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7:27 AM
@PM2Ring of course they want. And getting the bug reports only from a small group of loyal and trusted people is ideal for them. No -1, no shouting, no ranting.
Of course most non critical bugs will be "lost" and not reported, but those are never being fixed anyway.
@rene not enough...
Tavern ^
:D
Well time for some tea.
!!/tea please
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard brews a cup of chamomile tea for @please
 
7:52 AM
Fine, I'll make my own tea!
 
8:03 AM
!!/tea
 
@Magisch brews a cup of earl grey tea for @Magisch
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard you are all slacking ... go flag those spam posts
 
8:38 AM
@rene meh :P
 
9:02 AM
Same spammer ^
ugh
 
9:24 AM
oh, nice, I never noticed the NPMjs home page had a little "LSD: Dream Emulator" like feature
 
10:18 AM
Changing a woman's full name upon marriage is such a backwards tradition.
 
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog ?
 
@Hitodama Traditional Hindu.
I said something about last names before, but the first name is overstepping the line.
For context, it's the groom's family who decides the bride's new name.
 
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog yep, I was more wondering "why this message now" since it seemed to lack context.... but I guess I shouldn't be really the one nitpicking since I am pretty random in the first place.
 
@Hitodama There was a 1-hour break in messages, so I thought I could start a new topic
 
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog each and their own culture/tradition. As long as it's not causing real harm, I respect that.
 
10:22 AM
they change their first name too? wow
 
In the conservative Jewish culture, for example, a woman can't decide who to marry.
Her parents decide.
 
....make that the really really conservative culture.
 
most religion is backwards.... but discussing it here is likely pointless.
 
Yup, any name for that group? @user58
 
Niche Ultra-Orthodox?
 
10:23 AM
(doubt "haredim" is widely known....)
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard That's also historically the case in traditional Hindu, but these days, she can disagree if she wants.
 
@user58 hmm.... Ultra then, yeah.
 
oh no don't call things ultra, that's offensive :|
 
@djsmiley2k-CoW unless we all agree about something, in a nice way. ;)
 
10:24 AM
@djsmiley2k-CoW @M.A.R. is ultra!
:P
 
> The actions of ultras groups are occasionally extreme and may be influenced by political ideologies such as conservatism or socialism, or views on racism, ranging from avowed nationalists to anti-fascist.[1] In some instances, this goes to the point where the passionate and loyal support of one's team becomes secondary to the theoretical ideology of the ultras phenomenon.[2]
This is ultra's, in football, but the reuse of language means sometimes, a word that's offensive in one meaning, won't be offensive in another
until we remember that, and stop allowing people to be upset by it, then there's gonna be pain lol
 
@Hitodama you're randomly random.
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog disagree, and then what? Just get another "option" from parents, until she gives up and says Yes? :)
 
Good monday all!
 
Define "good". ;)
 
Uhm... I have coffee and am not stressed to death - for now
 
10:30 AM
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog oh, wasn't mean to be criticism. Sorry if it felt that way. I was just somehow surprised by the sudden topic change ^_^'
 
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi good! Keep it that way. :)
 
Well, anyway...the point was that I'm a member of the groom's family, and I'm partly tasked with picking out a new name, and I don't know what to say
 
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog Jenifer.
Not too long, simple, common.
 
...double "n", though.
 
45,600,000 results for single "n". ;)
Makes it more special, yet still common. :P
 
10:32 AM
1,400,000,000 for double "n" :P
Although I kinda doubt @Sonic was asking for name suggestions.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard Well, it must be an Indian name, and has to begin with specific consonant sounds. (Which are too personal to mention.)
 
Can a sound be personal? Oh well. :)
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard I suspect many of those are typos.
 
