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5:00 PM
"This is the community blog for the Gaming Stack Exchange and a part of the Blog Overflow blog network" << help me improve this wording?
@IvoFlipse ^^
 
@RebeccaChernoff Improve it how? What do you have a problem with?
 
Iunno. Just seems kinda blah.
 
I'm not sure if you even need the Blog Overflow part
if they want to know more about that, check the about page
 
Eh, we should have a link to the main index page somewhere in the skin
 
Gaming @ Blog Overflow, the community blog for the Gaming Stack Exchange
is it the stack exchange?
to me its always gaming dot stack exchange, due to the silly naming scheme
 
5:04 PM
there is only one Gaming section on SE (:
 
to me its not even a real separate site, its part of the network :P
btw your current link reminds me to kill the SU-instance at blogoverflow
 
Hmm. In conversation, I usually use "Gaming Stack Exchange" or "Programmers Stack Exchange". The "the" feels awkward in there, cause Gaming is proper name in that context.
So either "the gaming Stack Exchange site" or "Gaming Stack Exchange", imho.
 
"..., a blog run by the Gaming Stack Exchange community."
that may not work as well including a few words with a link to the portal though
 
"A blog brought to you and the BlogOverflow network by the Gaming Stack Exchange community"?
 
o.O brought to you and teh interwebs? :P
 
5:09 PM
Exactly like that. :P
 
Anyway, I honestly don't know anything better
 
Is there a way to reset a user's password without putting a dummy password in? Like the initial signup where they get a random pass?
 
@ThomasMcDonald: we needs you!
 
We have a celebrity present... =)
@Ivo I haven't forgotten about blogging that question, just haven't found a good time to do it yet
 
5:21 PM
passwords aren't part of the migration, is there a "forgot my password" link y'all can use?
 
Jin
i didn't know there was a blogger room!
 
wordpressurl/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
@Jin One of many. Well, 2 active.
If @Ivo had his way there'd be rooms all over the chuffing place.
 
So, how long will the migration take
 
5:22 PM
@bwarner np :)
 
@RebeccaChernoff Woo framework was the framework behind the theme we were using before.
 
@ThomasMcDonald I slightly regret it, if only because I have to run all over the place to get people to do stuff :(
 
see also: Jin's rocking theme (:
 
Jin
my theme isn't too complete. i may post on the wp.se site asking for better way of coding the sidebar :)
 
5:25 PM
not yet seen: Jin's theme.
 
Jin
i pretty much modeled the html and css classes after SE's. that way it's easy to mimic main site's theme.
 
Will that be used for blog.SU as well?
 
Jin
@ThomasMcDonald maybe. i'm going to tweak blog.stackoverflow soon
i was never crazy about the way our main blog looks. it doesn't look like any of our sites
especially now, blog.se/blog.so is more than just about stackoverflow, it's the company blog now
company = stack exchange
 
Step 1 for you @IvoFlipse / whoever is that some of the images didn't seem to transfer so well. The full image is there, but the images linked in the post contain the scaled dimensions as part of the url. Some work, but not all. So you'll want to go through the posts and if any images are broken, remove the dimensions from the url. (and make sure you aren't looking at cached images...)
@Jin, if you take the company/network stuff out, what would be left for blog.so?
 
I can take that and work on it.
 
Jin
5:30 PM
@RebeccaChernoff blog.so already redirects to blog.se
actually... it should be the other way around..
 
They don't redirect though?
It's just the same content under different URLs
 
Jin
wait they don't redirect
 
Yeah, I was going to say
 
Jin
i think blog.so should redirect to blog.se in the future though
weird, i thought it redirected..
 
5:31 PM
@ThomasMcDonald @Jin and I did a couple of them, but there are likely more. Not sure why some worked and some didn't.
 
@RebeccaChernoff It's likely someone selected the image size options WP provides.
Which I think can be defined on a per theme basis.
So like, you get small, medium & large that default to x by y size.
And it resizes images automagically to fit those dimensions, and then provides further scaling through width and height attributes.
 
Bloggy stuff? What bloggy stuff?
 
but the resized images also get w&h attr's applied so it should just be a case of going through them and fixing
 
are you not supposed to use those? just always select original size so you're not messing with copies of images?
 
5:34 PM
Wait, I'll have a gander through a backup of blog.su I have
 
@Raynos We have a blog thing here.
 
