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1:07 PM
Does anybody know the gmail support phone number? Thanks!
And keep in mind that Tom Cruise said so as well. So it's reliable
@Bart Most of these are spam. He probably means the real one.
@JanDvorak We all know the real one is 1 866 978 6819
@JanDvorak all those different people spamming the same exact phone number? Sounds like too much of a coincidence to me.
@Bart lemme be blunt: These are not different people.
1:10 PM
... don't make me add smilies now @JanDvorak
.. why?
: + ) = :)
how to add smilies ^
I think this settles it. Google knows what to show in their "card", right?
.... right?
1:21 PM
I totally believe that
I'm not from USA, unfortunately. Can someone call them to verify?
If its on internet, it must be true
@DroidDev This is a Google-approved answer to a question about Gmail.
Now, let's get serious. Why did google show that in a card???
Someone's not going to graduate...
A: Creating an online test with access database in C#

Mohamed AmrHey Bro am working on the same project and its my graduation project if u can help

1:26 PM
I did give feedback as "other" -> "spam" to that card...
There is no built-in spam option, sadly.
^ what's that a boot?
@bummi gone
1:32 PM
@Woodface Android is also google approved and its nothing but OS full of bugs and all that :P
so much brotherhood on SO, I am about to cry
That guy's got a lot of examination projects.
wondering if that's a test bot for some spammer
cough bjb's cv room cough
bjb has his own room?
You say that as if anyone knows the syntax for the room
Does he post cv's, and then act on them himself?
@KevinBrown randomly mashing keys should work
1:48 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Large standard errors in Logistic Regression Model by HenryBukowski on stats.stackexchange.com
Wait! It woke up SD.
Too broad, horrible photoshop skills.
2:00 PM
@Mooseman: you about?
@MartijnPieters I'm here
I was wondering why you approved the suggested edits on Meta.
Someone is polishing up off-topic old posts.
That's not really useful in in some cases actively harmful.
And the edit to the non-english wiki was really not helpful.
(which is very close to badgers. better watch out)
2:02 PM
It was a misspelled essay on non-english speakers, nothing about what the tag is for, I reverted that change.
I was just wondering why you felt those edits where helpful?
@MartijnPieters The title edits looked fine to me, but you make a good point that they're on old, off-topic posts. My mistake.
For a dupe, editing the post can actually remove a way point; users searching for the alternative spelling finding the canonical through that post, for example.
Mostly, that user is editing everything under the sun without actively contributing to quality here, so I am now being harsher in my rejections, especially when it is old content.
@MartijnPieters Got it.
As for the I am not a robot title; there is a history of humour in bug report titles on Meta that has value too.
I won't revert the suggestion now that @Flyk also approved, but I do feel value was lost there.
Is it Pierre.Vriens again?
2:06 PM
@J.Steen yup.
@MartijnPieters He's been... very active lately.
@J.Steen exactly, and only proper rejections are going to stop that nonsense.
but that doesn't work if all his suggestions are being rubberstamped without looking at the context.
@MartijnPieters Nope.
People who don't bother to comment the pitfalls of their answers annoy me a little bit.
I can appreciate that SO is a Q&A site, wanting only answers for the questions, but remarking that this or that code will generate this or that many unknown statements to database servers, for instance, is sometimes vital. Because people sure as hell don't do research on their own.
My case in point, about research.
The answer I am speaking of is this one. I'd appreciate if someone would correct me if I'm wrong in my comment. stackoverflow.com/a/29124099/64976
2:13 PM
@SmokeDetector cv-pls (also, dat url)
Dat redirect-loop.
Just a matter of waiting for it to finish
@Bart You're funny.
I'll be here for the rest of the week
2:22 PM
Since when is setInterval a part of the jQuery language? ^^
Ever since jQuery has transcended from a simple god-library into an entire dialect of Javascript
New ketchup pkging!
Cool! Apparently @bjb designed the labels on this package
Uh… Yah. Right!
@Mooseman Everything is jQuery.
2:36 PM
@SmokeDetector fp, edited
@ProgramFOX Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
Just for the record: I wanted to suggest an edit to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/200307/… ... and then this happened: "You are temporarily banned from suggesting edits - please review your edit history." ... And some other 'events' (related to my recent edit suggestions) happened ... — Pierre.Vriens 7 mins ago
@Woodface Finally...
which close flag reason to use here? gaming.stackexchange.com/q/210252/93824
Wooh! Edit-ban!
@SmokeDetector tpu
@Doorknob Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@ProgramFOX del repost
had 26 edit suggestions approved, and 15 edit suggestions rejected
My word, not the best ratio.
2:57 PM


