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user340193
12:04 AM
Is there a good description of code snippets on SO?
 
user340193
@TheGuywithTheHat That's just what I am looking for ! Thanks
 
12:26 AM
I'm back
Merry New Yearmas
 
12:37 AM
> to ensure that the same-origin policy is not in effect
This is… wrong.
It's to leverage SOP, which is pretty much the opposite of what was said.
SO really doesn't know anything about frontend.
 
user315433
Yeah, but at least they know to avoid the word leverage.
 
It's to use SOP. Whatever.
 
 
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2:26 AM
I'm going to create a synonymless bjblang.
 
user315433
Turns out, Quora vs Stack Exchange is a tag with over a hundred posts...
 
> Stack Exchange question and answer regulations are sometimes accused of being draconian
 
@zaq well, I guess Quora wins on that particular metric then
 
user315433
2:56 AM
Possibly, because on SE such questions often end up deleted.
 
user315433
My advice is to not ignore the company handbook the way you did this sites help section. — whatsisname 37 mins ago
 
user315433
11 hours ago, by Shog9
@rene ok, script now rejects proposed changes and destroys their authors.
 
user315433
But when I robo-review, it's somehow considered a bad thing. :/
 
there ain't nothing good about this script :-/
but, let me get back to refinishing on my last day off
 
user202362
 
user202362
3:05 AM
look alikes
 
user202362
that curve ...
 
user202362
C or bell curve, depends on whether standing or laying down
 
user315433
3:36 AM
> Stack Exchange is your TA. Quora is your bartender.
 
user315433
5:10 AM
 
user315433
(text copied from another answer)
 
user315433
If a chatroom exists on chat.SE server but its parent site is set to Meta.SE, what gives mod powers in that room: mod status on SE or MSE?
 
mew to all O/
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Q: How to properly handle these type of Questions

Maňish YadavDoes downvotes helps them really if someone is still arguing to have subjective discussions on some sort of specific topic. waiting for good suggestions :-) thanks

 
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user315433
A questionable answer bumped up obvious 3-year old spam...
 
6:15 AM
much more alike ^
 
 
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9:04 AM
@ShadowWizard I did vote on that one. I was the first vote. Shame on you!
 
9:26 AM
@Bart huh! So it means @rene didn't vote... assumed he did vote before asking others to do that. How rude! :P
 
What can I tell you. Dutch people ...
2
 
Luckily @random came for the rescue... (yeah, check if he's pingable, everyone... ;))
@zaq what do you mean? What is the spam?
 
It wasn't closed when I requested the delete votes. I assumed it would be once you got here ... but yeah ... the Dutch ...
 
9:45 AM
@rene the Flying Bartman?
 
:D
Yes, that
 
(by the way, thanks to Wikipedia article on the Dutchman, today I learn that Nami's Fata Morgana is based on a true kind of mirage. That explains a lot.)
 
user202362
 
11:07 AM
@rene oh, lol. So who's to blame? ;)
!!/blame
 
@ShadowWizard It's Telkitty's fault.
 
Fair enough.
@JNat not pingable?! :(
@JNat cross site spammer, if you're up for this... stackexchange.com/users/9959212/rajitha-kona?tab=activity
 
11:34 AM
@ShadowWizard - have you got a minute? Need someone for a test.
 
12:06 PM
@Derpy kind of... what test?
 
simple....
go to the Sugarcube for a second.
@ShadowWizard you will find two links there. Just check if both of them take you to the same page. And no, it is not an attempt at Amped Up, it is something I noticed while posting a question there. May have found a "bug"
 
hmm... think it was "found" before, maybe by @zaq not sure.
 
@ShadowWizard will have to check.
still in the 6-8 something to fix period I assume...
 
12:27 PM
Chimney is about to freeze in 5 days....
 
weather forecasts are predicting -12C for thursday here
gonna be a brittle cold week
 
whoa
Here it's 10C, and considered cold. :D
(average is around 15 for this time of year)
@Magisch Maybe Hell will freeze again?
;)
 
one around 20° N , the other probably somewhere at 60° N...
 
@Derpy what's the "N"?
 
north
around Cancer.
I was talking about latitude, based on the temperatures ye claimed :P
 
12:39 PM
lol
Interesting enough, Hell is actually in 42° N
Is this just a coincidence? ;)
 
@ShadowWizard Free to to think that the meaning of life is that we will all go to hell, but I will stick to the MLP based interpretation.
 
