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12:03 AM
Yes, that too
we want train bot
 
12:18 AM
@CarrieKendall meta.SE should hold an election for two regular moderator positions
 
12:32 AM
meh
 
user259867
12:48 AM
> Two days until we begin server shutdowns for the #milehighops move - lots of #snowops style server porn incoming next week! -- Nick Craver at 3:16 PM - 9 Jun 2015 via Twitter
 
@HomegrownTomato they're moving to denver or what
 
user259867
Yes, looks like most or perhaps all of Oregon data center is moving to Denver.
 
user259867
And being upgraded meanwhile.
 
I guess the servers wanted to be closer to shog, their master
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1:09 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: What are the symbols of the 12 tribes? by Rosanne Stinchcombe on judaism.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector naa
 
@SmokeDetector tp-
 
@KevinBrown true/tp cannot be used for answers because their job is to add the title of the question to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'. If you want to blacklist the poster of the answer, use trueu or tpu.
 
sd tpu-
 
sd tpu
 
1:11 AM
@Dronehinge Blacklisted user.
 
1:22 AM
I am reorganizing my life because of inspiration from CGP Grey.
Trying omnifocus…
And I organized my tabs here. Oh, so organized.
 
user259867
Open Source also has 100% commitment now. Two new sites next week? Not sure if the data center move will affect this.
 
user259867
None of pro-tem mods on Biology nominated themselves yet. Not even Mad Scientist.
 
1:39 AM
@bjb568 huh? which?
 
They're all the same thing, right? hides
 
@mmking Not really: this mixes British and US names: 'period' but not 'full stop', 'question mark' but not 'interrogation point'. — smci 4 hours ago
"Interrogation point"?
 
le wat?
 
2:06 AM
@AstroCB he meant interrobang
 
really‽
 
user259867
The question mark ( ? ), casually known as the interrogation point, query, and eroteme, is a punctuation mark that indicates an interrogative clause, or phrase in many languages. The question mark is not used for indirect questions. The question mark glyph is also often used in place of missing or unknown data. In Unicode, it is encoded at U+003F ? question mark (HTML ?). == History == Lynne Truss attributes an early form of the modern question mark in western language to Alcuin of York. Truss describes the punctus interrogativus of the late 8th century as "a lightning flash, striking from...
 
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eroteme
 
My favorite thing is still "waffle" for #.
 
user259867
 
user259867
2:12 AM
2 years ago on Math SE: My sister absolutely refuses to learn math. Still trying to get it deleted: 6 votes out of 10 so far.
 
2:29 AM
@HomegrownTomato We need a bot for that.
Another one for you to ignore, I'm sure.
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Q: my jquery wizard not going back in IE

user1899829I am trying to put together a jquery wizard with a few steps. I put in this code to add # on the menu url so if you hit the back button, if just brings you back to the last step instead of an entire page. in IE 11, if you click the back button, it doesn't go back an entire page, but even though t...

Sounds like a question for @bjb.
 
huh?
Sigh, just more to block.
> The main barriers are social, political and getting industries to change.
Gah, I should just block the whole wabsite…
 
> BUGS
The source code is not comprehensible.
 
@bjb568 Turn off AdBlock.
Did that work?
sudo Turn off AdBlock.
 
2:48 AM
Already did.
uBlock is better!
Night!
 
Night kitty
 
 
1 hour later…
user259867
blacklist candidate hefilter.com ^ from the undetected spam.
 
user259867
 
user259867
Interesting that every day, there is virtually no spam between 23 UTC and 4 UTC.
 
@HomegrownTomato The spammers must sleep sometimes
 
user259867
Sure. Lack of sleep leads to weight gain and wrinkles.
 
4:31 AM
sd tpu-
 
4:42 AM
I mean 'IGNORE ME!!!'
 
Oh how I wish I had 125 rep on Anime.SE right about now.
 
@Doorknob but you'd only be able to do it once it's a question
 
strikethrough ---strikethrough---
 
@Doorknob get some anime/manga/LN references and answer questions
 
4:58 AM
@Doorknob Or just do 12 edits
 
5:18 AM
Are links in user profiles considered spam, too? If the link in this user profile was in the post, I would probably flag it as spam.
(After seeing the post Skinc Care Products Beauty Tips, I looked at the users having wioz in username. I vaguely remembered seeing other user with similar username posting a spam post.)
In fact, you can find several such post detected by SmokeDetector: chat.meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=wioz&room=89
 
@Martin, normally it's OK to put pretty much any links in your profile to products etc. But often spammer accounts are deleted entirely and under some rep (1 or 2k I think) the links in your profile have a nofollow so don't help with Google ranks etc. So it won't do them much good especially when there aren't any visible posts anyway.
 
