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7:00 PM
which is probably valuable in and of itself to some extent but it seems a bit pointless to simply reiterate what's already in the transcript of several other SE chats
 
it is valuable.
 
well, simply asserting that it's valuable feels like asserting that posting one's ideas on MSE is valuable, when all the evidence clearly indicates otherwise
 
in my opinion, though, when you are dealing with a system that actively encourages inconsistent and disjointed moderation behavior, and aren't willing to lay down or enforce specific rules on how to use it, the problems everyone complains about aren't going to go away.
 
The difference is that here we've had direct personal contact with the people who actually run SE.
 
you're never going to get every single 10k+ chat user on SE to agree on how to handle flags voluntarily.
 
7:02 PM
On MSE, all you can do is make a post and hope they see it, and hope they consider acting on it if they do see it.
 
that's basically the same here though
 
@randal'thor You sound dangerous now.
 
@TIPS no-one said it was dangerous to touch the staff!!!
[looks around furtively, before changing name to Patient Zero]
 
@randal'thor I think they read and see much more than what you think. They don't always act.
 
@Ixrec Well, here we know they've seen it, and we've even had some real-time personal responses from them.
 
7:04 PM
I know they do because all this popcorn dipping is fuuuuun.
 
7:19 PM
60
Q: Is it safe to keep a MacBook in the fridge to cool it down?

kenorbI've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that keeping them in the fridge for half an hour makes a dramatic difference in their performance. Howe...

 
@Quill Well, it'd be safe from nuclear explosions, at least.
Indibooka MacJones
 
@Quill Only liquid nitrogen
Why does SU get stupid questions these days.
 
That question could use some protecting
 
"these days"?
 
These days. As in, these.
 
7:29 PM
the true way to cool down a macbook is to watch 12 hours straight of Justin Timberlake
 
Hey guys, random question. Let's say that there are two answers on a question; they both cover the same material about as well. One of them is posted significantly after the other. Just looking at that from the outside, does anything strike you as wrong?
 
that seems like a rather non-random random question.
 
Yeah. Plagiarism
 
@KutuluMike It's random in the sense that it has nothing to do with the current subject of conversation
@TIPS They're not substantially similar answers, they just cover the same ground.
Anyway, the reason I'm asking is that I just posted the second answer in that scenario, except that it took me long enough to write that I didn't realize another had been posted before I finished.
I'm wondering if I should self-delete.
 
@QPaysTaxes Then just leave a snarky comment asking why the OP posted this redundant answer whose info has been provided in this other answer.
Oh, it's yours @QPays?
Just leave it.
 
7:33 PM
Alright
 
if they were posted close enough together that you could start writing before the other one was posted, then I'd just upvote both and be done with it
 
There's no official policy on redundancy.
You might gather some rep.
 
I thought you meant a genuinely late answer, like days or weeks later
 
For honest work.
 
Oh, no, not that long
About 10 minutes IIRC
 
7:33 PM
@QPaysTaxes YOU CALL THAT LONG WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
 
@TIPS I have a fast computer
 
Post your answer right away.
 
@TIPS I already did :P
 
And be quiet. You're placed on timeout.
 
@QPaysTaxes I wouldn't consider the length of time it took to write an answer to be "significantly later"
that happens all the time.
 
7:34 PM
SO users' mindset really reminds me of that Android game, Vector.
 
The thing is that it's not a very long answer. The reason it took me a while was because I brainfarted on copying and trimming some relevant code.
 
Often it's more trouble to "do something about it"
 
Wasn't brainfart a programming language?
 
In the time you spent trying to argue with someone who's already proved their mal-intent, you could just write another answer to a different question
 
@TIPS You're thinking of B****fart.
 
7:36 PM
Oh right.
How uncensored of me.
Ban me
7
 
/me tries to lift the banhammer, but has not been given the title of Mothor, so can't
 
Who gave @TIPS the hyper pills, jeez /s
 
@Quill Shh I'm aiming for 9000 messages.
So I can say a lame pun.
 
@TIPS Actually, anime numbers work in base36, so you're gonna need a lot more messages to hit that
 
7:39 PM
420k-ish?
 
