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12:36 AM
@JourneymanGeek lols sack that cup
i'll get a mugfull too, while i wait for the mso▼s to roll in
 
 
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4:12 AM
@ocæon I'd rather wait for the MSE upvotes to roll in ;p
Possibly relatedly
 
4:29 AM
lols, that's one way of looking at it.. though my debut fr flopped so much i'm not sure i can afford much of a bounty to recover it.. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/326385/…
 
5:14 AM
@ocæon Well, took me a few years ;p
 
5:25 AM
nuu, a decline!
should links in comments be removed if they don't answer the question? or is it enough that the asker replied that it was not helpful?
i mean i read the link as "use this library you've probably never heard of, and here's the front mpage of a website that mentions it'
still i guess it shows complex numbers are not normally calculated without libraries
 
5:55 AM
there's only one entity in need of a keto diet and that's the internet!
 
@ocæon You've made some great edits to make it clear, but overall questions should only report one specific thing. Each of the first four headings should be its own separate question.
 
6:11 AM
thanks, i don't thing edits are going to help this. a programmer with experience in file management user interfaces will need to proclaim that every part of that is covered in a single thing , called a "file management user interface", or whatever. if i knew what that looked like in a database context, i'd be writing it! well, trying very very slowly.
seriously, nobody has shown the slightest interest other than you, and i thank you for that much, @SonictheWizardWerehog. it's just bewildering me that it such a far fetched concept, when i'm guessing at least four votes on each little nibble of it are from the same four users!
 
@ocæon You can delete this question and post new separate questions for each.
 
i'll just remove the subheadings, they obviously didn't help explain anything. how long til bounty can start? two days pst or exactly 48 hours from post?
 
6:28 AM
and this will take nine hours anyway, why is the editor lagging so much?
 
6:45 AM
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7:55 AM
ok, now users that have upvoted me are being removed! i'm like a plague!
 
8:07 AM
@ocæon Question is closed, you can't start a bounty
The two are mutually exclusive, a question with a bounty can't be closed (which is why there's a 48-hour waiting period, to give adequate time for questions which can't be reasonably answered to be closed by the community).
 
uh. shiny. i can see that being a valueable dynamic in both directions. so i have a revision, which i was hoping to post closer to the time of bounty .. the lower half is practically unrecognisable, (slight exageration), where can i have someone look at it and help me understand if it may still be unreasonable to collaberate?
oh and thanks so much for the warning, i'd have clicked save and lost the edit into the void, not knowing it'd closed !!
 
8:26 AM
if this is still about your SEDE question: I don't see any added value in having a roll-up feature-request if there is nothing new to add. Also worth noting that SEDE is open-source: no SE developer has spent time on it, except Nick when he needed to fix the login and the reCatcha. We don't need more FR's, we need users with free time on their hands to implement those frigging FR's, all of them.
 
my intention is to attract them without calling the precious two (of whom you are one). been meening to catch up with you about your gift the other day, it really spurred me into learning some sql!
think i may now understand about .25 of your badge query's workings! i wrote a simple one going the other way, one site all users, for any badge and a variable cap on results
 
@ocæon did you find the tutorial: data.stackexchange.com/tutorial ?
 
8:43 AM
yes! that was way clearer than the introduction a dear friend gave me last year! and alot briefer too
 
Credits go to Monica.
The tutorial is a bit hard to discover. There is a to-do item for that as well. That is: to add it to the Help menu, instead of having it as a link buried in the help page
 
they set up apache and put start_apache.sh and stop_apache.sh on my desktop so i could host a test server offline
not met monica yet,
 
I have not "met" her either. I just happen to know she contributed the turotial.
 
yah.. why do i feel like i've met someone when in chat, but not when landing in the same comment frenzies over and over?
sorry that question belongs in psychology... !
 
Once I chatted a few times with someone I guess that can count as virtually "met". In that sense I never met Monica.
 
9:00 AM
lool
 
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what on ever would the false positives be? phrased like it's common knowledge
"@name" matches
oh like someone using a number in their name string?
worth a try
 
9:21 AM
@ocæon all used regexes are here.
 
smoke detector's so neat! so how does reg.. nevermind.
 
magic
 
well, now i know the unicorns did it
 
remember that finding patterns in text was a problem so they invented regular expressions. Now we had two problems.
 
case in point i guess
 
9:31 AM
@rene Finding patterns in HTML was never a problem, though.
 
