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@ShadowWizard uh buh whaaa
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Oo dude ...
9 ... I mean 2:21pm 4 me
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@JamesENL are you..... crying? ;)
No! I was waking up
@JamesENL oh. Good!
7:03 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: What is mathematical logic? by Mclyn on math.stackexchange.com
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Huh? I can swear I never saw this page in Help Center before... was it added only recently?
@Telkitty nope. You can do better! :D
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Though not a real cat...
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: What is mathematical logic? by Mclyn on math.stackexchange.com
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@hichris123 I was thinking of running ... I mean the worst that could happen is that I loose horribly in the primary, but 5k rep seems a tad low for being a candidate. What do you think, hichris?
@Telkitty NSFW! :P
@Magisch huh? Running for mod election on SO?
The worst that could happen is that I loose
and I've been spending around 95% of my SO time on moderation, anyways
8:07 AM
But since Trump is going to win, I'd say anyone can do anything, no matter how crazy it sounds in the beginning.
I've been more active on meta (answering & asking) then on the main site by a long shot, even.
@ShadowWizard Even failure is a good learning experience
@Magisch not for everyone, but yeah... that's how it should be.
@rene What do you think?
I think I have to read back the transcript?
Which I have little time for as I have to hop in the car to drive to my client for sprint review
@rene Its only the last 4-5 posts
8:22 AM
@rene TL;DR - @Magi considers running for the elections. (on SO ;))
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: What is mathematical logic? by Mclyn on math.stackexchange.com
@Magisch Hmm, I see. You did run for RO in SOCVR and you weren't selected in the end. You might get hold of one of the RO's privately and check if they have any feedback for you. I personally think you can be a mod but it is a bit (too) early. My advice would be to wait another year.
@rene You can run more then once
If anything I figure it'll be a great learning experience to deal with the pressure of being under intense scrutiny
You'll become the guy that always runs for mod ...
I have to run. Don't be disappointed by my response. I'm just an harsh flower now and then.
food for thought, certainly
8:29 AM
om nom nom
When you're a floating head, most of your food is for thought.
8:42 AM
sd why
@JamesENL [:5392202] Body - Position 932-946: fake passports
@SmokeDetector fpu-
8:54 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Mixing essay-like opinions with the story by Scarlet Kleen on writers.stackexchange.com
@ShadowWizard I know I'm huge, but also fragile. So please be careful.
bump into you ... that could be ... kinky just saying
@Bart no worry. I bumped into a non-fragile part of yours.
my new avatar is so profession al cleaner
9:08 AM
mainly because I am bored to near death ...
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: Login Loop tty logouts after 10 seconds by Quid on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: Login Loop tty logouts after 10 seconds by Quid on askubuntu.com
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@ShadowWizard first thing I thought was "look at those shoulders"
Why is Quid blacklisted?
Apparently agreeing with SmokeDetector on the post being offensive did that ... ah well
9:24 AM
!!/test Quid
@Bart what did you do to poor Smokey? :P
@Bart I looked at the gloves. They are yellow, after all...
@ShadowWizard My fault
I triggered a race condition
in Charcoal HQ on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 2 mins ago, by Magisch
@ArtOfCode @Undo Apparently reporting a post just before smokey restarts will count the post as reported but not print a chat message. Reporting the post again after the restart will then cause smokey to hang (Race condition) Happened at 10:30 GMT+2 this morning.
@Magisch huh! Bot breaker! :D
but... they're so cute....
9:36 AM
@angussidney plz send teh coffee
You really need it this time
Goodbye, cruel world
@angussidney why?
It crashed on Charcoal?
@ShadowWizard yeah, it was dead over there
@ShadowWizard They have 5 confirmed instances of posting spam though
9:38 AM
@Magisch yeah... cute birds can probably be deceiving. ;)
Sometimes I hate SE for having 3 chat domains, and sometimes I am so glad they have them. Like right now.
