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user202362
12:36 AM
beauty painting a sales person's job, good work!
 
user202362
not that I am saying there is anything wrong ...
 
user315433
12:50 AM
 
2:51 AM
breakfast with spam
 
user315433
And we can flag spam before even getting out of bed. Spam breakfast in bed.
 
user315433
Case in point.
 
3:41 AM
2 days ago, by Zoe the Wolf
What a fantastic evening in the world of spam!
 
 
1 hour later…
4:42 AM
And now for something completely different: opensource.com/article/18/1/my-delorean-runs-perl
 
Not PHP yet...
 
user202362
5:01 AM
javascript 4 the win!
 
Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verdes ramas.
 
Not a fan of green, then?
 
user202362
零分无所谓,老子就是狂,大学考不上,我就当流氓!
 
user202362
best chinese poetry ever!
 
user202362
6:45 AM
 
user202362
6.0 is not too bad, richter scale is logarithmic, it's only when you are around 7 that's when it becomes a problem. Also depends on how the earth is shaking ...
 
The quake itself wasn't that bad. But our 5-floor office building is between 4 high rise buildings...
 
7:36 AM
@if.... lol, not really... things IRL for me are really different, plus I'm really bad at marketing. :)
@TelautonomousKitty pretty sure there were 6.0 quakes which caused lots of destruction, in places not ready for quakes.
 
and we're quite far from the epicenter. But the nearest city....
 
@SensibleAlexander ouch
 
user202362
probably should watch out in case it's a foreshock ... better to play safe
 
7:53 AM
@TelautonomousKitty nah, don't think 6.0 can be foreshock for a bigger quake. Hopefully.
 
 
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9:23 AM
@SensibleAlexander it is probably meant to come down in several pieces instead of one solid plate, still don't want to be under it ...
17 messages moved to Chimney
@SensibleAlexander you, family and friends are OK?
 
We're quite far away from there. We're okay, thanks for the concern :)
 
Okay.
 
10:14 AM
@AdamLear you need cast one more vote to reach 10k :)
 
10:38 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body: Asking about reseller hosting shared ip by avicitiffany on webmasters.SE
 
11:26 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: I want to learn math! by Anthony on math.SE
 
12:13 PM
700 rollbacks, astonishing.
 
12:32 PM
So far I've gotten two responses to my survey: one person said they are blocked on the right site, and another said they posted on meta for help finding the right site.
 
12:42 PM
116 pending flags on SO
 
@iDebug heh, better have it locked
@Magisch all with possible sock puppets?
 
yeah
 
sorry in advance JNat
 
Why JNat? Mods can't handle them?
 
12:44 PM
most cases of serial voting need to be escalated
only CMs can invalidate votes. Mods can only solve them by hand when the solution is to delete some accounts
 
1:04 PM
@ShadowtheHedgehogWizard Check the timestamp. It's a history event.
@Magisch You should say sorry in advantage :)
@Magisch Can't obvious bad votes be invalidated by an automated script?
For example when A voted 20 of B's answers up in a few minutes, that could be reverted programatically and probably doesn't need a CM.
 
serial voting, yes. voting ring... I don't think so
 
What's a voting ring?
 
a group of users voting each other
 
Well, mostly true.
Serial voting is much easier to detect than voting ring, I guess.
@SensibleAlexander Are you Normal Human and Crazy Ivan previously?
 
@iDebug I'm the other one
 
1:14 PM
Oh no. I made a mistake
You're Andrew T.
This one is more interesting. One single user repeatedly rolled back a post.
Solo player.
 
in the meantime, thanks to amazon basically showing it in my face, I discovered the existence of Nintendo Labo.
cardboard
 
@iDebug long time users know how to bypass the automatic system.
 
1:32 PM
@ShadowtheHedgehogWizard mod visibility of voting is odd
and even then we can't invalidate them
we could delete the user, and that's about it
 
1:45 PM
yeah, quite limited
 
@ShadowtheHedgehogWizard Probably not very comprehensive. Only staffs know.
 
Pretty sure @Magisch hunted several "dirty" sock puppets and voting rings, maybe not all 100+ flags, but at least few. And blocking/nuking them will send clear signal to the rest.
@iDebug he's the meat balls inside the soup.
(best combo IMO)
 
This just in! Stack Overflow has discovered that UK programmers all move to the US after working 20 years.
 
user202362
2:08 PM
US pays programmers better than the UK
 
user202362
especially top programmers
 
That's because gyroscopes are hard.
 
user202362
Oo just saw details of those graphs, but I knew this as facts for many years now
 
Its cause british programmers are promoted like wizards, by quietly disposing of their predessors.
 
user202362
coz tech companies are usually US based
 
user202362
2:14 PM
but if you work in finance, UK is the place to go (if you are Australian)
 
The Laundry Files is a series of novels by Charles Stross. They mix the genres of Lovecraftian horror, spy thriller, science fiction, and workplace humor. Their main character for the first five novels is "Bob Howard" (a pseudonym taken for security purposes), a one-time I.T. consultant turned field agent. Howard is recruited to work for the British government agency "the Laundry", which deals with occult threats. In this world, computers and mathematical equations are just as useful, and perhaps more potent, than classic spellbooks, pentagrams, and sigils for influencing unseen ancient powers...
 
