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8:00 AM
I realized this – I haven't looked at the actual election page since @JasonC created the dashboard, so he could be fabricating the whole thing and I would have no idea.
 
!xkcd find lies
 
@xkcdBot Oh hey, a common discussion thread on meta, described in a single-panel comic.
 
@xkcdBot has achieved 25% sentience on Stack Overflow; if anyone wants to help out, feel free to take a stroll through the suggested edits queue.
Make that 45%
 
@AstroCB There is no election.
 
8:05 AM
!
 
Well, I just updated it, so the style is the same by default, but if you want the super-secret SO look add ?style=so: disorient.ddns.net/SOVoteMonitor/?style=so
I knew I made that page a JSP for a reason...
 
This question looks like a fun mess of suspected sockpuppetry. Two accounts, same username-pattern, same writing-style: stackoverflow.com/questions/29647820/…
Only suspected, of course.
 
@J.Steen Agreed
 
It could be a massive coincidence.
 
8:10 AM
Custom flagged.
 
That seems flag-worthy to me.
 
It's like he's not even trying.
 
yep, flag away
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: What happened to the last of the sins in Se7en? by Gab on movies.stackexchange.com
 
Too. Many. Whores.
 
8:19 AM
@SmokeDetector ignore
 
@James Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
 
Shouldn't we fp it?
 
what's the point of that, they user isn't blacklisted
 
> Armstrongest has approved 32 edit suggestions and rejected 0 edit suggestions
nayoso has approved 267 edit suggestions and rejected 1 edit suggestions
xkcdBot is at 95% sentience on SO.
2
Q: The vote-count separator is off-center

Cool GuyThis question is similar to "The vote-count-separator between up and downvotes when viewing votes is off-center". The vote count for contesting candidates is off-center: I've added red lines to show the alignment of the separator. This can also be seen for posts on StackOverflow : ...

Look, it's nicael's sock.
 
"Cool guy" ... you're fooling no one nicael.
 
8:33 AM
@JasonC Dark theme
 
@uni ^
 
@JasonC in 10 good going.
 
xkcdBot has achieved sentience on Stack Overflow.
 
@AstroCB !!
 
@AstroCB Oh sweet; got a stylesheet for it?
 
8:35 AM
@AstroCB ahw. Undo got bumped?
 
@SilentKiller Not for very long. Ed's closing in.
He's been gaining about 1 vote per 30 minutes on me steadily since the election started.
 
Well there's SO careers for that
 
probably not spam, just downvote it
 
and gone
 
8:40 AM
@JasonC That's all I changed.
body {
  color: white;
  background: black;
}
#live td.up {
  background: teal;
}
#live td.zero {
  background: black;
}
#live td.down {
  background: pink;
}
 
Looking all these beautiful tools, I should probably learn HTML, CSS, and vanilla JS jQuery...
 
-so
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: About Extended Permission by Erdogan on stackoverflow.com
 
@ProgramFOX ^ nice bricks.
 
8:44 AM
@AndrewT. yeah, I was prepared to see something scary but then those bricks appeared :P
 
@SmokeDetector ignore
 
@James Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
 
@AndrewT. Don't tell bjb.
!scores
 
1. Martijn Pieters (40/40): 9932
2. meagar (40/40): 6662
3. Jon Clements (40/40): 5403
4. Matt (40/40): 4913
5. Second Rikudo (40/40): 4750
6. deceze (39/40): 3736
7. Raghav Sood (38/40): 2919
8. Paresh Mayani (38/40): 2823
9. Jeremy Banks (39/40): 2673
10. Jason C (36/40): 2349
11. Ed Cottrell (33/40): 2339
12. Undo (30/40): 2330
13. slugster (37/40): 2211
14. Qantas 94 Heavy (27/40): 1617
15. Andy (29/40): 1310
16. Sergey K. (34/40): 1233
17. vcsjones (39/40): 1049
18. rekire (37/40): 773
19. Thomas Owens (33/40): 731
 
8:53 AM
Please don't look for the question; I'm trying to show something else.
in Java on Stack Overflow Chat, 2 mins ago, by greenhorn
0
Q: Session variable gets destroyed before its session timeout n jsp

greenhorn <session-timeout>60</session-timeout> This above web.xml config code should kill the session variables when the Web Application is idle for exactly 60 minutes. But in my project the session variables are destroyed before 60 minutes. For example I stored one session variable in one jsp and it ...

