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12:00 AM
@Normal any idea why that user was blacklisted?
 
user202362
@SmokeDetector why
 
I guess the user vandalized one of their posts.
 
user202362
I suspect sometimes some users do 4tpu or 8tpu without actually looking at the posts thoroughly ... I have seen similar problem before.
 
Well, I can't see the question itself, but from the title it looks like a post vandalism.
 
Rollback war engaged it seems.
 
user202362
could be
 
I ignored it in the socvr, a mod flag has been auto-raised by the rollbacks.
I'd say no more attention by us mortals is necessary, feel free to say I'm wrong.
 
@SmokeDetector why?
That was me.
I removed that user from the blacklist.
 
sd why
 
@IlmariKaronen [:4312126] Body - Position 1081-1084: >>>
 
... ok :o
 
1:00 AM
@IlmariKaronen It's because of spam on Drupal where it's <bayesian poisioning text about supplements> learn more >>>>> myspammylinkthatistotallyreal.com
 
@SmokeDetector f
 
@hichris123 I think your spam link is broken
 
apologies.
I'll get that fixed for you in a jiffy.
 
1:14 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: What do you call someone who has a disease or mental condition? by jack on english.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
2:35 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Shortened url in answer: CakePHP 2: how to create a mock in a model test case by Venus on stackoverflow.com
 
@hichris123 jiffy expired, want to renew?
 
3:03 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: How do I stop Windows 10 from updating my graphics driver? by Lora on superuser.com
 
I'm not sure if I should being amused, or what with this... nypost.com/2015/12/10/…
 
hmmmmm
Interesting
 
4:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: You need a healthy diet to assist give appropriate nutrition to your body by user532352 on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Giving The Skin The Correct Treatment by maxsake on askubuntu.com
 
sd 2k
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: Does This Neuology Cream Have Any Side Effects? by user311107 on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: How Does Neuology Cream Work For Your Facial Skin? by user311107 on stackoverflow.com
 
4:25 AM
sd 3k
blacklist candidate: love spell caster
 
With over 81k rep on this site you should know better than to answer blatantly off-topic questions. — bjb568 7 secs ago
sigh
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Learn To Assemble And Keep That Muscle? by zawahier on askubuntu.com
 
sd k
I didn't realise that muscle was something that you assembled
 
I assume they were talking about henchmen
 
4:43 AM
if they used "strong"... but muscle?
 
Noun: muscle ‎(plural muscles)
  1. (uncountable) A contractile form of tissue which animals use to effect movement.
  2. (countable) An organ composed of muscle tissue.
  3. 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 1
  4. (uncountable, chiefly in the plural) A well-developed physique, in which the muscles are enlarged from exercise.
  5. (uncountable, figuratively) Strength, force.
(6 more not shown…)
Verb: muscle ‎(third-person singular simple present muscles, present participle muscling, simple past and past participle muscled)
  1. To use force to make progress, especially physical force.
  2. muscle
@Braiam ok, it's #5, but that onebox is showing a different #5 from what's on the actual site.
the parser is choking on animal farm somehow
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: What is City Lips Advanced Formula? by AbrahamMos on superuser.com
 
> (uncountable, figuratively) Hired strongmen or bodyguards.  [quotations ▼]
DEPRAVED AND DESPERATE MEASURES
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@Shog9 Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
DEPRAVED AND DESPERATE
 
4:49 AM
meh, the parser don't know how to handle Animals...
[feature-request] Chat should be able to handle animals in farms
 
5:07 AM
I just wrote a great bit of free rhythm poetry stuff, I'll show y'all tomorrow probably.
Night!
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Renewing Serum CE must read first before buy by vainyjaony on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: BEST INFORMATICA Online Training by vinni12 on stackoverflow.com
 
6:00 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: How is provides brain clarity? by kayjaustin on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in body: Which method can be properly used to detect Ubiquitinated proteins? by sabrina run on academia.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: What You Need To Know by kylenjuriya on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer: Node.js mySQL module error by user5667497 on stackoverflow.com
 
blacklist candidate uflysoft.net
 
6:19 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: What Part Does Testosterone Play In Muscle Development? by zinzseya on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: PHP canvas image upload to remote server by Neel Smith on stackoverflow.com
 
6:37 AM
What to make of this?
1
A: Delphi XE custom build target is always disabled

John DoeSince you're having trouble getting an answer, I put this question on bountyc. http://www.bountyc.com/bounties/62

I flagged it as NAA, but then I thought something more fishy may be going on.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Supplements That Is Best Bodybuilding by robetsteinf on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body: Online COGNOS Training by any678 on stackoverflow.com
 
@S.L.Barth indeed, with one more downvote I could place a delete vote
 
@bummi Done.
 
