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12:03 AM
But you would have to check if the user who approved it was a mod at approve time.
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Q: Include creator in tag_synonym

Johannes KuhnWhen I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.

 
Found another bug in the process, weehaw:
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Q: Link to applied_count leads to a 404

jmacTo Reproduce Run an API query on tag-synonyms, you will get a result that includes something like this: Issue(s) Click on the applied_count link and you get redirected to this page which is a 404. It isn't quite clear what applied_count is anyway. The docs don't explain it, and on the main ...

 
12:42 AM
50 close vote? xD
is it just me, or has the number just been increased?
 
12:54 AM
Perhaps they finally implemented something to help with that Close Votes queue?
 
@JoshC it's just you
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A: Should available close votes be a function of inflation or rep?

Jeff AtwoodThe default # of close votes per day is 12. I just noticed that SU and SF have been at 24 close votes per day per user since ... well, forever. I'm going to go ahead and make 24 close votes per day the new default network-wide to start, and meanwhile it has been set to 50 for SO.

 
1:24 AM
Wait, when the time since activity is less than 6 hours ago, it is written as "5 hours ago", but once it hits 6 it becomes "6h ago"
No, wait, that isn't even it! There is "13 hours ago" too
 
@jmac what are you talking about?
 
@ShogDYIN' I am looking at the last 500 synonym requests here. I copied the tables in to Excel and am trying to get the dates for each, which means I have to write logic to undo the "1h ago" and whatnot that the dates get rendered as
@ShogDYIN' There is inconsistency with how the times are formatted between "5h ago" and "5 hours ago"
@ShogDYIN' For instance, asp.net-mvc-4 ⇒ mvc4 tag said 5 hours ago, but facebook-fql ⇒ fql is listed as 5h ago
 
@jmac oh, that
 
@ShogDYIN' Not a big issue if you actually know how to, y'know, develop, and just parse the HTML with jquery, but for those of us non-developers who aren't good at developing and use excel run in to some trouble.
 
@jmac so... Quick question: how long did you have that page open before you exported it?
 
1:30 AM
@ShogDYIN' somewhere between 30-60 seconds.
 
@jmac open it again & take a look
do you see "hours" on there anywhere?
 
@ShogDYIN' Nope! It's magic. How did that happen?
 
@jmac There's a script that'll update timestamps.
It... formats them slightly differently than the default
Or at least, the default on that page
 
@ShogDYIN' Will look in to that. Thanks for the help. Wish that browsers were smart enough to automatically excel everything for me
Wait, so if I have the page open, it starts changing "h ago" to "hours ago"? Man that's confusing.
 
@jmac yup
Now, here's a little trick for you
open up your browser's developer console
(on that synonym page)
and run this:
$('.relativetime').text(function(){return this.title;})
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It'll replace all of the relative timestamps with a standardized format
 
1:35 AM
Oh my lord, that is awesome
Okay, I think that one single line just taught me more than everything I've ever learned about how the DOM works, and how to muck with it in javascript. Thank you!
 
(keep in mind, the script will convert them back to relative times after a bit, so... grab the table after you convert)
 
@ShogDYIN' Yeah, just noticed that. But still, that trick is incredibly useful.
 
1:48 AM
@animuson I DID IT. You have an e-mail waiting for you.
 
2:05 AM
So on the synonyms page, what are renames exactly? There are approved tag synonyms that have a tag that have never been renamed. How can you tell if a synonym was approved or not via the list here?
 
@jmac renames are what they sound like. One tag is renamed to another one.
 
@ShogDYIN' So if a synonym is approved, then that counts as a rename I take it.
 
@jmac uh, no. Ok, so here's an example: go edit this question - don't actually change anything though, just click edit and then click save.
 
@ShogDYIN' Done
 
@jmac now look at the revision history
 
2:10 AM
Ah, so once the synonym is mapped, the tags get fiddled when someone revises, and THAT counts as a rename.
Got it.
 
@jmac well, that, or if someone just types "mavericks" into the tag field and then posts / updates a question.
 
So anything that's listed on the synonyms page that isn't listed as "pending" is an approved synonym?
 
literally every time the "source" tag is used and the system automatically remaps it to the master, that's a rename
 
Okay, definitely going to write this all down for future confused souls like myself.
 
@jmac yup
and yes, in case you were wondering, that UI is confusing as hell
I mean, it all makes sense once you know how it works, but...
 