@Quill Wake up wake up Song plays This is the real world.
Probably.
 
@TIPS it's a dragonball z reference, I get the right to make that joke.
also good song
 
@Quill Can I get a petition on how many users actually watch that?
 
an entire SE site, for a start: anime.stackexchange.com
 
Users that have chatted here in the past second, I meant.
 
7:46 PM
At least one.
 
-1, to be precise.
 
way more people know about the over 9000 meme than have actually watched Dragonball anything
 
they usually know generally where it's from though
 
So do I. I haven't watched Dragonball anything either.
 
The only thing I know about Dragon balls is that they have funny hair in it and it's pretty explicit.
 
7:52 PM
I watched one episode of Dragonball Z. There was a lot of HAAAAAAAAAA and about a fifth of an attack.
 
I suspect it's one of the shounen series that's better read than watched, but I've yet to confirm this
 
The only manga I've read is One Punch Man
The rest of my reading is novels
And the Discworld series, which is too amazing to be a mere novel
 
I feel bad having such specific conversation with so many users in the sidebar, but I know they're just gonna be dropped in a few minutes anyway
 
@QPaysTaxes there is some live-action movies
 
@TIPS OK I see where this is going
 
7:56 PM
@Vogel612'sShadow Dear God please no
I never ever want to think about my beloved Discworld books being movies.
 
@Quill Define "a few".
I might need some sleep.
Some indefinite time in the future
 
A few minutes from now?
 
@TIPS at some point when x approaches infinity
 
@All let's not leave just to annoy @Quill.
 
I have to be careful using Math terms in here, because you never know when a bjb or soup is lurking around the corner ready to put my math knowledge back in its place
 
7:58 PM
@TIPS There is... a solution to that...
 
@hichris123 To not leaving, or a better way to annoy @Quill?
 
Both, I'd assume
 
@Quill BJB doesn't put it back in its place. He throws it out of existence
Also I think he'll appear with a GIF any hour now
 
It's 6am for him
 
You can never find out about cats' biological watches or whatever those things have.
Much less the kittens.
 
8:01 PM
@TIPS In this he was trained by the Great S'Keet
 
Skit
 
I was trying to reference the Great A'Tuin, praise be upon him or her, seeing as I was just raving about Discworld
 
People who read novels are
generally pretty cool people
 
I disagree
 
was that a poor attempt at typesetting
 
8:04 PM
As a person who reads novels, I can safely say that I'm not cool, but hot.
 
Is the MSE meeting over?
 
@Quill No, I used invisible ellipsis.
@Rahul2001 Long over
 
How was it?
 
Meh
 
Oh, lol
 
8:06 PM
I was disappointed that I missed it, but when I read the transcript I was a bit underwhelmed
that said, there was less shouting and no-15 star chains
2
 
That's... an achievement?
 
Well, I myself went AFK and came back to see Abby shouting "10 minutes to leaving" or something like that.
@Rahul2001 Yes. "Underdog"
 
:P
Was anything important discussed?
 
I think a lot of us were expecting some kind of problem solving to take place and were underwhelmed when no such thing happened, but the CMs did get to see a lot of opinions coherently expressed by mods and other chat power users about the various problems chat has, and it was a lot easier to follow than last time, so I'm gonna say a win's a win.
 
@Quill @soup I know I'm replying to something that's a week old (that I only just came across), but to answer the question: I wrote the tutorial; Tim did the CSS and got it into the code base.
 
8:10 PM
@MonicaCellio Awesome :D
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of answer, blacklisted user: Why Say IP Addresses Are Harmless? by Eve Gibbons on security.stackexchange.com
 
(Just read the transcript from the town hall that I couldn't attend. Looks like good discussions happened, yay!)
 
It looks amazing
 
Thank you!
 