No. html had been a fine spec from the start ...
 
That should be a "yes"
 
No
 
(message conflict) I said it's never been a problem.
stroopwafels
 
Yes
 
9:35 AM
This room has definitely grown more Dutch since these days; I'm almost inclined to request that be added to the tag list
 
before chocolate?! i may have taken a wrong turn...
 
well with chocolate.
 
um, i've been meaning to ask, do the stars just gracefully fall from whatever height they're clicked to?
 
 
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10:49 AM
@rene, would you please and like to give some input to my revised revised revised draft user query tree discussion?
 
@ocæon about that thing you posted in the SEDE room?
 
no, the fr thing i posted the other day, i was going to paste there if anyone was up for discussing it, i've been struggling to express what it would entail.
i can't make it fly in a vacuum
 
I honestly don't know what you want to achieve with that FR.
 
@ocæon IMO - feature requests at this point, unless they're stunningly spectacular, is a waste of time.
One of the big strengths, and weakenesses of SE is - its actually a suprisingly mature platform. Also as such folks are resistant to change
 
@JourneymanGeek FYI this is about SEDE
 
10:59 AM
@SonictheWizardWerehog SEDE is almost as old no?
 
@JourneymanGeek IDK; @TimStone knows
 
since 2010 or so
 
practically speaking - you're still going to need to make a case for a feature, and well, win folks over
I was under the impression that it was something rchernoff was involved in. So oldschool.
 
SEDE is also open source AFAIK, so... make a PR yourself :P
 
nuu, that was the thing, i've been revising it more..
 
@ocæon That said keep in mind that while it is true that feature requests are voted based on (dis)agreement, they are also curated similar to main site questions, and are expected to, among other things, only request one thing (just like how main site questions should only ask one question). In addition, downvotes, just like main sites, imply that the question isn't a great fit for the site.
 
ididn't expect i'd have to go so far with no actual input on it's basis, understood it's presentation needs improvement and some feasability check would be wonderful
 
In effect, your question effectively boils down to just asking "please implement these requests linked here", which is not good. Perhaps a better outcome would be to close your question as duplicates of all those questions.
@Mithrandir SE has to deploy updates manually.
 
11:08 AM
I found none of the open SEDE FR's easy or trivial to implement. If they were I would have certainly give it shot. At this moment in time I think we're much more helped if the thing was ported to .Net Standard/Core 2.0 or higher first before we take on new features. But that needs to start with consent from SE, specially Nick and Tim as SEDE is also used internally, IIRC.
 
@JourneymanGeek Looking at their request, it seems to just boil down to "when will all of these requests be implemented".
 
not .. please help work collaberatively with me to try to simplify the feature these all imply .. ?
 
If you want to do something productive, you should reach out to those who actually follow the GitHub project, and file an issue there.
 
.NET, ... well. don't think i could go there, i can't even do mono
the main updated part ~~~
Those requests were some of many very conservative attempts from years gone by. All asking for even the most basic query tree. Taking a single consolidated approach saves all the repeated efforts of trying to address them separately. Note we can limit the scope to users' own query lists (not the site-wide query search) so as not to get bogged down in deeper network issues.
There is a small long standing bug by design relating to how query names are updated internally. While it became clear that renaming forked queries doesn't affect originals, the behaviour still
oh and there's only five links to example posts in this draft too
i know i'm cracra, but other than trying to store the list of binned queries between sessions, isn't that all in one box of ui?
thanks for checking in on it with me, you can redelete the old one, it's too close to the bounty threshold for the community to review any edits to that page
 
12:00 PM
Help Center -> Privileges -> cast close and reopen votes (emphasis mine): "Close votes age away harmlessly if the threshold is not reach after a number of days."
 
@AnneDaunted yes, that is a typo. Not sure if moderators can edit the privileges pages. I think only SE staff can. Better file a bug on MSE as those pages are shared between all sites IIRC.
And allow for 6 to 8 weeks to get those two letters in ;)
 
12:15 PM
@rene Yes, only SE staff can. (Prior to 2013, before the help center, any Meta user with at least 2,000 rep could; you probably are already aware of privilege wikis from SEDE.)
Such changes would propagate to all sites that don't have site-specific overrides (i.e. they've never been edited by anyone else with 2,000 rep on that site).
 