Thanks for the reply PeterJ!
I did not know about nofollow.
 
sd tpu-
 
5:47 AM
> “Does it hurt?”
“It doesn’t.”
“Really?”
“Don’t shake it like that, I’m dying from pain actually…”
note to self: when it hurts, it freaking hurts!
 
6:01 AM
Delete dialog in LQP sometimes not loading for me. Anyone else ?
 
6:21 AM
The room is full of spam reports :(
 
@InfiniteRecursion blame sd
 
blames sd ... now I will move them...
34 messages moved to Sandbox
 
smokey still too slow
 
6:34 AM
@user322404 Shog9's email is in his profile. — Homegrown Tomato 9 hours ago
:D
 
@SmokeDetector this may help for anti-spam activities and moderation.
 
/me wants Marshal badge on MSE
 
6:49 AM
sd ignore-
 
7:14 AM
sd tpu-
 
@James Hi James, what's the meaning of the leading sd?
 
shortcut to smokey
it will apply the command to the last thing that smokey posted
@SmokeDetector tpu-
sd tpu-
 
Ok, thanks
 
So i reply to the earlier one but don't need to for the last thing posted
sd tpu-
 
7:31 AM
Practically, "AString" is PascalCase (Upper camelCase: See "Variations" in your linked Wikipedia article) for "a String". — Unihedron 1 min ago
Uni discourses on PascalCase
 
tHe bEsT cASe...
 
8:09 AM
There's an older answer from the same user spamming the same product: security.stackexchange.com/a/61339/62022
 
8:40 AM
SE will need the 4th data center just to store these wasted transcript memory space for smokey...
 
8:54 AM
sd tpu-
 
sd tpu-
 
you are late bot
already flaged
far before you posted
 
so many spam reports :(
 
@InfiniteRecursion removed...
 
> You voted to close this question 19 hours ago
 
9:18 AM
hey
 
hey
 
I have a room that needs some love and warmth.
It froze, you see.
 
@BartekBanachewicz the Lounge ...
 
9:19 AM
@Unihedron User blacklisted (457258 on superuser.com).
 

 Lounge<Factorio>

You are either not producing enough, or not consuming enough.
you bet!
 
:D
 
@BartekBanachewicz Boring room.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Thus, it is important to improve their potential by nina pima on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
Tell your friends about creating a room so they actually use it.
 
9:20 AM
@Unihedron you're just not producing enough then :O
 
@BartekBanachewicz I don't even play Factorio, so I'll dodge your joke.
 
@Unihedron We used it for quite some time vOv.
 
Only mods can unfreeze it?
 
I think so.
 
We could ping @martijnpieters to do so ... perhaps ... oh dangit, I did.
 
9:22 AM
mods are asleep
 
Martijn doesn't sleep. Ever.
 
Busy ninja
inb4 uni wants RO for the room ^
 
in Sandbox, 17 hours ago, by Unihedron
RO-plz
^ still waiting
 
10:12 AM
again, late
 
@InfiniteRecursion I somehow already voted on that one, the other is now closed
 
10:42 AM
@rene Thanks :)
 
! Lullamon is actually available on Bandcamp? never noticed.
 
@InfiniteRecursion lost battle.
 
At least CB finally got another question.
 
"at least"
 
Good point.
CB finally got another question!
 
At least ThinkGeek finally added a MLP product category
 
11:14 AM
sd ignore-
 
Why meta stackexchange has no moderators?
 
Because the SE employees act as such
and they have mod powers anyhow
 
@Pandya What you can't see can kill you.
 
I was going to say something along that line but you nailed it...
sd tpu-
and gone
 
@Unihedron didn't understand
 
11:19 AM
@Pandya Well, you can't see the mods, but they have mod powers alike and can do mod stuff.
 
@Unihedron ok. but why we can't see?
 
@Pandya Reasons.
We're not at a high enough level, I think.
 
what?
@Unihedron should I post it as question on meta?
 
If you wish, though it's already answered here.
 
