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12:04 AM
@Michelle Maybe "geese" if we accept "geeser" as an alternative spelling of "geezer".
12:27 AM
@Michelle the first rule of TL is we don't talk about TL... ;p
12:50 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer, potentially bad keyword in answer, username similar to website in answer: chntpw how to add default value to key? by Dial Bro on superuser.com
1:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: How long do dreams last? by user17033 on cogsci.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer: Someone's hacking my iPhone 6plus remotely by Brian on apple.SE
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3:11 AM
so far, I have met 2 persons on the stackoverflow in real life
3:41 AM
@Shog9: I think the person responsible for the flags in the Mathematics room has been identified, but it's probably not Dodsy. Can you take a closer look? ("The Great Duck" is now "Typhon", and is the primary suspect at this point.)
3:53 AM
@JourneymanGeek also the first rule of chat flags
Never understood Sportsmanship badge. Why would I post an answer to a question that's already well answered? In particular, why post if I don't think that my answer is better than others? And if I think so, why would I want their answers to be promoted over mine?
The point is moot most of the time, because there normally aren't any competing answers to begin with, and I try to answer thoroughly enough so there won't be any in the future.
Stuff happens, like a new solution being introduced later, then I'll upvote that... and probably delete mine. But that doesn't happen often.
@Michelle there's often more than one way to solve a problem
4:08 AM
@Michelle happens easier on opinion-based site, e.g. Parenting, Workplace, IPS
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6:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad NS for domain in body, blacklisted website in body, pattern-matching website in body: Ask anyone about the Subway Diet BrainXR by gladysurphy on astronomy.SE
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7:05 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: Hebei Feixiang Roll Forming Machinery Co.,Ltd by rollformingmachine on mathoverflow.net
7:32 AM
$600 for general admission ticket for Github Universe
thinking about conducting dev conferences to become millionaire
8:26 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in answer, blacklisted user: data migration tool by kevil on magento.SE
heavy rain in Kerala for 3 days. nothing here in Chennai.
10:01 AM
10:52 AM
I think just keep the Stack Exchange network logo as a site switcher if it's present, honestly. We've got the following requirements: it should be clickable [web convention], it shouldn't point to the Stack Exchange network homepage [above], it shouldn't point to the current stack site's home page [above]. If it's a clickable site switcher it fulfils all of those. As a bonus it means that for high-rep users and moderators, every icon on the right is notifications. (For lower-rep users there's still Help.) — doppelgreener 9 hours ago
Step 1: stuff buttons wherever they fit, to create a merged sticky topbar.
Step 2: try to pretend the same order of buttons makes sense for a non-merged topbar.
The jQuery Foundation is now the JS Foundation
When this happened?
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11:56 AM
@ErikvonAsmuth ah, that is a good observation where I can only assume it works like all the other warnings and that is with a regex in which case it woudn't matter whether it is a synonym or not. — rene 34 secs ago
@Shog9 could the tag warnings work when they are applied to synonyms? See ^
@redhand I'd like a shadowban feature on facebook
@Magisch to ban @ShaWizDowArd?
One of the reasons I deleted mine is because I'd unfriend people where I didn't want the notifications anymore and then they'd get upset
you can unfollow them instead of unfriend
12:50 PM
looking for a remote job
@redhand that's a secret feature
@redhand between June 10 and July 14.
@redhand you got wet?
1:12 PM
@ShaWizDowArd coz of rain? no
@redhand and because of heat?
@ShaWizDowArd no
@redhand because of being lazy and not going to bathroom?
@ShaWizDowArd did Site Point timetravelled?
They wrote about Js foundation last year sitepoint.com/the-js-foundation
@redhand because someone threw a bucket of water on you?
1:15 PM
@ShaWizDowArd no
did you finished with options @Sha ??
@redhand probably!
@redhand you got wet because a camel spat on you?
@ShaWizDowArd no
@redhand because you were in swimming pool?
@ShaWizDowArd no
The Oak has spoken, @red
So you're wet because he's GROOT.
1:21 PM
@ShaWizDowArd no
@redhand yes, you just deny it
OakBot can't be wrong
Prove it
You got wet because you will say "no"
I am not wet now
but usually in night. washing after mas****tion make me wet
1:24 PM
So you do something wrong.
Next time read the documentation! @red
eh? which docs?
@redhand Mas****tion For Dummies, of course. Duh!
cleaning with water is better than cleaning it with cloth
Both wrong. -1
the alignment is not good. Is it a ?
