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12:05 AM
Monero is in private beta.
heh, clicking that URL lets you browse the questions, but if you press cancel on that page, you get nothing
I'm never sure about kenorb's involvement with a51. is he trying to get a diamond or something?
Some people get involved in pretty much every beta.
12:28 AM
in The Nineteenth Byte on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 3 mins ago, by quartata
@NewMetaPosts dammit normal changed their username again
so I'm writing my fifth scraper project
This time in JavaScript, versus nearly every other language the other times
it's coming along okay, besides Mongo being a pain to learn
12:51 AM
Are you stuck in the 1980s? Having trouble navigating these new fangled keyboards? Sounds like you need a qwerkywriter.com
@Quill I'm stuck in the 1980s, but the keyboards looked like:
this is why I don't work in marketing
I have one of these at home, but the motherboard fried a while ago
1:07 AM
I just want to sit down a WRITE SOFTWARE. I don’t want to spend an hour fixing my environment for an hour just so I can compile.
I am interested in write once, work a thousand years. Not write once, work a thousand seconds
2:03 AM
1 divided by 998001 gives a complete sequence from 000 to 999 in order. https://t.co/v5NhBAbAXq
For shame, Google. It skips 998. (I remember because I blogged about this.)
Well, it's not really Google, but...
@Quill you misspelled 1890s
Bio: I love cute fluffy animals and buttercream cakes while in front of computer that's connected to the internet
2:20 AM
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs Read the Google string-matching post. I love it when one of your children comes back to you.
In this case, lookaround, although that one is not especially inventive. Autovivification is more creative but less regarded.
Mmmmmm buttercream..........
I know, right? <3
autovivisection sounds like something a regex should be able to do
@Shog9 Do these things just come to you when you're floating in Shogspace?
if by that you mean reading chat, yes
2:30 AM
We are all floating in Shogspace when on SE
but now I'm trying to imagine an expression that rewrites itself
Wouldn't that be an AI
not necessarily
Serious, there is no real A.I. otherwise I should be able to tell the computer: I want you to implement this algorithm, here are the constraints (shortest time, best memory management etc), implement this for me in 90 mins.
if there was real AI, it would have already launched a site for itself
2:32 AM
one site? be ambitious, why not 1000 sites?
actually, overtake the internet
damn, only if there were bots smart enough, we could even put them as nominees for the next election
Why not set the AI loose on SE spammers
imagine, elect a bot!
2:34 AM
256 committed, a suspiciously round number area51.stackexchange.com/?tab=progress
you are not a bot, despite the fact you are trying hard to act like one
But still waiting for launch, while Monero went ahead today.
only if bots know how to give out misleading information, that would be a leaping step for A.I.
should I commit to it just to ruin that number? is that spiteful?
2:35 AM
@Quill curses forward
Is this like a RegDwigнt phase, @ᴡᴏʀᴅs?
@Telkitty I've actually been planning to do something similar. I wrote a express app that generates random (see definition of bias) page content based on the requesting domain, I just have to buy each domain and point it at the reverse proxy and they're all good
company lunch day :3
3:13 AM
Public beta should start soon... hopefully this week. — Greg Bray yesterday
Is there really no way to see primary vote counts without 1000 150 rep on the site? API doesn't return nomination posts (they have an Id, but are neither questions nor answers). The timeline doesn't exist, either.
I was curious about vote counts on Emrakul's nomination...
Found pretty old data, 12 hours ago:
in 2016 Puzzling Moderator Election on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 12 hours ago, by Lord of dark
Marius : 403 up - 18 down - 95.7% upvotes
GentlePurpleRain : 1495 up - 116 down - 92.8% upvotes
ABcDexter : 1263 up - 4 down - 99.7% upvotes
TheGreatDuck : 75 up - 3 down - 96.1% upvotes
Travis Kindred : 56 up - 14 down - 80% uptoves
Emrakul : 1659 up - 2045 down - 44.8% upvotes
Alconja : 648 up - 96 down - 87% upvotes
AeJey : 543 up - 34 down - 94% upvotes
Deusovi : 1340 up - 836 down - 61.5% upvotes
manshu : 972 up - 117 down - 89.2% upvotes
Peanut : 10 up - 5 down - 66.7% upvotes
2045 down
3:19 AM
@tchrist nice
It's a really good resource for regex esoterica.
It doesn't seem to have caught up with the "new" Perl syntax for regex class intersection, but that's ok since one can always use lookaheads.
