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12:02 AM
@JasonC hmm I actually use pets sometimes
 
Me too
 
and unlike health there's a lot of non specialised questions - a lot of stuff people don't get is about training (and there's different schools of thought there...)
 
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What would happen if the Sun was a giant bag of nachos?
 
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So many potential WB questions.
 
12:55 AM
@JourneymanGeek data.stackexchange.com/health/query/676818/… is somewhat fun. Haven't checked on other sites yet. Health's answer rate has been in decline, though.
 
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Should be JavaScript Zombie, or something involving a sandwich.
 
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Example: Is this a sandwich?
 
12:59 AM
@JasonC seems too slow to run on SU too
 
Bummer. It's good for small sites at least.
I might work on trying to optimize it later I'll have to think about it again from the start
 
 
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2:20 AM
Profile & Developer Story Usability Findings has some promise of another "tearing down the structure of" post.
 
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so I gather that from now on, SE will concentrate on mainly serving programing/software related issues?
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: What's the deal with USA SENTRI pass? by belmon selma on expatriates.SE
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Applying a visa for working in Spain by belmon selma on expatriates.SE
 
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2:55 AM
β€œ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”
 
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3:37 AM
@Telkitty Its probably a little more complicated than that.
The impression I get off the SO blogs is, SO essentially has better brand visibility and the stuff that pays the bills is careers and such
On the other hand, QA's a mature enough product that messing with it is risky as you've seen from the new top bar.
On the gripping hand stuff like documentation may have value elsewhere but SO's probably the best place to test it out.
 
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I like the "tearing down" approach. Maybe it should be applied to Q&A.
 
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Like: nominate a Q&A feature to be removed.
 
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@JourneymanGeek I am pretty clear on that part ... have you ever been treated like this:
 
hmm
Not yet
 
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3:50 AM
Examples: 1) question migration; 2) answer accept
 
@Gerry I think TPTB have considered/wanted to get rid of question migration a while
 
4:05 AM
I personally think migration needs to be approved at the reciving end
 
4:26 AM
@Gerry Yes. And 3) tag synonym suggestions.
 
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4:54 AM
@JonEricson why is gerry pedobear baiting with an underaged kid's pic?
 
5:44 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, mostly dots in answer: What is the term for an incorrect word used in a sentence by user238091 on english.SE
 
6:37 AM
Talking about Healthy site, any other sites that have this kind of problem; e.g. high rep users gone with the wind?
@Gerry of course 4) downvote
My dog^^appreciate it sir. Did not know that word existed. — user238091 1 hour ago
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body: With that said, I am not without my by Alivajamal on workplace.SE
 
 
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9:15 AM
Thanks @JasonC
 
10:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: How can I recover files from a phone that won't boot? by NinaOrtiz on android.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, blacklisted website in answer: Copy a folder from one library to another and maintain permissions on the folder structure by amit pathak on sharepoint.SE
 
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how do we know if our pets have mental disease?
 
you ask them
 
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then?
 
based on their reply, you'll get answer about the mental disease
 
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dog says 'woof', cat says 'meow', bird says 'chirp chirp', what can you infer?
 
10:18 AM
then you have to ask more
until you understand them
 
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surely cats don't have accents
 
Oh yes they have
 
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then that tech would not work well
 
Each meow is unique, ask @bjb
Each "I am Groot!" is unique.
 
10:39 AM
@ShadowWizard Don't mix Dutch and English in one sentence. It is confusing ...
 
10:53 AM
@rene hmm? Groot is in Dutch?
 
Yes
 
any SE employee here?
 
It's Sunday
 
been so long on this website but I don't know how to report a bug
oh true
I didn't even realize lol
 
11:02 AM
it's just a small bug
 
umm... so?
 
kk will post then
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-Latin answer, non-Latin link in answer: Mac Mail - Account already exists error when adding gmail by user7514655 on apple.SE
 
11:32 AM
@Ahmad when?
 
@Ahmad Its almost certainly better to post on meta - if nothing else, you don't have to wait around, and they'd have something they can look up much more easily
 
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12:00 PM
Is Stack Overflow getting too crowded? got closed as "no repro". :/
 
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@Elephant Not to the same extent. Android Enthusiasts, Cross Validated, and Web Applications are short on answering power, but have at least a couple of active users/mods who take care of the queues.
 
