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Rob
8:23 AM
@Sha
With 113 upvotes, I suspect that many people have a fascination with toilets. — David White Sep 3 at 17:39
 
 
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12:57 PM
off-topic post on SuperUser edited to include spam links superuser.com/questions/1674720/best-language-now-a-days
 
@tripleee taken care of
 
(y)
 
Rob
1:23 PM
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 His profile mentions that prints are available.
 
2:05 PM
@Mithical צום קל! :)
@Rob and pretty cheap, nice.
 
Rob
Mine are free, for download:
 
@Rob framed?
Good wooden frame cost some bucks.
 
Rob
You can choose your frame from any of a few million websites, and download it separately.
 
Rob
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 Salvatore Mundi's frame is estimated at 50K: artsy.net/article/…
 
 
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4:16 PM
@ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 Don't wine about phis:
Gilpin Family Whisky
 
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4:31 PM
When they say there depreciating there mobile-web view does that mean they don’t support it at all anymore? Or can we ask questions about it still? I heard they just don’t take bug reports anymore
 
it means that they won't spend any time on it. Most time is spend on getting rid of it asap. If you expect SE to respond to your question I wouldn't bother, if you have a support issue maybe someone in the community can help with that.
 
4:55 PM
@rene I probably won't have a support issue but probably a how to on using it. I kinda like it. I haven't been around that long to know the ins and outs of it and the headaches I've read about it. but to me. it looks really simple. you can follow convos easy. and looking at peoples profiles is nice also. everything is right there. to me the responsive view takes up a lot of wasted space
 
I've always found the mobile views to be really ugly
Everything else that the mobile view gives vs the responsive view is minor stuff to me, but the design just looks awful enough for me to never use it
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing I haven't been around long enough to hear people and what they think but its probably me trying new things lol
 
5:15 PM
Is self-answering a retag request to note that it's finished discouraged?
I mean, I'd be fine with deleting the answer if that's not what I was supposed to do.
 
@bobble self-answering a tag burnination to indicate that it's finished isn't discouraged; I don't see why that should be.
 
Thanks. I'll chalk the downvote up to random voting weirdness.
 
5:30 PM
@bobble That happens. I fixed the voting balance, BTW. If that becomes a tradition, we should have a Trogdor for retags.
 
I see no problem with a self-answer saying it's completed, but wouldn't flagging for make more sense?
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing whynotboth.gif
 
Fair enough :P
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing because I'm still a bit unused to flagging for tags a.k.a. I forgot you could do that
Also, woot I'm over 3k! I can VtC instead of just flagging off-topics
 
Congrats! Enjoy the dramatic reduction in helpful flags ;-)
 
5:39 PM
@bobble Nice!
 
how do you guys do the tags in chat and in the body when asking a question? usually when I ask a question and I said status-complete bobble will edit my body and put the tag
 
[tag:tag-name]
 
Thanks
 
or for tags on per-site metas, [meta-tag:tag-name]
 
worked. thanks again
and its clickable
 
5:46 PM
And hoverable, if on-site
If you want to see raw Markdown for any post to figure out how they did a thing, clicking "edit" is an option.
 
I have another question. so when I ask a question I noticed that there are regulars that are in my comments and edit my question. is this because some people have tagged favorites tags and they are more responsive. or are there just regulars that look for new questions and chime in
 
Depending on the site, both.
 
ok
 
On a smaller site, like this one, it is completely possible to keep up with new Q and A. On a larger site like SO or Math people usually stick to a set of tags.
 
On SO it's more tag-based because there are waaaaaaaay too many questions to look at all of them. On smaller sites (like MSE), regulars may actually read all of the questions.
 
5:50 PM
meta is small? but doesn't it oversea the whole stackexchange?
 
@bobble MSE counts as a "smaller" site? O.o
 
Less-active, then?
I read and type quick so it doesn't take me long to catch up even after I've been away for half a day
 
the other site I'm on photo.stackexchange is very less active. when I ask a question on meta people are on it in like 10 mins. bobble edits everything so. yea
 
it's easy to read and react to every question on mse, even on mso
 
It's larger than Puzzling, which is larger than Literature, but all of those are manageable to me.
@JcbJoe lies! there are plenty of things I don't edit!
 
5:52 PM
unless it's winterbash, then there's too many posts/answers to vote on
 
At 7.6 questions per day, it's one of the smaller ones, yeah: stackexchange.com/sites#questionsperday
 
lol
@RyanM how did you find those stats?
 