If you hover over the "0" counter, it says that the question owner accepted an answer. But it's not there! What gives?
 
HOW THE HELL DOES THIS GET UPVOTES????
3
Q: Date format conversion in Oracle

Sithara JayachandranHow do I convert 2014-12-05T02:51:27.083Z to dd/mon/yy format?

3 UPVOTES!!!!!
WHAT THE HELL!
 
@James Not anymore.
 
@James vtc'd too broad
 
@James -3; closed.
 
8:58 AM
When it gets closed to they get any rep changes removed
 
already closed.
 
is there any option if user forgot password of SO profile and email has been removed from server ?
 
9:15 AM
Why is the question considered too broad? I don't find it "too broad". Voting to reopen. — Lalit Kumar B 10 mins ago
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: replica rolex daytona replica uk and where bad kids by babylisscurl on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu, oh hi, you're back
 
@AndrewT. Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: they work but how would you know? by Duzeo Usib on superuser.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@AndrewT. Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
9:29 AM
The blog title sounds quite linkbait-y.
 
gone
 
It's like... 2 somethings and 1 something... gasp
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Oakleylearns actually have a cropper by tonikbaler1 balis on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Supplements For Healthy Skin by guls nuld on superuser.com
 
Oh, the nested quote is deactivated?
 
9:36 AM
:-(
"eye elasticity" is not disturbing at all
 
@AndrewT. no
 
Then why didn't it kick in?
 
not sure about that
 
Okay, carry on~
 
@JanDvorak I believe I found the reason: with the question websocket, a "body summary" is passed, and we check that too, but nested quotes are disabled for the summary.
 
9:39 AM
all gone
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Care to your skin and provide beautiful skin? by tuoptrewz on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@ProgramFOX Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
@SmokeDetector ignore, issue regarding email
 
@AndrewT. Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
 
Breaking news: Martijn broke 10k net votes
 
... That might be a record that's impossible to break.
 
10:33 AM
@Mooseman That code gave me cancer.
 
0
Q: Why is there no Spell checking

Sebastian WallaWhy is there no spell checking feature at SO? It would make questions and answers more readable and many edits would become unnecessary.

 
Comment useful? Useless? Wrong?
 
Just use the spell checker in your browser?
 
Interesting. He removed it.
@Bart Like I said in mah comment.
 
10:36 AM
Comment-J.Steen has a point
 
Good lad, that Comment-J.Steen.
I wonder why he removed it.
 
I'd vote for him as a moderator. Chat-J.Steen however ...
 
@Bart Yeah, he's a miserable sod.
 
@J.Steen downvote panic?
 
There was one downvote. But maybe he saw the light.
 
10:38 AM
MSE gone
 
All of it?
 
spell check one. SU still at -3
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: XE7 работа картами by Женек on ru.stackoverflow.com
 
spam ^ ?
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Supremia Anti Aging Formula by PollyGan9 on meta.stackexchange.com
 
10:42 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Mooseman Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
> It will be an external card, not the fact that from (google, Yandex), but the principle (algorithm) [...] Delphi 7 just dearer). And with the cards in the first. How much was looking for, but a step-by-step detailed guide is not found. If you have interesting material, Kveladze.kz@mail.ru-I would really appreciate it.
 
It's not... spam.
But it's rec/find.
 
MSE spam gone
 
0
A: 2015 Moderator Candidate Activity Profiles

Jason CActivity By Time of Day Here I've put together punchcard style diagrams showing each candidate's activity level by day of week and time of day. All times are UTC. Even though this only includes publicly available data, it should still serve as a decent representation of general activity times, ...

 
10:50 AM
ARGH THE IMAGES
It scrolls and burns!
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: ext2 partition on embedded storage by Akshay Katariya on android.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website, url in title: http://www.supplementsdeal.com/enduros-testo-booster/ by Eamey bron on meta.stackexchange.com
 
@J.Steen Yup, all hotlinked to github for extra slow loading. You love it.
 
