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12:03 AM
it's mostly about being told you're terrible a thousand different ways
 
Hah
Not untrue
 
12:32 AM
I don't think I ever closed more questions in a day than the limit and I'll bet few mods have.
 
certainly not on small sites
 
Speaking of watches (the topic of the latest swag contest), I recently purchased a digital one at a closing Sears for a very low cost.
@Catija Have you been to one of the two closing Sears stores here?
 
1:27 AM
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1:39 AM
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2:19 AM
Morning without diamond! 🙃
Now, what did I miss on last night's convo...
 
3:00 AM
@Catija if you do, your site has major problems :p
 
3:36 AM
Hmm... conclusion: more swag!
 
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5:44 AM
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@JNat daily cross network spammer for your gentle care. Thanks! :)
 
calm wednesday..?
 
Only time will tell...
50 answers in less than day.... looks like people really want this swag this time. lol
I just hope they'll keep it civil.
@andmyself here? Or on Discord? ;)
 
I don't even know about Discord... I fell asleep while watching an 8-hour YouTube video...
It's like... a lecture... about DotA...
 
7:23 AM
@ShadowWizard .... Zat pun
 
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7:40 AM
@ShadowWizard 50?! Well, at least it's doing better than the cheese contest then ;)
 
time to cheese the competition?
 
@JourneymanGeek hehe, thanks!
@Tinkeringbell define "better"... lol
 
@ShadowWizard More answers ;) Though I admit some are also a bit less creative :P
 
Honestly I'm really afraid people will do nasty things this time, e.g. create sock accounts to upvote themselves, better keep an eye over this.
Watch is a rather big swag.
 
Well you have mods now. Flag away XD
 
7:45 AM
I want a Watch Tag
 
@andmyself Why? :P
 
Some people want a tag watch...
 
Tag [Heuer] Watch by SE as a swag!?
skinned with Tag Watching box...
 
Unlikely :p
 
I want this watch:
:D
 
7:54 AM
 
@JohnDvorak you're a true detective...
 
If I get to choose I don't want a watch, but an antique clock.
 
I can't tell if Evan really want the swag, or just trolling. Guess better not try to think too much about it. :)
Well, I ditched the idea to write a story: it will take me hours to write properly, and likely won't give me any watch at this stage. Better go with something simple like with the cheese. :D
hmm... with cheese, I created a house. What can I create with time? ;)
 
@ShadowWizard maybe both
@ShadowWizard anything
 
@JourneymanGeek maybe... :)
@JourneymanGeek everything?
 
8:04 AM
@JourneymanGeek anything is kinda big for the limited amount of time the contest gives :P
 
@Tinkeringbell true
And ugh. I don't have... Time to whip something up :p
 
Well, since I'm not going to make it into full story, I'll share here the idea I had in mind. First person perspective story about a teenager obsessed with time since his very early childhood, who was able to create real time machine. He then use it to travel into the future, and by mistake reach the End of Time. That's about what I was able to think about during my 30 minutes drive yesterday. ;)
(well, I did have to focus on the road from time to time. ;))
@JourneymanGeek lol. Good one! :D
 
@ShadowWizard Cool, but you need something more to happen. Like, what does the End of Time look like? :P
 
kapoof
@Tinkeringbell give me time to think about it.... :D
 
@JourneymanGeek I just went with the stuff I already had.
 
8:12 AM
I need to create time for this...
 
Time to take a stand?
 
@andmyself Now don't go playing God. That never ends well...
 
!!/time
huh?
!!/coffee
 
@ShadowWizard No such command 'time'.
 
laggggg
 
8:13 AM
Smokey needs time...
 
Time for Smokey to stop lagging!
 
@ShadowWizard brews a cup of Mocha for @ShadowWizard
 
lol
The coffee is already cold by the time Smokey serve it. :D
But really.... why the lag? looking for Smokey developers around here
Oh wait... there is a room now where Smokey posts rapidly. :(
@ArtOfCode any idea why we need this room here on MSE chat?
 
rate limiting
it posts in enough rooms on chat.SE that having that room there would cause issues
 
It cause chat rate limit to kick in for Smokey and can delay reporting real spam here by minutes.
@Mithrandir but... what you need the room for to start with?
Testing?
 
8:16 AM
Hm. Which reminds me. Need to dig up the rss feed for MSE Spam :p
 
to have a room for only reports
 
But... what for? Still can't see the need.
 
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CHQ can sometimes get a bit noisy with stuff other than reports; for those who want to just watch reports, they can do that
 
hmm
Reminds me of the Realtime Questions feed on SE.com
Watching the endless flow of questions...
 
8:29 AM
People have been lazy when it comes to deleting stuff when mods are asleep, it seems?
 
Or indisposed
 
\o
 
I had nearly no phone access much of this morning
 
When moderators sleep, users are cheap.
 