Yeah, I have a (bad?) habit of editing a lot on the sites I care about. And many I don't as much
 
That does not, it seems, count the plethora of wildly off-topic questions we get...
@JcbJoe "Stack Exchange" button in the top bar/going to stackexchange.com, then clicking "All Sites"
 
5:55 PM
hides
You could also check Puzzling and Lit's rankings
There's a tag which is used for a clearly-defined purpose for some of its questions and as a meta tag on others. I would like a name change for the tag to discourage its meta tag usage, and also remove it from the questions where it is used as such. What process should I follow?
I might have less things to edit if @JourneymanGeek didn't keep making its/it's errors... attempts to glare intimidatingly
@bobble s/and also remove/and also to remove
 
Puzzling: 1139 edits this year (#2 is on 126)
Lit: 878 edits this year (#2 is on 330)
That's crazy impressive
 
The Lit numbers are inflated by a plethora of tag edits to old Qs in an ongoing push to make more non-author/work/language tags rise up the rankings
Sometimes I question why I use words like "plethora" in casual conversation.
 
6:11 PM
It's fun :P
 
in other news i got my first silver badge
 
woot!
 
@bobble Maybe it was subconsciously implanted into your mind somehow...
 
Heh.
I do write needlessly complicatedly, though
in The Grove on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, Apr 7 at 21:08, by bobble
> In the winter of 1787, many prominent Anti-Federalists publicly fretted about how a powerful executive, not beholden to a select council, would act anti-democratively and against the people’s interests. The minority, at Pennsylvania’s ratifying convention, included the perils of an unchecked executive as a reason for their dissent. Hamilton argued that a council with even the slightest involuntary control over the president would result in copious amounts of infighting...
 
@bobble Ah yeah, tag cleanups can give a weird representation of edit activity. On CGCC Meta, hyper-neutrino is the top editor of all time with 310 edits, but hasn't yet earned Strunk & White
Those ~240 edits that aren't counted are mostly status tag edits
 
6:20 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing not "cleanup" so much as "additions"? I did things like add [title] to the many Qs where it applied but hadn't been used
 
I'd count that as a cleanup. In my mind, anything that involves multiple edits to multiple questions to improve the tagging counts as a "cleanup" IMO
 
Using both "In my mind" and "IMO" is superfluous repetition
 
I often use a plethora of superfluous repetition, especially in chat :p
 
Sometimes, by the end of the sentence, you've forgotten what you said at the start of the sentence by the time you get to the end of it.
 
You're making me want to be a mod so I can edit your chat messages
 
6:28 PM
@bobble My spellcheck dosen't catch that
 
my eyechecker catches it
 
I can never remember the difference (don't bother explaining it, I won't remember :P), so I just let people edit it if them want to :P
 
More or less the same
 
Rob
7:11 PM
It's it it is, not its.
 
is it? Its sometimes confusing...
 
7:23 PM
it's is always a contraction of it is or it has, while its describes something that belongs to 'it'.
 
If you remember that one of them is a contraction, and contractions always use an apostrophe, then you can figure it out by process of elimination: the one without the apostrophe must be the possessive.
 
It's is a contraction, meaning a shorter or "contracted" form of "it is" or "it has." (Example: It's going to rain.) Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, "belonging to it," or a "quality of it" (Example: The carrier lost its license) or (Example: Its color is red.)
 
Any time I mention to anyone that I can never remember the difference, someone always explains it
And yet, I still can never remember the difference
 
At least I tried to provide an easy way to remember it rather than just an explanation :-)
 
7:26 PM
I can't even understand grammar rules in my own language, let alone in English
I just do things right, most of the time, because I did them wrong so many times before
 
8:09 PM
So it’s begun
When on mobile-web it looks like the old view but when you click on the question it takes you to responsive view
Dam!
 
@Luuklag I was an English Lit major and I still don't understand grammar rules
 
8:29 PM
@Rosie I don't know about what that says most, you or the grammar rules ;)
 
Rob
9:00 PM
History in the making, first passenger ride to space:
 
9:18 PM
Can someone with tag wiki edit privileges remove the diamond from the Community user's name for its tag?
 
 
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10:47 PM
@bobble Is "superfluous repetition" supposed to be a pun or whatever it's called? Because putting both those words there is unnecessary and redundant
 
 
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FWIW, the rules for "its" vs "it's" were different a few centuries ago. Possessive "its" without the apostrophe only became dominant in the 18th century. See merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/when-to-use-its-vs-its
 

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