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5:00 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] URL in title: How to Navigation in Footer Like wordpress.stackexchange.com by Relax on wordpress.stackexchange.com
 
Sys admins from SE are doing a Reddit AMA: reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/2zd9lz/…
 
@SmokeDetector fpu :/
 
@AndrewT. Registered question as false positive, whitelisted user and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
Reddit AMA with the #stackoverflow/#stackexchange sysadmins is live, come ask anything you want: https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/2zd9lz/we_keep_stack_exchange_stack_overflow_server/
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5:10 PM
first meta answer on WW:
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A: How does moderation work during private beta?

J. MusserThere are no moderators in the community other than the SE staffers, at the moment. Here's how and when Stack Exchange chooses the pro-tempore moderators for a new site, quoting from this blog post: About a week into the public beta, we will seek out members who are deeply engaged in the com...

haha
being first is fun.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp edit suggested
 
@Woodface Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
@Frank that sounds like a question that should rather be asked here on MSE, I think. otherwise we'd duplicate that on each new private beta, right?
(I can't read the actual question, don't have an account)
ah wait I can sign up through the area 51 link
 
^^ I agree
 
user259867
@MartinBüttner Yes, but newly minted sites need something to get meta going. SE even encourages a standard set of questions to be posed on new betas.
 
user259867
5:14 PM
They need to establish their own meta as a way of asking and answering questions about the site.
 
@Woodface but those standard questions should ideally be used to shape some policies for the site, not necessarily duplicating something you might ideally be able to look up on MSE because it applies to all sites, surely?
oh wait, you're the one who answered it
 
^^ ABUSIVE
 
that's one of the more "childish" abusive posts
 
5:22 PM
^^ gone
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: PIC 18F PORTA PINS AS INPUT by rahulb on electronics.stackexchange.com
 
5:37 PM
Hi all...
Just need an help
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A: What is the intended difference between MathOverflow and Mathematics?

Bionic Meta userFrom the help center of both the Sites it is clear that, Matherflow This site is about to ask questions related to Mathematical research. Note the word research. For more information See these posts, Why is "what is the difference between mathoverflow and math.stackexchange?" not prominently...

Any improvements in my answer ?
 
@BionicMetauser I proposed an edit to improve readability.
 
@Frank Thanks !
Much more clearer now
 
@BionicMetauser np
 
6:01 PM
Man.. there's a typo in there.. and a 2 char edit isn't allowed.
@BionicMetauser Can you go fix it?
 
Is MathOverflow design like this since the beginning (oh, colorful!)? Also, the background of accepted answer...
 
Matherflow -> MathOverflow
 
@AndrewT. yup. IIRC that was the original design for SE 2.0 sites, and they never changed it.
 
Low Quality A (TPA'd by ProgramFOX): bish where HEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHHEH THX, by tutu, on blender.stackexchange.com.
 
@Pham hahahahaha wat
 
6:12 PM
abusive ^
 
user259867
@AndrewT. Yes. When they migrated to SE 2.0, designers mostly replicated the original SE 1.0 style. Those were more colou?rful.
 
user259867
When in doubt, I check the width of the page: the redesign increases it from 980px to 1000px on every site.
 
I see.
 
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Q: Has Stack Exchange ever purchased "premium" domain names?

MoosemanThe landing page of stackoverflow.com in June 2004 looked something like this: Suddenly, in July of 2008 there was a teaser of the site to come: The link goes to the original Stack Overflow blog. Jump ahead a bit and there's the Stack Overflow we know and love -- albeit not as sleek then: ...

 
@LynnCrumbling proposed another edit.
xD
@BionicMetauser ^^
 
user259867
6:21 PM
seriously considering paying $10k for what I think is a pretty killer domain name. Is this a bad idea? Am I crazy? somebody hold me!
 
user259867
That was Super User
 
A good partial answer :D
 
@LynnCrumbling Sure one is! I proposed one no problem
Only one gold badge awarded on all of LH: lifehacks.stackexchange.com/help/badges/44/electorate
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: How do you spawn weapons from the console? by user105750 on gaming.stackexchange.com
 
But tomorrow (UTC), the faithful few (me not included :[ ) will be eligible for the fanatic badge.
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Frank Blacklisted user.
 
Is this question OT?
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Q: What are the hardware requirements for an ElasticSearch server containing roughly 10 million records?

