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1:00 PM
Well, repeating characters doesn't use a regex, so no why data.
Agree with @Pro, even tho I don't do regex..
@berserk okie mega-me
1:23 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: VBA + POWERPOINT WOMBO COMBO by SaintB on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: MySQL database to store product, color, size and stock by Lisa8 on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector why
@ExplosionsPlus Body - Position 289-293: Nike
what is wrong with Nike
@SmokeDetector fp-
@ExplosionsPlus There has been some Nike spam around.
@ProgramFOX thx
1:29 PM
Is this NAA? It is a reply to Mad Scientist meta.stackexchange.com/a/260799/245360
1:46 PM
> There has been so much Nike spam around.
@PatrickHofman yeah. I already voted to delete. It needs 1 more.
@Bart okay. can't see it since I am not 20K yet... Need 90 more up-votes... :(
!!/report webapps.stackexchange.com/a/80952/45867 back on a OT question
@SmokeDetector cc @NormalHuman
I think he has 3k there
umm... just a bit more and he does
1:54 PM
Noooo, the vomiting clown image is broken blog.stackexchange.com/2010/01/stack-overflow-where-we-hate-fun
Stack Exchange is telling me "You have landed on a site that is proxying a site in the Stack Exchange network" ... "Please report: stackoverflow.com.80bola.com for proxying content to Google here: google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreport"; but it's not making it clear what exactly should be reported and how.
> Webspam pages try to get better placement in Google's search results by using various tricks such as hidden text, doorway pages, cloaking, or sneaky redirects. These techniques attempt to compromise the quality of our results and degrade the search experience for everyone.
@Szabolcs click the "report webspam" button and fill out the fields?
@rene Yes.. it really is starting to feel as if he's further commenting in order to taunt me into a comment war/debate.
And I've said my piece... so I'm done.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: MOVE FROM HDFS TO HBASE USING PIG by Sameer S Kulkarni on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in body: Can't connect to remote server with JSch by user2699664 on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: Add PHP Script form to Woocommerce by Willy on wordpress.stackexchange.com
2:24 PM
@Bart Is revision #6 a legal edit? The entire question and meaning was changed.
That's a double-you-tee-eff
@LynnCrumbling I had one question of me dissociated for a similar case where a user kept commenting so you could consider that if your inbox overflows....
@rene just alert mods of the particular user's behaviour?
@Bart let me say that mods had been, were at the moment and continued to be occupied with that user...
SE ran almost out of mods to be alerted ... ;)
That bad huh
2:38 PM
@Bart Thanks!
2:49 PM
@ProgramFOX See transcript, we think it was an issue on SE side.
^ is annoying a valid close reason? ;)
@ProgramFOX thanks
@SmokeDetector fp-
@santiago Disengage. Stop feeding the troll/angry user
@Andy Good point. Let's just stop all at once ;)
3:28 PM
@Andy good point, disengaging..... now
well, we were due for the usual weekly downvote-tirade
until next week's episode...lol
@santiago is that an event? It wasn't announced!
@Bart lol, it seems to be an occurrence, not so much an event
it is very similar to what I wrote on Chem.SE meta meta.chemistry.stackexchange.com/q/2760/15489
Users who recently installed Windows 10 should be exempt from offensive flags... they have a reason.
3:37 PM
@SmokeDetector NAA?
Why is everybody surprised Windows 10 has certain "issues"? You get it for free ... from a company that intends to make a profit. If you're not paying, you're the product.
I've intentionally not upgraded - I have this thing against using a new OS the day it's released. The biggest complaints I've seen so far revolve around WiFi Sense and Edge taking over the default browser again. Are there other issues?
@Andy Jeff Atwood reported that something happened.
Oh, I did see that. That could be good or bad though.
3:40 PM
Can't verify either of those @Andy, but I also don't use WiFi Sense (seems kinda useless for me) and Edge hasn't tried to revolt... yet
If the computer doesn't explode and send shrapnel into my face, I think "something happened" is good.
And Jeff's error happened before he upgraded, in the tool
Windows 10 is the first stage of the Dalek conquest
@santiago Dibs on the Tardis when the Doctor comes to save us
3:42 PM
@Andy that's cool - I just want the sonic screwdriver
Why is it that I always want to merge a branch the wrong way around in Git?
Should add that to the wheel of blame
lol yes, and the Silence
But you'd never remember seeing them
Who are we talking about?
3:49 PM
remember seeing who?
4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Vet):
It's probably for the best. Since Roombas are native to North America, it's illegal for Americans to keep them in their houses under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
4:17 PM
@santiago time to get the question closed
yup, flagged te question as a dupe, and flagged all comment streams
@santiago ok :) so no need for me to touch comments
those comment streams need to go
Idle thought: what if recommendation questions were allowed, but only in protected form (rep > X required to answer)?
4:24 PM
too opinion based
Primarily opinion-based questions can be always closed as such. The fact that a special reason tool-rec had to be added suggests that not all tool-rec questions are primarily opinion-based.
> Is there a site that can be used to host a CSS file and does not require registration (i.e., kind of like imgur)?
^ what's opinion based about that?
because humans try to digress at any opportunity, making the main propose of any site dilute in tangential topics
4:30 PM
what @Braiam said
So there's going to be a lot of discussion about unregistered CSS hosting options (of which I know none as of now, btw), drowning out the valuable "why doesn't my Java program work" questions?
no, the problem is that if you allow that kind of discussion, people would want other kinds of discussions too
that's why keeping and enforcing a scope it is so important
Keeping and enforcing a scope is important. That doesn't explain why recommendations, which were in scope originally, had to be removed.
The proper term is chemtrail, no? — rbp 19 hours ago
@NormalHuman I think you know what the 'broken window' is
4:38 PM
@bjb568 lol
sigh I would follow the Website Recommendations proposal if I knew how to log in to Area 51...
complains to @anna
I have SE openId, but do not have Area 51 account... "log in" > choose Stack Exchange > "Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:"
Meanwhile, if anyone knows of something like Imgur but for CSS files, which won't take my email and spam me for the rest of my life...
a website
4:45 PM
Hosting CSS, in the sense I can include it elsewhere as an external file.
@NormalHuman I think that anything that allows raw uploads without messing with the mime type and enforcing it via flags is fine
@NormalHuman github works
Okay, they won't spam me but I have to register unlike at imgur.
5:01 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: Are these sentences characteristic of a native speaker? by Diaa on ell.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu-
@NormalHuman any errors beyond that? it should work.
> Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:

An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our fault. Detailed information about this error has automatically been recorded and we have been notified.
So... it's your fault.
Could also be my fault for having Area 51 account deleted in the past.
5:03 PM
And having [email protected] as primary email address.
Nobody's perfect.
the email address would probably do it since it can't be verified.
It is attached to an existing SE Open Id (created before you began verifying email at creation).
But I can live with by-design on this, since the email isn't valid.
if I recall, I came across [email protected] in the manual merge queue and went with "wait, what." You should thank me for not blindly merging you with some other person who had the same idea. ;)
I see the exceptions we logged. I'll see if a fix makes sense or if it's gonna stay by design.
5:05 PM
@SmokeDetector fp-
@AnnaLear You have a queue for this? o_o
Is this how you screw up accounts like mine?
yes, accounts like yours that share email addresses and then pretend to be "friends".
A: Account merge unsuccessful

Shog9If you have lots of reputation, the automated merge bots tend to get intimidated. "What if this is someone trying to STEAL HIS REPS?" they think; "WE'D GET FIRED!" They're not the smartest of bots. So they put them in a queue and wait for someone to come along and approve them. Which I occasion...

5:17 PM
@AnnaLear meh
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body, pattern-matching website in body: squat delivery of headaches by Hicere Pk on webmasters.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu- wrong time of day for spam
@SmokeDetector for some reason I don't want that...
5:38 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: looking skin. Dermaluxe Not only does by mentaheiny on stackoverflow.com
Better yet, abolish the concept of an accepted answer altogether. Even if we stop pinning the accepted answer to the top, that's not going to stop people from commenting "This should be the accepted answer." on the highest-voted answer. Let the OP comment "this worked for me" if they want, we'll just delete the comment after the fact. Sound fair? Let's be honest, nobody really gives a crap what worked for the OP, especially if it isn't the best solution. Not to mention not every OP understands the very concept either. — BoltClock ♦ May 6 '14 at 16:26
I still don't get this accepting thing, DD won't have it.
5:59 PM
There are issues that nobody with 15 rep on the site has... which does not mean nobody in the world has them. In such cases letting the OP designate an answer makes sense.
@bjb568 We've got a cameo of you in our product video :)
speaking of accepting... how did my answer at meta.stackexchange.com/a/261805/274165 get accepted???
everything else from that user seemed like an endless rejection-fest. weird.
> Note: I downvoted nothing on this page.
@Andy Maybe!
@Andy If that's really all it takes, I now know why people lie in their downvote explanations
6:41 PM
Okay, this question and the accepted answer made me laugh: Is there a predefined enumeration for Month in the .NET library?
Oh wow, the OP just changed the accepted answer after I upvoted the question.
It was the "No, there isn't." answer.
Heh. Figured as much.
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED by k1ng0 on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector rolled back
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Jquery isotope filter checked/marked items by steri on stackoverflow.com
@SmokeDetector fp-
6:56 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: LARGEST CAPACITY 15000RPM HD? MFG? by LouH on superuser.com
@SmokeDetector Off topic, pretty sure
7:07 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Hangman guesses with two same letters by Slass33 on stackoverflow.com
7:29 PM
@jadarnel27 there is an enum for numbers...
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected: "you" in spoken, quoted dialogue by Nate Wessel on english.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector why
@KevinBrown Body - Position 1961-1965: shit
Some would call that an accurate description for those years
8:05 PM
@rene Haha that's awesome.
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: E-mails sent from Android not syncing to IMAP "Sent" folder by Andy on android.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Why was Starfleet unable to destroy Nero's drill? by user13494 on scifi.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu- something new
Notable edit by Jaydles concerning users under 13.
9:02 PM
Q: How do we encourage edits to obsolete/out of date answers?

