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user315433
12:02 AM
> Hereby I ask the SE Team to network-wide suspend my account for my own request until 12/31/2016. Thank you very much. serverfault.com/users/200053/peterh?tab=profile
 
user315433
Looks like the Team didn't get the memo... or decided not to do it.
 
user315433
12:13 AM
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A: Moderator Election Term

PeterBased on other comments, it sounds as if people are happy with Sam and Matt. And they are happy to continue. However Pat Patterson (metadaddy) has moved on from Salesforce and is only occasionally involved in projects that touch our technology. I suggest we hold an election to replace him.

 
user315433
For once, a call for removing a mod succeeded: metadaddy is no longer a Salesforce mod. (Most likely, resigned.)
 
user315433
The site surely needs more than 2 mods... they get 68 questions/day, more than English Language & Usage (which has 9 mods).
 
user315433
Although the mod requirements aren't really a function of the question volume... TeX - LaTeX gets even more (71/day) but seems to be doing just fine with the same 3 mods they elected back in 2011.
 
3:12 AM
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Wait what?
> a call for removing a mod succeeded
That never happens
Well, I don't care too much for those proprietary technologies anyways.
lets his freaky open-source flag fly
Go emacs. :D
 
user335633
ewww emacs
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: How to implement the light trails for a tron game? by ur gay on gamedev.stackexchange.com
 
3:27 AM
oh yeah, the dice came up pretty well. :D
 
3:46 AM
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user202362
5:01 AM
@zaq would a prey ever f bomb back at it's predator? would a rabbit ever say 'f u' at the fox that's about to violate it?
 
user202362
mean while ...
 
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user202362
whole new level of 'save the best to last'
 
5:35 AM
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Q: Bare site links don't lazily turn into nice links on Enterprise

Jon EricsonOn public network sites, bare links to other questions or answers on the site auto-magically turn into a human-readable links: Require link text for hyperlinks in questions and answers by disabling automatic hyperlinking of bare URLs However, on our dog-fooding site that doesn't seem to be happ...

Is it just me that don't really understand??
oh wait... he means sites that bought the SE engine...
 
6:06 AM
@ShadowWizard I kinda figured the tagging would do the bulk of the lifting. I wouldn't need to describe Lua every time I have a question about it. ;-)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: It builds your energy and power by timlrjinn on security.stackexchange.com
 
6:49 AM
@JonEricson true. Thanks!
 
7:36 AM
@Shog9 your avatar is broken...
No more floating head...
 
does this url trigger a certificate security error for other users too?
 
7:52 AM
@Derpy yup, for everyone.
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Q: Untrusted connection when visiting per-site meta over ssl

d3vidSteps to reproduce: In Firefox (with HTTPS Everywhere), visit a non-trilogy Stack Exchange site (for example, http://movies.stackexchange.com) Get redirected to the HTTPS version Click on meta link (for example, https://meta.movies.stackexchange.com) What should happen: Meta site opens Wh...

Will be fixed in 6-8 years/decades, when SE will have full ssl support.
Until then, per-meta sites under stackexchange.com can't be used with https. (or with plugins like Https Everywhere enabled)
 
yep, as expected, why did I ask in the first place.
 
No idea... :)
 
@Bart lol! How you found this?
 
I listen to the podcast all the time
 
oh, nice... small world, you end up bumping into familiar people in unexpected places. ;)
It's like bumping into Shog in a local market. :D
That said, I see his avatar works again. Temp glitch on Gravatar side?
 
@ShadowWizard it is more annoying when you bump into Shog during a jump while climbing a clock tower, and then you fall down again, again, again....
 
8:41 AM
@Derpy heh, weird nightmares you have..... :D
 
Apr 21 '15 at 11:29, by SPArchaeologist
user image
 
9:24 AM
btw, December it coming up. It is time for me to make that request public and mark my probable end as a result.
@JonEricson I hereby suggest that this year the tradition of boat hats (started by the Hairboat one in 2014 that required pinging Abby and then continued in 2015 with the Hairboat's Revenge one that required pinging you) lives on with a new installment called the "Sunkboat". This hat will feature a boat wrapped in the tentacles of Cthulhu and will require pinging SHOG9
ok.
Everybody, was nice to know you.
 
 
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user202362
11:12 AM
Potato head is absent for a few days :'(
 
@Telkitty But you're here?
 
@Telkitty which is who... ?
starting to suspect @Bart is actually Shog in disguise...
 
user202362
11:34 AM
@Magisch but my avatar looks more like bacon
 
user202362
 
user202362
ring any bell?
 
Unless you want to title Shog as potato head
In which case you can already formulate your last will
 
user202362
@Magisch are you saying that potato looks like shog's head?
 