@angussidney haha, true. Saves the need to push some actual button somewhere...
I want to shoot them a message that one of their developers (ronni) is ruining their reputation on SE, but their contact form is hilariously slow
@Magisch pretty sure it came from above. i.e. some manager said "OK guys, go publish us wherever you can".
In that case, I'd like them to know its not working and that they should cut it
9:40 AM
You can try...
whoa, two Parenting questions in HNQ... that's rare.
Two!? Wow.
Maybe more, two in one random "batch" of 20, out of the total 100. :)
Though "my son hates me" was asked so many times in so many different variations....
@Magisch tweet at them. That generally works
And I have a sneaking suspicion Ronni is not just one of their developers
@Bart I used their contact form
Its hilarious, it only enters your input if you're moving the mouse, so you type a sentence, then move your mouse around a bunch to have it appear.
Reminds me of this: imgur.com/gallery/qA4Bu
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10:09 AM
and if god was a web developer?
Still alive spam: superuser.com/a/1137030
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: What is mathematical logic? by Mclyn on math.stackexchange.com
12:13 PM
@SmokeDetector ignore
@ShadowWizard Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
low quality, but not spam or offensive
12:24 PM
@ShadowWizard there was a link at the end before. It got edited out now though
@Bart yup, author edited it out shortly after posting. He doesn't appear to be a spammer though, e.g. this question appears to be legit. Copy and paste of this, but for all we know might be the same person seeking more help.
12:41 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: What software do most brewers use? by B. Kreis on homebrew.stackexchange.com
12:51 PM
I think people are allergic to apex predators so I changed my avatar to a submissive maid
sense doesn't have to make it
@Telkitty That's an inappropriate image.
@tchrist cough flag cough
Stop coughing on flags pls
Better than spilling coffee over them, believe me.
1:02 PM
Spilling coffee is always bad
I know!
This got me to check my flags.... some poor flags are sitting there for months, begging for attention... oh well. No crying over spilled milk and over old flags, I guess. :D
@tchrist are you against cleaners or housewives?
that's discrimination!
1:25 PM
wait ... need to go back & pretend 2 b a meek maid ~_~
1:36 PM
We shall now refer to you as TelWench ... for the short period of time before we get suspended for doing so
1:46 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Need help filling out W-4 form by Paul Moritz on money.stackexchange.com
2:18 PM
I'm staggered by the shower of praise on my Shuttle talk. Thank you so much. You made the crazy hours I put in worth it. #PhillyCheeseStack
Would it go viral if made public? Guess we'll never know.
So begins another day of sharing ideas and rhinoviruses.
2:32 PM
I need one of these while traveling for more than 1 month's time
like, windows/hackintosh/linux triple booting system
but ... that's ideally, I am might get lazy ...
Has anyone tried to implement "Six degrees of Jon Skeet" yet? SO users are vertices; draw an edge if they ever answered the same question; find your distance to Skeet.
Anyone of interest is probably a direct connection or 1 step removed. I would think.
2:45 PM
It doesn't look that big in terms of data... there are 5M questions with 2+ answers, and one only has to consider the users that answered one of those.
@AaronHall "Of interest" is subjective. Part of the fun is obscure people turning out to be related to celebrities via some non-obvious routes. My Erdős number (the math equivalent of Bacon degrees) is 3, which I found interesting enough to remember...
@zaq Because not everyone enjoys answering Microsoft questions. :)
In math, it seems unlikely that an algebraist should be connected to, say, a differential geometer, but they usually are (unless one is a recluse writing solo-authored papers all the time), and the connecting chain turns out to have some weird interdisciplinary stuff...
... or an obituary. :( Russian journals have a habit of publishing obituaries of prominent mathematicians, "co-authored" by dozens of people who knew the deceased. This kind of spoils the fun.
3:21 PM
@zaq And, apparently, cheese
The Architecture Lead states his position on the idea of switching to Azure.
3:40 PM
Pff, cloud is so last year. You should go for this serverless stuff ...
4:28 PM
@ShadowWizard They responded to my email
What did they say?
Hi Felix

