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6:00 AM
Happy central new year!
Going to bed probably before mountains.
 
@bjb568 Night!
 
Not yet!
Still awake.
 
BUT YE WAS GOIN' TO BED!
 
"probably before" modifier :)
 
good night!
 
6:08 AM
Night, anorton!
 
user259867
Maybe Drupal Answers is also blocked wherever the spammers live? No spam today.
 
user259867
Although in general Stack Exchange is unlikely to be a target for such blocking.
 
6:30 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Get Best Muscle Building Supplement by Andrea Dea on meta.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector tp
 
@Behaviour Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
And now, for our New Year's celebration, this spam will go boom like a firework! — Doorknob 冰 just now
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A: What year is it?

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[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Get Best Muscle Building Supplement by Andrea Dea on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
hat? will delete shortly. — Frank 8 mins ago
 
user259867
6:34 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Behaviour Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user.
 
user259867
This seems to be a new strain, same as Lucy Garrett yesterday. Same account is used for posting on two sites, Meta and Drupal. However, only once on each site, so blacklist still doesn't help.
 
Lots of New Year's spam, it seems
 
user259867
Trivia note - this post ID is 19014, and the ID of the previous ads thread was 11920. That means that in the span of a bit over a year (rather close to 13 months, really), over 7000 posts have been made to the Mathematics Meta site. That's the highest amount in that time span on the network, towering over Ask Ubuntu's ~4600 sitting in second place. — Grace Note ♦ 3 hours ago
 
user259867
6:40 AM
That's a lot of hot air. @Braiam, you are falling behind in meta posting. ^
 
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A: New year countdown

200_successI think you've gotten the time zone handling wrong: In your description, you say that it performs a countdown in your local time zone. What it actually seems to be doing is a countdown for the next standard time zone that will experience the new year. That makes the timer useless for resident...

Looks borkey to me.
 
o/
 
o/
 
\o
 
6:49 AM
Let's dance!
\o
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\o/
 
user259867
Oct 28 '14 at 5:04, by Weapon of Choice
^^ not sure if dancing or volunteering to moderate Ask Patents.
 
(ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・
 
\o/
 
@bjb568 a gif would be better :P
 
6:56 AM
@DroidDev :P
 
@bjb568 That message has so many revisions, you could write a history book on it :P
 
Your countdown looks borked. — bjb568 7 secs ago
 
@bjb568 your code shows me in UTC+7, I am in UTC+530 instead and answer shows me right timezone
 
Mountain time!
 
plus, of-course, countdown is not correct
 
7:00 AM
@DroidDev watwatwat
:P
 
lol
 
user259867
@bjb568 Shog9 time!
 
user259867
(who else lives in that timezone, anyway?)
 
I don't think people actually live in mountains.
Floating heads, fine, but not people.
 
a part of me(plug), lives inside a charger socket
 
7:02 AM
:D
 
Happy new year, folks
2
 
Happy new year
 
GOOD RIDDANCE, 2014!
4
 
Happy 365-arbitrary-units-of-time-later-moment
 
Oh, it's supposed to be my timezone. Ok. Timezones are confusing. Yes, you're right that my code had the timezone negative. — bjb568 10 secs ago
I was actually wrong? gasp
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
	<head>
		<title>Newyear Countdown</title>
		<style>
			h1 {
				font: 25vw "Helvetica Neue";
				margin: 0;
				text-align: right;
			}
		</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<h1 id="countdown">Loading</h1>
		<p id="timezone">Loading</p>
		<script>
			var countdown = document.getElementById('countdown'),
				timezoneText = document.getElementById('timezone'),
				timezone = 12;
			setInterval(function() {
				countdown.removeChild(countdown.firstChild);
				var text = new Date('2015-01-01T00:00:00Z').getTime() - 3600000 * timezone - new Date().getTime();
^ That's my unborked code
 