2:14 AM
@ShogDYIN' Yeah, I'm trying to figure out if tag-synonyms actually work, or if they are actually just a moderator-only game. It looks like most of the successful synonyms are moderator-controlled, which is unfortunate.
 
@jmac oh, you're wondering how many synonyms actually get approved without mod intervention?
 
@ShogDYIN' Yep, and how long non-mod-approved ones take (but that seems to be a no-go in general)
(since I can't determine when a tag was actually approved as a synonym, only that it was, and how many renames there have been)
 
14 in the past 90 days, 89 in the past year
 
I looked through the last 500, and got 272 approved tags, 228 pending, with 194/272 approved by mods
 
(out of 372 in the past year all together)
 
2:20 AM
The oldest of the bunch was from November 30th, 2012. So about 11 months of data.
Thanks for the sanity-check. Though now I really wish I had your tools (or your brain and the tools, since you probably had to do some fiddling to get that)
So similar percentages. Your year sample is 76.1% mod-approved, mine is 71.3% mod-approved. That's really high.
 
Yeah. And it's not like it's hard to get synonyms approved, it's just... Hard to get the folks who can approve synonyms in front of them.
Incidentally, the average time for non-mod synonym approvals is 91 days (that's for all non-mod-approved synonyms, for all time)
Of course, the max there is 1142 days, so... May be a bit 'o skew
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if someone cares to figure out the median (in days) there ^^^
 
2:36 AM
@ShogDYIN' Median is 15 days, but all the 0 days are moderator-approved I assume.
 
@jmac no, that's only community-approved synonyms
well, maybe a few former-moderator-approved synoyms
 
Wow, okay, yeah, then it's 15 days.
Though if that is from the beginning of time, it's probably a bit skewed (because of collective effort to fix things from the start)
Can you easily access the past 2 years?
(tag synonyms were introduced in August 2010, so from November 1st 2011 would probably get rid of a lot of the early quick ones)
 
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@jmac two years ^^^
 
46 days -- quite the difference
Thanks for the help by the way.
So we have over 70% of synonyms getting approved by mods, with the other 30% taking 46 days to get approved when they do. About half the synonyms over the past year are still pending as well, so chances are the median is on the increase as the low-hanging fruit gets picked.
 
probably
which isn't necessarily a bad thing
 
2:43 AM
@ShogDYIN' Right, it's not necessarily bad, but it also is in stark contrast to the goals of implementing synonyms as a community-controlled feature in the first place:
Jeff Atwood on August 01, 2010

Every question on Stack Overflow, or any other Stack Exchange site, must be tagged with at least one tag. Tags are simple keywords or labels that help categorize your question with other, similar questions.

It’s important that questions get tagged correctly, because that makes it easier for everyone to find the questions they’re interested in — and potentially answer them.

These tags are built by the community, in what is commonly known as a folksonomy. While we do a bit of pre-seeding when sites launch with a few dozen really obvious tags, most tags you see were created by ano …

"It’s been clear for a very long time now that we needed some kind of tag synonym system, one that the community itself could maintain and control without having to bend the ear of a moderator."
I think this is one of the occasions where things work great for big tags like or , but not so good for minor tags like which lacks users who can even vote on synonyms, let alone the eyes on the tag page to notice them.
 
@jmac realistically, to do that right you'd want a more robust system. We haven't touched on this yet, but... Just getting a synonym approved is only half the battle - if there are a bunch of old questions with the old tag, you still need a moderator to merge them... or wait around until they all get edited. (oh yeah, and the system makes finding them kind of a bitch)
 
@ShogDYIN' Is this on the to-do list somewhere? I think a few tweaks would make it far more effective (notifications to active users in that tag who can approve synonyms, maybe a bar on top for people who are browsing the tag and can vote on it), and automatically-merging tags after X days or somesuch
 
@jmac not really; It's one of those things that everyone pretty much agrees is broken, but no one cares enough to make it a priority. It's possible it'll get some love on down the road as part of other changes to make tags a bit more important, but even that's in the "idle talk" stages at-best.
 
2:59 AM
@ShogDYIN' Okay, I'll toss together what I learned here in to a comprehensive resource for future reference. As you said, it's not really a big issue, (especially since the mods are quite responsive when it comes to synonym-requests), but anything that reduces burden can't be bad to toss out there.
Thanks for the help, I know you have better things to do, so I really do appreciate the time to help me figure out how to do these things myself.
 
np
 
 
2 hours later…
5:29 AM
Nothing like a nice cold glass of Lemonade to go with this weather...
 
