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1:30 AM
Supposedly mods can see who voted for what posts at /admin/show-user-votes/{user-id}; this was edited into the FAQ on mods but was rolled back. Is this the "voting trends", is this an intentionally hidden tool, or is it a staff-only tool that due to a security bug is being exposed to mods when it shouldn't?
 
1:41 AM
@SonictheWizardWerehog the tool exists and is available to moderators, but it doesn't do anything like that. It shows patterns of voting between users, when those patterns cross some threshold. It doesn't show what was voted for, nor does it include all votes or all users.
 
So it's the "voting trends" screen. That's already mentioned in that answer.
 
1:59 AM
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Q: Should moderators use their abilities for personal reasons?

Shog9Moderators on S[OFU] have a number of privileges above and beyond those of normal users. These are necessary in order for them to perform their duties as moderators: keeping the peace, identifying and mitigating abuse, etc. However, most moderators also participate on these sites in a fashion si...

 
@SonictheWizardWerehog erm. Who edited it in? We can't see who voted for who or (usually) what in almost all cases....
People shouldn't edit in things they don't know about ;)
@Shog9 I am going to assume that post is pre-CM-ness... ;p
Otherwise... DANGEROUS MISINFORMATION (BOO!)
 
Aug 26 '10 at 18:14, by Shog9
Mods can also come into your house at night and leave your milk out. Some mod abilities aren't talked about much.
 
Ok... that was fun for certain values of fun. I bought a tablet off aliexpress. It was cheap (about 50 usd), runs windows 8.1 ... and won't boot off USB. And my backup software would/could run off the windows bootloader but I had to pick a older version of the recovery environment to recover - which is important cause I upgraded it to 10 and needed to roll back.... since the touchscreen wouldn't work. And it only has one USB port so I had to do a few things with a hub....
@Shog9 true. But that's just us encouraging healthy gut bacteria.
 
2:15 AM
gotta keep your gut bacteria healthy. Never know when you'll need their help fighting off a hostile gut
 
Yup!
also, I have a genetic predisposition for liking yogurt.
 
or, at least your gut bacteria do
 
Gotta keep em happy. Or at least mad at the the less nice gut bacteria.
 
3:00 AM
-1
A: How does Stack Exchange attempt to prevent low-quality questions and answers?

heiheiI love your answer, I want to test the heuristic method works or not.

 
 
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4:55 AM
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6:23 AM
@SonictheWizardWerehog Whacked the MSE and SU user
I can't do anything about MO :)
 
 
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8:01 AM
> I spent an hour of my time to do research to answer this question, so I even missed the lecture I had that morning, because I wanted to sort this out and give a thorough answer (considering all the alternatives).
 
that is what I call dedication
addiction: dedication that went wrong
 
8:29 AM
What this for kind of edit: meta.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/63681? mostly to fix 2 spaces and a spelling error
 
I'd roll back
the "typos" are flavour
 
Smells like a bot doing those edits?
 
Plausible
or just someone who really felt it should be fixed but wasn't sure
I really do wish people would respect voice in posts like these
 
y'all won't respect 'em thru my dial'ect
 
@Bookends in posts like this? ELL YUEAH
 
8:49 AM
I'm currently waiting for 2 "interesting" meta posts to explode, but today is weekday, so it's very slow :(
 
which ones?
 
not on MSE though... on 2 different child meta :S
 
Okay, hold on, I'll post some dynamite. All it needs is ignition.
 
9:24 AM
Ah
 
9:54 AM
@Bookends Good comment on the IPS one :) thank you!
 
Oh man I would kill for some high quality IPS dynamite
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ This is more of a little firecracker ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell ugh. -1. Minus FRGGING one.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Well, IPS is really, really slow during weekends.
 
