
@Doorknob Why do I sense child-meta effect incoming? ;D
 
What a moroon.
 
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@JasonC Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
@SmokeDetector fpu
 
@InfiniteRecursion Registered question as false positive, whitelisted user and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
2:53 PM
askubuntu.com/questions/598747/… duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/597840/… (he asked the same question 2 days ago).
 
@Unihedro I got a screenshot of it and looked it over, the only real distinguishing feature I could see that we could put into a regex is the Flickr url in the title, which we'll catch anyway
 
@JasonC Will you please shut up!!.. You're my private beech .. So, keep answer!! ..stupid! — baba ramdev 26 secs ago
 
Lawl.
 
haha
 
I've been called many things, but never hot and sandy.
 
@Doorknob gone
 
Did we just get chat spammed?
 
3:06 PM
@JasonC heh, no
I'm out of LQP reviews and @Doorknob hasn't used one today. Bad doorknob.
 
What's with the flag?
 
@Doorknob er what flag?
 
@Undo the one on random's message
 
I did that, it was a reflex.
 
:\
 
3:07 PM
hehe, that's what spam watching will do to you :)
 
fpu
 
@Undo I have now used one LQP review. I hope that's enough. :P
 
(and you're not a real user if you haven't reflex-flagged one of random's messages)
@Doorknob you're 5% of the way there
 
oh
 
Always think, and think again, before flagging.
 
3:08 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: PLEASE HELP ME RECOGNIZED THIS MOVIE by Ng Ming Chiat on movies.stackexchange.com
 
The Love Guru
 
@gnat never assume malice in those who just want to pick up the trash — Jan Dvorak 8 secs ago
 
@Unihedro That's twice thinking as much as I prefer to do
 
:( I have a bad habit of leaving my laptop charge next to the laptop instead of plugged into it.
Note to self: You're doing it wrong.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: How to get Source code for Ubuntu? by baba ramdev on askubuntu.com
 
3:19 PM
Didn't he get whitelisted before?
 
yeah
 
@Undo so we're all baba? :P
 
How long's it been since we got baba spam anyway?
 
<24h
 
oh :(
 
3:22 PM
Feb 19 at 9:46, by SmokeDetector
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: love black magic specialist 08427441355 baba ji molvi ji by babaji66 on webapps.stackexchange.com
One month since smokey got one anyways.
 
huh, somehow I thought he'd given up
 
I mentioned him yesterday. My bad.
 
LOL, smokey also found this
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Q: Baba Sali and his Torah chiddushim

Emet v'ShalomI can not find any Torah writings from the Baba Sali. Does anybody know where I can find his Torah?

 
> > May program does not capitalize the first letter in each word. Instead I get
> > May program does not capitalize the first letter
> > May program does not capitalize
> > May program
O_O
 
user259867
May. May is coming.
 
3:27 PM
o_O
 
@Woodface A dark wind howls
 
@HoboSapiens roomba will take care of it
 
3:43 PM
should I award nicael the bounty or no?
 
@Roombatron5000 Hang on, let me make a better answer :P
 
Yes!
@James It already ended.
 
@Unihedro are you just saying that since he gave you 500 bounty before?
any non-biased people want to weigh in?
 
@Roombatron5000 I'm saying that because it's eligible for automatic rewarding. If you don't reward it, half of the amount goes to waste.
 
^^^^^^^^
 
3:48 PM
Plus, part of me feels that you're asking for the sake of asking, you probably do want to award it anyway. :p
 
^^^
 
@Unihedro But if I don't reward it that means everyone's rep is worth more since there is 25 less rep in existence?
 
And it's not like nicael's not going to give it away soon anyways.
 
@Roombatron5000 That's not how virtual internet points work.
 
@Roombatron5000 I'll upvote 5 questions to spite you.
 
3:49 PM
You're not paying taxes by letting the rep go to waste, you're wasting. xD
 
ok , i done it, thanks for help!
 
^_^
Well done! You've made the world a better place by awarding your own hard earned points to those who you feel deserves. Consider yourself a hero.
Not many people does that.
Except for those who want the badge, I suppose.
 
@Unihedro Any words which can be blacklisted?
 
Eh, "zawaue"?
 
Hmm... perhaps. Not sure if that's an actual spam keyword; if there comes more spam with "zawaue" as user, I'll add it.
 
4:02 PM
kk
 
user259867
@ProgramFOX Since you're in the mood to edit keywords, consider changing "Babyliss ?Pro" to simply "babyliss". So that babylisscurl will be caught too; it's a common spammer username.
 
@Woodface Ok. Then I'll also move it outside the word boundaries.
 
\o
 
user259867
\b
 
user259867
4:04 PM
Word boundary, that is
 
user259867
I keep forgetting Smokey regexes get those things around them automatically.
 
\W\K(?=\w) \w\K(?=\W)
 
@Woodface I once removed them because "why are they actually necessary?". That day, lots of FPs.
 
@ProgramFOX if you're working on smokey, it'd be great if you could change the baba keyword to baba ji. There's an AU user who has baba in their name but is not a spammer and shouldn't be matched.
 
Make the space optional.
 
