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12:06 AM
Hey, so what's Stellar.SE about?
Getting favorites?
 
Another cryptocurrency. :(
 
Bah
This dam will break, and break hard.
 
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Q: Iota, Monero, and Bitcoin already have their own SEs

warrenProposal: Cryptocurrency As noted nearly 3 years ago (and 4 years before that), this is not the first time a catch-all Cryptocurrency proposal has been made. There's even a Blockchain proposal awaiting full commitment before going into beta IMO, the existing cryptocurrency sites would be far b...

 
Like Weinstein
 
Harvey?
 
12:08 AM
Yep
He built a dam of fear
But it eventually cracked and collapsed
 
lol
Tulips!
 
I think it's already collapsing... considering the news the last couple of days.
 
well, there still needs to be one tipped domino - china needs to seriously crack down
 
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Decred

Proposed Q&A site for users and developers of Decred: an open, decentralized, self-funding, and stakeholder-driven autonomous digital currency using blockchain technology.

Currently in commitment.

I am slightly annoyed.
 
Yeah... there's like... 8 of them either in beta or nearly there.
 
user315433
1:08 AM
 
user315433
So test me maybe
 
user315433
2:03 AM
Stellar launched on a Wednesday, probably because Monday was a holiday
 
Oops, morning.
 
mourning...
 
user315433
20 days from proposal to launch.
 
user315433
Distributed, decentralized morning.
 
Pretty soon SE's just going to be Blockchains-R-Us.
 
2:05 AM
seems unlikely now that the cryptocurrency bubble has popped
blockchains might still be useful for other things, though
 
user315433
To break the chain of cryptocurrency / market sites, next one appears to be Technical Communication, which finally reached 100%. Took 1.5 years
 
user315433
Expect it to settle at 0.1 questions/day in a matter of weeks.
 
2:36 AM
@if.... and 2 proposals below that is NEO Blockchain...
 
user202362
3:25 AM
if you build the ponzi pyramid right, you can get a big bubble out of it ...
 
tower of ponzi
 
user202362
3:44 AM
 
user202362
towel of pony
 
4:49 AM
reading an inbox item in A51 doesn't mark it as read. It keep showing it again and again on each page load within A51
status-bug
 
Chat's the same way.
Been like that for a long time.
 
and I hope they will not update A51 to SE 2.0 in next few 6-8 weeks
reported 3 different types of vulnerabilities in last 2 days. one to Cpanel, one to Microsoft and one to SE. Microsoft responded they'll look into it Asap.
 
ASAP = 6-8 weeks
 
5:07 AM
b...bu...but it's MS not SE
 
@OptimusPrime Why would they do that? Last I checked, they have zero plans to update A51... ever.
 
5:28 AM
that's right. why would they? no one's going to advertise on A51
 
6:16 AM
IIRC Area 51 has a completely separate codebase which is modified in ways that are fundamentally incompatible with Stack Exchange 2.0 and would require a massive overhaul to match the rest of the network.
 
 
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11:01 AM
Whoa what a mess
@Catija A52
 
Whoa what a wuss
 
Lol
@SmokeDetector No no.. This is your fault!
 
Pretty good idea
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Q: Duplicates on meta sites - sum the votes

AdelinDuplicates are there mostly to tell us that a question was already asked and, in some cases, it also has an answer and to link to this question. While this is great for main sites, on meta it's a bit trickier. We know that on meta we: discuss various topics propose various features ask for su...

 
11:50 AM
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A: Duplicates on meta sites - sum the votes

Sonic the Anonymous HedgehogI strongly support this. Take, for example, this feature request. By itself, it looks like a very old, outdated request from 2012 that may have since been implemented. As such, many people, including Stack Exchange employees, may overlook it. However, if you check the Linked section at the right...

 
26 messages moved to Chimney
 
user202362
12:15 PM
burn baby burn
 
Why the disagreement over my answer?
 
12:38 PM
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog someone doesn't strongly support this, I guess.
 
