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@Feeds Why is it so hard to get Oneboxed?
 
 
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6:20 AM
@Catija what I'm really comfortable with is a serif font, nothing too fancy, just so the kerning isn't annoying, and I've found that I don't mind "wide" fonts as much as I thought I would. I set the font to be sort of semi-bold. Big line widths are also a big no. This one is really thin, everything ends up swimming for me, and I can't concentrate at all. Just one data point though (sorry, can't be bothered with the right typography mumbo jumbo after a sleepless night)
 
6:47 AM
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8:44 AM
Is this type of answer considered abusive? meta.stackexchange.com/a/364430/377214
or merely NAA?
 
I just flagged NAA, downvoted and delete voted
who shall we ping for the 3rd delete vote? @JourneymanGeek, @rene, @Tinkeringbell ?
 
Apparently, Geek.
 
yup ;)
And I've got my 1 rep back :) Yay!
@ShadowTheVaccinatedWizard just seen this familiar picture on the Dutch news as well: nos.nl/artikel/…
And they claim it to be a tank
 
It has tracks and barrel gun go BOOOM?
 
@JourneymanGeek yeah thats about it
But using a Tank to fight stationary ground targets is a bit stupid IMHO
Shows that a lot of journalist know things about writing, not about the things they write about
 
8:56 AM
eh
There's only 3 reasons someone would know something like that
You are/were playing modern or sci fi RPGs, are/were or gamer or are/were serving in some military
Or all three :D
 
Or just someone that remembers a lot of stupid stuff
 
OI! I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK
 
But took more then 1 year to learn the periodic table of elements
 
9:33 AM
@Luuklag Bobbitted.
Hm
I need a new mouse
 
@JourneymanGeek It's next to your soldering iron
 
@Luuklag oh, I know where my current one is
Its... accidentally double clicking, occationally stops working until you bang it gently on the table and the side panel came off
Just need to go to the store + decide if I want the wired or wireless model of the mouse I have now
 
I'd go for wired any day
I hate those wireless things
their easier to lose, the connection is usually flacky at best imho
 
Well I've had this wired one from 2015
Some of the keys are slightly 'loose' too
 
6 years seams a reasonable lifespan
 
9:38 AM
lol
I think my old keyboard hit 10 and mostly still works
 
Yeah I also had a keyboard that lasted something like that, but after a year or so most of the letters were already worn off
mostly the wasd keys ;)
 
Oh I don't think you can wear out the letters on light up mechanicals
though the texturing on most of the keys wore off, and there's a shiny patch on the spacebar
Oh
and when I bought it it was clicky
the keys went silent.
 
My letters were just printed on them. My keyboard from work is starting to go grimey, except for the middle of all the keys, that part is just shiny
Most noticably the E key
 
lol
I like my fancy keyboards
 
And the cmd and shift button as well
 
9:41 AM
also I can remove all the keyscaps and wash em :D
 
I think if I tried that on this apple keyboard I'll break it
It is bended though, but still works
 
Thats what you get from working from home, and ocasionally having to work in the office
You have to bring your own keyboard and mouse
 
Oh, I dumped a spare keyboard in the office
 
I guess I put my bag down a little too hard one time
 
9:44 AM
Actually, if I can fix it, the chinese keyboard I was fixing is probably going to be my office keyboard :D
Its like a low budget version of my drop
 
 
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11:08 AM
k
3rd delete vote, not about SE: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/364433/…
 
 
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@Feeds Open source onebox on Chat
 
1:11 PM
Who knew Ben Popper actually reads MSE.
 
Maybe he got info passed on to him
 
Could be
seeing it was his first post on MSE
 
@JourneymanGeek no u
 
@Luuklag I'm fairly certain at this point that relevant feedback is passed on to folks if its on meta
Which is a good thing I guess :D
 
Rob
1:32 PM
@Luuklag This is a tank:
 
Rob
 
1:52 PM
@Rob artist rendering of tiangmeng? Or whatever it is spelled ;)
 
Naw, don't think its Tiananmen
Ugh, I know the artist I think, polish dude, did giant mechs in fields
 
@JourneymanGeek well the image clearly reminds me. One tank and one female standing in front of it.
 
ah its someone else
 
Poll: if you had to pick one beta site to be graduated what would you pick?
 
2:10 PM
As long as it isn't Sustainable Living I'm okay with any pick. I want someday to be able to make the joke that Sustainable Living wasn't feasible on the SE network ....
 
Rob
@Luuklag Mis-remembered:
Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, the day after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank's attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and shared to a worldwide audience. Internationally, it is considered one of the most iconic images of all time. Inside China, the image and the accompanying events...
 
🚽
 
Rob
 
Rob
No, not that tank man.
 
2:19 PM
Don't worry, JNat is here. He will defeat him, as usual.
 
@rene lol
 
@JourneymanGeek yeah ... fun, isn't it?
 
2:39 PM
@Rob ah silly pronouns ;)
 
 
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3:44 PM
Does anybody here know how big is the SE staff’s backlog?
 