@MonicaCellio Did you search for your name? :P
 
8:10 PM
@SmokeDetector Hah, already flagged that
 
@MonicaCellio How collaborative
 
it might be worth mentioning that everyone was extremely unanimous that the answer to "Do we even need chat?" is a resounding "YES"
 
@hichris123 whistles softly
 
I guess we didn't talk about you behind your back enough, sorry. :P
 
8:12 PM
hmmm.. it might be interesting to see what becomes of ROs after this
 
@Ixrec good. I agree with that. Chat has some challenges, but it makes the difference between "mere content" and "community" on most of my sites. Communities are made of people, and you need to be able to get to know the people.
 
Yo, @hichris, did you just hear that Monica . . .
 
@Ixrec a rock-solid "MAYBE!"
 
@Shog9 meh. I don't see any maybes
 
@Shog9 I'd've died if there weren't a chat.
 
8:13 PM
the only convincing argument for chat was those beautiful XKCD oneboxes
 
:P
 
2 hours ago, by wizzwizz4
Chat is great and does all things.
 
And my death
 
@hichris123 actually, it was because of that tutorial. I had (still have; need to fix that) a raw draft staged on my personal web site for my testers/reviewers, and I've been trying to make sure that people who've posted that URL know about the new one. The town hall reminded me that this is a different server that I hadn't searched.
 
I feel pretty confident in asserting it was not a "maybe".
 
8:13 PM
@Quill and the making fun of those SO users that recommend CR ...
 
IOW, if chat ever stops killing TIPS it'll become pointless
 
oh wait that's not funny. and not global
 
though the most convincing argument remains "if we don't have real chatrooms, users are just going to chat in comments or on meta anyway"
 
@TIPS for your future reference, the URL contained my last name, not my first name. :-)
 
user image
4
Active users by month
 
8:14 PM
Jokes aside, chat is really playing an important role in reducing site clutter to a minimum.
 
@Shog9 wow that's nice
 
@Shog9 Now if we add flags to that, we'll see a clear winner....
 
it's interesting how MosEisley has spiked up around the time of the purge
 
@Shog9 wha
 
Can chat data be queried by SEDE? What is an "active" user?
 
8:16 PM
how is bridge not in list?
 
because I didn't put it on that list
 
oh derp
 
@Shog9 Don't you have another one with the Bridge?
 
Mos has gotten a steady stream of new but highly active users ever since the hammering
 
for every chatroom he adds to that graph, people will suggest another two that should be on there
 
8:17 PM
it's nice
put The Lounge on there =)
 
I like how the 2nd is basically unfazed by the bit of drama
 
@Quill bridge is 1/10 of chat.se
 
@Ixrec that's probably in a different DB
 
I count two for 6, got four more to justify my comment?
 
speaking of which, the "why are there separate chat servers?" answer was totally glossed over for this town hall
 
8:19 PM
because it's a dev answer, and this is supposed to be a discussion, not the Devs telling people how things work
 
@Quill The Tavern on meta, SOCVR, 2 left
 
@Ixrec "cuz" ?
 
@Vogel612'sShadow "Shadow's Den"
 
@Vogel612'sShadow JavaScript and C++ on SO
 
more importantly: why do the different chat servers have different sounds when you get replied to?
2
 
8:20 PM
@TIPS boring. active user count is below 10
 
how much until the thing
 
@Vogel612'sShadow But they're active as hell.
 
@ardaozkal the thing is over since about an hour I think
 
Used to be at least.
@Sha protect your dignity
 
@Vogel612'sShadow :/
 
8:20 PM
@Ixrec it's a helpful feature. I usually respond to pings here, but in SE, I kinda groan and ignore it for a while
 
@hichris123 fine:
 
saying it's helpful on only one chat server kind of proves my point
 
you used green twice.
 
well I knew you had one... but I thought it only had 5 chatrooms. Ah well, this is good enough.
 
way to go Mathematics
 
8:21 PM
@KutuluMike it's automatic
 
@KutuluMike Blame SEDE. And Tim Stone.
 
I know.
 
@Vogel612'sShadow half their traffic is "can I haz homework help", that's why there's so many new users
 
@Quill was flag usage addressed?
I think I'm a bit way too late
 
I was just about to say, they're the only SE that embraces homework help, aren't they?
 