Post questions you want closed here with the same syntax as ex...
@InfiniteRecursion wow. And it's not entirely nonsensical
What does it do?
13 hours ago, by Doorknob
@bjb568 ... I'm an idiot
I wonder who pinned that. cough @InfiniteRecursion cough :D
@Bart :D
@Doorknob bows
So, again, what does it do? Why post there?
3:03 PM
Mar 8 at 0:41, by Woodface
You see, @bjb568, a dedicated rarely used room is just an inefficient duplicate of the close queue. One can't even track the status.
And until I know... well...
Or is it actually valid? I'm doubting it's valid, but... sanity check.
It's a user with moderate amount of rep after all.
> Are there any recommended best practices?
That's what I triggered on.
I hate questions that ask for best practices.
I'd say it's "too broad" on first glance
3:08 PM
Still better than "what would you do"
Cv'd.. opinion.
@JanDvorak It is.
Does spam canary still run @Jan?
Nope. Smokey seems to do a better job on that muscle spam.
What would Brian Boitano do?
3:11 PM
@Woodface Thanks for the heads-up.
Tavern looks a bit different now, more Smokey reports and fewer stars.
So, some chat software provides the option of collapsing images...
3:15 PM
@J.Steen You can click Pham -> hide posts
The other bots have vanished( Moosebot, Borkey, hiSmokey123, KennyBot, spam canary)
@Woodface A #gag? Interesting.
Survival of the fittest.
3:17 PM
@InfiniteRecursion Moo's bot can sometimes been seen in the HQ.
But only when skynet lets him out to play.
@InfiniteRecursion Well, my bot kinda broke & I never got around to fixing it.
Randall cheated by not including Antarctica.
How would that be upside down?
3:20 PM
Perhaps inside out...
@hichris123 :(
A thrilling concept.
Just shift it 180 degrees to the west
@AlexisKing Hey, I was being nice! :P
Oh, it's central symmetry (180 degrees rotation), not up-down reflection as the title suggested.
3:22 PM
Each continent is individually inverted at its current coordinates
Is preply.com blacklisted?
@Pham why
@JanDvorak Term found: (?i)join (today|now|fast|free|exclusive|us)(\s|.)*https?:// (Ignored: 66.7%. Score: 10. Auto: False)
3:30 PM
@Woodface As a question or answer search term?
As a spam domain. Assuming it's a spam domain?
In the new MSE profile interface, your helpful flags count are public now!
<- just realized
It is a spam domain. SE wide search gives some cached results, both deleted.
@Sam has 49 helpful flags.
3:33 PM
@Woodface yeah, we have it blacklisted on Smokey.
@Jan has many more.
@Woodface That's not how pham categorises his search terms. So I don't know.
Q: Should the number of helpful flags be public to anyone?

Patrick HofmanThis discussion came up here, by a comment from Oded: We are discussing internally whether there is a good reason to hide this value from everyone. If not, it might do a comeback. I know it is a duplicate of Showing number of helpful flags in user profile, but that one doesn't have an answe...

