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12:02 AM
And... it was just my two year Stack-versery a few hours ago.
Happy birthday.
12:17 AM
Also, happy 5th birthday to Photography, launched 2010-07-15 UTC. A question from the first day of private beta, now locked: What are your easiest photography beginner tips? by mmccoo.
@1999 Mat should be pride of his mug...
Despite the abundance of votes, its view count is pathetically low. The most viewed question on Photography is much better: What does STM mean on a Canon lens? by dpollitt.
The domain is narutoshippuden-episode.com... meh, too artificial. But enabling link-at-end for SU may be a good idea (since it only affects low-rep users, many of these would not be reported).
Especially if the rep limit on spam reports were lowered to 30 (still beyond a single upvote+accept).
Spam or just NAA?
NAA is enough for me.
12:56 AM
An update regarding my starred message: both sites are 6.5 hours into private beta. Portuguese.SE has 105 questions. Arabic.SE has 16 questions.
@1999 is night time in Br, wait till is day/noon at africa/asia
Already noticed the first part.
They keep updating it. :)
I am so happy, I am going to drive a large truck this afternoon finally!
Just keep Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair URL handy on your mobile phone.
1:08 AM
The traffic to that site has grown so, and most of it is mobile (dark blue).
@1999 don't forget about keeping Lifehacks handy as well.
"How do I make the truck stop, Help, I've never braked a truck before"
That should be off-topic because doesn't require an unusual solution.
I think this might be my next avatar
@TinyGiant MY EYES! WHY!
Thankfully, animations are disabled in avatars
1:13 AM
Lol, was searching for "abstract rainbows and unicorns lsd'"
So many rainbow/unicorn avatars, was thinking something a bit abstract and possible lsd related might do the trick
It wasn't animated on the google page...
possibly this
On Spanish.SE, a bit over 50% of questions are in English; meta is all in English. On Portuguese.SE, nearly all questions are in Portuguese, main and meta.
1:28 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu-
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@1999 because spanish.se is more like ELL, while the other is ELU+ELL
@1999 Muito esquisito.
@TinyGiant that doesn't looks like an unicorn anymore, maybe @UnicornsAreVeryVeryYummy or @spa can confirm that
A lot of people seem to be supplying answers in both languages.
That one wasn't supposed to be a unicorn anymore, just trippy
1:32 AM
okey... walks away slowly
That's what I'm thinking now
zombie unicorn...
Q: Is there a CM designated to be responsible for the community?

MathI'm missing a figure of a CM here to help the site with some guidelines. When StackOverflow in Portuguese was launched, we had Gabe fully designated to take care of that community, will Portuguese Language have one as well? Who?

keeps walking yeah, that looks cool @tiny
lol, that was the point. Everyone and their dog seems to have a unicorn/rainbow icon, as such if I'm going to have a unicorn icon, it better resemble my mind...
1:41 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: NEED HALP JOINING PEEPS ON TERRARIA by Derpy Human on gaming.stackexchange.com
@HoboSapiens 1 downvote will roomba it in an hour
@Dronehinge Never can get my head around the Roomba rules. What about this one? stackoverflow.com/q/28789166/1864610
will be roomba'd ...
@Dronehinge TY :)
@Dronehinge Is there a concise reference to these rules somewhere?
so not much point in using close votes on ones that will be roomba'd soon, could save them for questions that need to be closed but someone already answered
A: Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered zero-score questions after a year?

Jeff AtwoodJust to formally document the exact policies we have in place to remove old abandoned / dead questions, the Community user will delete questions in the following circumstances: If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ...or... it ...

1:49 AM
@Dronehinge Thank you
I wonder how many questions exist on the Stack Overflow right now which are closed, have a score <= 0 and won't be automatically cleaned up.
what do you mean exactly?
@TinyGiant only those that have answers with score >0
or accepted
Basically any questions that are closed, score <=, with either an accepted answer or an answer that has an upvote.
a lot
2:00 AM
any of y'all seen Inf in here recently?
Interesting, but it would only affect self-answer questions which have no other answer
thus "related" and not "duplicate" :)
Wow, just looking for closed questions with accepted answers there are 232,007
Removing duplicates brings it down to 154,986
2:14 AM
@TinyGiant Yeuch - we could be busy for years. :(
So here we are closing the hell out of questions, trying to make an impact before the flood of new closable questions overtakes us, only to find out that a lot of those closed questions won't be deleted any time soon, and will probably stick around for a long time.
