4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Bubblegum):

[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: API DISTANCEMATRIX RESULTADO DIFERENTE DO GOOGLE MAPS by Matteusin on pt.stackoverflow.com

4:17 PM
!xkcd 958

xkcdbot is borken

Did I really do it?
!xkcd blame

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M It's ThiefMaster's fault.

ಠ_ಠ
You're only broken when I want an xkcd from you? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in body: How do you delete a post by Mat on travel.stackexchange.com

4:24 PM
!xkcd blame me

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M It's inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M's fault.

I'm tempted to star that.
Somehow bots are cuter than pets.
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4:42 PM
hey!

I'll call you a pet bot if you like. Or bot pet.
Or pot bet.
Or bet pot.

[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker? by Kevin Wakey on academia.stackexchange.com

Is this flag-able as NAA or only down vote worthy?

@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM

@LynnCrumbling Blacklisted user.

4:52 PM
@rene I flagged NAA

OK

@LynnCrumbling me too

Internet driftwood.

Me three.
I realize it's hard to distinguish between gibberish and an answer in meta, but it was kinda clear(er) this time.

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M You need to have a kid with the same as you. :)

4:56 PM
With the same [ellipsis] as me, or what?

Well.. then you'd be a Sr. :)
M.A.R.S.

Hah!
@LynnCrumbling BEWARE! Chemists read that as strontium.

oh no :)
Fortunately, I'm not a chemist :)

Fortunately, me neither.

I've just eaten way too much B.K.

4:58 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: Diabetes is part of your life by Diabazole Nera on superuser.com

But ... two small fries and two Whopper Jr's for 3.99.... sheesh.

user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu- spam

Diabetes indeed. Well played, Smokey.

Hmm . . .
Goes wondering what df has to do with diabetes

5:01 PM
@SmokeDetector I now have more helpful flags on super user than I do questions + answers combined

That spam is tagged df.

oh...
Well...

[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body: Get Instant Thesis & Dissertation Writing Help by Kevin Wakey on academia.stackexchange.com

@durron597 I have 320 halpful flags on chem.SE, 42 Qs, 42 As. Where's my money?

@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM

5:02 PM
@LynnCrumbling Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.

I know. I should be tpu- 'ing those.

Huh. Now I need to add SPAM to tpu to make it work.
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For example, take a look at this question: Free web hosting for academics User102 is the one ask this question. They has deleted their profile. But they are also the OP. Should their name be highlighted in their comments as other user as well?

I sometimes see those, and then say to myself: Why the heck should we?

[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in body, repeating words in title: test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test by lbien on stackoverflow.com

5:05 PM
Rolled back.

Thank God I haz porkchat.

user259867
Which hardly improved the question...

^ this.
Nice touch @TinyGiant

@LynnCrumbling I like the former revision better.

[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer, email in answer, blacklisted user: Thesis proposal near thesis defence by Kevin Wakey on academia.stackexchange.com

5:14 PM
@SmokeDetector tpu- SPAM

why there gif in me tavern?

Talk so it'd scroll off.

user259867
Like this, for example.

Or this.
Or this:

@LynnCrumbling Thanks
We submitted the edit at the same time, yours took mine didn't

5:30 PM
My
screen
is
too
big
I
guess
we
could
just
talk
like
this!
Almost
there
Yay,
mostly
gone
now!

^^^ Spam

​ ​
​ ​ ​

^^^ Spam

​​

5:32 PM
^V^V^V^ spam

Shout till you explode.

Told you

I think so.

@bjb568 The best chat message I've ever seen.

5:34 PM
WUT? How did I turn up in the sandbox?

@rene ERROR -420: GIF IN CHAT

Pr0blam solved

!xkcd blame durron597

It's durron597's fault.

Hmm . . . What if I ping him?
!xkcd blame @durron597

5:40 PM
It's durron597's fault.

Oh, the bot itself doesn't ping.

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M meep meep

@durron597 use the privileges you earned to fix the problem yourself, deferring to moderators only where you require their assistance? Yes, that.