Or rather, someone strongly doesn't support this
 
Anonymous
1:20 PM
Joel should buy out the VCs with his exit from Trello.
 
user202362
maybe he plans to use that money on a homestead instead, imagine how lovely it's to live with goats, chickens and piglets, much easier than to manage humans ...
 
1:35 PM
Prime entering...
Jeremy, u got a new avatar?
more sharp than old one
 
1:49 PM
It's rare for South and North Korea to join and work together... interested to see this development (and backlashes)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad NS for domain in answer: How would I unlock an iPhone while out of the country? by Sean on apple.SE
 
2:26 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad NS for domain in body, bad NS for domain in title: Is codebitcoin.store safe? I want to buy 2 Scripts by Rafael Rib on bitcoin.SE
 
> The question is not whether it is good or bad(opinion based), the question is pros and cons - pure facts.
 
moar drama?
oooh, Channel is coming... probably moar drama, though private...
 
2:53 PM
It would be awesome to be suspended network wide due to being rude in your private channel.
 
3:03 PM
Will channels pop up in the API? If yes, that smells of a data leak and a slight chance of confusing Smokey. If not, some userscripts may have a problem within channels.
 
I don't think it will, for now.
 
Considering the recent meta post related to "Public ...", I hope it's caused by adding an is_private flag on the DB...
so API and SEDE should respect the flag...
 
There was a tweet from Nick asking if 10,000 databases in a single SQL instance would be an issue so I assume they do a little bit more then just an is_private flag
 
.............................................. okay.
 
@SensibleAlexander still means they shouldn't export select * from sys.databases to SEDE
 
3:24 PM
any way to have an url not being rendered as an url in a post?
I was editing a question, it makes sense to keep the url but there is no need for it to be clickable.
 
Escape it out with backticks?
 
What if you don't want it to render as code?
 
ht​tp://www.google.com
(bad trick though)
 
@rene schemas :P
 
alternatively, AFAIK, leaves the http(s) protocol, like www.google.com
 
3:34 PM
@bluefeet clever!
 
bluefeet fever?
 
used the backticks option
 
cleaver!
 
@Derpy http:/<!--break url-->/nourl.com
 
@rene Invisible character works there
 
3:36 PM
waiting for the edit to be rejected and re-posted identical by one of the rejectors
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog that will also work, my option is obvious for editors
 
@Derpy don't take that personally :p
 
user315433
@JohnDvorak Considering that the last public API release was in February 2014, despite numerous bugs uncovered since then... I wouldn't worry about Channels being added.
 
because it'd just add 1 new bug?
 
user315433
They can't complain about bugs if you never ship...
 
user315433
3:40 PM
-1 It would be closed immediately. This is not how we scope sites. See area51.stackexchange.com/aboutRobert Cartaino ♦ 2 hours ago
 
user315433
Seems Area 51 doesn't block the comments beginning with -1
 
4:00 PM
I'm tempted to comment "Yahoo! Answers is the nearest stop."
 
4:17 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive title detected: Fusiondirectory and Apache2 skullfucking each other by Charles on askubuntu.com
 
4:46 PM
ooh, I like that word
 
5:42 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: Addictive substance without noticeable effects by jsjah on worldbuilding.SE
 
 
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7 hours ago, by Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog
Why the disagreement over my answer?
 
Is there a way to get the custom navigation (from new-nav) tabs to work now that the nav is off? For example, I had a tab which was most voted in the past week. Can I somehow get that back?
 
@TravisJ By a user script?
 
How would a user script (which only modifies what you see after the server response) accomplish that? I was thinking more along the lines of a url query or advanced search or something?
 
7:31 PM
@TravisJ this will do most voted since last week: api.stackexchange.com/docs/…
 
7:52 PM
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A: How to format reputation when Jon Skeet hits 1 million+ rep next year?

canonE Notation, imo... 1.23e6 ... and never worry about it again. Format string: {0:0.##e0} Alternatively: 1.23×106

that's an absurd amount of rep
 
8:23 PM
Jan 14 at 12:01, by Tel autonomous Kitty
rep scale could be logarithmic ...
 
