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12:13 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in answer: Thick carbon layer on wok? by joe on cooking.stackexchange.com
12:46 AM
A confluence of celebrities: question closed by two SE employees, and answered by Jon Skeet.
Q: C# three bools one true at a time

amedeirosI have three booleans in c#. Each allows for a different menu to be open. However, only one can be true at any given time. So if i press a button and that button turns the corresponding boolean true to the corresponding menu, but I want a slick check that turns the others false if they are true b...

1:07 AM
What’s the collective noun for celebrities?
I've long suspected that the definitions "a group of {animal name} is called a {noun}" are generated by picking a random noun from a dictionary.
And haven't seen much evidence to the contrary.
Following this method: a group of celebrities is called a tension.
Let's go and spread awareness of yet another collective noun.
5:17 AM
@zaq I agree. Centering only makes sense for titles.
@zaq I was wondering about this myself. In any case, the word I was groping for was probably "anonymous" rather than "aggregated". I have no idea what I was thinking.
6:17 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, mostly non-Latin answer: Can "in ways" be used as as synonym for "how"? by 땅땅땅빵 on ell.stackexchange.com
7:03 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body, repeated URL at end of long post: these tablets ensure that you deliver by Sproblod1961 on workplace.stackexchange.com
7:33 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: With Wordpress themes, where do I store the images and files relatively? by Urs Seo on wordpress.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: UK Family Visa Refused, how long till I reapply? by judith on travel.stackexchange.com
7:52 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer: Could an electric engine provide the same performance as jet engines on current aircraft? by Francis on aviation.stackexchange.com
8:22 AM
Goodbye, cruel world
8:36 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL in title, link at end of body: villainteriors.co.in/stainless-steel-gate/ by user344484 on meta.stackexchange.com
8:46 AM
I'm tempted to vote to delete this answer... wrong and misleading.
(author ignores all comments.)
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9:57 AM
@zaq People with different goals and see different aspects ... like a wolf questioning why a rabbit likes to eat grass. Except a wolf probably never questions why a rabbit likes to eat grass, because instinct of the wolf is telling it to hunt and eat the rabbit.
10:08 AM
@ShadowWizard that's the 'beauty' of technology ... so many different versions of software
more than 24,000 unique Android devices—both smartphones and tablets
10:20 AM
fun 4 android developers ...
@Telkitty huh? How is this even remotely related to what I said??
There are billions of stars.....
@ShadowWizard User blacklisted (298969 on meta.stackexchange.com).
11:04 AM
@ShadowWizard Because certain bugs only reflect on certain OS versions or on certain devices. Although true that the person who answered the question didn't test on the versions that the question has indicated.
11:21 AM
@ShadowWizard No, that's not great. More stars means we lose importance in the universe
11:33 AM
more star is more irony ... that with more than 7 billion of us, none of us have ever lived on another planet
so intelligent
@ShadowWizard There are trillions of stars even
And it is still likely that humanity will never leave our solar system
meh, I am more optimistic about that ...
11:56 AM
@Telkitty did you survive the camping without connectivity or was it advertised wrongly?
1 day/night without internet was nothing compared to a few months without 24/7 access to internet when I was overseas some years back
I would spend Friday night in internet cafes because I was that addicted ...
@Telkitty as far as I can tell, it happens on all browsers.
@M.A.R. huh! Knew this will lure you out of your hole! :D
@ShadowWizard What would? O.O
12:46 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: How do I correct an HSA distribution when I was refunded by a health provider? by JEAN WAITE on money.stackexchange.com
1:14 PM
@Telkitty sure, and if you consider to take 2 phones and a tablet on a camping trip, you're still addicted ;)
I only took 2 phones
You mean you took only two phones?
they are on different carriers, different carrier means different coverage
1:37 PM
I’ve never heard of backpacking from cell tower to cell tower before.
2 hours later…
@tchrist survival ...
@AaronHall pew pew
3:46 PM
That one should be magically mind-blowing.
4:34 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, link at end of answer: Keyword Metadata Translation? by email database on tridion.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in body, repeating words in body: This is an absolute kek by user41194 on crypto.stackexchange.com
5:07 PM
Q: Starburst vs Skittles

John Smith=================Starburst vs Skittles! What's your favorite?=================

Closeflagged as primarily opinion based.
A: Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site

John SmithCould support also be added for comments (upvote, flag, edit, delete)?

5:57 PM
@hichris123 what about it?
Same user
6:12 PM
Perhaps there's someone who would be able to answer this on TeX - LaTeX Meta:
Q: Community promotion ads page not found 404

doedThere are only about five (5) ads available. Namely, Carlisle and cricket, Carlisle and Undocumented features, Cereda and the duck, Beaton's lowercase, and Hupfer's Arabic numerals. What happened with the rest? thanks.

