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12:40 AM
How often are elections held? Or is it a "when necessary thing"?
I see. thanks
12:58 AM
The lack of generic "not about $SiteSubject" offtopic reason can be annoying. I didn't want to type in a custom reason for Am I a good friend?... Luckily, in this case "primarily opinion-based" fits.
there is an raging idiot in the lounge who threatens to rape everyone
Sounds delightful
where are you?
1:14 AM
situation handled
Android.SE, easiest election in my SE life.
Why, there are 3 strong candidates for 2 spots.
Oh, picking 3 is easy indeed. But I had to think a bit about the order.
1:34 AM
Actually, I'll be interested in knowing the total voters on Android.SE
Probably off-site > regular
Their list is here
It binds the user!
Wow, such a lively discussion on election chat room.
1 hour later…
3:13 AM
Today is too quiet...
Shog is at a loud place, though: twitter.com/shog9/status/712112852874596353
3:41 AM
To reduce the monotony of the review queue, the number of reviews given in any day should be random, from 1 to 50.
Thank you for reviewing 1 close votes today.
prepares giant S
3:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in answer, blacklisted user: Do fast copy programs work? by francesca on superuser.com
SO tag of the day: webpage.
sd k
4:14 AM
Travel SE are having an election
Yep, got to 150 rep today. :D
and the same low rep user from Android SE put his candidacy forward
Long time ago, candidates got a T-shirt just for nominating self. Maybe this user didn't get the memo that this practice is long over.
Speaking of mods, here's a gem: Assing a moderator to an anonymous website
There was a mod newsletter in February! The first since June 2015. modnewsletter.stackexchange.com
4:21 AM
> I nominate myself. I fancy becoming a moderator!
I can't say if it's better or worse than the one on Android.SE
Was given too much attention on Android.SE, let's hope Travel does not repeat the mistake.
There is no need to comment.
I won't comment. I don't even have privilege to vote there.
And regarding mod's new abilities, good to know.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: central to appreciate the economic ramifications? by user319789 on meta.stackexchange.com
4:53 AM
Referring to earlier discussion of the ban on short URLs:
8 hours ago, by 404
From a certain Barbara Glowa of Magento fame, among others.
Today's contribution of Ms. Glowa used long URL. \o/ metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/22118
Added it to the blacklist, of course.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body: A proven and all natural anti-aging formula by MauroNowak on gaming.stackexchange.com
5:17 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Mamore solid advancement any fellow can accomplish strong by bssnahik on superuser.com
5:34 AM
Charcoal HQ did really hard work... only 2 posts after lunch time...
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, pattern-matching website in body: Grow XL What to Do and What to Avoid by wenforcu2 on workplace.stackexchange.com
Travel got candidate #2, not much better than #1.
5:47 AM
6:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Seven Winter Skin Care Solutions by aileyucile on drupal.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Is a prominent anti-getting by nciztosan on askubuntu.com (@kos)
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Is a prominent anti-getting by nciz tosan on drupal.stackexchange.com
sd 4k
6:34 AM
Twitter bot @NormalHumanChat now also includes CoGro comments. Sadly, the links don't lead directly to comments, because the only links available in the network-wide list of comments lead to questions within which the comment was posted.
Even if the comment was under an answer. :/
To avoid pinging possibly unrelated Twitter users, all @ are removed from comments when they are converted to tweets.
> Tim Post: sorely tempted to make the suspension stick at the network level if 'spam or nonsense' is selected, but that gets into mods having administrative powers that reach slightly beyond the borders of their sites, which is another discussion I'd like to revisit soon.
7:08 AM
^ need 2 other mods on the same site + 2 other mods on 2 different sites to proceed (total 6 mods)
the number can be adjusted though
7:25 AM
or maybe... 1 other mod on the same site + total of 3 mods from other sites which has the offender account
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: ref me discover your equalization sunshine left it by Jennifer Murray on drupal.stackexchange.com
sd k
8:28 AM
And now, thanks to a game no one really felt the need for, you too can be @bjb568!
@IͶΔ it's @AndrewT. fault.
Q: What are some good economics jokes?

