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@RobertColumbia re: cseducators post that you commented on, we were just testing some stuff in Charcoal HQ. There's nothing wrong with it. Also, in the future, Charcoal is prolly a better place to ask questions like that.
 
2:06 AM
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Morning?
 
 
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3:25 AM
test
hmm, internet is still okay
 
off-topic Tic Tac Toe Python - user09091999‎ - 2018-11-29 03:55:48Z
 
 
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body, potentially bad ns for domain in body (100): vriligy 60mg,vriligy dapoxetine tablets 60 mg,vriligy 60 by gerrydearie on apple.SE
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Morning!
@rene true MSE is boring. No YouTube, no MathJax. ;-(
 
@ShadowWizard what does that say about us regulars?
 
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5:49 AM
@JourneymanGeek interesting people in a boring site? ;-)
@EKons Turns out I still have the greek chocolate I bought in Rhodes! Found it while looking for something else in the Sweet Things drawer. :D
You know that brand?
 
@ShadowWizard not exactly
 
@ShadowWizard ah, that's couverture (also, not familiar with "oscar")
at least it's not from Lidl :P
 
@JourneymanGeek :(
@EKons nope. Bought in small shop next to the hotel. :)
 
6:05 AM
yeah, I personally boycott Lidl
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer, potentially bad ns for domain in answer (61): How to right-drag using trackpad only, for Windows on MacBook by Shahbaz Badil on apple.SE
 
I'm sleepy...
 
6:21 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Does it really matter if deleted post are vandalized? I see many high profile SO users do it too.
 
@ɪBᴜɢ First, 10k users require an extra step to see what was behind the answer. Second, some users may think you posted that and thus flag you for trolling.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog when it's deleted it just means "no value here, don't see", so I disagree with your first standpoint. Second, 10k MSE users aren't any innocent so that one's also invalid
by the way, do you like an FPGA timer? :P
 
6:45 AM
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@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I'd rather not have to justify myself every time I roll back an edit, if I'm honest.
 
@ArtOfCode It'd be great if you did, so I can improve from feedback.
 
2 mins ago, by ArtOfCode
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I'd rather not have to justify myself every time I roll back an edit, if I'm honest.
 
I didn't say you had to, just that it'd be great if you did.
 
Your opinion is noted.
 
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Is there a way to automatically create a line break between every word (in a selection of) a post without adding it manually between each word?
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer (51): Smallest readable font size for printed card by Join Print on graphicdesign.SE
 
@Alex drop this in your browser console: "paste your string here".split(' ').join('<br/>')
paste the returned result into your post
substitute '<br/>' for ' \n' if you want pure markdown, but that'll leave you with a lotta lines
 
@ArtOfCode Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "browser console"?
 
7:10 AM
@Alex if Chrome, press F12 then go to "Console" tab
It's a way to manually execute client script code in the context of the page you currently view.
 
@Alex the developer tools in your browser (hit F12) have a console that lets you run arbitrary JavaScript
 
@ShadowWizard Same for Edge and IE
 
Okay, I clearly have no idea what I'm doing. Is something supposed to happen when I put it in the console?
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog oh, never really tried. Thanks.
@Alex you should also then press Enter and you'll see.
You should get output of paste<br/>your<br/>string<br/>here, which you can copy and paste in SE editor to have the effect you asked for. :)
 
@Alex paste it in the console, replace the bit within "quotes" with the section you want split up, then hit Enter
 
7:15 AM
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@EKons why, because they're "too big"? In Israel we got similar situation, one giant supermarkets company with annual income of like 4B NIS, and few other smaller companies, not reaching this combined. But don't think many boycott the big company just for being almost a monopoly, they do have fair prices.
 
Okay, I got the output, but I'm confused as to what exactly to replace with what.
Apologies for being completely horrible at this.
 
@Alex the selection of a post you want to create a line break between every word in it.
Cut the selection from the post, put in console the way shown above, cut console output, put back in post. :)
 
I'm clearly doing something wrong... oh well.
 
7:30 AM
Never mind, I got it.
Thanks everyone.
The problem was that my text was already on separate lines from the Excel sheet that I imported it from, so it gave me some error.
 
