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7:04 PM
naa- feedback received on How does consistent hashing work? [MS]
 
@iBug Cool.
 
@Makyen Quick question. Other than the post I just reported, the user has two more answers linking to their own GitHub page where they explain the answer. The answer texts seem useful, though some descriptions are ripped right out of a Wikipedia page, and they were all posted far apart time-wise. Do I even bother reporting these other posts?
 
@iBug Looks nice. :-)
@Das_Geek In general, you shouldn't give feedback on posts which you report. It's not as critical as when we were requiring only one feedback per post, but it's still something we try to avoid.
@Das_Geek Checking.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): Python plot dates as X, prices as Y by Jacob N on stackoverflow.com
 
Right, I should have commented on the MS page rather than replying with feedback via chat. I just wanted to add a comment
 
7:11 PM
@Das_Geek You can reply to the chat report, which will leave a comment on MS. It only provides feedback if the first word in the reply is recognized as a type of feedback.
 
Good to know, thanks. That's on me for not checking for that functionality; sorry about that
 
np
 
sd why
 
@ThomasWard [:52245021] Pattern-matching product name in body - Positions 183-198, 245-260: radiant or fire
 
7:15 PM
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@ThomasWard Registered question as false positive.
 
good so that does in fact still work
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected, toxic answer detected (158): Excel Library not registered by Torelló大哥 on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): Motorcycle parts that need to be replaced most frequently by Oumang Kaushik on mechanics.SE
tpu- feedback received on Excel Library not registered [MS]
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, messaging number in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (262): Can only rich people become president? by coleman orantez on politics.SE
tpu- feedback received
 
@Das_Geek For undisclosed affiliation on posts that are otherwise good, I usually prefer to leave a comment asking the OP to add disclosure and linking to the various resources about the disclosure requirement (see the comment I left on the post you reported). I'll then usually give the user a couple/few days to respond (how long will largely depending on if the user appears to be active on the site).
Only if they don't add disclosure will I then do any of custom-flag and explain, edit in the disclosure, or report it here. I'll usually only report it here if the post doesn't have value to the site. SD tends to be a fairly blunt stick, which is mostly good for getting posts deleted quickly. It really isn't nuanced enough to be used for posts which have value to the site, even if they are technically TP (i.e. we would want to block them if SD was implemented at the system level).
For undisclosed affiliation, I'll mainly only report to SD if the post(s) don't have value to the site.
Or, if the user is actively adding multiple posts (which usually have, at most, minimal value).
 
@Makyen Thanks for the clarification. I had commented and set a reminder for myself going off in two days about that post, and was on the fence whether or not to wait to feed it into SD. Since it really wasn't much of an answer I elected to feed just so there's a record of it in the system, then mod-flag or naa-flag it if the user didn't edit.
 
7:27 PM
A large part of the criteria of what to do is: does the person appear to be here to provide good questions/answers, or are they here to promote their thing? While we can only ever guess at that, the user's actions usually are good indications.
 
In this case, should I have waited to report to SD? On one hand the post didn't deliver much value, but on the other they have other good posts and don't seem to be solely self-promoting
 
@SmokeDetector Technically TP due to undisclosed affiliation, but I wouldn't red-flag. I'd probably just flag NAA.
 
@Dharman No such command 'check'.
 
Is there any command to check a post?
 
7:31 PM
@Das_Geek On that one specifically, I probably would have left comments similar to what are there now, downvoted and flagged as NAA. I probably wouldn't have reported it to SD. That's mostly because I don't feel the post should be red-flagged. Given the other contributions from this user, they don't appear to be here primarily to promote their stuff.
@Dharman You're probably looking for !!/scan.
 
