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12:01 AM
@rene thanks for the heads up. I'll write a comment first and then feel free to delete vote if that's your wish
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog votes are anonymous
 
user194636
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Don't harass people about voting, or how you believe they voted.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog please don't harass people about questions or votes here.
2 messages moved to Chimney
I think we've had the former talk already so... well, please keep that in mind.
@Tinkeringbell or just nod. or better yet, stare at them like a cat until they get uncomfortable and go away.
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12:48 AM
@JourneymanGeek As a moderator, is it possible for you to see others' close voting choices, including votes cast outside of the review UI, before the question actually gets closed?
 
erm.
Not sure that I should share that
Or if I care
 
Can a regular user with a certain amount of rep see that?
 
errrrrr
See if I answered that, I'd probably give away if I could
But no, I don't think I can see that on MSE
Once again though, I don't really care (most of the time)
If you really need to know maybe you can ask on MSE?
 
in Sonic's Den, Sep 7 at 1:50, by Catija
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog It'd also be really nice if you'd not pretend that you didn't close it and casually ask about it in chat and then lie about it. I didn't look it up in the database. Any mod can see it right on the question in the history... and anyone who's 20K can look at it in the tools: https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/close/history
@JourneymanGeek ^^
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog If you know, why ask? ;)
 
12:56 AM
@JourneymanGeek Does that link only show review history, or all close votes, even those cast outside of review?
 
4 mins ago, by Journeyman Geek
If you really need to know maybe you can ask on MSE?
 
@JourneymanGeek I'll get downvoted and lose rep.
Then I won't get an answer.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog but if you keep annoying people here, they will leave and you'll not get an answer too.
and you picked up the wrong lesson from that.
 
@JourneymanGeek Did you feel annoyed by the fact that I pinged you asking about it?
 
No. Rather that we're back to the behaviours in general that well, makes people annoyed.
> Not sure that I should share that
Means "hey, so I'm not sure if this is something that I can tell you about or hint at"
which means "drop it"
It does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination "Hey you should keep reframing the question until I can give you an answer"
 
1:02 AM
This is actually a very big question. If 10k+ users can't see all close votes, not just those cast through review, it means that if a moderator publicly calls me out for casting a close vote, they'd be violating the moderator agreement. This exact situation happened not too long ago. The only difference was that the moderator was actually an SE employee, who was not bound to the moderator agreement.
On the other hand, if a 10k+ user can see all close votes through that link, there was no violation.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog see, if you're blaming a mod or CM for telling you off for being disingenuous, SOMETHING is clearly wrong with how you're looking at it
Stop trying to blame cat, or worse.
Also, if you're going to spend most of your time trying to argue with people, its not nice and makes this place a less pleasant, and undoes a lot of work we've done lately.
We arn't going to have that
 
Out of curiosity, would clarifying that I'm not trying to blame Catija constitute "arguing"?
 
At the moment. Yes.
 
The only reason I'm asking these questions is because I'm curious.
 
The ice is very thin for you.
Try not to fall in.
 
1:15 AM
@JourneymanGeek My own communication style is to blame. I often think I'm having a regular conversation, merely responding to people's statements and asking follow-up questions, while possibly in the eyes of the other person and definitely in the eyes of third parties, we're having an argument. In real life, one can use tone to distinguish (soft vs. harsh), but it's not possible here.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog well, and the tendancy to try to be the center of attention a lot of the time
 
1:41 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I guess one of your communication problem is to ping someone directly when you ask something, compared to... just ask, without needing a ping. If someone is interested, they will reply. Otherwise, if the question is ignored, the move on...
(oh great, I'll be late to the office...)
 
1:55 AM
And one more thing: Even if you expect a direct and honest reply, I can't do that. I can't be truly honest with you because it will look like I'm belittling you, and I'll be in danger of getting flagged in this public chat room. That said, I regret replying to the above, it's better for me not to handle this and ignore you instead...
 
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user194636
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Which part of the moderator agreement do you think it would violate? Do you regard a close vote as personally-identifying information? Just curious about the rationale there.
 
