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12:00 AM
That's what I do, except I throw in Close review in between (which uses up downvotes as well.)
why is this on the featured area on meta.se?
@OldBunny2800 See Let's experiment with town-hall-style chat events by Ana on meta.stackexchange.com
Nothing of note is happening here right now; the sidebar shows an upcoming event.
@Meta I did for a while, but then I got bored of going through close questions and identifying if they're really deletion-worthy. Now I just go through questions which were identified to be closed but never got the votes & are 30-day roomba eligible.
I meant the actual close review, script-enhanced by adding a downvote button.
12:07 AM
@Sunshine @JasonC sorry to bother, could you pin chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/4864725#4864725?
Tanks in advantage.
@Meta Oh, I was talking about the 9-day roomba part.
But I think it's true it's a loss cause if only myself doing the feeding. With only 1 downvote, I can only do it on questions with score of 1, and it's already reaching year 2013.
There are some interesting edge cases. This question is closed, has no answer, and scores 2. But with 48K views it appears to still be helpful, thanks to answer-edited-in-question.
Although... @wa_status has not tweeted since February 2014.
1:12 AM
If I yawned any harder I think I might dislocate my jaw
1:34 AM
Left: Chrome 50, Right: Chrome 52
FF and Safari are consistent with Left.
@hichris you guys broke flexbox with position absolute
how big is the width on those windows?
I have no chrome extensions, so it isn't that.
@bjb568 Not my fault... but be warned, Chrome seems to like to break flexboxes a lot.
1:37 AM
@Quill 400px @2x
@hichris123 Well, you guys better not be breaking DevDoodle on mainline.
I have chrome 52 and [status:no-repro] for me
@Quill Weird. Maybe try hard reloading?
1:41 AM
No repro on 51.
@bjb568 No flirting in this chat.
Humph, reset flags and it's still here.
Sep 14 '15 at 11:23, by inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M
I have a big hole in the middle if you like. O.o
@tchrist Tell that to Smokey
I was going to say the same thing
1:51 AM
Have a seat over there
sd why
@bjb568 [:4865446] Body - Position 224-236: fake id card
sd f
@AndrewT. [:4865448] That message is not a report.
1:57 AM
@SmokeDetector f
2:24 AM
Rolled out private programs on DevDoodle! devdoodle.net/dev/54
the IFTTT, Mail and Twitter icons all have the same color pattern ;-; I have walls of blue notifications
I just merged a git conflict like a pro.
I am such a legend.
When using the git commit command line thing, I even managed to exit out of vim successfully!
True pros don't have merge conflicts
Q: Expand content with user generated tutorials

Alon EitanAfter a brief discussion with @MonicaCellio (In the comment) - It has come to my attention that perhaps I chose the wrong words to describe my original idea (In the edit history). When I wrote "social features" I was actually suggesting an alternative way to for users to share their knowledge usi...