@Dharman Post 1: This does not look like spam
 
ooof, that is good, thanks robot
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer (94): Embed Facebook Event Feed on Website by cmasters on stackoverflow.com
 
7:36 PM
@Dharman ^ if you're sure a post is spam (rather than just asking Smokey to check if it thinks it is), you can report it like that.
 
tpu- feedback received
 
I wasn't sure. It kinda looks like it but I wanted to know if there was a pattern before
 
!!/watch- juice[\W_]*+n[\W_]*+java[\W_]*+cafe
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, mostly punctuation marks in body, potentially bad asn for hostname in body, potentially bad keyword in body (221): Nujum Online free on 123Movies by paktua on webapps.SE
tpu- feedback received
 
!!/watch- thirdthought\.msae\.org
 
7:50 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially problematic ns configuration in answer (1): How to use dot notation for dict in python? by a deleted user on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad ns for domain in answer (1): Failed Live Ubuntu 18.04 LTS USB Drive with Persistent Storage by na88 on superuser.com
 
8:09 PM
@SmokeDetector Looks like whatever the answer-er originally linked to is no longer there. It's now a Thai-language site about online gambling.
 
fp- feedback received
 
8:40 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching product name in body, +3 more (590): Weight Loss Pills by marianstadler1 on askubuntu.com
 
8:53 PM
tpu- feedback received
 
@Makyen FYI - merging blacklist-manager PRs
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Problems subscribing to infura via websockets by Andrew Stanger on ethereum.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): Problems subscribing to infura via websockets by Andrew Stanger on ethereum.SE
[ metasmoke-deploy ] deploy started by ArtOfCode
[ metasmoke ] ci/circleci success on 329079c: Your tests passed on CircleCI!
CI on b86acfa succeeded.
 
!!/pull
 
[ SmokeDetector ] SmokeDetector started at rev b86acfa (ArtOfCode: Merge pull request #3406 from Charcoal-SE/blacklist-managers) (running on Makyen/EC2-linux, Python 3.6.8)
Restart: API quota is 19097.
 
!!/whois code_admin
 
9:06 PM
@ArtOfCode I am aware of 39 blacklist manager. Currently in this room: ArtOfCode, DavidPostill, Makyen, John Dvorak, user58, Zoe the transgirl, bertieb, Ferrybig. Not currently in this room: iBug, doppelgreener, WELZ, CalvT, A J, a spaghetto, NobodyNada, Thomas Ward, angussidney, K.Dᴀᴠɪs, Suraj Rao, tripleee, Ashish Ahuja, mag, Shree, Erik the Outgolfer, micsthepick, Byte Commander, ProgramFOX, paper1111, Henders, double-beep, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Andy, bwDraco, Undo, Glorfindel, thesecretmaster, Nisse Engström, Machavity, Paul Stenne.
 
!!/whois blacklisters
 
@ArtOfCode I am aware of 39 blacklist manager. Currently in this room: ArtOfCode, DavidPostill, Makyen, John Dvorak, user58, Zoe the transgirl, bertieb, Ferrybig. Not currently in this room: iBug, doppelgreener, WELZ, CalvT, A J, a spaghetto, NobodyNada, Thomas Ward, angussidney, K.Dᴀᴠɪs, Suraj Rao, tripleee, Ashish Ahuja, mag, Shree, Erik the Outgolfer, micsthepick, Byte Commander, ProgramFOX, paper1111, Henders, double-beep, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Andy, bwDraco, Undo, Glorfindel, thesecretmaster, Nisse Engström, Machavity, Paul Stenne.
 
um hi
 
o/
 
@ArtOfCode cool. It's looking good.
 
9:13 PM
Appears to not have fallen apart yet
 
:-)
!!/welcome Gwideon
 
@Makyen Welcome to Charcoal HQ @Gwideon! I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and offensive posts on the network, and posts alerts to chat. You can find more about me on the Charcoal website.
 
9:32 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Creating TFS Custom Check-in Policy: Check Comment if it contains certain string by vay on stackoverflow.com
 
9:48 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, bad phone number in answer, email in answer (248): Thailand visa exemption: any rule limiting number of entries per year? by Mahogany Boyd on travel.SE
 
10:05 PM
tpu- feedback received
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): PWA: How to programmatically trigger : "Add to homescreen"? on iOS Safari by Kitt Langkilde on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially problematic ns configuration in body (1): how to create a website converter website2apk by asp.net core and/or xamarin by moslem on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): Accidentally installed Server package on Ubuntu Desktop, how to remove? by No one on superuser.com
 
10:38 PM
naa- feedback received
 
10:55 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in username (1): How do I sum up two fields in the Mongoshell? by blahahaha15 on stackoverflow.com
 

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