1:30 PM
@redhand no
Your sight has been damaged due to your actions
freehand circle will make it better
-1 not circle
@redhand that looks like part of a face with long nose
@Elias it's other end is joining somewhere on Mars
@ShaWizDowArd thanks.
thinking about starting painting
1:32 PM
Clearly Usopp profile
I bet his nose isn't wet, @red
Free hand @red people are the best.
still look like Usopp to me.
@Derpy nose of the FHRP is more straight
1:35 PM
@ShaWizDowArd and in the picture he is purposely bending the point of his nose.
@Derpy nose isn't so flexible, it's a fake.
(tried to bend my nose)
@ShaWizDowArd you need long nose to bend it
@redhand beh. 1:0
in Mathematics on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 9 hours ago, by Typhon
@bwDraco just so you are aware, I was under a chat ban until last night or the night before for falsely admitting to the flag spam at which point shog said "no you didn't" and gave me a one week timeout since apparently falsely admitting to something to calm the chat down isn't appropriate. Alrighties? It was last week and is in the log. So.... yeah I think you both need to back off. When the staff literally bans me for confessing because I didn't do it it should be pretty obvious.
Who is responsible at this point?
TL;DR? (or are you directing it only for @Shog?)
1:41 PM
@bwDraco stress is a bad bad enemy.
@bwDraco the MatheMatics
No, no.
It's an ongoing dispute.
@bwDraco well all flags are logged so any mod can easily see who abuse them. Don't see the problem. If a mod said that user abused flags, that user abused flags, no matter what he/she says.
It's in chat.
He can tell 100000 times "I didn't do it", it does not make it correct.
@bwDraco chat flags aren't logged?
1:44 PM
@ShaWizDowArd try to indicate number of 0's. eg. 100000(5 0's) for easy reading
@ShaWizDowArd ask to Andy. he's here
Chat search is broken again :(
It's returning only very old results.
any case, ending the "dispute" is pretty easy:
option 1) **he did it**. Shog can easily point out that he was sarcastic when he said "no you didn't" and the story ends here, probably a new story start with the user calling out Shog for being a liar
option 2) **he didn't do it**. Shog can easily point out that he WASN'T sarcastic when he said "no you didn't" and the story ends here, probably a new story start with the user calling out Shog for suspending him for being sarcastic
any in both cases there isn't much for us to discuss here. Or to care for.
This becomes more like logic puzzle problem...
Looks like something happened last week that I missed:
in Mathematics on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, Sep 9 at 1:14, by Shog9
@Typhon no you weren't. Knock it off.
(apparently posted inappropriate content)
@AdamLear Did anything ever come of this adam?
1:52 PM
2:03 PM
@bwDraco they changed Elastic Search back in Friday
A: Advanced search API not returning results

Dean WardOh dear. We moved over to a new set of Elastic code on Friday afternoon and, well, we forgot to deploy the API project to production. That means it was running against an old Elastic index that hasn't been updated since Friday. I just pushed the button to deploy the project and your API request ...

So same as with API, most likely forgot to deploy this for chat.
2:31 PM
Leading to spam profile ^
@Derpy but when they post obvious troll-ish answer it becomes spammer. :)
but it is the user that is a spammer, not the profile. So it should be
> leading to spammer profile
... really bored today.
:6344430 he's out
poking @Derpy with a sharp stick
2:45 PM
..you are still small my little Cthulhu spawn. But once I find some nuclear waste to make you grow to gigantic proportions, the world shall be ours.
3:06 PM
I forget sometimes that downvoting on meta.SE actually costs rep...
@bwDraco ok, so first off... When someone's trolling chat, giving them TONS OF EXTRA ATTENTION doesn't exactly discourage them from trolling chat.
SECOND, Typhon isn't abusing flags. He's just saying shit to keep you chasing your tail.
Such language, Shog...
The user who was abusing flags last week is an old, long-time Math troll who pops up now and then but generally has little or no activity.
And I say that only because such a description applies to a sufficiently-large group of people as to make identification difficult :-,
"Math troll" hmm...
That topbar announcement didn't exactly draw overwhelming support... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/300829/…
@Magisch no, sorry. it's on my list, but trying to get Documentation shut down has been eating pretty much all of my time.
3:16 PM
@AdamLear lol... "Documentation is now considered a waste of resources... but we have to spend additional resources to kill it."
The irony isn't lost on me :)
To be fair, the bulk of the work has been fixing a few things with reputation, not strictly speaking Docs-related.
I saw bear paw prints yesterday, bear proof box & sign saying 'bear xing' but no real bear anywhere. No bear ...
Sounds unbearable
indeed ...