Rob
2:16 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog ...You're publicly accusing someone of not doing their job correctly. There's no tone you could use in real life that would make this seem like a question out of mere curiosity.
 
2:31 AM
@Somewhat this... is a big problem I'm having.
The moderator manual (aka the theory of moderation) also talks about working on the behaviour, not the person, which gets harder when... well, the behaviours get on your nerves.
 
user194636
@JourneymanGeek On that point, it is public knowledge:
 
user194636
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A: Can moderators see the close/reopen _votes_ (and _not_ the reviews)?

animusonYes, diamond moderators have access to a special timeline on posts which does list all close and reopen votes (and who cast them) inside it, including any that have expired or otherwise no longer count. Close and reopen votes are the only votes that they see in that timeline, though. This informa...

 
@PaulWhite oh, I was actually aware of that
actually had a link with a screenshot from shog opened, admittedly one that I found cause I knew it was in the timeline.
On the other hand, I felt that humouring him with an answer fed the behaviour. :(
 
user194636
and to address the question about what 10kers can see:
 
user194636
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Q: Is it possible to know who VTCed a question before the five vote limit is reached?

Buffer Over ReadIs it possible to know who voted to close a question before the five vote limit is reached?

 
2:37 AM
Well, then I'm honestly disappointed that Sonic failed to find those and instead ask a mod directly here...
 
user194636
I personally don't mind helping people find answers to questions, but I agree the framing was off.
 
user194636
This is also vaguely relevant:
 
user194636
well, I think closing (or reopening) should be a public vote process, and those who wish a question closed should be willing to put their names on that vote — Jeff Atwood Mar 30 '10 at 10:35
 
user194636
Archeology can be fun 🙂
 
@PaulWhite well, technically it is once its closed ;)
 
user194636
2:48 AM
yep
 
But ya, I had serious issues with how that was framed.
 
3:15 AM
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3:26 AM
I asked a user directly here because I wasn't sure if those posts were still relevant, or if things had changed. (cc @PaulWhite @Somewhat @JourneymanGeek)
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I'm trying to get the best way to "kindly" put across what a core problem here is.
I'm not happy with calling you a help vampire - but have you considered that folks here might be here for something other than digging into stuff you can't or won't find yourself, and helping to solve for your curiocity?
 
Admittedly, I should have linked those posts, and asked, "is the answer here still valid?".
 
That dosen't solve why people are annoyed at you though
It isn't about the pinging. Its about the demands on time, and well, the fact that you're mostly here to, well satisfy your curiocity
and that, and these little incidents kinda make it harder for other folks to chat.
And if I ever hear "i'm asking here cause I'm afraid to get downvoted on meta" again I will probably be quite annoyed
 
I value my Meta rep quite a bit. Every downvote I receive reduces my self-esteem a little bit. Now I have an irrational fear that any question I post will receive downvotes.
 
Ash
Downvotes happen. It's just...how it works, especially on Meta (MSE or child metas).
 
3:32 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog let me frame it this way. There's three reasons something could get downvoted. Firstly, its not useful. Secondly, unfortunately, people don't like you and downvote you. Third, Tim Post lost his keys.
Here's the amazing part. You can do something about the first two.
 
4. Your feature request was disliked.
 
Ash
Not every feature request is going to be universally loved, but that doesn't mean that making them is always terrible
Like even if they get downvotes and such, it encourages the community to, for a moment, think about things from a new angle
 
Here's another thing. I'm getting 15+ K reputation a year.
What am I doing you arn't?
I'm certainly not asking questions on how things work.
admittedly I have an advantage in being a moderator but I rarely post about mod tools.
 
@Ash Well, then the system shouldn't be set up such that users who post well-reasoned but disliked FRs should lose rep. I've (for fear of downvotes) held off on proposing a separate system of "agreement/disagreement" votes that don't affect rep in any way, while redefining the current voting system to be completely for quality, as it is on main Q&A sites.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog but but ...
more or less this has been asked many times and isn't going to happen
 
3:36 AM
It feels like a clique. What amplifies that feeling is that the system offers to give you back your lost rep in exchange for renouncing your idea and recanting your opinion.
 
