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7:00 PM
I'm going to head out for the night, I get uneasy when we use this room to mass flag something. GN
 
Is there another room I should have asked this in?
(also, for those wondering, the comment is gone now)
 
didnt percieve it as rude
 
@BelovedFool it is fine to post a link here.
We do have all kind of users around so you might not get a clear verdict all the time but we're happy to help advice/judge/guide when the need arises. And nuke stuff when it is causing trouble.
 
@rene Alright, thanks for the clarification. I must say, I was really worried about posting that comment here ^^'
 
@BelovedFool That's not good. You shouldn't have to feel worried, dammit :(
I also didn't find that comment particularly problematic, but people worried to ask is very serious.
And remember, that two or three random people don't agree does not mean you're wrong! It only means that two or three random people disagree! :)
 
7:09 PM
@terdon Yeah but I have seen some meta questions/answers basically screaming "censorship" because someone posted a link to a comment in chat and the comment was later deleted :/
 
it's a known problem meta is understaffed for the required level of moderation these days
 
@terdon That! While asking for flags/votes has been frowned upon since I started using SE, I now get the impression that is used in bad faith by people to disrupt community moderation efforts :(
 
user384163
Considering I was put on blast for it, I promise I won't do it again.
 
@BelovedFool people will scream about their pet peeve no matter what you do.
Unfortunately.
 
@BelovedFool if you provide a link and explain what you find troublesome about it there is no reason to be worried if you ask for opinion, as long as your open for all kind of outcomes. You did fine with that link and explanation.
 
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7:11 PM
Aza also stopped participating in the discussion almost entirely when that post happened
 
@terdon If you keep silent, no one will scream at you. But I don't really like this option :/
 
@BelovedFool Nor I. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that keeping silent is an option, let alone a good one. If I gave that impression, I didn't make myself clear.
 
My pet peeve is people screaming about pet peeves
 
My pet peeve is named "Shadow" and is a 7 year old Springer Spaniel
 
Whoa he is?
 
7:16 PM
@terdon Oh no, I know. It's just that, lately, I feel like my only options are "keep quiet or get screamed at". Things weren't use to be like that and it sadden me
 
@Sha careful of your next step
Or maybe your evil twin . . . your evil dog?
I dunno, Hebrew is weird.
 
@BelovedFool you're not wrong, unfortunately. And it's awful, yes.
 
Let's all have a kitten to brighten our mood (note: random picture of cute stuff is my thing. Let me know if you would rather have me not post this kind of stuff here, whatever the reason might be):
 
Are you kitten? I love those ;)
 
@ArthurHavlicek How does that actually work?
 
7:25 PM
? what
 
@Tinkeringbell Hehe :p I hope you won't regret these words when I will be flooding TAS with those thanks to @scohe feature :p
 
@BelovedFool hmm. I do have powers to delete there too, so it shouldn't be a problem XD
 
@ArthurHavlicek GDPR erasure
 
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@BelovedFool Wait til the mods are asleep
 
@Tinkeringbell Pfff, you are no fun :p
@AGirlHasNoName What??? You mean that mods do sleep??? shock
 
7:28 PM
No "sleep" is defined differently for that species
 
@BelovedFool hi! I'm a mod with two diamonds, you don't get those for being funny!
 
@DavidA On stackexchange, I don't know the details. There is a form in the page I described it where you can request that, and that's it. From a legal standpoint, GDPR erasure should ensure the company have absolutely no record with you included or with data that can be enough to identify you
 
It involves staring at the screen without any procession of visual cues
So mostly the same thing. But different.
Mods sleep when they're handling obsolete comment flags.
 
@Tinkeringbell Confess! It's because you are a parrot, isn't it?!
 
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@Tinkeringbell I have a feeling Shog would disagree with that
 
7:29 PM
Shog is . . . funny?
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@BelovedFool Cats are bad for parrots.
 
Have I just woken up in an alternate reality? Unless you mean Gandalf and Attenborough are funny
@ankii Allergies
 
@BelovedFool Yep! I pick up the habits of other people and copy them ;)
 
They're awesome but you can't laugh at your preacher
 
7:30 PM
@ankii So, should I post more pictures of them or less... thinking intensely
 
@AGirlHasNoName fun fact: I got a sermon from Shog just weeks before being invited to moderate IPS
 
It had a few poems from Chaucer
 
user384163
@Tinkeringbell that sounds... terrifying
 
Pleasant is different, yes
 
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><
 
7:32 PM
@AGirlHasNoName Unless you picture him as pixelated
 
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@M.A.R. Is there any other way to picture him?
 