Kitsune CavalryWe've delved into questions about the history of economics. We've pondered what the most important equations in economics are. But let's have a little fun. What are your best economics jokes, either puns that you have heard or situational jokes about economists? I'll contribute one if I can think...

@ShadowWizard I think I'm just too lazy to explain about the effort needed
@AndrewT. yeah, then poor @IͶΔ will have to clean up, being high rep user over there. ;)
(j/k - we can't really know :))
8:37 AM
It's borderline for me.. I can understand the topic, only need a little bit research and fixing grammar/typo.
@ShadowWizard ?
@IͶΔ English Language Learners recommendation comment
Aha. I'll just have to kill you for that.
Help, @bjb568 !
8:39 AM
Calling for backup
Q: Joke list question got to Hot Network Question but looks like it should be closed

PimgdWhat are some good economics jokes? This question, if asked on any other site on StackExchange that I participate in, ("what are some good programming jokes", etc), would get downvoted and closed so hard. But here, it's got upvotes and is apparently being tolerated. Since this completely thro...

@Derpy what -5?
@ShadowWizard Saturday
@Quill Their mod also provided a joke, so let their communities decide.
8:42 AM
it ain't my question, but hey
drama's cool
@Quill can't see any problem. Something that is considered good for one site might look weird for those from the outside.
feel free to comment on their post
I'm sure that non-programmers want to close and delete many weird things they keep seeing in the HNQ list.
don't shoot the messenger ;P
Shooting the messenger
8:44 AM
Just FYI, I didn't intend to shoot the MSN messenger.
I'd love to shoot a few messengers: skype and teamspeak in particular
Also, I happened to comment on a joke question about yellow(?) car on Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair that got into HNQ
(it's already gone, fortunately)
I think I remember that one
it had a bunch of pictures of yellow cars, right?
Yes. Yellow.
8:46 AM
@AndrewT. well, pretty sure that close votes do prevent question from being HNQ though not sure how many. Probably 3 or more. @Shog should know...
> In order to move an existing SharePoint Services 2 website to a new network with Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services 2007, one must: (cut..)
> 11 - Perform a ritual to offer Great Cthulhu the souls of Microsoft’s Sharepoint development team (d30 SAN, remarkably quick by comparison)
@ShadowWizard That FR lies flat. It needs to be closed AFAIK.
@IͶΔ hmm... so that's bad.
@IͶΔ you're right... for some reason thought it was done. :(
Q: Remove question from HNQ if it has close votes

Canadian LukeI've seen this a few times in the past few months, where questions that are blatantly off topic are still on the Hot Network Questions list. Great, it has more exposure, and people who are not familiar with the site's rules for what is a good or bad question for the site are voting up or down. H...

/cc @Quill aka messenger ^
> fatal: unable to connect to git.fedorahosted.org:
git.fedorahosted.org[0:]: errno=No error
I always love that kind of error message
@Quill priceless! Voted to reopen. :D
@AndrewT. can't beat Windows error messages though. :D
@Quill :O
I've never seen such serious-minded trolling.
@Quill well, that one about security was good IMO, when worded properly of course. The last one, well, will leave it to the site members to decide. :)

Proposed Q&A site for people who have dreams and are looking for help from those who have accomplish that dream.

Currently in definition.

Not what I thought.
9:11 AM
@AndrewT. I think there was a proposal for "Lucid Dreaming" but got closed
@AndrewT. what did you think it was about?
More about "Dream Interpretation", but that's pseudo-science and... I don't think there's a real answer to that.
ok - Tavern Trolls, we need you!

Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn about proven conspiracies, crackpot conspiracy theories and the shades of grey in between

Currently in definition.