Most of the network is ;p
 
10:04 AM
I mean come on
Even meta.SO has nothing to offer other than "why does SO allow trivial edits"
Probably a couple of questions after a "why is there a 6-char edit limit"
 
10:22 AM
I defused the bomb. Party is over ;)
 
 
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11:41 AM
What's the policy of destroying spammers' accounts on MSE? I feel that it's never something to be cared about...
 
11:58 AM
@ɪBᴜɢ we nuke em if we see em
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ only one spammer
We don't nuke the lost ones
 
Hmm?
Oh, that one was unrelated to the spammer link
 
Ohhhhh
Lucky I didn't trust you
 
12:13 PM
You should be used to my disgruntled writing by now
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Q: Does cutting paper dull a knife quickly?

cobaltduckThis question is a follow-up to "How to test the sharpness of a knife?", my answer to it, and the comments my answer generated. Charlie Brumbaugh wanted to know how to tell when he is done when honing his knife, I suggested testing by slicing through paper, and NateW responded that this will dul...

 
There are still 8 "insurance" users on MSE, though may not be a spammer
 
It sure dulls your soul with the noise it makes
@Bookends some of them might just be insurance
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ yeah, a pity...
 
This site has indeed its own reputation, not tight to any other site. So everyone here has to gain trust by voting or contributing. No reputation is carried forward, not from SO or any where else. As this site did start as the Meta site for SO as well, many long time members did gain rep way before it was split. For myself this meant I lost reputation and therefor privileges when MSO and MSE were separated. — rene yesterday
tied -> tight. OK, that's a new one
 
huh, I missed an MSE drama? Ah yeah, last night I lost my consciousness after touching the bed...
 
12:23 PM
The one up there?
Holy moly check out the original title
At least the OP was cooperative
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ me trying to find the correct words based on how they sound to me if I pronounce them is maybe not the best way to write a sentence that makes sense, just like this one.
 
@rene Actually, that's how most native speakers do it. It means you've become fluent enough in English that you trust what you say as much as what you type
That doesn't make much sense but let's pretend I'm making a compliment
 
I'm happy to accept, whatever that means
 
You'd be relieved to know that Harrison Ford confuses "principal" and "principle".
 
I'll be Bach!
 
12:30 PM
@Bookends Before you go, mind if I borrow two backs?
I still have an election tab open. There should be a badge for that
 
1:02 PM
@Bookends I think less drama than confusion
 
1:28 PM
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Q: Creepy dinosaur pc game identification

SensorayI remember a dinosaur game from when I was little, I probably played it around 1998-2000's. In this game, dinosaurs could speak english and some would dress in clothes. I remember going to visit a female dinosaur with a crown like object around her head, she might have been part of royalty or an ...

Isn't that Chrome's no-internet mini game?
I'm sure if the T-rex had more pixels he would have looked scary enough
 
 
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2:44 PM
AQW is apparently an emoji-inducing topic.
🙌 so happy to see this finally go out, thanks for everyone's hard work on it, including the community 😍 — Jeff Atwood 14 hours ago
This is nice. 😃 — Jeremy Banks 12 hours ago
 
Nothing wrong with emoji 😇
 
@Tinkeringbell I stare at them for a while and they start getting creepy
AAAA GET OUT OF MY HEAD
 
3:01 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ now I'm really, really tempted to go find a big version of the emoji clown ;)
 
Sorry, I'm changing my username :(
 
@Bookends doesn't show up here yet :) you pick something good?
 
@Bookends Why the :(?
@BDL things must burn for new ones to come up. — Ciro Santilli 新疆改造中心 六四事件 法轮功 yesterday
Hehe, the guy went full Joker there
 
Yes, next step should be a wizard for posting answers. Pick one:
🔘 The error is because of a typo
🔘 There is a method exactly for that, read the docs
🔘 That's how floating point arithmetics works
🔘 That's how async calls work
 
- That's how the computer works
I want to steal your bullets
🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘🔘
Yay
In my defense, I didn't expect them to become bigger
 
3:19 PM
Caution: do not use these bullets in Stack Exchange posts.
 