I imagine there's a staff member that might know
 
@EkadhSingh a couple of years back Shog9 showed a screenshot of their internal ticket system. It had six thousands items on it. I doubt it is much less now.
 
I was expecting one or two hundred, but wow. Six thousand? No wonder they’re hiring new people
 
i mean
they did the opposite of that between then and now
 
True
i meant hiring as in hiring CMs recently
 
4:00 PM
I don't quite get the idea behind having CM's that don't interact with the community outside of holidays
 
Maybe they’re there for clearing the backlog?
 
@EkadhSingh Uh, on every project I have done 200 items is nothing. It is so easy to write an FR or bug report, takes minutes ...
 
But fixing bugs would be difficult (for a good portion of them anyways)
and other types of backlog would also be difficult
such as giving graduated sites a theme
 
4:16 PM
Themes are design folks
 
Oh
my bad
 
everything takes time and days have a limited amount of hours.
 
CM's very much don't really do much design or dev work, outside liasing with the community for feedback, and pipelining things that's needed.
(some former CMs were devs - and it was useful buuut, I don't think they were directly involved )
 
Good to know
 
Maybe some government organization can afford to have so many people on the payroll that whenever a workitem pops-up you have someone available to assign it to. If you want to make money you better be a bit understaffed ...
 
4:22 PM
I would hope that at least the backlog on major things would be smaller
like the amount of graduated sites without a design is astronomical
 
I hope they have one backlog that gets prioritized every day.
 
@EkadhSingh Assuming custom designs are a priority
I think right now, the focus seems to be getting stacks worked out
 
@JourneymanGeek In my (often incorrect) opinion, a site design matters a bit to the users of that particular site.
 
A lot of the issues/backlogs are over years
@EkadhSingh Oh, it certainly does
 
@JourneymanGeek what do you mean by “stacks”? (Probably something obvious I don’t understand)
 
4:25 PM
but at the moment, we're dealing with about half a decade of stagnation
Essentially its the system that SE's Q&A type products is built around
 
@JourneymanGeek I thought SE was only stagnated from 2019-2021? Was it also in a bad spot from 16-19?
 
@EkadhSingh Oh, the problems are a lot older
 
@JourneymanGeek good to know👍🏽
@JourneymanGeek when did they start?
 
2017 was one low meta.stackexchange.com/questions/303005/… but there were issues for the rest of the network earlier
Some of it is being addressed but there's a lot of it is still backlogged
 
Good to know
 
4:32 PM
In theory at some point, they should have stacks good enough it mainly needs maintainance and they can probably have an easier time on graduated sites
especially with slower new site creation
 
More like no new site creation
 
Don't expect anything spectacular like world building or anime
 
i doubt anything will get graduated for at least the next 2 years
 
@EkadhSingh Area51's one of those things that's backlogged on updating :D
And a lot of 'old' site promotion mechanics they used to do are no longer a thing - like site swag
 
Also site requirements are sky high
(mostly only 10 questions per day)
 
4:36 PM
@EkadhSingh I think that's based on experience
 
Even with 5-6 qpd you can still have a viable site
like politics SE
 
Possibly
 
it gets a ton of traffic (so basically that means a ton of money for SE)
 
@EkadhSingh depends on whether they run ads and how adblock goes
 
still, more traffic generally means more money
 
4:38 PM
Or more costs
 
Also Politics has so many active users
 
Very much the heart of the problem is folks looking at public Q&A and getting confused to where the revenue is...
 
@JourneymanGeek true I guess, but it is most likely at least somewhat possible that it makes money, right?
 
without realising the other products have no value on their own without public Q&A
@EkadhSingh the money is indirect
 
4:39 PM
That someone passionate about $site might be a teams user or SME for an organisation that uses teams or enterprise
Lets say you built a clone of SO Teams... What's your chances of selling it, as a standalone product, without a fairly well established name behind it?
 
Very low
 
Well, I can say that politics SE gets a lot of traffic
 
Its probably going to be... interesting... to moderate at this point of time
 
so more popularity for SO, and more popularity for teams, so more $
Politics?
our current moderators are pretty good
 
4:43 PM
Oh, more that there's current events and all the attending drama
 
You mean isreal-Gaza? There hasn’t been too many bad questions about those topics
And the bad questions get shut down fast
 
Shutting down bad questions is tiring
But seems pretty civil from the front page
 
@JourneymanGeek not with 1011 users with CV privelleges
not all of those are active
 
Not all of those are active
 
but lots of people who can CV
Also lots of active close voters
I can tell you from experience that bad questions (normally) get closed pretty fast
 
 
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6:23 PM
@SPArcheon I'm just gonna imagine this guy's head is upside down and the red thing above his eyes is his mouth
@Rob That tank is . . . slightly large
 
Rob
Tanks!
 
Rob
6:53 PM
The largest tanks all suffer from the same impractibility: weight, thus speed / range limited. The largest tank built was cancelled after only two were made. The fastest tanks can go 3-6x faster. Such large tanks are prime targets due to their cost / speed / strategic value.
Modern tanks are a third the weight, 4x the speed, 5x the range, etc.
 
7:23 PM
This user: meta.stackexchange.com/users/999224/sourabh is posting an awfull lot of questions that all have a common source where their content is copied from....
 