Anyway..... if you oppose to the idea, just say so to your family. They should understand. @Sonic
@SonictheReinstateMonica-hog tu bed
If you prefer to "choose another battle", i.e. not fight with them over that it's fine too, but it's really up to you, @Sonic, little we can advise you here.
I find the tradition of forcing name change weird and bad, but like I said, respect that since it's not really harmful, just disrespectful to the woman in my own culture "standards".
Any Twitter expert around? Is this possible to see tweets I viewed in the past, without leaving a Like and without Following their author, or remembering their name? /cc @MetaAndrewT. I think you might know? ;)
SE declined a similar feature...
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Q: Add a "recently viewed" tab in the user account page

user27414I'd like to see a list of questions that I've recently viewed. This might go on the user page (but only for the user - not for all to see). This would be different from favorites, as it would only be recently viewed. This would not be redundant with browser history, as it would persist across c...

 
Rob
10:47 AM
Reminds me of some guy I knew, whom made a lot of mistakes, everytime he did, I called him Satnam.
 
@Rob which means?
 
The name change thing isn't universal
We don't do it.
 
Here it's common for the woman to change her last name to that of the husband's, but it's not a must.
 
Rob
I don't know about meaning, it's simply a Female name (and has one "n", which seemed to be what was being asked for).
 
huh
> Satnam is a Punjabi and Sanskrit word that translates as “true name,” “true identity,” or “God's Name is Truth.”
 
10:51 AM
@ShadowThePrincessWizard I don't think so, except browser's history
 
@MetaAndrewT. :(
Oh hey Hans, nice to see fresh faces, even if they're silent. :D
 
In Italy by default the bride takes the groom's name on marriage, but you are asked if you're ok with that.
 
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi last name, I hope?
Taking his first name would be super weird. ;)
 
Here it's almost the same, just not automatic. The bride has to manually change the name.
 
Rob
10:58 AM
There does seem to be some differences of opinion, a quick lookup suggests it's a popular male name (infrequently a female name), but I don't know how reputable these sites are (they're just first page Google): names.org/n/satnam/about gpeters.com/names/baby-names.php?name=Satnam
 
So how it works, @Emanuele? All the relevant authorities are notified about the marriage, and change the name by themselves to the name of the husband?
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard except if you use the Twitter's integrated Bookmark feature
otherwise, no...
 
@Rob yeah, the second appears to just help you choose boy/girl name, without really delving into meaning.
@MetaAndrewT. huh. Not using it.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard I think so. I didn't marry in Italy, so I don't have first-hand experience.
 
I see. Anyway, found you. :)
My case is bit more complicated, I also changed my name after marriage, to a new name. Think I shared the story before...
 
11:06 AM
@ShadowThePrincessWizard I used it for... uhh... private thing...
otherwise, kind of how "favorite" on SE is used for anything, or "playlist" on YouTube, or...
 
@MetaAndrewT. don't you have "alt" account?
More simple to manage, and less chance for mistakes... no? ;)
 
I actually married in China, it was due to visa reasons for my wife. Then I had it transcribed in Italy.
 
@MetaAndrewT. well favorites are like Likes
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi nice... and now in England?
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard yes, I have public account, alt account, and another very-alt account. Only 1 is active...
 
lol
The Man With the Many Accounts
looking for @Meta's secret accounts
 
11:11 AM
Yes, we live in London since more than 12 years now. So far so good.
 
Rob
@ShadowThePrincessWizard I wouldn't use either or any to choose, but I might use one to defend against the idea. I don't know the language, so how well it works for different names is unclear to me. --- In the last half century no one has asked what my name means, and it's rare to ask the meaning of the name in North America. --- What does Tom, Tony, Susan, Teresa mean? don't know.
 
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi except the prices, no? Someone here ranted about how expensive it is to buy a house in London. :)
@Rob not all names have a meaning, some are just.... names. :)
 
Rob
In Israel do most name mean something, and that (what each name means) is something taught in school?
 
@Rob many names are just taken from the (Old) Bible, so don't have any meaning of their own, as a word.
 
We managed to "get in" before the changes that prevented mortgage rates from being tax-deducible, so we had it easier.
 
11:18 AM
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi lucky! :)
How old are your kids, @Emanuele? If I may ask? :)
 
Rob
Well, I guess we could say that about Peter, Paul, etc. in North America; but I don't know that anyone considers that.
 