(like for Arabic Letters, etc)
var emrakulPostId = 37417;
    type: "GET",
    url: "/posts/" + emrakulPostId + "/votes",
    dataType: "json",
    success: console.log
this code reveals the server politely declines these requests
Meaning stuff like /(?[ \p{Thai} & \p{Digit} ])/
Facebook has marked my app as malicious.
@Quill Its politeness shows its quality.
3:24 AM
Facebook banned all my coworkers for some reason too.
Kinda borked.
What's face book?
You don't want to know, kid.
T'ain't for you.
Coworkers are appealing FB ban.
Marx was right.
If I were you, I'd revel in this
time to sword fight or something
Hi! I have a doubt, can I promote here (chat) an addon?
It is an addon for the use of SE sites
3:27 AM
As long as you're not obnoxious about it, it should be fine
But not if it competes with DevDoodle.
@Quill ♬ Go revel, ye cupids, the day is your own.
@Quill see link:
Q: Stack Exchange Notifications inbox and achievements (Opera and Firefox)

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3:29 AM
@bjb568 is DevDoodle an addon for use on SE sites
Isn't that like a prophylactic?
@Quill Uh… sure.
Oh hey, the Shog is here.
I promise to try not to be annoying :)
3:46 AM
@bjb568 for malicious lack of jQuery?
heh, careful you don't lose the license to use React
@Quill *licence :)
Why am I a mod on a language site?
Christ, my english is nearly as bad as my math
> I think this problem may be related to python itself, not my code. I'm sure my code is right
some users in the AU chat spent like 20 minutes trying to explain object reference earlier
3:57 AM
Dative or accusative?
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs Nine and ninety and nine hundred times out of a thousand, he is wrong. But one time in a thousand he is right. Which one is it this time?
Unknown. There was no MCVE.
places his chips on the smart money
@Quill To be fair, it's simply because you've read more stuff about software licences from the United States than from elsewhere in the Anglosphere. The US uses license for both noun and verb, while everywhere else with English as a mother tongue uses licence for the noun and license for the verb — like advise/devise vs advice/device but without the voicing change. And common Romance only uses -c- for both.
Commonwealth speakers often make the opposite "mistake" and use -c- for both, but the norm outside the US is to distinguish noun from verb.
tl;dr americans infecting foreign culture yet again
I prefer to make distinθión myself, but it is my language so I write it as it pleases me to do so.
4:09 AM
I like WordPress when someone else is paid to deal with admin.
I'm not sure there's anything I wouldn't rather have somebody else adminning than me.
Not anybody else, mind you.
;-; I spent nearly two days writing a very shitty version of mongoose and I didnt even know it existed mongoosejs.com
I still think we're all lost in some dead COBOL programmer's acid dream.
Wait, that's SQL. Never mind.
Oo dear, google image search for 'granny flat' & 'granny fat' return totally different results. I hope I don't ever misspell the term again.
4:27 AM
I forgot all about Oasis for ~18 years, until xkcd.com/1624 Found them less annoying without the media hype.
@dorukayhan depends. Are you Tom Christiansen? — Braiam yesterday
Someone got a shout out. :) @tchrist
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs I only heard about them recently from an anime opening they did <_<
s/recently/11 months ago/
I understand, you were not yet born when every syllable uttered by either Gallagher was tabloid material.
I don't remember seeing Pops around on meta sites...
4:44 AM
Granted, there isn't much happening on meta sites recently.
it seems like most of the cm team are on holidays... or perhaps it's just bluefeet
in The Nineteenth Byte on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, yesterday, by Grace Note
@MartinEnder If possible I'd like to look at stuff beyond that when possible (other than question rep changes), but I'll have to finish my review of the sitch first. Slightly squashed between hosting a bunch of elections and also the upcoming Docs deal so I haven't been treating this the right amount of attention.
5:23 AM
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5:39 AM
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5:57 AM
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6:07 AM
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sd 3k
6:46 AM
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7:16 AM
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Awwww my Poképuzzle isn't getting much traction on Puzzling: puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/37835/4951
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7:39 AM
@James you wait on purpose to have batches of three? ;-)
Not really
I just wait until I happen to open the chat
Testing @words
@ShadowWizard can confirm. Those are words.
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More seriously: how would Smokey react to this?
@Derpy in posts? Nothing. It will only report if specific set of characters is used, something Chinese used to spam.
@Bart heh, @Norm chose something special this time.
7:52 AM
@ShadowWizard So, basically, Smokey wouldn't detect that post?
Let's hope no one think of this then.
8:13 AM
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8:42 AM
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@Derpy true. But luckily enough, spammers aren't so smart.... yet. :D
@Quill what... is it?
he put glitter in his car roof that would fall down when he got in
oh. Smart. Or not. :P
9:28 AM
@Quill did he? from the video, it seems almost like a "friend" had the brilliant idea to fill the air-conditioner faucet with glitter/confetti.