@AGirlHasNoName yeah especially with the DP having a head on a saucer.
 
Well, as a high res picture of a floating head talking
 
7:51 PM
@AGirlHasNoName nope
(you can't see that, but you can bookmark it for when you've earned 10K on MSE)
(everyone knows the best jokes are the ones you have to put in a lot of work to understand)
 
user384163
@Shog9 I'm a long way from 10k. At this rate we will need 3-5 more controversies before I get there.
 
So, 6-8 weeks then
 
user384163
I walked into that one.
 
I honnestly lol'd. Nice one Shog
 
This sounds a little unkind to the OP. If anyone could take a look?
(at the very least, it doesn't sound very necessary)
 
8:00 PM
Flagged here
I agree its a bit nasty
and there is nothing left when you remove the nasty bit
 
 
1 hour later…
9:03 PM
Whhhhhhhhastup
 
I answered the weirdest question in my life in twp
 
Wowe. People really really don't 'get' gdpr
 
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@ArthurHavlicek yeah I just VTC
 
@ArthurHavlicek And it wasn't just 'Leave this job' ?
which seems to be the answer to most things there :D
 
@AGirlHasNoName strangely I do feel the question is on-topic
 
user384163
9:07 PM
Why does everyone think all we ever say is "You should leave"
 
user384163
@ArthurHavlicek If there were studies, maybe. Otherwise it reads like an opinion poll to me. A gross one too since it is asking for oppinions on peoples character based on a physical characteristic.
 
user384163
Although both you and Kate challenged that which is good.
 
haha I don't think you say that
I think tha'ts the answer to most questions :D
 
user384163
Ohh fair
 
it has been a trope for some time, but I think people are more cautious now arguing to leave job and try to present other solutions as well
 
user384163
9:12 PM
Sometimes people go off. "How come everyone always says you need to quit your job. Doesn't anyone here actually work fora living"
 
aqfter all, most people don't go to the site to ask 'my workplace is awesome but...'
 
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A lot of it is
 
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but my boss is a control freak
 
@djsmiley2k-CoW yea, and it's not exactly easy to fix a workplace like you can with broken code
 
user384163
but I am underpaid
 
user384163
9:14 PM
but my one coworker is obnoxious
 
user384163
but I want validation for this awful thing I do that no one likes.
 
"too much noise in open space"
 
user384163
and underpaid
 
user384163
ohh also... not paying me enough
 
And most of these things aren't in the control of hte OP.
 
user384163
9:16 PM
mixed with a bit of overworked
 
you generally can't convince them to pay you more
you can't convince them to buy new offices / hire more people / listen to you
There's some really GOOD stuff there, don't get me wrong
 
user384163
Well you can generate influene
 
user384163
but people that are good at that don't tend to come ask us questions
 
Yeah I guess so :)
So it's going to be skewed towards terrible workplaces :D
 
user384163
though some of them do give answers
 
9:17 PM
How do I stop stressing over the potential takeover of the company? :S
 
user384163
quit
 
user384163
that will definitely help your stress
 
@AGirlHasNoName :D
 
user384163
@ArthurHavlicek both
 
user384163
9:19 PM
nothing like a good addiction. If you are going to be unemployed, might as well become unemployable.
 
solid advice in MSE chat
promise
 
user384163
That's what I'm here for
 
user384163
I'm not here in an effort to avoid my personal responsibilities
 
user384163
nope. not at all.
 
10:11 PM
takes a deep breath as he shtpost in yetanother CoC thread
 
user384163
I was considering answering that post. I don't have it in me to deal with the backlash though.
 
@AGirlHasNoName uhm. RA flagged but that needs a custom flag
 
user384163
@JourneymanGeek I R/A too. Zoe said she custom flagged so I didn't
 
Oh good
 
10:31 PM
I've custom flagged.
 
@AGirlHasNoName is ok. You aren't alone
 
user384163
@JourneymanGeek You said you were tired before this all started. It's only gotten worse I imagine.
 
user384163
This whole thing has not done wonders for my mental health. I wish I could not care.
 
It's certainly hard to detach yourself.
 
@AGirlHasNoName I still am.
 
11:11 PM
I'm sort of tired of the whole pronoun debate.
3
Of course, the wise thing is probably to just walk away and not pay any attention to Meta.
Buuuut I'm too curious.
 
The trick is to wear rubber boots
 
Maybe they are strong enough to stay here. This is not a safe space for feelings. — dfhwze 9 hours ago
Eeeeeeeeek.
 
I remember the good old days when one was always advised to wear thick skin when entering SE
 
@user58 who do you think I was referring to with 'they'?
 
