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12:00 PM
@MikeM. works for me, what exactly is the problem?
 
@MikeM. Not that I'm aware of, seems to be fine
 
Well, the "stuck" numbers on my notification tabs are unstuck, but I'm not getting notified of changes. The notifications are there, but they don't show up in the little squares.
 
They just did for me - weird.
 
The whole thing is not stable yet, the cross site rep cache is also broken
 
@ShadowWizard My recent activity is behind like a day.
 
12:04 PM
and it's been 15 minutes since they should have shown up.
 
@MikeM. see MSE front page, at least 3 bug reports so most likely same issue
 
@ShadowWizard Ah, thanks. Didn't think to check there. Cheers!
 
Question - if you have written a highly upvoted answer, and the qustion subsequently gets closed (ultimately deleted) do you lose the rep for your answer?
 
@Jolenealaska I think yes.
 
Aarrggh
 
12:07 PM
Pro Tip: Answer questions unlikely to get closed.
 
hehehee...Yeah, I'll work on that :)
 
When I first joined the site, I answered a question caused by a simple typographical error, ("FORM" in sql statement instead of "FROM"), it got closed and naturally faded, and I did lost the rep gain. :P
 
@Unihedron not if the answer is older than 60 days
 
I figured as much. The answer in question is my second highest voted answer to date, but has recently garnered 2 close votes.
 
@rene Really? That's interesting.
 
12:10 PM
that's not likely to help me (but it's good to know)
 
Question: How often does tag scores in profiles update? (not realtime)
 
353
Q: How does "Reputation" work?

Justin StandardOn Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? in the Help Center Are there any voting limits? Maximum amount of votes a user can use in ...

 
@Jolenealaska if your answer is more than 60 days old and got score of 3 or more, you won't lose the reputation
 
176k rep; eager to answer a crappy question instead of encouraging someone to actually fix their crappy question
 
Ah, that's the problem, my answer weren't 3+ score.
 
12:11 PM
@Unihedron I think that runs in the 03:00 UTC batch
@ShadowWizard meah, I only got it half correct :(
 
I think I'm screwed.
 
@rene better than nothing ;)
 
32
A: Coca Cola's Secret Recipe

JolenealaskaIt's no secret, here it is! Complete with the cocaine that was removed from Coke's production in 1903: Picture and text from This American Life The radio broatcast recording on the above link makes a very compelling case that the picture at the top of the page is really the original formula...

That many upvotes is a rare thing on the cooking site.
to lose 320 rep in one swoop would annoy me, but I'll get over it.
 
Closed questions won't disappear until they become inactive pages (low views and negative score) though.
 
@Unihedron not really. Only 0 or negative scored questions are auto deleted when closed. +1 questions can stay closed forever, unless manually deleted by mod/users.
 
12:17 PM
This one is tantalizingly enough named, that it may continue to get views. 5000 views in a week is almost unheard of in our little stack.
 
@Jolenealaska That answer though, it has pretty graphics and links to authenticated sources, it will do good reads for another dozen people before it gets buried.
 
@Jolenealaska it was featured in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar for a while, which means every visitor in every SE saw its title, many became curious.
 
People have obviously enjoyed it, whether or not it's OT. An argument could be made either way.
@ShadowWizard Yep, at least half of the views were during that time.
 
Anyway, doubt it will get deleted. Closed yes, deleted no. :)
 
^ Agrees.
 
12:22 PM
And you don't lose rep for closed, right?
 
I CV'd my own question on SO.
 
@Jolenealaska right
 
That's cool. I have a goal, and I'm very close :)
 
Good luck!!
 
I want to "out-rep" someone I keep disagreeing with :)
 
12:25 PM
@Jolenealaska three letters? all caps? ;)
 
@ShadowWizard Maybe ;)
 
lol
good luck anyway!
 
12:48 PM
did @AnnaLear go to sleep again?
@Jolenealaska ever since they removed the cocaine, it's tasted worse and worse
 
@iStimple LOL damndest thing! Some things should just be left alone!
 
yea, like mello yello was so much better before they added the penis reducer serum
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1:03 PM
@cupcake just found a user with 16 answers , 10 of which are exact copies of another answer
 
3 hours ago, by Braiam
@iStimple 128
 
@ShadowWizard I'm not entirely certain, and I don't yet have anyone to ask stirring where the mating elephant seals tend to stir.
@InfiniteRecursion As in auto-detecting it? That's a very hard problem to solve with code, but yeah - it's come up a few times. As for actively working on it? Not yet
 
Almost saw it. :(
 
1:18 PM
lol
 
totally saw
 
Today's Listening | Indie Dance / Nu Disco (Mixsets day 17)
 
(removed)
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Really? Flag?
 
