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12:32 AM
We will start upgrading SQL Server for Stack Overflow and all other Stack Exchange properties in about 30 minutes: http://stackstatus.net/post/145427774884/sql-server-2016-rtm-upgrade-june-5th-2016
So quiet in here.
@SNAFU Nick is working on a weekend, in addition to cleaning company names database...
Well it is...
@GBrayUT you have any time restraints? Another 30 on starting here would be awesome
And it was since December 2013.
12:36 AM
Apparently sysadmins now communicate with Twitter.
Presumably Nick checked in chat first, but if Greg is not there, Twitter is option B.
1:00 AM
We are upgrading and patching all user-facing secondary SQL Server systems now.
1:34 AM
@sandwich normal people would try sms or a phone call, that's just normal people
2:06 AM
We are taking Stack Overflow down for a SQL Server failover in just a moment - we'll be back up ASAP.
All sites are back online. No further user outages are planned.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: What to do with $20,000 at 65 years old? by Mr James on money.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: What percent of my salary should I save? by Mr James on money.stackexchange.com
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3:57 AM
> Good news: we patched 5 of 6 SQL Servers successfully. Bad news: the 6th server powered down for a reboot and never came back. -- Nick Craver at 7:49 PM - 4 Jun 2016 via Twitter
5 out of 6 is 83%, good enough for a B.
5:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Cela peut avoir un impact des options offrant by Ocat1939 on arduino.stackexchange.com
5:49 AM
They arrived when a member of BackyardChickens, an online forum, ordered the birds in the mail this past May. "I actually get my chicks in today hopefully, and I am worried that animal control will be at the post office waiting for me with hand-cuffs," the new poultry farmer wrote.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in body, email in body: We repair mobile gadgets from brands such as Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, HTC, Blackberry and many more! by user30763 on chemistry.stackexchange.com
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7:37 AM
tiny birds of prey
8:32 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Pattern-matching website in answer: vpn configuration by Ramon J on askubuntu.com (@kos)
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11:42 AM
All of these time capsules I just dug up have bodies in them?
12:08 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps answer, blacklisted user: Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X? by I AM AWESOME on apple.stackexchange.com
12:41 PM
So far in 2016, six public betas were launched: 3D Printing, Arts & Crafts, Ethereum Latin Language, Language Learning, and Retrocomputing.
Ethereum gets 15 questions per day; the other five get 9.1 questions per day, combined.
Ethereum gets 3342 visits per day; the other five get 902 visits per day, combined.
> To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
Finally, we will stop getting meta questions "it says I need 10 reputation, but I have 101".
1:13 PM
Is it a public knowledge that Gods and Goddesses are always more intelligent than humans ... that is if they exist.
[ SmokeDetector ] Linked punctuation in answer: "Hello, World!" by Matthew Roh on codegolf.stackexchange.com
1:28 PM
I couldn't find an answer to this already and it seems like a fairly easy question to answer: How do I accept an edit suggestion on my question that was rejected by others?
wait nvm I'm stupid
1:58 PM
@VoteToClose There is no such feature, although it was requested in Allow the owner of a post to approve a suggested edit even if it was rejected by reviewers. All you can do is copy-paste the text of suggestion.
how do i check which one is greater??? — Sangamesh Davey 16 secs ago
Can't compare two numbers wtf
2:43 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user: "99 Bottles of Beer" by Matthew Roh on codegolf.stackexchange.com
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4:07 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer: Is google.com/webhp malicious? by santa claus on security.stackexchange.com
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6:47 PM
Hello, everyone!
A user told me that he can't see the Favorite button when he browses SE on his mobile. How is it possible?
@DamkerngT. Has they joined that particular site?
It seems so. He seems to be able to post comments just fine. But he also complained that he can't edit his answers on his mobile, either. Strange.
Strange indeed. Perhaps bring it to meta as detailed as possible.
7:05 PM
It's really strange. I was hoping that someone might've run into the same problem. At the moment, it's unclear how exactly he uses his phone. I'll see if I can get more information from him. If it's a real problem, maybe it's worth a meta post. Thanks for being helpful!
Sure :)
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9:19 PM
@SmokeDetector how on earth do you find so many offensive answers so quickly?
9:38 PM
or rather @undo if smokeDetector really your sockpuppet.
9:53 PM
@John SmokeDetector is a bot that's designed to watch the incoming questions feeds
it's pretty magical
Q: Gathering and Reporting SE Site Stats

EBrownRecently, I've built an application which accesses the SE API to gather certain statistics on each site. (The application gathers the data between 00:00:00UTC+00:00 and 00:05:00UTC+00:00 for the most part.) It does this, by pulling all sites from the /sites API endpoint, then querying the /info e...

Yahoo! Answers is already great. Why do we need a copy-cat? — rene 39 mins ago
and Undo's answer there, lol
Yahoo! Answers has become synonymous with low-quality
10:23 PM
A: Should Stack Overflow be more restrictive about new user registrations?

Grumble SnatchAccount-Creation Restrictions Blacklisting one-off email services like Mailinator is as far as we should go with account creation restrictions. These services have a generally negative connotation: their users intend to sign up for something they know nothing about or even distrust, or are tryi...

Some actually interesting/feasable ideas ^.
I take it zz@zzz.zz will not be accepted for email, either...
10:47 PM
I can't find that old(ish) announcement about introducing a speed limit for new accounts, where in your early days you'd get X questions/day and upvotes or downvotes on your questions would influence that count (and, especially, slow things down for people who're posting lots of bad material, so that we have time to actually coach them to improve.) Would someone who remembers that announcement be able to link it to me?
11:10 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer: Shortest Code to randomly place points and connect them by a deleted user on codegolf.stackexchange.com

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