Rene already answered your question @Pandya
Employees take care of it. And it's a pretty low-traffic site anyway
 
11:25 AM
@Pandya No unicorn lover (so no Balpa support), no pony avatar (so no Bolt support), never sent bacon to SE HQ (so no support from Shog) and you don't use gender-less pronouns for people (so no Cactuar support too).
You need to find another diamond to pay because those one are out of reach.
 
@Pandya @Unihedron employees are only moderators if they have a diamond; being and employee per se only gives very limited additional powers
e.g. salespeople don't really need moderator powers
however, meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators excludes employed moderators (they would mostly appear on every single site)
you're right in so far as meta.se has no community moderators
 
Ugh what was wrong with me a year ago? I found some JS code that has a variable that's set to either a function or false, depending on some esoteric state...
 
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Q: How to view the moderators here in MSE?

user280850I am able to view the Stack Overflow site moderators by clicking on this http://stackoverflow.com/users?tab=moderators But when I search the same in meta.stackexchange, it does not display the site moderators. http://meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators The below message is displayed ...

 
@Doorknob past me is an idiot. And with great foresight I can predict that current me will turn out to be as well.
 
@Doorknob If you don't cringe when looking at your own code from a year ago, you've stopped learning.
(not my quote, but I don't know the source)
 
11:30 AM
@balpha until you refactor the "obvious piece of crap" and when nearly finished you figure out why you committed the horrible act in the first place. :)
 
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Q: Meta's moderators are very shy

Monica CellioPost-split, Meta's moderators are (we've been told) the CMs and maybe a few other employees. And, sure enough, those folks have diamonds. However, something's missing: Where are all the moderators?? Also, while I'm here, see the underlined text -- I know it's boilerplate, but since Meta doe...

@balpha thank-you for linking
 
sure
 
11:52 AM
@bummi voted
 
@rene thanks
 
12:37 PM
ohey new spam
 
Sam
Looks like we've got another spammer.
@SmokeDetector One CV, really...
 
1:07 PM
sd tpu-
@SmokeDetector tpu-
sd tpu-
 
1:25 PM
@Sam got a comment from that user, everything is settled...
@SmokeDetector ignore- can't fix need more than 6 chars...
@SmokeDetector ignore-
 
1:40 PM
spam (link to a key generator): askubuntu.com/a/634689/240361
 
2:07 PM
Eek...so many reports...
25 messages moved to Sandbox
 
2:17 PM
Oh hey, this thing is starting to look pretty nice:
 
I stopped looking at the streaks for my personal projects. It's a discouraging snow-covered landscape.
 
sd fpu-
 
someone needs a visum: travel.stackexchange.com/a/49088/8105 ?
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, email in body: Where can i purchase a passport,driver licence or id? by hulton on english.stackexchange.com
 
2:25 PM
sd tpu-
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer, phone number detected: Do I need a visa for 1 week holiday in Istanbul, from Netherlands? by Victor on travel.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector sd tpu-
 
@SmokeDetector Oh hey random internet person. I totally trust you to provide me with fake IDs. I'd like to acquire 27 different identities, Jason Bourne style. Make me cool!
 
@bummi That doesn't do anything. Either reply or sd, not both.
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
@Doorknob ok, thanks old habits :/
 
2:29 PM
Dumb question - what's the trailing "-" for?
 
@LynnCrumbling Suppress reply.
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@LynnCrumbling SILENCE!
 
@Doorknob Blacklisted user.
 
oh! nice feature.
 
^ those replies
 
2:29 PM
gotchya.
thanks :)
 
2:58 PM
If you look at your own question and compare it to other posts, is there something that seems odd to you? Just give it an edit, please.... — rene 2 mins ago
^ sure, they don't nearly have enough bold
 
I was going to say the text wasn't large enough. I can only read it from across the room. I want to be in the hallway and read it
 
@AstroCB You can use it to report posts (questions/answers).
 
@Bart did you lose your glasses?
(just saw that when reading online newspaper and thought of Bart ;))
 
@Bart I'm practicing being nice ...
 
@ShadowWizard .............
 
3:09 PM
@SmokeDetector fpu crappy question but not spam or malicious
 
@ShadowWizard Registered question as false positive, whitelisted user and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
@SmokeDetector fpu
 
@ShadowWizard Registered question as false positive, whitelisted user and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
@ShadowWizard give that code markup some edit as well to make it not scroll
 
@SPArchaeologist sure, of course!
 
