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12:00 AM
Some people like to do that. Not as many as I thought though. metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/…
still borked
Should work now.
@hichris123 A bunch of those are NAAs when translated to English.
@soup True, but maybe a 'SO is in English' warning would stop them.
Anyone who doubted that this post was offensive, check out his dozens of comments on it (and several of the worst ones have already been flag auto-deleted).
12:10 AM
12:21 AM
I've been frustrated with Windows and VirtualBox myself. But then I take a walk around the block and usually calm down.
It's a tad moist in Perth today
12:40 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body: superstar - keep it up. Unless you are an advanced athlete, by grandkally4 on drupal.stackexchange.com
1:00 AM
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@Karan the devs monitor all Meta sites, not needed to post on Meta.SE — Sathya ♦ Jun 10 '15 at 13:51
Sure, it got answered the same day, June 10.
Not of the same year, but those are details.
in The Bridge on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 6 hours ago, by Grace Note
@Dragonrage POTUS I've always figured was created as a term because someone realized "Holy smokes this sounds absolutely stupid" and the president went on to say "I agree. We're going to keep this term forever."
1:15 AM
I don't know if any president was consulted on this, but yes, it's a mystery how people manage to use this acronym in serious context.
Also impersonating an SE employee, unless Tom Limoncelli has a doppelgänger. — soup 31 secs ago
Weird. Same image, but cropped and processed slightly differently.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Bella Gold Serum the dark hair is thicker in cross-section by petterjil on arduino.stackexchange.com
2:06 AM
@soup Body is trickier. These messages pop up after the field loses focus. For the body that means after someone is done typing their question. That means folks are less likely to heed a warning that tells them to redo work.
@soup Bad question title in Japaense too -- it says, "Question: C"
you could always apply the tooltip to the invalidated post button
Looking through meta posts... meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/275737
Can Mr. Ed type as well? Oh, wait, only 2.4% of the users know who he is :) — Hans Passant Nov 16 '15 at 17:27
A: Downvote Brigade Because My Problem Had No Code and/or an NSFW Name

Shog9 supposed to be intentionally aggressive And you got back what you put in. Are you really surprised? If so, consider this a lesson in human behavior. If not, then you already knew better and did it anyway - congratulations on getting exactly what you asked for.

2:22 AM
Meta is one of the few places where cynicism and sarcasm earns you upvotes
I wonder how many mSO questions are dupes. Probably a lot more than have been closed as dupes.
What was the comment you left? There's pointing out, and then there's pointing out. — Bart Jan 20 at 10:11
@Bart's comments are always so enlightening.
Q: Why am I *congratulated* after finishing the new profile form?

Olivier GrégoireWhen I arrived on SO today, I was requested to fill a form to update my profile. There were three questions, nothing big. Yet when I finished it, I got a "congratulations you're all set" message. Why abuse the term "congratulations"? I didn't achieve anything fantastic, difficult or that deserv...

2:39 AM
> - It was something to accomplish, however trivial, and you did it.
- I don't even know what to say here, but I can't seem to leave a post with only one bullet point.
It's hard to decide who the funniest CM is
They take turns.
"your post isnt nearly as stupid as it could be" thats positive, no? — Plutonix Oct 20 '14 at 15:34
You smell nice but this is stupid. — Will Oct 20 '14 at 16:04
@bjb568 Nice kitty.
2:47 AM
> The problem is in the nature of what gets closed: boring, obscure questions tend to be ignored unless they're overtly offensive or blatantly off-topic, so the questions that enough folks actually view to close tend to be those that... aren't as useless as they first appear. Turns out finding drugs that kill cancer isn't hard; lots of things kill cancer. Drugs that find and kill only cancer are considerably harder...
A: Make it easier to close job shop "gimme teh codez" questions

Shog9I've become increasingly pessimistic over the years that this problem can be solved by a close reason. No, pessimistic is misleading; I'm straight-up convinced that closing is the wrong tool for the job here. Trying to solve this problem by closing these questions is like trying to defend against...

I forgot about that one.
[2 dead cats on ground] Cat Detective: Curiosity killed them but how…*dies* ~later~ [3 dead cats on ground] Cat Detective II: How di…*dies*
3:03 AM
I planned to be supported by my wealthy children in my old age, and I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you middling kids.
Q: I cant ask my questin with my code

samisgoodWhat should I do to be able to ask my question with my code , I know its writen but cant understand the point. Clicking on code button above and paste my code but not working.