7:34 PM
If I had a dollar every time I hit ctrl+enter in a post I'm editing on MSE and it didn't submit my edit but instead added a new line that I couldn't backspace, I would enjoy the experience much more.
 
How awfull, is that already reported in the new editor bug?
 
@Luuklag Yes
Never got a staff response though, considering writing up an independent post because my muscle memory for this shortcut has utterly failed to break
Especially because the shortcut is extremely common in Google applications and so I use it all the time
 
You could also check on Github if it is reported there, and if not make a bug yourself there
 
Hmmm, good idea. I hadn't thought of that.
 
7:59 PM
@RyanM your also being affected by random downvotes today?
 
@Luuklag Heh, I saw yours, too! Every answer on that question got one. Someone doesn't like grammar corrections.
 
Rob
@RyanM You could also purchase The Key™ and replace the keycaps; permitting you to do both.
 
:D
 
@RyanM And also here, and one for Ben's answer as well
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Q: Are the SpaceX related blogs (software-in-space), blogs or advertorials?

LuuklagRecently several blogs tagged software-in-space have appeared. They very much read like one big advertisement, with some information sprinkled through. This reminded me more of advertorials then blogs. Especially with the marketing lines at the end of every blog in this series: If you want to le...

 
Weird. Especially Ben's answer...it's a perfect answer.
 
8:05 PM
If Ben gets one more upvote he will have network flair xD
 
Afraid it can't be me, as I've already upvoted it just now :-p
Hmm, but he already has the association bonus...how?
 
Long live the Tavern!
 
@RyanM I'd guess... SO Teams...
 
@MetaAndrewT. haha, that's an amazing bug...
You're probably right.
 
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A: why is my function only returning one element instead of two?

Benjamin PopperFollowing the suggestion from Karan Singh in the comments, I tried this code and it worked. I've made this a community wiki to reflect that. I'll do my best to explain why I think it works. So, in this function, numberOfitems can vary depending on what you want you want to call from your array. T...

Has a lot of upvotes, and some downvotes
So at some point he probably passed 200
 
also, he already got assoc bonus on Jan 2020, ~9 months before the answer was posted :X
 
must be a hidden community then
because SO is his oldest account on his network profile
 
As a mod, I don't see any hidden communities on the network profile
 
Nope, hidden communities are leaky AF. There are easy ways to see them if the person has any activity there.
It's gotta be the Teams bug Andrew mentioned
and apparently mods can just see them all, TIL :-p
 
@RyanM how?
Is there any way to actually hide them?
 
8:17 PM
activity tab on the network profile, and no, none that I'm aware of other than actually using separate accounts
also SEDE can do it, too, but the query is tricky to write and I haven't attempted it. But the data's there.
 
Where in the activity tab is it?
 
I suppose I should say "...if they have any activity there and not a lot of more recent activity elsewhere," because you can't actually currently use that trick on me due to me having a lot of recent Stack Overflow activity :-p
 
You could check out this user:
They have 16 hidden communities, so if you cross their activity, with the 16 communites that arent hidden on their list of communities
Actually the third entry in their activities is from a hidden community
 
Oh
So if I’m not active in a hidden community I’m safe from this trick?
 
@EkadhSingh go to the second page of the activity tab of your network profile. Note that you have 3 comments on MSE despite having hidden that community. Also note that I was able to find your network profile despite it not being linked from your MSE profile page :-)
 
8:24 PM
Good to know
is there a bug report about this?
 
You're safe from the activity page trick if you're not active, yeah. You're not safe from SEDE tricks or from someone searching the profile name if it's the same across profiles.
 
probably multiple
 
Not a bug: Hiding a community means other users will not see it in your Communities list or Top Network Posts. It does not, however, mean your activity is private.
 
Good to know
@RyanM yeah I just searched myself up and my hidden communities show up :(
 
In my case, I've hidden most of my communities because I have dozens of profiles for voting and flagging spam/abuse, but I've never actually written posts in most of them. I've unhidden every one where I've actually written any posts.
But I occasionally do comment or suggest edits from those profiles, so I do have a very small amount of rep in a few hidden communities.
Though as I say that I realize that's not actually true. I once answered a question on Politics Meta. But I've never posted on Politics, so that profile is still hidden.
(and before someone says "but Ryan, didn't you just the other day say you had a deleted +8 answer there?", I posted that answer on Law and it was migrated :-p)
 
8:34 PM
hahaha
I can't be bother to hide my profiles which I made because of smokey
 
The clutter was annoying me ^^;
 
 
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10:03 PM
@JourneymanGeek Thanks for the suggestion for using the contact link!
> We do not perform automatic merges of chat profiles because the process is not optimized. We've completed that merge for you and your two chat profiles should be combined now.
 
Nice!
 
10:22 PM
 
11:45 PM
@forestdistrustsStackExchange no problem. It's better for 'messy' things like this.
 
Yeah, my cheeky comment about chat things getting routed to /dev/null was mostly intended to be about changes to chat. But it's great that they manually fix individual cases if asked :-)
 

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