8:33 AM
So that's how it feels to nominate and lose on SE election...
though it's expected for me to lose
 
H
Hah
I lost two before I won :)
 
For someone who suddenly appeared and nominated after 1+ year hiatus... I shouldn't complain anything ;p
 
Aren't there dangling chads to blame so you can demand a re-count?
 
@andmyself how?
 
@ShadowWizard nothing........ emptiness filing your heart... public void....
 
8:39 AM
@andmyself Awww. You'll survive. If you had gotten a diamond that emptiness would remain, never to be filled again until the time came where you feel free to unburden yourself of moderatorship. Now the emptiness will start filling up right away!
 
oh yeah, though... it surprised most of us that apparently Android.SE lost 3 mods while only gained 2
the community only knew of losing 2 mods before the election result
 
9:01 AM
heh
filling @andmyself's heart with cheese
Here. Not empty now. :P
 
morning
just wondering.
 
About... ?
 
was going to ask if the post code snippet feature supports iframe, but that would be just crazy.
 
@ShadowWizard pretty big and clunky, wouldn't fit in a pocket or on your wrist 0/10
 
9:18 AM
@Derpy huh? I don't believe so...
at best, it's also sandboxed
 
9:29 AM
Oh.... did I mention my chocolate (the one I got an e-mail about Monday) finally arrived? @Bart the riot was successful ;)
 
I don't understand, you could buy all the chocolate you could ever want
the nice part about being an adult is there's nobody to tell you you can't buy chocolate right now ^^
 
Did someone say chocolate?
 
@Magisch It's the principle :P Don't send out an e-mail about chocolate as a gift on Monday when the chocolate itself will only be gifted on Tuesday at the end of the workday. Unless you mention that, but that wasn't the case.
@Mithrandir24601 Nope, no. not at all.
(I'm not going to share!)
 
@Tinkeringbell Too late now!
I've mentioned it :P
 
Now I'm ... what's the English word for hungry, but only hungry for something that's not necessary?
 
9:37 AM
Not sure there is such a word. ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell is this some relative of yours?
 
@ShadowWizard Well. I'm not really hungry but I do want some chocolate now! :P
 
lekkere trek ....
 
@rene Exactly that.
But then in English :P
Also... can I kick Derpy now? I warned them about the knitting stuff yesterday...
 
9:39 AM
@Tinkeringbell resist the urge
 
@Magisch That's easy, there's no chocolate around ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell sweet tooth?
 
@Tinkeringbell also resist that urge
 
@Tinkeringbell welcome to the club of Humans! :D
 
not everybody likes chocolate you know
 
9:41 AM
@rene I thought that was generally someone that likes sweet food. Not specifically applicable to a mood of lekkere trek?
 
@Magisch tell me about that... one of those shares my DNA..... o_O :D
@Tinkeringbell sounds like a legit question for one of the English.SE sites. ;)
 
I always have a sweet tooth. But I don't always have lekkere trek.
 
(no idea which of the two, never figured the difference.)
 
@Tinkeringbell no, you're right. I think we best settle on adding lekkere trek to the English dictionary ...
@Tinkeringbell didn't we see that Chess C engine question earlier?
 
Though over 15k such questions kind of makes it clear which site is better to ask in. ;)
 
9:43 AM
@rene Yeah, on it. Trying to sneak in some moderating isn't easy with a certain co-worker ;)
 
okay, just checking in case you hadn't noticed ...
 
@Tinkeringbell Well, IMO repeated offence deserve a suspension. :)
Otherwise they'll just keep posting it over and over.
 
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@rene Done ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell you actually watched the video?
 
9:45 AM
Now I have to look like I'm actualy programming for a while. See y'all after lunch ;)
@Derpy Nope. Like I said, no youtube at work ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell oh, right. Well, if you watch it you may get the joke.
 
@ShadowWizard um...
I dunno why
maybe just my imagination
 
?
oh wait
lol
 
@Tinkeringbell craving ;p
 
Sharp eyes, @andmy!
blames Google
!!/blame
 
9:47 AM
@ShadowWizard It's Shree's fault.
 
@SmokeDetector No, Google!
 
actually, skip that. I could just post a picture from the video.
 
But poor @M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ can't see even that. :(
 
@Tinkeringbell ^ this is the "knitting" parrot from the video ^_^
 
@Derpy -1 not red
Is it even a real parrot? ;-)
 
9:50 AM
Looks like a cockatiel to me.
 
-1 not even a parrot
-1 not red
-1 knitting not crocheting
---------------
= -3/10
 
@Magisch That.... was the whole point?
Totally misleading video title?
you know... joke?
 
!!/define joke
 
@ShadowWizard No such command 'define'.
 