This must graduate!
@Derpy I need to go, Area51 needs me
@AndrewT. might fit here, though very borderline.
9:34 AM
I wonder, was CoGro Musings inspired by Let's get philosophical?
Who is Mr. Valdez? — James Lawruk Oct 22 '12 at 17:02
> good morning my friend. very good at your job. It was very good indeed.
Yay! Someone said that on github
Closing this site as a dupe is just them try to not get you to know the truth. — x-x 2 days ago
April Fool is coming, what will it bring this year...
9:48 AM
@UnikittyBlendsPeople wait until people will start getting bugs or being stuck... ;)
> Necklace? What necklace?
10:11 AM
status: tavern is boring.
@Derpy Duh, that's why it's called Tavern
Status: let's change the status
Going to eat Hummus now.
Cavern on the Meta.
Mavern on the Teta
10:22 AM
@IͶΔ k, found something to keep me busy for the next 10 minutes. Plotting how to obtain an armor as this one.
@ShadowWizard You just closed my question as duplicate, but I disagree. Would you please review my comment below it and consider reopening it?
11:02 AM
@ByteCommander yeah, for some reason I didn't get notification of the comment so missed it. After second reading I agree, sorry for that - followed the lead of the first close voter. Anyway, reopened now.
11:19 AM
@ShadowWizard Thank you.
@ShadowWizard thou hast failed us. We hoped to make you lose some time trying to identify the armor, hoping to discover our identity.
> Drow LEATHER ARMOR BLACK Armour Breastplate Pauldrons Tasers Unisex Shoulder Pad Larp & Cospla
I thought you meant this challenge for @IͶΔ so didn't want to spoil it for him. :)
11:38 AM
@ShadowWizard and now you need to discover what armor is very similar to that one, and what I had in mind to turn that armor into.
Oh, so that's the real challenge...
This armor, @Derpy?
nope. Need to be about 20% more determined.
sd fp-
not spam.
12:08 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Using fiancée's money to pay off my student debt by Jessy Vicent on money.stackexchange.com
I... am starting to think I am trying to stretch angularjs binding a little too much..
Travel election has 6 candidates: of them, 5 with the candidate score of 5 or less.
12:23 PM
The last part sounds vaguely like an old Subway commercial.
@ShadowWizard btw, for once it isn't even (directly) pony related.
@Derpy oh no... chances to win just dropped by 90% then :(
i could give you a pony related hint, but then it would be too simple to reverse search the image.
12:42 PM
@404 seriously? wow
At least there's only one position available
@AndrewT. Was the black armor or the "Determined" part :P?
@404 Do you want me to scare them off?
It figures I'm pretty good at this.
@Derpy I thought you're referring to her armor?!
@AndrewT. Yep, I was asking what made you realize that. While the armor I posted is pretty similar is not exactly identical to the original.
12:48 PM
Well, the "determined" spoiled it :P
@AndrewT. Not for poor @shadowWiz
He needs more determination ;P
@AndrewT. At least he doesn't risk to ever hear the lyrical BAaTH song... that thing won't leave my mind.
(and I didn't even had to hear it in the game, I know it from the OST)
And I'm probably the only one who bought the game just for the OST...
What game?
1:00 PM
The de-temmie-nation game, aka Undertale
> Tanks for your concern.
(reminded me of MSO post)
@AndrewT. This one - also, most of the other ones from the same author. Obviously, spoilers are everywhere, so beware
