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12:11 AM
@amWhy There is something weird with the Late Anwers review queue
look at the history
there is a string of review items by "Get off the Internet", all dealing with three+ year old answers.
how are those new answers to old questions?
 
 
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2:23 AM
Of course no action was needed here. Not even a little bit of editing to fix the TeX...
:\
 
 
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9:52 AM
Can't believe this near 2k rep user is still asking PSQs
This at least shows effort, and is more downvoted than the above PSQ
 
10:17 AM
@TheSimpliFire It's also a duplicate. I had already voted to close as off topic, so I can't "dupe hammer" it closed. The dupe is posted in a comment to the question.
@XanderHenderson I saw that, and flagged it. Might very well be some bug with that queue.
 
@amWhy OK thanks
 
 
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1:47 PM
@user21820 and coincidentally all 5 answers are given by 10k+ users :P
 
This is a dupe of this. Same asker: target asked two days ago, dupe asked just now. (It can be closed as a dupe, even with no answer at target, because same asker asked both questions.)
Never mind, above comment from me: the asker self deleted the dupe. But the original (the linked question) is worthy of closure: one more close vote needed there.
 
2:24 PM
d1, c1.
@amWhy It's a PSQ anyway so I voted.
 
 
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3:45 PM
This PSQ is 2nd on the hotlist.
 
@TheSimpliFire It's borderline. I agree it's not a very good question, but the asker seems genuinely confused by the actual mathematics underlying applying a polynomial to an operator. This is not at all trivial, hence I answered it because none of the existing answers even came close to properly addressing the issue.
 
@user21820 I cannot know whether they are really confused or not. But there is a chance that it was snipped off a multiple-choice exercise.
On the other hand, they did proceed to ask this question which alleviates my doubts a bit
 
@TheSimpliFire That didn't occur to me. I would be rather amused if it did show up on an MCQ! =)
 
in which case I'll not close the question myself but I'll leave the option to others
 
@TheSimpliFire I agree with @user21820 that the question is fairly borderline. I am not going to vote to close it, but I also took action to remove it from the HNQ.
And, in the process, improved the question by giving it a more descriptive title (I hope).
 
3:57 PM
@XanderHenderson Thanks!
 
@TheSimpliFire I put a more descriptive title on that one, too.
 
@user21820 I think it's a PSQ worthy of closure. And the second question you posted just confirms my belief that the question is a PSQ seeking an answer only.
 
Though the second question is, I think, much more deserving of closure.
 
@amWhy Yes I'm not happy with both questions, and the second one is worse, which I did not see when I posted my answer. My main reason was only that the two existing answers failed to address the mathematical issue.
 
Oh, I caught a magical unicorn!
only 425 more to go!
 
4:07 PM
@XanderHenderson from the late queue I spose :P
 
4:20 PM
@TheSimpliFire Yup.
Again, it is the only badge that matters. ;)
I've caught four magical unicorns today!
 
4:36 PM
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Q: Revisiting the "Hot Network Questions" feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Tim PostSome things happened yesterday that caused a need for us to (quickly) remove a site's eligibility to contribute to the list of hot network questions. For those of you not familiar with what we've come to call the 'HNQ' list, please visit the link; the list of questions shown as 'hot' on stackexch...

The above may be worth reading / commenting on.
 
 
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6:40 PM
@XanderHenderson I've never got more than two in a day. And I've only done 36 over the past year :/
 
7:26 PM
What is a magical unicorn?
@XanderHenderson@TheSimpliFire
 
@RushabhMehta reviewing a late answer in the queue
 
@TheSimpliFire I'm in need of some help
 
@XanderHenderson magical unicorns are tautological anyway :P
 
I'm being targeted by a user, who is commenting on my answers all across the board and accusing me of targetting users (I think he means gimusi)
 
@RushabhMehta if they're commenting on all your answers then it should be easy to find out who it is
let me see
 
7:35 PM
The user is now deleting some of his comments before I can get to them
@TheSimpliFire
 
For example, the user deleted his comments on this answer of mine
 
trolling maybe
but I don't think it's gimusi
 
that's the only user I've had a negative interaction with on this site.
 
they've only been here for less than a month
 
7:39 PM
Moreover, this user noticed our conversation, hence the second screenshot. So somehow he can see this
 
@RushabhMehta I can name three more :P
let's see if they've gonna delete their account
 
@TheSimpliFire well ok that was different. That was my stupidity.
 