Radio. Button. Emoji.
 
Perfectly fine, to feel like a radio button at times :P
 
Well if multi-line messages supported Markdown...
> Mission: live in a world where you can learn mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering for free whenever they want from perfect open source books made for free by people who want to get famous to get better paying jobs. github.com/cirosantilli/…
I.e., like Uber but for education.
> maths is perfect because it "never" changes. But does not make money.
:(
But yes, this is true pretty much by definition. If a part of mathematics starts making money, it gets its own brand: statistics, machine learning, operations research, ... So, it can only remain mathematics if it does not make money.
 
3:50 PM
Random pick from new questions: Infinite loop when trying to find cube root of a non-perfect cube through bisection search. That would be the "floating point" option of the Answer Wizard.
 
Answer Wizard which will find a suitable duplicate before allowing the user to write the answer.
... actually not a bad idea!
 
Yeah, at a minimum it could show the answerer the same list of likely duplicates that the OP saw (and ignored) when writing the question.
 
So, the Ask Question Wizard will find possible duplicates... then Post Answer Wizard will also too... same for Write Comment Wizard...
 
Write Comment is not a wizard, that would be a warlock.
 
 
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5:03 PM
The room would be more active if it had a Chat Wizard.
 
waves wand
 
waves hand
 
Maybe Smokey is our Chat Wizard.
I guess it's too late to propose it to be renamed as Spam Wizard?
The @StackOverflow twitter account did not publicize the AQW launch... I thought Twitter would like it.
 
 
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7:25 PM
Ontology Blockchain got a lot of score 10 questions in just a few days.
 
and was suspected of puppet socking
 
7:38 PM
I'm the wizard
 
Sonic... speed... ah, the FGITW Wizard! ;p
 
My username got unlocked on the same day the wizard rolled out...I must be prescient
I'm not just the Fastest Gun in the West...I'm the Fastest Thing in the World
 
Surprisingly, nobody on Twitter is talking about how [great|awful] the new wizard is.
Maybe they know that angering a wizard is dangerous.
 
Also, sorry, couldn't resist:
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A: The Many Memes of Meta

Sonic the Wizard WerehogMeme: Wizards Originator: Shadow Wizard Cultural height: March 2019 Background: Shadow Wizard is one of the most prolific users here on Meta. While their name previously didn't hold that much significance, after another prolific Meta user, Sonic, also adopted the word "Wizard" as part of their...

 
It appears to be possible to link to userlist pre-filtered by a keyword, for example meta.stackexchange.com/…
But... what's with the sort?
Ah, exact matches appear before partial ones.
 
7:48 PM
@AskQuestionWizard I've seen at least two tweets and a retweet about how happy people are it's finally out.
 
But not from users actually encountering it?
 
Not yet no. I don't have much random programmer friends on Twitter though
 
Try Instagram...
 
I'm not pretty enough for that
 
well, on the other hand... someone replied that the link didn't work :/
@JonHMChan @StackOverflow "I'm really happy to announce that the Ask Question Wizard is now live on Stack Overflow!" - the "Ask Question Wizard" hyperlink links to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/ask/wizard which gives me a 404. The other link is working :)!
was 21 hours ago though, and I couldn't repro
 
7:59 PM
@GetAnswerWizard Repro'd when logged out.
Logged-out users can't ask on Stack Overflow, but the normal "ask" link shows a nice error message indicating that.
 
good to know...
 
It appears logged-out users never see the direct link to the wizard during the normal course of using the site. It's only if they try to access a direct link to it (e.g. through the meta post) that they'll encounter the error.
 
 
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9:42 PM
@JourneymanGeek Another MSE spam account: meta.stackexchange.com/users/499021/lindarose11
 
 
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11:08 PM
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11:49 PM
A random product idea: Roomba but for brushing teeth.
 
Ohh, yes... your teeth are automatically removed if they are not brushed for 7 days.
 

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