Ah, that would do it. If you already have separate lines, you can add 2 spaces to the end of each of them to make a line break
 
@JourneymanGeek They do some horrendous things to their staff
more so then other grocery chains
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer (51): The name of this part of a spoon by Sarasota Antique Buyers on ell.SE
 
@ArtOfCode I'd have to manually add thousands of spaces, though. I can get around the problem by copying the text from the post preview rather than the actual text box, because in the preview it all appears on one line.
 
that works
could also paste it with the line breaks by surrounding it with `` backticks, which allow new lines, and then .split('\n').map(s => s + ' ').join('\n')
 
7:36 AM
@Magisch ah
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog it would be great if people didn't have to explain themselves every time they rolled back...
 
@JourneymanGeek Same response.
 
@ArtOfCode Sounds too complicated. Anyway, I got what I need, thanks for the help.
 
I didn't say that they have to, just that it's a good thing to do.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog eeeh. Makes it sound like they're a bad person for not doing it.
If you read back up there ^, there's me saying "I don't want to do this thing" and then you're coming straight back with "it'd be good if you did this thing anyway"
no, technically, you didn't tell me I have to do it, but... that doesn't come across as considerate of others' time
 
@Magisch how do you know?
 
7:43 AM
@ShadowWizard There is one in my town and I personally know some of the employees
 
@ArtOfCode My mistake for not inferring that. Sorry for reading it too literally.
 
@Magisch oh. Well, from my few visits to Lidl in Germany I didn't see anything hinting about it, the cashiers all sat down comfortably, didn't appear tired or sad at all, etc.
In Israel we had big issue with cashiers suffering horrible conditions, but it was dealt with.
 
@ShadowWizard cashiers sitting down really isn't a thing to brag about here
 
Coffee!
I'm on my second one
 
It's more the working hours, how useless corporate is, the managing style, and the fact that they get garbage benefits (pretty much legal minimum on everything)
 
7:48 AM
@Magisch so where's the problem? With the employees putting the stuff in place?
@Magisch oh
Sounds like Amazon then?
@rene me too! Well, first black coffee. Second in total.
 
@ShadowWizard more or less. Lidl is just a lot easier to boycott
 
@rene :(. We're not even at the office yet :(
 
@Tinkeringbell you and your... ?
;)
 
Okay, yeah, I'm working from home today ...
 
Two co-workers. Sharing a ride today, got stuck in traffic
 
7:50 AM
@rene good, no slow trains to rant about! :D
@Tinkeringbell two?! Nice... double the trouble... :P
 
@rene Lucky you! I get to do that tomorrow :)
@ShadowWizard One of em is a good fun guy ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell oh. From team #3?
 
@Tinkeringbell That reminds me of the antrophomorphic mushroom "I'm a fungi. I don't take up mushroom" :D
 
@ShadowWizard Nah, from a completely unrelated team #4
@Magisch Oh, I take up plenty of space ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell whoa.... what a mix! lol
Change of topic... what would you say/think if you found out the head of your country secret intelligence agency (or not secret, equivalent to NSA) was under surveillance from a third party without knowing about it?
 
7:57 AM
@ShadowWizard Not very good at his job then innit?
 
@Magisch yeah.... and when this was exposed, he claims it's "not a big deal". buh
Let's see if it has English version already... yes there is
I mean... in his place I'd pack my things and retire asap, ashamed such thing happened.
But people love to stick to their place of power.
@ɪBᴜɢ if you edit your answers to hide some shame it's legit to a point, but NOT when you put pointless jiberish in there, that's abuse and can be flagged as such. Instead you can write "I misunderstood the question, answer is removed" or something along those lines. Just saying. :)
 
8:12 AM
status-does-this-still-work
 
Why not?
I'm using it almost every day here. :)
 
8:27 AM
omg... maybe we should protect the Time Swag question after all? The amount of total crap answers is just huge.
 
@ShadowWizard maybe ask a CM first? holding off new users (new to MSE) isn't really fair IMO
 
@ɪBᴜɢ I was half joking/ranting. That latest meme "answer" is just so... useless.
We should still give chance to those who do put effort into it.
 
@ShadowWizard lol Twitter-driven memes
 
@ɪBᴜɢ huh? No, twitter got nothing to do with it.... this time. ;)
!!/shine @Nog
 
!!/alive
 
8:40 AM
@Mithrandir You should totally drop that and use jQuery
 
...well then where was the "that command doesn't exist"
 
@Mithrandir from my observations, adding an argument cause Smokey to just silently ignore the command.
!!/foobar @someone
 
@ShadowWizard No such command 'foobar'.
 
heh
 
8:41 AM
So.. no idea! lol
Check the code... I'm too lazy. ;)
It even ignores coffee command sometimes when misused
!!/coffee everyone in this room, now please.
 
