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12:46 AM
!!/tea
 
@V2Blast brews a cup of earl grey tea for @V2Blast
 
"Tea. Earl grey. Decaf."
 
1:01 AM
It's a reference to something. :P
 
@user1271772 She's based in Europe (the Netherlands), and it's sleeping time now there
 
 
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6:34 AM
!!/watch aquarock\.in
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog That pattern looks like it's already caught by Potentially bad keyword in answer and Potentially bad keyword in body; append -force if you really want to do that.
 
7:10 AM
hi all, I have feedback on meta.stackexchange.com/q/337013/392799, which directs me to post said feedback on meta.stackexchange.com/q/339700/392799 ... which is locked ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
it boils down to this comment:
Indeed. I find "private feedback for you" even stranger. What is private feedback for me? Everything? Only the blob of text that follows? It's so robotic, I would make that more personal. "The following is for your eyes only: unicorns, rainbows, lost keys". — Gimby Oct 29 '19 at 12:43
"private feedback for you" was very confusing when I asked a question on a site I'm low-rep on. I understood it as whether I answer yes or no (to the dupe suggestion), it will be a private feedback, and I wondered what the heck for. (PS I had to ask someone to VTC the question for me to begin with, but that's another matter)
apart from now being blue and not yellow, did the same banners with different words and the same mechanism really make any difference...
maybe blue is more calming and that's it
 
7:48 AM
@ymb1 Per @JourneymanGeek's comment:
There's about 2 pages of answers and a month and a bit. I've had a word with Yaakov, or vice versa, and well- at this point new posts to report new bugs are probably going to be neater. If its here - no need to repost. Else, feel free to handle it as per any other issue on the network :). Despite what the post notice says - its not off topic. It is however of historical significance. I'd also suggest folks not close things as duplicates of this — Journeyman Geek ♦ Jan 5 at 14:01
 
Ah thanks i have a tendency to ignore comments under posts
 
 
1 hour later…
9:15 AM
/me looks in
 
morning!
 
@ymb1 I would also add this is as per Yaakov's request, and I have no idea how better to let people know that it's fine to ask a new question
 
@Tinkeringbell Depends if you want it india or texas style
 
Rob
10:10 AM
@JourneymanGeek Yaakov wrote in his comments a few times to open a new question. Here is one example to refer to:
@Bergi if you want to report a new issue, please make a new post. It is hard enough to track issues in answers here. No good way to do it in comments. — Yaakov Ellis ♦ Dec 30 '19 at 14:16
 
Yup
this was on our block advertising board...
that chicken looks like its... seen things...
 
Rob
10:41 AM
The meat doesn't look any better, it's outgassing. Scary stuff, some reports in North America say over 35M in lockdown while other reports say over 56M in lockdown.
 
@Tinkeringbell fair enough ...
 
11:03 AM
@JourneymanGeek Poor chicken! Maybe it has Kung Flu too!
 
LOL
Kung Flu flighting ...
 
@Tinkeringbell boooo 😁
 
I am pretty sure that won't be appropriate for SE Super User. — πάντα ῥεῖ 40 secs ago
@Journey ?
 
No
Looks like word salad to me 😁
 
Proto word salad to be precise :D
Your question seems to be too hypothetical and unfocussed to be asked at any SE site IMO. — πάντα ῥεῖ 45 secs ago
 
11:25 AM
World building...
 
Not really ...
 
Rob
There was a rumor about Chicken Tikka Masala but it turned out to be a (possibly NSFW) April Fool's joke.
 
@πάνταῥεῖ Presumably the question would involve "a network of quality-centered knowledge repositories in all areas of life and technology", making it fiction from the start
 
:D
@Rob Condom flavours??? :O
 
@Rob According to the news report on our television, including film from the quarantained cities and inverviews of its citizens, the only restriction (so far) is limited travel in/out of these cities. Life within them seems to go on as usual, except people wearing masks when in public. FWIW our centre for infectious diseases says 1) Masks won't really help for this virus and 2) This virus is a lot less dangerous than SARS was a few years ago.
It's more that China is reacting earlier and more publicly
 
Rob
11:31 AM
Condomment, is what you ment ...
 
isn't people wearing masks "life as usual"?
 