@rene Thanks, but that seems like an excessive amount of work to get a simple list from, and I don't have the time to implement a viewer for the results.
 
9:04 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly dots in answer: usage of "a something" in the sentence by theo on ell.SE
 
9:20 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Plotting libraries for Scala on Zeppelin by user2969932 on datascience.SE
 
@SensibleAlexander User is not blacklisted.
 
10:42 PM
Thought I outsmarted the inconsistent nested list spacing with <!-- -->, but turns out the edit preview was just lying to me.
 
10:53 PM
@Dukeling yeah, there are minute differences between the preview renderer and the server-side renderer.
 
11:22 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, username similar to website in answer: Is there a list of Bitcoin Forks? by Michael Fulcher on bitcoin.SE
 
11:37 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Good homebrewing podcasts? by Michael on homebrew.SE
 
@Dukeling now they're both laughing at you
 
This might seem like a naïve question, but if a user loses reputation on meta for posting an unpopular suggestion in an answer that gets downvoted, and then deletes and reposts the answer as a community wiki, what will happen? It seems like a net positive since they get the rep back, the vote score cleared, and subsequent downvotes don't make them lose reputation.
The answer in question isn't a bad, low-quality answer; just unpopular.
 
Aaah, meta. Not a big deal anyway
 
In my case, it's a net zero at the moment, since somebody upvoted it.
What I know is allowed is making an answer CW in the first place if you know it's going to be unpopular
 
People delete and repost all the time
Just reposting what someone else has deleted is being a jerk
Do as you wish.
Don't wish to conquer the world though.
There are two people in the line.
 
user202362
11:49 PM
@canon not 1.23e6 ... 1.23 x 10^6 @sensi
 
user202362
The natural logarithm of a number is its logarithm to the base of the mathematical constant e, where e is an irrational and transcendental number approximately equal to 2.718281828459. The natural logarithm of x is generally written as ln x, loge x, or sometimes, if the base e is implicit, simply log x. Parentheses are sometimes added for clarity, giving ln(x), loge(x) or log(x). This is done in particular when the argument to the logarithm is not a single symbol, to prevent ambiguity. The natural logarithm of x is the power to which e would have to be raised to equal x. For example, ln(7.5) is...
 
Let's just format rep in binary.
 
@TelautonomousKitty But that's a valid way to represent it too
 
user202362
e is roughly 2.718281828459 based
 
@TelautonomousKitty But here "e" means "exponent of 10", not the constant e
 
user202362
11:51 PM
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog it is but not 1.23 in front of it
 
user202362
In maths, e represents the natural log
 
Yah, it should be E
 
@M.A.R. For the lowercase e you can blame Apple, they had it that way in their iOS Calculator
 
Eating apple
 
The Windows calculator (since Windows 7) had it uppercase
@M.A.R. Look - as one who has just rejoined the SE community after (anonymously editing, but otherwise) lurking for many years, my perspectives are going to be different in several ways. One of those differences is that I don't think you should lose rep simply for suggesting an unpopular idea.
 
11:56 PM
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog so your objection is against the whole rep system of meta.SE
Which I kinda agree with, and kinda makes sense
 
While I agree that voting is a good way to express agreement or disagreement with an idea (in fact, I helped publicize this as Ano), I think that makes much more sense on per-site metas, since no reputation is changing.
 
But it's one of those things too many people are used to and whose existence is not optimal, but getting rid of it is too much work
 
Yeah, you should lose rep from downvotes if the question is truly bad or low-quality
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog meh, it's just an additional number that goes up and down
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog and how do we tell if something is horse crap or just unpopular?
There's no systematic way to detect such things.
 
@M.A.R. For users who already have a comfortable amount of disposable reputation after surpassing 25k. For others, it sets you a few steps away from a privilege.
 

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