@Telkitty nope. Should it?
 
user202362
11:39 AM
it is a potato FYI
 
hmm.. potato ringing bells... nope. No hands, so not possible.
you mean this one?
@Tel
 
user202362
potato gone moldy
 
is this name allowed?
 
yo @Derpy
hiya
 
@Derpy Probably, there are 3 jon skeets on SO
And hundreds of variants
 
11:55 AM
@Derpy yes, as long as the user is not copying other details like avatar it's fine.
There used to be Jeff Atwood with same avatar with the real Jeff Atwood, now that wasn't really accepted.
 
user202362
I once changed my name to Jeff Adwood coz I didn't know how to spell the name ...
 
@Telkitty that's..... sad.
 
user202362
:'(
 
That's the one.
He used to have a different avatar, which either got reset by SE employee or by the user, don't really remember.
 
Ah yeah, the one who claimed to actually be called Jeff Atwood
 
12:09 PM
Yep, but he had different avatar, which was only Jeff "hair". Can't find it now. :/
 
12:20 PM
@DroidDev hi
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Can a custom spell's effect last after the caster's death? by william paul on rpg.stackexchange.com
 
1:16 PM
Has anyone requested a "convert non-answer to question" feature before?
 
user202362
Has anyone requested a 'convert a question to answer of another question' feature before?
 
user315433
@Zaid Bohemian did, a while back. I think it was on Meta Stack Exchange but appears to have been deleted. It was not received well.
 
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Q: Convert non-answers into new questions?

Marc GravellWe see a lot of occasions where a new user posts an answer when in fact they should be asking a question; for example here or here. Given that: we want to make life as comfortable as possible for new users (the life-blood) we may have a different audience, especially on SuperUser How about t...

 
Oh well. Just that it feels like a lost opportunity.
 
user315433
I've seen thousands of questions posted as answers (use a simple API query to find them, across multiple sites), and have no desire to see them posted as questions. For one thing, most of them don't make sense without the context of other posts under which they are placed.
 
1:24 PM
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A: How is engine load determined?

amin farahmandI have a chevrolet caprice model 2000 and one day i am decided to clean the idel air control sensor and i open my throlet after open the IAC sensor and clean the IAC sensor and throllet i see one idel screw abd a little turn it after made fast it my gear shift point is change and i am confuse w...

^ As an example
Ignore the lack of clarity
That's something which the community can fix
 
user315433
No I won't...
 
I'd say it's not worth it. If they don't get the difference, make them go through posting an actual question. Don't do it for them. They won't learn from the mistake they've made.
It's why I'm also somewhat tempted to propose stopping migrations altogether as a feature.
 
user315433
I have another idea for a feature request: No new questions or answers can be created on a site until the word "cuz" is edited out of every post on that site where it appears.
 
Cuz why?
 
user202362
what if it's about cuzco?
 
user315433
1:30 PM
It annoys me, that's reason enough.
 
user202362
but a lot of things annoy you
 
user202362
it's impossible to shun them all from your life
 
user315433
But yes, down with the migration thing, totally.
 
user202362
I know how to annoy you now ...
 
user202362
1:31 PM
@zaq CUZ
 
@Telkitty no no, it must be inside a post
 
user315433
A compromise solution: block any new posts containing "cuz".
 
@zaq inb4 people complaining because it's an IATA code and a University.
 
user202362
I assume now we all know who normal human is ...
 
user202362
coz it's totally ez 2 guess now
 
user315433
1:45 PM
0
Q: Why is Worldbuilding Stack Exchange so good at answering questions?

HDE 226868This is written with my metaphorical mod hat fully off and hanging on the wall next to my real hats. I moderate two other Stack Exchange sites, History of Science and Mathematics and Mythology. They're tiny compared to Worldbuilding, getting maybe a question or two a day, if things are going wel...

 
user315433
This just in: posting bs found to be easier than providing objectively correct information.
 
@zaq so you plan to post an answer there?
 
2:18 PM
@zaq Just in: when not paid (and sometime been given free salt from a random passing troll) people prefer to think about easy stuff where they can make their imagination roam instead that technical stuff where they at best will get a vote if the asker remember to.
one of these day, Entity Framework is bound to make me crazy. As in, more crazy
 
@Derpy Hence why I answer more on the workplace
Deriving a MCVE from what is often a question lacking one, finding out exactly what OP wants through testing, then finding their error, then posting that to get at most 1 uv + accept and at worst nothing because op already left
eh
 
@Magisch Also, I think it is human nature in a way. It is easier to give someone an answer when the answer is either a researchable fact (example: what year did this event took place) or an "informed suggestion". It become more complex when you need a lot of work to provide a solution to a problem in an environment you don't have with often missing info and details.
 
Yesterday I got 15 upvotes telling someone that a thinly veiled "We're probably gonna hire you" email was in fact that.
 