bluefeetAs the network ages and we have answers that are 7+ years old, we run into situations where changes in technology, etc. result in a once great answer becoming out-of-date, obsolete, or somewhat problematic. We don’t want to lose or delete these answers, due to legacy applications that still need...

So many different ideas already put forward... I don't even know if there's a point of adding one more, but here it is anyway:
Accept mark should pin to the top only for one year after the acceptance.
If after a year of being at the top, the answer can't stay there based on the votes, then it's likely not the one that should be at the top.
@NormalHuman The accept mark is just as subjective as voting
Besides, the vote number is huge. If I see a zero accept and a 10 vote second place, you can bet where I'll be taking my advice.
9:14 PM
One may be accepted with +15 votes cast three years ago, another in second place with +20 votes cast this year.. nobody knows when these votes came in.
A: Voting history statistics request

Shog9A question came up internally regarding the increase in downvoting observed as reputation increases... The conventional wisdom here is that downvoting is initially rare because of the reputation cost - indeed, this was the rationale for having downvotes cost rep, and much experience since then ha...

The bluefeet's post mentioned above is not about bad-at-arrival posts being on top... it's about once-good now-bad advice.
@NormalHuman The date of the answer is listed there. And you can sort by that too.
10:15 PM
@LynnCrumbling you had to put me in a government office?
Awful video BTW.
@TimStone This isn't anything you could affect, eh?
Q: SHOWPLAN permission denied when including execution plan in Data Explorer

Jeremy BanksIf I select the "Include execution plan" checkbox in the Data Explorer, the query fails: SHOWPLAN permission denied in database 'StackOverflow'. I see that this has happened before following maintenance. I don't know whether there was any recent maintenance. It's been several days since t...

> after casting 300 votes, you cannot downvote non community wiki posts at more than a 2:1 ratio. --- blog.stackexchange.com/2010/03/… .... was this restriction live and for how long?
Can't find anything on Meta about this.
10:30 PM
I should also add that I think this was downvoted for hilarity and not because the community thinks it is a bad idea. I am all for hilarity but not when it prevents discussion of a semi-important policy change. — Jeff Atwood ♦ Mar 18 '10 at 0:54
Still unclear whether the 2:1 thing went into effect for a period of time, or not.
Sounds stupid
10:46 PM
It seems the feature was implemented for a period between mid-March and mid-June 2010.
I upvoted on Math today, dropping my DV/UV ration below 1500... growing old and mellow.
@S.Mark: if Jeff's hoping to reduce the number of emails as the sites continue to grow in popularity, I'm afraid he's in for some serious disappointment... — Shog9 ♦ Mar 18 '10 at 3:00
This is one of those statements that you find yourself reflecting back on years later and laughing very, very hard and very, very bitterly.
I know someone else who's been looking for a technical solution to "complainy emails" problem...
step #1: don't notify people of close votes
step #2: remember why step #1 exists
the comment thing worked pretty well though. If only I could find a way to redirect all complaints into a single thread on meta.
Google and many others handle a bulk of "technical support for free products" via support forums. Meta doesn't work for that, because users get downvoted there too. Set up a complaints.stackexchange on phpBB.
10:54 PM
@NormalHuman Isn't that what Hacker News is for?
Doesn't feel the same to those posting. Google Forums are endorsed as an official support channel, even though the chance of running into an employee there is tiny.
And there's at least a remote idea of something being noticed and escalated. (Granted, that last part works with HN too)
@NormalHuman So in all seriousness, people do a lot better on per-site metas where the most common problems haven't been discussed endlessly. Usually the first person to raise an issue does ok. It's when someone asks for the Nth time and willfully ignores that their question is a duplicate that the downvotes start raining in.
That's probably a testable claim: compare the voting on duplicates to the original question on meta.
True. And many per site metas are severely underused. Direct complaints about SO to meta.beer.... win-win.
11:27 PM
The lack of bug reports about new login UI can only mean one thing... they can't log in.
@SmokeDetector gone
@KevinBrown The user is automatically blacklisted, so the range of reasons isn't wide... btw you can edit your !!/report line, which is otherwise redundant after SD reads it.
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