I'm asking what you are willing to change to make things work?
 
@JourneymanGeek I'm not far behind, #4 in the annual rep league if you exclude staff members.
@JourneymanGeek I'm super curious on how the system works.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog on the other hand, people seem to feel I know how it does.
Simply because, well, I get the system isn't a rigid set of rules
its something dynamic, and there's a good set of things that one learns by observing
And if you're not getting that, well its a social ecosystem in many ways, with rules that are ill defined...
I'm sorry, you don't understand the system, nor will you, ever
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog If I EVER make a post, and it gets downvoted. Well, It stays. I appreciate comments. I try to use those for the next time.
 
Ash
@JourneymanGeek Learning experiences! :)
 
3:41 AM
I agree that they're good learning experiences, but they shouldn't be rep hits.
 
I mean, sure I do talk though stuff here and elsewhere but...
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog rep is just a number, really.
 
I shouldn't be set back away from a privilege just because I posted a request that happened to be unpopular.
 
I don't participate on meta cause I want the rep
 
@JourneymanGeek A number that gives you privileges, and a number that I value highly.
 
heck, I might do a Big Bear, and start using aibobot on meta once I hit 100K
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog which I think brings us to the idea of positional and soft power.
 
Ash
3:43 AM
If you're getting to the point where you're circumventing how things should work for the sake of what turns out to be a pretty empty number after a certain point, and that you're putting so much value in that number that it's preventing you from doing other things, maybe that might be something to do some self-reflection on why this thing is important, and if it needs to be that important
(especially if it keeps you from fun stuff you like that doesn't rely on external validation that might go awkwardly if you're not received like you expect)
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog let me put it this way
 
Sure, any rep you get after 25k is disposable because you don't earn privileges beyond that number, but I'm not at that point yet.
 
Ash
(aka for me, it's knowing when I gotta go read a romance novel, because I know that will end happy with 0 risk to myself)
 
How many people are you willing to alienate to get that number up?
 
@JourneymanGeek How does my posting on the site alienate people, and how does my chat activity here help me earn rep?
 
3:44 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog well, lets think about the cycle.
You're asking stuff on here - to the point where people have trouble doing other things, so you can 'fix' stuff on meta, or answer.
because you're 'afraid' to ask on meta, because you'll get downvoted.
People have and do get annoyed - because they arn't just here for that, and they see stuff on meta and go "eh, its that guy"
at best, they're going to ignore you. At worst...
I learnt how things work by picking a site, working with it for a long time, somehow becoming a mod, then occationally realising I don't really know anything, and ... sitting back and listening, or poking at things and making mistakes.
 
@JourneymanGeek They'll violate intended voting rationales and downvote me?
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog its possible, yes.
On the other hand - I've worked towards trying to have people have a positive impression of me.
EVEN if I suggested something that seems... well, not the way we do things.
I might have people give it a chance cause "hey, this guy's been around the block, and seems helpful"
I mean, sure I may have longer term motives ;)
but shhhh
So, the impression you leave on people matters
and as far as tavern on the meta goes, well - we've been trying to address things for a while
So... specific things I'd like you to think about - "how are people reacting to me asking questions here?" "Are they unhappy with this and why?" "Do I sound like I'm blaming others for my problems?"
Cause in this conversation, all these things came up.
 
At this point, I'm pessimist about it...
 
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@Somewhat I'm going to pull out the code of conduct here ;)
I see someone struggling. I'm trying VERY hard to help
Patience isn't unlimited, I agree ;)
Fun part is, I'm kinda finding a pain point in talking about a certain behavior seriously and... might have a meta question about it ;)
 
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4:38 AM
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5:23 AM
@JourneymanGeek - Regardless of how I view someone, if they post on one of the sites, I vote based on what they posted, even for people who I really dislike. That is the only way this whole thing works. Since it does work, I have to believe that is how others behave as well.
I think it is a slippery slope to suggest that Sonic's posts are downvoted solely because of his social interactions with users. In my opinion, his posts are voted on based off of genuine reactions which, in some cases (not all, not really even many or most) that I will absolutely not enumerate here even if pressed, are negative reactions.
 