I have got you spam complaint. I made the posts, and they where not meant as spam. However I see your point and it has been taken into consideration.



Med venlig hilsen / Best Regards

Ronni Madsen
West Soft Development
Lysholt Allé 10
7100 Vejle
Tlf: 70 20 69 59
Direkte: 77 34 12 32
:D Nice
This sounds like something you should bring up on Meta EL&U. — Aʟ E. 2 hours ago
Hehe, I wonder if someone confused 'Al' with 'AI'.
For the record, I'm against the idea, as explained in the answer, but since you marked this as discussion, and not actually requesting such a feature, I did not downvote. — Shadow Wizard 10 hours ago
Well, I disagreed with discussing it.
It has since been retagged.
4:41 PM
Ah, yes, but it's all wrong...
Idea for a FR: round userpics.
Magisch might like it.
Just use a pic with alpha to round the corners.
SE uses imgur resizing, which kills transparency.
Most of #PhillyCheeseStack has been about moving cheese so far - when do we get to stack it, and what's the award for the highest stack?
4:52 PM
I like the use of triangles here townandcountrymarkets.com/cheese-stack-2
@M.A.R. heh, as many others...
@Magisch huh!! "were not meant as spam"... yeah right...
But.... who is "Felix"? :P
> I didn't mean it // I wasn't there // I didn't want it // I wouldn't dare
@zaq yup, it would be black as far as I remember.
@zaq Azure! We should tell @Derpy ;)
wild flower detected
5:01 PM
wild flower are a protected species
They shouldn't be catched
or cached
Oh man, that is indeed subtle. I guess not oneboxing works, but maybe that's just me. — M.A.R. 11 secs ago
Ideas please
I think status-by-design
"Service Unavailable" to be precise
5:17 PM
@M.A.R. do you need my opinion on one-boxing?
@rene Yes, since in this rare instance I happen to agree.
They probably got excited about new TLDs and moved the service to stack.snippet domain.
running a snippet shows the error page and the domain it self is returning 503 as well
@zaq Oh, I don't want to spoil the fun about the new toys but a seamless transition somehow feels better ...
@ShadowWizard me
That is my first name
5:45 PM
So Magisch is your middle name? :p
6:14 PM
So EE's Paywall was gone?
Heh, Avast says ''This site has a bad reputation!''
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: Blog Review Help..!! Young Blogger by Travel Dreams on writers.stackexchange.com
@Magisch Happy or Lucky? ;)
@M.A.R. rofl!
6:30 PM
SO election (nomination period) begins the day before U.S. presidential election...
SE is rigging the election!
And in last year's SO election, one of nomination speeches was MAKE STACK OVERFLOW GREAT AGAIN. Remember who was it?
What's most disturbing is that it was a whole year ago...
Answer: the candidate was Wooble, and the nomination was withdrawn by Shog as a non-serious one.
6:33 PM
Which raises another question: where is Wooble now? User list search: no hits. Name change?
@zaq -1 not orange enough to make SO great again
Mar 12 '15 at 14:58, by user259867
For a long time, Wooble led SO in the number of downvotes. But this is about to change... Wooble has 23,499 downvotes, while Quentin has 23,498 and is a much more active voter currently.
And it did change, in a major way. Quentin is up to 36,336; the user formerly known as Wooble is at 23,833
But the new leader is Peter Mortensen, more than 41000 downvotes.
6:42 PM
Maybe he got sick of poor grammar everywhere.
Or incorrect versions of ''Stack Overflow''.
He does have more edits than downvotes, 44,587 posts edited.
It's not "StackOvEr flow"?
Including, but not limited to, ''StackOverflow''.
@Andy No, it changed since yesterday.
Go to sleep one night and see what happens?
6:43 PM
Which means he's the SO leader by the min(Edits, Downvotes) statistic that I sometimes used to quickly sort mod candidates (though I don't use it nowadays).
Peter for a mod!
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@zaq Wait, wouldn't most candidates in smaller sites have more edits than downvotes?
Having more edits than downvotes on SO and larger sites has a different meaning than in small sites.
@M.A.R. It varies a lot. See Mechanics for example: horizontal axis is Edits, vertical Downvotes.
I wonder where I lied in that chart thingy.
6:52 PM
That chart was easier to read than the Mechanics one.
Not bad, not bad.
Hey, why is my circle smaller?
I plan to keep the same structure for upcoming SO election: Edits = x, Downvotes = y, Reviews = color, Candidate Score = size.
Can't fit more than four dimensions, really...
I downvote much more these days.
I guess I'll be catching up real soon.
I used to not downvote homework crap, 'cause well, why bother adding mine when the post would get deleted with five or six downvotes?
6:56 PM
I'm hoping this gets updated this election
Would be nice to use all those features, and then pick a 2-d projection that maximizes separation between mods and non-mods. But one would need a comparable non-mod group: including all SO users would be problematic (size disparity). Maybe unsuccessful candidates...
Some things, like meta post counts, are misleading for existing mods because they've been affected by the fact of them being a mod.
Unsuccessful candidates could work, but I think you'd need the data at the time of the election. Getting the historical data for each of the features isn't possible.
@zaq Make Stack Overflow GREA... er, GRAmmatically correct again!! :-)
Alas, it never really was... even in the early days of giant S.
7:13 PM
Yeah, I know. Can't expect that from an international community. English can be difficult, especially when your native tongue is from a different language family.
Peter's done good work editing things into shape.
A: Why don't we develop immunity against common cold?