3:34 PM
... math? ;p
@Shog9 Ah well. I guess I won't pursue that further. The problem was that the person in question could not be accurately determined.
@canon eh. Sometimes things need to be said, as they ned to be said
@bwDraco see flag, reject, game over ;)
unless its valid.
then accept flag.
Case dismissed. I won't intervene like this any more.
I'll continue to handle chat flags, but I'm not going to try to track down the responsible user.
Also, without knowing the room, its hard to do things like that. Something us mods sometimes have trouble with too.
Another lesson learned, another step towards being mod-ready.
3:37 PM
You're in a room with 3 people:
- 1 of them always lies
- 1 of them usually lies
- The other 10 people in the room also frequently lie
You may ask unlimited questions, but they may remain unanswered.
Which door contains the goat?
the one with downgoat of course...
@Shog9 Well, what's the right way to handle flag abuse?
Escalate to a mod or CM, or what?
2 mins ago, by Journeyman Geek
@bwDraco see flag, reject, game over ;)
Pretty much
What if it's ongoing and systematic? Should I just ping whoever mod happens to be around? I won't intervene directly beyond dismissing the flags.
3:39 PM
Chat moderation's either massive social engineering, or dealing with things quickly and forgetting.
Chat trolling is less fun if nothing happens
Well, this was one of those cases that straddles the line between trolling and malicious behavior requiring mod intervention.
Was it?
@Shog9 kitty will choose the room with the person she wants to maul most
@JourneymanGeek: So, what's the best way for me to grow up and become mod-ready?
Stop worrying about being a moderator ;p
3:42 PM
I feel a surge of unwarranted happiness again
@JourneymanGeek I see it as a long-term thing, but I'd like to get these issues out of the way. What's my main issue in chat?
To me the ethos of flag handling is "Ok, Someone thinks I need to look at this. Looked at. Actioned, next!"
...and something went wrong.
But that's a thing. I put on my mod hat, and go all official only when I need to bite someone in the ankles.
I think my biggest issue is escalating things unnecessarily.
3:44 PM
See "massive social engineering"
No matter whether you're a mod or not, summoning a mod or using mod tools (including flags) are an absolute last resort, except in blatant cases.
See, now you're taking it seriously, and making a pronouncement.
Drawing too much attention to anything, whether it's my own interests (monologues in RA) or a troll who's disrupting chat, is not the best solution.
Well, if you're aware of it, feel free to change it.
rent from tenant has not reached kitty's account, less happiness ... thank you, slow bank
3:47 PM
So... I think the most fundamental issue is impulse and emotional control. If I learn to stay calm and not yell "MOMMY" whenever something happens or constantly demand attention, chat will run more smoothly.
> feel free to change it
The problem is that the matter is vastly more complex than it seems. It's not as simple as it appears.
There have been incremental improvements over the last several years, but they're minimal.
Well, if you're self aware enough to say something is a problem, yet are unable to change it...
(ok, fine, my spelling is Still terrible :p but otttheerrrwisseee)
The issues were at their worst in early 2016 FWIW, culminating in a suspension, but at least that's behind me.
@JourneymanGeek This sort of sense of humor is something I don't have.
@bwDraco one does not acquire a sense of humour. Even if you rob a clown.
My not having a sense of humor has led to disruptions in chat several times in the past. What's the best thing to do?
3:50 PM
Stop taking it so seriously?
In fact, stop taking being serious so seriously.
I'd say listen more than you talk, but I'm the last guy to say that. ;p
Learn to relax. That's the biggest thing that needs to be changed.
With that said, it's abundantly clear what the problem is.
Taking things too seriously and demanding too much attention, both of which point to a emotional control problem, are what need to be addressed. I guess there's not much more to be discussed.
Alright, back to our regularly-scheduled programming...
@canon most changes are... unpopular ;p
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5:18 PM
in SO Close Vote Reviewers on Stack Overflow Chat, 1 min ago, by NathanOliver
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, they broke the top bar in meta
Folks, is there an online IQ testing site you could recommend?
@Shog9 Is the ticket I filed like 3 weeks ago that was supposedly assigned to you marked as completed with the meta post?
@Magisch it's on my list to reply to. I posted on meta as a stop-gap.
I'm up to like 170 flags by now :D
Even made a spreadsheet to automate some of the flag text from sede csv download data
and yes that means I have no meaningful hobbies and need to get a life
@rene Awful with Dark Reader. Worst of all they changed the CSS classes for that, so it's no longer hidden with my userscript.