ElHaixWhat are the hardware (or virtual hardware) requirements for an ElasticSearch server that could contain up to 10 million records? Considering using the Linux version, not ES for Windows. I realize this question may be a bit vague, and can restructure it with some constructive comments. Thank y...

 
6:56 PM
 
7:43 PM
Any SO moderators here?
 
They changed "active" to "pending" on the flag page.
@ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ It's off-topic. It has nothing to do with programming and it's too broad.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: FINITE LOWER CENTRAL DEPTH by user220373 on math.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: No hostile mobs spawning in minecraft by user105756 on gaming.stackexchange.com
 
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Q: Bring MOAR META to beta meta votes buttons in active state

nicaelThe active vote buttons on meta beta sites are blue; that's doesn't look enough meta. Please black them.

 
8:02 PM
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Q: The checkmark isn't properly aligned with vote counts in the new beta sites

nicaelOh, déjà vu? The problem appears on the new beta theme too. Just noticed while cutting an image.

Hey, anyone there?
 
Do you have any idea how bad of a question this is? You haven't provided context. You haven't provided code. You haven't provided rational for why you believe this statement to be true. Why would you think that someone would/could answer this in it's current state? — Lynn Crumbling 24 secs ago
 
@nicael No
 
^ corrected the "it's" already.
hi inf.
Technically.. it is a dev tool.
 
Hi Lynn
Doesn't look OT to me.
 
8:21 PM
Any SF regular here?
 
> I have the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from the Toronto zoo.
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Can someone who is familiar with SF give me and others advice here
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive title detected, Offensive body detected: Why the fuck can't I put my OWN MUSIC on my OWN IPHONE by Fuck Itunes on apple.stackexchange.com
 
"related"
 
@LynnCrumbling I agree with Inf
 
8:25 PM
@rene meeeee tuuuu
 
Yeah, but you do that for different reasons?
 
different than what?
 
SPAM! ^
 
@nicael took care of it
 
8:29 PM
:D
 
user nuked
 
First time? :)
 
nice.
 
@nicael uh, maybe 12th?
 
@rene Thanks
 
8:30 PM
13th?
 
@Frank really, that much spam since you became a mod on LH?
 
@nicael no, I took care of the users that were still there from when the CM's were getting the spam.
 
8:51 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: Why does unlocking the bootloader wipe phone? by user98538 on android.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Doorknob Blacklisted user.
 
user259867
Stats is a bit unusual in that 3 of the top 5 users by reputation are moderators. Now there is an election with 2 positions available... the choice should be obvious. And indeed, user #2 already nominated self.
 
user259867
Is there an SE site where the moderators are the top N users by rep (where N = number of moderators)?
 
@Woodface Oh, I actually have some interesting data about this. Let me find the graph...
It's a bit confusing at first; let me explain it
It shows how many of the top-rep users got elected on each election. So, for example, if users #1, #2, and #5 by rep got elected, it would fit in the "66%" category since 2/3 of the users who were elected were highest in rep.
 
user259867
9:03 PM
I think I get it. With n positions, you took top n candidates by rep. Then computed the % of them that got elected.
 
This only counts users who ran in the election, though.
It also scrapes the network profile for their rep history, so it users their rep at the time of the election, not their current rep.
The thing I find surprising about this is that in over half of elections, the result was purely rep-based.
I've been meaning to write a meta post based on this, but I never got around to doing that.
 
user259867
That's a neat way of digging into past rep. (Not possible through SEDE afaik). I should remember the trick.
 
Also, another interesting fact is that the user with the top rep got elected in a whopping 90% of elections.
 
user259867
The most recent Math election was in the 100% category. I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
 
user259867
I think Shog has a plan somewhere to de-emphasize rep on the election page...
 
9:07 PM
A thought I've had for a while now but also never have gotten around to posting is that perhaps for users running for mod, only their rep "bracket" (20k+, 15k-20k, 10k-15k, etc.) should be shown (site-wide).
That way, you can tell what privileges they have earned (important for mods), but the exact rep is not as prominent and users are less likely to vote purely rep-based.
 
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Q: The vote counts delimiter is screwed! in the new beta theme

nicaelSeems that new beta sites got this problem, but other way around.

 
user259867
Oops wrong bot. But the report is real.
 
lol
 
9:18 PM
woah
wat
 
wow
Any meta discussion or anything?
 
I haven't found anything.. I think it just occurred less than an hour ago.
I can't find any evidence to support it either. His recent activity looks fine.
 
So.. maybe an attempted rage-quit?
 
user259867
If I had to guess, I'd say rage-quitting in the form of self-deletion of answers. He was on the edge earlier, too.
 