@ShadowWizard brews a cup of Macchiato for @everyone
 
hmm
!!/shine Shog
 
@ShadowWizard No such command 'shine'.
 
@ShadowWizard It is nine Shog
:P
 
8:45 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog brews a cup of chamomile tea for @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog
 
@NogShine or Shog09
 
Some are just posting random gifs for the contest
 
Some of us put a lot of effort into ours....
;)
 
@NogShine yeah, ruining all the fun. :/
 
@Mithrandir I will always try that mine is not a poor one.
 
8:56 AM
Yeah. Enter because it's fun, not just because you want a watch!
 
Tell that to 80% of the people who posted there so far... o_o
 
@Mithrandir It's always fun while posting on MSE
 
If you treat it as fun, you're more likely to post a good entry
 
Thanks for reminding me, @Nog. :)
oh wait.. can't do it.
Wanted to give a bounty to your cheese answer, it's really good and totally didn't get enough credit.
But question is closed.
Did you get the swag for it?
 
@ShadowWizard Thank you for thinking.
 
9:01 AM
:)
 
Yes, I am getting swag for that. I sent my details but I think I should wait for 6-8 weeks.
 
Yeah it's not going to be fast but good chance it will actually arrive sometime. :)
 
@ShadowWizard Did you figure out whom was that about? ;)
 
@NogShine sure! :D
 
@Mithrandir a repeat offender ...
 
20K friends meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319112/… /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart @Glorfindel
 
Morning!
 
9:21 AM
*waves*
 
falls
 
summers
 
jumping up and down from excitement
 
Whoa.. .@Stijn talking here two days in a row! That didn't happen since January 17th this year! :P
 
@rene LOL.
 
9:26 AM
@rene flower can't do that! Maybe you meant something like this?
:D
 
@ShadowWizard do I get a badge for talking 100 days in a row?
 
@ShadowWizard yes
 
@Stijn yep. Epic Chatter. Secret badge. (Platinum, of course) :D
 
No, you don't... from experience.
 
@Mithrandir shhhh don't ruin the fun. :P
Another badge is for reaching 10000 pings.
 
9:27 AM
Although why isn't there a gold badge for chat? There's bronze and silver, why no gold?
 
@Mithrandir because chat isn't "real" part of Q&A.
Is there gold badge for comments?
 
@Mithrandir Because only silence is golden :3
 
*eyrolls at navta*
 
The more time one spends here, the less time they will spend on the Q&A site itself, so they don't want to really encourage that.
Comments also shouldn't be encouraged too much.
@balpha hey, just a quick question... the countdown is your doing? :)
@Mithrandir nav who? lol
 
@ShadowWizard the implementation, yeah
 
9:31 AM
navta pei
 
@Mithrandir Hard trying not to ping me :D
 
@Mithrandir Direwolf?
 
I can't ping you.
I can't type your name, I can't reply to your message, and I can't select your name when it shows up if I type @.
 
@Mithrandir Using @ you certainly can.
 
13
Q: SE chat is completely inaccessible to keyboard-only users

MithrandirKeyboard-only access is an important part of accessibility. In my case, it's simply because my mouse has stopped working, but there are many people who rely on webpages being keyboard-only friendly to navigate the web. Stack Exchange chat completely fails. Some extremely basic things are imposs...

 
9:34 AM
@Mithrandir press tab
(not that the rest of your point isn't valid)
 
@balpha thanks. So I'll keep looking for the easter egg you put in there. ;)
 
oh huh, that is completely not obvious
;)
Thanks, @balpha
 
@Mithrandir same as comment reply auto complete.
 
mhhmmm.
 
75
Q: Tab name completion for comments please!

Adam DavisI find I'm doing the Unix command completion/IRC name completion thing where I type a few letters of the username and hit tab when I'm entering comments. Please consider adding a bit of JavaScript code that: When focus is on a comment input box When tab is pressed If the preceeding 'word' is '...

:-)
This was done 7 years ago... you were 9 back then? ;)
 
9:38 AM
That'd be correct
 
Were you in Israel at this age at all?
(i.e. when did you arrive?)
 
arrived here... at age 8
 
oh
Nice.
So Hebrew isn't your native language? Or did you speak Hebrew while in USA too?
 
@ShadowWizard wrong season for easter eggs ....
 