TheNegativei have succeeded to become resistant to it by 1- cutting off from all medications and doctors 2- trying to let the body solve infection problems ( mainly folliculitis and teeth infections ). 3- doing meditations that cause migraine and increase body stress. before that i was catching cold at leas...

Some unconventional ideas here... "meditations that cause migraine and increase body stress"
Haha! Maybe he meant mediCations?
@zaq Bio.SE attracts idiots like these
Oh wait, I thought someone else said it. You're the zaq and you know better.
@zaq migraine every day vs. common cold twice a year... hard to choose between those. lol
7:27 PM
And just the other day we had someone ask on Meta.SE why personal experience wasn't allowed as an answer... (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/286212/…).
7:38 PM
Hm... any Unity3D experts here? A user has added Unity3D stuff to Documentation. My gut instinct says it's copy-pasted, but Google doesn't find it. However, I believe a lot of the official Unity3D documentation is behind a login-wall.
So... it might be copy-pasted from places that Google doesn't access.
7:53 PM
Jon Skeet makes a (recorded) appearance at #PhillyCheeseStack https://t.co/VNI2Pt6PgD
@zaq I feel bad about entering a room on a site I never use, just to ask them to help review.
But thanks anyway.
> Due to the size of Stack Overflow (averaging nearly 2,000 flags per day!), moderation can be a significant responsibility
Has the number 2,000 stayed the same over all these years?
2,000 doesn't sound like a lot by today's standards... I cast 10351/94 = 110 flags/day (actually a little more, if non-helpful are included).
8:14 PM
Challenge: draw your favorite city skyline in the reputation graph on some site (Meta is probably best for this).
8:30 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: What Should Be The Precautions While taking Care of pneumonia patient? by Mike David on health.stackexchange.com
9:24 PM
@S.L.Barth you can try @Bart
I see 10 rooms and it's hard to tell which one is the (most) [general ] room.