@Gerry well, its pretty hard to repro SO
also the person who asked that question gets THAT GUY status
> I'm the creator of the official Serial-Downvoter App Suite, a collection of scripts to assist you with voting posts in just one direction: down.
 
@Gerry there had been a discussion earlier on MSO about robo-close-voting, meaning whatever turns-up in the CVQ will get closed, no matter what.
@JourneymanGeek yeah, you can question their motive why they ask, still we have to assume good faith until proven otherwise.
 
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It's Nick Craver's birthday. What would be a good present, a new and interesting botnet?
 
We can sent him some ransomware to chew on?
 
12:16 PM
@rene I must admit - its an interesting problem.
also, THAT GUY ness is totally about the person, not the question
But.... its tricky anyway
You need the visitor numbers to keep the site active, while keeping your core users engaged, while somehow dealing with issues no other site really needs to worry about
 
20K android meta.stackexchange.com/questions/296487/… needs 1 more /cc @bart @sha
 
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That most questions get only a few views is a good thing if those are boring questions. I know I'm not going to open another "ValueError/TypeError: blah blah my python program doesn't work" question, even to downvote it.
 
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OTOH it's a problem if serious questions get lost in the shuffle, as they probably do.
 
12:31 PM
in which case how does one sort those out? Once again, its something most other sites probably have less of a problem with
 
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If JasonC asks a Java question, it's probably more interesting than an average 1-rep user's Java question.
 
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But nothing in the question finding interface recognizes that.
 
ah, cause its about the question, not the user
 
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@Gerry sincerity, I sense nil
 
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It's about the question, all right. The quality of a question depends on who's writing it.
 
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12:35 PM
When I pick a new book to read, I tend to pay attention to author's name.
 
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@JourneymanGeek I can't believe that you still trust gerry
 
@Gerry ah, I don't. I go topically
with a few exeptions
there's this guy called Ali Chen on SU. He's a bloody expert on anything USB
 
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when I pick I book, I read user review first - ideally > 30 user reviews and at least 4/5 stars with 3 stars being average
 
I just go "Oh, I am bored"
then grab something random out of my ebook library
or see a review that looks interesting and see if I can find a copy
or pick up random stuff at used book sales or the rare proper book store visit
 
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Just between you me & the whole internet, kz, nowadays I don't buy books from amazon, I read free e-books. But I always go on amazon to read user review first before deciding whether to read the book. Should I feel bad?
 
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12:41 PM
> Is there a Pythonic way to test if my Left Tail is actually a Fat Tail or not?
 
@Telkitty probably. I mean, if everyone downloaded their novels from the russians...
(A good chunk of my ebook collection's from baen bundles and their old free library cds)
 
@SmokeDetector I kind of remember a surge of questions like this recently on that site...
 
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on the other side, I stopped using torrent long time ago - I mainly watch Chinese youtubers broadcasting synopsis of various movies and TV series ... with an adblocker
 
smells like the same ol troll
 
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I probably have gone through nearly 1000 movies + TV episodes this way in the past year
 
12:51 PM
most of the youtube stuff I watch is original, no TV things
 
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Q: Do four random common words make a stronger password than passwords like "Tr0ub4dor&3"?

user3419556In xkcd comic #936, Randall Munroe claims that passwords like "Tr0ub4dor&3" (uncommon base word, caps, common letter substitutions with a number and punctuation prefix) has ~28 bits of entropy, while taking four random common words, like "correct horse battery staple", has ~44 bits of entropy, an...

not closed yet..
 
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I don't watch originals once I am addicted to synopsis from a good summariser
 
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why spending 2 hours when you can go through it in 10 minutes
 
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some of the channels got banned/sued though
 
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the good ones too!
 
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12:54 PM
so if you are crappy, you don't have to worry about violating copyrights
 
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Q: Personal statement doesn't appear in developer story preview

AhmadMy personal statement does not appear anywhere on my developer story at https://stackoverflow.com/story/<username>. Pretty sure this is not intentional, is it?

actually made more sense on meta.SO
 
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Opera house
 
@Ahmad Yeah, it does
 
for me it doesn't
tried without adblock and on chrome and safari
 
1:07 PM
Oh, I mean it being on MSO
 
aah okay
πŸ‘
 
 
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2:24 PM
@Ahmad see my comment
@JourneymanGeek how? His story isn't public nobody can see it. (except mods, perhaps?).
 