9:52 AM
@Derpy maybe mine was a joke too
 
Too bad. :D
 
a joke in response to a joke, you might call it
 
status-endless-joke-loop-detected
You know that I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know that it was a joke!
:P
 
A: Joke, joke
B: Who's there?
 
Not me, I'm working
 
10:03 AM
Well, now I know "Joke joke" joke is lame :(
 
10:58 AM
sponsored tags gone haywire (again?) using generics
 
@rene Please add meta.stackexchange.com/questions/167500 to the duplicate list of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319035/…. This was the original FR requesting this change.
 
11:30 AM
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Swag post has just as many answers as upvotes. 0.o
 
12:36 PM
@Tinkeringbell There goes any chance for me to win it :p
 
@Magisch You're still in the top 25 :P Although I definitely see some post that have more momentum than ours now, so maybe... :(
 
@Tinkeringbell sometimes you lose and sometimes others win
you could probably ask for mod swag though, as the appointment post said that the MSE thing isn't a pro-tem appointment
 
@Magisch I already have a mod-hat. I can't wear two at once ;)
TBH I like the contests more because they're excuses to think creatively ;)
 
@Shree There's a new swag contest ;)
 
12:49 PM
@Tinkeringbell uh... pretty sure they send multiple mod hats, no?
 
See the starboard. I've just edited the pinned link so it shows the title ;)
@EKons Yeah but I don't need multiple? :P
 
said nobody ever
 
I just did.
 
.oO( how many hats fit on a parrot's head... )
 
@Tinkeringbell I do... this one has been on my head for a year and it's starting to fray :P I might need to ask for a new one soon
@Tinkeringbell And mine probably has to wait at least another nine hours! :(
 
12:54 PM
@Mithrandir I don't think that's 'multiple' :P You're replacing an old one ;)
 
don't worry... there aren't actually that many answers over there, just as many as the net score (not all of the upvotes) :P
 
@Mithrandir Mine has been there a while now, but it's losing momentum :(
 
Why did I decide to do something I don't know how to do instead of doing something simple...?
@Tinkeringbell linky?
I miiight have forgotten to give polly a cracker
 
14
A: Time for some more swag!

TinkeringbellMy name is Tinkeringbell (or Tink for short) and I'll be your tour guide for today! Even though some people say time-travel is impossible, as an archaeologist I have to disagree. We're not allowed to disclose exactly how we do it, and we're not allowed to take passengers. I can, however, present ...

It's really annoying. I wanted to start with 'Hi everyone!' and it gets filtered out :(
That code needs an 'if not posted by Tinkeringbell' logic :P
 
Fixed
 
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is there any way to reopen a code snipped you originally posted in a question/answer??
 
there's a button in the preview
 
?
 
it reads "edit the above snippet"
 
ok, now I found it, thanks
 
1:04 PM
Here's a tip, @Tink - HTML comments are your friend
 
lol true
 
@Mithrandir Hmmm?
 
I have suggested a few edits like that too :P
 
Ah sneaky! Thank you! :D
 
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1:17 PM
Is there any way to collapse the snippet while leaving the run button available??
 
I don't think so while editing
 
I mean after the code is posted.
now I understand why no one really use it.
the preview pane is too small.
 
1:37 PM
> Also, any code or work of art produced must also be of your own creation.
Contest has a new rule :)
so @Derpy if you were working on a code snippet for that contest, make sure it's your own creation ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell as Discord would probably say, "the trust you have in me is flattering"
 
Drop a link if it's finished ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell define "finished". It is working, but not all the content is yet there. And to be honest, I think I should consider adding it only when "required" :P
after all, it is an Advent Calendar
 
1:54 PM
Ooh sounds nice :D
 
2:15 PM
@ShadowWizard all gone
took me a while to get through my inbox today ;)
 
And now you get to reverse google search each swag contest answer to see if it's original? :P
 
@Tinkeringbell I hope you don't mind me asking, I don't visit MSE often these days so I'm probably out of the loop here. I was a bit surprised to see someone with 15 MSE posts appointed as moderator, but after reading the answers it seems you're quite well known amongst the people there. Could you please introduce yourself? :)
Congrats on the promotion by the way :)
 
@Stijn Well. Hi! My name is Tinkeringbell :P
I already was an appointend pro-tem mod on Interpersonal Skills and I got an e-mail asking if I wanted to try moderating MSE too. To be honest, I don't really know why they picked me, but perhaps it has something to do with moderating IPS. Lots of opinions, so I'm not afraid to delete comments or answers just to keep stuff civil.
 
Ah I see, I imagine IPS is one of the more challenging communities to moderate so I understand why you were chosen then. Nice to meet you, and good luck with your new role :)
 
@Stijn Thanks, I'll try :) Nice to meet you too!
 
2:39 PM
Super Robot Taisen T has Captain Harlock and Rayheart among the other characters... Ok, I bet this one won't have english language support.
 
welcome back @Stijn ...
 