But yes, if you're not a professional it's hard to save. Me and my wife saved as much as we could, we lived frugally at first
My kids are 9 and 7. Both Italian by nationality, but are half-blood Chinese-Italian.
 
@Rob true
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi nice, very close to my kids. Oldest is 9 and the second turns 7 in January. Got a third one though, who will turn 3 in February. ;)
 
Rob
@ShadowThePrincessWizard Here we put adjectives in front of the name, if we want to distinguish the person. Eg: Fat Mike, Pretty Lisa, Crazy Mary, etc. (that way people whom are in the group know which of the people to whom we refer). The name itself doesn't have a meaning or connotation - Mike isn't rich or smart because his name's Mike (nor is he expected to be).
 
Congratulations @ShadowThePrincessWizard!
 
11:39 AM
@ShadowThePrincessWizard Most of them mean something, but that meaning often isn't what's relevant.
 
oh, nice - Master Sword. In Mario Maker.
 
@Rob what about Bill? ;)
@Emanuele-reinsMonica-Ciriachi thanks!
@user58 true
 
Rob
11:55 AM
@user58 It's true, @ShadowThePrincessWizard. Some names have a Wikipedia page about them, even Bill,: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_(given_name) or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William
 
Rob
Bill is named after "William the Conqueror" - but for everyone named Bill or William that I know people call them Billy (the child name, and a diminutive insult). I can recall no "Bills" whom conquered, and one whom got in trouble with his well known wife.
Like "Eagle Power" says: I'll be back.
 
Well, Arnold is a strong name. :P
 
12:10 PM
Bill is a masculine given name, generally a short form (hypocorism) of William. It can also be used as the adaptation into English of the popular Greek name Vasilis or Vasileios (Basil), especially amongst Greek immigrants in English-speaking countries, probably due to similarly in the sound. People named Bill include: Bill Belichick (born 1952), American National Football League head coach Bill Bixby (1934–1993), American actor and director Bill Bowman (racing driver), former NASCAR Cup Series driver Bill Clinton (born 1946), 42nd president of the United States Bill Cosby (born 1937), American...
 
Rob
Make that two whom got in trouble with their wives, one much more than the other (surprisingly).
 
@Rob don't think Clinton got into any trouble with his wife.
 
Rob
12:29 PM
@ShadowThePrincessWizard A bit, they weren't talking for a while until they patched things up. The other Bill had his wife beside him, defending him 'till the end, on TV. Odd.
"Bill" has a negative connotation in North America, but not as a name, many people are deeply in debt and "bills" (notices of payment owing) and often viewed as unwanted - really if one didn't want the bill they ought not to have incurred the debt.
 
1:14 PM
Quick question.
I assume no one in the room has even tried the SPFX Pnp Angular Element generator?
 
You're most likely correct.
 
1. What is this
2. How can I keep away from it
 
would have asked in the Sharepoint cht, but you know....
the only reason it is not frozen yet is because probably the main site room is protected from that
I guess I could try a question
just to... you know... reinforce the idea that the site is pretty useless for me.
 
@Hitodama I guess not many users puts on sunglasses share your point
 
1:28 PM
@Magisch I see that you never looked at that site then.
 
no, I have no exposure to sharepoint or any of its QA companion sites
 
I think I saw some vultures flying over it yesterday...
 
site gets a decent amount of new questions everyday though
a lot of unanswered ones, though
 
@Magisch oh, yep, that is one (not completely unlike wrong) way to see that.
@Magisch and this is another (probably better) one
 
1:59 PM
I am seriously thinking of doing a test and post the same question on both SO and SharePoint to see if one of the two sites can actually give an answer.
 
SO will likely close it as off topic
If someone there still cast close votes...
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard you realize there are plenty of SharePoint questions on SO?
 
@Hitodama makes it personal mission to migrate or close every share point question on SO
actually nah
 
@Magisch have fun.
 
2:21 PM
So go ahead and post on SO.... :)
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard For now, I will try and see if posting on SP will at least bring some comments.
If I get nothing, delete the question and probably repost.
If that still doesn't help, it will be another checkmark on my decision card.
 