1:16 PM
@AndrewT. Swede tanks, or Russian ones?
@IͶΔ Tortoise ones.
2:11 PM
@AndrewT. haha
the russian girl was the funniest
2:32 PM
@ShadowWizard what ye know, young wizzard. Maybe there was an hint. Maybe there is a clue in a game that you can complete without killing. Maybe I'm a Fox?
Or, more probably, I just enjoy trolling you :P
1 hour later…
4:00 PM
@AlexisKing @JamesENL How do you unlock science pack 3 (the blue one)?
@JasonC The Batteries tech unlocks it. It’s the hardest Science Pack to make, so keep that in mind.
is there a quick way to change your display name across all of Stack Exchange but not SO? Other than change it then change it back?
@AlexisKing Word
@MikeEdenfield nope
Inserters don't load science into the lab :(
4:13 PM
@JasonC Yes they do, but only if you are currently researching something.
@AlexisKing They don't seem to be, and I have research active. Does it work from any point on the border or are there only certain places?
Sorry @Derpy two questions with lots of activity have drained my time... didn't forget the challenge. :)
Okay, I just create a support request "#58378 Special message for JNat". :) — Patrick Hofman 18 mins ago
4:28 PM
Patrick went into SE internal support tickets...
It's that they only keep a couple packs in the lab slots and I already had more than that in there.
@ShadowWizard at least thanks to @AndrewT. you know which armor I was thinking of.
@404 Patrick created a new ticket
He is not able to see everyone else's tickets, if that's what you're wondering
The question that intrigues me the most about this is "What did Patrick's message say?"
Not much :P
4:52 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating words in answer: Word for referring to the arts of the carpenter by evelyn on english.stackexchange.com
5:07 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Does eating fruits and vegetables watered with greywater affect your health? by Liam on gardening.stackexchange.com
Just updated the answer, @ShadowWizard ;)
Got to the bottom of it
Thanks for having brought that up
[ SmokeDetector ] URL in title: I am trying to use waterservices.usgs.gov/rest/Site-Test-Tool.html to generate a Rest URL to add asa Layer in ArcGIS Online by Chintamani Kandel on gis.stackexchange.com
5:33 PM
@JasonC Oh, make sure you press the alt key so that you can actually see what the hell is going on. That turns on “detailed view mode” which shows you what things produce and whatnot. It is pretty much required to play the game.
sd f
5:49 PM
@AlexisKing It is pretty much required to play your mom.
@JasonC Ah, just like old times.
Just like your mom.
6:30 PM
bring it ... Is that slang for Please implement this feature?
In this context, it seems to be.
That's not what I'd normally associate "bring it" to mean though
7:11 PM
@JNat sure thing, you appear to be everywhere! Is it a coincidence you both replied to my initial email and the MSE report? ;-)
@Andy you forgot the important part: Earthling
The SO twitter account shows its sarcastic side...
You’re welcome. https://twitter.com/saveman71/status/712336009787269124
7:30 PM
@404 That's what @bart and myself call humor
+1 to balpha for asking a Go question...
Music.SE is getting a design
15 minutes until the end of Signal Processing election.
8:01 PM
Counting votes for Signal Processing Stack Exchange Moderator Election 2016 using Meek STV.
4 candidates running for 3 seats.

