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3:17 AM
hello
 
ooo I am not alone <3
ok can I ask you a bunch of questions
and you have to answer truthfully
@JourneymanGeek
helloooooooooo
 
4:07 AM
sdness
 
4:26 AM
I don't do private chat unless I know you
 
oh ok
will you answer questions?
 
Depends
 
it is just your opinions on things
 
 
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6:17 AM
^ returning spammer, flag please
returning spammer (SD report) superuser.com/questions/1698592/…
 
Protip. Do not package your glassware in spam
If you're lucky it might rot
 
 
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7:36 AM
Lol just got a steward badge on btc.SE
 
@Luuklag Pretty sure you mean "Deputy"
Would be quite a feat to get a Steward badge with 101 rep.
 
7:54 AM
@RyanM yup your right
 
8:31 AM
Damn I finally found out why my emails keep going to read. Stupid Outlook
 
You can set it not to do that
 
Yeah it's strange anyways. I left my computer on overnight, and the inbox was filtered to be on unread items. It reads the item when its opened for 5 seconds or so, which is fine. But at some point it starts to recalculate the filter apparently, and then all hell breaks loose.
 
9:06 AM
same spammer again, flag-pls too
 
9:31 AM
@Leah funny you ask such thing while using a stock photo as avatar. (funny in a bad way.)
I will probably switch back to real picture of myself at some point, maybe even with next rename...
@tripleee kaboom
@Luuklag welcome to Microsoft, the Kingdom of Bugs.
Honestly no idea why people keep using its bugged email service/client instead of switching to real email clients like gmail.
Heck millions of people couldn't send email using Microsoft Exchange when 2022 started because, well, 2022 started. Microsoft didn't configure something or whatever. Really need more reason to switch to something better?? lol
@JourneymanGeek waves
 
wobbles
Then you wouldn't invite me to private chat without a great reason 😅
 
@Leah this is general chat, you can ask anything, in the scope of SE policy/rules. Just keep it civil, and don't flood. (i.e. ask one question at a time, wait for replies, don't push it further.)
 
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 needing to read mail offline
It's a thing
 
@JourneymanGeek pretty sure gmail has such option in the app? Never checked though.
 
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 Eh... that goes for site/network related stuff just fine, but if you're going to ask personal questions... just don't. This is not a game of 20 questions ;)
 
9:40 AM
@JourneymanGeek I know! :D
@Tinkeringbell I see no problem in asking e.g. for one's real name, and let those who want to share it. Just like I said, not pushing it or trying to ask anyone again after asking once.
20 questions fall under heavy flooding....
 
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 Meh. Maaaybe, but let it come up naturally in a conversation then. Not just drop by random rooms and ask random users, that's just nosy and low-key disruptive if you ask me.
 
As I see it, part of general chat is getting to know each other better, and asking questions is about the only way to do it. So people share details about their jobs, their real life, etc.
 
Sure, but like I said: Most of that comes up in conversation naturally. Not in a "can I ask you a bunch of questions you have to answer truthfully" on your first venture into chat way.
 
@Tinkeringbell yes there's potential for abuse, of course, but just think we should give people the benefit of the doubt first.
 
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 If you get doxxed because of it, I warned you...
 
9:45 AM
@Tinkeringbell yeah can't disagree with that.
 
9:58 AM
@Tinkeringbell ah but I was born on a hijacked airship and brought up by wild engineers. I spent my youth perfecting the art of full contact combat origami to avenge my slain giant African land snail.
 
I was born in the hospital, and immediately gave my mom a post-natal depression. Win!
 
10:18 AM
@Tinkeringbell >_>
Wait, we're supposed to tell true things? :D
 
I don't know?
But I appreciate the trust XD
Bit of advice: better don't :P
 
I mean, I've never owned a giant african land snail
But they are a thing
 
I know, I considered one for a pet.
 
They're an invasive species here :D
Now full contact origami! That... is a story that you could knit a sweater from
 
I can't knit.
Only crochet.
 
10:39 AM
Do you even crochet with yarn?
 
Sometimes yarn, sometimes thread.
 
10:59 AM
ah ok :D
 
@Tinkeringbell Since you mentioned it, maybe my request to change Shadow user name to Akinator can finally be granted?
 