7:10 AM
@bjb568 You think that's confusing? Here, Read some more about it... :P
 
O_O
 
But then : how on Earth has this kind of knowledge survived the ages, so that nearly a century ago, it is implemented in software ? In 2011, anyone who mention timezone oddities to a non-software engineer is looked upon like a nerd. (And really, people expect all software to abstract it, and they don't give a damn if it's ambigous, when they say 'noon', we software engineer should deal with it). But to imagine someone in Shangai, in December 1927, thinking it would be relevant to note such a thing down, and that somehow this information was never lost, deleted, anything ... mind's blown. — phtrivier Jul 30 '11 at 16:28
 
the legendary time zone correction post
 
Time zones are really pain, especially when you are making a chat app, in which you have to show the "time" and "n minutes ago" with messages, in a group of people chatting, who are in different time zones
 
and when I just saw an SE post, "answered Nov 28 '14"...
(huh, '14? oh yeah, it's already one year ago...)
anyway,
Morning!
 
7:23 AM
Night!
 
Night!
 
7:54 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Removes away the wrinkles of face naturally by Jerry Brown on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
SPAM ^^
flag pls ^
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@TGMCians Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user.
 
8:19 AM
> put on hold as primarily opinion-based by kiamlaluno♦ 2 hours ago
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: How To Gain Muscle with full protein by Marilynard on superuser.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu and already nuked
 
@AndrewT. Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user.
 
8:37 AM
@InfiniteSnowflakes I was sure I pinged you, but @AndrewT. appeared twice for some reason, blame him :)
9 hours ago, by Braiam
@Sompuperoo yeah, @AndrewT. definitively needs two hats
 
ehh?! :O
 
★---< ^ >---☆ ★---< ^ >---☆ HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 (except for like Hawaii and Alaska) ★---< ^ >---☆ ★---< ^ >---☆
 
Hi All
1 doubt can moderators see deleted comments ??
 
@Javageek IIRC diamond mod can
 
Whom Can i Ping ???
 
8:52 AM
@Javageek umm, @Shog?
 
ok thanks
@Shoggingthroughthesnow Hi
 
just ask your question/help @Javageek , and then he'll be able to respond when he sees it, he's probably sleeping/offline right now even though he shows up in chat
 
@Shoggingthroughthesnow just a small help

I had commented "I don't think that is it possible" in this question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27722764/androidhow-to-create-diagonal-imageview-like-this-pictureNow it is missing...I did not delete but someone did just want to know who it was ??
 
if you have a question, just ask, don't ask to ask :)
 
@Sompuperoo - I did not address him first but have addressed him now So that he can look and respond in free time :)
 
8:58 AM
@Javageek is that all you commented? if you feel it's necessary just leave another comment
 
But after reading the discussion, I think it's possible, so it's... not that useful
 
@Sompuperoo Nope that should be fine
@AndrewT. That is helpful to me
Bye and Happy new year 2015 to all :)
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@Sompuperoo /me glares at @AndrewT.
The room is so on-topic again :D
 
@Javageek Happy New Year!
@InfiniteSnowflakes downvote :p
 
9:08 AM
> You have fully used your vote allowance for today
 
yes really bad
 
yes, a very bad thing at the start of the new year
 
were hats too easy this year? 3 users already have all 38 hats , or do multiple users normally get all hats every year?
 
9:12 AM
hmm inf
 
9:32 AM
nuked \o/
 
9:49 AM
^ lol is the first troll of 2015
@Javageek If you are looking for a name, I think Shog will not be willing to share that. If you are looking for the general rules, here they are
 
10:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Muscle Building Tools by davidsalo on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Sompuperoo Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user.
 
SPAM^
 
gone
 
10:31 AM
ok you're obviously a troll. Well - you wont receive my help then. People on SO dont like to be insulted, young one ... — specializt 15 mins ago
 
Sam
facepalm
 
916 rep user leaves insightful message for 44.1k user
 
Welcome in 2015 ... this will be the new trend, young vs old, let the battle begin....
 
....
 
Sam
...
 
10:39 AM
.
 
The battle has been raging for ages, my son
 
.-
 
.-.
 
-/..../.
 
@JanDvorak thanks dad, for cheering me up...
 
10:42 AM
@Unihedro i also flagged, probably mod nuked all those comments
 
\o/
 
\o\
 
wb @InfiniteSnowflakes
@Unihedro nice (y)
 
10:43 AM
:D
 
:D
 
Inf is swimming in a football?
 