In other words, "duh". Got it.

@durron597 At least it's not a GIF.

5:42 PM
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M Hey bro, you pinged me first

Yep.

I was just looking for an orchestral fanfare…

@U̶n̶i̶h̶e̶d̶r̶o̶n̶ your strike-throughed name in chat looks kinda horrible. Kinda, sorta.

like, very.

a game should be made with the icons of each graduated site as a player piece

5:46 PM
Wow, Shog is gonna pass Jeff in MSE rep pretty soon

[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title, bad keyword in title: NITRO SLIM WEIGHT LOSS by jaumyherry on askubuntu.com

@SmokeDetector why? "Weight loss"?

Title - Position 12-23: WEIGHT LOSS
Title - Position 1-23: NITRO SLIM WEIGHT LOSS

@SmokeDetector tpu-

Hehe all of that is a keyword?

5:54 PM
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What would you think about a game around building Stack Overflow where each person plays a Jeff. I see it as a cross between The Settlers of Catan and Monopoly, where you have to accomplish certain tasks in order to win (like building the servers, writing the code, etc.) There could be like fate ...

user259867
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M No, it's an all-caps title. Also "Nitro" is a bad keyword, but since there already was one, redundancy was suppressed. I think...

user259867
!!/test Nitro

> Would not be caught for title, body and username.

user259867
Oh. Maybe it should be.

Was it wrong for me to just search for and VTC 15 or so off-topic questions on MSE?
It's the fact that I searched for them that's caught me...

5:58 PM
Run while you can.

user259867
@ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Depends on what they were. It could be wrong.

AHHH. RUNNING AS WE SPEAK

user259867
Or rather, pointless.

user259867
I didn't edit the question. Someone decided to create busywork for me by closing it, and I reopened because I have enough busywork; the edits were made by someone else, and seem helpful enough. — Shog9 ♦ 2 days ago

@NormalHuman they were all greasemonkey scripts

user259867
5:59 PM
Scripts for interacting with SE sites?

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M I disagree.

yeah

user259867
That looks like on topic to me.

shuoldn't they be on stckapps

user259867
6:00 PM
@ᔕᖺᘎᕊ They could be on Stack Apps. That does not make them off-topic on Meta.

@U̶n̶i̶h̶e̶d̶r̶o̶n̶ Chat is lying to you.

user259867
The scopes of sites are not disjoint.

:/ going to retract
*correction: 8

!xkcd blame ᔕᖺᘎᕊ

It's ᔕᖺᘎᕊ's fault.

6:01 PM
Now I can sleep better at night.

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It's hardly the first time I've said something like this... Personally though, I don't think it matters. A question that struggles to get even 100 viewers period isn't exactly poisoning the air on the site - no one's looking at it! The most problematic posts are the ones that get in the way...

wondering how I was behind bart (n..no p..ping..) when he didn't post any message after I entered room
@ᔕᖺᘎᕊ sup
wondering why ᔕᖺᘎᕊ's name comes in the hint when I just type @

Cause weird characters

@NormalHuman retracted :/...

@Bart oh okay.. but still

user259867
6:07 PM
45

I've been meaning to make this change for a while, so this was a good nudge to finally do it: From the next build on, if a comment thread contains a comment by a user whose name starts with a non-ASCII letter, then just typing @ will bring the tab completer up with that name: If all reply can...

cool feature

user259867
Just don't talk to these people. — Wesley Murch Feb 19 '13 at 3:23

@U̶n̶i̶h̶e̶d̶r̶o̶n̶ I disagree with your disagreement

xD

@NormalHuman I don't know. All I do know is that the Almighty Shog enabled them on Puzzling at request, so I'd imagine that'd probably happened at least once before (again, can't be sure).

user259867
6:09 PM
I noticed that there was no discussion or announcement on meta (that I could find).

Pretty sure they hid it from normal humans.