11:14 AM
@Glorfindel why did you delete your post?
I was going to comment:
> Looking at the source of the page, the items are there, but display is set to none possible related to this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/363476/… ?
 
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Q: Reputation and badges are no longer visible next to the users' names

Alex M.Right now it seems that a bug is affecting MO: reputation and badges are no longer displayed next to the users' names. This happens both on the front page: as well as on pages of individual questions: Furthermore, the reputation pop-up is also not displayed when I hover the mouse cursor above a...

 
Ah, what a poor decission to fall out of line with the rest of SE
 
@Luuklag I'm interested to see how it works out for them. But yeah, it's not working flawlessly yet :P
 
That's an interesting experiment actually
 
11:45 AM
@JourneymanGeek I do wonder if there's a post that at least outlines the goals of this...
 
@Tinkeringbell looks like no?
But MO's got a slightly different mode of governance as I understand it
 
I know.
I'm just wondering what the ulterior motive of MO was, if it was the same as e.g. the one in a linked SO feature request.
 
@JourneymanGeek yeah they are free to place their own JS on the site, as long as it doesn't break SE, and they maintain it themselves.
 
It makes sense that gamification seems somewhat out of place there.
 
thx @journ
I should get my kids to sleep more
 
11:56 AM
@JourneymanGeek gone!
 
@MadScientist True, though just hiding the score for others doesn't take away a lot of that (like privileges being awarded based on reputation and badges still being earned?)
 
@JourneymanGeek gone
 
It may just make it slightly 'healthier' as there's no 'comparing my day old account to someone's years old one'
 
it removes any effect reputation has on people´s perception of answers. Which does make sense on a more academic site
 
@Spevacus gone
 
12:00 PM
@MadScientist ah, okay :) I didn't realize that's 'gamification' too. I think it may, yes.
 
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 gone
@JourneymanGeek gone
 
Hi @JNat
 
\o
@Luuklag gone
and that's it for the backlog
pretty short for ~3 weeks of no action from me :P
 
Maybe the spammers were on vacation too
 
or the people reporting spammers were
meaning y'all ;P
 
12:05 PM
I was working the entire time :(
 
oh no :\
no break at all?
 
No?
In theory we get a day off instead of new year
 
@JNat I enjoyed a 2 week holiday
 
But me complaining about my working hours is fairly regular here...
 
@Luuklag same
 
12:06 PM
and a bit more of time away from here due to me being busy at work
 
My next long break is... going for military training
 
@JourneymanGeek scratch the "fairly";)
 
I am actually looking forward to this
 
@JourneymanGeek changing careers, or mandatory?
 
@Luuklag mandatory
 
12:07 PM
@JourneymanGeek just because it's a break from regular work, or do you actually enjoy the military training itself?
 
@JNat the former, and I get to sleep regular hours for 2 weeks and have weekends
 
well, hope you can get some rest during those 2 weeks, and that the training isn't that physically demanding ;)
 
There's a non zero chance it'll be fairly relaxed
Also my boss is stressed out cause we're down to 2 people on a team that should be 5 people...
which makes it more entertaining
 
@JourneymanGeek COVID-related?
 
Uh no
He's just not hired anyone
and most of the people who he hires leaves
 
12:11 PM
just understaffed in general, then?
 
and for soooome reason no one wants to join our team
Well the other team has no issues hiring
And when they had covid related/re-assignment related shortfalls their manager went "Eh, I'll take a shift"
She's awesome :D
Essentially the other team was under our boss. If we're understaffed, the other team covers us, which gives my boss some hold on the other team. At the expense of well ...
us?
@Luuklag Actually - I think its generally me complaining about my wierd sleeping hours :D
(also I tend to have some balls in the air, and if something works out, I'd quit. I mean there's not much keeping me here other than, well I need the money :D )
 
@JourneymanGeek "Welcome to our new pet associate"?
 
@SPArcheon tbh, I wouldn't hold my breath on that
 
@JourneymanGeek Money is the reason it's called work, and not an internship or volunteering ;)
 
@Tinkeringbell well, more of like "I'd quit if I didn't have stuff I needed more money than I have in the bank to do" :D
 
12:21 PM
Wouldn't we all....
 
lol
(so on the short term - new apartment's kinda the "Oh, I am putting up with this for...") thing
@Tinkeringbell Well some jobs are kinda "ooh! What cool thing will happen today"
some are just slow crawling dread.
 