9:38 AM
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@Derpy true
sd k
9:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All of this user's posts are spam: user 66679 on webmasters.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector correct
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@Derpy oh, I suppose the aircon makes more sense :p
@Quill In the video, the glitter storm seems to start as soon as he turns on the engine, so...
10:16 AM
Please don't direct people to a different site - quote the relevant section directly here instead of forcing people off-site. — Oded ♦ 12 mins ago
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10:57 AM
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11:24 AM
@ShadowWizard It's Quill's fault.
wait what did I do?
Better you won't know.
12:26 PM
Did he do it again @ShadowWizard?
"I know this is the General Forum" ... wait what ... he didn't do what I think he did, did he? Ah yes, yes he did: forum.unity3d.com/threads/… Please don't do that, and keep in mind that this is not a forum, but a Q&A. Your question is unfortunately not within the scope of this site. — Bart 20 secs ago
we need a area 51 proposal for questions about forums
forums.stackexchange.com ... that's going to work just fine ...
I'll troll Robert Cartaino and the CoGro team with that one next april fools
I'm not sure I understand the purpose of this store. https://t.co/2YyS4QiLtN
duck vs titanic ship
12:36 PM
@Quill it's for collectors only
Hey @InfiniteRecursion ... @Telkitty is calling you fat!
not fat, larger than life
@Telkitty that loooks like the one on my shelf
the boat? :p
@Tel the correct term is "weight challenged".
not weight challenged if still floating :p
12:40 PM
You float better when fat, ask @Bart
@rene dude, I'm so fat I don't float. I hover.
A: Chakoteya.net links are broken

Marc GravellI have done a mass update to posts, post-history and comments for the following chakoteya urls: doctorwho → DoctorWho startrek → StarTrek nextgen → NextGen ds9 → DS9 voyager → Voyager enterprise → Enterprise If any others are affected, let me know by a comment here; I'll keep the script handy...

12:57 PM
@Bart is that nudge message you mention here a thing?
@rene Sounds like a Silicon Valley startup.
@bjb568 it is ...
I'm going to monetize the Glasses
@rene there was something at some point ... let me look
A: Remind new users to choose some answers?

Jeff AtwoodThis already happens -- below 1k rep (roughly) the question owner gets a reminder upon clicking upvote on any answers to their question: The text of the message, presented after clicking upvote, is: don't forget you can mark this as the accepted answer by clicking its check mark However,...

12:59 PM
@Bart I linked to that question from here but I don't think that will end the debate
I have no idea if that currently still is the case though.
I haven't asked questions in ... ever
So if you never upvote you'll not see that message Jeff mentioned?
I guess not, no
I don't know if there are additional nags
cough @Shog9 cough ^
Nice knowing you
/me runs ... loses weight ... unhovers ... noooooo
1:04 PM
@bjb568 link?
1:18 PM
This is one to keep:
On this site, you can ask questions about the engine that powers the Stack Exchange network. Not about other engines ... — Glorfindel 22 mins ago
I got call from apple & meeting request from google before, I thinking doing things on the borderline always gets you more attention than be an obedient lamb. Everyone wants to trap the little troll ... even though not for trolling but for potentially breaking the rules in some other ways ...
would be lovely to know how many blacklists I am sitting on
kitties of the internet, UNITE!
@Telkitty have you been perma-banned from Twitter yet? If not, you've got quite the way to go still
I have not really been active on any kind of social media in the recent years
1:25 PM
I'm more and more convinced that's a good thing
twitter doesn't - they spam me with the likes of 'newbie training, click on some tutorial quicky'
I'm personally tempted to delete my Facebook account, but several friends insist on using that to communicate ... email people ... that still exists.
I am not on facebook & defriended in real life. I was like sad for a few days. But then I was like 'this is awesome, time for more constructive things'.
I am too independent, I need to be less independent
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1:33 PM
@Telkitty except SE
SE is not a social media
@Telkitty for you it might be :D
@Bart @Telkitty needs to wear glasses..
1:43 PM
/me sits on @Telkitty
user image
I think that's what @Inf meant ^
@Bart Is ambiguous without comma after email.
Yes, can we please have that comma discussion again?
1:59 PM
@bjb568 That "start game" button isn't working for me. Or, something is happening really really slowly.
I've clicked "Start game" about 10 times now
Is that the game? "How many times will these losers click 'start'?"
because the answer for me seems to be about 10
That will do, please fill in our customer satisfaction survey
what's so malicious about the game??