@RushabhMehta if you go incognito you can view chats
 
Interesting. I'm not sure what the goal was here for said user.
His profile seems quite normal, and has a relatively decent Q/A record
 
@RushabhMehta You can ask him directly
 
7:41 PM
@TheSimpliFire (I hope you realize the other thing was a meme gone wrong :P)
 
@RushabhMehta :P
 
Btw, I also don't think it is Gimusi
 
I just don't know what else the rational could be
*rationale
 
@Holo if it was there would be answers-only, not questions-only ;)
 
@user597654 Is there anything you would like to address? Any complaints?
@TheSimpliFire lolll
 
7:43 PM
Lol
 
@TheSimpliFire Ohhh I figured it out
 
what?
 
I should mention I didn't vote on this question at all, but look who the user who commented on this post is
 
@RushabhMehta did you comment there?
 
oh crap, I knew that user by the name this morning before they changed it!
i think
 
7:47 PM
@Holo Nope
@Holo Didn't do anything there. Confused as to why said user went after me
 
Weird
Seems like the user left this chat
@RushabhMehta You got ignored
 
Flag, @RushabhMehta. Mods can see what's going on.
 
@amWhy will do.
@Holo Lol I'm aware
 
:)
Or rather >:(
 
@amWhy I can't flag anymore, the comments have all been deleted
 
7:52 PM
@RushabhMehta Mods can still see them. Flag away. Too bad @user597654, your deleted comments are still visible to moderators!
 
@amWhy how do I flag deleted comments
 
@amWhy no need to provoke them now :)
 
@RushabhMehta Flag the user's account, and mention that they posted a bunch of harassing comments below posts of yours, or where you commented, and provide links, e.g., to those you provide here: if it's a post of yours, include a link to it.
 
@amWhy working on it
 
@Holo I don't think flagging a user harassing another user is further provocation. Or should we wait until it happens to you, where you get harassing comments, perhaps downvotes, and we all tell you to sit on it, and let it go, lest you further provoke them?
 
7:58 PM
@amWhy I meant to the fact you ping them to here again, I agree that @RushabhMehta should flag them
 
@amWhy dumb question: how do you flag a user
 
I by all means not think that the fact they deleted the comments makes everything okay but rather than pinging them here after they already ignored the first time I prefer to flag them and get over with this
 
@RushabhMehta Not a dumb question: flag one of their most recent posts. Mention this chat, with a link to it, and add details clarifying that you are flagging the post only to flag the user. I did that yesterday, and it worked.
 
@amWhy Okay done!
 
@Holo Well, I'm not afraid of them. And I stand by my ping. If they're so naive to think that deleting a comment covers their tracks, they may as well know that doesn't erase their tracks. Hopefully, they'll stop doing so sooner rather than later.
 
8:04 PM
 
@SmokeDetector Good bot
 
@amWhy I did not harass anyone with the comments!
 
@amWhy He speaks!
 
@user597654 Yeah, you did. The evidence is pretty clear. Who owns your account, btw?
 
@amWhy My self
 
8:07 PM
@RushabhMehta Or "she": we don't know.
 
@amWhy, oops, my bad
 
@user597654 I'll wait for the moderators to deal with your harassment. Just don't be so naive to think you can harass a user, and then delete your comments. Site moderators, and SE staff see all comments, deleted or not.
 
@amWhy I just said not to target any specific user by downvoting/closing their answers. More than that I didn't do anything.
 
@user597654 my question is, why me? What did I do that you found wrong
 
@user597654 You posted harassing comments. I'll say no more. You can try to lie to a mod, who has evidence otherwise, some of which can be seen here.
 
8:11 PM
and why were you concerned I brought my issues here
 
@RushabhMehta Don't engage further. Really. Holo was right about that.
 
@amWhy I apologize, I'll back off
 
@TheSimpliFire Off-topic, but I disagree. I could glue a horn to a horse, and the result would be a non-magical unicorn.
 
I never thought that would become an issue. I apologize for any inconvenience @Rushab.
 
8:34 PM
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8:56 PM
Two different users posted the same problem
@amWhy
 
9:10 PM
@RushabhMehta Those questions ask about categories A and B... should I ask about the morphisms?
In any event, the more parsimonious explanation is that the question is from a homework exercise, and that two students from the same class are posing it.
It doesn't look much like a competition problem to me.
 
:47281408, @Xander Please see also this version, asked yesterday: math.stackexchange.com/questions/2962957/…
Someone is playing this site; three questions in 24 hours, each essentially the same, spells out one person gaming this site for homework completion, or one or more persons gaming this site for an active competition problem. Too much of a coincidence: TMoaC
I also meant to ping @Rushabh above in my last comment.
 
9:40 PM
Oops I thought you got a fifth.
 

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