Ah, there's a bit of discussion about it in TL (probably more in the SO mods' blue room).
 
9:21 PM
"jinx"
 
Ah, good point. That makes sense.
 
Wow. 15,979 answers
 
Is that no-sign a new feature, or a part of the avatar?
 
user259867
@JanDvorak He had to make that change himself. Supports the RQ theory.
 
@JanDvorak I don't think it's a new feature. I'm almost positive he did that.
@JanDvorak There are other banned/suspended users without it.
 
9:24 PM
Probably better if the reasons for his suspension were kept private.
 
Definitely a surprise considering he is like #3 or something like that.
 
His answers earned ~700 rep in the last two days on their own.
Wow.
 
user259867
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Q: Site Design Updates

Kurtis BeaversA major design update will be rolling out here in the next 30 minutes! Most of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We are moving the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so that it's easier for us to fix SE network C...

 
user259867
Run for cover.
 
I need 17 moar reps to comment there :'(
 
9:28 PM
@nicael You'll find a bug or 2...
 
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Q: Updates to the site

Kurtis BeaversMy name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some minor updates to the design of the site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Use .svg sprites for retina displays Fix layout bugs globally More...

And now the rest of you get to have fun with it.
What could possibly go wrong?
 
user259867
They converted many other sites to LESS already (Mathematica, Apple, WebApps, all betas...) But SU has older CSS (I think).
 
The older the site the harder, they said.
Also: Georgia on my mind.
 
I'm really curious if the Android Enthusiasts conversion will get us some Roboto love.
 
Robusto had a whole lotta love for it, if you check the answer to the post above. :)
@Woodface Nihil sub sole novum.
 
9:38 PM
oooh ooh ooh 32vCore Google Cloud instance!
 
user259867
It'd be really nice if Math got Georgia Pro instead of Georgia... oldstyle numerals don't work that well in math text.
 
We talked about that.
There are some real horrible issues with Georgia, but the problem is that Georgia Pro is costly to license.
 
user259867
In English (L&U site) the style of figures should not be as much of a problem as on math site.
 
Er.
In any text, you want text figures. Even in Spanish or German.
That is not the problem.
That is the problem.
Oh, you can’t see it.
 
user259867
I can see it by clicking the image.
 
user259867
9:44 PM
I often type $f\,'$ in TeX for the same reason, though the font is different.
 
user259867
In any event, I don't expect SE to pay for commercial fonts on a zero-revenue site like math, so...
 
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A: When should I not use a ligature in English typesetting?

tchrist(Edited for typos and to hand-tweak the typography. See new appendix at bottom.) Are there any rules or standards telling me when I should use a ligature and when I shouldn’t? Yes. In version 3.2 of Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style (Hartley & Marks, 2008), the main dis...

The appendical matters are the sort of thing I mean.
Without proper kerning support, Georgia is tantamount to insulting. Sigh.
 
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A: Is "organic" important to this question?

bjb568It appears that CreationEdge rejected my edit with the reason: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of the post's owner. Given that OP approved my edit, I don't think this is valid. I do not s...

 
user259867
If you really don't have better things to do than that... it's kind of sad.
 
meh
Who needs sleep?
Just cut time out of that!
Right @uni?
 
9:50 PM
So sad.
bad keming is e very w here
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status-ajax-fail
... trying to cv something...
 
Pasan estas cosas aun en las mejores familias.
 
ooh, I like the new SU design.
 
@hichris123 Then you should tell them.
 
9:57 PM
closed
 
headed home; night all!
 
It’s remarkable what SmokeDetector overlooks sometimes.
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A: A more formal word for 'Screwed.'

Felipe AlmeidaAnally penetrated if you want a literal synonym. =)

It was in bold italic, which is inherently offensive. :)
I’m about to delete, so say good night, Gracie.
 
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Q: Moar meta needed for new vote buttons on beta sites

nicaelThe active vote buttons on meta beta sites are blue exactly like on the main beta sites: Shouldn't they be grey as by tradition (ex. from movies meta):

Fixed everything
 
except "moar"
btw I also feel that main has lost a bit of colour and looks more like meta now... but it's not that big a deal.
 
10:09 PM
I'm wondering - could the confusion between SO and MSO - and the resulting OT questions - be caused by actual colour blindness?
 
user259867
Maybe, but it requires tag blindness too.
 
@JanDvorak Nope.
 