The implication that people leaving for not feeling safe means that they aren't "strong" is... raising a whole lotta red flags.
 
11:19 PM
the previous comment was: You're still here complaining. You clearly feel safe enough – Journeyman Geek 8 hours ago
I referred to the person addressed as "You" as "They"
 
And the statement that this isn't a "safe space for feelings"... you might want to consider what you're implying.
 
@user58 This is a statement I stand behind.
 
There is a difference between being a safe space for feelings and a place where people shouldn't have to feel unsafe.
 
@user58 I implied the former
 
This is not a therapist's office. It should not, however, be an unsafe environment.
@dfhwze I'm getting the impression you're not getting what I'm saying here.
 
user384163
11:22 PM
@user58 I r/a flagged
 
1 message moved to Trashcan
Referring to someone with a previous name after they've changed it is to be... avoided.
And, uh, I think you flagged the wrong message there ;)
 
user384163
yeah sry
 
user384163
you were too fast
 
user384163
can you clear it?
 
user384163
no you aren't a mod =[
 
11:25 PM
1 message moved to Trashcan
already cleared, it got counterflagged
 
:/
Did y'all see my cakes???
 
Oooo cake
 
user384163
where?
 
I just showed up, so no
 
I did! You're making me hungry.
 
user384163
Nice
 
that'd totally survive being flown over here right
 
user384163
I wish I could bake. Twenty years in culinary and I couldn't do a cake half as good as that.
 
@ArtOfCode ... Yeah, totally.
 
I can bake but not as good as that
It's screaming deliciousness
 
11:29 PM
Thanks, y'all :D
 
I need to learn how to bake cakes. I should bug my mother to teach me.
...then I can have an endless supply of cakes. Or something.
 
user384163
and grats on one.
 
Unfortunately, just knowing how to make them doesn't cause them to be made. Still a lot of work... particularly when you've got two small people distracting you.
 
I fortunately do not have that particular issue at the moment :P
 
user384163
The trick is to teach them to help. My son got his first chef knife at three.
 
11:31 PM
Time to get Ben a knife...
 
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hi Gus
 
"what is carrot?"
 
@AGirlHasNoName All of the little cupcakes were decorated by my husband's cousin's kids. They did a good job, I thought. I showed them how to pipe the orange and the green and they took it from there.
 
people on the other side of the world who should be sleeping say happy birthday
 
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11:33 PM
@Catija They did do good. Seriously decorating is half the trouble with baking and that is better than I could do.
 
I'll tell him of your greetings. You should probably sleep. I was up until 3:30 last night, personally.
 
@Catija Happy birthday Gus!
 
Only 2:30 here... so as long as I go to sleep soon, I win?
:P
 
:D Thanks.
@user58 ... sure?
 
I'd send like a physical card but I can never figure out the postage system
 
11:34 PM
@Catija Your house looks...clean
I need to wipe all the dried food from off the walls x)
 
user384163
How messy did Gus get?
 
Well, that part of it's only existed for about a month, so it hasn't had a chance to ... accumulate stuff.
 
It will. It will.
 
He's pretty sedate, so not too messy... but the orange and green show up nicely. :D
 
user384163
Wow Gus is neat
 
11:36 PM
wow, Gus has really large eyes
 
I like him. He gives the best hugs.
 
makes sense, but I meant like in relation to the whites
 
user384163
ohh yeah
 
...for someone who never makes eye contact I have a bit of an obsession with eyes
 
user384163
I am also finding conflicting information and none of it is very scholarly so I retract that statement entirely
 
11:40 PM
I wonder if it's because his eyes are already brown? Bennett's are still blue.
 
There's an evolutionary reason for that 😁
 
It's why cute things have big eyes.
 
user384163
So we hug them more
 
I don't know what color my eyes are. They seem to change between brown and hazel depending on the light.
 
user384163
UwU
 
11:42 PM
Here's one from after he was cleaned up...
 
user384163
OMG those little teeth look so sharp
 
They are!!!
Baby teeth are super sharp!
 
user384163
Ohh I know!
 
And you can't see them but his upper front teeth are huge. :D
 
user384163
I like the shirt
 
11:45 PM
@AGirlHasNoName I'm not sure your eyes are full size, but they certainly grow much less than anything else.
 
Yeah. Me too! I got it for Bennett and this is the first time Gus has been able to wear it.
 
@user58 mine are cool! They're heterochromatic green-brown.
 
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@ArtOfCode yeah that was the contrary information I found.
 
user384163
Oh hand me downs are the best
 
@ArtOfCode complete or sectoral?
 
11:48 PM
@user58 mostly complete
 
nice
 

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