4:11 PM
@terdon There are still many posts without "ji". Can you link to this user? I'll whitelist him.
 
@ProgramFOX User whitelisted (388881 on askubuntu.com).
 
done
 
Though given the quality of his questions...
@ProgramFOX Thanks
 
4:13 PM
@ProgramFOX I've tried doing it through fpu, and it hasn't been working
 
@Undo huh, weird
!!/rev?
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Using Geocoder to narrow email recipients in Rails by SunnyLy on stackoverflow.com
 
4:24 PM
@ProgramFOX does whitelisting prevent any other filter to be used, or just that one?
 
@Braiam Whitelisting a user means that none of his posts will ever be reported.
 
:-(
 
sad trombone
 
We only want to cancel the user blacklist
 
@JanDvorak That is !!/rmblu
 
4:27 PM
Err... we want to cancel the user keyword blacklist for a particular user
 
oh, I see
Would that be useful?
 
sure, why not?
 
user259867
I think this makes sense in general: if a user is whitelisted, the username filter is suppressed.
 
15 mins ago, by terdon
Though given the quality of his questions...
 
user259867
Not other things like all caps etc
 
4:28 PM
I see.
 
4:44 PM
@Mooseman Not sure if you got an answer, but way more questions are answered than closed. It's not at all close. (And roughly twice as many questions are eventually deleted (possibly closed first) then closed. But that's not in the public data.)
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: ORACLE TIMESTAMP FORMAT MASK by MeetJoeBlack on stackoverflow.com
 
user259867
delete is:q score:..-1 isanswered:no views:0..1000 created:..2014. Negative Q score, no A with positive score, under 1000 views, not posted this year.
 
s/then/than @JonEricson?
 
@Bart English is the worst.
 
Heh
 
user259867
4:50 PM
If such things were deleted routinely, there'd be less pressure to close all the things.
 
@Woodface Maybe more than 1y old instead?
 
@JonEricson is that from the beginning of times or just last X units of time?
@JonEricson cool, didn't know 1y existed
 
@Braiam The X-axis is weeks. The Y-axis is questions asked in that week and their current state.
@Braiam Yeah. I seem to have forgotten to document it. :-(
Samo added it a couple of weeks ago and I had something written. Now where did that go?
Ugh. Stack Overflow has that customized. Here's the search help on Math.
 
@Woodface most of those have answers. There may be useful info there.
 
4:59 PM
@Woodface Done. cc @JanDvorak
 
@terdon but if people doesn't care about it, is better just to get them out of the way
SE deletes automatically anything that they believe people doesn't care about
no votes is one of the metrics
 
@Braiam I found one I care about in that list. Useful answer.
 
@terdon upvote it!
 
@Woodface Under 1000 views kills way too much of the long tail.
Joel Spolsky on January 05, 2011

Have you ever noticed how certain questions come up again and again on Stack Overflow sites?

Oh look, my PC is freezing. Should I use SELECT *? Oh, and, how can I host a server from home?

Really, people, do you want to be answering these same questions ten years from now? How about when you’re 65? That doesn’t sound so appealing now, does it?

We predicted this problem, even before we launched Stack Overflow. Why? Because the same thing happened on Usenet, where:

Most users could only see a few days or, at best, one month of archives for any given newsgroup. It was literally impossible  …

 
@Braiam I did. I wouldn't have been able to if that had been deleted automatically.
 
5:03 PM
this is one example where I don't care if it gets deleted: stackoverflow.com/q/985410/792066
this needs to be separated in multiple questions stackoverflow.com/q/27727176/792066 but it is off topic for SO
 
user259867
@JonEricson Long tail of unclear questions with half-guessing answers without much insight.
 
@Woodface Have you looked at all the questions your search turns up?
 
what the... stackoverflow.com/q/27726362/792066 such answer, very wow, many sucks
> Q: I am taking a course and so far I have learn html and css and. A little bit of JavaScript
> A: use PHP
@JonEricson is just too depressing:(
 
One of the nice things about rarely viewed questions is that most people don't see them.
2
 
yeah...
 
5:15 PM
Hi all..
I have a confusion.. In this question http://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/42973/career-switch-to-programming
The close reason is _Questions asking for advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions (e.g. "what job should I take?", or "what skills should I learn?"). Questions should get answers explaining why and how to make a decision, not advice on what to do_ ... My question..I am not asking for an advice here
Do companies look for age and kind of job that you are applying ? or Am I ?
 
hello, consider editing the question to make it better fit site topics laid out in help center. In particular, this guidance may help to learn what is expected of questions here. Good luck! — gnat 7 hours ago
you did?
 
Yes ..
 
and addressed the issues pointed by later iterations?
sometimes is better to just ask 1 obvious question
 
Oh ok...
Yeah the second one was asking for some situation which is primarily opinion and can have multiple answer
 
@MetaWonder It kinda depends on where you live. Legally in the US employers can't reject you because of your age unless you are too young to work. So part of the problem with your question is that it's too broad.
 