@S.L.Barth thx
 
But I'm wondering where the upvote came from - this user might be using a sock puppet.
 
6:41 AM
@S.L.Barth he is in my watch list already, maybe someone thought it was a generous idea?
 
@bummi You've seen this user before?
 
@S.L.Barth no, just was wondering
 
Ok. I'm going to raise a custom mod flag. The user may be acting in good faith, but there is a chance of sock-puppetry.
 
@S.L.Barth or if you are asking before in time (a view minutes before you posted, still thinking what could go on there)
ok ...
 
@bummi No, I just meant "have you seen this user doing other weird things".
 
6:45 AM
@S.L.Barth no, not yet
 
Cr*p.... can't raise a custom mod flag because "you have already flagged this post for moderator attention".
 
VTC'd. Old stuff... should've been Roomba'd.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Anaconda XL Boost Your Stamina & Vitality by Lynn Roose on superuser.com
 
@S.L.Barth jep, the one who answered is the next in my list :/
 
6:53 AM
@SmokeDetector k
!!/test We use sutihr.com software
 
> Would not be caught for title, body, and username.
 
Ok, that site is not in Smokey's blacklist. Let's wait and see if this site gets mentioned more often. There is always a chance that a user is acting in good faith.
 
did we have onu-mall.com as spam before?
 
7:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: DIFFICULT INDUCED ELECTRIC FIELD PROBLEM by Azwar Abdulsalam on physics.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body: Searching For the Right Shifting Company for Your Movement by navin on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: How Teens Can Earn Money Taking Surveys by earledoherty on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Enhance your muscle-building routine by stretching by BrunetWall11 on meta.stackexchange.com
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Support and Strengthened Nerves & Nerve Linings! by sebastianze on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Why M-commerce is the solution of E-commerce? by Kane Tran on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Why M-commerce is the solution of E-commerce? by kinit on stackoverflow.com
 
..we should keep that question and use it as a honeypot....!
 
taking the break seems have been a mistake, I got slow and hesitant :/
 
7:52 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: you have individual of scratches, positive smudges on by alarice on money.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Revolutionize Your Probioslim With These Easy-peasy Tips by badamilulie0 on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: product bought most strong via a free trial by yolanjuriya on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body: the more quickly and more sensible by yolanjuriya on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: time you come across an anti-getting by yolanjuriya on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: With its regular use you can also get a by nicole juriaum on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: FACEBOOKSDK IOS SWIFT 2.0 by shafi on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: and oily dermis into immoderate-considerable by John juriam on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: expense and mighty process that was by Johnjuriam on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: effectively. This product completely by nicole juriaum on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body: are mighty belongings used on this add-ons by Johnjuriam on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: You happen to be guaranteed to build muscle by Testosterone Booster 2016 on unix.stackexchange.com
 
8:16 AM
@SmokeDetector k
 
8:28 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: with age. This formula mends up your by advengerkobl on meta.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: As we grow get solved in our life? by advengerkobl on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: will tend to lose after you cross? by advengerkobl on askubuntu.com
 
sd 3k
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
8:48 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: Grails and Spring security: password is invalid after some time? by duy on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer, Blacklisted user: Orientdb use @rid in another property like slug by dung on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
9:15 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: What Is Essential For Gainers To Build Muscle? by edeoomid on askubuntu.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Train by completing as many reps and exercises by amraulothra on meta.stackexchange.com
 
sd 2k
sd gone
 
9:31 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Best Male Enhancement Supplement by user532456 on superuser.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: can Nowtropic improve your mind power? by websterhenderson on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector No, but it'll help with flag weight.
 
It'll prevent flag weight loss!
 
flags needed:
http://askubuntu.com/q/708428/184892
http://stackoverflow.com/a/33913856/1699210
https://zh-cn.facebook.com/shining.tan.58
 
9:43 AM
9
Q: -1 seconds later in chat

Michael MrozekOn one of the meta chatrooms just now, I posted a link and then posted "..." a second later. For some reason, the second message inserted above the first, and a time difference message showed up informing me I'd posted the first -1 seconds after the second:

This one's awesome.
 
