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3:19 AM
Mornung
oh hey, I found the "licker video" on a news site...
 
3:44 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body (65): Did not have room enough to load ROS on 1 GB former windows machine! by ju78iklo9 on askubuntu.com
 
Rob
3:57 AM
@andmyself The licker a half dozen comments above is less weird.
 
4:38 AM
Woo, ask question wizard coming.
It was on DevDoodle for so long that DevDoodle already shut down before it finally ships on SO.
 
Yeah, I missed DevDoodle :'(
 
5:27 AM
off-topic keyboard language windows‭ - venom‭ 2019-01-10 05:21:04Z
 
5:40 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer (92): Voltage Divider Supply (Unloaded and Loaded) by Inshah Khan on electronics.SE
 
7:07 AM
 
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Q: Missing search form on /search page when logged in

Samuel LiewThe search form is missing from the source code of the default search page on Main (https://stackoverflow.com/search) when we are logged in. I'm suspecting this is due to recent layout changes? On Meta, this is not an issue https://meta.stackoverflow.com/search Unregistered/Not logged in, the...

 
7:43 AM
Do mods discuss about mod-only bug on TL/SO Teams for Mods?
 
@andmyself Sometimes, if it's about part of the tools we don't want y'all to know about ;)
Why?
 
That makes sense, just curious if that "missing search form [...]" bug also occurs on other than SO or not
 
8:33 AM
@andmyself I can't reproduce it on IPS, it seems
 
@Tinkeringbell hmm, okay, if you try it on SO?
even though you're not a mod on SO... but a member of SO Teams for Mods?
 
Broken
 
Great...
 
Dropped a comment there ;)
 
I had a deja vu of this bug... — Andrew T. 54 secs ago
 
8:39 AM
Might be. We need to find someone that's in teams and not a mod to check. @Magisch perhaps?
 
@Magisch you noticed only now? We have been poking the culprit for a while ... ^_^ '
 
@Tinkeringbell hm?
 
@Magisch If you go to stackoverflow.com/search, is that blank for you too?
You're on a team too, right?
 
8:55 AM
yes
Yeah is blank for me too
I'm on the charcoal team
 
@Magisch Want to drop a comment there to help out whoever gets tasked with debugging that one?
 
9:08 AM
I had forgot this gem
should start doing that in my projects.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body, blacklisted user (70): what is swimming pool harmful for child by Emly Mia on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, potentially problematic ns configuration in answer (93): "Dressing down" to impress in academic settings by Jessica Jones on academia.SE
 
Rob
9:33 AM
@Tinkeringbell No repro for me, I left a comment.
 
@Rob Are you on a team too?
 
Teams. It's always Teams.
(no repro for me too, not in any Team)
 
Sounds like they're having fun not only fixing but also breaking stuff :P
 
But hey... why do we need search form in the search page itself? Just use the search bar on top... :D
 
I've been having fun with XML based api communications
 
10:00 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in title, potentially problematic ns configuration in body (99): How Can I Prevent PHP Website By Hacker? by Software development on softwarerecs.SE
 
Rob
@Tinkeringbell No team.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Can I Invite People to Write? by Surendra Dhote on astronomy.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body (97): Anti virus scan with ClamTK by Webappsdeva on askubuntu.com
 
I thought C++ errors could be cryptic sometimes, but Python may be just as bad.
@Derpy needs two more delete votes. @sha @ren @glo ?
 
10:15 AM
@Bart I spam nuked it.
 
Woohoo
 
@Derpy I don't kill users.
I just destroy their accounts ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell as you wish, fixed to be more Trogdor inclusive
 
Rob
We need a Honeypot for those people, to give them something useful to do:
 
@Rob size doesn't matter! :D
 
10:29 AM
still not fallen asleep, @ShadowWizard
 
lol
Hey, tongue isn't uncouth body part. I think.
 
Depends on how you use it
 
To lick doorbells?
 
@ShadowWizard you meant... Doorknob.
 
@ShadowWizard we know what you had in mind, don't try to fool us.
 
Rob
10:34 AM
@ShadowWizard Your eye?
 
@ShadowWizard last time we had a discussion about ASM... hey, no, stop it, don't kill me----!
 