@TravisJ sigh I'm trying to frame the changes we'd like to see in the terms he's bringing up.
and tbh, sometimes I actually wonder if I'm benefiting from the opposite reaction.
Nonetheless, asking people stuff here because he's worried about downvotes isn't a behaviour I'd like to encourage
 
In a way, telling him that his actions here encourage downvotes is doing that though, because he thinks that he can fix downvotes by taking action here.
 
@TravisJ well, I'd deal with specific issues with posts on MSE by commenting on those issues or answering.
 
So long as the response wasn't solicited here.
(wasn't, sorry, typo)
 
@TravisJ well, my response is often go ask on MSE at this point.
 
5:29 AM
On an unrelated note: I think I made a progress: finishing a cup of coffee in 30 minutes...
 
Also, there's the broader context there - that I'm basically telling him "you're going to get a better response here and elsewhere by changing your approach"
@Somewhat is that fast or slow?
 
umm, faster than this?
yesterday, by Somewhat
@ShadowtheWelcomingWizard I guess that explains... I finish cup of coffee in 5 hours...
 
@JourneymanGeek Yeah, well, changing the approach is a nice way of putting it.
@Somewhat wow... was it still coffee at that point?
 
@TravisJ I had a long think over another way of putting it
 
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5:31 AM
and I've handled this sort of thing before, so... eh...
 
I think a neutral, descriptive word for it is badgering.
 
hmm.
Well, that's one of the behaviours yes
 
That's the one that bothers me personally the most. I don't mind responding once. Generally I am polite, and will keep responding though. But some users just start taking advantage of the fact that I will generally respond when directly asked. At the point when my radar for feeling like I am being taken advantage of starts dinging, I feel badgered and will begin distancing myself.
 
da
Metaed something general. This happens a lot in my spaces ;)
 
Perhaps put chat in the title?
 
5:43 AM
Well, while I specifically referenced that, my big problem is with that writeup
article?
 
Still reading body
 
(speaking of those sorts, I wonder what happened to Mr Pringles)
 
(didn't get Mr Pringles reference)
 
you wouldn't
There was this guy on root access - used to come in, ask questions, ping random people when there was no reaction...
and when we pointed him elsewhere politely would go :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
so we kinda jokingly called him mr pringles, and... ignored his questions totally
so he tried it with a sock, only... he did the same :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
 
lol
Okay, so the post.. It needs more direction towards how to respond without confrontation in my opinion.
While your title talks about a kinder approach, I don't see that coming across in the body. I like a lot of your post, but think that including the new COC is just asking for controversy, it is implicitly present. I think there are a lot of similarities between that post, and the chat mod post (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/270587/…) which you should differentiate from and reference.
 
5:51 AM
Shouldn't that be in the answer?
Oh ya.
I can knock that out.
 
This was my favorite part:
> I've always felt that moderation is about the actions and behaviours rather than the person.
 
I thought that was in the Theory of moderation ._.
Might be from my days as a small site mod.
(Non SE place)
 
I kind of want to answer with vampire bullet points.
- Garlic Spray Method: ....
- Silver Chain Method: ....
- Mild UV Light Method: ....
etc.
 
Unfortunately, you asked a ridiculously hard question and its going to sit while most people mull it over for a while :P
 
5:56 AM
I read a series about vampire hunters. One of them threatens to drag one out into the sun, chaining him to the deck of the ship they were in, and pouring gallons of holy water on em.
 
Headline: crew dies of thirst after wasting all water on vampire.
 
naw, they have a priest on staff so they can just make it outta sea water or something.
least I think they did in that one
 
Fair enough... adds holy water to bullet list
This is kind of a timeless problem.
 
Well its less the problem than how we see it.
 
My answer on the chat moderation post didn't go over very well though, so I am not sure that I am the best person to pose an answer to your question now.
 