Nope, we just thought "hey, we should have audits" so we got them.

user259867
Telepathy O_O

Yeah, Shog can read our minds. You didn't know?

Poor Shog
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6:12 PM
Indeed

6:31 PM
@Mysticial - To be honest, I don't know that I've ever seen that happen. Almost all people trying to manipulate the voting system are extremely lazy. These aren't criminal masterminds we're dealing with. We're talking about people who create sock puppet accounts that have the exact same name as their main account. My personal favorite was [username]'s sock puppet that was named "[username] vote up account". — Brad Larson ♦ 3 hours ago

That's a really criminal mastermind.
I wonder how they caught them!

7:00 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: regular intake is necessary by John dixone on drupal.stackexchange.com

@SmokeDetector tpu- spam still alive

Thanks for down-voting this, troll. Next time, at least come out of the shadows and explain why you felt the question was inappropriate. — Bob . 5 mins ago
Troll(s)

Name-calling and downvote complaints get more downvotes. Just so you know. — inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M 19 secs ago

7:17 PM
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M According to him, you're abusing the Internet. Well done!

[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected, offensive title detected: Comme traduire “Get the fuck out” by milk2go on french.stackexchange.com

@Jamal Thanks. Too bad I haz not enough repz to downvote stuff on SU.
At least I now haz 2 halpful flagz.

\z/

@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M VTC'd

Bows

user259867
7:23 PM
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M There's a "downvote everywhere" privilege that one can earn with 12 approved edits on every SE site.

Goes wondering if that was a funny joke
It wasn't.
Darn it. You're right.
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Recently, I've seen a trend of $\mathcal{\color{red}{SCARY}}$ questions back on chem. They're mainly about this: Get the picture? No? OK, I'll be more straight-forward 1: How to dissolve fifteen elves and seventeen trolls ASAP? How much does it take to dissolve an angry bird with hydroc...

I wonder how SE-wide they have become.

user259867
7:42 PM

user259867
Good idea. The "main" post, created on meta by Community, doesn't link to other meta posts (question collection, questionnaire)

user259867
in 2015 Computer Science Election on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 21 hours ago, by Grace Note
@Jake If not enough people nominate (at least 4 people in this case), we extend the nomination phase an extra week. If there's still not enough after that, we cancel the election and start trying to figure out why there's not enough interest in moderation in the community.

user259867
Good to have it documented somewhere.

user259867
I'd say this is abusive: cooking.stackexchange.com/a/59633

@NormalHuman um, smokey?

7:52 PM
@NormalHuman That's the answer of the day.

user259867
@durron597 Probably waiting for the other shoe, i.e., a second activity for the API query.

@durron597 Don't think it's set up for Seasoned Advice. We have this @Normal guy for that.

user259867
Smokey sees everything except per-site metas and スタック・オーバーフロー

I don't think so. Dunno, whatever. /me zzz.

[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected, offensive title detected: Comme traduire « Get the fuck out » ? by milk2go on french.stackexchange.com

user259867
7:54 PM
@SmokeDetector ignore-

[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in answer: Is it bad to eat cheese after its expiry date? by lol on cooking.stackexchange.com

@SmokeDetector Way to go smokey, after it's already been edited.

user259867
@SmokeDetector ignore-

user259867
@LucasKauffman We have a lot on our plates so I'd say by the end of the month — Stéphane Martin 2 hours ago

user259867
8:06 PM
What kind of a secret project are SE designers working on?

user259867
in CoGro Musings, 35 mins ago, by Shog9
Comments per post, past 90 days, network-wide:

user259867
^ finally something useful in that room

user259867
Although I'm not fond of comments, the sites where 90% mark falls on "1" are kind of sad.

[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: HOW TO INCLUDE ONLY ONE DATE FROM MULTIPLE CELLS by Anandram on superuser.com

user259867
8:20 PM
Is there a practical way to track what CMs post in chat, across all chat rooms?

user259867
@SmokeDetector fp-

@NormalHuman not without scraping I guess

[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: ASP.NET MVC CONTROLS CREATE FROM JQUERY by Victor GS on stackoverflow.com

edited...

user259867
I see. Thanks to pages like chat.stackexchange.com/users/757/grace-note?tab=recent there aren't that many pages to scrape. 3 per CM, multiplied by a ~dozen.