I assume you aren't referring to assembly. :P
 
Reminder: while Toriel will indeed try to avoid hitting Frisk if its hp falls low enough for it to risk being killed by the attack, that courtesy may or may not be reserved to others ^_^
 
Okay, great, since this morning I typed bread; instead of break;
 
10:39 AM
As long as you didn't spend your break looking for that error... it's okay :)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching product name in body, potentially bad keyword in body, potentially bad keyword in username (198): Hilft die Ausdauer zu erhöhen? by memberxxl on astronomy.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in title (98): Should I use bitcoin for online casino game? by mariand on bitcoin.SE
 
Rob
ASM = "Assistant Scoutmaster" or "activated sludge model", maybe "Agency Spread Matrix" ...
 
@Rob Advanced Semiconductor Materials
 
...R
 
Rob
Hey, that's their word!
 
10:52 AM
American Society for Microbiology?
oh ASMR lol
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer (batch report: post 1 out of 2) (94): Effect of homeschool on college chances? by JohnMilovich on parenting.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer (batch report: post 2 out of 2) (94): Sympathetic Adults by JohnMilovich on parenting.SE
 
Rob
Oh, ASMR! Gee why didn't you just say that?
 
off-topic / cc @bar @sha @glo C++ weird logic behaviour inside if statement‭ - Zican‭ 2019-01-10 10:41:19Z
 
ASMR is so varied it's incredible. It's like it has everything.
 
 
11:11 AM
@forest When I first read about it, I was wondering if it was the explanation for the random shivers I sometimes have (they start at my head too). Then I read it was about feeling super relaxed or something, and I was like... nah, that's not it. Disappointment :(
 
@Tinkeringbell Do you ever get shivers or anything like that when listening to music that resonates with you particularly powerfully or has strong emotional connections?
Apparently that happens in 15% of people or something.
And certainly for me, for some very specific music.
 
@Derpy Okay, so new thread for you: I saw this (Dutch) news video this morning. A while ago, a big shipping ship lost a few (270) containers of stuff, and they opened and now there's all sorts of stuff washing up on Dutch coasts. One of the things is MLP figurines. A real-life pony farm now has opened up what apparently is a 'My Little Pony Rescue Center' where people can turn in the ponies, they are cleaned up, and then people can 'adopt' them again :)
@forest I don't think so. It's mostly whenever I'm watching TV and zoning out, I get this shiver and my attention is back ;)
 
Ah
 
Reading about shivers gives me the shivers ...
 
@forest it is known that that is just the felling you get when you level up. Basically, your player has just got some roleplay-bonus experience points, enough to get to the next level.
@Tinkeringbell any link?
... could also check if it already made its way to ED
 
11:19 AM
ED means what in this context?
 
@Derpy nu.nl/260021/video/… There you go. I had to dig for it :P
 
@forest Equestria Daily
also, as a side notice, I was not the first one to mention the "free roleplay bonus exp"
 
omg that comic art is horrible
 
Link is blocked by IT
Dear ,

This is a message from the IT Department.

The web site you are trying to access:
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0125.html
is listed as a site within the category Games
:D
 
11:35 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body (99): How to launch Launch external applications through java code? by pranit patil on patents.SE
 
 
Dear ,

This is a message from the IT Department.

The web site you are trying to access:
https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/rooms/89/tavern-on-the-meta
is listed as a site within the category Games
 
:D @Derpy thanks.
 
@Tinkeringbell seem those are official Hasbro-made figures.
which means they are cursed
 
11:40 AM
@andmyself it is all Gamification ...
 
@Derpy Yes, they probably are. I think there's a news article mentioning that fact too. I agree, they're ugly :P
 
> Last week we posted about a container ship dumping ponies into the ocean. Apparently these guys are so recognizable, that the scientific community is now using them to study how plastic trash in the ocean travels. It's still not completely known how quick it takes stuff like this to sink, and having brightly colored equines makes studying stuff like that much easier.
 
Hah, Nice!
 
@andmyself ugh
 
@Tinkeringbell how can I reply.....
I think I know...
Official Fluttershy plush:
Chinese bootleg plush from OlyFactory
notice for readers: nope, the images aren't flipped. There is no error.
the first one is the official Hasbro one, the second is the unlicensed bootleg.
 