And when you realize than then anyone can "trash" your work without even needing to say why, I think it is easy to see why some sites flourish a lot easier than others
@Magisch my best answer on SharePoint stays at 20 votes, an to translate that to SO "metrics" that probably would equate an answer with about 150 votes (note: this is not quality related, I only say this in terms of vote density).
On Sci-fi&Fantasy, I once got in the Hot Questions list and my answer got 51 votes....
 
2:34 PM
HNQ is overrated
 
HNQ is fun
 
51 votes. For a book identification question
 
@ShadowWizard Overrated fun
 
@Derpy well, there is answer to some identify-this-book with thousands of upvotes
oh, only hundreds, but 3k rep from bounties
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A: Story where the number 3 is the monster?

Kyle HaleThe story is "The Homework Horror" by Greg Cox. It was originally printed in Amazing Stories Vol. 62 #1, but was reprinted in Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares II: More Tales to Make You Scream, which is probably where you read it. And the evil number in the book is 5, not 3. Five stayed ...

"identify this" are easy. Easy to know if answer is correct or not.
@M.A.R. of course, but it motivates lots of people to post.
 
user315433
3:05 PM
I'm not sure how it is on other sites, but tags are very important here for determining dupes. "How do I mine for fish" in game A and "How do I mine for fish" in game B are different questions because they are for different games, and the tags will indicate that. But I don't see any tags in the annotation interface. Is that something you are taking care of in the potential duplicate algorithm? — GodEmperorDune 8 hours ago
 
user315433
Same for languages on SO... How to do X? is a different question if the tags are different.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: What stops a 3G enabled device to access a 4G network? by Manjinder Singh Hanjra on electronics.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
> We used question titles and descriptions as queries, and full threads (questions and all their answers) as indexed documents
 
user315433
3:20 PM
There is no mention of question tags in the paper. Unless "descriptions" means that, which I doubt.
 
3:32 PM
@zaq from the dupe proposals I got by pointing at arqade, I would safely say that tags are completely disregarded.
 
user315433
3:45 PM
Looks like a pretty big omission, then... Another piece of metadata I'd consider is views. The duplicates we want to prevent from posting are those where there is already a Q&A pair that has a good, often-read answer. (No need to worry about missing obscure posts that may be similar but aren't answered well.)
 
user315433
Maybe consider the score too, possibly anonymous feedback. But it'd need to be truncated, lest everything becomes a duplicate of the branch prediction post.
 
user315433
I'd go with: question title and tags as a query, question title+body as document, supplemented by views and scores (Q+A sum) for ranking purpose.
 
user315433
Might work for that next-Google-in-Matlab senior project that I have to supervise anyway...
 
user315433
5:12 PM
Also, my confidence in that the project authors know what they are doing has been diminished after seeing these 4 answers
 
user315433
They may know the data stuff, but understanding how SE works is also a necessary ingredient for such projects...
 
user315433
Maybe earn the association bonus first, and do those other things later... As of now, they can't even post meta announcements on some of the sites selected for study.
 
@zaq WTH is that
 
 
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10:55 PM
@bjb568 How did it go? I took math 2 as well in October.
(I decided to search this room for "SAT" and was unsurprised when you came up)
 
800 Math 2, 800 Physics, 740 Chem
About what I expected.
Math 2 increased from 780 2 years ago (when I did it right after I bought my calculator and didn't know how to use it), Physics increased from 670 a year ago after taking the second semester of Physics C.
 
@bjb568 Nice! I got 800 on Math 2 also. I was somewhat surprised with the new percentiles though. I was reading on reddit (where else?) that this test was the same as June 2015.
 
Huh.
 
@bjb568 I mean I knew the percentiles were low (last year the table said 800 was 93rd), but 80th percentile is a bit of a drop from that. I have wondered if last years tests were easier (making these percentiles deceivingly low) and now they are trying to bring the percentiles back up.
 
Yeah, well, I don't think the percentiles matter that much for us.
 
11:03 PM
I did Math II in June, wonder what the percentiles were for that.
 
@bjb568 right
@hichris123 Well the percentiles in my score report say they are based on "test takers in the prior year’s cohort taking this test", so I would assume the percentiles we have now are based on last years tests including June.
 
Mine says 81st for 800 so shrug.
 
11:23 PM
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A: Why did Canon come up with APS-H and why did the top-of-the-line 1D's *still* use it and 1.3x crop, when FF existed for four years (the 5D)?

bwDracoThe historical reason for this is the nature and cost of manufacturing full-frame sensors, given the technology available at the time the EOS-1D was first introduced. APS-H persisted even after high-speed full-frame cameras became viable likely because of user familiarity. Pages 11-12 of an old ...

Caught in a dispute here. Did I adequately address the issues brought up in the comments?
 
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