Wait, so if I'm at 3k+, I can no longer cast off-topic attention flags if I'm out of CVs?
(gasp) (screams in horror)
 
1:23 PM
@Unihedron correct
 
I heard the scream here, @Unihedron!
 
It's madness! It's- long silence
 
@Unihedron there is a lot more horror when you're out of cv's....meta.stackexchange.com/questions/236650/…
 
@Unihedron Sounds like boring manual work.
 
@bjb568 Add me as room owner. I'll do it :P
 
Treating a room like a stack seems wrong.
 
What's a stack?
 
Sam
The opposite of a heap.
 
1:49 PM
 
what are those ^ ?
 
pebbles of course, @iStimple :)
 
Too shiny. I think it's a hologram created by the devil.
 
I dislike reviewing LQ posts because most of them are link only, which does have some value. So not looking good, not deserving delete and can't really be edited to shape. Downvote might be the proper action but it's not part of the review.
 
@ShadowWizard I agree. Plus, it's been sitting there so long, I wonder who even flagged them.
 
1:54 PM
@ShadowWizard They do deserve delete.
@Unihedron When there's a flood of new ones, it's the system.
 
@bjb568 why? it's still useful.
 
@bjb568 no, 60 of my flags of NAA were on posts in the last week; but yea, if they are old ones then it is definitely only users and not the system
 
@bjb568 only if the devil is doing massage! hilaleon-sinit.co.il/…
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@ShadowWizard That's not what you're grading.
 
@ShadowWizard most pleasures comes from doing evil things >:)
 
2:05 PM
157
Q: Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?

Shog9I think we can all agree, this sucks: If you've been around a little while, you've probably encountered hundreds of answers like this in various forums, some of them even marked as "The Answer" by well-meaning1 forum admins looking to close a thread. We could try to enumerate the commonly-obse...

 
@Braiam twss
 
OK, the time has come. Starting node.js/AngularJS project. Feels like jumping into cold water, hope I won't drown. So if I'm gone.... you'll at least know what happened. :-D
 
@ShadowWizard Node is fine. Not angular.
 
@bjb568 too late, higher forces force me to use it :(
 
2:25 PM
@cupcake , if you add p2.Score > 1 in your turk query , it reduces the time of the query by 60%. Unlikely that plagerizes copy answers with scores less of 2? But even score >=0 should speed it up significantly
 
user202362
@TimPost but how come I don't see the site that I newly sign up to reflect on the list of sites that I am on?
 
Someone make the synonym [label] <- [labels] pls. (on Stack Overflow)
 
Sam
And directory <- directories. Thanks.
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@chmod711telkitty the cross site cache is broken, rep is also not updated
 
user202362
2:37 PM
Oo
 
OooO
 
oOOooO
 
So many duplicates of the top bar notification bug on M.SO: am I the only one who's not having this issue?
 
Probably.
I have 1 stuck.
 
2:41 PM
@AstroCB you got notification now?
 
@ShadowWizard Alerted; clicked on notification and number gone as usual.
 
@AstroCB and after refresh, number not coming back?
 
@ShadowWizard Nope.
 
hmm... so maybe they're finally deploying a fix (probably will take several hours to affect all users)
 
... I think it just depends on when you got the notification. If you are getting the notification now, then it's fixed. If you got it when things were sticking, it's still stuck.
 
People just don't spend more than a second on those things
 
> You didn't... really fix it...
 
@hichris123 too much to fix in the post itself, too lazy for this.
but that edit is plain wrong.
oh, you quoted yourself. lol
 
@ShadowWizard yeah. :P
And the edit summary is "fixed title".
 
I'm disappointed: no one has been working on destroying .
 
2:47 PM
@hichris123 That seems to be the automatic comments.
@AstroCB Except you.
 
@Unihedron Exactly.
 