11:50 AM
Yeah, the second one looks better. But that also might be the colours, green and purplish-pink just doesn't work that well as yellow and salmon
 
And the pose
 
... this is my other current avatar....
guess which of the two plushes has the right colors...
 
I think the Chinese one could work on the colours as well then ;)
That's a totally different shade of yellow and pink
 
Rob
@Shree Ah, it's GiantITP, that makes all the difference!
 
@Tinkeringbell while that may be true, you should use an official image from the show as a reference, not a fanart :P I just posted the image to clarify she is not green ^_^
 
11:57 AM
@Derpy Ah. Yeah, and then it's a nasty shade of green too. Makes it look like a troll :P
 
@JNat since your sin was mentioned again on the Meta site, I think I have found a way for you to be forgive, at least by me. ^_^
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in link text in answer, pattern-matching website in answer (160): What would happen if I am deprived of sleep? by DrVinod Raina on medicalsciences.SE
 
Reactivate the "wear hat" api endpoint, so that we can play with the hats for a little more...
 
@Tinkeringbell also worth noticing is that Olyfactory is the only one that produces plushes for some characters
 
^ Gone
 
example: Drinky Pie
 
Wouldn't that probably violate some copyrights/contracts/rules on having merchandise with a show? AFAIK, usually you need some sort of contract between whoever owns the MLP shows and the one that produces the toys?
 
@Tinkeringbell Oh, yes, they are totally unlicensed bootleg, I though it was clear enough. That's why the whole situation is even more funny.
 
Rob
There's a lot to know about spotting counterfeit plushies: huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
 
12:20 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer, username similar to website in answer (54): How do non-advaitins interpret these passages of bhagavatam? by The Programmers Way on hinduism.SE
 
@Rob my point is that in Hasbro case, most people actually want the bootleg versions since they are better than the original.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body (65): can't get my gmail account back by Ngawang Tenzin on webapps.SE
 
Am I the only one who find the example they use in bullet 2 here misplaced / unneeded?
 
@Mithrandir just to know... Am I mistaken or this is a very common pattern on SciFi? Ask vague identification question, wait for people to post comments with some guess, then self answer with something like "found out, it was [name from one of the comments]"
 
12:32 PM
it's not uncommon
 
I am.. kinda starting ignoring those.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (81): How to add placeholder in system.xml for custom admin configuration fields in magento 2 by johnsmith on magento.SE
 
@JourneymanGeek edited it out and left a comment. Mind checking?
 
Wow that analogy... That guy must really hate ads.
 
Looks better
It's worth remembering those folks were German too.
 
12:44 PM
@forest everybody is allowed their own pet-peeve. That doesn't mean I have to be happy when they express their selves about said pet-peeve.
 
@rene Yes you're the only one because if someone agrees they'd become the only two. Harharhar
I am feeling funny today. And lucky
 
Rob
@Derpy That is what that article says, you can place a custom order at Oly and if 300+ people want the same one they'll make it.
 
"Once my hard drive died on me. I literally felt like I was getting genocided!"
 
@JourneymanGeek yeah, I kind of get the horror image they try to convey and then still if you do, formulate your argument very, very carefully. Some events can't be matched/compared.
 
12:46 PM
I mean really, it's some crazy exaggeration for an analogy!
 
It's just very ignorant
 
Maybe Dutch adverts touched him in his no-no places when he was a kid.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body, potentially bad keyword in title (66): Life Time Opportunity, Minimum 10k Per Month Just By Opening A Australian Corporation No Works Nothing To Do? by Jacob Hill on mathoverflow.net
 
PTSD from ads!
But hey, that's what adblock is for. :P
 
@forest that it springs to mind is one thing, to sit down and write it on a public board is another thing.
 
12:50 PM
@SmokeDetector Mahipat Singh or Jacob Hill? Make up your mind man
@rene Same train of thought that compares Muslims to terrorists, rightists to religious people and shitposters to Indians
 
Yes, trains are bad
 
@rene Or he could just use a less silly analogy.
 
true that
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I compare shitposters to Canadians and Australians.
Indians are really not that bad (actually I don't think of them as shitposty at all).
 