@rene It's my mode of transport on land
 
Ah, clever setup
 
10:51 AM
:D
 
Hiya
 
Hiya
 
Sam
Hiya
 
Hiya
 
10:56 AM
44.1k is meh. See how they respond to 97k user @uni ;)
I often see that user in the java tag, very funny person ( easy for us to get free flags).
 
He is 55 (if he doesn't lie on his profile) and works for a company that does embedded stuff. Makes you even more LOL at do some research
 
user image
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so true...
@InfiniteSnowflakes :O
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: When one thinks of what needs to be done for sore muscles by AnitaM on meta.stackexchange.com
 
Sam
@Unihedro LOL
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
SPAM ^
 
11:04 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Unihedro Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad' and blacklisted user.
 
I like how the post started out bland, then they edited in a link.
 
ahh thanks @Unihedro
 
gone
 
got edited, spammer forgot the link
 
11:05 AM
clumsy spammers
 
probably had a party last night
 
Well I uh had ramen. :P
 
Is the OP trolling? I am pretty sure that they chat here in the Tavern and know how to chat meta.stackexchange.com/q/246425/245167
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes I don't think they are trolling. They noticed that the chat rooms are usually in the sidebar of the side, but sometimes they are not there.
 
11:07 AM
last close vote ^^
 
Low Quality A (100%): Same here, any solution for the problem?, by scavy, on android.stackexchange.com.
 
Sam
^ Free naa flags.
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes I don't think they're trolling. I only joined the chat rooms because I saw a cupcake avatar on the sidebar in a tavern. So...
 
@uni is always hungry, he joined tavern because he saw a cupcake!
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@InfiniteSnowflakes Well, it's a Tavern, so...
 
Sam
11:10 AM
@InfiniteSnowflakes Nope (imo). But Pham thought it was spam.
 
and here a stackoverflow.com/questions/27729456/… reason? anything goes....
 
11:37 AM
last cv ^^
 
Low Quality A (100%): actually blood with cabind animal cells why veg prouduct, by kathrina, on biology.stackexchange.com.
 
Sam
^ trolling?
@rene Boom.
 
Is this OT-server infrastructure? stackoverflow.com/q/27723081/3622940
 
Sam
The Bart returns...
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@Unihedro I don't think so. OP isn't able to open up the jar (I think)
 
11:47 AM
@Sam never left.
 
I hate them people so muchz
 
@DroidDev you mean "debug my code"?
 
@Unihedro no, its not debugging help. OP copied a library from git(link in post), but he needed to change something in it, which wasn't done by library owner/maker. When OP tried to do it, he wasn't successful. So, the post came up and now it has a bounty
It is more of "Give me teh codez"
 
Blame the fact that we only have 50 close votes per day.
 
Um how do you say: cv-pls ... stackoverflow.com/questions/27730859/…
 
@GreenAsJade [tag:cv-pls] optional reason here URL
 
Out of curiosity, what makes something warrant a comment like that here, as opposed to just letting the review cycle do its job?
 
oh! I thought OP had written Please as plesk
 
@GreenAsJade It doesn't.
 
12:47 PM
Heh heh ... fair enough :)
 
cv-pls is used for questions that won't get enough close votes on their own, or urgently needs to be closed so delete votes can be casted while they're still online.
All messages in the begging format are picked up by Zephyr.

Low Quality Posts HQ

Home of bots for catching low quality posts (and sometimes spa...
in Low Quality Posts HQ, 4 mins ago, by Zephyr
Spam Flag Request for http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/142045/body-builder-pills by Jan Dvorak from Tavern on the Meta
 
well....
1st of January - International Hangover day
 
1:11 PM
 
norepro
Perhaps your browser doesn't like prefilled textareas?
 
1:26 PM
Well the meta.Christian.SE post loaded with the textarea just fine, think it's the new MSO layout messing up
 
1:46 PM
@Behaviour which validates my theory that amount of post on meta is inversely proportional to the general quality of post posted on the main site
 
 
1 hour later…
user259867
gone
 
ahh
 
Gone within 79 seconds of exposure. Not bad!
 