@TinyGiant just 108k actually stackoverflow.com/…
It's depressing. You think you're making a difference here, but in reality we're making almost no difference at all.
Well we are stopping those questions from getting further answers
Unfortunately, the FGITW answers still get through and still get upvotes
Or accept marks
@Braiam Thanks.
If a closed question has a score of 0 or less, why does it matter if the answer solved the question? It's still a bad question.
@TinyGiant and that's where most people don't understand my point
2:22 AM
And those queries don't take into account questions that have answers with upvotes.
@Braiam What is your point that people don't understand?
@TinyGiant bad questions even answered are still bad questions
I most definitely agree.
I remember having to use the pig lipstick simile one time
Lol, polish a turd and all that
I want to get to 10k so I can cast delete votes, but it is honestly so hard to find questions worth answering.
And when I do find one, I usually have to ask for clarification beforehand, wait for the user to not supply the clarification, close as such, wait for the user to clarify, vote to reopen, then post an answer. At which time there is no possible way my answer will get upvotes.
And all the while, questions like this live on
I don't understand why you want to teach kids to code. There are enough children writing software as-is.
2:36 AM
I'm so good at this: Commit message: "ALL TEH THINGS"
And there seems to be no real authoritative source for "Don't answer bad questions!" on meta, there are some that touch on certain topics but no straight-up "Don't do it!"
Then you get answers like this one from high rep users, where the user is adamant that their answer is a good answer and should be allowed no matter what, and they usually cite the fact that there are thousands of questions that are closed with upvoted answers, like it's a good thing.
arabic.SE is weird , like most everything is in English in question summaries, and example questions on area51 were like half and half, not off to a good start.. it's not like ELL, more like ELU i thought
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Where can i buy cheapest 07 runescape gold online? by rsstar on gamedev.stackexchange.com
2:45 AM
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@1999 Really?
Didn't know that
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: In APA, how should stylized business names be capitalized? by ND Geek on academia.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: I'm more worried by these laws home by stella wellk on superuser.com
High rep users post answers to bad questions so often it's not even funny anymore. It's all about rep for the sake of rep. Not a care in the world what that means for the users that end up cleaning up after them.
3:02 AM
@SmokeDetector fp- "nike"
@TinyGiant Well, is there any chance we can get a few close votes on this before it creates more work? stackoverflow.com/q/31419946/1864610
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: KLG HERBAL – OBAT PEMBESAR PENIS by Putri Rohmawati on webmasters.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu
@SantaClaus Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
3:08 AM
autocorrect really wants to replace tpu with tau for some reason
Anyways, I'm going home. We definitely need a better way to combat this problem with users answering bad questions. Maybe a room for it. So when we come upon answers to these questions we can get backup from other users.
Maybe call the room "Don't answer bad questions!"
3:29 AM
Sometimes I hate git with all my heart and mind and soul.
Other times, I’m unconscious.
I know how to fix that, just use svn @tchrist
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: lot of things to get them from this by wersal roy on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: he won the Fifa champions league by memorygame on gaming.stackexchange.com
After decades of increasingly confused arguing, Pluto is reclassified as a "dwarf Pluto."
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: DISPLAY ON LCD ADDITION OF TWO DECIMAL NUMBERS by TKP on stackoverflow.com
Did someone just trigger that?
Or did it somehow just respond to that command from 5 hours ago?
3:46 AM
Obviously, it did become sentient eventually.
JPEG plumes.
!xkcd status
@xkcdBot delete
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: New To Muscle Building? Try These Great Tips! by jose baker on unix.stackexchange.com
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[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: How to find an arXiv endorser by Neelabh on academia.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector naa
4:08 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, link at end of body: Boost Your Testosterone Powers by Julie Jessica on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Why Do People Put Skin Care Before Health? by Marc Gaines on superuser.com
4:32 AM
One more downvote for each answer, to clean up this mess: stackoverflow.com/questions/2056886
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Special ingredients assistances? by blisawolky on drupal.stackexchange.com
Help! Where do these people come from? What's the best close reason for this: stackoverflow.com/q/31421592/1864610
After the clarifying comment, it's not that bad.
4:47 AM
@1999 Not so bad now. I think I've seen one too many stupid question today.
