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user202362
1:25 AM
death valley is good for a good solar city
 
4:20 AM
@hairboat Can I know who is the CM for meta.hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/374/… ?
 
 
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8:03 AM
@Pandya she is not pingable here, either reply directly to one of her old messages, or start a new room. :)
 
 
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2:47 PM
18 messages moved to Chimney
 
3:18 PM
Did I just seriously zoomed my browser to the maximum to inspect an cartoon avatar ... it doesn't need to become much crazier ...
 
 
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user315433
4:26 PM
Was thinking of using the Candidate Score as a criterion for binding close/reopen votes. For example: close/reopen votes by users with CS >= 25 take effect immediately, as for mods.
 
user315433
Using CS makes sense because binding close votes is currently a mod-only privilege, and CS is meant to show they are a somewhat reasonable mod candidate.
 
user315433
Not sure if 25 is too high. But I wouldn't want this ability granted on the basis of badges only (which contribute 20 to CS). Requiring CS>=25 means rep has to be at least 5K. Another way to achieve this is to have two conditions: require 5K+ rep and 15+ CS, or something along these lines.
 
user315433
However, last night I woke up in cold sweat after a dream with a high-CS user reopening a question just to answer it. What a terrible thing that would be.
 
user315433
But then I realized this thing isn't worth losing any sleep over (on an otherwise functional site), and the dream went away.
 
You dreamt about SE?
 
user315433
4:35 PM
Possibly. I never remember my dreams, so I could have dreamed about that.
 
user315433
If unilateral closure/reopening sounds like too big a gun, make it conditional on there being another close/reopen vote/flag on that question. This is getting toward the too-complicated "weighted voting" system, but isn't really that complicated: a question gets closed/reopened if a high-CS user thinks it should be, and they are not the only person who thinks that.
 
user315433
In particular, this avoids the scenario from the aforementioned hypothetical dream.
 
5:28 PM
What really needs to happen is the number of CVs/reopenVs needed to close or reopen a question for the first time on SO is reduced to 3.
 
user315433
5:49 PM
Still takes awfully long while to get 3 votes. How about: 1 vote at first, 2 at second cycle, and so on until reaching 5.
 
user315433
So, a potential close/reopen war would go CRCCRRCCCRRRCCCCRRRR(CCCCCRRRRR)+
 
user315433
Kind of like with bounties, where one needs to invest more to repeat the action.
 
1CV to close would be… probably bad.
 
@zaq Dumb question: Why not badges only?
 
user315433
Because I don't want Braiam to have binding close vote on SO.
 
5:54 PM
If someone has //all// the moderation badges, they're probably qualified to do that more so as opposed to a 20k person with a couple.
Under your system, I would have it :p
 
I think it'd be better than rep, but further incentivizing badge collection is also an issue.
 
Idk, would skeet have a high enough CS to do that?
TIL I have 21 Candidate score
 
user315433
25 may be too high, there are 5547 SO users with this score. (Skeet has 37, btw)
 
If I had max score from rep, I'd have 36
Alas, I do not
 
@zaq I think it might be better with a higher rep requirement, like 10k/15k or something like that. At least on SO... not sure about other graduated sites.
 
user315433
6:02 PM
There are other sites besides SO? (All this is meant for SO only)
 
Ah. Well, it would be nice to have something that spilled over to other sites like AU/Math...
 
user315433
Let's say we require 10K rep and 10 CS-counting badges. (So the CS is at least 20, with 10+ from each category). There are 3953 such users.
 
user315433
Hm, I'm in top 7% of SO users this month, maybe I should have a binding vote. :p
 
user315433
Another slightly crazy idea is to have a quasi-election process on meta by which a few hundred users are granted quasi-mod privileges (and become known as quasimodos). No PII access, just binding close/vote/review decisions.
 
user315433
6:11 PM
OK, that's more than slightly crazy.
 
user315433
6:37 PM
@zaq By the way, in my nightmare scenario, the reopener has read and understood the question, and contemplated it for long enough to find an answer. This is more than can be said about many close/reopen decisions.
 
user315433
I conjecture that the most frequently misspelled adjective on SO is separate. (Although "separate" as the verb is also counted here, hmm.) What's the most common misspelling of a noun?
 
7:59 PM
@zaq Around?
 
8:57 PM
Ain't nobody here but us chickens
 
 
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user202362
11:21 PM
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user341769
Chickens give us feathers, eggs, and meat. Be grateful to chickens, and never kill them in cruel ways.
 
How would I simplify this summation:... the things that people think are good titles on Math...
 

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