@JanDvorak if I remove the documentation request, it would be too broad
 
3:12 PM
@MartijnPieters Our record is 31 seconds.
 
Morning!
 
@Unihedro Seeing as the post was using a relatively obscure tag (python-2.7) and not picked up by a bot looking for spam, I'd say it was pretty darn good! :-)
 
! :D
 
@Unihedro tavern effect!!
@bjb568 morning!
 
@bjb568 Morning!
 
3:20 PM
@bjb568 I'm pinging @bjb568 in the morning!
 
@bjb568 Morning!
 
3:41 PM
@InfiniteSnowflakes I think one of us must be misunderstanding the other here, but I'm not exactly sure which.
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes Does it come across that I'm asking for a feed to be added to a room rather than asking SE for a new feature?
If you've got any suggestions for how to rephrase the question to make it clearer I'm all ears
 
3:58 PM
I think it will be intruisive. The current system allows RO to add any rss feed for a room, so if a room has 20 regulars, an RO can add their feeds . But your proposal says anyone who visited the room within the past XYZ hours, all their posts on the main site should be presented as a feed in the room looks like a bad idea. @JackDouglas
For example, Martijn has a lot of posts on MSE and he visited here today, if all his posts for the next 48 hours get fed in this room, it can be intruisive for everybody else @JackDouglas
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes I guess you wouldn't have the room feed in this room then?
But I did not realise any rss could be added
So what I'm really asking for is a specialized rss feed to be made available for each room
 
Why does it need to be in a chat room?
 
I understood what you are asking for, but unfortunately I find it intruisive. I disagree with this part "while we're chatting, we're not creating/improving content and making the internet a better place to find answers."
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes I was paraphrasing one of the SE team
@InfiniteSnowflakes looks like an average of about 1 per day peaking at 3 or 4
 
> In aggregate, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser in the world
What?
 
4:07 PM
@JackDouglas Maybe I'm here in chat to relax a bit from all the drama on main ...
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes Though I do agree that all oneboxs are intrusive - I kind of like David's suggestion
@rene I'm not saying all rooms would want the feed, but I know of some that would. This being your room, you'd get to decide here of course...
 
@Doorknob冰 I told you so...
 
They must have count @rene as a million of users to make that statement true...
 
@Doorknob冰 something wrong must be on the source netmarketshare.com
IE took a very steep dip in december
 
It isn't about oneboxes, it is about intrusion. You are forcing everyone in the chatroom to look at it, but what do you want them to do with it? If a few people are interested in a user's feed, they can individually subscribe to it, else an RO can add it manually for the room. But automating the feed to provide the posts of all the participants of a room is intruisive. As @rene already said, chat is more informal.
 
4:14 PM
> The data is compiled from approximately 160 million visitors per month.
 
Looking at a post just because it is from UserX shifts the focus from content to the user.
 
yeah, right, how you explain that suddenly ~20 mill just switched browsers
 
@JackDouglas sure, but I can easily see this evolve into chatroom votingrings something that now already happens
 
Also, a lot of users will enter and leave just to have their feed posted into the room. Just more janitor work for everybody.
 
@rene yeah, I mentioned that angle in my post, but some sites are more concerned about declining expert participation
@InfiniteSnowflakes set the rep limit high and that wont happen.
 
4:19 PM
@JackDouglas Even high rep users can abuse the system in the same way, your proposed solution doesn't solve the problem.
If you really care, write a userscript. That is pretty much all you can do.
 
@Unihedro er, I can make a feature request
please just consider that other sites might be different to M.SE
eg there is very little 'drama' on main on DBA.SE
 
@JackDouglas This "might" thing does not warrant a feature to cover partial communities.
 
@JackDouglas Ok, that is a valid concern that has everything to do with quality of the posts. How would your proposal help in that sense? Are the high-rep users running because of lack of attention or because of all the crap is coming in?
And the feedback they receive if they share their knowledge to new users?
And I'm not talking about MSE but about SO.
 
@Jack comments are not for discussions, chat rooms are, so I'm going to respond to your comment here:
@Unihedro that won't feed posts only when you are in the room though, right? — Jack Douglas 4 mins ago
> "in the room" could mean one of several things, I don't mind which:

just 'in the room' according to the list
any chat message in the last 24h/week/month
Your comment is kind of contrary with your main post.
 