Hebrew is my second language... ...and I'm not especially great at speaking it; that's one downside of homeschooling while moving countries
 
9:41 AM
@Mithrandir I see. Had no idea. :)
 
How would you? ;)
 
I have a cousin doing the opposite: he was born in Israel, and moved to USA at age of 8.
When he visited as adult, it was hard for him to speak Hebrew.
Missing words, strong accent, etc.
 
I've got a very strong American accent :P
 
But he still did עלייה, lived here for several years, until giving up and moving back to USA.
 
The few times I've visited the US since it felt really weird. I've gotten used to a tiny town in Israel ;D
 
9:44 AM
He worked in Peres Center for Peace, reached some rather high position there.
@Mithrandir town? Was sure it's a "moshav"?
(which is.. village?)
 
everything falls under town
 
Really?? lol, learn something every day. :D
 
Noun: town (plural towns)
  1. A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.
  2. Any more urbanized center than the place of reference.
  3. (Britain, historical) A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.
  4. The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.
  5. (colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.
(2 more not shown…)
 
huh
@rene but.. but... there is always one...
crying
 
@Mithrandir @Shadow We have some spots here (mostly in rural mountain areas) where the named town is a single farm with a few extra houses build by the inheritants.
 
9:49 AM
heh
 
Would that also fall into that category?
 
possibly
 
@πάνταῥεῖ huh. lol
Do they even pay taxes?
 
We really still have rural areas in Bavaria. No one knows exactly if they pay taxes, or what they're doing there ;D
 
Dark rituals...
 
9:54 AM
Probably
 
Asking off topic questions on MSE using pirated internet connection they steal somehow... :P
 
I doubt they have internet access ...
 
10:17 AM
sd k
 
10:36 AM
Okay, this just happened: Invites have been sent to attend an online assessment about Information Security. Registration with email and password is mandatory. In the reminder email they included a list with all participants ... and their chosen password ...
 
@rene very helpful. If someone forgets their password, they can ask someone else to help them out. Step 1 of community building
 
@rene that's... beyond hilarious. LOL
Whoever is/are behind this, it's clear they have no clue about information security.
 
yeah ... worst part is that this is in the context of local government awareness ... maybe it is part of the education...
 
lol
@Bart true!
sd k
 
@πάνταῥεῖ you're not helping with that comment. I flagged it as unkind
 
10:53 AM
@rene lemme know when you've finished the comment convo and it can be deleted ;)
 
I'm done for now
Now I'm really done
 
really really done?
 
really
 
@rene Which one in particular?
 
Cool. Post is now self-deleted. ;)
I can be a lazy mod today, it seems ;P
 
10:57 AM
@πάνταῥεῖ the terse one, stating: you thought wrong
 
@rene Ah that. Yes, that wasn't really necessary, agreed.
 
refrain from posting those comments going forward then.
 
Yeah, I'll hold that back for future.
 
Thanks, appreciated
 
11:26 AM
sd k
 
Does anyone know how I can flag a profile with spam in it for mod attention if the user has never posted?
 
You can't.
 
@sau226 use one of your own posts to raise a custom flag, link to the user profile and explain what is bothersome about it
10 messages moved to Chimney
 
@rene Careful with that though, the rules for profiles are much more lenient than for actual posts. Unless it's NSFW, we usually don't do anything unless the user starts posting spam, I've been told ;)
 
11:42 AM
I follow the Martijn Pieters rules of engagement: if you see something fishy: flag and accept an occasional declined flag.
 
Yeah, that's one way to learn about what to flag and whatnot :P
It does require you to check your flags from time to time XD I learned that the hard way ;)
 
@rene :and sometimes get slapped with a wet trout?
 
@sau226 to back @Tinkeringbell's concerns a bit, do read meta.stackexchange.com/questions/303746/… among others before you actually flag.
 
check
 
@Tinkeringbell Thanks! I did some investigation and it seems that it keeps hitting the "5 answers from new users within 24 hours" requirement. So this means that every time a new user posts an answer, it will be protected. I think you should escalate that to the Community Team.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog IIRC there's already a feature request for that kind of stuff.
 
@Tinkeringbell I'm aware of that. Mods have the ability to escalate requests to the Community Team (according to an answer by Monica Cellio), and thus can get them to bump up the priority of that request.
 