 R|Peter K.  |jojek     |datageist |robert bri|Exhausted |Surplus   |Threshold
  |          |          |          |stow-johns|          |          |
  |          |          |          |on        |          |          |
 1| 55.000000| 13.000000| 11.000000|  9.000000|  0.000000| 32.999999| 22.000001
The three I voted for. ✓✓✓
8:20 PM
@rene hahaha, yup
Hey @Bart
Long time no star
Myeah, haven't been on much recently
Look at the star board. All novice star boarders. (Except maybe @404, and @Jan, and @Quill, and @Derp, and @Jason, and others)
8:40 PM
all novice star boarders, except for all of them?
Yay! I qualify as "maybe not a novice"
OK, youtube. I started with Jules de Korte. Why on earth do you think The Ketchup song can be one of the next video's to play...
I watch a lot of "Handmade Hero" on there (A gamedev stream). I now get tons of recommendations for handmade cards and whatnot
8:53 PM
@Bart Send me a handmade Christmas card, please !!!
9:17 PM
Programming Puzzles & Code Golf election is headed for a primary round...
@IͶΔ Quill still counts as a novice, I think.
Jul 7 '15 at 5:42, by Quill
> The outlook customer feels so happy by communicate their personals
^ less than a year since first message
Um, I think it's less than a year since my first message too.
That's why for you he's not a novice, I guess. A different reference frame.
9:21 PM
Kids these days and their star boards.
Apr 16 '15 at 19:32, by MARamezani
Hullo guys!
^ getting close to imaginary Yearling-in-the-Tavern badge.
Oh, that's from my foolish times.
@IͶΔ when have those times ended? ;)
Jason C is an official old timer, on the other hand.
9:26 PM
@ShadowWizard Tomorrow
Mar 21 '14 at 6:32, by Jason C
At some point, while reading random threads in meta, I came across a link to some great article about the tendency of certain types of online communities to generate into noise. That's all I really remember about it, that and that the author of the article really liked twitter. Does anybody have any idea what I'm talking about?
Figurative tomorrow
Jokes aside, it's funny how my usernames reflect how meta-mature I act.
Hey, yesterday was @JasonC's second anniversary in the Tavern.
Happy birthday @Jason
There I said it.
It can't be less precise than a year apart.
Half a year, actually.
9:30 PM
My statement is still true. Just less precise. :P
And spam was a topic of discussion since time immemorial.
Sep 16 '10 at 3:02, by Shog9
The dedicated SO spammers sicken me. I don't usually talk about SO users that way, but this stuff - scanning for semi-relevant topics just to post links back to their products - it's just cold. I'd actually rather see Viagra spam.
Sending Viagra spam to Shog
The first actual spam report, "here's a spam post (link)" was this one:
Oct 27 '10 at 9:21, by Yi Jiang
Oh geesh... half an hour and this spam still hasn't gathered enough flags? http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/61960/allow-for-comment-reply-to-usernames-with-less-than-three-characters-in-first-wor/68702#68702
9:36 PM
And... that completes this brief excursion down the memory lane. Back to review closevotes and whatnot.
@ShadowWizard <my finger is hovering over the ban button>
@bluefeet finger?? I was so sure you're using your feet.... :D
it really is my beak, then I can see the keyboard
Oh well, so Shog won't have any Viagra. Sending to @IͶΔ and @rene instead
This Viagra molecule is complex.
9:41 PM
Of course, it must solve complex... issues. :D
While the PPCG election room is a zoo, DSP is the opposite.
What's the opposite of a zoo, anyway?
Or maybe I should pick better metaphors.
@404 ooz?
Yes, that sounds about right.
9:45 PM
Sep 16 '10 at 3:04, by Shog9
Entenmann's Classic Devil's Food Donuts
Can't find those anymore. Sad.
It's disappointing that none of PPCG nominees posted their nomination in the form of a golfed script that prints their actual nomination.
@ShadowWizard you send a flower to Shog? What do you expect? Magic?
@rene flower? Where?? hides
@Shog9 At least the dedicated spammers are still here.
without devils food donuts and session lager to sooth my stomach, it's just not the same.
9:50 PM
@Shog9 crumb or frosted?
Clicked "back", expecting to go up in the catalog. Surprise...
@404 nothing within 20 miles of me :(
@Shog9 Let’s continue this discussion in chat. ;)
9:51 PM
nothing in Denver either
@AlexisKing don't suppose you brought donuts either
@Shog9 I did! I’ll email them to you.
@Shog9 they aren't available here either but I'm sure I saw them when I was back in CT
ok. Then, let's talk.
I think we are talking past each other a little bit. I am unsure why you think simply reducing the number of reviews would make things worse.
@AlexisKing increasing close votes rather
40 is the default limit for reviews
@Shog9 I think you may have missed the point, which is actually probably my fault for not making it clear enough. Let’s make it clear this time: I simply think the number of close votes should be increased to 60, but the CV reviews per day should remain capped at 40. That doesn’t require changing any of the logic (at least I would hope it doesn’t), and it accomplishes my goal. — Alexis King 16 hours ago
(context for anyone not fleeing)
9:54 PM
Yes, so, the issue is simple: once I finish the review queue I am basically out of close votes, which is frustrating. I simply want more close votes than I can spend in the queue so that I have enough available for ordinary, non-review browsing.
@AlexisKing ok?
Remember, very few people actually "finish" review on a regular basis (for close review). Fewer still use all their close votes.
@Shog I am unclear on what you are confused about. There is clearly some disconnect between what I am thinking and what you are saying. I intentionally included the “It was never about the queues” section onwards to explain the bulk of my frustrations.
(As well as some quotes demonstrating this is not an isolated problem.)
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