.................................
 
12:53 PM
That's one aggressive ellipse.
 
Quick suggestion: never ever buy and/or browse the official Mario Odyssey concept art book
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ eh. With the last.... :p
 
@forest Well if you started out with science sites which I doubt you did you would have gotten a different first impression
Now it really no longer matters for me. Every nation seems to have their own ways of shitposting and none is better than the other
 
I started out with 4chan so... yeah you're probably right.
 
12:57 PM
Oh that explains it
I started out with Google
 
lol
 
Aaand I did it again. 4th consecutive day with a burnt to crisp lunch. I could some of @Derp's ash ketchup now
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I suspect it's more that there's a specific style of post associated with folks from the subcontinent
And the 'good' ones are indistinguishable from everyone else
 
I wonder if Singapore is from Asia or central America
 
"Unfortunately the ad was gone"?, first time hearing that one — Lamak Dec 26 '18 at 20:32
(late reply is late)
 
1:08 PM
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Q: SO dying. What can be done?

bharalNote *I've modified the queries. Do check them - they look at unclosed questions, only looking at answer rates for the year in question. Let me know if I need to correct something please. Note2 This isn't a dupe, first that's a 2016 question, while it looks like a big drop in 2018. Second the me...

This is contradictory
Guy hates SO. SO dying. Guys suddenly gets sympathetic and goes to SO meta?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ as a lunch replacement or do you real intend to use it to attempt masquerading the coal taste?
 
If I hated some place and I saw it was dying, I'd leave it to die
So either the guy is Batman and doesn't mean the hate, or they were just there to prove SO is dying to feel better. Appeal to consequences.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body (97): Quality of sperms and semen by user158741 on wordpress.SE
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
@forest Who says it's an exaggeration? My first assumption upon reading that comment is that the poster there actually is a victim of genocide or ethnic conflict, and is uncomfortable being exposed to the language of the country that oppressed him. And the response here is to mock him for that?
 
1:14 PM
@MarkAmery German Jews during the holocast were germans
And denying them their nationality is... not right
so they wouldn't be uncomfortable reading german cause it was their native laguage
 
@Aibobot Sure. And Jews who "fled from a Nazi occupied country" - the actual wording of the analogy he used - were in the majority not Germans.
 
@MarkAmery nonetheless that's a bad analogy that was entirely uncessary
One does not godwinn unless needed
 
Journey's master account is spot on
 
It seems to me that the analogy, or something of its nature, was necessary. The edit has entirely removed the basis for his discomfort; it now sounds like he's just randomly uncomfortable with foreign languages
 
@Aibobot I agree with Mark though... calling it 'crazy exaggeration for an analogy' just dismisses the fact that this may be unnecessary but true. A bit more care in how we word things would be appreciated.
 
1:19 PM
If you keep reminding yourself of something gruesome, it stops being so gruesome
 
@MarkAmery unless he hates people intolerant of other cultures and... the dutch....
 
Not sure what the point of this discussion really is. A rollback is probably worse than leaving it alone now, so I don't see options
 
If you're intolerant of the Dutch, the Tavern may not be the best place to visit ;)
 
It's not just about wording, though. The guy has basically outed himself as a survivor of an ethnic conflict, and given that as his reason for certain preferences about ads. Our response was to entirely censor his implication that he's a genocide survivor. In what way is that an okay way to treat someone?
 
@Bart Dropje?
 
1:21 PM
Graag!
 
No swearing in this chat
 
No swearing, just destroying vocal chords.
 
@MarkAmery I donno how you read into it as such
 
Well I heard your vocal chords swearing at your brain
 
@Bart which reminds me that you are hereby required to go and adopt some of those floating pony toys so that they can be used for future swag giveouts.
 
1:23 PM
@Derpy what, where, who?
 
@Aibobot What else do you think he's saying? I don't see what the other possible interpretation is.
 
That its literally a bad analogy
 
@MarkAmery I don't know. This kind of stuff is hard. Perhaps the analogy was overdrawn, perhaps it wasn't... I feel like we're better off leaving comparisons to e.g. Holocaust events off these sites, so editing it out feels okay to me. Yet, if indeed there's a bigger problem to the language issue like the one you're perceiving but OP doesn't want to clarify directly... You're kinda out of options.
 