@Telkitty other than the troll-cat took part in its development?
no one bans a game because of a developer
2:08 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of answer: Bloquear código fonte Django by Alan Ponte on pt.stackoverflow.com
@bjb568 did you spam various groups and asking them to download the game?
@Telkitty Is is a new form of "Cookie Clicker". Here, you click to join a game that doesn't exist :P
@Telkitty No.
@Andy Amazing.
That's a disabled button.
You need to join the game as a student, and have at least 2 players before you can start.
Obviously I'll clarify the game start thing.
Probably, the "game code" is the total number of click all the "users" did trying to start the game.
2:11 PM
I am still not seeing what's so bannable about the game
It said it was malware.
I clicked the start button and now I'm getting a phonecall from my credit card company ... what did you do?
I am sure facebook can tell a game from a malware
@bjb568 Yeah. Especially, if you have two buttons -> "Get Started" and "Start a new game" and they scroll past a bunch of words. Did any of those words you just zipped me over say I needed to be a student (or tell me to log in) or that I needed friends?
2:17 PM
I'm going to add a message that makes you not press a disabled button 10 times.
@Andy yes
dammit, slow internet makes editing suck
@bjb568 No...that should get you an achievement of some kind
"If at first you don't succeed..."
I'll pitch the idea of a badge to the designers.
@hichris123 Noted, and commented, albeit not regexly.
2:34 PM
@Andy Achievement unlocked: button abuser
This, right?
I have found a masterpiece.
2:51 PM
Here's how it works: the first answers rise to the top and stay on the top because our current sort values votes that are 8 years old as much as votes that happened today.
@AaronHall heh, you're still on it...
We should all be on it if we really want the best answers to rise to the top.
@AaronHall I'm sure that if SE wanted, something would have been done by now, at least some official response saying "OK, we're on it."
There was a bit of talk about deprecating obsolete answers, mostly from Tim Post and bluefeet.
Is this answer "obsolete" or just plain wrong? stackoverflow.com/a/472024/541136
2:56 PM
@AaronHall SO is offline right now.
hmm... SO is down.
Who wants to start unfounded rumors?
Indian Hacker Team is back!
Forming an alliance with Baba
"After chasing pokemon through the datacenter, one of our technicians tripped and toppled the server rack. We are scrambling to fail over to our backup data center"
2:58 PM
We don't want a bunch of one-offs to "deprecate". We need to automate. The way to do that is: 1) Unpin the accepted answer after 1 year, and 2) value more recent votes more than much older votes.
Or maybe @Jon did it?
@AaronHall go propose that on Meta?
We are aware of the Stack Overflow issue, working to address it ASAP.
I think I have too much to gain from it, and it will not be accepted coming from me.
@Bart too bad they almost never update their official channels
Given how important an issue it seems to be to you, you'd have a lot to gain. And I don't see why you proposing it is of any influence on it being accepted or not @AaronHall
3:00 PM
@AaronHall but really, did you start an official feature request in MSE or MSO? Here you gain very little by repeating those things.
@Andy The racks are anchored. (Both ceiling and floor, if I recall correctly.)
We are aware of issues affecting all Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange QA sites, we are investigating now.
We both know that all actions that appear to be driven by self-interest usually receive a very poor reception.
when looking at your own profile, on main sites only, if you have between 125 and 3000 rep...
...for each question between 3 and 60 days old with at least 1 answer that isn't closed or bountied...
...you'll get a message like this:
> Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?
@Shog9 great, thanks. Good to know
3:02 PM
@ShadowWizard yes
@rene cool!
Answer by Aaron Hall below is much better: stackoverflow.com/a/28059785/618045Sklavit Jul 14 at 8:10
@AaronHall so make it appear as not being driven by self-interest .
I'm a bad salesman.
@JonEricson That just means you have to run faster to catch that pokemon.
3:03 PM
We are experiencing downtime. "Downtime" sounds a lot calmer than, "Oh, crap - everything's broken & NO ONE IS GETTING HELP!!!" We're on it.
I'll be told I "didn't do it right."
@AaronHall so then we're done here I think? No point in discussing this any further at length if you're not going to act on it.
We are aware of issues affecting all Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange QA sites, we are investigating now.
@Yeedle @RyanSeacrest @StackOverflow yes
Maybe someone here could ask for me!
@Bart ranting is fine too, that's what we got chat for. Better than keeping all this inside until it blows. :D
3:05 PM
@ShadowWizard I don't like to rant, you know that.
@Bart sure. You like popcorn and watching drama. ;)
(and sitting on ducks)
This isn't a rant, it's a UX problem that needs fixing.