6:06 AM
hah, I'm relearning how to do it so... ;)
 
Although I did describe part of the issue that you observe
> The major rooms have major contributors in there, often there are users who are in the top 0.001%. The exchange was never designed to be able to specifically target users to answer questions. However, chat is misunderstood by people unfamiliar with it as a way to instantly gain access to that caliber of user directly and pose questions.
> Often people will come in to chat with an air of entitlement and immediately interrupt the discussion with a demand that their problem be addressed right now - this never goes over well.
 
ah true
On the other hand, there's very few problems that you actually need a specific person to see
 
I agree
That's the power of the exchange. There are so many qualified people to respond.
For the most part.
 
Even if there's occationally folks who are walking encyclopedias on specific subjects
 
Yeah, and if they don't respond after someone else does, it is probably because they agreed with the existing answer.
 
6:08 AM
Yup
and when they do, its a mind blowing joy to read ;)
 
I have read the meta post, but I don't even know where to start, and I might be the wrong person to answer either.
On the other hand, there's Interpersonal Skills
 
I expect to be told by the person whenever they feel badgered. One reason why I continue doing what I'm doing is because I'm not told by the person I'm interacting with that they're feeling annoyed. If they don't tell me, I just think they're fine, and keep doing what I was doing.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog "told by the person"
we keep telling you people don't always do that though,
Hence me putting it across in general.
 
Morning
 
"Hey, so people might want to do something other than have to answer questions"
 
6:13 AM
@Magisch Dark hour
 
Like talk about their tomato plants.
 
@JourneymanGeek I used to accept when others would say "this is annoying to that person", but after so many incidents where the other person wasn't actually annoyed even when others said so, I started doing the wrong thing and not listening. In other words, harboring distrust.
 
@JourneymanGeek I made such a good pan sauce today! First success I have had with it.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog ... could you reread that and ... consider how that dosen't quite work in public spaces?
 
@TravisJ I guess I really have to start learning to cook...
 
6:15 AM
@TravisJ ... what's a pan sauce?
 
@JourneymanGeek That's when you cook like steak or chicken in a pan, and then once its cooked you take the meat out and make a sauce with the leftovers in the pan.
 
@Somewhat I consider being able to cook a useful survival skill
ohhh
@TravisJ ah!
We don't really do that 'traditionally' but makes sense ;)
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Consider that asking "Are you annoyed by this" is in and of itself a loaded question
 
@Somewhat Blue apron helped me with learning, but I think it might be a US only service and I am not sure if you are here or elsewhere or unicorn
 
And people will say they're not when they sometimes are to avoid hurting your feelings
 
6:17 AM
@TravisJ I got Blue Apron recently.
 
@TravisJ one of my friends swears by it
 
It's affordable, good, and kinda fun
 
@TravisJ oh, looks interesting and great idea :O
but yeah, wrong country :)
 
@TravisJ well, mom says the hard part is working out a menu ;)
 
@TravisJ Costco $100 for $65 credit?
 
6:18 AM
@JourneymanGeek lol
 
and with something like that, you can focus on "Ok, I have a menu, lets not mess this up"
so actual cooking skills ;)
 
I wouldn't say I'm good at cooking but flavorful food doesn't really do it for me anyways
 
@Magisch People need to understand that my feelings won't be hurt if they tell me immediately that they're annoyed. Not telling me and having me further annoy them is what gives me grief.
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Mine is 3 2-person meals per week for $60, so that's like $10 per person for a decently fancy meal.
 
@Magisch more that its nice to have hot food
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog we do. A lot. But but... we rarely see change.
 
6:19 AM
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog It does not work that way. People have their modes of behavior like you do
 
And there comes a point where if we tell you any more strictly, we end up being mean
 
For instance, I'm actually OK if people ping me with questions.
 
@TravisJ also, tbh, if you're willing to take the time, out here, there's excellent fresh sources of things
I'm sure that a good chunk of folks here would find a singaporean wet market one part magical, one part absolutely horrifying ;)
 
Well, there's.... cookpad.com ... 👀
 
@TravisJ On the same plan. But considering that meals cost lower here in Texas, $10 is too much. I didn't subscribe until Costco brought out their $100 for $65 deal.
 