Rob
@CindyMeister The only purpose I see for the masks is coughing or spitting when you talk, as for containing the virus it takes more than a $2 piece of paper. I guess it makes the person appear considerate, is the positive way of looking at it.
 
so it's a security theater?
 
Rob
Proper protection requires Biosafety Level 3:
A biosafety level is a set of biocontainment precautions required to isolate dangerous biological agents in an enclosed laboratory facility. The levels of containment range from the lowest biosafety level 1 (BSL-1) to the highest at level 4 (BSL-4). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have specified these levels. In the European Union, the same biosafety levels are defined in a directive. In Canada the four levels are known as Containment Levels. Facilities with these designations are also sometimes given as P1 through P4 (for Pathogen or Protection level...
 
11:50 AM
@JohnDvorak More (until now) in Japan, I think... But, yes, I've also encountered Chinese tourists, recently, here in Switzerland, in the train, who were wearing masks.
I don't think it's "theatre". Keeping in mind the population density and how diseases are quickly spread due to mobility, it seems to me not such a bad idea.
Reading in the newspaper today: Last weekend was "Hilari" in a small town in the region. The school children were told: "But you come to school on Monday - no playing hookie, just because you were out having a good time!". The kids were in school on Monday, but by mid-week more than half the school was at home, sick, in bed. With the flu.
@Rob And if everyone "believes" it can also prevent wide-spread panic or "odd" behavior.
The "experts" here say the virus ought not to be dangerous for "normal" people. The problems would more manifest in the otherwise weakened (elderly, babies, those with immune-system problems) because it attacks the lungs.
 
Not dangerous for normal people and spreading wide? That's bound to cause mass panic.
 
Rob
A week off with pay and travel only to buy food or turn oneself in to the hospital would be a better course of action. It's not necessarily (or only) how "dangerous" it is, but how contagious it is - if it made everyone sneeze or laugh it would still be a huge problem. If in a few weeks there are additional measures there's bound to be some "panic" too.
 
^^Agreed That's why the quarantain's are in-force.
In Asia (including China) they're apparently taking people's temperature in places of public transportation (airports, train stations) in order to identify and isolate/treat anyone with a fever. The Chinese are instructed to take anyone sick to hospital for tests and treatment. There's concern there's a lot of cases that aren't identified (which makes sense if people think they have a "normal" flu).
In France and Australia, people who've returned from the Wuhan province in the last week have been hospizalized (and quarantained) with the virus. But they're apparently stable and in no danger. So, yes, extremely contagious. Especially because it's a new mutation so everyone has to build anti-bodies and there are no vaccinations available.
 
12:07 PM
so, everyone on Earth sneezing for a month, then nothing? There are worse scenarios than that
 
Rob
The problem is that the onset takes a week (you're most welcome to provide a link to a better source) so people can spread the virus for a week before knowing that they are infected. --- Coronaviruses mutate so after one is infected and cured you can recontract a variant and become sick again; like ripples in a pond, under a waterfall.
 
plot hook
 
12:28 PM
@CindyMeister not everyone has a temperature apparently
My usual job's in an airport - and we're kinda the most high risk of our work sites
the idea of masks is to restrict spread by droplets as I understand. Even N95 (the 'standard") sorta mask won't do much good
@Rob During SARs the protocol was home quarantine
 
Rob
Probably 65.6 million / 365 = 179726.02 people per day travel through the airport, prior to the outbreak.
 
Rob
1:09 PM
Amazon is sold out of the approved respirators. They are not expected to be 100% effective, at 95% efficiency, with a 0.1% (guess) chance of transmission close contact with 1000 people would represent 5 transmissions; even if the transmission was for the most part ineffective it would only take a week for one person to pass it to another.
 
 
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2:13 PM
@JourneymanGeek Hey, tell that to the person that told me :P It's not an original joke XD
 
 
2 hours later…
4:30 PM
@JourneymanGeek hi -- RE "I have no idea how better to let people know that it's fine to ask a new question": my suggestion: unlock, edit the eye catching header to say something like: If you have feedback, check if it's been posted [here], if not, ask a new question, lock
 
@ymb1 can't edit it
Else I would have done it in the first place. Have a FR for being able to do that :D
 
that's a new acronym for me, gotta be higher than a CM? :P :D
 
Feature request
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Q: Freeform lock reasons would be useful