Well, maybe we are lucky and an SE employee sees the chat messages.
The mistake may have been introduced in 2015 judging by this bug report.
 
12:54 PM
Extremely gloomy thunderstorm warning morning
 
@SonictheWizardWerehog Put a movie on TV and enjoy the natural theater lighting
 
I'd put on my Bose noise cancelling headphones but the earcups are broken
 
1st world problems
 
Ordered replacement earcups a couple days ago, but they haven't turned up yet.
@M.A.R.TheChemicalWizard No, it's from overuse. (A sign of overuse: I'd go through a full battery every couple days)
Thankfully, replacement earcups cost a fraction of the headphones' cost
 
Try some cotton swabs for the time being
But make sure no one is around
meta.stackoverflow.com/a/382534/5210517 I swear he's enjoying this eye roll
Free populist badge for Greek Letters though
@TinyGiant I can totally see how one, (beer and booze handy) might sit on the new tab of php and after looking at 427 posts all of sudden stumble on a well-formatted post. Whether it is the scare, joy or excitement an misclick might happen. — rene 20 hours ago
Hey I know that feeling. "HOLY CRAP CORRECT CAPITALIZATION"
 
1:19 PM
:p
 
The only molecule tested in a DNA test is DNA! 🙄 — WYSIWYG yesterday
khkhkh snicker snort snicker
 
 
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3:08 PM
Gloomy Sunday, SEDE Sunday
+--------------------+------------+------------+---------+
|        Site        | March 2018 | March 2019 | Change  |
+--------------------+------------+------------+---------+
| ham                |        137 |        254 | 85.40%  |
| martialarts        |         32 |         59 | 84.38%  |
| judaism            |        828 |       1439 | 73.79%  |
| writers            |        843 |       1458 | 72.95%  |
| avp                |        164 |        274 | 67.07%  |
| ai                 |        384 |        639 | 66.41%  |
Post volume in March 2019 vs March 2018.
Augur dropped by 93%, more precisely: from 15 posts to 1.
 
If only GPS Rollover was on April 1st... the rollover to 1999... hey, it's The '90s!
@AskQuestionWizard I see Android.SE is (still) going strong...
 
Doing better than SO, which dropped 7.5%
 
Perhaps it'd be interesting if it's possible to query, approximate, and compare how many active users (for a certain criteria of active... reviews?) from last year...
 
Is there a query for most active voters network-wide which does not time out? This one times out :(
Maybe limit the scope by the number of votes cast on each site...
Yes, this helps. Neglecting vote counts under 50, which makes little difference at the top.
#1 is gnat with 578572.
 
3:31 PM
I'm assuming that's all-time?
 
Yes, there is no way to refine by time period since the time-based vote data is not linked to users.
 
Ah, yeah, forgot about that...
 
In the network ranking of downvoters I am also behind gnat, 192053 vs 148959.
Weren't these supposed to be re-sortable by clicking column headers?
 
3:48 PM
@AskQuestionWizard only if < 5000 rows I believe. There is a SEDE bug for that
@AskQuestionWizard what does that query even try with that votes table? It counts how often you favourited a question or started a bounty?
 
I don't know... peterh wrote that.
 
@AskQuestionWizard and does a union ...
@AskQuestionWizard here is the bug report: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/307605/…
 
Yes, this is probably why it's so slow. I don't know why it does that.
 
it also takes all sites, including meta's
 
4:22 PM
Hah. Including meta's....
 
Meta's sites?
Which meta's sites?
Which meta does have sites?
 
I removed the union and simplified the query: the result
Restricting by Rep >= 15 seemed undesirable because it omits suspended profiles, which can have many votes.
So it's ignoring profiles with under 10 total votes.
 
@AskQuestionWizard you now exclude meta.stackexchange. Is that on purpose?
 