in David's hat store on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 5 hours ago, by David
<offtopic> you all know about that meta post on chat trouble? so far this room looks ok, we're all mods :) </offtopic>
Yes, just mods there... ignore the cloud floating over your heads...
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: The Ultimate Guide To Anaconda XL by Frederic J. Shilling on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
9:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: Try doing psychometric exercises by BrunetWall11 on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
10:27 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in answer: Is there a way to extract a certificate from an etoken by fgdfg on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: Brain Washing with Self Hypnosis by stephjnes on unix.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title, phone number detected in title: !!# 09571432484 #!! inter caste love marriage specialist molvi ji by molvizcc on webapps.stackexchange.com
 
10:42 AM
@SmokeDetector k
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Muscle Mass Building Food - All Or Nothing by Anacorey on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
blacklist candidate resumewritingservicecleveland.us
 
@SmokeDetector k
@bummi To blacklist, use !!/addblu <profile_URL> or !!/addblu <user_ID> <site_name>
We can't manually add websites to the blacklist, I think the website blacklist is hardcoded.
 
than this way:
 
10:49 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: Explain the importance of Cleveland resume writing by shirleyrosson on superuser.com
 
@S.L.Barth smokey got a list afaik which was updated from blacklist candidates from time to time
 
Yes, but I believe the websites are added manually by the Smokey developers. I usually see them pull a new release into action.
 
@S.L.Barth yes
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: What exercises are recommended to keep up muscles? by OddDeer on outdoors.stackexchange.com
 
quick @bjb568. Another cat is taking control of the hat-themed chat room. You should go here and claim your position as cat ruler.
 
11:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Monster Muscle X Keep the core trio of exercises by user311137 on meta.stackexchange.com
 
11:26 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Exactly the same as in the Google Chrome website by encrypter on stackoverflow.com
 
that awaits a merge and redeploy
 
@rene thanks :)
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps body, all-caps title, few unique characters in body, repeating words in body: NULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULL by dev01 on stackoverflow.com
 
@rene @bummi Merged, deployed.
 
@SmokeDetector gone-
 
11:36 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Garcinia Cambogia XT your eudemonia. Any periodical of by nvyreigautx on meta.stackexchange.com
 
one hour old, still alive: superuser.com/a/1012013/172747
 
11:52 AM
Weird. I flagged that when it was reported, and the flag is still pending. More recent flags have been handled.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: GIS Consulting - How to Get a Foot in the Door? by Masood on gis.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: JOB Opportunity in Saudi Arabia by Masood on gis.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
Huh, I didn't realize SO has chat. Is there a cool overview somewhere that shows what all one can do with this thing?
 
Hm, don't think there's really an overview. Most markdown works here.
And some people have used the Stack Overflow API to run chatbots. SmokeDetector is one of these bots, it detects spam.
 
@Sander have you looked at the FAQ?
 
12:07 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Nginx 1.4.6 throwing errors 404 errors by jake on stackoverflow.com
 
@Sander or a current view about opinions of what can (not) be done in chat
 
@SmokeDetector why
 
@IlmariKaronen Body - Position 48-53: viooz
 
!!/hats
 
@tchrist HATS ARE AWESOME. Winter Bash will begin in 2 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes and 41 seconds. :D
 
12:11 PM
oh no ...
 
@SmokeDetector gone
....and good riddance.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Best skin care product by noorjan on money.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector k
 
12:28 PM
@SmokeDetector f
...or should that be ignore? I'm still not totally sure what the difference is.
 
f registers it as a false positive.
 
@IlmariKaronen Since the Bayesian database has been removed, there is no difference anymore.
 
Er, ignore meant to ignore a post, so it wouldn't show up again if it was edited, right?
 
@S.L.Barth Basically fp was ignore + add to Bayesian DB as false positive.
 
@ProgramFOX OK, that explains my confusion. :)
Out of curiosity, why was the Bayesian database removed? Was it ineffective?
 
12:34 PM
Yeah, it was an experiment that didn't turn out to be effective.
 
Might be worth trying again at some point, perhaps. It seems like some kind of a statistical classifier ought to be a useful tool.
 
Yeah, but then we'll have to do it differently.
 
On SE, it might actually be more efficient to mostly try to train it to identify legitimate posts on each site, and treat everything that deviates sufficiently from that as potentially suspect.
That could catch the occasional blatantly off-topic post too, in addition to spam, but that might not be such a bad thing.
 
@IlmariKaronen Smokey's focus is really on spam/abuse though, not off-topic posts.
 
12:46 PM
....although ALL CAPS titles are a pretty good indicator of a low-quality question....
 
IIRC they were originally for spam.
 
Yeah, the all-caps rule is actually a pretty good example of what I was trying to say: as a spam-detecting tool, it's pretty lousy (just look at the metasmoke statistics), but we's still kept it because the posts it flags are usually somehow bad, even if they're not spam. It's a bit of a borderline case, and you could certainly argue that it's creating too many false alarms and should be removed, but so far it doesn't seem to be producing too much noise.
 