266 total population. LOL
@Derpy which is?
 
@ShadowWizard you hoped for 666?
 
@Derpy nah, that would have been too awesome. :D
(and mayor named Satan... ;))
 
@ShadowWizard which later changes his name to Hercule?
 
12:49 PM
:)
 
@ShadowWizard I may have referenced that one once in the den. If you know the Guide, and the radio play it was based upon, you will know that is strongly hinted that the question and the answers refereed to something that would make people finally happy.
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Q: In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, does the answer the Earth was built for refer to the girl?

ResistanceIsUselessI'm listening to the radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and earlier it was mentioned that a girl on Earth discovered something that will make everything alright, and before she could tell anyone over the telephone about it, the Earth blew up. Later, Deep Thought mentions that ...

 
@Derpy yeah, but it never said how it would make them happy. :)
 
> And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.
Twilight cutie mark is a set of 7 six-pointed stars. Exactly 42 points. That one is also regarded as the symbol of "friendship" (and harmony). Take your conclusions.
Don't know if it was intentional.
I like to think it was an improbable coincidence.
that said...
they probably noticed at some point...
 
1:05 PM
@Derpy the answer is... love and friendship. :-)
Now to convince the world leaders, and everything will be good in the world. :D
 
@ShadowWizard aim for something more probable. Like a magical red gate to a world full of candy colored ponies to open up in the circle of rocks in the garden behind your house on a stormy night.
(congratulations to anyone getting the hidden reference)
 
@Derpy I don't have a garden behind my house. ;)
 
 
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3:04 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: How much irradiation from the sun is required to generate solar power by yoshiserry on sustainability.stackexchange.com
 
huh??
@SmokeDetector why?
 
@ShadowWizard Blacklisted user - blacklisted for sustainability.stackexchange.com/questions/5708 (m.erwaysoftware.com/posts/by-url?url=//…) by http:metasmoke
 
umm... that's a totally valid Q/user
 
@ShadowWizard User is not blacklisted.
 
....
@Undo @hichris123 what's going on with Smokey? ^
Is it bored due to not enough spam?
 
user202362
3:21 PM
@jon are there any known 1337 hackers on SE team?
 
@ShadowWizard maybe a misclick: metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/50658
 
@ShadowWizard Not Smokey's fault this time. Human error
 
@Undo User is not blacklisted.
 
That was already removed.
 
@Undo yeah, a while ago by @Glorfindel
 
3:29 PM
@Andy Yeah, trying to figure out why it wasn't removed with the fp feedback on the original post
Unless that was during metasmoke-websocket-craziness day, which is possible
 
@Undo it was manually reported if it matters (the original post triggering the blacklist)
 
yeah, saw that
 
 
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user315433
4:49 PM
> So you feel better about your day, here's me throwing 130,000 null refs on Stack Overflow production in under 15 seconds: pic.twitter.com/PyGyRj1WUU -- Nick Craver at 8:02 AM - 3 Jan 2017
 
user315433
Meh, top rep page. When Roomba fails to run, that is a disaster indeed.
 
5:29 PM
I assume I, as in not being a moderator, can only know if a tag is blacklisted by either sticking it on a question and post it or do a tag edit?
 
@rene Think so
You could probably also just ask
 
user315433
Yes. (Or by asking a moderator.) The blacklisting regex is visible to them (and is editable by SE employees)
 
@Undo Ok, is on SO blacklisted?
@zaq ? is it a regex ... :-s
 
@rene a bunch of regexes, actually
@rene I see no evidence of it being blacklisted
 
user315433
Hence, we have two bunches of problems.
 
5:34 PM
In my naive picture of the world I assumed a table ...
@Undo OK, thanks for checking
 
Yep
 
user315433
@rene Then people tag with "homework1" and so on.
 
@rene the regexs are stored in a table
 
user315433
The usual thing: if it's not accepted, add some characters at the end.
 
select top 1 * from Blacklist
Id BlacklistType CreationDate  RegexPattern                       DeletionDate LastMatchDate MatchCount GuidanceText                                                                                                  MatchAction
-- ------------- ------------- ---------------------------------- ------------ ------------- ---------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------
6  1             2010-01-03 09:28:35(lmgtfy|giyf|letmegooglethat)\.com null         2017-01-02 02:25:4712689      Please see: [Why can't I post L
 
5:38 PM
ah, cool
 
user315433
That's not for tags, is it?
 