Also, as far as I'm aware my job description is 'keep this thing clean', not 'meddle with backlog priorities'
 
12:02 PM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog iirc mods use the very same contact us route
but with a more convenient UI
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected, toxic answer detected (161): Excel - can you change the line colour of a Freeze panel divider? by zainab on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body (99): Data extraction from hyperlinked workbooks by fresh_french on superuser.com
 
> As a moderator, I've been able to get site-specific things like these addressed by escalating a per-site meta request to the CMs.
 
> if you're not getting any response from SE and the meta request has decent support from the community
So make a site specific meta request.
 
Tinkeringbell isn't your personal issue-escalator though
 
@Magisch I don't understand where in my mere statement of fact there exists a request for her to actually do it.
 
12:05 PM
What Monica means is probably that we sometimes ping someone to say 'hey, are you aware of this thing, can it be done'. It makes no sense to do that for main meta.
Like taking a site out of HNQ on request.
 
> Tinkeringbell Thanks! I did some investigation and it seems that it keeps hitting the "5 answers from new users within 24 hours" requirement. So this means that every time a new user posts an answer, it will be protected. I think you should escalate that to the Community Team.
 
Yeah, my bad. They think ;)
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog emphasis mine
 
I think not :P
So I'm going to do some actual work right now, in between closing/deleting and unprotecting ;)
 
I suppose in the most literal meanings of the word that isn't a request, but "I think you should do X" implies "You should do X"
 
12:09 PM
@Magisch I said, "escalate the fact that it will be protected automatically whenever a new user posts an answer". Wasn't referring to the original request there.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog if you're saying you did nothing wrong I beg to differ.
 
(I need a keyboard without an enter key, sorry about that)
 
@Tinkeringbell sure, but it can take 6-8 years until it's done.
 
12:28 PM
In the meantime, I'm following my own advice, in the other answer there:
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A: Make unprotect make questions ineligible for further auto-protection

Sonic the Inclusive HedgehogThis is especially a problem for contests being run on this site. Take, for example, the most recent contest. If you look at its revision history, you'll see a very long and drawn-out war between the Community user and humans (mods and 15k+ users). After some investigation, I discovered that th...

 
@ShadowWizard nope; they're definitely not "too big" here in Greece, compared to other supermarkets; it's for political reasons... not explaining more right now :P
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer (51): Can a magnetic lock be negated or overcome by a stronger electromagnet? by access controls on engineering.SE
 
@EKons so even not related to what @Magi said about bad conditions for their employees?
 
absolutely not...
basically, don't feed the "Germans" (i.e. Germans who are responsible for our crisis, as some believe) with €€€
 
12:46 PM
@EKons Feels so good that I am rather a Bavarian, than a German :3
 
@EKons oh
I also heard those Germans bought Rhodes' airport and going to rebuild it. :)
 
But I am boycotting Lidl also.
 
@πάνταῥεῖ why? lol
Everyone appear to boycott something.
 
@ShadowWizard Germans are not good with building airports :3
@ShadowWizard Because of the same reasons @Magisch already pointed out earlier.
 
@ShadowWizard I boycott boycotts ;)
 
12:50 PM
@Tinkeringbell I boycott boycotting boycotts
 
^ LOL
Reminds me of our paroles we casted in the 80ies :D
 
@Magisch Well, then I again boycott your boycotting of me boycotting boycotts!
 
That's sexist.
Why do people never girlcott things?
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@JourneymanGeek no, but boycotting boys is. :D
 
@Tinkeringbell Tinkeringbells_Boycotts.forEach(function(boycott){boycott(boycott);});
 
12:53 PM
@Magisch It should be recursive boycotting :P
> This noun comes from the name of Charles C. Boycott, an English land agent in 19th century Ireland who refused to reduce rents for his tenant farmers. As a result, the local residents did not want to have any dealings with him. Boycotts are an effective way to use your spending dollars to affect change.
Online dictionaries are such a life saver nowadays!
 
@Tinkeringbell function boycott(boycott){ if (boycott.boycott) { return boycott(boycott.boycott); } else { return 'I boycott thee' }} boycott(tinkeringbells_boycott);
 
thanks for the continued efforts at keeping that question unprotected, @Tinkeringbell and @ShadowWizard ;P
 
@JourneymanGeek reminds me of discussion I had with my kids. They heard about the Big Ben clock, and the daughter said it's not fair. In Hebrew "Ben" means "boy". So she asked why there's no famous clock for "girl"... and in Hebrew, girl is "bat", which would make it Big Bat. But then I told my children that isn't a good name because that same word can mean something totally different... </end-due-to-@Derpy-might-flag> :P
@JNat cheers! ;)
 
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