@Aaron seriously now, I doubt many care as much as you do. Not trying to demoralize you, just trying to make you lower expectations.
3:07 PM
@ShadowWizard do you want the oldest answer at the top, an arbitrary answer (pinned by being accepted) or the one with the most of the recent votes, say over the past year?
I also think that certain bugs are deal breakers and really awful, yet accept the fact it might take years until they're fixed. That's just how things work.
@AaronHall of course I want the best answers to be on top. Problem is, it's nearly impossible to have an automated system to detect what is the best answer.
And if you got a brilliant idea how to achieve this nearly impossible thing, go ahead and make a concrete suggestion. :)
how about a system informed by votes and the timing of those votes?
What I propose is pretty simple.
So create a new account and use it to post your idea. This way nobody will suspect it's biased.
Write it up and post it. Stop worrying about perceptions
If it is any consolation, we all hate everybody in equal amounts
Top answer rank sort should be based first on the votes over the past year, and then total votes (to break ties).
3:11 PM
This way you'll also see who really supports it, here we don't have many users.
Nah, I don't do sock-puppets.
It's just a matter of laziness. I don't have the time.
Maybe I will write it up.
But I expect it to get down-voted to heck.
Take your time. There is no hurry. You don't need to finish it right here, right now
@Bart considering he's on it for months now, I'd say time isn't the issue. :)
Exactly. Do a proper write-up over another month and you should have a pretty damn good post.
3:15 PM
I'll think about it some more.
gotta get back to work.
oh my, SO still down.
@AaronHall good luck!
@AaronHall worst case, do a writeup, put it somewhere where we can see it, and we'll look at it before you post it.
hmm... MSO is up
Q: We are aware of the Stack Overflow issue, working to address it ASAP

JonHStackoverflow.com seems to be down. It appears to be service is unavailable. Is it just me or is everyone else experiencing the same issue? I checked the stack status Twitter account, and there is no mention of maintenance. What gives?

@Bart yeah, Google Docs is one option
Anyway, hope that unlike previous crashes, they'll tell what happened this time. Love the gory details!
spoiler: regex sucks! https://twitter.com/Nick_Craver/status/755784084719370240
3:20 PM
We are deploying a fix to the web tier now. ETA 3.5 minutes for a full deployment.
Stack Overflow is now coming back online. Details to follow.
FYI, congrats, you broke StackOverflow. twitter.com/Nick_Craver/status/755785404285067264Will 1 min ago
Nick deleted his tweet pointing to that question... it was
> This was the post that took down the Stack Overflow homepage (and as a result, our load balancer health check): stackoverflow.com/questions/38484433/…
Perhaps a revision was redacted, I don't see a reason for it to break anything.
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs yeah, Nick hard deleted 20k characters or so.
Wonder how a single post was able to break SO like that.
3:30 PM
essentially, there was an expression that looked for "whitespace followed by end of string". And it encountered tons of whitespace but no end of string.
If we could rank our answers correctly, we would have likely avoided this whole thing.
Add that as an argument
Also, DevDoodle doesn't have this regex problem.
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs yeah, it's been redacted now but the original revision had an extremely large number of spaces at the end of one line of code.
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs Of course not.
3:34 PM
How good of @bjb568 to still keep supporting smaller amateur sites like this one
thinks of other brash assertions to argue for his desired outcome
is confused
@Shog9 Reminds me of this one, heh
Different problem area this time though, it looked like. Amazing how well some people manage to abuse Markdown, heh
eh; I think the lessons here are,
1) we could really use a tool for cleaning up code as it's being posted
2) Unicode ruins everything
Lessons here, lessons everywhere.
SE and Unicode is like water and cats.
or like lipids, but also like cats
3:42 PM
Sure, no question can be posted until code passes a linter.
For Python, use Flake8 with default settings, that'll teach them...
Can my proposal be implemented as a userscript?
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs Python would get 1 new question a month because everyone would just give up with the flake8 errors. That one question would be Martijn wondering if everyone was still ok and then migrating it to meta.
The linter should also ban PHP.
3:46 PM
@AaronHall Sure, a userscript could re-sort answers; in principle it could also look at the timeline to see the dynamics of votes, but it gets complicated then.
Just ban all content. Then we solve the bad post problem as well. Sure, we'll catch some false positives, but that surely only a tiny percentage.
@ᴡᴏʀᴅs that was precisely my idea. I've never made a userscript before, and I'm unsure how to get started, can you point me in the right direction?
@AaronHall Stack Apps has a bunch of examples, such as Quick navigation between answers by nicael
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