I also don't know if Windows Live Writer applies extra attributes, I think everyone else uses that...
Ah yeah, WP applies width and height attributes based on the size of the image - even if you use the original
 
@Jin I think SO should start a community blog too ;P
 
Jin
@IvoFlipse will it be like 90% php bashing?
 
@Jin Good.
 
5:37 PM
@Jin No 100%: use jQuery
 
Jin
a lot of EEEEKKK posts
i'm scared to touch SO users' cheese
 
@Jin I think Programmers would also be a great blog, like Hacker News^2
 
Jin
@IvoFlipse programmers.se is already hackernews! their questions get on HN a lot..
 
Actually, I saw a gaming.se question on r/minecraft earlier.
 
which is why we shouldn't let hacker news get the views and discussion, but host it ourselves
 
5:40 PM
@IvoFlipse I think p.se would make a good book
 
Jin
@ThomasMcDonald i'd buy a book from skeptics.se
 
@Jin Heh. Tin foil hats all around.
 
we've switched over the dns...now it's just up to that being propagated across the interwebz.
 
@ThomasMcDonald If we distill all the separate answers into one comprehensive story, I'd agree on that. But a blog is easier :P
 
@IvoFlipse Just publish it in a blog format, one essay at a time. Like Getting Real.
Although that was published all at once.
 
Jin
5:42 PM
not seeing the dns change yet on my end.
 
could take a bit
 
I think the ttl was set at 6 hours.
 
@ThomasMcDonald points at Joel's little books
 
off the top of my head, unless you switched it over before?
 
5:43 PM
@RebeccaChernoff WHAS' OCCURIN'
expects no-one to get the reference
 
I remembered that I need to yell at y'all.
Unless @Jin is going to bail y'all out.
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Q: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011

Geoff DalgasWhat in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will appear on the main site as community promotion ads. But whyyyyyyy? This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the s...

 
disappears
 
Something is missing there.
 
@RebeccaChernoff Oh yeah, a TF2 advert
 
5:50 PM
blog looks good
 
Jin
as for the sidebar Ad for the blog.. i was thinking one that matches main site's theme... however i'm afraid it may blend in too well that people won't notice it.
 
using a proxy to view it
 
Jin
so i was thinking, maybe a style like someecards.com
that will definitely get eyeballs
 
I consider it pretty serious that there's not a community promotion ad for the blog.
 
Pretty serious what?
 
5:53 PM
omission?
Here's this thing you're trying to promote...and here's this easy promotion option...
 
I normally rely on my minions making stuff awesome, guess I don't have Jeff's super powers
 
Jin
@IvoFlipse i only try to make his requests semi-awesome
 
Well, if I were y'all, my priority #1 would be going through the posts to make sure all the images are ok, and my priority #2 would be a community promotion ad.
But that's just me.
 
@RebeccaChernoff I would do #1, but alas, my DNS appears to be cached upstream.
 
@RebeccaChernoff Sucks that we aren't all paid to make this awesome ;P
 
5:57 PM
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache has had no effect
> A new pingback on the post "Mod my Minecraft!" is waiting for your approval
Oop, that's awkward.
 
Jin
btw if you see any bugs with the new theme, let me know. maybe @ me here, or post on meta
 
so what do we do when other sites want a blog? :P
 
Jin
6:12 PM
same process as the gaming blog i'd imagine
i set up the wp theme in a way that's easily for me to swap the styles around.
 
hmmm for some reason gaming isn't listed among my blogs in wp-admin @ThomasMcDonald :S
 
No dice yet.
 
and I can't recover my password :\
for some reason I can still access the Fitness version you made earlier, but can't get to Gaming from there :P
and will we have stats this time, I had no idea how many views the Gaming blog was actually getting
 
yeah, I added wordpress.com stats, just like blog.su has
 
that's sufficient :)
 
6:32 PM
@Jin Great design anyway @Jin :)
 
Jin
@IvoFlipse thx it's the same design really :)
the one that still doesn't have the laser pewpewing mothership...
 
lol, well its a nice improvement
which reminds me, windows live writer should update its theme too
 
6:55 PM
WLW needs a way to get the theme without doing a dummy post that gets pushed out to rss |:
 
 
2 hours later…
9:03 PM
Well I can't login and trying to reset it doesn't seem to work well either :\
 
Still waiting for DNS...
 
BTW I need someone to play Portal 2 co-op with
 

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