@ProgramFOX got a moment?
 
@LynnCrumbling yes
 
in SO Close Vote Reviewers on Stack Overflow Chat, 6 mins ago, by MrsEd
am I allowed to have smoke detector privileges ?
 
12:53 PM
Sure thing, wait, let me respond there.
 
1:15 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in title: j;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; by Wizard on stackoverflow.com
 
1:48 PM
@SmokeDetector k;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;‌​;;;;;
 
2:06 PM
@ProgramFOX What about me given that I've turned off the bot?
 
2:21 PM
@bjb568 Sure, I see no problems giving privs to bjbotless :)
 
:o
!!/help
 
@bjb568 I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and low-quality posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
 
!!/amiprivileged
 
@ProgramFOX Yes, you are a privileged user.
 
try that ^
 
Congrats on getting Smokey privileges, @bjb568 ! Welcome to the club!
 
tee pee yuuuuuu
 
@S.L.Barth His imitation bot was the only reason why we didn't do it before :P
uh oh, CI build failed
what did I break
ah, forgot a comma
 
!!/isproborked?
 
@ProgramFOX Yes, I know. The bot wasn't documented, and there was concern that it would accidentally give wrong instructions to Smokey.
 
2:28 PM
works now, @bjb
 
!!/amipriviledged
 
I think Smokey doesn't pick it up when you edit a chat message.
 
!!/amipriviledged
!!/amiprivileged
 
@bjb568 Yes, you are a privileged user.
 
2:30 PM
Too hard to speel
 
When you actually want a spammer to show up, they're nowhere to be found. Those guys have the worst customer service ever...
2
 
call baba
you should find his phone number somewhere on your flag list :P
 
LOL!
 
A statistical hypothesis is a hypothesis that is testable on the basis of observing a process that is modeled via a set of random variables. A statistical hypothesis test is a method of statistical inference. Commonly, two statistical data sets are compared, or a data set obtained by sampling is compared against a synthetic data set from an idealized model. A hypothesis is proposed for the statistical relationship between the two data sets, and this is compared as an alternative to an idealized null hypothesis that proposes no relationship between two data sets. The comparison is deemed statistically...
I just realized that I'm basically learning how to use a wikipedia table in Stats class.
Anyway, I'm taking the exam on mostly hypothesis testing today.
!xkcd find hypothesis testing
 
2:43 PM
Meh, was thinking of a different one.
Oh here it is.
I had to try like 10 times to spell bayesian right :p
 
@bjb you need spelling tests?
 
no
 
@UNIKITTY2.0 OMG you really went for Unikitty as a username!
 
Haha lol
Hmm
I'll visit teh bridge
 
The Bridge? How about renaming the Dunno room to Cloud Cuckoo Land? :-D
 
2:49 PM
Good idea
 
in Cloud Cuckoo Land, 1 min ago, by UNIKITTY 2.0
Nothing here, move along
 
3:00 PM
@bjb cat fight!
 
mroooow!
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: What is the difference between MULE Studio and MULE ESB? by Arul Elvis on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected: Accidentally downshift into 2nd gear at highway by Kevin Evans on mechanics.stackexchange.com (@Unihedron)
 
3:55 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: doubly-linked list by search engine marketing melbou on stackoverflow.com
 
4:13 PM
@SmokeDetector Heh, the username is longer than the answer.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website in answer: Video Player App for MKV? by changegrowup on android.stackexchange.com (@AndrewT.)
 
sd - k
 
@Undo What does that do?
Also hi!
 
@KitZ.Fox See https://github.com/Charcoal-SE/SmokeDetector/wiki/Commands for an explanation of shortcut commands.
 
@ProgramFOX Thanks. I wasn't sure where to look.
 
@rene, do you still use the script you built for matching reviews against peers? here? If so, does it work for you still? When I load a review history page, it shows the indicator that it's checking each review, but never shows a result:
 
Those top ones "finished", but there isn't the expected result that used to be there
 
@ProgramFOX Looks like I better study a lot first. We have SmokeDetector in our room, but I didn't realize I could interact with it.
 
@KitZ.Fox In fact, you cannot. You can only interact with it in three rooms (this one, Charcoal HQ in chat.SE, and SO Close Vote Reviewers on chat.SO).
 
4:26 PM
@ProgramFOX Good to know.
 