8:22 PM
IDK, I wasn't here either <_<
 
@ardaozkal that did come up
 
@Ixrec Not really, most of the time the chat regulars just ignore you if the mathematical concept isn't "good enough"
 
@ardaozkal yup. check the first part of the conversation
 
@Quill I meant the site as a whole
it wouldn't appear in the chatroom at all otherwise
 
@Vogel612'sShadow I don't think that I can scroll that up without my browser crashing
 
8:24 PM
@ardaozkal Not many things were addressed.
 
@ardaozkal transcript helps
 
the majority of Math.SE HNQs that I've seen are basically "here's a homework problem I got stuck on"
 
Those that were, weren't discussed well.
All because I wasn't present in the better part of the event.
 
@TIPS I think you're expecting too much out of this
 
@Ixrec they're basically "gimme teh solution" questions, so yeah
On a side note, Mathematics has the most invalidated chat flags.... so many people flag personal insults about each other's mathematical abilities
 
8:24 PM
@Ixrec Gotcha there.
@Vogel612'sShadow I expected more organization this time, for one thing.
 
why are they insulting each other's math prowess so much to begin with?
 
@Quill mod privileges are handy, eh?
 
You see it as a 10k
 
@Ixrec because they're 14-18 year old kids
 
...that is far more plausible than it should be
 
8:25 PM
@Quill not the flag status after cleanup and no flag-stats
 
Where I could say what I want, without spending all of the time reading what others said.
 
@Quill man I want 10k now
 
@Vogel612'sShadow I say invalidated like "it wasn't deleted"
 
worst thing is that I'm getting unsung hero on next script run
first in arqade :(
 
@Quill True that. BTW what happened to your flag bot?
 
8:26 PM
@TIPS did that say the same thing 15 minutes ago?
 
@ardaozkal What's wrong with that?
@Vogel612'sShadow Yeah
 
@ardaozkal meh... it's mostly just a pain to deal with
 
I'm an idiot.
The message is already pinned for God's sake.
 
@TIPS Well it was broken as hell, and it started posting its own code in chat here, so I figured it was reaching artificial intelligence stages
 
I hate and love you other idiots as well.
 
8:27 PM
@TIPS well gold badges are always cool, but getting such a low amount of upvotes in such a vote-happy SE is... weird
 
@Quill Spooky. I like that.
 
In all seriousness, I was struggling to find a reason to make a chatbot, so I was spinning up shit off the top of my head. I cooled down a bit, deleted the repo and went to work on something better
 
@ardaozkal Whatever dude. Just stop caring about it and SE becomes some heaven. I haven't posted in any site for quite some time and I'm not unhappy about it.
There are people with 20k rep that started after me and had less activity.
 
@TIPS I stopped caring around here:
 
8:29 PM
@Quill Pretty useful bot though.
 
*prepares freehand circles*
 
Red.
RED freehand circles.
 
I made a chat bot that randomly puts people into Hogwarts schools.
possibly the most productive thing a chatbot has ever done
 
@TIPS for who? the mods have bigger and better abilites, the CMs clearly have graphs, and ROs and normal users shouldn't need to see the garbage they want cleaned so badly
 
8:30 PM
@Shog9 what does that show?
 
@Vogel612'sShadow active users by room by month
 
@Quill For us drama wizards.
 
ugh.
 
with only one use of Green
3
 
I just realized the moderator names are all still rainbow
 
8:30 PM
and craploads of contrast
 
No really. Mods and CM's aren't always available @Quill.
 
@TIPS meh, it's mostly shit. like seriously
 
@Quill You're making me do this. You're making me ask @BJB to bring his bot back.
 
@Quill For CM 2017 - Make Stack Exchange Great Again
starbait failed
 
Yeah people. What is wrong with you? Make new, original meta memes.
 
8:32 PM
brown
2
 
@TIPS ok
 
@Vogel612'sShadow I would've starred if it were Oded.
 
@TIPS Why would you want to keep track of your garbage. When files go to your recycle bin, you don't care about the directory structure
 
@Quill What if I do?
It sounds delicious.
 
then you can fork my repo and enter your details
 
8:33 PM
actually... when you put your garbage into the trash can you get a papertrail
 
Look at this chat flag from earlier today:
 
My name is TIPS. I give TIPS.
 
