@JoelESalas My thought is, I don't talk with my mom the same way I do with my friends when we're at a BBQ in the park. I felt all along that this was more a park BBQ while the main site was more the family room.
@JoelESalas But as far as text is concerned, I can't see how ASCII matters. I mean, I read the SysAdmin Blogroll and there's bad words all over some blogs. I'm not going to worry about if some guy says "Fuck shit piss I hate MySQL!!" and someone walks by and sees it (which would be... hard)
A friend of mine (a pro Rails developer, in fact) just went to www.wahealthplanfinder.com for actual insurance-research purposes. Maximum password length? Huh, that's a bad sign. Password sent in plaintext via e-mail? Uh huh.
I happen to know via another friend that the contractor that did this shit for the state had a subcontractor that the state people weren't allowed to talk to, which pretty much means the site was built in either Eastern Europe or India.
@Skyhawk So like that one guy that got into, what was it, Hackernews? He was a fairly well-off Sr Developer at work and it turned out he farmed out almost all of his work to freelancers, and was also farming out about a second full job worth of coding.
I mean, in some places @Skyhawk's dog up there would make workers nervous if it was up on their screen because the workplace is full of hardasses and they'd wonder "Why is there a doge on the screen? Wow. Such unproductivity!!"
@Andrew So if you could have oneboxes removed, would we see more of you?
@Andrew I mean, I sympathize, I've been in places where even the ASCII representation of chat in an IRC channel would have been recognized and it would have caused friction. Not much that can be done about places like that, but if oneboxing is a big deal, maybe we can get something done about it.
I get it, I was at my datacenter's shared workspace and was in chat and our usual stream of weird assed pics was making its way through.
Someone walked by, and even though it's none of their damn business, I'm working for myself, and I have no reason to care what anyone else thinks, I thought "Wait... dammit..."
@Wesley Technically (according to the strictest interpretation of internal "social media" policy) I'm not allowed to use SE. I've suggested that our department get a blanket exemption for some aspects.
@Andrew I'm wondering because I don't think it's fair to reduce chat down to the lowest common draconian workplace, but we should be able to make it easier for people in choked down workplaces to be here.