3:12 PM
YAY! Way to go SharePoint! you even destroy Multifox!
 
status-grrrrrrr-done
 
lol
Fix everything ....
 
status-ovv---ee--rrr-----f--l---o---w-----
 
3:26 PM
@rene hah ... hahahah ... HAHAHAHAHA
@ShadowWizard that's my cousin.
 
oh...nevermind, I try another day...
I might use my unmatched Dutch rudeness in the php tag to prepare them for the return of YCS.
 
The last time I did that, my coworker made a Boromir meme, "One does not simply leave their workstation unlocked", rotated the image 180 degrees, set it as my background, printscreened it and set the printscreen as my desktop background, then he rotated the desktop itself by 180 degrees, deleted all my shortcuts, set the taskbar to autohide and let me sit there confused as to why I couldn't click anything for like 10 minutes. — Sippy 4 hours ago
That's an awesome "you left work your PC unlocked" prank right there.
 
@AhmedFasih Hi! The pictures are screenshots of the Regex Debugger feature from regex101.com. You can get it to work by entering your regular expression in the bar for it, the test string in the test string area, and select "Regex Debugger" in the sidebar to the left. To get the dark theme like that of the screenshots, select the wrench icon in the top right of the web interface and choose "Dark Theme". — Unihedron 1 min ago
 
@jadarnel27 back in school, we once had something similar. We opened minesweeper, made a screenshot, set it as desktop wallpaper. The lab "technician" lost about 15min trying to understand why that strange stuck instance didn't show up in task manager.
 
Out of all the [brilliant] concepts in my answer the user could had asked about, they're curious how I got the graphics.
Sigh.
 
3:37 PM
Welcome the the real world. All we really want is pretty pictures
 
And when I signed up on Stack Overflow I actually thought the site was for high quality answers.
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probably would have lost even more time, if only someone didn't tell him out of compassion.
 
@Andy ...
 
As long as the crap looks nice....
 
@SPArchaeologist Haha, that's a good one as well!
 
3:39 PM
TIL: when posting answers, add pretty graphics
 
@Unihedron smokey is an unicorn. You are all day here, following his order and flagging what he say should be flagged.
I say SE is just a way for Hasbro to educate the users that didn't fall for the show.
 
@rene that's the spirit
 
That is, just until the invasion army is ready and unicorns and ponies will conquer us all
 
... you don't know what you're saying do you
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@Unihedron who? me?
 
3:43 PM
No, your chair. It was squeaking nonsense.
 
@Unihedron still had better grammar than bjb.
 
Unicorns are dumb because they don't have thumbs.
 
@jadarnel27 you don't need thumbs if you have telekinesis
 
I sometimes worry @SPArchaeologist actually believes all the stuff he says ...
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3:47 PM
@Bart depends. You mean about the existence of rainbow colored ponies or about me thinking that Pinkie is right with her "I love to make you smile and it makes me fill alive" motto?
 
4:00 PM
In case there are people here that don't know what to do with their close votes, use some on the legal clean-up. There is a close vote event in 2 hours as well as tomorrow. It would be nice if the CVQ was loaded with at least 40 questions.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Weird message in group chat by Peachy Sanchez on superuser.com
 
Hiya @JNat!
 
Hey
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
user259867
Is there a meta thread collecting site-specific restrictions for new users?
 
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4:11 PM
 
user259867
I'd like to have a reference for "sites A,B,C require registration to ask a question; sites B,C,D disallow images from new users..."
 
@HomegrownTomato isn't that obtainable from the /privileges api
 
user259867
@rene No; looking at that list you can't tell that SO requires registration to ask, and 10 rep to post images, while, say, Chemistry does not require registrarion, and is okay with images.
 
Ah, I see
 
speaking of the api, I reported a small bug with it today
nothing to do with privileges though
 
4:22 PM
Yeah, repro-ed it ...
 
That's the best kind of bug then :)
 
hence my upvote...
 
user259867
But the report would be better placed at Stack Apps, which has far lower traffic, so such reports won't get lost. They are on topic on both places, it's just that meta has so much other stuff going on.
 
user259867
Speaking of other stuff, can we have some support numbers to call? Been a while.
 