@Shog9 It'd be kinda nice to have that guidance text on /admin/blacklist
 
@zaq second column is type, one of:
Id Name          Description
-- ------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1  Universal     Match anything, anywhere we check for it
2  PostBody      Match any part of post body text
3  PostTitle     Match any part of a post title
4  DisplayName   Match any part of user display name
5  Tag           Match any part of a tag
6  Comment       Match any part of comments
7  Intrinsic Tag Match any part of a tag that embodies a site's main topic, e.g. [chess] on chess.se.com
 
@Telkitty Jeremy Banks? But maybe he's the arch enemy of 1337 hackers?
 
user315433
Nice. But the tag warning table is something separate, then?
 
user315433
5:40 PM
Like SQL or regex.
 
@ShadowWizard gone
 
same table. Last column - MatchAction - is either Block or Warn
@Undo yeah... This system has been bolted onto over the years, but hasn't seen much love
 
user315433
So it is possible to warn about comments without blocking them?
 
@JonEricson I think that Jeremy Banks guy ticked the renew every year when he submitted his findings ...
 
@zaq in theory, sure
In practice, there's nothing wired up there
so you'd never see the warning
 
Anonymous
5:43 PM
@Telkitty I don't think we have any truly 1337 people like you'll find on Security.SE or Crypto.SE, but there are a lot of security-conscious people.
 
since the comment field never loses focus under normal circumstances, making that work would be interesting
 
user315433
Block the first attempt (explaining why); if they try again, let it post.
 
user315433
Might be too much fuss over comments.
 
Probably. I requested that for tags 'bout two months ago; blocked pending design.
UI changes tend to be extremely expensive, so... Something's gotta be on fire.
 
I'd put "enable blacklists on docs drafts" first
 
5:49 PM
yep
 
user315433
> FlagContent Match the comment when flagging a post
 
user315433
That's about flagging a comment, not a post, right?
 
user315433
Auto-nuking for posts based on a regex would be interesting.
 
Probably 'other' flag
 
Yeah, it's for "other" flags: can block or warn the flagger
Someone was working on analyzing patterns in Other flags a while back, so I'd hoped to use that to reduce the number of pointless flags on SO
 
user315433
5:51 PM
Oh, I thought it was about the content of comments that are being flagged. That regex must be elsewhere, then.
 
Yup, universal blacklists are enabled on flags too
 
@zaq yeah; that one's special
 
@Shog9 If you're talking about what I was doing, I couldn't find a way to get both volume and accuracy at the same time with simple regexes
 
yeah, that's often the problem
 
The more advanced approaches got to ~85%, but I couldn't push much past that. And they were expensive
(still cool, though)
 
user315433
5:53 PM
A flag by a low rep user on a negatively scored post, matching "downvote"?
 
that's the big achilles heel of the blacklist functionality: no support for secondary conditions.
So, can't limit it to a specific type of post, or post state, or a reputation level.
Those could potentially improve accuracy considerably
 
Once we get Andy in there we won't have to handle flags anyway, so it's kinda a moot point.
 
six months ago, added this to generate a warning for flags: (?=^.{1,150}$)(\W|^)(plz|pls|please help|urgent help)(\W|$)
been hit 62 times since then
not exactly changing the world
Please help me in this


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plz won't this expression work?


Plz give me answer


Please help me out , thanks


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Please Help me!


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pls delete this question as it's duplicate one.


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plz plz its urgent


Please help me to remove this question, Its content are not descriptive, because of some of this codes are came from custom imports.


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please help me
 
You might have some success catching the please-delete flags, but it'd be a lot easier if we could add a "flagged by owner" condition.
Also, still low volume
 
yeah
 
user315433
6:03 PM
The warnings shown when "\byour?\b" is matched in question title probably lead in false positives.
 
user315433
Given how often it's the impersonal you.
 