@hichris123 could be hilarious if it was "fixedd title" ;)
 
^^^
 
@Unihedron no automatic summary in suggested edits, the editor must supply a summary.
 
@Unihedron No, I don't think there's an automatic edit summary for under 2kers..? maybe?
 
2:49 PM
Ah, true! I wonder...
 
@Unihedron Yes; there's no auto-summary. Even if there were, the auto-summary for title edits is just "edited title."
 
@AstroCB Thanks for the information!
 
@AstroCB: Burinations are disappointing and a waste of time. Welcome to the reality :P
 
2:58 PM
except when you are a mod... you just have to click "delete"
 
So many shadows today o_O
 
@Braiam shutdown /f /f /f /f /f /f /f /f /f /f to really force it to shutdown...
 
deja vu
 
Sam
@InfiniteRecursion It's not necessarily a complete waste of time. I'm currently burninating a tag, and discovered (and later on went to edit) many posts that needed cleaning up.
 
3:01 PM
@hichris123 yeah I am here now
 
@Sam ... We also learned that new users doesn't read tag excerpts.
 
status-closed
 
That's nice @Sam :)
 
Sam
@Unihedron You can say that again. :/
 
<-- has a entire filter dedicated to burn tags stackexchange.com/filters/139524/burnination
 
3:03 PM
 
Nice revelation @Uni (secretly doubts if the old users read tag wikis or not)
 
status-where-is-my-sock
 
@InfiniteRecursion I chose my tags very carefully when I asked my question. :) Except, two of them didn't have a tag excerpt, so... It's not my fault! :D
 
@hichris123 HALP, users now don't read messages!
 
What would be a better tag name for this? stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/custom-keyboard [ios-custom-keyboard]?
 
3:05 PM
@hichris123 yeah
 
↑"123 HALP" looks like a halp countdown
 
hmm.... is this really a valid tag? stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ctrl-alt-del
 
@ShadowWizard It sucks. Let's burninate it.
 
@ShadowWizard nope
 
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Q: tips to make my website (php) hack proof

Arshdeep Possible Duplicates: What security issues should I look out for in PHP What should a developer know before building a public web site? The project i was working on is nearly complete and near launching, but I want to make sure it is hack-proof as mine friend/partner thinks we have s...

 
3:11 PM
@ShadowWizard is the mix of [alt] [ctrl] and [del] tags... btw, @animuson cleanup and merge [alt] into [html]
 
@GnomeSlice Ooh. This one isn't too bad.
@AstroCB I don't get any issues.
@ShadowWizard Never had a problem.
 
@bjb568 Maybe Safari is immune!
 
@AstroCB Yay Safari!
 
That's the sound of electrons leaking out through a tiny crack in the case. — Paul R 1 hour ago
electrons?
@bjb568 Safari is horrid.
 
3:15 PM
@hichris123 Nooooo! It's awesome! kewl!
 
done
 
@Sam need one more close vote
 
status-closed
 
Sam
Thx.
 
just when I managed to get an undownvote to push me from 14443 rep to 14444, I get another upvote. #noooo
 
@JanDvorak #firstworldsouserproblems
 
#ocdproblems
 
3:20 PM
@JanDvorak wait for four more upvotes, put +50 bounty, take a quick screenshot. ;)
 
@ShadowWizard Gone.
 
next stop: 16666
@AstroCB nice!
 
@JanDvorak Can't you like edit source with your browser or something.
 
@Unihedron lies
@hichris123 y u so loud
 
3:21 PM
@JanDvorak nooz me no liar
 
@JanDvorak Because no one closed it. :(
 
@hichris123 but it's closed now :D
 
@hichris123 the answer is NAA (link-only)
 
gtg, cya guys!
 
Seeya @ShadowWizard
 
Sam
3:22 PM
Bye!
 
@hichris123 I mean, why is it so much more important than other closeworthy questions?
 
@JanDvorak ... I dunno?
 
bye @ShadowWizard!
 
Why would you create a tag with the description "DO NOT USE THIS TAG?"
 
They didn't create the tag, they just created the tag wiki.
 
3:26 PM
@AstroCB Maybe they want to synonymize them, but doesn't have enough tag points for the tag to synonymize to, yet.
 
@hichris123 Yes. Why does exist?
 