 
1 hour later…
6:48 AM
doing ironical locks now @ShogDYIN'?
 
@Bart well... didn't want to give him the satisfaction of deleting it right away
 
Can't say I didn't enjoy that one. :)
 
 
1 hour later…
8:11 AM
Pretty sure the average age of last night's trick-or-treat-ers was about 15.
 
8:44 AM
Is anyone aware of Nvidia's tag sponsorship? Did it simply end, or did it end up being removed?
 
8:57 AM
"rather than chant "Hats, Hats, Hats"" - haha
 
:)
 
9:48 AM
Argh. I hate it when users self-delete their posts, just to invalidate existing close/delete votes.
That should really be addressed at some point.
 
Ah - you mean delete followed by undelete with no intervening changes? We should be able to do something about that, based on timestamp. Post a on Meta, @Bart
Something to the tune of - if the post was self-undeleted after self-deletion (and no other action taken on the post by the OP), reinstate any flags/close/delete votes there were invalidated between these two actions (i.e. those that the delete caused to invalidate)
 
10:06 AM
I would go a step further and suggest that all questions that are undeleted regain their old flags/close/delete votes, regardless of any editing done by the user.
 
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Q: Self-deletion and un-deletion without any changes should reinstate the original close/delete votes

BartCurrently, when a user self-deletes a post and subsequently undeletes it, any votes to delete or votes to close magically disappear as if they never happened. While that might make some sense if a user deleted a post to then significantly update it, it seems to make no sense in the case where not...

 
Otherwise it still represents a way to make the system behave differently through deletion.
 
@DuncanJones Not all. Some may have been handles by the community/moderators prior to the self-close, so it is not fair to reinstate them.
You can't edit your self-deleted post - you need to undelete before editing.
 
@Oded Sorry, didn't quite follow that. What do you mean by "handles by the community/moderators"?
 
Handled.
 
10:10 AM
@Oded "the OP can't edit a self-deleted post" ... really?
 
So - a post comes it, gets some flags, moderator handles the flags. Some close votes come in. OP deletes the post. Then un-deletes. Should the flags be reinstated, even though a moderator handled them?
 
But in that case the delete event is after the flags have been handled. So there are no more flags on it at that point.
 
@Bart - yes. There was a worry about spammers - deleting their unflagged post, editing and at a later date undeleting (because at that point, it will not show up on the main page)
Exactly - I thought Duncan meant all former flags/close/delete votes to be reinstated
 
Does the same go for answers? Because I remember deleting my answer, editing it and then undeleting it.
 
I think questions only. It has been a while since I wrote that code
 
10:15 AM
I have "remembered" stranger stuff before. So you never know. :)
 
@Bart - you are a 10k user, we trust you to edit self-deleted posts ;)
 
@Oded I meant any flags active at the time it was deleted.
@Bart You can definitely edit answers while they are deleted.
 
Now there are some famous last words @Oded.
 
@DuncanJones OK - thanks for clarifying.
And after checking, the limitation is for self-deleted questions only
 
Tempted to flag stackoverflow.com/questions/1012573/… as "not constructive"
 
10:27 AM
Man, I really should start asking questions on SO some day to figure that stuff out.
Way ahead of you there @DuncanJones. As I did with the other one.
 
10:56 AM
I still have no idea what that guy was thinking was problematic.
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CataclysmUsers can earn a privilege comment everywhere when their reputation reaches 50. Yes, I can comment on any questions or answers already. You can blame me for trying to test this. On one question, I used FireBug plugin and tried to change the question ID (at least, I assume so). For instance: ...

 
But at least you answered it
 
I'm pretty sure it was the rate-limiting stuff actually.
 
@DuncanJones Yeah, though teasing that out of the OP... was challenging.
 
Just something for @jadarnel27
 
user234239
11:38 AM
all hail
 
user234239
@Bart @Oded you can relax now, I'm here...
 
11:57 AM
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And let our guards down @UV-D? Never!
 
user234239
dang!
 
Woah. I relaxed so much I fell asleep! Thanks @UV-D
 
user234239
lol
 
user234239
so, having fun?
 