^^ Possible spam - sh.st site.
 
same as hours before: superuser.com/a/902286/172747
 
@SmokeDetector fpu
 
10:58 AM
@rene Registered question as false positive, whitelisted user and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Grotto God as you know the rules by Hashami Khan on meta.stackexchange.com
 
....Grotto God...
 
What kind of God is that...
 
ask OP :P
 
I'm not that interested...
 
11:10 AM
that is flagable
 
Flagged and custom-flagged.
 
Useless.
NAA and downvoted.
 
11:25 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected: Word for wasteful death? by silenceislife on english.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in title: asp.net entity frameworkssssssssssssssssss by user3734981 on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@bummi Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
Morning!
 
Morning!
 
Morning!
 
11:29 AM
Morning!
Wow.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Slumdog millionaire (3) by user11517 on puzzling.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOOD CITY 500 by Mark Polo on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector mmhhmmm second one puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/12240/9115
 
Personally, I don't consider an answer pointing out that you can make stupid syntax error to be a good answer: stackoverflow.com/a/29667819/64976
It's like saying "don't do if (cookie <<<>=>== moron) in c#, it won't work!"
 
Oh hey, Puzzling spam
 
Also - the edit on that answer... changing whitespace to white space. Uh.
 
11:40 AM
@SmokeDetector Account nuked.
 
Man. People suck.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Choosing The Right Baby Skin Care Routine by manu yusew on meta.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Mooseman Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
43 seconds. Not bad.
 
11:44 AM
Bit slow on MSE. =D
 
A bit broad.
And borderline rec.
 
"Is there a test string I can put through my system to check for the same flaws that took down reddit" - that part is objectively answerable, and useful for future visitors.
(Although with the question being from 2010....)
 
Yeah.
The old "too localized" close reason would apply.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Can't see incoming messages in Empathy and Skype by Diaa Attia on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: Convert uploaded file to PDF by Ankit Sharma on webapps.stackexchange.com
 
11:50 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@bummi Blacklisted user.
 
^ Spam. Those sites are crap and full of nice botnet viruses.
I like how they've collected every one of those crap pdf sites in one spam post.
A for effort!
 
Whoa. Chrome refuses to trust certificates by .cn addresses now.
Score. ;)
 
=D
Neither does the rest of the world, so.
 
cv-pls stackoverflow.com/q/3483837/1699210 take a look at the answers, someone know there
 
11:53 AM
Communist dictatorship regimes is why we can't have nice things.
 
@Unihedro Is that a really a win? In a war both sides always lose
 
@JanDvorak It originated from when China made a fake Google https' certificate.
... and that's bad
 
oh. Did it?
 
Yes. Yes it did.
To be able to spy on what people search for.
 
That kinda... backfired
 
11:55 AM
You know. Sort of like the US government wants to do. And do.
 
But hey, it's not like I'd trust a certificate that China made. :p
--XX:nopolitics
 
Let's also mention religion.
 
How many certs does NSA issue, though?
Legit ones, I mean
 
All of them, if you count the backdoors they have in all the router hardware.
Oh.
 
11:57 AM
I should make an account on Skeptics.SE.
 
@JanDvorak Not very many...
 
Time to revoke?
 
How does Skeptics.SE handle mod elections anyway? If it's all a conspiracy, I mean?
 
I guess they trust the SE software
 
This needs another...
 
11:59 AM
closed. ^
 
Fantastic.
 
closed
 
Someone knows if this is On Topic there? webapps.stackexchange.com/q/76076/45867
 
> Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here:

Web browsers, including features and browser extensions/add-ons
Creating or developing web applications
But, definitively? No, I don't know.
Man. Buying noise cancelling headphones was one of the best decisions of my life.
 
12:10 PM
What's that?
 
What's what?
 
Noise cancelling headphones
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: How to find and replace string in local.html page by Gnana lingam on stackoverflow.com
 
^^ OP should be appearing in high court for crimes against SO
 
@Unihedro Headphones with the feature to actively cancel low level noise in your surroundings, such as the hum of ventilation, airplane engines (when you're inside), train engines, low level conversations, etc).
 
12:17 PM
:O
 
And, as developers, we're quite often forced to sit in so called open landscape work environments where such things (maybe not airplanes and trains) are very common.
Thus. Noise cancelling.
 
Might also become handy if you have a wife....
 