Did your printer break? Or are you looking for email support numbers?
@HomegrownTomato, how'd you create the actions by community team/developer pages in your profile?
 
user259867
4:31 PM
@Andy It's a Google Apps Script deployed as a web app. Source.
 
user259867
Ugh, that's some ugly parsing. But the source is returned as plain text, I can't step through it with XML parser (I think).
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp-
 
@HomegrownTomato Very interesting. Thanks.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector Sorry, but I have Dell. Try again.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, phone number detected: 1-877-523-3678 what is problems behind Panda antivirus not working @ Technical helpline Support Number by David Methews on superuser.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu- and wth is Panda antivirus
 
Panda used to be a free virus scanner and had an online scan similar to Trendmicro. Years ago though their online one became just a scanner and wouldn't actually remove anything it found.
 
> Dear all people who drive:
> Please don't text. Thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Somebody who almost got killed by somebody who was incapable of staying in their own lane whilst texting.
 
Argh, this guy just copied my answer an hour and a half later…
 
Everything about this question is crap, including the answers. stackoverflow.com/q/30760203/656243
 
@bjb568 ...a year and a half ago...
 
Just got alerted to it by an upvote…
 
5:22 PM
@bjb568 Admittedly, CSS isn't my torture of choice, but those answers don't look like a copy of one another
 
They say the same thing: Drop jQ and use media queries.
 
And then provide very different code blocks
 
The other guy's answer doesn't add anything of value after mine and it endorses the horrible viewport meta that disables zoom.
 
If you use maximum-scale=1 for a non-responsive site, you are a monster.
 
5:24 PM
@bjb568 Except that it uses .column while you use body, you use font-size and he uses float
 
@Andy They're examples, it's just dummy CSS inside the media queries.
 
It looks like another way to do a thing
 
Just admit you forgot to add to your answer that using a viewport to disable zoom would work but is a terrible solution
 
Why do I need that? It's barely tangentially related.
 
tl;dr These answers are NOT copies
 
5:25 PM
Nobody would think about it at all if the other idiot didn't come storming in…
@InfiniteRecursion nc
 
You forgot to rule out that possibility and that is your fault. Now deal with it.
 
How's it my fault?
I mean, apart from trying to help SO by answering the only type of questions there are (crap), I was in the right there.
But now I know better, and don't answer questions.
 
I blame the user who upvoted bjb's answer today
5 mins ago, by bjb568
Just got alerted to it by an upvote…
 
Yeah, who does that?
 
5:28 PM
Oh ... and then you let those kind of morons answer?
 
Better for my sanity.
 
That is not good @bjb568 just add a simple line to your answer that makes the other answer worthless
 
Are you sane? :O
 
@rene meh, it's in the coments
 
5:30 PM
Edit the other answer to be wrong, problem solved.
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But it is wrong!
 
But not wrong enough to get an upvote...
 
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@SmokeDetector fp- pending edit
 
5:46 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LOGIC MATH PROBLEM by user247258 on math.stackexchange.com
 
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> This week seems to be dragging even though I've been busy. It's probably because I'm super excited for Monday. #NewJob -- Bluefeet at 10:37 AM - 10 Jun 2015 via Twitter
 
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6:02 PM
@SmokeDetector fp-
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp- will be closed anyway as OT
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: A word for when you are almost crying, but not quite yet? by Jewman on english.stackexchange.com
 
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@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: ERROR NPM INSTALL WIN2008 R2 by Nodejs on pt.stackoverflow.com
 
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Q: Protective feeling over my child - is this unusual?

caringMotherI want to know if it is just me that feels too protective of their baby. I mean I can't leave him for a minute on its own, I feel that I have to constantly watch over my precious child. Is it normal for a mother to feel this way? He is only 9 months old. way.

lol
What order does this guy think he is?
K strategy superiority!
 
user259867
6:24 PM
@SmokeDetector fp-
 
6:37 PM
Open Source has 200 committers!
Oh, well Firefox underlined committers with red, so...
 
user259867
Firefox is not versed in SE-speak. :p
 
user259867
A committer is an individual who is able to modify the source code of a particular piece of open-source software. To contribute source code on most large projects, one must make modifications and then "commit" those changes to a central repository such as CVS. To have "a commit bit" on one's user account means that one is permitted to commit those changes. This dates to the use of a literal binary digit to represent yes-or-no privileges in many software systems. The Commit bit is permission to contribute to a shared source code for a software project. == Common Roles == Project committers...
 
user259867
Wikipedia has a different idea about this word, too.
 
adds 'committer' and 'committers' to FF dictionary
 
commits @ProgramFOX face
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Why does nobody want milk of the poppy? by Jamey on scifi.stackexchange.com
 
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