@Aibobot For what?
 
2 hours ago, by Tinkeringbell
@Derpy Okay, so new thread for you: I saw this (Dutch) news video this morning. A while ago, a big shipping ship lost a few (270) containers of stuff, and they opened and now there's all sorts of stuff washing up on Dutch coasts. One of the things is MLP figurines. A real-life pony farm now has opened up what apparently is a 'My Little Pony Rescue Center' where people can turn in the ponies, they are cleaned up, and then people can 'adopt' them again :)
 
1:24 PM
BTW, I started out to write a FAQy meta post on how not to phrase your question on some site, and in hindsight it seemed like a pretty great idea, avoiding lots of unnecessary close votes. Is there some good stuff I can read about this on meta.SE and meta.SO? I already know about the "can someone help me?" one
 
@MarkAmery and literally the post is just as effective without godwinning it
 
@Derpy I read that "where people can turn into ponies" O.O
 
@Derpy ooooh, I heard about that. Unfortunately I'm quite far removed form that place.
 
^ excuse
 
Like, I am legit confused by how so many people have apparently read "I don't want to be more specific in a public post not to offend anyone, but to use an analogy I feel like a Jew who fled from a Nazi occupied country and suddenly shown German language in his face." and not interpreted it as the poster having previously fled his home to escape persecution by the country whose language he's now seeing ads in
 
1:26 PM
Ungrammatical one too
Unless you're a removed Google form
 
@MarkAmery I can see how you read it as that. Still though, unnecessary and apparently confusing to some. So best removed.
 
@MarkAmery well, sure. I did leave a comment that I censored him so that both the OP and visitors can judge what was edited. I expect either someone rollback my edit and calls me stupid or someone address the issue in a different way. I'm not going to come up with an genocide replacement example as I personally feel all of them will fall flat. And that is not helping the ads issue the OP is trying to get attention for.
 
Wait, how similar is Dutch to Deutsch?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ not very I am told
 
1:28 PM
Can I not roll back your edit and still call you stupid @rene?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ it has an e and an s extra?
@Bart you can
 
@rene You're supposed to be the expert on this, petal
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ quite different. It's not that you understand one if you speak the other.
 
@JourneymanGeek So am I missing something here because they're seeing ads in Dutch, not German
 
Dutch VPN
 
1:29 PM
And that is why I don't read it like that.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ and "another language"
 
@MarkAmery I think the part is that it's not direct communication. The analogy has one big disadvantage: The OP here can either just mean the feeling (which makes the analogy bad), or indeed also mean the fleeing genocide part (which makes the analogy strange, as they then could've just used way more general language)
 
@JourneymanGeek Mobile chat still sucks and bare pings are weird.
 
No, I will not accept your apology for having a phone.
Did you know they can cause cancer? And so can a banana.
 
1:33 PM
lol
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ now I set up my desktop ;p
 
I so feel like procrastinating now. Filled stomach after lunch
Help me
 
Go study!
 
*laptop
 
@JourneymanGeek If you're sitting on your laptop how are you typing things? I am skeptical
ell.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/81726 — Thank heavens, help has arrived!
 
That is a good comment @MarkAmery, appreciated.
 
1:39 PM
@rene No problem. Didn't want to make an edit myself for the reasons I gave in the comment, but also really didn't want to leave the situation in the way it was. Hopefully found the right compromise.
 
This is so boringly constructive
Nice, there seems to be a new form of entertainment on meta.SO, until they get Q-banned, that is.
Regardless of whether or not that analogy arose from a real-life experience, is there really much SO can do about it?
 
that's a good question
I think SO has some vetting of ads
even if its on the google platform
 
I mean other than the insurance of everyone being treated fairly, possibly at the cost of derailing from the main topic, probably not much gain
 
On the topic of sensitivity about language: a friend of mine who studied Russian at uni went travelling around eastern Europe once (not in Russia). In one country (I think it might've been the Ukraine, pre-invasion, though I may be misremembering) she made the mistake of addressing a shopkeeper in Russian. The shopkeeper immediately turned on her and snarled back "Do not speak to me in the language of my oppressor!"
 