Thanks @rene :) I should really keep a tab open again with the Tavern
 
Yes, if only for your amusement ;)
 
2:55 PM
Hi @Stijn
 
@Tinkeringbell Knitting Croquet-ting skills?
 
I can attest to @Tinkeringbell being good people if nothing else :p
 
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@Derpy Oh, I can eat a proper Dutch croquette in no time!
@JourneymanGeek people? I'm not that fat!
 
actually, I meant the game. The one played with flamingos and hedgehogs
@Tinkeringbell I would have expected a remark on being a bird, not a person...
 
2:59 PM
@Derpy Oh, anthropomorphism is a thing :P
 
@JourneymanGeek congrats to you too :) so we have two dogs and a bird as mods then :D
@Tinkeringbell my only regret during an Amsterdam visit last year is not buying a kroket uit de muur, wish I tried one
 
@Stijn Never ever get one 'uit de muur'. If you want a good one, order one straight out of the fryer ;)
 
3:15 PM
@JNat thanks!
@Tinkeringbell IPS is a drama bakery which is hard to moderate. You seem to do it fine, plus you became very active here and familiar and liked by everyone here. Guess those reasons are just enough. ;)
@Stijn I hope you being back here doesn't mean something bad, e.g. less work for you? :)
 
Not at all, more work than ever. I just wander in here on occasions, and this time rene made a very convincing argument for me to stay :P
 
lol
 
@Stijn amusement? But beware, we do get here drama from time to time, and sometimes bad things happen... ;)
It's not all joy and happiness here. :P
resisting urge to dig some drama just to prove the point :D
 
The Tavern is just like Netflix: we offer all genres ...
2
 
lol
Well, not all. There are underaged people here. And the new CoC you know. ;)
 
3:28 PM
Oh I'm aware of the drama, I see the "time to take a stand" joke is still going even today, just like when I was last a regular here :P
 
Think new record is reached: off topic question deleted less than a minute after OP being told in a comment it's off topic.
Some people actually read and act upon comments?? Amazing. :D
But it's one in a million.
 
today's your lucky day, buy a lottery ticket!
 
I think that was due to my gentle touch ... of the lost soul link ...
 
@Stijn nah, that's really old by now and lost its drama sting. On the other hand, the Twitter drama wounds aren't healed yet.
 
That is what makes this a great community: we care about Twitter's drama ...
 
3:34 PM
@ShadowWizard 'IPS is a drama bakery'... Thanks. Really nice to see people appreciate I site I work really hard on! :P
 
@Tinkeringbell that's not a bad thing... well, saying "the site is boring" is worse, IMO. ;)
Good site produce drama... :D
 
@ShadowWizard Ah, that makes IPS best site then!
 
@rene yeah, good one. +1
 
@ShadowWizard And then repost ;P
 
3:48 PM
@Tinkeringbell whaaaat? face palm
I was busy with a Blast from the Past in Den, so missed it.
Literal blast from the past..... LOL
(user who used to be called NukePlusPlus with avatar of, well, nuke ;))
 
4:19 PM
Heh. Someone trolled Google and they still didn't fix it. Or care about it since it's not a president, just some Israeli billionaire.
No FHRC this time! What's wrong in the above? ^
I guess it's not random, he does have a rather feminine look, so some troll decided to mock him this way. :(
The Wiki page itself is fine though, so it's not the source of trolling.
Oh wait.... another option is that those images are selected automatically based on "visually similar images". meh
 
<confession bear.gif> At first I read the name as Ada Neumann
 
lol
Adam. ;)
And he does have a sister named Adi. lol
Parents didn't work hard to find unique names. ;)
 
4:35 PM
was the wikipedia article edited, and then reverted? that's what caused previous political gaffes related to that box
 
Anyway, this now makes me seriously doubt all Google search results, which can be so easily manipulated and trolled. Anyone knows of a search engine with reliable results?
 
GScholar?
 
@KevinB from what I've seen, the image on Wikipedia page itself was added only 10 days ago, and a correct one. Before that there was no picture. Or maybe I'm misreading the edit history?
 
I can't check atm
 
4:48 PM
@ShadowWizard No search engine has reliable results
 
The only time I don't visit a site other than the search engine while browsing is when I'm converting pounds to kg
Yeah, I kinda don't like that the search engines try to replace sites for our "convenience"
 
how else are they going to prevent you from leaving?
 
Oops. MSE seems to have borked.
Oh, now it's back.
 
 
5:01 PM
is that a birther meme
 
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5:49 PM
@KevinB Empirical falsification ;)
 
6:23 PM
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@Tinkeringbell nice. Chocolate victories are the best.
 
6:51 PM
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More good news: My online order arrived. I now have 4 more long-sleeved things, one even is almost sweater like!
 
7:12 PM
@ShadowWizard doubt everything...
 
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