@rene what I do know is that the DBA.SE chat room is full of experts that chat regularly and sometimes I wish the chat room there was a little more connected with main - as I say, some chat rooms may well not want to be connected with main and that is fine, but others need a bit more of that. I could set up feeds for dozens of users manually, but my feature request is to make that a lot easier.
@Unihedro in what way?
 
4:27 PM
@JackDouglas You mentioned "that won't feed posts only when you are in the room though, right?" - a rhetorical question which hints your feature cannot be fulfilled using the conventional RO feeds, while in your post you mentioned you don't mind whether the feeds are posted as a user only being within the room, but also the presence of chat messages.
So, you can build a robot.
But not really, this is achievable with the conventional way.
 
It's weird seeing all the "answered January 31 '14 at 1:56"
 
@Unihedro I'm trying to connect the folk in the chat room with main. I think the effect will be achieved by including those with recent chat messages or those currently in the room, or maybe both - none of that is possible with the current feeds I believe.
 
@TheGuywithTheElfHat The GitHub contributions punchcard is also kinda broken. It continues from Jan 1 '14 after Dec 31.
... which confused me at first when I saw someone who contributed on Jan 4, before I found out that was in 2014.
 
Yeah.
Even if you contribute today, it doesn't update the punchcard.
 
4:30 PM
@JackDouglas "I'm trying to connect the folk in the chat room with main." - Then use a userscript. You're not helping, but forcing. Based on how this is going to be implemented, if the room enables this, there's no opting out.
"I think the effect will be achieved by including those with recent chat messages or those currently in the room, or maybe both" - How did you conclude this? I think this effect will not be achieved, putting up a banner "let's be friends, click here to subscribe to a mailing list where we send you links to posts we've made every 5 hours" is more practical compared, in my honest opinion.
Also, Stack Exchange is a big city, it's not that everyone pops into a chat room and immediately wants to get to know each other.
 
Chat and main sites are two different places. Chat users will leave if the room if filled with 20 feeds (assuming 1 feed each for 20 users). Chat gets less traffic, you don't want to scare those few people who spare their time and participate in chat by posting feed in the room. Remember that rep and badges are an incentive on the main site, chat has no such incentive, so don't try to scare people away from chat @JackDouglas
 
I really not like the idea of the focus on users. I woud be fine with it if it was for a tag, recent votes, comment wars type of feeds. So if it comes down to an easier way of creating feeds of posts for chatrooms that filter based on some criteria I'm fine with it. If it is only to connect specific users I'm not a fan for the sake of the overall SE Network. But I can see that it might help for smaller groups/sites like DBA.SE.
 
On smaller site, why can't RO add the feed manually? You say it's a small place, few users, so spare some time and add the feeds. It doesn't take more than 30 seconds to add the feed of a user. Multiply it by the number of users.
As @uni said, a userscript can handle it.
 
@JackDouglas Let me put it more concisely: This is not practical.
I'm going to put together an answer because I suddenly feel the need to.
 
@InfiniteSnowflakes but that would require constant moderation, I can see that point of the argument.
 
4:42 PM
15 mins ago, by Unihedro
So, you can build a robot.
 
@Unihedro feel free to pick some of my arguments
@Unihedro not everyone is a dev
@Unihedro try to keep in mind that not all sites are like SO ....
 
@rene what!? LIES!
 
They can ask @uni to make it for them, in return for a few cupcakes, cookies and ramen.
 
That would turn the tavern in the (ro)bot support room
 
or a hat ;)
 
4:53 PM
is it spam if they're advertising an A51 site? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/246438/…
 
@Unihedro Yeah, I couldn't be online at 0 UTC :/
 
No @JanDvorak
 
Already removed by author.
 
yawn
 
Sam
4:56 PM
cough
 
sneeze
 
oi
don't kick
 
4:58 PM
Make us all room owners @Inf :D
 
Sam
Oh goodness. Please no. :O
 
> MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS, BOTS AND ROOM OWNERS!
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yeah wouldn't that be a mess
 

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