@ShadowWizard that it was asked on MSO over MSE ;p
 
@JourneymanGeek oh, as usual missing context in your messages. :/
:D
@JourneymanGeek it was tasty.
See? Now you should guess "what was tasty?"
 
@ShadowWizard I am starting to suspect you did not spend enough time on IRC...
 
@JourneymanGeek IRC? Try 0 seconds...
 
@ShadowWizard I'd assume something spoken recently involving food... which never happened
@ShadowWizard that explains it.
IRC had no reply to, or transcripts so you had to infer context.
 
2:28 PM
:/
 
I love IRC.
 
Which reminds me
I switched over to vivaldi recently and I need to add this to it chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chat-reply-helper-for-sta/…
 
@JourneymanGeek Not sure, but probably this works too
 
@Elephant Yeah, but that's what I was using on FF for ages
 
2:41 PM
@ShadowWizard just updated the question to clarify it a bit more
 
3:26 PM
@ShadowWizard mew
 
@Gerry A happy birthday ddos?
 
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3:40 PM
Yes, because it may put a picture of him instead of the front page (500 page pics)
 
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samoyed fur jumper is a thing
 
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shave your dog before every shedding season
 
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4:14 PM
There are 5 posts scored <= -200 on meta.so and meta.se combined. Four of them by employees. For the sake of completeness, SE should hire whoever "Ispirer SQLWays Migrations" is.
 
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Actually, I think this may be all network-wide. The lowest SO has is -154 for Forcing a function to return if false
 
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Hmm. SEDE has stackoverflow.com/q/4729670 with score -166 but the page says "We couldn't find the page you requested". This is not what we see with deleted posts, those say "removed for reasons of moderation" or some such. ?
 
@Gerry Except spam/offensive deleted...
 
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4:30 PM
Ah. Still, the SEDE updated just this morning. And the post is there (in Posts, not withdeleted)
 
Strange... not sure then.
 
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@hichris123 Also, this is not true. See drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/237221 or any spam flagged thing in your profile.
 
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They get censored more than normal deleted posts. But they still say that there was a post, which was deleted.
 
Ah, yeah, it's just the related questions stuff, right.
 
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And the URL slug.
 
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4:33 PM
Can a 10K user, like @JasonC, see anything at stackoverflow.com/q/4729670 ?
 
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For the record, the query for lowest scores network-wide is here
 
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Wait, since the post is in SEDE, we can just read it there.
 
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> <p>Vote Rook for evil!</p>

<p>As a campaign promise I will hand out harsh punishments for minor infractions. Everyone is a criminal and retribution is my duty.</p>

<p>(This is a serious nomination. I honestly believe that SO needs tougher moderation to foster a more constructive environment.)</p>
 
So it's an election nomination...
 
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Yes, should probably restrict PostTypeId to (1,2).
 
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4:42 PM
It's on the site at stackoverflow.com/election/1#post-4729670 -- it's just that /q/Id path does not work for nominations
 
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5:46 PM
> The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.
 
@Gerry no
 
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still needs flags, 15 hours later: expatriates.stackexchange.com/a/11044
 
7:09 PM
@Gerry sorry, now gone
 
7:30 PM
4 messages moved to Chimney
 
8:05 PM
I have rejected this: meta.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/50964 as should be a comment. The original link is not great but has a different message then the link proposed. Thoughts, as it also has an approve?
 
8:25 PM
nvm : it is accepted
 
9:07 PM
@rene There have been some very odd characters on mse lately, heh...
 
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^ very odd characters
 
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But not so active on Meta lately
 
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Drama: I'm leaving, EL&U has stopped being fun by Mari-Lou A on english.meta.stackexchange.com
 
@Gerry Simultaneously annoyed at people who feel the need to announce "I'm leaving" (poor you, just go quietly, really, don't flatter yourself), bummed because I'll miss Mari-Lou's comments and answers, and facepalming because whatever, more often than not they end up back.
 
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9:41 PM
Is this rude? comment link
 
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Obviously there was more than a one ill-advised comment there...
 
10:04 PM
@Gerry Categorically rude. I just flagged the whole post, all those comments suck.
 
 
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11:44 PM
@Gerry He broke pinging for a bit ;p
 

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