5:24 PM
The CSS class is now top-bar instead of topbar
5:47 PM
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6:00 PM
It looks like chat search is reindexing right now. New results are appearing gradually.
wtb live transcription of the podcast
6:17 PM
wow! New top bar implemented on MSE!
@Pandya ugly
Can a CM suspend Judy William network-wide?
This account has somehow managed to get away with long-term spam across several sites.
Some of the answers look legit but contain tell-tale signs of spam, including evasive text like "third party software" without mentioning the specific software in question.
Jul 21 at 2:41, by bwDraco
Keywords "third party software to extend drive c" are specifically selected and have been spamdexed to generate results from EaseUS. See i.stack.imgur.com/v6Gsn.png and i.stack.imgur.com/CrTA6.png. — bwDraco 1 min ago
7:28 PM
@Feeds Oh. Yet another blog design update.
@Michelle Don't complain to me, I'm just the messenger.
As long as reading mean tweets is in vogue...
> Wow, stackoverflow. Thanks for downvoting the shit out of my first and only question on the site. So glad I sought help for an issue -- Original ∴ Syn at 10:18 AM - 18 Sep 2017
^ long thread there
> People can be downright rude on Stack Overflow. "Didn't you see comment 14 on this unrelated question from 2009? I'm flagging your post!" -- Jared (INTP) at 12:16 PM - 18 Sep 2017
7:33 PM
And for something different...
> Thing on the internet not working? It was probably built by some underpaid schmuck googling stack overflow. Adjust expectations accordingly. -- John J Czaplewski at 12:21 PM - 18 Sep 2017
That's just within two hours today.
@bwDraco ok, where's the actual spam though?
The last answer I see is a year+ old
> Google alternative to Windows 7 backup and restore like I did before. You will find one software named AOMEI Backupper might be your choice.
More recently, metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/85280 (contains actual spam link)
ok, so, yeah well over a year old
@JourneymanGeek just missed that back when he gave 'em a smack-down back in spring of '16
good to get rid of it, but no particular reason to suspend seeing as they haven't posted anything recently
7:39 PM
Ah, okay.
:6345997 the most recent post is deleted and still well over a year old
Okay. The recent reports confused me.
6 messages moved to Chimney
Well, if it was in fact ongoing, that would have been worthy of a network-wide suspension, but I guess I didn't check the dates closely enough.
Got stuff to do, see y'all later.
7:50 PM
FR: Stack Exchange logo in the new meta-topbar should link to Unikong, so it does something useful.
What is wrong with this picture? ^
LOL, turns out Joe Friend is the Jon Skeet of Quora ...
8:06 PM
Of Calibri font specifically.
Apparently, even universities hire spammers nowadays. metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/85286
@SmokeDetector gone
8:38 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: Configure reboot on Linux kernel panic by Mari Criss on unix.SE
"trace nutrients and rounding errors" 不不不不不 You just made my day. — bwDraco 13 secs ago
8:53 PM
> Actual code that once existed in the @StackOverflow codebase: pic.twitter.com/J4e5n4wHjI -- Ben Dumke-v. d. Ehe at 1:11 PM - 18 Sep 2017
How long before SO/SE have round userpics?
9:10 PM
The bit about wearing bowtie to school / washing off blood reminded me of something... took a few minutes to get it from archival memory.
The best role of Corey Haim's sad and short life.
9:39 PM
Yeah, about the mentoring chat experiment... is it still going on?
Mentoring chat? Ooh, that sounds ever so interesting.
10:10 PM
@Michelle The experiment is over and we are collecting data. I think the participant surveys have been collected and now we're analyzing it. But I've been out of the loop for the most part.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Clarified Bloody Mary and Egg Whites by Nasim Rony on alcohol.SE
10:39 PM
@Shog9 looks a lot like I left the user alone cause of one potentially useful answer that now looks Naa...
which was fair
and, in their defense, they seem to have heeded your message
Someone please explain this. I can't tell if he's trolling.
When he writes on the screen, his arm covers the top left.
Is there a way to give more hints to google translate for the non english stack overflow pages? While amusing, it seems that the translations are pretty rough.
This dependency injection question translates to: "I have heard a lot about addiction injection. The question is: How, when and what to use?"
Sounds about right.
10:54 PM
I guess it is hard to quit once you have a code base which uses DI regularly.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: i need a singer simulator or virtual singer? by a deleted user on sound.SE
11:11 PM
what's with the old answers
11:56 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, bad keyword with email in body, bad keyword with email in title, email in body, +1 more: Do you need a loan? Apply now raybraun9@gmail.com by Raymond Braun on money.SE

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