Poor question. Locked and won't be deleted.
Out of 21,740 questions on mSO, 4,032 have been closed as duplicates.
Where are you finding all of this?
How did twitter find out the woman's address?
She put a DMCA notice into Twitter, and they require an address
The moral of the story: own multiple houses and have multiple addresses
3:47 AM
Q: Wireless Rickroll using Arduino

ardaozkalThis is a script I made for the ESP8266 that uses the Wi-Fi chip and creates a new Access Point every 5 seconds in order to display a message on WiFi lists on nearby devices that looks like this: The code is: #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> const char* ssids[] = {"Never gonna give you up","Never go...

Hmm, I wonder if a message like this would help people:
A: Why hasn't the question ban on my account lifted after 6 months?

Shog9Heh... So, first off... There are no bans that "lift" after 6 months. There's a ban that'll let you ask one more question after 6 months, in case you've learned how to ask good questions in those 6 months. But that doesn't lift the ban; it just lets you ask one question. If that question isn't ...

Actually youtube comments can be fairly interesting at the times
Put that in addition to the post block message. "Your posts haven't been well received: post 1: you deleted it even though it was answered, post 2..."
years ago, the guidance for bans consisted of the sentence, "we are no longer accepting questions from this account" and a short link to meta that most folks didn't follow and those that did thought was just an invitation to another site on which to ask their programming questions.
Now, we have help center articles w/ links to them, warnings, rate-limits with entire pages describing how to fix your questions before they become a large problem, and of course countless meta posts describing in detail everything that the help center leaves out...
Folks still mostly don't read any of it, and mostly don't understand what they do read.
So... Not sure putting more time into these is really gonna pay off.
I was going to questioning you why are you stalking, then your stalkee came so I will leave you two huddle yourselves
3:58 AM
Maybe we should all discreetly leave?
Sometimes I think "we are no longer accepting questions from this account" is a subtle hint that a Q banned user should ask questions from another account
@Shog9 Well, the guidelines are more designed for people who know the system. And none of them apply to the user's specific situation -- you expect people to crawl through pages upon pages to figure it out?
yup. we should definitely change it to "we don't like you anymore. don't ask anymore questions. like ever."
@hichris123 no, I expect them to shoot themselves in the feet and then leave. I hope they do something more useful, but I don't really expect it.
I mean, why "we are no longer accepting questions from this account" but not "we are no longer accepting questions from you"
4:02 AM
the guidance always boils down to, "make your questions suck less". Very few people can do that. Worrying about documenting the crazy edge cases when that central requirement won't be met isn't all that productive, I'm afraid.
@Shog9 Well if a single downvoted question gets a block nowadays, you're sweeping most new users into that category.
@hichris123 single downvoted question blocks for about a day
I mean, depends on what else you've been doing, of course
But new user, no other participation, 1 question scoring -1... That'll usually be about a day.
SO is like using a set of keys. chances are if you don't have the patience to understand which key fits the lock, you'll probably irreparably damage the lock (and your patience) before you get inside
4:04 AM
Though maybe that information wouldn't be as useful. That is, focusing on how to ask a good question (a la Jeff's idea) would probably help more than telling someone why their question was horrible.
the point of the block is to slow the bleeding; it doesn't - can't, really - fix anything.
But it signals "this user needs help". If you can give the user some help...
account != user
If a physical person is counted as 1 user, and 1 user can only have 1 account, then 1 account represent 1 physical person.
5:34 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer: What is the difference between "Improve" and "Improve upon" by soniya philip on ell.stackexchange.com (@ShadowWizard)
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5:50 AM
@ShadowWizard Yes, @JasonC always comes back with new animated gifs
Ugh, TypeScript has one generated line my unit tests won't hit... 100% coverage and 98% branches ;-;
6:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of answer, pattern-matching website in answer: How to integrate Google Analytics with my free wordpress.com blog? by user126520 on webapps.stackexchange.com
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[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body: Is Alpha Fuel Testo Really Helpfull For Muscle Building? by illiamoswald on arduino.stackexchange.com
6:29 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Does Compound Cluster Cycling Work by Eloxmeso on askubuntu.com (@kos)
6:50 AM
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[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Bella Gold Serum by Naomi Pasko on drupal.stackexchange.com
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7:32 AM
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I should be dating Smokey. He's always there for me when I need him.
7:56 AM
@HenryWHHack I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and offensive posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
No wait