Sam
off-topic, this is a programming forum — sina72 Jul 7 at 8:48
 
@AstroCB To find crappy questions to close. :P
 
Sam
3:28 PM
The poor deluded user.
 
@AstroCB don't worry; people love approving
 
3:30 PM
@AstroCB done
 
Thanks @TGMCians.
 
@JanDvorak Unless it's vandalism.
 
@Unihedron Then people still love approving. :P
 
@Unihedron in which case they still only regret approving in hindsight, and still only if caught, and still only maybe
 
:/
 
Conclusion: Life is tough.
 
pokes people for more close votes
 
this guy is asking where he can get the specs, rigth? stackoverflow.com/q/25350627/792066
 
what is a gerber file?
Oh, it's for 2D models.
 
The Gerber format is an open 2D bi-level vector image file format. It is the de facto standard used by printed circuit board (PCB) industry software to describe the printed circuit board images: copper layers, solder mask, legend, etc. The standard file extension is .GBR, though other file extensions are very common. There are two major versions of Gerber format: Extended Gerber, or RS-274X, is commonly used today. Standard Gerber, or RS-274-D, is deprecated; it is superseded by RS-274X. == Usage == One usage is the transfer of PCB design data from design to manufacturing. PCBs are typica...
 
3:36 PM
 
@AstroCB ;-;
 
It's time for... cleanup of the [google-glass] tag!
 
Under 700 questions left in !
 
Seriously, though: I need help from people with editing privileges because there are so many questions in this tag.
 
3:42 PM
@AstroCB Burninating another tag. Sorreh.
 
Sam
Omw...
 
Just go here and remove from as many posts as you can. If it's tagged with and , it's off-topic for .
 
@AstroCB Don't bother. Clean up all of the crap. Then flag/poke Shog to burn it.
 
@hichris123 The problem is that there could be questions that use it properly, but I haven't found any yet.
 
@AstroCB that you could, doesn't mean that you should ;)
 
3:44 PM
Literally: in 200 questions, not one has adhered to the definition given in both the tag wiki and its excerpt.
 
Out of uv/dv/cv…
 
@bjb568 same - Welcome to the club.
 
@bjb568 ping me...
 
@Braiam Why?
 
I still have...
and I know how to recognize quality when I see it
 
3:46 PM
Interesting: the word "question" isn't allowed in question titles.
 
@AstroCB And "problem" as well
 
BTW, "what we did was expand our current blacklist" so, was this implemented or just "something similar"? What build should I hunt? — Braiam Jul 26 at 5:37
 
@Astro: Please don't edit these bad questions and bump them to all Java users' front page
 
-9
Q: What does .next() do in java?

Allen ChiangScanner kb = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.println("apple"); String word=kb.next(); What is the kb.next() doing? I'm trying to use the variable word to print out the first and last characters of string.

 
3:48 PM
I edited your question in an attempt to salvage it, but there's only so much you can do for poorly-researched questions. — AstroCB 48 mins ago
 
Question has -9, answer has -6, and we don't want to look at it :'(
 
@AstroCB don't even try
 
@InfiniteRecursion IMO it shouldn't be seen in the active tab
 
@InfiniteRecursion Voted to reopen. Very easy question, but shouldn't be closed.
 
3:49 PM
@InfiniteRecursion It's sad :(
 
@Braiam Stack Overflow is moving really fast, though
 
@InfiniteRecursion -9 shouldn't be visible on the front page.
 
It's the type of questions that should be asked & answered in a chat room.
 
@Unihedron or rather in the google search box
 
Sam
3:50 PM
I thought posts below -4 don't get bumped?
 
@bjb568 Also, there's always this.
 
> My goal: make the div fadeIn and fadeOut after every 2 seconds.
#DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
@Sam posts at -4 and lower don't show on the front page, but they are visible elsewhere
 
^ Never seen that before.
 
3:51 PM
@bjb568 Converted to a comment: it looks much better.
 
@bjb568 yay for a non-anti-deletionist mod.
 
Yay!
 
I'm a prodeletionist myself, even if my meta voting doesn't always reflect the case
 
Negative scored questions (hint: easy to identify) that sit stale without any answers (hint: that's the algorithm for the front page) are almost always newish, horrible, and deletable (hint: that's what VLQ is (I think)).
 
