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12:02 AM
@vidarlo So the strike is a big success. Now to convert this to a successful outcome...
Hopefully; I am keen to get back to work
 
12:36 AM
I think 🙂. My discord powers are weak and I am typing this on a phone so double chances of stuffing up...
 
 
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4:41 AM
@user68186 Unfortunately at the moment many community and elected Moderators are on strike: meta.askubuntu.com/q/20325/57576
 
 
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7:00 AM
someone for the past few days manages to get past the spam check :P
 
@andrew.46 Thanks
@Rinzwind What spam check is left with smokey gone?
 
7:30 AM
We need a new smokey :P
 
We need a company that actually cares
I think Smokey will reappear quickly if SE fixes the issues
 
8:22 AM
@vidarlo My slightly gloomy prediction is that we will win with the strike action but lose with the subsequent negotiation :(
 
yes
I agree
Last time the communities were promised glass beads
Ultimately they didn't show up; the promises made was never kept
and in my opinion it's very important to keep the organization to be able to go back to a strike the moment they fuck up, not wait until they fuck up in a major way
 
Which is a pity as we are in a position of strength at the moment
 
yep
Which is why people should stay in the discord for some months
 
@vidarlo You made it there?
 
yep
 
8:37 AM
Too many colours? :)
 
yes
and damnit, things MOVE
Why on earth do people use a so fucking confusing interface that gobbles screen real estate like there's no tomorrow? :O Who ever needs more than 80x25?
 
You know I was just reading a discord wiki article and apparently what discord calls servers are not necessarily actual servers!!
 
Servers ain't real servers those days anyway. They're all virtual, except the ones who's not
And even those who ain't virtual shows up by themself without any explanation in my racks
 
Next thing you will say there is no Santa Claus :(
 
I am loving the active AUGR
 
8:52 AM
@andrew.46 Probably a hologram
@Zanna It only takes ~4-5 active people - and I think it'll bring on more active people as well. So restarting the community is probably not that difficult.
 
:)
 
And the welcoming makes a lot of difference. I feel reasonably well seasoned as SE-user.
On mechanics SE they welcomed me. In bike SE they made me delete my answer and disappear
 
oops!
 
@Zanna We were warming the place up for you :)
 
@vidarlo There is a bike SE??!!!
 
8:55 AM
maybe bike should be considered a subset of mechanics ;)
@andrew.46 that's very kind, but tbh I could do with cooling down a bit (still 40 C here)... have we got any juice in the fridge?
 
@Zanna No but I can make you a banana and almond milk smoothie, made up with peanut butter and a dash of maple syrup...
 
that would be amazing
 
@BeastOfCaerbannog bicycles.stackexchange.com it's not very good tho.
@BeastOfCaerbannog and I do use a bike as a primary means of transport after my wife ran of with the car :P
 
Actually I have some already peeled bananas in my fridge so I might just go get one of those smoothies...
 
(She got a job two hours outside Bergen, so needs it more than me)
@Zanna You live in India?
 
9:00 AM
@vidarlo I learned from that site that it's a waste of time covering one's bike with something
@vidarlo yes
 
@vidarlo It's fairly active
 
Actually I think we are all spread apart a fair way: I am in the Blue Mountains of Australia
 
Come to west coast of norway. A warm 16°C today.
 
sounds bracing :)
 
@BeastOfCaerbannog yes, lots of people asking about their carbon frame that they paid 5000$ for
 
9:01 AM
@Zanna 1. Why do you have peeled bananas? 2. Don't they get black?
 
@vidarlo $5000!!
 
@vidarlo Hahaha, okay, it's not for common mortals
 
@andrew.46 Not unreasonable if you use your bike for transport. Still cheaper than a car
I went for a pedelec at ~3500$
 
Just a second while I google that
Hey that is cool!
 
It's so dang energy efficient it's carbon negative compared to walking ;)
 
9:10 AM
@Zanna I had to reject a Freecycle post again. Believe it or not I am a little nervous that I am going to get an angry response...
Freecycle users can be a little feral :(
 
@BeastOfCaerbannog because I'm a weirdo... the bananas go overripe after 2 days... so just before they get overripe I peel any remaining and put them in the fridge or freezer. I don't keep any food waste around - I have to take it out to the rubbish bins immediately to avoid attracting flies etc (inevitable in hot climate) so I don't want to have to deal with the peel every time I want to eat them (also it's too difficult to peel frozen bananas haha)
@andrew.46 hahahaha
@andrew.46 hope all will be fine
@vidarlo :D
I have a very heavy inefficient bike that I bought from my neighbour for 4000 rupees
 
@Zanna Its odd because I have received many written sprays of foul language on AU and this does not affect me at all
 
@Zanna So there are reasons for it, you're not really a weirdo
 
@BeastOfCaerbannog thank you <3
@andrew.46 that's interesting... what's the why there?
 
9:19 AM
@Zanna Still feeling my way with Freecycle Mod duties. But was an attempt at a sale so pretty straightforward
 
 
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12:44 PM
@andrew.46 thanks for taking me. Barely anyone in the chat room now.
 
 
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2:05 PM
Where can I read more about the problems with SE and Mod's strike?
 
openletter.mousetail.nl/# is a good starting point, detailing what it's about. In addition, the top posts on meta.stackexchange.com is concerned with this topic.
 
 
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3:14 PM
Hi all, I just thought that it could be helpful to put out a banner on the main site, somewhere visible, that would inform people that there is a strike going on.
Just to explain the low rate of interaction to those who don't know about meta yet.
If putting such a banner out is within your powers, that is.
 