@HenryWHHack I'm Bart, a bot which waits on demand, adding nothing of value to the network as a whole. A command list is available, but you've told me to wait, so it will have to wait.
@HenryWHHack I'm James, a human who does nothing but make gay jokes in response to random events in this chatroom. A command list is available, but is almost completely nonsensical so theres not much point reading it.
8:04 AM
@HenryWHHack I'm Quill, a bot who waits on demand for stupid users, reassuring them of rules they could find by simply pressing help. A command list is available, but I'm too young to provide it without complaining.
@Quill Damn millennial's always whining, and being on benefits
I'm not a millennial
I know
that's the joke
WAIT! @bjb568 you were born in 2001 weren't you? OH GOD WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE NEW CENTURY IN THE TAVERN!!!
I feel so old!
There are a few people here born in the new millennium
I know :P
But BJB is the one I jump to. @Doorknob & @Doorhandle both count I think
8:14 AM
@JamesENL haha, '02
Wasn't alive for 9/11.
there was a car on fire on the highway today
@bjb568 You're wrinkling my brain
you're not that old :p
@Quill, you're 19 right?
You young whippersnappers get off my lawn right now!
8:29 AM
@JamesENL I'm the same age as your partner
Turning 18
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Male Enhancement Supplements Extenze scam by deniseley on gaming.stackexchange.com
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8:45 AM
Smoky is amazing! :)
Looks like I'm becoming a trusted user soon :0
Smokey is cool :§
You can even see your own reviewer stats now. Example for @Quill here
on what site @nicael
Happy Hour in 14 hours what ever happy hour is.
8:51 AM
just replace the user name on the end of it
@Quill There, MSE.
I don't have smokey feedback in here
make a PR for MSE
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Is Bitcoin mining profitable in india? by Sandeep Chopra on bitcoin.stackexchange.com
8:56 AM
Can smokey print or echo a string?
Why smokey is not coded to remove the bad post by itself?
How is it supposed to be able to do that?
How would smokey do that?
Smokey isn't an official bot made by Stack Exchange @HenryWHHack
9:00 AM
It's just a user, and thus does have the same privileges as any other user.
Why do people echo the same thing to me?
!!/notify 40744 askubuntu.com
@HenryWHHack The given SE site does not exist.
No wait.
@jeffatwood Can I buy stackexchange?
@SmokeDetector Askubuntu is is real along with that chatroom go to sleep now!
9:06 AM
I am not privileged. :(
@hichris123 absolutely ... always ...
@Magisch Yes, you are a privileged user.
9:20 AM
!!/amiprivileged elitest troll of them all
@Telkitty Yes, you are a privileged user.
9:32 AM
unimportant issue @balpha
something has changed it seems
2nd time it has happened in the past few days
you've ignored the feeds man
9:38 AM
You ignored the "feeds" user
or a user at least
Have never seen that until this week
weird, maybe the room was more active in the past
maybe you ignored all the users
9:41 AM
feed is the only one I am ignoring
Poor feed
10:29 AM
Love that "about me"
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user: Bitcoin having will effect on bitcoin prices? by Sandeep Chopra on bitcoin.stackexchange.com
@Telkitty and yourself
@SmokeDetector why? User appears to be legit
I think I had you ignored until yesterday
@bjb568 still the first :P
11:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Currency Transfers abroad by Kyrenia61 on expatriates.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Currency Transfers abroad by Simon Birch on expatriates.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Currency Transfers abroad by aspasia on expatriates.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Where do I fine decent translators by Simon Birch on writers.stackexchange.com
^ nice try
11:38 AM
Note: this can still use spam flags (it was a spam seed) expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/8461/…
And gone
@Bart ? you meant I am not the first one?
@Derpy Ignoring SmokeDetector are you?
@Bart ok, I assumed you were referencing my post above the reports.
Because of the whole "name change" thing
Nah, just the Spam ring that was set up there. With this Simon Birch pretending it wasn't
12:02 PM
what ... if my intelligence is suffering an exponential decay?
12:45 PM
@Telkitty you are in the Tavern. Remove the "if"
Where can I improve my intelligence exponentially?
LifeHacks answers sorted by top votes
@SmokeDetector the author has 40k twitter followers
1:03 PM
@Quill It's a wonder given what he tweets. Must be paid followers...
Actually, they appear to be spam bots. Birds of a feather.
yeah, his account is the content aggregate kind and the followers are assorted content aggregates or clear bots
I'm writing a script to do a DB transition instead of doing it by hand.
1:18 PM
My pythonanywhere site is going to expire... I suppose I should host it from my AWS, but that looks like work.
or you could pay for cloud9
If paying, I'd pay pythonanywhere to have a non-expiring site. Since it's already there.
@bjb568 Paw. Doing it by paw.
Of course.
1:39 PM
What does change once a week on every SE site?
(not including Data.SE)
@soup's name
Can I see your identification, @soup?
In principle, but since you don't need it, the point is moot.
for all we know, soup is just undercover Jeff Atwood still running advanced A/B testing
I would know some C# then... and I'd rather not know.
1:58 PM
@Quill I think that's more on the monthly time scale.
What changes every week? Beta statuses, I suppose
Well, the roomba "changes" (deletes) posts every week.
Debugging this DB transitioning code is hard :(
2:38 PM
2:48 PM
Q: A puzzling data-driven sequence