Are there any unhelpful flag stats?
@Unihedro In olden days they once were visible to all.
I remember!
I was young.
Good to know.
It was spring.
The sun shone.
And I could see everyone's flag-count.
3:56 PM
I don't even have a yearling badge. I'm new!
The youth already lost, huh
@Unihedro or less than 200 rep
Paradise Lost.
I have 2k rep.
The innocence of a generation, destroyed by endless UX updates.
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Output XML doc in HTML table by BasicCoder on stackoverflow.com
3:57 PM
I might be overdoing it.
There should be badge for earning 2k rep in months.
@J.Steen Let’s restore the NI in UX.
Bee Ess Dee?
(the end of my Lisp program)
3:58 PM
You're terrible.
(The caption was my favorite part)
Also, that Smokey question up there isn't all that good.
@J.Steen Nah. Not until you've walked uphill, both ways, in a blizzard. Then you've overdone it
@Andy barefoot
With a dinosaur on a leash
4:00 PM
Experienced overdoer we have here.
If I've done this, in Cambridge, does it count?
But have you done this with a broken leg?
My left big toe hurt a bit.
@KevinBrown just one broken leg?
4:04 PM
Does anyone know whether Roomba purges are but weekly run?
The 30 and 365 are weekly, Saturday 0:00 UTC. The 9 day is daily 3:00 UTC.
@Woodface we should ask balpha to onebox dilbert
@Woodface Ahah, that was what I was thinking.
Well, the daily 3utc.
Judging by what the dilbert site is doing with their RSS feed and interstitial ads, I suspect they'd try to break it.
If they knew.
They really want that ad-space.
Anyway. Evening.
4:17 PM
@SmokeDetector fp
@ProgramFOX Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
Strange... their rss feed just points to the site. If they packed some ads into the article instead, it would have been more convenient for me, and I would have actually seen some ads.
4:38 PM
This question could do with migration to Meta SE:
Q: Show number of votes in the mobile website

ProllyGeekI have noticed that when I'm using the SO mobile website, it is impossible to tap number of votes to get more details about it (up-votes & down-votes). I don't know if this feature is not implemented, or the size of votes count element is too small to be tapped.

@SmokeDetector fp ed sug
@Woodface Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
What happens on Lifehacks should stay on Lifehacks
tell that to Smokey
Another question that requires migration: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/288127/…
4:45 PM
Me likey FRQ.
@ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ indeed
@bjb568 9 out of 100?
Is 7.133 in (a) taken straight out of TI-83? No integration shown.
@ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ it can stay on mSO, feature requests can be on either a per-site meta or mSE.
Ah, it's 3+cos(t^2), which does not have an elementary antiderivative. Then it's ok.
I misread as 3*t*cos(t^2)
5:05 PM
@PatrickHofman: please communicate my gratitude to whomever created the perfect test conditions for me to file my question at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/251550/… ... And thank you also for whoever in the meantime seem to have lift the "ban" (or whatever that is called). With that I hope I convinced some more people following this issue about my good intentions. Maybe I made some of the down-voters doubt? Or the DUP-voters? No "compliments" please, really not, that is NOT what my NUE is all about ... @James?!? — Pierre.Vriens 4 mins ago
downvoting for his monologue
A little less Pierre Vriens in my day would be nice.
A little less wood on your face can produce the same effect :P
or maybe more D:
PV seems to have dedicated March 18th to MSE and suggested edits.
@bjb568 should educate PV about suggested edits.
What's up with all the dolphin porn?
@bum gone
@ProgramFOX Can you please add "dolphin porn" to Smokey's blacklist?
@InfiniteRecursion sure
5:13 PM
worse than pink elephants. Don't think about pink elephants!
What a boring commit message
5:14 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: HOW TO UNINSTALL AN EXE FILE USING WIX by user3671024 on stackoverflow.com
Say, hasn't it been a while since we've seen michaelb958?
He's been seen on the main sites so I guess we know he's not dead.
173 days. Seen but not active on main sites.
Speaking of people we haven't seen in a while, @jadarnel27!
Haven't seen Vogel in a while, either...
I was just passing through, onward to another meeting now!
5:34 PM
@Woodface no
@Woodface yea
WELP! bjb went binary!
Btw, LH haz 555 questions.
111 more, then suggest to shut it down
@nicael ...which is a mere 4.7/day.
5:39 PM
How many questions are deleted? Now you have deleted:1 search...
1 hour later…
6:53 PM
I expected CiviCRM to launch today, since it hasn't yesterday... maybe there's a new "one beta a week" rule.
Congratulations @Frank and @Mooseman for the shiny diamonds (Sorry, I am late). LH is in good hands :)
Thanks @Inf :D
^ the speed of the roombatron
Roombatron's name is a reminder to spend the remaining downvotes... 5 hours left in the UTC day.
7:05 PM
One of most recent victims (at SO) is a question with title "Please help a old Lady about Wi-Fi".
Was at +1. :)
@Mooseman But it's going to roomba in 8 hours, this is why I haven't linked.
My downvote moved it from +1 to 0, which qualifies it for daily roomba.
7:10 PM
Even with answers?
@ProgramFOX yes, since it's closed (not as a dup) and all scores less than 1
Yes, because it's closed and not as a dupe, and ^
oh okay
Ah, found it:
A: Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion

Shog9The following changes are live now: Deleted questions will be visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere† that they're not already linked, but if someone knows where to find their question and it's been deleted, they should always be abl...

7:12 PM
Ah, I see.
A: Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered zero-score questions after a year?

Jeff AtwoodJust to formally document the exact policies we have in place to remove old abandoned / dead questions, the Community user will delete questions in the following circumstances: If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is not locked ...or... it ...

Roombatron should have the list of rules in the profile... would fit the name.
Note to self: IE doesn't allow variables by the identifier of close. <= result of the past 10 mins of debugging.
@Mooseman wat
@AlexisKing The following code is broken in IE:
var close = $("<div></div>"); close.appendTo("body");
7:27 PM
That's pretty bizarre. What version of IE?
> Object doesn't support property or method appendTo
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Pass data to restful web services by user3384993 on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector fp
@Mooseman Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
I don't get the reason why I should open a new post... — nicael 17 secs ago
And maybe anyone can explain
7:47 PM
You don't want to have open/close bugs over time, specially of the code base might have changed over time. If they linked a push to that post and now have the link a new push to that same post which might have a different root cause.
and more reputationsz
@Mooseman jQuery and IE both suck. What do you expect?
@bjb568 standards compliance
why yes, I do
7:53 PM
NCAA SE flavoured brackets close in about a day (and by flavoured we mean unofficial, not SE endorsed or run) so get your 538 allotments in
password=quora, seriously?
@Mooseman global variable?
8:09 PM
Q: In the tour, the checkmark is gone from the second answer

nicaelExactly the same as this bug, but I was told to post a new report by a developer. The bug is on the answer (tour page), which isn't going to be accepted, doesn't have a check mark.

8:22 PM
This is actively spreading misinformation.
@Bart sla ze gelukkig
save them happy?
.. why does Google Translate think that's a valid translation?
Bing came up with the same result:
in Charcoal HQ on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 12 secs ago, by hichris123
(from Dutch) save them happy
8:37 PM
It makes no sense to me.
What's it mean?
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: How to express a 2nd order ODE as 1st order ODE's? by dickbad on math.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tp
@Woodface true/tp cannot be used for answers because their job is to add the title of the question to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'. If you want to blacklist the poster of the answer, use trueu or tpu.
@SmokeDetector Yeah, but blacklisting is pointless for a user that will be destroyed in 10 minutes.
8:39 PM
Arguing with a bot is also pointless, come to think of it.
Improve Smokey's AI so it can maintain a conversation, at least at bjb's level.
Why don't we just give bjb access to Smokey's accoun--er..... nevermind.
Why people thinks "change tons of words" = "This edit deviates from the original intent of the post"
@Woodface btw, lucky you that 3 reviewers actually read that through
8:48 PM
@Braiam Because this way they don't have to read anything.
Why people thinks "me no like" = "This edit deviates from the original intent of the post"
Oh great, bjb's on his soapbox again.
Organic soap box.
Wherein organic is relevant. And so is a lack of spaces.
how the heck can you fit the spaces on a soapbox?
8:53 PM
Making good web apps is hard. Make native apps instead - it's not any easier, but the standards are much, much lower.

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