Others are just a way to make money, regardless of either of the above ;)
Some things look really great from the outside, and once you're in it, it's just another job XD
 
@Tinkeringbell and well - lets be fair here. I also barely have time to do the things I earn money to do :D
 
Yeah, not saying you're in a good place now... Just that work will always be work XD
 
(I sneak in SE stuff on my phone on the train, my server and network haven't gotten attention in the past year) ...
lol
Well I'd like a job where I have energy for non work stuff!
like when not working
something something mastlow's hierachy of needs something something
 
12:25 PM
Just wait until you have your apartment, then most of your 'not working' time can be spent on chores XD
 
@JourneymanGeek reserve duty might be fun, but I'm looking forward to being done with regular service
 
I do have parents!
@Mithical Oh I mean
It literally means ACTUAL WEEKENDS
 
@JourneymanGeek Your parents will do the chores in your apartment? Lucky you.
 
and SLEEPING IN MY OWN BED
@Tinkeringbell oh I mean, I do chores :D
(I've had days when I finished a night shift, then went on a grocery run until I think everyone figured out I'd probably keel over)
Wash toilets, water plants, cover whatever needs covering. :D
So new apartment uh... is tiny so less chores!
And I can do it 'my' way?
 
12:28 PM
Not what I meant :P You're acting like getting a better job will mean more free time, I'm saying that if you have to do chores in your own apartment (and sleeping regularly :P), there won't be much more free time
 
@Tinkeringbell I mean, I literally have very little free time or energy in the current role, working 3 night shifts a week :D
So a change in job will likely be an improvement
also my commute is an hour and half, even if I do get rides into or out of work least one way
I'm not expecting sunshine and peaches. I'm expecting... less crap :D
 
Just be warned :P It may get slightly better but it will never be perfect.
 
lol
Oh that's for certain
but I do recognise aspects of where I work are toxic, I'm unhappy and it kinda is a positive thing to hope for something better :D
 
Hmm. Working towards something better is good, just hoping won't get you anywhere.
 
12:41 PM
In my experience, hoping for something better is usually a fancy way of saying 'I'm reminding myself how miserable I am'
 
I'm applying to other places lol
and eventually something will work out
Its not like well, I'm sitting on my arse feeling miserable (well solely!)
 
@JourneymanGeek you hope :P
 
 
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1:54 PM
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2:18 PM
Is there any way to just ignore notifications from a specific user on the network?
 
/sigh
 
@Mgetz Depending on the situation, you may be able to 1.) tell them yourself to stop and step 2.) if that doesn't work, involve a mod?
 
not to that level, just a really combative poster that is 100% sure they are right even when they are wrong
not technically modable
 
@Mgetz sometimes the best thing to do is just well ignore it
 
2:25 PM
> i perfect know all this internal
they literally just said that
I highly doubt they work for MS
 
they'll burn out eventually, or just talk to themselves and get suspended for too many comments
 
I wish... sadly they are quite toxic in the area
 
@Mgetz So, any chance you can just make sure you're not available for notifying on their posts? I guess that's your only option left then. Otherwise, if they are "quite toxic", might still be worth flagging them not so much for the notifications but the general toxicity.
 
@Tinkeringbell I can't tell where they are going to jump in, that's defacto telling me to just not do anything
 
Ah, yeah. true. I was thinking of 'don't interact with their posts', but that doesn't make sense if they're also interacting on other people's posts :)
I blame lack of sleep.
 
2:37 PM
I figured
 
2:57 PM
he+
hi
 
3:25 PM
@Mgetz you could upvote meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3353/… and hope this eventually gets implemented
 
3:42 PM
IMO, if it's that problematic, you're probably not the only one being bothered.
 
I mean I don't strictly want that feature, I just don't want to be notified by them
derp fingers this morning
 
4:06 PM
> declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer
wat... does SE just not want people to flag things that are not an answer at all?
 
that depends on your definition of not an answer
 
it wasn't technically inaccurate.. the user was making a comment
not an answer
 
(and the mods definition)
 
at this point I'm giving up, SE has made it more pain than its worth
 
4:51 PM
@SmokeDetector still alive
 
made it inactive
... uhh, I misread that as "still active". Apparently, I was sleepy...
 
5:43 PM
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6:41 PM
hello
 
6:56 PM
🚽
 

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