3:16 PM
@rene I just saw your bounty message. That's beautiful. Thank you. That the powers that be at SE HQ don't care at all about the real human cost of their actions hurts a lot. Moments like seeing your message help. Thank you.
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> It is December, a month full of celebrations. Let's not forget some users are having a hard time here and not much to celebrate. The least we can do is draw attention to their suffering and share your compassion with them.
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(Because in the future it’ll be hard to find this one thing in such a huge revision history)
Wait can you even see those after the bounty is over?
 
3:55 PM
> Mods missing -
Unharvested spam
Night is approaching
 
@Stormblessed actually, impossible. Bounty custom message is lost forever (except maybe web archive) when the bounty is gone.
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Q: Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history

Chris FrederickA question's revision history has shown bounty events for quite some time now. Since then, Stack Exchange has also added support for bounty remarks. I would like to request that bounty remarks be added to the revision history, as well. For example, consider the revision history for this feature...

Oh, but it's on SEDE. Nice, forgot about it.
@Hitodama that's beautiful.
 
You know things are grim when people stop running for moderator positions, and start running for their lives
 
Rob
Yee-haw, a Lanier, wow.
 
4:12 PM
The Prohibited List by the World Anti-Doping Agency is currently causing me problems...
 
Are you guilty of traveling under the influence of medication?
 
Define travelling
 
Not traveling. I'm trying to figure out registering as an athlete and some of my medications are on that list.
 
@JourneymanGeek clearing immigration checks using a travel visa or the corresponding waiver program
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard also as a screenshot in some faraway room
 
4:17 PM
Interestingly enough, under this definition, I've never traveled, despite having, at one point, been in four different countries!
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard on a related notice, just did a views>10k search on SharePoint.
2.2k results
For comparison, on SO the same query returns more than 625k hits
 
bring that to 20k views and we have 726 results VS 319,506
 
@Hitodama well, not really fair. SharePoint is a tiny site compared to SO, in users/visits.
All sites combined are a small speck. I'm very surprised SE still keeps them these days, with all the "changes" going on.
They could very well say "For the better of the 50 million Stack Overflow users, we'll be closing all other sites in the network and give our SO users our full resources, as they deserve."
ETA: 2021, IMO.
 
Stop it! You're scaring everyone!
 
4:32 PM
First, we close Meta. Then we close all non-SO sites. ♪♫
 
Then we close SO. If you want to ask something, buy a license for your company's clone!
 
lol well guess those dark prophecies can go to the Future.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard If they merge back SharePoint and SO.... I won't be sad, that's for sure
 
Well - the other sites, in theory are relatively 'cheap' to run
 
@JohnDvorak nah, first they'll try Premium Membership.
Pay for privileges.
@JourneymanGeek nope. The main cost is the development, and the fact they have a different design, IMO. So they need to support it, test it, fix critical bugs, keep CM's to manage them, etc.
It's probably millions per year.
 
4:34 PM
$10 to guarantee an answer to your question. We'll pick someone at random and threaten them with suspension if they don't learn Java until the end of your exam
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard well - they have... 6 CMs?
that's not really all that many
 
@JohnDvorak that might work, sure. :P
@JourneymanGeek 5 too many, in strict business model.
Or 6.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard also, I'd assume SE and SO are broadly a common and merging code base
@ShadowThePrincessWizard maybe
 
@JourneymanGeek code base yes, still, different core design.
Having only SO will make their life much more simple, in many aspects.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard Eh, maybe
 
4:37 PM
When reading the blog post about the Loop I was afraid SE is already gone, since only Stack Overflow is mentioned in there. ;)
 
stackexchange.com is still among the top 50 sites by traffic on the internet AFAIK. I don't think they'll be shutting it down so quickly. It's still a source of revenue.
 
@user58 no it's not. How can it be?? No ads in there. It just eats bandwidth, and most hits are likely mistakes anyway.
 
Yes there are.
There are sites besides SO that have ads.
 