5:21 PM
Does a closed question bump if it is edited by OP ?
 
yes
 
@JonEricson Yeah got it now.. Feeling clear now..
Ok... What about this ?
http://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/42979/experience-certificate-from-my-company

Sorry last question..
Alright please be free,looks like I am frustrating you by asking questions..
 
5:38 PM

 CoGro Musings

A text file for community managers to publicly muse in public....
Are only mods allowed in that chat room ?
 
@BionicMetauser Just community managers. We are trying something out. Kinda like a private Twitter thingy. Feel free to read if it interests you.
We are trying to be a little more transparent about how the sausage is made.
 
@JonEricson Oh ok.. I did not know that.. Looks like i have been banned
 
@BionicMetauser Well we are of to a stellar start then. ;-/
 
@JonEricson The reason I gave a request second time was hoping for a second chance
Not in an intention to disturb people there
 
@BionicMetauser I think you can still read the room, right?
 
5:50 PM
@JonEricson Yes.....
in CoGro Musings, 9 mins ago, by jmac
room topic changed to CoGro Musings: A text file for community managers to publicly muse in public. Read-only for the rest of y'all. (no tags)
This was posted recently...
 
We're all very patient people. We rarely hand out permanent, network-wide suspensions before the third ping.
 
After I was banned
@Shog9 That's a very decent approach
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user: Need to leave for double entry china visa? by hellenbless on travel.stackexchange.com
 
Every one just disappeared from chat..Looks like I am the only person active here
 
in CoGro Musings, 1 hour ago, by Tim Post
Gamification can bring out the worst in some people. Whether it's a new and learned compulsion to climb to the top, or what a system built around it lets you do when you feel like someone did something wrong to you. Both behaviors require intervention, which is currently done by human moderators. Would teaching machines how to better intercede get the message across better, without as much embarrassment and free up our moderators to do more interesting things? Probably worth exploring.
 
5:58 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: gnuradio-companion segmentation fault in 14.04.2 by Bob Mounger on askubuntu.com
 
I'd be really interested in the machine learning portion of this
shakes fist at Smokey You interrupted me
 
@BionicMetauser gets here
 
^ Check out this unholy abomination of bacon, buttermilk, and corn flakes
 
@JasonC YOU'VE RUINED BACON!
 
MWAHAHAHAHAHAAA
I also just shaved like 2 months off my life span
 
6:05 PM
Eh. It was at the end anyway.
At that point it's really just the credits
 
@JasonC only three?
weird
 
Yeah I'll probably just save my future kids some money on an old folks home.
I did it for my grandchildrens' education, really.
@Frank Yeah it was an experiment.
 
@JasonC did it taste good?
 
(Successful, mind you)
 
eh, then why didn't you makke more?
 
6:07 PM
Yeah but I am going to add a little salt on the next round.
I will make more.
I need to get more corn flakes though.
 
@JasonC I have corn flakes! Will trade corn flakes for bacon.
 
I'll just give you bacon. I fully partially (see below) support donating bacon to the needy.
You have to come get it though, I hate shipping things.
 
@JasonC Okay then. Whereabouts?
 
I'm in Brooklyn NY. You'll have to give me a ride to the store, too. Also, I might need to bum a few dollars for the bacon.
 
Unfortunately, gas costs a lot more than bacon.
 
6:17 PM
@Mooseman Pound for pound I'm not sure
 
@Mooseman Not if you have that car ^
Well I guess it depends on the going rate of rainbows.
 
As long as it's not rainbow bacon. That's spoiled :p
 
Bacon rainbows, on the other hand...
I wonder what would be in the pot at the end of a bacon rainbow. Mac & cheese maybe.
Only one way to find out... bbl!
 
We are currently mitigating a DDOS hitting our network. We will let you know when this has been resolved.
 
Sorry... I'll stop for a moment, Ok?
 
6:26 PM
Bad @rene
 
The Dutch Hacker team strikes again...
 
@Feeds Probably because of my gif. :/
 
Bad gif
 
@Feeds Somehow it was still able to send me a newsletter :P
 
6:39 PM
wat
 
@Pham already gone
 
@Undo It was still there 6m ago :p
 
oh. I'm an idiot
 
@Undo Don't worry. I'm more stupeder.
 
@Undo @Doorknob is an idiot. :P
 
6:43 PM
oh, right. So I guess I'm apprentice idiot.
 
yesterday, by Doorknob
@bjb568 ... I'm an idiot
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Is this DH-based key exchange scheme sound? by no.human.being on crypto.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Is this DH-based key exchange scheme sound? by no.human.being on crypto.stackexchange.com
 
@Undo ^^ Smokey is self-duping
 
@Mooseman ik, that's why I commented...
 
@Frank Just filling in the quote... :p
 
6:50 PM
@Mooseman it's pinned on the star wall
:P
 
@Frank But it won't be when people read this transcript in the distant future. WE MUST NOT ALLOW LINK ROT!!!!!!
 
!!/alive
 
@Undo You doubt me?
@Undo ... did I miss something?
 
errrr..
!!/alive?
 
@Undo plz send teh coffee
 
6:53 PM
fixed
 
The DDOS attack on our network has been resolved. Let us know if you see any further issues.
 
@Mooseman haha
 

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