Eh. I guess it's closer to per site metas than to main sites.
 
from sys.databases
where database_id > 5
and (name not like '%.Meta' or name = 'StackExchange.Meta')
 
4:32 PM
OK, used that instead. Not much change, though.
user998692 is the top voter among those with 0 downvotes. 95211 : 0
 
4:50 PM
I don't even
 
"There's no bad posts on SO"
 
Even better, "there are no stupid questions"
 
"There are no stupid que..." opens Stack Overflow "never mind"
 
5:21 PM
@AskQuestionWizard that's an interesting query. Title is wrong though - should be "most prolific" not "worst". I'm definitely happy with my up- to downvote ratio across the network. What would be fun is looking at the skew across sites - there are some I know I upvote more, and others where I downvote more
 
5:57 PM
@RoryAlsop I'm not sure one would have expected anything else from the creator of that query
"Thou shalt not commit downvotery" is the 11th commandment but he ran out of ink and forgot to add it in later
 
6:09 PM
:O I've written two answers on SO in the past week. What has happened to me?!
 
I realised theres a lot of wizards here
So I got the two characters I used in the unicorn picture and made this
 
Those are nice free-hand stars.
 
No I used ms paint lol
 
It's April 7, do you know where the results of SO survey are?
 
No.....I forgot about that survey
 
6:19 PM
@AskQuestionWizard Soon.
 
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6:55 PM
Why is this closed: meta.stackexchange.com/q/326460/158100 ? If I understand that question correctly it is applicable to all sites.
 
Only because it says "Stack Overflow". Could be edited.
@AskQuestionWizard I got curious: what was the one and only March post on Augur? It's a blatant NAA which I flagged back on March 28. No surprise.
 
@Mithrandir They're finally getting to you
Bum of Steel?
 
@AskQuestionWizard done
 
276
Q: How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

Simpleton JackI'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two pitiful formulas below. They have some resemblance to the shape I want, though not quite. Could you...

Some nice curves there.
 
7:31 PM
@GetAnswerWizard SEDE does not link review tasks to users, so there is no way to find the number of active reviewers.
One can get close voters (for the posts that got closed)
But editors is easier.
@GetAnswerWizard Android had 171 editors in March 2019, of which you were the most active but by the thinnest margin: 163 vs 162 for Reddy Lutonadio.
This is a drop from 168 editors in March 2018, but on the other hand, the record in that month was only 60 edits, by beeshyams.
This count of edits is different from the one the site shows, for example edits to own posts also count; title and tag edits are included too.
 
8:40 PM
Enzokie is the most active voter with a single-digit number of upvotes.
It's common to have very few to none downvotes with a lot of upvotes; the other way around is far less common.
When a user is deleted for rule violations (e.g., a sock-puppet), do their posts usually remain on the site? If so, how does this agree with the terms of the license (attribution)?
The violation of whatever site rules can hardly be interpreted as giving SE permission to publish their posts without attribution. And unlinked user123456 is not attribution.
 
Minor but important difference: when you post on SE, you're not licensing your content to SE under CC BY-SA. You're giving SE the right to distribute your content under CC BY-SA.
IOW, SE doesn't have to follow BY-SA, because that's not the license they received the content under.
 
@ArtOfCode ToS says "(collectively, "Content") that you provide to the public Network (collectively, "Subscriber Content"), is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Stack Overflow on a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive basis pursuant to Creative Commons licensing terms (CC-BY-SA)"
 
9:10 PM
huh
okay, maybe not then
 
9:27 PM
@ShadowWizard Wow, not sure why you made that leap of logic! I left on very good terms with the company and everyone at SO. Working there was a highlight of my career. Stack is filled with wonderful, kind and very smart people. And I'm very bullish on the companies opportunities. The only reason I left was to take an job that was simply too good to pass up. I'm back at a Microsoft where I lead the PM team for docs.microsoft.com. — Joe Friend 3 hours ago
@Shadow Probably wasn't the best idea to assume that he left under "not-so-good terms" as you put it.
@rene Reopened and edited.
 
 
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11:06 PM
@SonictheWizardWerehog added a new comment now.
If one just vanish into thin air, it's expected for people to make speculations.
 
@ShadowWizard I understand what you're talking about, but your comment is a bit on the unfriendlier side, and on first glance seems to assert that those speculations were the case. I'd reword it.
 
Nope. I was put off by his sudden leaving, I have the right to express it at some level. Feel free to flag if you find it unfriendly.
 
Just advice.
 
And also, leaving just for money is also not the nicest thing to do.
Anyway... sleep time. Cya!
 
I didn't like Joe Friend's plans for site redesigns one year ago, but I've come to appreciate his work, and I think his contributions have been overall positive.
I think I know why SE temporarily stopped designing sites: because the plan would result in the design team doing a lot of work for absolutely nothing.
 

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