Our Community promotion ads went through a small glitch period where some items weren't available.
6:26 PM
7:21 PM
@Werner I'm sure I saw the same thing reported elsewhere, but can't find it now. Possibly deleted after the problem was resolved.
(I.e., network wide glitch or something to do with the way SREs tinker with the system.)
I thought Jon's room would have the record of all meta posts, but his feeds are selective... Emacs, Parenting, Aviation, Sound Design, MathOverflow, Computer Science, Mechanics, Vi, Skeptics, elementary OS, Retrocomputing, and ...
... and "my metas" filter, which covers Hermeneutics, Christianity, Philosophy, Spanish, Ebooks, History, Islam, Astronomy, Space, Lego, Wordpress, Cryptography, DSP, Puzzling, Earth Science and Math Educators.
Hm, MathOverflow and Math.Ed are included, but not Mathematics.
I think I'm going to feed all meta posts into Normal Chatroom, so that I can find at least the snippets of deleted ones. (Unless someone is already doing this elsewhere...)
7:30 PM
But since this can be useful to others (to confirm that the meta post you've seen wasn't your imagination), maybe it should be something with a less obscure name...
Ha! I just identified a particular Vienna Instruments sound in a youtube video. I'm so pro.
@zaq oh, just a random troll... good thing the account is now nuked.
I feel so pro now I think I need to actually buy OmniFocus.
@bjb568 you'll never be @Pro
7:38 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Choosing an open source Continuous Delivery solution for programming education by Ilan Yaniv on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
When a feed posts to a room, does it bump the room to the top of active ones? I hope not.
@zaq I wouldn't bet on that ...
Jon's room has an active feed of metas, but I don't see it on top of active list, even when the Tavern is quiet.
I'm thinking of putting a "Log of Meta posts" room under chat.meta domain, which seems a logical place for it. Pro: snippets of all meta posts are logged and are searchable. Con: some spam would be logged too (but Meta.SE doesn't get nearly as much spam now as it did before The Notification Debacle). Potential con: if the room is bumped all the time, I won't do it.
@zaq hmm, you're right
7:51 PM
> Rooms are expected to be on the same topics as Meta Stack Exchange, as described in the Meta Stack Exchange faq.
For one thing, "faq" looks bad when in lowercase. For another, there is no FAQ, the link meta.stackexchange.com/faq gets redirected to /tour
@zaq it looks like active doesn't mean one person babbling in a room
One person is enough, but Feeds doesn't count as a person.
It doesn't count for room-freezing purposes, either.
@zaq I'm talking in one other room atm
it doesn't bump the room for me
7:55 PM
Ah, so if it's the same person who spoke last time, then it's not a new activity, just a continuation of their monologue.
@zaq do you want to have users post in that room? if not you might want to change it to gallery
I can't, not enough rep. Hopefully won't be a problem. Jon's room doesn't attract a lot of random talking people, despite an explicit invitation.
@zaq I'm happy to do that for you, if you make me RO for a moment
@rene Sure.
I also don't mind you staying as RO, may be useful in case I get my account deleted again.
8:01 PM
OK, done
@zaq I leave that to you.
8:14 PM
Today is November 20th (UTC, etc), which is exactly one month since the last Documentation update.
8:44 PM
I decided to look back at the Q&A changes (since Spring 2012, wasn't around before that), to see what worked really well (in my opinion).
July 2012: Review system --- June 2013: Closing reform --- July 2013: Flags to close not shown to mods --- April 2014: Meta.SO split from Meta.SE --- April 2014: NAAs processed by review --- May 2014: Dupehammer
--- March 2015: Self-closing as a dupe
That last one is kind of a stretch, but otherwise I'd have to admit there was no major progress since May 2014.
that last sentence is a bit sad :(
But maybe Q/A is done?
You can't improve it any further, time to move on and invent documentation and teams?
Perhaps this is what they thought...
8:58 PM
So, Twitter will hand over @POTUS. Doesn’t the Avatar change for all previous tweets? Someone is going to have fun with screenshots…
I wonder how many elected positions in how many countries they are going to keep track of.
I think just American ones as of now... not sure though.
Well there are 50 state governors, etc.
Just rename it? The country I mean ...
9:22 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in answer: What is the difference between reacting and dissolving? by Aaliyan on chemistry.stackexchange.com
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10:27 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: How to get Ingress portal ownership duration? by Edward on gaming.stackexchange.com
10:59 PM
I just got an Erreur message.
Votre requête n'a pas pu être traitée. L'erreur suivante est survenue:
HTTP 452
Erreur is so ridiculous a word.
yeah, that extra 'r'

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