12:11 PM
Apparently I'm channeling Shog's spirit.... don't know if I would classify that as "fun".
 
user234239
hmmm yes, plenty of chaos
 
user234239
I am a member of physics
 
That's the only site I gave a pass a long time ago. But then again, my participation would have been limited at best.
 
user234239
I am more heavily involved on academia, astronomy and space exploration though
 
@Bart Hehe. That was only because that post echoed the "instead of complaining about the community, be part of the community making it what you want it to be"
 
12:21 PM
If you spend long enough at some place, certain things start to rub off I guess. :)
Better that than a certain mr. Carroll I guess
 
No doubt.
 
user234239
I must admit that the drama is like fingernails on the blackboard
 
I wonder how abrasive an Israeli with Dutch descent comes across.
 
/me imagines thousands of new users hurling themselves off the edge of a cliff @Oded
The Physics drama @UV-D?
 
user234239
the Physics drama indeed
 
12:27 PM
Myeah, I saw some of it quite some time ago, when it spilled over into MSO for a while. Very unappealing.
 
I have only seen the MSO side of it - can't image how it is playing out on the site and its child-meta though
 
I think one of their mods pointed me at it once. I read a bit of it and then left, never to return. Which is quite sad when you imagine it's only a handful of users, and not really the community as a whole.
 
user234239
true, admittedly I am reluctant to post much there, due to the nonsense of the vocal few
 
That's what you get when you allow even a minority to take over a community. Broken windows and all that.
 
user234239
they are desperately trying to mold the community to what they want
 
12:34 PM
Yeah. Instead of it being the other way around - them trying to be part of the community.
 
And if they really want it to be all that different, why not grab an SO clone, a reasonable server, and start something for your own community with your own ideas.
 
user234239
so true, some of them seem to think that the 'be nice' rule not only doesn't, but shouldn't apply to them - because they believe that politeness is against academic freedom
 
user234239
I think they are doing that
 
@UV-D That was exactly an MSO post quite some time ago.
 
Dilaton seems to have thought of that idea - I am sure I saw a link to her blog/site about that a while back.
 
12:36 PM
Might be the best for everybody
 
user234239
interestingly, I am a physicist and impoliteness is the fastest way to be discredited
 
user234239
I agree
 
Yeah. I did see that argument - we have Ph.D.s - treat us like the grown-ups we are.
Problem is - they don't act like grown-ups.
 
user234239
yup, very true
 
user234239
I have a PhD and are always polite
 
12:38 PM
I abandoned a PhD and am an asshole
so there you go
 
@Bart loooool
 
user234239
@Bart LOL - no you aren't!
 
 
Ron Maimon was one of those. He truly truly believes that politeness is a form of social control that suppresses freedom. I had a long discussion with him about it once and I couldn't help but kinda respect the view.
It won't make you any friends, of course
And I still think it's completely wrong.
But still
 
I don't have a degree of any sort. And am Israeli-Dutch(-Brazilian).
@probablyPekka He is welcome to that world view. But he can't be surprised when it causes him to get ejected from communities that value civility.
 
12:42 PM
@Oded yeah, that was about the line of my argument, too
 
user234239
@Bart holy crud is that you??? I got to say you should grow a beard and have a mohawk
 
The thing is though @probablyPekka, that he (from what I've seen) seemed to be incredibly intelligent. And I think that with politeness, he could get far more done, without really giving up any freedom.
 
user234239
@Bart exactly!
 
@Bart yeah totally. He seemed super intelligent and a great contributor to the site.
Shame
 
user234239
and people like that don't see that their incivility is also a means of social control
 
12:44 PM
That is a very good point, @UV-D
 
yeah, I agree
 
user234239
it goes by several names - one of which is 'bullying'
 
Indeed.
 
That is also one of them most frustrating things on Meta. Users who have quite reasonable ideas, but go for complete self-destruction by being an ass about it.
 
"But I have the right to bully! How dare you to take that right away from me!"
 
user234239
12:46 PM
@Oded have literally have heard this said
 
Funny how people who dish it out can't take it themselves.
 
user234239
yup, usually the case
 
user234239
I see bullies day in, day out
 
user234239
my day job is as a teacher
 
What ages?
 
user234239
12:50 PM
12-18
 
Ouch
 
Myeah, nice age-range for some bullying :S
 
By that age, they had become experts
 
So dangerous though. Especially nowadays with all the sneaky digital ways to harass people.
 
user234239
and now you see why one of the main protagonists in the Physics drama acts the way he does... he is 14, undoubtedly brilliant, but is a major spearhead in the nonsense
 
12:52 PM
I guess I know who you're talking about. He posted an image on Meta today that made me think "you're picking the wrong heroes at your age".
 
user234239
yup
 
Oh? I must have missed that.
 
here you go, deleted answer.
 
user234239
dang I can't see it... but I can guess
 
Yeah - saw that. BTW - I deleted his answer on the rotting question, seeing as he seemed to undelete it only to get rid of the flags/votes
 
user234239
12:58 PM
yeah, I noticed he did that...
 