Journeyman GeekThere's a fixed, and rather small set of lock reasons, with fundamentally two different types - post and comment locks. Maybe it's meta, but a lot of the time our decisions when it comes to locks may need a bit more nuance - and it's pretty essential folks understand what is happening and what we...

also I see a typo. damnit
 
uha!
 
actually no, not a typo
actually that was due to that question
 
4:35 PM
@JourneymanGeek I meant editing this: "New Post Notices have been launched network-wide. Please post all new feedback, bugs and feature requests to the new announcement post." on meta.stackexchange.com/q/337013/392799
to become sth like: If you have feedback, check if it's been posted [here], if not, ask a new question
 
....
OH
OHHHH
Actually...
NO ONE EVER SUGGESTED THAT
SERIOUSLY
AND IT IS MUCH BETTER
I'll do that.
 
:D great thanks
 
gimme a sec to get myself reoriented with what was said and I'll thow together something suitable
DId something quick and hopefully clear
I still want a better way to do it :D
@ymb1 that's one of the nice things about many eyes (and brains) on a problem :D
yawns
Its a public holiday
good thing is people are relatively lazy
bad thing is, if something goes wrong, all hell with break loose
 
Meh. Hell ain’t so bad.
 
4:50 PM
@Catija I like quiet nights. Especially when I've got day shifts mon and tuesday :D
 
@Catija fun fact: hell means bright in german
 
though
the alarms at the client's side of things are going off
 
My German is limited to the songs I know.
And my pronunciation is atrocious.
 
Which german songs do you like best?
 
Dunno. I was a voice major so they’re not pop songs... mostly classical stuff or opera.
 
5:03 PM
so no Rammstein :D
 
Maybe you could be interested about Rammstein :D
 
Deathklock.
 
@Catija Not german. But awesome
also, the last time I introduced a friend to it like a decade ago...
"Wait, what is... whoa... "
 
I’m as aware of Rammstein as the average American, I’d guess.
 
(granted she introduced me to synphonic metal) :D
 
5:04 PM
Klaus Nomi is also awesome.
 
@Catija Rammstein is... strange :D
 
@JourneymanGeek a joke... because they were based off Rammstein.
 
@Catija 0_0
Really?
(maybe the people. The music style...)
 
That’s what I always thought?
 
Granted Fictional granted metal bands are not something I consider deeply :D
 
5:07 PM
My most preferable german singer is Rio Reiser.
 
5:21 PM
@Catija Are you OK with being pinged for these?
 
Is anyone else having trouble with the mobile text box in chat?
 
mini rant: question asker asking themselves :'D
I expected a mechanism overhaul, not a facelift that doesn't make sense in multiple scenarios / end of mini rant :D
 
Rob
6:04 PM
So great 35 years ago, epic today (but a fair bit mellower).
 
How's that related to anything?
 
Rob
LOL
 
@Mithical I used the mobile text box to post the messages above yours. Are you using the new, or old interface?
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog New. The textbox wasn't selecting and the submit button wouldn't work. Seems to be working again though.
 
33
Q: New duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

Sonic the Anonymous HedgehogA few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may disagree with the change, the merits of this change and whether or not you prefer it are irrel...

 
.... Oh
I... did... not expect that.
 
I've found several cases, both old and new, in which developers fail to consider the case of unanswered duplicate targets. They're not allowed on main sites, and it seems their testing always assumes that a duplicate target is answered without considering that they are allowed on meta sites (and on main sites if the same user posted the same question).
 
@SonictheAnonymousHedgehog thanks, though the question doesn't address OP closing own post
e.g., the proposed: "Is this the same as your question? [x]" also would not work
possible dupe worked, whether it was OP closing, or someone else, as a notice in a comment
 
@Mithical yaakov coming in clutch
:D
 
@Magisch Probably cause its 2am... what does... "coming in clutch" mean?
 
it's an idiom
 
@Magisch one I seem unfamilar with :D
First hit... UD...
nooope
4
Q: What does "coming through in the clutch" mean?

The HawkDarry wants to find what happening in the pipeline, so he took sister Trisha's help by holding his legs to see what's happening in the pipeline. Some rats suddenly start coming at them, so she drops him and he falls into the pipeline. Trisha: There were rats coming at my face. Darry: Th...

@πάνταῥεῖ slightly more pleasant than a pack of cardinals I suspect
 
@JourneymanGeek :D true. A single Sonic can be handled easier.
 