@JourneymanGeek Well personalized is IP-based, no?
Not this German ad, and there will be another one
 
1:47 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ presumably
 
2:06 PM
... time to continue with my attempts at making the blue one feel guilty ^_^'
;_;
 
NO HATS FOR YOUUUUU!
 
they took down only half of the api.
Hats are clearly no longer awarded, but they had to leave the info endpoint accessible in order to avoid breaking the Bash site.
but the wear api isn't working anymore ;_;
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (60): Cannot restore iTunes backup - not enough space! by AppleGuy on apple.SE
 
2:31 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body, potentially problematic ns configuration in body (98): magento 2.3 . how to have 2 columns when viewing the products page by shezan on magento.SE
 
Hmm... looks like now I'm offended with Dutch and Japanese language since they're the languages of my oppressor. Ik 分かった。
 
I'm offended by English
 
Good, we can flag all the chat messages from now...
 
._.
SUSPEND THEM ALL! SHOG WILL SORT THEM OUT!
 
2:54 PM
@andmyself I apologize
 
... for the Dutch or the friendship pellets?
 
"friendship pellets" ....
sounds like a euphamism for 💩
 
quick poll: anyone here that found themselves blocked from websites because the Enterprise IT folks removed the Let's Encrypt root certificates from the Trusted CA Store on the client devices? The Group policy mafia ...
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (60): Seagate 4TB external HD not seen by Linux Mint 18 ✏️ by Manish on unix.SE
 
3:07 PM
that feels wrong
unless its a naive attempt at keeping folks from going to fake sites with real certs
 
@JourneymanGeek yes, I agree and I personally never heard of it but it was mentioned by my SaaS supplier to be aware of when using let's encrypt certs
 
ah
so - LE will give certs to anyone by design
so some wassname...
phishing sites use them
 
yes, but then you report the individual cert, not the CA
It's like removing Comodo as Trusted CA because you found one abusive site that had their cert issued by Comodo.
 
@rene Madness
LE still requires you to prove control over a website before it'll issue you a cert. It's exactly as secure as any other Root CA and has to abide the same rules
 
Yeah, that was my idea as well. I was a bit baffled by it
 
3:17 PM
"Its a naive attempt..."
 
That some phishing sites use it is a red herring. You can get a free 90 day cert from other CAs and none of them verify beyond you being the website owner either
 
3:29 PM
@JourneymanGeek bullets. Deadly bullets.
 
3:46 PM
> At 6:08 PM, 1/10/2019, Shog has officially been pronounced dead. The cause was revealed to be physical fatigue.
 
He can sort himself out too then
 
well... yeah, I mean, can't he just descend from heaven to his grave and then dig his way out? it's Shog after all :P
 
If you guys are so sure Shog's hammer of divine repentance can't reach you now....
you should totally try and mass ping him, just to check if you are right....
just give me enough time to bake some pop-corn to eat while he proves you wrong.
 
popcorn might become cold...
 
MEE
I wanted to say thanks to SE developers for fixing all these old bugs. You are really productive right now.
And I have a question: Which of these forms is better: As [Name] said in their comment, ... with [Name] linking to the user page or with the whole sentence linking to the comment?
I would prefer the first because it is independent of any comment deletion.
 
3:59 PM
Errm. 'said in their edit?' > Did you mean comment there?
 
MEE
Yes of course; changed ;)
 
@MEE I think you could just link to the comment ;-) If I'd had to manage that thread, I'd treat them as a pair. Delete one, delete the other, so it doesn't confuse people e.g. having no comments from <name> there anymore.
 
MEE
@Tinkeringbell no I mean in my post and not in an other comment
 
@MEE Ohh. Then I'd link to the profile, but just go with 'As pointed out by <name>'. No one will go looking for a comment then.
Or, if you could, you could quote the entire comment
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body (99): What is Linux Technician? by krishna kanth on superuser.com
 
MEE
4:04 PM
@Tinkeringbell yes, I was talking about this post of mine where one user suggested an edit where they changed your form to the other one. I was unsure whether I should override it and therefore I asked what would be recommended.
 