I have a general S.E. question about DownVoting.  When i DV (DownVote), i get -1 and the guy gets -2, right?   Do DVs often stop at -3 because beyond that, the numbers (-1, -2) change ?
@HizHa They don't. But the questions that have score -4 or less do not appear on the home page. So you see them less often.
on an answer, yes
( But the questions that have score -4 or less do not appear on the home page. So you see them less often. ) <--- That makes sense. Thank you .
I'm somewhat new to S.E. -- If I wanted to talk to someone about abuse / bad behavior by moderators and the old-timers (hardened regulars) of a site, how would I do that?
On reddit, usually.
9:28 PM
@HizHa very carefully, you don't want to make me angry
@HizHa Question is: to whom do you want to talk about it? To SE employees? To another mod? To another old timer?
@HizHa try a search on MSE: meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=abuse+moderators and see which ones did work and which didn't
Employees are reachable via "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. Moderators are reachable via "flag" link under every post. Old-timers are reachable on meta.
Everyone else is reachable on reddit.
Thank you for the responses. I'll try searching on MSE. I had no idea that reddit was somehow related or connected.

I'll also try reaching out to the most approachable (least arrogant) of the moderators one more time.
9:33 PM
Reddit is not connected to SE in any way. It's just a place to vent, if you're looking for one.
@HizHa hmm, keep in mind that you might be misunderstanding the stuff in the help center. Calling something abuse (or least arrogant) are not good starts for a constructive conversation, at least the ones that I saw and participated in
Wonder what the subject of this presentation was...
@HizHa yes, I already expected you to go down that route. Please read this example. I close your questions because they need to be improved. I never call you moron, your question is the problem and my close vote is an invitation to you to improve your post on what is lacking.
Just notice the score on that meta question
9:40 PM
@zaq Teams‌​, probably?
I bet it was the last slide in the deck of Joel himself
i searched for "stackexchange" on reddit.com and not finding what I'm looking for.... Could someone suggest some venting threads on reddit ?
@rene Might be...
@HizHa unclear what you mean. No pun intended. (what you mean by "venting threads"?)
It's usually SO that people complain about, the other parts of SE are relatively small.
9:43 PM
Time for the Late Night Coffee.
@HizHa this gives me lot of hits: google.nl/…
> 404. That’s an error.

The requested URL /q=site:reddit.com+stack+exchange was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
venting threads -- reddit threads / pages where's good venting on SE matters.
@ShadowWizard yeah yeah yeah, I know, OK
9:46 PM
@HizHa you mean people complaining about SE?
@HizHa a specific site meta might work as well but those posts normally don't last long. But if that makes you feel better
@ShadowWizard No, a place to vent for them
@zaq bots now offer bounties? Nice.
there 's a SE site for [movies and TV shows] -- where the moderator (s) are hyper- anal about 1. splitting related questions into different pages/threads, and about 2. not including any "unnecessary" comments about the TV show or movie.

--- it 's really weird, the Spartan / draconian attitude as if talking about theology or something.

I was later surprised to learn that the main culprit ( Napoleon Wilson ) is actually a chatty guy in the chat room.
@HizHa I think you want to watch your wording there
@HizHa there is a four letters word you better remove....
9:49 PM
so either edit it or I'll see if I can flag it
which one?
after hyper
@hichris123 around?
120 seconds are up and I can't edit.
I vote for @zaq to become RO as well.
Looks like he's here 24/7 :)
9:52 PM
thanks for the help. Later!
We can flag it I guess and then see if we have enough members around to validate
@HizHa Happy venting!
@rene how long does it take to expire?
@ShadowWizard I dunno
Didn't work the first time, so not worth trying.
9:53 PM
@rene so after enough time, super diamond here will do something, I guess.
@zaq didn't work because you.... wanted to delete your account? Or wasn't it related?
Let's flag it
You first
oh you did
huh, did it always show the amount of flag "reviewers"?
9:55 PM
@ShadowWizard After a few weeks on the job (began here), I decided to retire to a life of luxury.
@zaq oh. Well, your call... :)
@Glorfindel what brings you here? :)
I might or might not have left an message in some room
9:57 PM
@ShadowWizard I have nothing better to do with my life, unfortunately.
This is the right place to waste your life ...
I can tell, I'm here a lot ...
@Glorfindel huh. You know, all your three chat messages in MSE are replies to me. I'm honored! :D
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