@πάνταῥεῖ was referring more to what @Mithical was talking about WRT one of my questions :D
 
6:34 PM
@JourneymanGeek read that as dutch instead of clutch and was wondering what we screwed up this time ...
 
@rene that's worth ... Poldering
 
lol
 
6:54 PM
trying to understand the process, over the past year I've submitted a few [bug] posts -- sometimes I see [status-review], but not once on any of my bugs, does it mean it hasn't been seen yet by the respective team?
 
@ymb1 there isn't really a "formal" process
Essentially, Meta's informal. If a staff member sees a bug or FR or... some other request, and its on their plate, or on the plate of someone else they are talking to... well...
 
I just remembered
just the once, I posted a bug in the wrong place, and apparently it affected SE as a whole, and was solved: aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/q/3227/14897
 
Well, not wrong
 
now I wonder, was it brought up on Meta.SE?
 
for quite a while we were told that bug posts anywhere get looked at
(dosen't scale that well alas)
 
7:04 PM
doesn't seem like it was brought up: meta.stackexchange.com/… yay me
 
@ymb1 ya, but that was a few years ago and before the big layoff.
 
:(
 
(though practically I'd be surprised if folks who worked here often didn't see/find bugs themselves. :D)
There's still a lot of dogfooding
 
8:03 PM
I realize that in the absence of my wisdom Journey has taken over chat
 
@It'sOver what do you mean "Has taken over". :D
 
Yeah . . . Dogs have this tendency to go on top of everything
Or was that cats.
Or squirrels
 
Just pee everywhere :P
 
Catsquirrel, the tenth servant of Sauron
 
Catweazle, does someone remember?
 
8:18 PM
Cats climb inside everything...
 
lol
yes
people without cats don't realise how true it is
 
Give a cat a box and see them happy :)
 
Rob
10:47 PM
 
@Rob I knew the ceiling cat was watching me
Is there a similar room for SO?
 

 The Meta Room

General Chat & Hangout for Meta Stack Overflow. See: meta.stac...
Although it's kinda dead.
 
@Mithical not anymore :-(
 
@Rob Beware the tiger is gone. Look behind you...
Are there any mod championships taking place right now on SO?
My flags have been disappearing in less than 60 seconds all day long and I have flagged a lot today
 
I believe it's named Samuel
 
10:59 PM
Almost didn't notice there were three new resignations yesterday
 
hello all
 
@Mithical I like mine better.
user image
2
 
lol
 
I made it years ago when someone told me I’d been pronouncing Shog wrong for years.
 
Wait... how were you pronouncing it and how is it pronounced? I remember when you posted the image but I don't remember anything else.
And I have no idea what the story behind the ceiling Shog is, I found it in my files with no recollection of it...
 
11:06 PM
It’s pronounced the way you’d pronounce it for the rhyme to work. I pronounced it like show with a g on the end.
 
Ah, I have been doing it right then
 
Okay yeah you were weird.
;)
 
Yeah. That’s what he keeps telling me.
But none of y’all pronounce mine right so... oh, and the first time he said my username that I heard it... was hilarious. Apparently the entire CM team pronounced it wrong until I had my first interviews.
 
So most people just call me Cat.
 
11:09 PM
the ija is a ya right?
 
Cat, ya?
 
@Catija I'm pretty certain I'd insist all of you call me Geek :D
 
@Mithical mostly.
@JourneymanGeek I think we mostly refer to you as “JG”.
 
@JourneymanGeek I have no idea how to pronounce your name BTW. In my head I go ra-vee mow-Han (like Solo) but I have no idea if that's correct
 
@Mithical ooh, rabbit hole :D
Ra as in Rave Vi as in the religion
Mohan is my dad's name. Mo-Han
Though pedantically I could go by Sharma or Iyer
@Mithical though, I mostly go as "Geek" with friends
(and Apparently "Snap" at work ... )
 
11:15 PM
With friends I mostly go as.... oh, wait.
(kidding)
@JourneymanGeek That sounds like there's a story?
 
@Mithical whenever something goes wrong - I go "Oh Snap" on chat
someone noticed
 
Heh, that is amusing
 
And well
I've never been the sort to turn down a perfectly good handle :D
 
Handles, ruining perfectly good doors since forever
 

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