@J.Steen If you live in a Cities Skylines city, you're likely to end up stuck to a shopping mall, though. Or maybe heavy industry.
 
No, they're not conversation-proof.
They just filter the constant, low level noise of human voices.
 
Does it cancel christmas carols in shopping centres as well?
 
12:23 PM
Over loudspeakers or live?
 
@J.Steen and non human voices? (e.g. aliens ;))
 
reproduced ones
 
@ShadowWizard I'd want to listen to those.
Muzak is rather effectively taken out.
 
It's a wonder smartphones don't already have the feature built-in (maybe some do?) - it'd be almost zero cost to add.
 
@ShadowWizard You don't want to cancel that double-mouthed human-eating thing in the vents above you
 
12:25 PM
@PeterJ the microphone would be placed incorrectly.
 
@J.Steen can be calibrated
 
@JanDvorak Yes. BUt then you'd need to hold your smartphone in the same relative position, all the time.
 
@JanDvorak true. But I was thinking more of something like this:
 
Or constantly recalibrate.
 
@J.Steen can you do that automatically?
Say, by sticki... oh.
 
12:26 PM
Calibration? I have no idea. They'd need some way to do it. Probably echo-location.
 
Kinect 3rd gen + a bunch of math
 
And then everyone going around with echo-locating smartphones... ho boy.
 
I thought they just used a fairly omnidirection mic that didn't pick up the headphones and made a signal 180 degrees out of phase to cancel external sounds.
 
The feature of noise cancelling is mostly useful to remove the distracting background noise when you're listening to something else. It makes music clearer because there's no static crap in the background.
 
That works, too
 
12:27 PM
Also. I don't need to turn the volume up quite so high.
@PeterJ Well. That's how it works. I assume you just looked it up. ;)
> Electronics in the ear piece create a noise-cancelling wave that is 180° out of phase with the ambient noise.
 
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@bummi Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
You just need two microphones.
Which most modern smartphones have now, I think.
 
@bummi why? There are indeed nested quotes in there.
> Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?
:/
 
@ShadowWizard because it's not spam
 
12:30 PM
Nor offensive.
 
@J.Steen Not sure if you actually need two, although most omnidirectional mics still have higher gain in a front lobe type pattern so they would probably use two.
 
But. The most likely reason why it isn't being done already is a) battery consumption and b) the fact you can't sell expensive noise cancelling headphones if you do that.
 
@JanDvorak hmm... I see. But still useful to know about those so we can edit.
 
@PeterJ Okay, you don't NEED two. But you want two.
 
Why does smokey pick up on nested quotes? Is it really worth the effort?
Plus, there are sometimes perfectly valid uses of nested quotes.
 
12:33 PM
example?
 
A quote which includes another quote
 
"Look over there! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>" (I kid)
 
I've posted an answer quoting a blog post which included a quote from the official docs for example.
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
12:34 PM
@bummi Blacklisted user.
 
Dunno, it just seems like an innocuous and sometimes, if rarely, useful thing. Shame to have smokey complaining about it.
 
it does catch a few
 
A lot.
I've yet to see an invalid report by Smokey.
(for nested quotes)
And before you say that one earlier was valid - I didn't see that!
 
Confirmation bias
 
Yes.
That's the joke.
 
12:37 PM
No, it was perfectly valid, it just didn't need reporting IMO.
What do we gain by removing these? Why should they be reported? If anyone objects to them, they can remove them if they happen to stumble upon the Q, why have smokey carp about them?
 
Because they catch spam
as in, "buy our literal snake oil" type of spam
of course that's not the title. That would be to easy. The title is more like "will you It's like I miss"
 
Poetic.
9.4
I admit. With Japanese faux speed metal in my ears, I don't really need noise cancelling.
 
@JanDvorak Oh. You mean nested quotes are often indicative of spam?
 
that
 
Well, that's different. Fair enough then.
 
12:55 PM
@Mooseman pony
 
D:
 
@Mooseman Yes.
 
@Mooseman pony donut
 
12:56 PM
Just did 14 AB MCs and an FRQ in 27 minutes, others are just starting the FRQ.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector NAA
 
cv-pls askubuntu.com/q/610009 ... I'm going soft :(
 
@bjb568 I did 200 HB in 3 minutes
 
@Mooseman to you
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