6:21 AM
@JourneymanGeek It comes fresh, almost all of it from local sources (there is a label which shows where each part came from). None of it is frozen or shipped very far. Also, with regards to a local market (we have farmer's markets here) it is still hard to know what menu to prepare :P
 
That said, that deal has expired...but if you do plan on being subscribed for longer, they still have a $100 credit for $80 deal
 
@TravisJ see? Hard part ;p
and my mom's very big on the "this goes with this..."
 
You can buy up to 5 and it will reduce per-meal costs to $8
 
so we wouldn't have say eggplant and potato in the same meal
 
@TravisJ Mine's shipped from Dallas
 
6:22 AM
But she's oldschool ;)
 
@JourneymanGeek Your mom knows her stuff :D If I have to make my own stuff I always end up just making some version of steak, starch, and greens.
 
@TravisJ hah, I'm roughly the same when i cook myself
 
Not exactly ideal on a daily basis though
 
rice, stuff so rice isn't boring... ;)
 
@TravisJ Too bad I couldn't make one of the recipes that came in last week's package. One of the sauce containers was broken open due to shipping damage and it spread throughout the entire "knick-knack" pouch.
 
6:24 AM
or pasta
(the one thing no one in my family quite can get right, but they feel I undercook it ;) )
 
@JourneymanGeek Example recipes from Blue Apron
 
I can make the blue apron pasta dishes in like 15 minutes :) Those are by far the easiest ones to do I think
 
@TravisJ oh I have been trying to get this specific sauce working - its basically a fake cheese sauce with nutritional yeast
 
6:25 AM
The recipes are actually fully public; you only need the subscription if you want the ingredients shipped
 
its super tasty. I just cannot get it to work wihout a small amount of canned pasta sauce in it
(at least I added it both times it emulsified properly)
 
and searching "newbie" on my local Cookpad returned suggested keyword: "failproof donut for newbie" ._.
 
@TravisJ Out of curiosity, did you hear about Blue Apron by watching Wendover Productions' videos?
 
@SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I started Blue Apron from a friend giving me like 2 months of free meals 4 years ago.
@JourneymanGeek Sounds complicated.
 
@TravisJ not really
its just pasta water, olive oil and nutritional yeast
it kinda emulsifies into something like cheese sauce
Its really good if you like nutrional yeast. Which I am.
I also top toast with it and oil and it forms a really nice crusty topping
 
6:32 AM
Instead of canned pasta sauce, you can get canned tomato paste, and it will have the same effect
 
Well, its more what's causing the effect
If its the acid, I could try a hit of lemon.
not sure what I can do if its a small amount of pectin of some sort
 
I suck at the chemistry angle of cooking :(
 
;)
Most people either are clueless or go into the crazy levels of sciencing
 
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@JourneymanGeek I understand the physics of cooking :P
 
6:35 AM
I cook by smell and instinct ;)
 
Sometimes instinct rules though...
 
Lurking tim :D
 
I literally go sniff it needs more sniff sniff and adding stuff ;)
ALSO HELPS my mom is traditional and I have various spice mixes to misuse ;)
@Magisch everyone knows you lure CMs out of hiding by talking about cooking ;)
 
indeed
 
for example - I tend to like pepper with mushrooms. My mom's "regular" rasam mix is pepper based and works well
but is a little more complex
on the other hand, we also have a chilli based mix that's more of a "udipi" styled one that works well with some other stuff
 
6:41 AM
When I usually do my "midweek all my monday greens which are about to expire + eggs omelet amalgamation" I usually use pepper and some chilli
 
Or compunded chilli powder
its rough ground lentils and chilly and is the "I have no idea what I'm doing, lets throw some of this in and it handles spice, and salt and I cannot mess this up" condiment
 
For chili flavor I tend to paprika + cayenne + ancho
 
odd thing with indians...
we don't really have much idea what variety chillis are
 
Recently my favorite flavor to go to has been bulgogi though, which is soy + ginger + sesame oil + garlic ( optionally + sambal oelek )
 
for dried its "The round ones" or "the flat ones"
 
6:43 AM
@JourneymanGeek lol
 
and when we buy fresh - I sometimes go "Moooom, the chillis are different!"
cause there's a specific variety we usually get
 
Yeah, I can relate to that. I really enjoy fresh Jalapenos, and different varieties aren't really the same.
 