> Dear -----,

> I cannot read this email because of the severe underusage of punctuation. Please consider using more commas; they will vastly improve your ability to communicate. Also, the fact that you are using unnecessarily elevated diction clashes with the meaning of the piece and causes you, as the speaker, to appear excessively pretentious and pedantic. Thank you for your understanding.

> Allah akubar.

> Sincerely,

> Billy Bob Joe
This is how you know your mass email worked.
 
231
Q: Toward a philosophy of Chat

Shog9TL;DR: The Problem This keeps happening in chat: Surprise at flags on vulgar messages. Language that would invariably get your comments deleted on the main site occasionally gets flagged and deleted in chat. Confusion reigns. Controversial topics leading to bickering and name-calling. Folks b...

How often actually do "situations" happen? Like the one with the C++ room
I'm under the impression that it's a fairly rare thing
 
@PraxisAshelin In our room, we have a major incident about once every 4 to 6 months.
 
@PraxisAshelin Fairly rare, but serious enough to cause rage-quits of valuable users.
 
@KitZ.Fox 6-8 weeks? ;D
 
4:33 PM
Oh huh, Jon changed his profile pic.
 
@PraxisAshelin Yes, exactly 6-8 weeks. It's weird. ;-)
 
That's RegDwight timing.
 
@Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. Getting into the spirit of the season a bit early.
 
@Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. How so?
@JonEricson So you can quickly don a hat?
 
OH CRUD CM'S ARE LURKING STRONGLY.
@KitZ.Fox Nevermind. Just, nevermind.
 
4:36 PM
21 hours ago, by Shog9
@Andy again, @Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. is confused and hangs out with confused people. ;-P
 
This chatroom is scary.
 
Hi @Shog9.
 
'mornin
 
I thought I would see what the other chat places are like.
 
OK seriously guys, is this just a coincidence or did someone break something?
 
4:37 PM
I'm trying to broaden my cultural experience.
 
@KitZ.Fox It's boring anywhere you see my avatar.
 
@Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. Why is that? Do you exert a chilling effect? Some kind of superpower?
 
@KitZ.Fox No. Some say I look like an egg.
 
@KitZ.Fox Had to take off my hat to put on new ones. ;-)
 
@Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. You look like a perfectly faceted white sapphire to me.
 
4:40 PM
I really don't know what to think of this whole chat discussion
 
@PraxisAshelin Don't think, that's the point.
I have no idea what we're talking about anyway.
!!/hats
 
@Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. HATS ARE AWESOME. Winter Bash will begin in 2 days, 7 hours, 18 minutes and 12 seconds. :D
 
I've been a regular in a specific room on main SO for ~2 years, and I consider the people in there to be my friends. We often have very off-topic and even controversial/vulgar chats, but I can't recall a single time that this actually caused any problems... for anyone
don't think anyone has ever had trouble with this room.
inb4 one of the mods prove me wrong
though I realise that depending on the people in the room, it could cause trouble. But I would be very sad if that kinda room culture is no longer allowed
 
@PraxisAshelin what would you do if it ever did cause a problem?
 
@Shog9 solve the problem at hand
 
4:43 PM
@PraxisAshelin by...?
 
well speaking of my specific room, I think just telling them to tone it down would be enough.
but that doesn't always work with more immature people
 
Ah. So, not by attacking whoever was hurt and throwing a huge pissy fit over stuff getting deleted, then not-so-subtly mocking them for the next 6-8 weeks?
 
@Shog9 Wow. That sounds like a great plan. You should post that as a solution on that Meta question.
 
Not my invention, I'm afraid - wouldn't want to steal credit.
@PraxisAshelin Anyway, this sounds reasonable. I wouldn't be too worried.
 
I honestly don't really know what would be a good solution. You could tell people to take off-topic chat to a different chat like IRC, but that really just sounds... meh.. to me. I like all my stuff in 1 place, and incidentially we already have this place with all the people in there
and I do like the flow of new people in the room as well
 
4:47 PM
if you have new people flowing into the room (and not leaving quickly in horror/disgust), that's itself a good sign
 
chat is one of the biggest reasons I am still active on SO
@Shog9 yes, I like to think my regular room is a pretty good one
 
On sites like ELL and meta itself, some 80% of my activity (at least) is by chatting.
 
because if there is vulgar chat, it's never meant in an offensive way
there is sometimes banter between the regulars, but all in good fun
 
@Andy It is software, what can possibly go wrong? I'm checking some stuff, hold on...
 
my point being: you could tell us to move to a different chat/system, but it'll never be the same
and I quite like the current room
 
4:51 PM
@rene Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
 
@rene It's swearing at reviews
 
@Andy On which queue are you using it?
 
@rene Any of them on SO
 
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