cyberbitFirst puzzle! I was inspired by this question to make my own. Props to the author for itching my brain! Update: I double-checked the sequence, turns out it changed! I overlooked something which I have now made a note of in Hint 3. You are now trying to find the 13th number instead of the 14th. ...

Some sequence which can be found on SE site.
What could be it?
@Quill let suspicion flow through you, let suspicion flow through you
4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Man Page):
@xkcdBot wut? (Windows user)
4:27 PM
I just changed all of DevDoodle's post IDs from sequential to random. What a pain.
por ejemplo, you have https://devdoodle.net/dev/vMreHQenKkkOUHZIMXD0e8_38Vuz#cFR4B!8VMEGtGAAJDXZ!IY86‌​UUaEC
4:39 PM
@bjb568 why?
4:54 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: Connect Android Phone to Ubuntu 14.04 by Rozen Gupta on askubuntu.com (@kos)
Okay smokey here goes notify again.
I got everything correct this time.
@HenryWHHack Kinda sorta
!!/notify 40744 askubuntu.com
@HenryWHHack You'll now get pings from me if I report a post on askubuntu.com, in room 40744 on chat.meta.stackexchange.com
Yeah I did. :)
I think.
5:09 PM
@HenryWHHack No, you are not a privileged user. See the Privileges wiki page for information on what privileges are and what is expected.
I can't reboot smokey.
@HenryWHHack umm, there's no room 40744 on chat.MSE. If you want to be notified from here, use 89 (this room's ID) instead
[ SmokeDetector ] Mostly non-Latin title: PyQgis не загружает слои на форму .ui by Kalent on gis.stackexchange.com
Hold on
5:13 PM
@HenryWHHack I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and offensive posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
Also, you don't need to reboot to apply its effect. It is automatically applied real-time.
I know.
Okay smokey this is the third time I am trying to setup notify.
And I am using room number 89.
Running command.
!!/notify 89 askubuntu.com
@HenryWHHack You'll now get pings from me if I report a post on askubuntu.com, in room 89 on chat.meta.stackexchange.com
How do I know this thing is working?
whaaat but the post is still there
like I can go to the thread and read it again and find the revision
5:32 PM
sd gone
@HenryWHHack it will report you when it's the time...
Can smokey notify me on chatrooms outside of chat.MSE?
Only on rooms where Smokey is running, e.g. Tavern (chat.MSE, all but SO posts), Charcoal HQ (chat.SE, all posts, main room), SOCVR (chat.SO, only for SO posts)
Yeah, but:
a) you need to register the command for that on the other domain. (e.g. to get notified in a chat.SE room you need to run !!/notify in a chat.SE room where Smokey listens to commands).
b) it can only notify you in rooms that it already posts in. (note that Smokey posts in more rooms than it listens to)
@Unihedron The shade of that excavator-rush.
I have no idea whether it should be posted as a separate question or not, but I reported it separately.
That docs-beta is pretty interesting thing.
3 hours later…
speaking of getting outdoors, I am off to warrumbungles in an hour or two's time
that has to be a fake place name
oh nice @telkitty
have you been there before?
@Shog9 they like to pretend they use the native names for these places, but it often seems like they selectively choose the silliest
@Telkitty I have not, but I hear good things
9:10 PM
going to the observatory tonight, but staying 2-3 days because 5.5 hours driving each way
9:30 PM
@Shog9 how about Woolloomooloo?
ITT, my brain disintegrated ... unless you use @ me, you would just talk pass me
10:15 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Pattern-matching website in answer: Accept Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7 Home Premium by naveed butt on superuser.com
@Quill why do you have exam on a Sat?
10:35 PM
idk man, I guess the university want to mess with my happiness
11:00 PM
yay happy hour
I planned to depart half an hour before the happy hour and I am still here
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword with email in body: For Real How to get your ex lover back by Whitley Bartley on islam.stackexchange.com
do people really believe that crap
FR: monitor click throughs on posts marked as spam
11:46 PM
^ moderating skillz
11:59 PM

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