;p
bit of a fan
 
Yeah, hilarious stuff, that.
 
@tchrist you forgot some another very plausible option: thanks to the average developer work conditions and general recognition they get, they usually either ... expire or change work before reaching 20 years of expertise.
 
2:41 PM
@ShadowtheHedgehogWizard as if. There's 80+ a week
 
3:22 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Looking for initial Funding to Activate My XRP Account by OtcZeus on bitcoin.SE
 
Probably going to be disputed, but I'm flagging this as "dontreallyunderstandwhatyouareaskingandpleaseaddsomespaces"
 
4:14 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body: AVG function returns wrong average by sev on dba.SE
 
4:24 PM
seems that SE has a pretty long "unclear what you are asking" pending flag queue.
Just noticed I have pending flags from about a week ago.
 
What about in India?
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Can we talk about that survey a second? It's not really something we can really get behind unless we (as a company) do it.
 
4:45 PM
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Please stop posting links in comments asking users to take your survey; that is not allowed. I know it seems like a harmless bit of research, but when folks see they they can solicit the SE community to take part in their survey/research/contest/etc, it became a problem pretty fast. No harm done, but this stuff is typically flagged as 'spam' and users doing it may find themselves no longer able to use the site. Please remove the comments you have posted in this regard. Thank you.
 
@RobertCartaino They are all deleted, as the off-topic posts containing them have been deleted.
I will remove the canned comment and survey link from my answer
 
@RobertCartaino We just talked about that, we'll be doing a more formal meta engagement survey (great idea, just needed to involve us in the execution of it, which we're going to work on now)
 
I've removed the link from my canned comment as well.
 
Top selection for "How could meta improve" will be PEOPLE COULD HAVE LESS POWERFUL LASERS FOR EYES, I MEAN I'M JUST SAYIN' !!!
 
This is a room for discussing that: chat.meta.stackexchange.com/rooms/1165/…
@TimPost @RobertCartaino @rene The survey has been disabled; try clicking on the link now
 
4:51 PM
decommissioned message
 
you should pray that you aren't decommissioned further.
 
o_O blue invasion
y'all got tim posting
 
 
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7:12 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body: Plugin para visualizar pdf como revista by Eduardo Henrique on pt.stackoverflow.com
 
7:56 PM
!!/amiprivileged
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog ╳ You are not a privileged user. Please see the privileges wiki page for information on what privileges are and what is expected of privileged users.
 
@SmokeDetector !!/why
 
[my name wasn't showing up as one of the people in this chat room, so I wanted to fix that]
@tchrist You can't preface it with a ping to SmokeDetector; it has to start with !!
 
@SmokeDetector why
 
@tchrist Body - Position 160-169: issuu.com
 
 
Stop making your family click on your random links
 
Probably because this became active and people following that link in the comment?
@Bart I'm sure my dad will click on anything I send him, so that is a great idea ...
 
8:56 PM
By the way it's by the same user that got suspended last week for possible trolling.
 
Ugh, why does the stack exchange logo open this "popup" now?
 
@Bart Didn't you say something like "95% of what I say is nonsense, the other 5% is suspicious"?
 
There's no way to prove that if you don't search through the history.
 
@Bart I'm just seeing if you recall. The actual message is here:
Nov 8 '13 at 20:46, by Bart
@gparyani top tip: 95% of what I say is nonsense. The other 5% is suspicious.
 
Given the state my brain is currently in, I'm surprised it still manages to keep basic functions going at all.
 
9:13 PM
@Bart to help the lost cases that still expect to find the site switcher there.
 
I feel helped
 
I'm glad
 
Hi glad, I'm Bart.
 
comments comments comments. — Daniel A. White 5 mins ago
 
^^ pretty indicative of the current state of my brain
 
9:17 PM
@Bart no problem, we might even start to like you
 
Let's not get crazy
 
certainly not
@Bart brain overflow
 
Boooo, bluefeet got rid of it before I could get to it
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog huh. Well, so far trolling isn't back, let's hope they learned the lesson...
 
@Bart don't you mean boofeet?
 
badumtish
 
10:14 PM
@ShadowtheHedgehogWizard You should watch for another post from him soon: retrocomputing.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/541/…
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Significado de IController devuelto en operador ternario by Ando Codeando on es.stackoverflow.com
 
> Why don't you wait 7 days [for the MSE suspension to end]? Because the vast majority of their moderators are paranoid amongst false positives against new users. I was even accused for being a troll. Would you shout at a baby for being unable to stand on two feet? Even the policy itself of StackExchange states: "Have an open mind.". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:AGF
 
@Bart misreading that as badmuts ...
 
:D
 
Not sure if that is flagable as offensive ;)
 
10:19 PM
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Q: Feature suggestion: How many minutes from the 40m are left to wait?

TechLordFor new users, these 40 minutes are the 40 minutes of death. That is an exaggerated nickname, but I adapted it from "BSOD". 40 minutes of hell could also be their name. It would be useful, if the 40-minute-error also indicated the number of remaining minutes. I hope my feature suggestion to be ...

 
Where is it stated that SE's policy is "Have an open mind"??? (just a really curious question)
 
@SensibleAlexander it is mentioned a few times: meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22open+mind%22 ...
I see both @Bart and myself have used it in answers. I guess if you keep repeating certain words people start assuming it is a policy.
 

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