@MEE Eh... Case by case thing, I guess. Since this is the person that wrote the comment, perhaps they have reasons for not wanting a direct link to their profile in there. And the edit got approved, so perhaps there's an unwritten rule of linking to the comment that I don't know of :P
 
@MEE so, code golf (trying to make your code as short as possible in a particular language) doesn't always come off flawless, and sometimes, over codegolf.SE, other users suggest improvements to your submission instead of posting a separate one; when you incorporate them, it's customary to credit the one who suggested the improvement(s). personally, I usually link to the profile so as to avoid ambiguity, even if the username is well-known
never link to the comment in a post; after the post gets edited to add the info that's in a comment, the comment is supposed to be deleted (you can flag it as NLN); if you want to link somewhere, link to the profile
 
MEE
@EKons that was what I thought too. I intended to override the approval but wanted to wait whether I hear a "NOOOOOOO! NEVER DO THIS!!!" or not.
 
oh it's somebody else's post?
in this case, I suggest leaving it alone
 
MEE
@EKons no it is my post and I have the ability to override already approved edits to mark them as rejected.
 
4:12 PM
use that power if you believe the suggested edit was actually harmful to the post
or if you really believe that it was you who should've decided whether to edit or not, although that's a bit more subjective
 
MEE
@EKons I rejected it now because I would be annoyed as a future reader if the comment was deleted and the link would just reload the page. I think the link is more useful if it points to the user, because this comment is, as you said, now theoretically NLN because its information have been incorporated in the post.
 
hm... yeah, I'd say that in this particular case rejection is justified (personal opinion, of course)
 
MEE
I don't know whether this is the right room for this, but this answer uses code formatting for highlighting: meta.stackexchange.com/a/322157/364003. Could someone with full editing powers change this please?
 
like, if a comment is used to add information (one of the fundamental uses of a comment), then the commenter believed that an edit would be too drastic for that, so the poster eventually decides
@MEE maybe suggest an edit yourself and see if it's approved? it would surely have way more than 6 different chars
formatting improvement is a valid reason for a suggested edit (it even shows up as an example: "briefly explain your changes (corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved formatting)")
and yes, using inlined code like that is a no-no
not just for formatting, but for screen readers too
 
I think we shouldn't use inline code block for emphasis, no?
 
4:27 PM
You're talking like a robot
 
@EKons That reminds me... I have a lot of reports that seem like they'd be rather trivial to fix during this hack-a-thon :P
 
@ɪBᴜɢ did you say... "I T H I N K we S H O U L D N apostrophe T use I N L I N E space C O D E space B L O C K for E M P H A S I S, no?"
:P
 
MEE
@Mithrandir you mean their increased New Year productivity?
 
sure
whatever they're calling this sudden surge of stuff :P
 
MEE
@Mithrandir Come on, only 5 pages of un-responded accessibility-requests: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/…
 
4:30 PM
> The End of Procrastination
 
MEE
Maybe a lot of staff won the watches...
 
Or a dollar...
 
I don't think they're underpaid...
maybe SE HQ announced "FREE COFFEE!"?
 
MEE
Maybe that was their new year resolution?
 
hm... unlikely
New Year's resolutions are supposed to take advantage of the whole year, not just five seconds to say "FREE COFFEE EVERYONE!!!"
 
4:34 PM
@EKons 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲?
 
MEE
Maybe ... they want more rep and think that answering about resolved issue brings a lot of rep?
 
doesn't everyone want that? ;P
I can only think about how seriously they take their internal rep competition they keep secret...
 
Me! raises hand
 
pretty sure Jon Skeet would raise a hand too...
 
no, Jon Skeet doesn't hunt for rep, it's rep that hunts for Jon :)
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4:37 PM
yeah, to his raised hand
 
Dec 18 '18 at 10:12, by Derpy
@andmyself they are taking the hats to Isengard!
 
@Derpy since you seem to know what "𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲?" means... can you translate please?
I don't think I know that language... it kinda looks like the letters and words appear a bit English, but I'm not sure if it means what I think it means...
 
𝛆𝛌𝛌𝛂𝛎𝛊𝛋𝛂
 
you spelled it wrong... ελληνικά :P
and not ΕΛΛΑ-ΔΙΚΑ ΜΑΣ ;)
 
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