Feature request: Make SE DevDoodle.
Feature request: Make personal blog DevDoodle.
2:38 AM
have a cat memes button
> Silly bleeders
Offensive to haemophiliacs.
Soon this user will be bothered by "we" people as well...
3:28 AM
Happy 2nd birthday to me... 2nd Yearling on Math. Two years, 45091 votes down, 24860 to close, 10258 to delete. A drop in a bucket.
The site added 343,149 questions during this time, excluding deleted ones.
Granted, SO added 484,722 questions in the last two months.
Congrats newblet! 🏆
4:28 AM
4:48 AM
sd k
5:22 AM
sd 3k
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@AndrewT. Done
12 messages moved to Sandbox
6:15 AM
@Sunshine thanks so much for cleaning up this place ✨
@Sunshine Thanks!
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7:06 AM
I saw a meme a while ago that looked to be saying that opening all the ports on a machine can be a very bad idea, even if it's only done for a very short time. I don't want to make anything worse :/. — Peter David Carter 13 hours ago
People are taking their tech advice from memes now? ...
To be fair, I've seen some Actual Advice Mallard's that can be handy
@Bart Someone else's expense is the best learning tool
7:31 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Does a 24V inverter consume the same amount of wattage as a 12V inverter? by Abirami N on electronics.stackexchange.com
7:54 AM
@S.L.Barth done. Amazing how many people abuse backticks... so much crap. Fighting this is impossible.
I considered rejecting those as "vandalism" at some point, but since it doesn't have any real impact it's also pointless.
@ShadowWizard Thanks. It's scary that it was almost approved.
Hopefully, with the rejection, it will send the right message to the editor. Too many editors think they're doing a good job, thanks to our bloody robo-reviewers.
@S.L.Barth yeah... 90% of those abusing backticks are from India. @Dro maybe you can do something? e.g. post advertisements in your local media "STOP ABUSING BACKTICKS". :D
For some odd reason, they think it's just a way to highlight words, instead of italics.
True. But we can talk about it later. Got some work to do.
So, thanks for the help, I'll see you around!
Have fun!
Don't work too hard, take example from @Bart. ;)
@ShadowWizard lol, I might also arrange a "how to post question on SO" conference in different cities ;)
8:05 AM
@DroidDev that would be awesome! With swag! :D
@ShadowWizard yea, and when people ask me how do you know so much about it, I'll just tell them that I've read "How to ask" section on website ;)
smooth as silk
smooth as milk
Is there a special circle in hell reserved for people that use == to compare Strings in Java?
Inb4 Circle in hell for people who use Java
Isn't == the common equality operator? @James
Unless something drastically changed since my days in university ~10 years ago...
Well, it works in my unit tests, but not on the Tomcat Server
and has resulted in my day flying away on the wings of frustration
8:13 AM
@JamesENL maybe if you compare different types... in such case it's your fault. ;)
String1 == String 2 returns true in unit tests, returns false on the Tomcat Server
@JamesENL maybe case sensitive issue
All my rage
I think it's that it's actually the same object in unit tests, so it returns true, but when deployed, it's 2 different instances of a String object, which == will compare as false.
@JamesENL yeah, you should use .equals() anyway
Q: How do I compare strings in Java?

Nathan HI've been using the == operator in my program to compare all my strings so far. However, I ran into a bug, changed one of them into .equals() instead, and it fixed the bug. Is == bad? When should it and should it not be used? What's the difference?

I know I should, the person who wrote this before me obviously missed that memo
8:15 AM
@JamesENL fire him! Burn him with fire! :D
But yeah, that's a big headache. :/
He probably came from JavaScript
He's usually an iOS developer, that probably would explain it
@JamesENL switch to C#, it's smart enough to compare the value of strings :)
Ha! I wish
@JamesENL They will be reincarnated as SharePoint end users.
Good lord that's cruel
8:26 AM
@JamesENL (It is a little know fact, but us SharePoint developers are actual shinigami )
8:54 AM
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9:45 AM
@ShadowWizard saywhatnow?
9:56 AM
@Bart Don't work too hard, take example from @Bart! :D
But ... but ... I work hard
But... not "too" hard... :D
You know too much ...
I have eyes everywhere... ;)
10:24 AM
@ShadowWizard like this?
@Telkitty nah, if anything, then like this:
Though @Bart can surely beat this beholder easily.
that ... big mouth ...
@Meta Not a policy, but more of a shutting-the-oversensitive-up-in-the-meta.
@Telkitty well, it eats big things...
11:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: How come energy manipulation is considered so powerful? by Rick Davis on scifi.stackexchange.com
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1:45 PM
@Meta sorry for the big delay - was away for my tenth wedding anniversary, so was mostly offline for 3 days. Regarding the quality project, I'm not sure we'll ever be done, exactly. We were really pleased with how much triage system and new queues helped the front page. That said, there's still a lot of wood to chop. In particular, I'm hopeful we can get some work done on the "ask question" page to help new users avoid a lot of the most common problems.
2:23 PM
@Jaydles you mean adding "templates" as described here?
BTW congrats for the wedding anniversary! :)
Also, if that question is what you have in mind regarding "get some work done on the "ask question" page" then better break @TimPost silence there and post a comment, @Jay :)
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3:15 PM
in Sugarcube Corner, 13 secs ago, by Derpy
The purple plush is here! Long live the plush
4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Message in a Bottle):
I tried to send a message back, but I accidentally hit 'reply all' and now the ocean is clogged with message bottles.
@xkcdBot lol
> When you serve millions of users, you'll quickly find out how limited your imagination for user input is. Users be crazy. Bots be crazier. -- Nick Craver at 6:55 AM - 2 May 2016 via Twitter
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8:26 PM
@bjb568 Why?
@Unihedron pun: 'Meta Uni', where uni is university, is 2 pings.
8:44 PM
The LQP queue dipped below 100 today.
Last time that happened was April 11th.
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Are there any plans to send a probe to orbit a black hole? by user14301 on space.stackexchange.com
9:00 PM
@bjb568 thank you
I'll ping you everyday, @uni
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10:31 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Can magic cause others to ignore me? by Kathyxyz on islam.stackexchange.com
A: Aren't new users throttled asking questions anymore?

