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2:33 AM
Wordle 827 3/6

@PaulWhite Looks like you got it wrong...
3:02 AM
You didn't tell me you were infectious
3:57 AM
Wordle 827 4/6*

@PaulWhite coincidental, since I'm getting over a bacterial infection.
Surprised a word that rhymes with you was so troublesome.
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6:02 AM
How did I not get a bounty for this question? https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/331117/what-is-execution-count-in-query-store/331156

There was a 50 point bounty and my answer is accepted, but it fizzled out anyway.
6:50 AM
Wordle 828 3/6*

🐱 Animal #56 🦗
I figured it out in 14 guesses!
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7:05 AM
🐋 Animal #56 🐠
I figured it out in 12 guesses!
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7:30 AM
@Zikato It seems the bounty started after you answered
Q: How does the bounty system work?

A. RexIt's possible to offer and award bounties of reputation on questions. What is a bounty? How can I find questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? Why is the system requiring me to choose a bounty amount that's higher than the minimum? Can I use Ma...

Relying on auto-award is often a mistake
> Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty period (once the grace period ends), if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, the bounty may be awarded automatically. This is so that if the bounty owner chooses not to award the bounty to any answer, those who answered the question based on the bounty will still be rewarded for their effort.

If the author offered the bounty, and accepted an answer that was posted after the bounty was started, that answer is awarded the full bounty.
That's stupid. What does the chronology have to do with anything if the answer is accepted?
7:50 AM
I dunno. I suppose auto-award only caters for obvious situations.
I mean, someone could post a bounty post-acceptance to reward a different answer. They'd be miffed if the full amount went to the previously-accepted answer. Maybe.
All I know is the whole bounty concept is a nightmare with more edge cases and sneaky opportunities for misuse than I care to remember.
A: Bounty not received for question with bounty accepted, but having answered before the bounty began

Bill the Lizard Is this because I answered before the bounty started? Yes, bounties will not be automatically awarded to answers posted before the bounty started. The underlying assumption is that whoever posted the bounty was looking for a different answer than the existing ones, otherwise they would have aw...

That's probably as close to a 'reason' as you'll get
8:11 AM
seems like exactly my scenario
There are many other questions, some sensibly suggesting an existing answer should qualify for an automatic award when the bounty reason is, "reward an existing answer".
Which is fine, when there's only one existing answer. Presuming you want to code that into the complicated bounty system.
Perhaps the best solution would be to hand auto-awarding over to AI.
When it gets it wrong, people can argue with generative chat about it
I have to say, there are plenty of reminders to award the bounty, both on-site and via email. Can't force people to read, understand, and take action I suppose.
8:27 AM
Awww, that's nice of you
Anything to stop Z whinging on and on about it
8:42 AM
Never! I was robbed under a false promise of a reward
I'd never put effort into answering a question if there wasn't a system of meaningless points
Haha, this is great! I've only noticed now
2 hours later…
11:04 AM
Every day a new learning opportunity
1 hour later…
12:30 PM
@Zikato 🤣🤣🤣
1:09 PM
> there is a substantial opportunity to build new, more capable and efficient systems at scale, because memory located remotely across a network link can now be accessed with no penalty in throughput
all is proceeding according to prophecy
1:23 PM
> with no penalty in throughput
1:36 PM
🐦‍⬛ Animal #56 🐟
I figured it out in 15 guesses!
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@JoshDarnell Azure Remote RAM coming soon
Wordle 828 3/6

1 hour later…
2:51 PM
Like any good NZer, I prefer my RAM local
3:10 PM
paul white: back on the meat
@ErikDarling I see that, they kind of lie by omission, though, because the Xeon's he referenced have 8 memory controllers per package, so if the throughput is 66Gb/channel and you have 8 channels, you can get more than the blog states by a factor of 16, since he only references DDR4 memory.
Xeon's what
I like my apostrophes
you all came for my tabs, now my aprostrophe's!
Paul''''''''''s picking on me again
No, but I can do if you're specifically requesting that
3:13 PM
I do like to help where I can
> You may award your bounty worth 50 reputation in 17 hours
What's the betting I'll forget
3:28 PM
write a blog post about it so you don't forget it
2 hours later…
5:35 PM
Good day sirs
5:45 PM
🐮 Animal #56 🐇
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
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Good morning
@JukEboX This is metazooa, but I do Wordle too
6:17 PM
@CadeRoux oh nice.
3 hours later…
9:23 PM
Hey good job today everyone
1 hour later…
10:31 PM
@ErikDarling Yeah, I changed a PIVOT to a manual pivot (correlated subqueries) and got an infinite speed improvement... Another day doing SQL Server's job.
10:48 PM
@CadeRoux PIVOT was a mistake

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