... oh yeah
are there two types of chillis called that?
cause they sell these big fat fairly mild ones
and these small ones that are hotter
both called Jalapenos ._.
 
lol, the big ones are called anaheim chiles (if slightly green), or ancho/pablano chiles (if dark green)
They are milder in flavor
 
ahh
We make a pickle with Jalepenos, the small hot ones and a few other things
its one of my favourite things ;p
 
6:48 AM
Yeah, that sounds awesome
 
uses dried mango powder, cumin and some other spices.
Its oil based though, which is probably a bit alien to y'all
 
If they are real small and orange, they are habanero (which are kinda pretty spicy)
 
naw, very small and green
smooth ones
 
Yeah, Jalapeno for sure. Such a nice flavor
 
I'll take a photo if we make another batch and I remember ;)
 
6:49 AM
Okay :D
 
oh these tend to give up heat so they kinda spice up the pickle base too
 
Most of our pickling uses vinegar I believe
 
This is oil and a spice slurry
 
Hm, oil does pick up spice flavor pretty easily, but I didn't know you could pickle with oil
(then again, my cooking chemistry sucks)
 
oh also more of a tradition
there's almost no acid or lactofermenting tradition in the south
There's yogurt based pickles ( subbuskitchen.com/mahali-root-sarasaparilla-curd-pickle for example )
yummyoyummy.com/2012/03/… these are almost like lactofermented - the baby mangos are sour, and the perfect pickle is crunchy at first then shrinks as it ages...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aavakaaya is the 'classic' oil based pickle
Its an andra tradition but we stole it ;)
 
6:54 AM
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum is a variety of Capsicum annuum that is native to southern North America and northern South America. Common names include chiltepin, Indian pepper, chiltepe, and chile tepin, as well as turkey, bird’s eye, or simply bird peppers, due to their consumption and spread by wild birds. Tepin is derived from a Nahuatl word meaning "flea". This variety is the most likely progenitor of the domesticated C. annuum var. annuum. Another similar-sized pepper 'Pequin' (also called 'Piquin') is often confused, the Tepin fruit is round to oval and the Pequin is oval with a point...
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@Somewhat looks like it maybe
but bird's eye chillis here are chilli padi ;p
 
Ah, right, also our country's fave...
 
This is a list of Capsicum cultivars belonging to the five major species of cultivated peppers (genus Capsicum): C. annuum, C. chinense, C. baccatum, C. frutescens, and C. pubescens. Due to the large and changing number of cultivars, and the variation of cultivar namings in different regions, this list only gives a few examples of the estimated 50,000 pepper varieties that exist. == Capsicum species == There are perhaps fifty thousand Capsicum cultivars grown worldwide. The USDA-ARS GRIN seed collection contains 6,200 Capsicum accessions alone, which include 4000 Capsicum annuum accessions. The...
the early jalepeno there looks 'right'
 
On a related note about my previous unrelated note: I think I really have a problem with caffeine... 2 hours after finishing the coffee, my head felt heavy...
 
0_0
That's not what caffeine should do
Unless you're having a crash. And the cure is more cowbell more coffee?
 
7:08 AM
Probably means you need sleep
 
or that
 
or cowbell
 
But I don't think napping now would work, unless you work for our hardware vendor ;)
 
(I've heard cowbell prevents sleep)
 
If you can sleep, there's not enough cowbell
 
7:10 AM
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MOAR COWBELL
 
I yawned. Therefore, I sleep.
 
That man lacks cowbell in his life sleep ;)
 
7:41 AM
 
7:53 AM
Morning!
 
Morning!
 
I'm seriously considering suggesting replacing the "There is no bag" line in this answer with "無" (Mu)
 

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