Top two links on the top comment by Dilaton
 
@Oded and guess what motivated my disappearing vote question ...
 
Yeah - once I saw the answer (just now), it all fell into place.
 
user234239
omg they are being nice to me there now...lol
 
I guess this already provides some insight: I must assure everyone that it is not easy to create and maintain a discussion forum ... if you want a discussion forum, well ...
 
user234239
1:04 PM
exactly
 
All fair enough of course, but then indeed take the step to create one.
 
user234239
My nickname has come up a fair few times on that blog
 
user234239
they seem to think that their views actually matter
 
user234239
It is a case of who's views do I value more - professional colleagues (other physicists, teachers etc) or two nicknames on some obscure blog
 
And yet you read it? :-)
 
user234239
1:08 PM
more or less out of amusement
 
user234239
I am actually reading a New Scientist article
 
user234239
@Bart have been there regarding forums, used to run a couple of them
 
Must be difficult to keep that in check. Every time I check the Unity3D forums, I'm reminded of how awesome SO is.
 
user234239
yup, my forum folded after 3 years and too much stress
 
user234239
SO is far superior in my opinion
 
1:17 PM
Thanks ;)
 
user234239
you're welcome - it took me a little while to adjust, but I am finding it easier to contribute here
 
user234239
I mean I have almost 7K in academia, almost 3K and 1.3K in astronomy and space exploration respectively (in 5, 1 and 1 month respectively)
 
user234239
probably a sign I need to go outside more
 
I should check out that Discourse at some point though. Haven't really looked at what that is.
 
user234239
discourse?
 
1:23 PM
Essentially a commenting platform to plug into any site.
 
Meh @UV-D. I have 39k Meta rep and I don't even work for them ... I guess I shouldn't just go outside, I shouldn't come back in for a while.
 
user234239
nah, this is a good addiction
 
user234239
like ice cream and caramel
 
Ah, I got the idea it was something forum-y @Oded. Which surprised me somewhat
 
1:25 PM
@Bart It is a "make forums better" I guess
 
Take a leaf from his book, perhaps?
 
Are you implying you want me to die from gangrene and frostbite @DuncanJones?
 
user234239
lol
 
@Bart - at least he isn't being rude about it.
 
Just a polite suggestion...
 
1:27 PM
That would be the most polite insult ever
I might use that at some point
 
user234239
lol do they exist?
 
@Bart Meh, I'm British
That's what we do.
 
@DuncanJones That explains the reference.
 
Which is why the Dutch usually get along reasonably well. Though we're slightly more direct.
 
user234239
us Australians usually are sarcastic
 
1:30 PM
An English man, an Australian and a Dane...
 
.... entered a bar. And the barman said "Is this supposed to be a joke?".
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user234239
badum tsh
 
I'll be here all .... well ... always I guess
 
@Bart ... entered a tavern
 
user234239
...on the Meta
 
1:33 PM
Nice river, the Meta
 
Dammit. Talk about missed opportunities.
 
user234239
it is indeed
 
user234239
oh?
 
2:28 PM
@UV-D: any particular reason for being a teacher, or just "no way out"?
 
2:43 PM
He used to deal meth, but developed cancer and had to turn to teaching to fund the therapy.
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2:58 PM
So.... has something gone amiss if I haven't received my Android Beta testing invite after several months? I'm struggling to understand whether the invites are just selective and I may not get in at all..
 
Seems strange to me indeed @DuncanJones. Don't know who the ones are that are responsible for the app at the moment. But I'd try reapplying if I were you.
 
First time I applied, I didn't have Google+ associated with my Google account. That was about six months ago. Second time I did, but I wonder if I'm being binned automatically due to my first application.
 
We let people into the beta very slowly...
 
6 months though? Took me some months, but not that long.
 
Yeah - sounds strange. Ping @balpha
 
3:14 PM
@Oded How would I do that?
 
He just did
 
Oh, are @foo messages picked up by @foo whenever they arrive?
(as opposed to if they are in the room at the time?)
 