@user58 OK, how?
@user58 with the tiny amount of views, I doubt it gives SE even $100 per month.
 
I don't mean the actual SE.com domain; I mean all the subdomains (e.g. the other sites).
 
4:40 PM
@user58 oh
Sounded like you mean the portal itself.
 
Sorry, I was unclear.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard - practically as a platform, both SE and teams are useful for a broader class of folks than devs.
 
Still, I stand on my opinion that non-SO sites are minor, money-wise, and just source for lost money.
@JourneymanGeek Teams, perhaps. SE, don't think so.
Unless SE will take it few steps forwards and bring real experts to the sites.
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard SU and SF have quite a lot of useful things.
 
4:42 PM
(e.g. Microsoft Sharepoint developers to the SharePoint site, which appears to be useless to professional developers like @Hitodama without such experts)
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard that would require a willingness to actively grow those sites
I've not seen that in tyears
 
@JourneymanGeek and likely pay more money, yes... and won't happen. Just wishful thinking. :)
Anyway, let's see in December 2020 if I was correct or wrong about closing non-SO sites.
Coffee to Go is ready, going home... cya!
!!/coffee to go
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard brews a cup of Cappuccino for @to
 
Rob
To steals go's coffee.
 
5:30 PM
Sharepoint... ~shudders~
 
Awesome product
 
6:06 PM
If you're at it
 
6:27 PM
Ryan Donovan on December 02, 2019

Last week, we told you about research that found a number of security vulnerabilities in code snippets in Stack Overflow answers, and how some of those flaws had migrated into actual, real-live Github projects. Today, we’re following up on the top eight error types that research highlighted and suggesting ways to avoid making the same mistakes.

To get these answers, we checked the common weakness enumeration database for the numbers that Verdi et al posted in their research. We’re only addressing the CWE numbers that referred to specific weaknesses, not to categories, as those require a little more information before you can begin to address them.  …

 
6:45 PM
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@rene poof
 
@user58 do i get a prize if i can check 10?
 
@CptEric You win... A free doping ban!
extra points if your drug test spontaniously combusts.
 
i'd give them a headache trying to figure what i am not taking
and it's all legal, folks!
like mr burns on the simpsons with his illnesses.
 
7:04 PM
@JohnDvorak All at the same time?
 
Actually, yes. There's a tiny Polish exclave right where Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary meet at a point (no)
 
i guess the spot where andorra france and spain meet counts as similar.
 
(also no Polish exclave at that point)
 
@ShadowThePrincessWizard Is that a car, or
 
Rob
7:39 PM
Word of the day: Quinquepoint.
 
7:50 PM
@user58 that's not fun. I'm no athlete, but if I was it'd be causing me problems too - it rules out common asthma medications
 
exactly
 
and antidepressants
 
@user58 there's some dosage exceptions... I'm over them, but check whether you are or not
 
I read through the terms carefully. I should be fine, and I can get an Therapeutic Usage Exception if I need to take, for example, prednisone.
 
8:55 PM
Have we formally codified what to do with typo questions on SO? VTC as off topic for a typo, sure... but what about the answer? I'm being told that there should be no answer -only comments. I'd just like to have a look at the policy.
 
 
@Feeds lol
@IamMonica ... and whether answering via comments is more acceptable in the context of a closed question.
 
answering questions that are useless prevent said questions from being automagically cleaned up. If you don't think having useless questions hanging around is a problem, answer away.
 
does it interfere with the roomba maybe?
@user400654 ah, thanks
@user400654 jesus, your profile description... rofl
 
 
3 hours later…
11:46 PM
I've got a bomb answer I have not yet posted. The top question (100+ upvotes and many views) is closed and wants deleting because it says "what's the best way" instead of "how do I". There's one open version that accepts a poor answer (every answer to any version of the question is short, link-only). Do I 1) reword and reopen the top question to answer it, 2) answer the open version, or 3) write my own Q&A, which will probably be dupe-closed even though it has the best answer?
Leaning towards 3, but open to suggestions.
 

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