> WHERE IS THE PENCIL DEW AND DORA THE EXPLORER- HOLD ON I MEANT DORITOES
 
@Quill why was that flagged lol
 
In what world is this message useful or helpful
 
8:34 PM
@ardaozkal obvious troll is obvious
 
@Quill :O Such contempt. Shame on you. Flagged
 
It isn't inappropriate, it isn't spam, it isn't offensive
 
correct response: kick & message move
 
It's trash, it's trash so trashy you want a slippery slide of hand sanitizer to clean yourself after you read it
 
Correct response: message move at max. User ignore if continued, kick after some while and then suspension
 
8:34 PM
@Quill One race's unhelpful chat message is another's treasure.
 
@Quill you obviously didn't handle kitchen waste yet
 
Imagine how well aliens can find out that we're jerks when they see that.
It would cut a lot of unnecessary work.
@Vogel612'sShadow Don't tell me . . .
 
If the purpose of the bot is to watch drama, then there's alternative ways of going about that without having to rifle through all your garbage hoping for a half-empty can of lemonade
 
like seriously. Coffee, Egg, Butter, Jam, Pieces of Bread, Sugar, Salt, Mustard with a siding of Nutella
 
And mix those in your stomach.
The next day it'll produce fluoroantimonic acid instead.
 
8:37 PM
you could make a nice meal of it, if it weren't smeared across 60 plates
 
@TIPS btw
 
@Quill Electrical engineering had 1 flags.
1 flags.
1 flags
1 FLAGS
 
1 flag(s)
 
@Shog9 thank you
 
maybe I didn't correctly pluralise just to annoy you @TIPS
 
8:40 PM
Dev mind is dev mind.
@Quill 1 FRIGGING FLAGS
 
Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S
 
Well young gentleman, you chose the wrong chemical to annoy.
@Ixrec But he's no more.
 
which is the right chemical to annoy?
 
@Shog9 I dunno. Must be abundant in the air.
Nitrogen dudes are pretty meh.
 
8:42 PM
@TIPS he will live on in our hearts
 
Also, how often do badge scripts run?
 
@Ixrec But his giant S's's's won't.
@ardaozkal I think that depends on the badge.
 
@TIPS unsung hero
 
I recently learned some languages have different plural forms for 2, 3, 4 and even 5 items, so you can't win that battle anyway
 
@ardaozkal nightly
give it three hours
 
8:43 PM
@ardaozkal 24-36 hours window
 
stacktime?
 
Slacktime
 
ok
 
Snacktime
 
always stacktime
 
8:44 PM
@TIPS damn it
I just remembered
I have to deliver this proj soon
 
To start slacking off?
 
-stackslack
+slack.com
 
lacks.com
Slaks isn't a mod anymore.
Right?
 
lost track of the mods
totally unrelated... when's the next podcast again?
 
only in your best dreams @vogel
 
8:48 PM
Good question
Next
 
I wonder whether abbyhairboat is still taking questions :p
 
During the event, I had to pause and retype quite a lot of times because I typed "@Abby" and it pinged no one.
 
oh there was an event in here?
 
Apparently.
 
@MattGiltaji yeah
 
8:52 PM
The casualties are not yet determined.
 
@TIPS hmm?
oh, you mean @Vog saying Den has less than 10 active users? Well... can't deny this. :(
 
Do we have any stats on how many duplicate flags result in successful closure?
I'm writing up a blog post and it would be nice to have
 
@Quill We don't. They might.
 
@TIPS But what matters is the quality, not quantity. And the Den contents quality is supreme.... /cc @Vog ;)
 
Although highly doubtful stuff like this get stored or something.
 
9:01 PM
~cough
 
Oh man. Why don't I get tired of watching that GIF?
 
@TIPS don't worry you'll get tired of this eventually. Make it your desktop background. :D
 
Well that'd work.
First moment, I'm watching a scenery and "hey, this is awesome. Would make a perfect wallpaper" and the next "I'm tired of this wallpaper. Let's change it into something NEW."
 
9:40 PM
 

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