Afaik, because he participated here in the past, he will receive a notification.
 
Will my chat account pick up my name change on the parent account?
 
@Bart Yep - that's why
@DuncanJones Should. It is the same account.
 
3:26 PM
@Oded Ok, must just be a bit laggy to notice.
 
@Oded Who do we blame for CDN obscurities?
 
@TimStone Nick?
What's going on?
 
3:41 PM
Gah, I voted the wrong duplicate.
Curse this damned "no re-vote" system.
If anyone is bored, the duplicate of the below question is stackoverflow.com/questions/5614562/…
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Q: Access Variables from public static void main(String[] args)

globus243i started learning Java some days ago. I have some experience with C++ and this is why I'm used to pointers, which would make this much easier. so now my question. Let's say I have the following Code: public class Main { public static void main(String[] args) { int Variable1=2, ...

 
4:00 PM
@Oded Well SciFi has this outstanding bug where for whatever reason the CDN doesn't set Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *, but seemingly just for SciFi's resources.
 
Interesting. Let me check something.
All the resources or just the web fonts?
Can you see this also on askubuntu?
 
Well I guess everything in the img folder at least has it set for the other sites
Looks like the header is set for AskUbuntu as well (It's set for Gaming/Cooking/Christianity too, which I checked to see if it was just SciFi)
 
Yeah - that's possible. I will ask the ops team.
 
Good stuff, thanks
 
Speaking of scifi.. the annoying webfont behaviour still exists (on EACH page change all text is invisible for a moment and then shows up)
 
4:08 PM
This might fix it. Dunno.
 
the webfont doesn't seem to be cached at all
> Expires Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:08:05 GMT
 
Strange.
@TimStone - header fix will be out in the next build
 
Awesome (not that it was impacting me any, but it came up and I figured since it worked elsewhere the fix must not be too difficult)
 
Yeah. web.config file override - simple enough.
 
4:27 PM
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Q: CDN resources expire immediately (causing invisible-font flicker when loading pages)

ThiefMasterAll the CDN resources on this site are set to expire immediately instead of being cached by the browser. On this site it's most noticable because the webfont not being available immediately causes all text to be invisible for a moment on every single page load. Any resource on the CDN: > http ...

 
Thanks :)
 
@ThiefMaster The 8th is next Friday, so it's cached for a week
 
oh right :x
 
But the webfonts wouldn't work at all on SciFi (which BoltClock reported as causing flicker, though I didn't see it) due to the CORS issue in Firefox, so maybe it will be fixed following that build?
 
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:20:43 GMT
ETag: "a718cfd125d4ce1:0"
Expires: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:20:43 GMT
Yeah, that 1 week indeed ;)
 
4:32 PM
well, firefox loads it from the server everytime nonetheless (firebug proves it)
 
Yeah, I assume that has something to do with Firefox refusing to load it (so I guess it doesn't bother caching it either)
 
Hey.
Shouldn't there be a space after "ago"? :P
 
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Q: Space between sentences in bounty grace period notice

gparyaniThe grace period notice for bounties is like this (for example): This question had a bounty worth +50 reputation from gparyani that ended 23 hours ago.You have 10 minutes to award the bounty The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent changes. http://me...

Yes
 
oh lol. it's already reported :)
upvoted :D
 
4:47 PM
@TimStone Sounds plausible. Change deployed, but the CDN needs the header cache to be invalidated.
 
5:20 PM
On my tablet, @Shog's user name is shortened to ShogDYI.
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Which feels oddly appropriate.
 
You might want to report that @probablyPekka. It's supposed to be ShogDIY. A simple typo. It's all part of the upcoming "Build your own Shog" range of swag available from the unannounced SE store.
 
 
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7:41 PM
@Qantas94Heavy currently, here, there is very little in the way of academic jobs
 
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@Duncan that's actually offensive (seriously)
 
8:15 PM
Meta was just down for ~ 20 mins.
 
@UV-D You realize what that's a reference to, right?
 
8:28 PM
@Bart From that comment, I guess no.
Though I only ever saw the first episode, I got it ;)
 
@UV-D No offense intended. Just a poor Breaking Bad joke.
 
8:51 PM
@Oded Context is key for that one
 
@Bart Aye - crucial, even
 
 
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But it was very funny.
 
 
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If a question is a duplicate of an other one that is already closed as duplicate of a third question, should I use the third question?
 

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