Good point - the tag requirement should have slapped them in the face
 
The red–blue colorblindness of monochromats is exceedingly rare.
But they’re remarkably good with greyscale. :)
 
Doesn't mean they can tell if the site is greyscale
 
user259867
10:23 PM
Nice side-by-side comparison of beta styles by Gilles.
 
user259867
I now wish I saved the ugly SU logo, at least the meta version. That was something.
 
user259867
Maybe it's the symbol of the good ol' days of SE going away.
 
user259867
Help and Improvement are coming to replace them.
 
user259867
Unix & Linux also got updated today
 
user259867
10:35 PM
Meh, still with those subliminal dots. They get on my nerves somehow.
 
isn't that bounty question a dupe of the faq about bounties?
need close vote privileges on MSE...
 
DBA and Mathematica were updated the other day, looks like they are doing them two at a time
 
user259867
Mar 13 at 19:29, by Woodface
SE designers are hard at work on Friday: three sites got SVG-fied today. Database Administrators, Mathematica, SharePoint.
 
user259867
Today: beta, SU, U&L.
 
user259867
@MartinBüttner A question can't be closed as a duplicate of help center.
 
10:38 PM
Looks like they never posted to Meta.Sharepoint
Oh, Jin did it. I've been looking at the activity from Kurtis
 
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Q: How does the bounty system work?

A. Rex What is a bounty? What is the "Featured" tab on the homepage? How can I search for questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? How long is the bounty period? How do I award a bounty? Can I award a bounty to my own answer? Can I award a bounty to an ...

oh right, I didn't expect [faq] to turn into a link to the help centre
I was just too lazy to add the tag:
 
user259867
Dupe-voted.
 
user259867
@KevinBrown I use a filter: Featured Posts on all metas
 
user259867
I once got that template, sans the suspension part.
 
10:49 PM
Are you sure? :P They changed the templates on us a few months ago.
 
user259867
@hichris123 I can't even check, because Moderator messages are not shown in per-site user profile
 
huh. They are to mods.
Although that message was exactly as the template goes... no modifications at all.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Magento login admin page FATAL ERROR / WHITE SCREEN by Statis on magento.stackexchange.com
 
user273376
11:25 PM
what is it with the barrage of questions about minor pointless superficial issues meta.stackexchange.com/questions/251493/…
 
looks towards @nicael
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user259867
But.. but.. I was just about to post about how the API returns wrong "audience" parameter for Stack Overflow em Português meta... it's not translated into English. So what if it's not shown anywhere on the site.
 
user259867
And would you believe this? The word "information" is capitalized in the middle of sentence in the tour of Information Security!
 
user273376
lol
 
user273376
@Woodface oh noes! the sky is falling! the sky is falling!
 
user273376
11:37 PM
 
user273376
I get a headache above my right eye every time I drop into MSE
 
user259867
@SabreTooth needs one more downvote to disappear from front page.
 
user259867
Decided not to use EEEEK.
 
user273376
@Woodface good move
 
11:41 PM
Would it be good to post a feature request about allowing full editing and closing priveleges on per site metas for those who have these privileges on MSE? Generally, all metas work by one principle.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Using my Baofeng UV-5R to talk to walkie talkies by cheetah on ham.stackexchange.com
 
user273376
NO!... well... maybe... I don't know right eye starts twitching
 
user259867
@nicael I project 17 downvotes.
 
Why exactly 17 :D
 
user259867
18 if you don't fix the typo in "privileges".
 
11:43 PM
Too late
And why 18?
 
user273376
I'd say 19
 
Lul. Just say 1000 so as not to increment each time :D
 
user273376
1000, nah... maybe 999
 
user259867
Seriously, this is nonsense. Per-site metas don't need network-wide bigwigs coming in with full privileges, closevoting or editing on their metas.
 
user273376
I agree\
 
11:48 PM
@Woodface I see current posts on the new woodworkinf.se and bunch of posts needz at least retagging
(Btw)
 
user259867
I don't expect Woodworking to live long.
 
Ouch, it's in private beta still and we're predicting the end?
 
user259867
One word: plastics.
 
@Woodface hahahahah
 
user259867
@KevinBrown It's been awfully long since SE shut down a public beta. Their recent approach is to shut it down in private or not at all.
 
11:57 PM
@Woodface Let us for the sake of the discussion grant you that what you have said is true. Is it possible to posit reasonable explanations that might explain the presumed behavior without lapsing into conspiracy theories?
 

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