8:27 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer: TCS Code vita contest matrix rotation please answer it by aaditya narayan on stackoverflow.com

user259867
@SmokeDetector fpbaba

@NormalHuman Registered answer as false positive.

@NormalHuman stackoverflow has its own chat server so you have to take those as well if completeness is your goal

unclear / too broad / no mcve stackoverflow.com/q/25284793/1768232

@durron597 blech
Copy/Paste question from exam/homework.

user259867
8:32 PM
Yes, that's why I said 3 per CM. The unholy trinity of chat.SO, chat.SE and chat.meta.SE.

@LynnCrumbling Hi Lynn we miss you in SOCVR

@LynnCrumbling I don't know, but that whole question needs to go

Almost feels like a spam seed.
Question needs one more.

user259867

user259867
8:44 PM
^ If you think that non-answers on Stack Overflow are a problem, check out Android Enthusiasts
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9:02 PM
Wow

9:25 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Is it scientifically verified that bananas will ripen faster when kept in a bowl with other fruit? by dave on cooking.stackexchange.com

10:15 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Meaning of "my boyfriend's back." by Helen Shawn on english.stackexchange.com

user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu-

10:30 PM
My phone's auto-predict typing writes its own spam
Your message is not the intended recipient you are not the named above and beyond the call me if you want to be in touch with the new year to year old son is getting the word and I am going out with the following new year to you by a rule
Got a call from my mobile device on my cell phone is dead and I have been in a while to get the job description and then the following link if you want it was a little bit of time for the next few days
Awesome
It auto predicts three words at a time and if I just press them randomly it never gets stuck in a loop
I am going to be a good time to get a chance to look at the end of the individual or entity to which it is a good time to get a chance to look at the end of the individual or entity
If I do the same one every time it loops
Hey guys just a reminder to please let us to get the job is going well with the following new year and a few weeks and then delete the message and its yours sincerely Eric
Who the hell is Eric?

that phone needs a factory reset...

Reset the password is the best way to get a chance to look at the bottom and sides of a new one for the use it for the use it for the use it for the use it for the use it for the use it for the
Huh so if you follow a pattern it can still loop

10:50 PM
ok, I'm not sure if that's funny or scary...

11:01 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Why would I ever choose rolling hit points? by Duane Ruth on rpg.stackexchange.com

user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu-

user259867
11:17 PM
in SE Podcast on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, Aug 9 '11 at 20:47, by Jon Skeet
I should really go and do some ironing...

user259867
^ Jon's last message in SE chat. famous last words

user259867
So... unlike SO and MSE chat, there is no way to find a user's SE chat account Id?

@NormalHuman users > search?

user259867
That'll do.

user259867
11:39 PM
A quick check of the logs shows 70% of page views network-wide hitting Stack Overflow yesterday, @gnat; no doubt this varies over time of course, and even if it were consistent that'd be no reason to ignore the needs of other sites... However, the median # of comments per post is between 1 and 3 network-wide, and on all but 32 sites 90% of posts get 5 or fewer comments. For VLQ/NAA-flagged posts specifically, only 7 sites have less than 90% of posts with 5 or fewer comments. It is an edge-case of an edge-case. — Shog9 ♦ 4 hours ago

user259867
Very interesting, because SO dominates in Page Loads while trailing in Uniques.

user259867

user259867

user259867

user259867
What gives?

11:52 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: AS3 FLASH DUPLICATE MOVIECLIP CARDGAME by Dennis Castelijn on stackoverflow.com

user259867
Jul 6 '13 at 1:34, by Won't
Protip: you all here are now going to have to suffer my memes. Be warned. That is all.

user259867
Never posted again.

maybe that's the meme...