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: AJAX pagination with codeigniter and jquery by asdffff on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector tpu-
5:08 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: How do I move a table into a schema in T-SQL by fdftg on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body: I could understand what they were saying bordering by Bertha Vaughn on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Does skinny Secret Garcinia Cambogia work? by Gooden Juriya on drupal.stackexchange.com
5:23 AM
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[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: I wish to get a better page ranking on my website? by Ruby Roy on aviation.stackexchange.com
spam seed questions too
[ SmokeDetector ] URL in title: http://fatburnxonline.com/hyper-tone-excel/ by roseban on math.stackexchange.com
5:26 AM
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I can't migrate this to a site that's still in private beta. Please ask this on its own meta site and see if there's community support for this request. Thanks! — Anna Lear ♦ 3 hours ago
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: http://fatburnxonline.com/hyper-tone-excel/ by roseban on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: http://fatburnxonline.com/hyper-tone-excel/ by roseban on meta.stackexchange.com
5:31 AM
Whoa, Smokey must have been rebooting then, missed URL in title.
@Dronehinge Running since 05:27:06 UTC (4 minutes)
5:40 AM
The unusual (put predictable) thing about Portuguese.SE is that many users, coming from SOpt, naturally expect a 100% Portuguese site: interface, language on meta, etc.... and then it's not that.
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Where to buy Dua Derma face cream at best price? by rubengonzalez on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Where to buy Alvena skin care cream? by rubengonzalez on superuser.com
5:57 AM
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[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Male Enhancement Supplement Reviews by aliyaaq wioz on meta.stackexchange.com
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Actually, looking at the user name, there's no 'possible' about it. Flagged
other sources regarding this: google.com/…
6:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: To acquire the top home elevators ExtenZe by Umaa Wabb on askubuntu.com
6:29 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in answer: How to define route on all IP addresses except some subnet by thetruesquad on serverfault.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Easy Lose Weight Faster and Herbs for Weight Loss by ruben adamas on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Nested quote blocks in body: Using xpath with lxml.etree._ElementTree by yin_bill_wang on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: How do I remove Podcasts from IOS Podcast app by kevinrake on apple.stackexchange.com
blacklist candidate zapyo.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Is there a Bitcoin gadget for Windows 7? by Catalin on bitcoin.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: You have problems watching blocked sites?? by Sarah Bertrad on superuser.com
going to be new record? spam living for 26 minutes meta.stackexchange.com/questions/260718/…
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@SmokeDetector tpu spam still lives
@ShadowWizard Blacklisted user.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: GIT: LARGE DISK SPACE by rkevx21 on stackoverflow.com
7:10 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Get the best Male Enhancement Pills Today? by Cynthia Galvan on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: HOW TO RESOLVE PARAMETERS FILE by busuyi sam on dba.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: what are the ingredients of it? by zilarjuriya on meta.stackexchange.com
sd tpu
@ShadowWizard [:3704721] Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Restore natural bowel movements by Darren on meta.stackexchange.com
@Braiam Revenge: take this.
7:33 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: AIMEE skin serum is available for UK people only by David Taylor on drupal.stackexchange.com
sd gone
8:00 AM
8:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: replica hublot watches school committee of brockton v by babylisscurl on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: You'll be able to create virtually any comic book by user76227 on wordpress.stackexchange.com
8:28 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: JAVA CODE FOR MOVING OBJECT TOWARDS MOUSE CLICK by Yuvi1 on stackoverflow.com
8:43 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Canvas disappear on ajax call by user3081581 on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: How did Jun John Sakurai die? by user2589 on hsm.stackexchange.com
8:59 AM
the answer acepted in this post was vandalized by an edition: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/a/21270/137348
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Prevent Casual Piracy for Simple Utility by TheChanger on programmers.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: Colour code Minecraft by Alex on gaming.stackexchange.com
9:37 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: highly-processed containing white-flour or rice by shawnteelo on askubuntu.com
10:13 AM
So much off topic crap in MSE today... and so silent here... where have everybody gone into?
silent listening :)
Waiting for Pixie
@BlasSoriano yeah, people do it quite often when frustrated. @JNat rolled back and nuked the account.
@ShadowWizard I didn't nuke the account, actually
@JNat I say that it is easier to nuke it than having Shadow fix his memory
10:16 AM
@JNat account owner deleted it himself?