Sam
@JanDvorak Oh ok.
 
3:53 PM
@Sam: is it just me or do you see -5 and -6 in this too? stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/…
 
Sam
@InfiniteRecursion I do too. -5, -5, and a -6.
 
@Sam keeps beating me to edits...
 
Sam
I've gtg now, see you guys later.
 
3:55 PM
@Sam: bye
 
@Sam Seeya!
 
Sam
@AstroCB If there are some hacking posts when I get back I've carry on.
 
You know, @bjb568, until you start saying "cv-pls", I'm ignoring your requests.
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Q: Feedback requested: New "recommended" homepage, phase 1

David FullertonFor the background, see: The Stack Overflow homepage is over-emphasizing bad questions (and a proposed solution) We've put together a first pass at a new homepage algorithm. You can check it out here: http://stackoverflow.com/?tab=recommended What it's doing is this: Take the 3000 most recen...

 
3:56 PM
@InfiniteRecursion ^
 
@Sam Alright: thanks.
 
Sam
Welcome. Alright, laters...
 
Thanks @Braiam
 
Why does exist?
It sounds like one of those that people use to make sentences with their tags.
 
@AstroCB because does...?
 
4:01 PM
@Braiam Well, not really...
 
@bjb568 Were the posts delicious?
 
@Unihedron Yeeees.
Obviously not as delicious as the pizza that I'm about to eat, but still, delicious.
 
Who created this tag?
 
Java, there's a lot of tags to burninate.
(in case you don't get it, Java is Java)
 
I'm thinking whoever created this tag did it by accident.
^ That means that it's gone.
 
4:11 PM
@Braiam Nice.
@Braiam The earliest question was deleted, so it doesn't work for this one.
 
@AstroCB still, quite handy ;)
 
@Braiam Yes, it is.
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Q: Proposal for question staging area

Harald ScheirichBackground I have been on Stack Overflow for a while now and have enjoyed it both for asking and answering questions, but of late (probably the last 1-2 years) have seen it descend more and more into minutiae about broken compiles, 'small' questions that seem to be asked because of the impressio...

 
> Simon calls for a vote to remove the deadline in ATP, but it get's ignored... DarkoNeko also suggests that we move on to the next topic...
O_O
 
user163250
5:15 PM
@iStimple cool suggestion, I might add it to another query later, but in general, I give up flagging this stuff, there's just way too much.
 
@Cupcake: Nice decision. I gave up flagging too.
 
!!s/lagg/app/
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@Jamal gone
 
> Thank you for helping me!
Really? I don't see a comment or answer.
 
@Jamal "This question is a piece of crap" bjb568 thx for da halp
 
The user has two answers; flag them both.
 
@Jamal flagged
 
5:44 PM
@AnnaLear Poke ^^
 
Caching. >.<
 
#blamecaching
 
1 hour ago, by hichris123
1 more close vote: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22802083/how-can-i-see-time-capsule-from-dis‌​k-utility, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23297797/install-fedora-on-an-older-vesion-o‌​f-macbook-using-usb
 
@hichris123 already done..
 
5:49 PM
same here
 
Hmm, I need someone to poke... :P
@Jamal Get 3k already!
 
@hichris123 I'd vote up his stuff it I had votes…
 
Yes @TGMCians? I wasn't watching the chat, sorry :p
 
@Unihedron He said you were near 3k, and then he noticed that you already had 3k so he deleted his message.
 
I told that you can help us to close question once you get 3K. I checked yesterday you were near to it
 
5:54 PM
closed and closed
sorry for the delay
 
@Unihedron now I checked today your profile you crossed it...you gained 127+ reputation today..
 
@JanDvorak It's fine. ;)
I just wanted to get rid of some tabs.
 
Ah, good eyes. I had quite a bit of fun wandering with the new privs, but eh. I'll be able to help CV bad questions! Yay!
@TGM: I would had crossed it yesterday if I weren't being lazy. :)
 
hmm
 
Right, the downtime. I blame the downtime. :P
 
5:55 PM
congrats!
 
Thank you!
 
haha
 
People with flags should flag too.
Rene has been summoned!
 
@hichris123 vot4d
 
5:58 PM
Welcome @rene to the party! I still have no more close votes left for the day.
 
vot5d. cl5s6d

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