 
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4:30 PM
@Levente only staff can do that unfortunately
 
4:44 PM
@Levente given that staff is de-featuring any mention of the strike, I don't see that happening.
 
4:55 PM
meanwhile Academia SE made a post about the strike in the main site (and meta)
 
@RandomPerson Interesting move.
 
5:39 PM
@RandomPerson ♥️ ♥️ ♥️
 
6:03 PM
Hi guy's
 
'evening
 
6:23 PM
@vidarlo yeah...
 
Oh all running away when nobody joined 😳
What is that called when you rotate a tablet and the desktop rotates too.
 
6:48 PM
@nobody I am here!
@nobody autorotation?
 
I mean how the resp
Im mean the hardware part who makes it don't know how it is named in German so I can not feed leo.org
@BeastOfCaerbannog
 
@vidarlo Thanks for the links. Now I understand.
 
@user68186 If you agree and feel like it, it's fine to sign the open letter as well :)
 
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Q: Featured posts on MSE are missing on the sidebar across the network

CDROn all sites, the questions featured on Meta SE are no longer being displayed, even though the tag remains on the two questions. (Seems the same thing is happening with Hot Meta posts, though I and some other users can still see them for whatever reasons.) Both of the questions have been heavily ...

 
That's cowardice
On serverfault Philippe at least dared to remove the tags
 
7:03 PM
@vidarlo Done!
 
on AU they just change the site so the tags doesn't apply anymore.
I'm starting to wonder if it's possible to mend the situation
 
The staff claimed that it's a bug... so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
If it's indeed intentional, I think I'm done.
 
@RandomPerson I have a shallow belief in bugs at the moment.
 
@vidarlo Done!
 
@user68186 great :)
 
7:06 PM
@vidarlo so do I... but the CM team who have been invisible for quite some days, have finally come up on MSE... so I'm not really sure...
 
@RandomPerson I'm not certain that anyone tells the CM teams the full truth either
I don't think Catija is lying.
 
Featured is back, hto is gone
Nice.
 
@vidarlo let's hope they don't revert my edit on Philippe's featured post.
 
@RandomPerson link?
 
haha, nice
you saw the edit he did on SF?
 
nope... share link please.
 
oh... this one. I have seen it. I thought SF stood for science fiction
 
haha
=)
But it seems that SEInc is still hellbent on not giving an ounce
 
7:16 PM
perhaps...
 
Yes. Will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days.
 
If this is going to persist, I think the sites need to follow what Academia SE did. — Random Person 2 mins ago
IDK why all the SE chaos happens at midnight for me...
 
@nobody gyroscope sensor maybe?
 
7:31 PM
@BeastOfCaerbannog thanks i will feed leo. org with it. 👍
 
@nobody you're welcome!
@RandomPerson rolled back already
 
aah... I'm done for now. I'll perhaps sleep now. Bye...
 
7:46 PM
It seems to me the community became torn apart
 
@nobody Happened in 2019 imho
Up until today this room had a message a day
 
@vidarlo message a day?
 
mm, no people in here talking
a few messages a day, with hours between
 
Oh now I get it
 
So after the strike AUGR became active again.
And in smaller SE's the community is already dead. AU has pieces left
 
7:52 PM
It bound us more together again this is the good part in this hot situation
 
hehe, yes
ref. the starred message from @Zanna ;)
 
Precisely
That was a good one 🤣
 
Indeed. I've been less active at AU recently
Was foolish enough to try to kick life into the community over at SF, but that's too far gone already
 
It must have been frustrating when the work is not honored.
It is not like people have nothing to do in real life
 
Yeah. And the site is too far down the death spiral
Noone votes, so new users get no points, so they can't participate
The people asking questions disappear after the first question because there's no community
Basically it would be better of at beta-rep-level
Heck, three close votes is a high bar to cross
 
8:08 PM
Yeah this rep stuff can be annoying for new user. For me is reputation not so important it does not reflect who I am
 
Agreed
But 2k rep to vtc is a bar to cross when noone votes on answers or questions
If I have 10 or 20k on AU is not important; I have enough. But the difference between 500 and 2k is humongous when it comes to participating in moderation
 
for me it was only important that I can comment for more needed informations and spam a little bit here in chat 😏
 
hehe
For building a community I think voting to close and edits is the most important tools
Or perhaps not most important, but important for giving feeling of participation
 
8:29 PM
For record I made a bad joke
Most time I flagging spam and dubs
With edits i have problems because of my lack in englisch
 
Your english seems good in here. From a german speaking contry?
 
Yes
I should more look animies
 
8:44 PM
hehe
May I ask which country?
 
In englisch
 
one of my regrets is that I don't know enough german
 
Germany
 
ah
I work for a German company, and my hobby is to work on ex-Berlin trams
so I could really use some more German
 
Oh nice but German is a difficult one as people says
 
8:46 PM
hehe, yeah
 
Der die das 😆
 
found a german post card a while back
 
Wow that is an old one
 
(yes, I literally found it in a drawer at the workshop)
The workshop's built in 1913, so it's likely been there since then
Was really strange finding it. The paper was like yesterday. It looked fresh and good.
 
Yeah in the good old time they could make high quality stuff
 
8:50 PM
mm
Interesting to note that women obviously could not receive post cards at that time
 
9:12 PM
Really i didn't know
We need mire female power
Time for me to visit my bed 🛌
 

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