@ShadowWizard I think so
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: How to add and subtract values from an average? by hhh on math.stackexchange.com
@JNat so that crappy edit was last act of defiance... nice.
I raised a mod flag on that but I wondered why I couldn't suggest and edit to rollback
@rene when in doubt, hover
10:18 AM
I hovered like a maniac
> Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites.
the Area 51 Discussion Zone is actually a per-site meta
Area51 is its parent site, but since it's not really a true site it cause all kinds of weird problems
At least I'm off the mark now with 1 helpful flag...
IMO the Discussion Zone should have been a fully independant site like MSE, but guess it's too late for that
10:21 AM
Split the Area51
@ShadowWizard letting LH,SR and Health escape into the real world begin the mayor ones...
yeah! Badges!
they're so shiny
Which one is next and doesn't require no effort at all?
10:23 AM
@SPArchaeologist no doubt, though it would have happened with or without the DZ
@ShadowWizard you start with shiny badges, then you go to colored balloons and then you find yourself liking some strange ponies cartoon.
@rene old-bastard badge
@ShadowWizard 10 comments! Do you think I have time for that!
10:27 AM
@Bart what does need to come first, the old or the bastard?
Still, easier than all others you don't yet have
@rene they seem to go hand in hand
@Bart what's the criteria for the badge?
Oh, I guess you have an example in mind but let me refrain from asking
@ShadowWizard anxiously waits if a flower as avatar turns out to be among it
scratching head
still scratching
found a white hair!!!
flee in terror
10:33 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: C# WCF + HTTP POST by Leonard Bertone on ru.stackoverflow.com
wow I want this badge!
plz plz
You are not Dutch enough...
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10:45 AM
The second Rikudou has come!
How's it goin', @MadaraUchiha?
10:58 AM
@JNat o/
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body, link at end of body: skin cells effectively and smoothly by fountyyoueny on drupal.stackexchange.com
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[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Different Types Of Saucony Distant Shoes by user299272 on meta.stackexchange.com
11:17 AM
Today's Listening | Ambient / Drone / Sci-fi
@GnomeSlice \o/
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Black Label NO To make sure that you get enough protein in your by hope nisu on meta.stackexchange.com
yikes @spammer avatar
11:37 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Prevent Casual Piracy for Simple Utility by TheChanger on programmers.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: How To Build Muscle At Home by willia mbacote on superuser.com
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^ lmao
11:57 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer: Apache ProxyPass worker name too long by Sabbir Hossain on serverfault.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer: Windows 255 character path/file name limit by Sabbir Hossain on serverfault.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer: Apache PATH very long with duplicate entries by Sabbir Hossain on serverfault.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: How to create a useful bird companion? by Gohaken on rpg.stackexchange.com
12:12 PM
@SmokeDetector tpu- spam
all Sabbir answers are spam
There was also this spam from same user not reported above: serverfault.com/a/705899/200690
we should raise this in meta and get this dude nuked
Meh, will be gone soon enough
Just in time for another one to pop up
Oh no! It is Bart! Tie him up and give him surgery
... wut
But if we give Bart LASIK eye surgery what will be left?
his body
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body: rapidement la perte de poids? by sergequirion on stackoverflow.com
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12:40 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: Why would Chrome not display a padlock icon at all on an SSL site? by user81052 on security.stackexchange.com
(In other words, what were you thinking when you gave everyone early access to an empty site? It's like leaving a bunch of kids with a big chocolate cake on a white tablecloth and coming back a week later... ;) — Earthliŋ 2 hours ago
@Shog9I have ripe tomatoes. On two different plants.
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body: Geniux Brain Booster by deeshu jukuy on drupal.stackexchange.com
@ExplosionsPlus it must be a reply
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12:49 PM
@ExplosionsPlus and you need ranks to do it
[ SmokeDetector ] Nested quote blocks in body: Unable to import tweepy module by Jake on stackoverflow.com
sd del
@UnicornsAreVeryVeryYummy It's ExplosionsPlus's fault.
12:58 PM
@SmokeDetector @ExplosionsPlus
why me
@ExplosionsPlus It's Andrew T.'s fault.
@ExplosionsPlus licks ice cream cone
12:59 PM
@ExplosionsPlus brews coffee for @ExplosionsPlus
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