Shog9Sorry about that. I'd hoped the other rate-limits we'd built in over the past couple of years would pick up the slack here, but... That didn't quite happen. Here's a handy graph of users who hit the new-user asking limit per week, by week: And here's a corresponding graph of users who hit th...

> The new-user ask limit is now one question every 40 minutes, network-wide. That means only 1 question every 40 minutes on Stack Overflow, but also means you'd need to wait 40 minutes after asking a question on, say, Woodworking to ask a related question on Crafting or Home Improvement. And yes, gnat, it also means you'd need to wait 40 minutes after asking a question on Stack Overflow before asking a question on Programmers.
> Rolling rate-limits kick in faster. Like, immediately. If your first question is downvoted and you try to ask another one 40 minutes later, you'll be forced to wait at least a day. That's potentially very harsh... But probably also better than penalizing everyone for the behavior of a few. We'd always intended rolling rate-limits to supplant the new-user rate-limits, and this will hopefully allow them to do so.
Do we still have a lot of cross-site spammers? Or are they mostly using new accounts?
10:49 PM
@bjb568 Editing is specifically for fixing formatting issues. Not only does it make it easier to read the question, it provides opportunities for new users to understand how they should have formatted the question. — Trisped 6 hours ago
@bjb568 Please provide a link detailing that. The only instructions I can find are on the editing page which mentions that only substantial edits should be included, but does not define it. Since the formatting changes above are instantly recognizable and make the post easier to read, I consider them to be substantial. — Trisped 3 hours ago
@bjb568 The editing page which is in your first link only indicates that the post should be significantly better (which the listed change is), and I did not see anything problems that were not fixed (not that problems I observer were observed by the editor). The second link backs that trivial changes are not minor. The third post is not relevant since it is not current guidance, but that also does not say that formatting changes are minor. I am specifically asking why this case is not substantial. — Trisped 12 mins ago
@Trisped I edited the post to demonstrate that there are other correctable things. The change did not make it better, it made it significantly and objectively worse by introducing errors and without correcting actual problems. Furthermore, the edit failed to address other problems in the post which obviously has substantial problems given its current score. Suggested edits should not, by community consensus and official guidelines, polish turds. This question is a turd. Suggested edits should address all significant problems with a post. The edit did not. You misinterpreted Shog's post. — bjb568 1 min ago
It's like people don't understand editing these days.
> Oh yeah, inserting random formatting into posts should be encouraged!
How the hell can you construe Shog's post, which is cracking down on minor edits and their approvers, as something that says "trivial changes are not minor", a pure logical contradiction?
People these days… We need to give'm a skewling.
@hichris123 juriya activity went down a lot after the cross-site limit was introduced.
11:11 PM
@Meta Maybe this'll even further lessen cross-site spamming. Although from a cursory glance of metasmoke it appears most spammers are just creating new accounts.
Back when cross-site limits were announced, it seemed they overwrote something site-specific, which I couldn't quite understand. Apparently, this is now what the issue with SO is... though I still couldn't understand exactly what happened.
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11:28 PM
Heh, apparently somebody was so considerate so as to register devd.io and point it to DD's DNS… weird.
Obviously SSL is borked with it.
> throttle, verb. 1. attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them
@Meta This is what DevDoodle will do.
11:55 PM
@bjb568 who.is/whois/devd.io
> I'm Aldo Cortesi, a coder and security consultant living in Dunedin, New Zealand. I hack on things that interest me, and run Nullcube, a small security consultancy that provides services worldwide.
Well, his DNS is screwed.

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