Not sure if you've seen this one, but I'm kinda proud of it so I'll post it again anyway:
X axis "weight" is a metric Art came up with. Note the scale on the right Y axis
All data from SmokeDetector, for analysis on automated flagging feasibility.
turns out it's really feasible
 
6:19 PM
Can someone retag one of my questions real fast? I'm testing something out
 
user315433
in Mos Eisley on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, yesterday, by Shog9
(we're also on about year 6 of the most common reason for declining NAA flags being "flags are not a super downvote"; worded more politely of course)
 
user315433
An idea: if reviewers are split on an NAA/VLQ flag (some are for and some against), instead of generating a mod flag, Community downvotes the post and leaves it at that (flags are marked disputed). I think that on SO this would be the correct action most of the time, the answer is probably try {code block}.
 
@zaq Right now we're actually keeping up with the NAA inflow, but once we fall behind that sounds like a great idea
 
user315433
To my knowledge, the post will still be reviewed by a mod if someone flags it again, after it went through review.
 
There are only 6 NAA flags shown in the sidebar for us, but we can still see all 19 active.
 
user315433
6:31 PM
@PythonMaster Retagged stackoverflow.com/q/34957629/6655984 feel free to roll back and fix the typo in "program".
 
user315433
> it's simply a risk tradeoff for extreme performance -- meta.stackoverflow.com/a/340787
 
user315433
Nick likes to live dangerously.
 
6:50 PM
My Chem teacher said the velocity of ideal gas particles are normally distributed.
First, it's chi, and second, it's speed.
But whatever, ya know, chemistry is just rounded-off physics.
 
@zaq Thanks
 
user315433
7:03 PM
@bjb568 Hmm... could the velocity vector be normally distributed, after all? Considering that chi is the sum of squares of independent normals?
 
user315433
But doesn't quite work, because the sum of squares of components of the velocity is the speed squared, and the chi distribution is for speed itself. Odd.
 
user315433
The components can probably be considered independent; if we imagine the gas being in a rectangular box, the projection on each coordinate is independent of what goes on with the other ones.
 
user315433
So what's the correct distribution of the velocity vector?
 
user315433
@bjb568 Looks like the teacher is right; the velocity is normal. Reason being that the Gaussian is the essentially unique function f such that f(x)f(y)f(z) is radially symmetric. Neat.
 
user315433
And the rest checks out: speed^2 is the sum of squares of independent normals, so it follows chi-squared. The speed itself follows its less well known sibling chi, aka Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution.
 
user315433
8:00 PM
> stack overflow is a profoundly broken community that somehow manages to provide an incredibly important service -- SEADADDY at 11:56 AM - 3 Jan 2017
 
user315433
A fairly accurate assessment.
 
8:37 PM
@bjb568 Still like math?
 
user315433
8:59 PM
Speaking of math: it's kind of mean how math journals show the download counts these days. Let us pretend someone reads what we write, plz...
 
user315433
 
user315433
Or at least fix the giant S
 
user315433
It's been a while since Unihedron posted inverted-colors screenshots here, someone has to maintain the tradition.
 
user315433
My alma mater now offers a major in financial engineering. I'm not convinced this is an undergraduate thing to study...
 
user315433
> classes such as Financial Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments, as well as Algorithms and Data Structures, Big Data and Machine Learning, and Financial Mathematics.
 
user315433
9:04 PM
Naturally, the program is between Engineering and Business schools, without involving useless A&S things like math department.
 
Sounds fascinating, actually
 
user315433
That's what it is meant for. To sound fascinating.
 
user315433
Notice it can only be a second major, a sign that nobody expects the graduates of the program to be competent in the subject. "Don't quit your day job", so to speak.
 
user315433
Hi @hichris123, back from vacation?
 
More or less.
 
user315433
9:12 PM
More recently less vacation than more, as deceze would say.
 
9:51 PM
Yo
 
 
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user315433
11:02 PM
> - Democracy isn't "majority rules". It's "loudest majority of people who care" rules.
> - sounds a bit meta.stackexchange to me -- https://twitter.com/rossipedia/status/816415763993075713
 
@Randy, there is no need to avoid mentioning a particular manufacturer if you have a legitimate question regarding a product made by said manufacturer. As long as it isn't evident you're spamming, we're not going to think you're endorsing the manufacturer, nor are we going to flag your post as spam. — bwDraco 12 hours ago
 

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