« first day (3723 days earlier)      last day (73 days later) » 

11:01 PM
Do y'all think and are too close to < and >?
 
Not really
The change should be fine
 
Nah, I don't like them actually. I'll just leave the weird brackets alone. For now.
 
11:16 PM
Chat Mega Challenge: There are currently 28530 starred messages. I will award a +100 bounty to the user who posts the 30000'th starred message, so long as it has 3+ stars
4
 
please do not take this as an invitation to post a high amount of noise that's funny in hopes of getting starred; keep discussion as off-topic on-topic as we always are :P
 
If anyone can post 1570 starred messages within a reasonable amount of time, I'd be surprised :P
 
@hyper-neutrino right because the optimal strategy is to get a single message starred, then star 1,000+ messages before it
 
@Wezl 👀
 
@Wezl You'd run out of votes, though, so waiting until you only have about 20 stars left may be a better strategy.
 
11:25 PM
@Wezl discussing voting abuse or violating policy, even though I know you're 100% joking, is strongly discouraged
sorry i meant to say even though I know you are 100% making a joke
 
noted
@hyper-neutrino noted :)
 
lyxal don't make me steal your kneecaps
5
 
@hyper-neutrino Quick, edit it before Lyxal gets here!
 
I was about to comment that lol
 
@hyper-neutrino What exactly does that mean? The Urban Dictionary entries for it give some pretty...weird results
 
11:27 PM
@hyper-neutrino WeLz iSnT jOkInG, wEzL's WeZl, DuH
2
 
no, wezl is wezl, not wezel, smh
 
@user nothing in particular, it's like when caird said they'd flag lyxal if lyxal made the "___ isn't joking, ___ is ___" joke, it's just an entirely humorous "threat"
as in if lyxal makes the "wezl isn't joking" joke i will steal his kneecaps, which isn't intended to make sense :P
 
It's like when I threatened to take HN's square root becaus they ninja'd me
 
11:29 PM
@RedwolfPrograms The well-known user :P
 
@hyper-neutrino why tf does everyone threaten to do that?
 
Stealing kneecaps is probably illegal.
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Stealing hearts isn't though, so you can probably punish Lyxal by ripping out their heart @hyper-neutrino.
 
 
11:30 PM
@user One problem: covid restricts travel between countries
So you'd need to find a way to actually get over here
 
Easy, everyone knows if you dig a hole straight through the planet's core from North America you end up near Australia
 
Smugglers
 
It takes more bytes to steal a kneecap, so the golfiest solution is to steal @Lyxal's heart :P
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing I got the 28000th star does that count?
 
11:32 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing very sad. Alexa play despacito
 
@Lyxal answer one of my bountied questions (competitively), and you get 50 rep
 
CMC: Print or return the number 28533
(snippets allowed)
 
@RedwolfPrograms text: 28533
 
@RedwolfPrograms Jelly, 5 bytes
 
@RedwolfPrograms Vim, 6 bytes: i28533
 
11:32 PM
@RedwolfPrograms I don't have a printer near by and I never bought the number 28533 so no.
:p
 
@RedwolfPrograms BF, 37 bytes: +++++[>++++++++++<-]>.++++++.---.--..
 
@RedwolfPrograms Jelly, 3 bytes: ⁽n
 
7 bit ascii: some amount
in fact I could probably use 6 or 5 byte ascii :P
 
Have you ever heard the noise of young kids squealing next door on a Saturday morning? Because I have and right now it ain't very pleasant.
 
Apparently Ash's nth prime builtin is really slow
 
11:36 PM
Bruh use sympy
 
6 byte ascii: 30 bits
 
Oh wait that's right you can't hahhaa
Imagine using js
 
@RedwolfPrograms Yes :P
 
@RedwolfPrograms brainflak, 78 bytes: (()((()((()(()(()((()(()(()(()((()()()){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){}){})
(used the integer meta-golfer :P)
 
11:38 PM
@Wezl probably disallowed for the same reason metagolfscript is
 
> Post Reopened by Jonathan Allan, Delfad0r, Arnauld, Robin Ryder, Dominic van Essen
occured 2 hours ago
Post Closed as "Needs details or clarity" by Jonathan Allan, caird coinheringaahing, Etheryte, Redwolf Programs, ZaMoC
occured 6 hours ago
 
Well was it edited to be reopened?
 
Oh
Which post?
 
11:42 PM
Ash, way too many bytes: tGdotŻƊ4
yes, all that time was spent waiting for the prime builtin to finish
 
Stupid enter key
Being right next to the period
Ruining my joke
 
I need to get OSP to start logging all messages :P
 
your period key is next to your enter key? huh
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing I know you're kidding, but wouldn't that violate some sort of rule?
 
@hyper-neutrino yes
 
11:46 PM
Ash, a bit shorter: od*Ɠ-Ȥ5
 
@user you don't know that at all. He is not kidding. He is caird
Ffs
 
@Lyxal Oh no, you're expanding to "I'm kidding" now?
 
oh. mobile. xD
 
@hyper-neutrino ^
 
@user no, lyxal is not expanding, lyxal is lyxal
 
11:48 PM
@hyper-neutrino no "your period key" is not "next to your enter key" (I can be annoying on all nouns)
 
@hyper-neutrino >:(
 
@Wezl i might have poor reading comprehension but this doesn't even make sense
 
@hyper-neutrino :)
@Wezl lol
 
oh nvm i get it now
 
@user Not sure; chatbots can log every message as they are posted, and deletion is a separate event according to the bot, so they don;t have the follow the "remove this from the record" rule
 
11:49 PM
@Wezl you have potential
If you keep taking this path you'll go far
The path of name puns that is
 
I will not
 
Very sad
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing I meant more of a TOS violation, since if a user deletes something, you're kinda invading their privacy by putting that back up
 
are chat messages under the same license as other stuff here?
looks like yes
 
you can't really delete something someone has seen from their mind, so i think it's not a problem (and also not really detectable) if a chatbot outputs incoming messages to console or something like that, but if you reveal the contents of a deleted message from the bot's record's that should be a violation of policy, and i will certainly disallow it based on my own discretion
 
11:53 PM
@user That's exactly the issue, I'm not sure on the rule
 
Hey so what's the tag burniation process here?
Do tags just die if they don't have a question?
 
Delete it and hope nobody notices and gets mad
 
Notify HN if it isn't major, otherwisr, raise it on meta
 
@hyper-neutrino I have a tag deletion request: this
It's a useless tag and it has a typo in the name
 
Instead: merge with
 
11:56 PM
^
Much better idea
 
tags that have no questions under them should expire after a while IIRC
 
is that useful at all if there are no questions? What does merging do?
 
let me check
 
@Lyxal What's it for?
 
11:57 PM
merging A into B retags all questions with A as B (does not have any records in the edit history and doesn't bump), and then optionally i can make A a synonym of B
which, if a tag needs to be burned, shouldn't happen because otherwise it's permanently a synonym, so if it has no questions, merging is pretty useless
 
But I don't want the tag anymore I want it gone
 
CMC: make a font, with the glyphs for the codepage of a golfing language of your choice looking like words
 
(m meaning medium or mini or mega, your pick)
 
right, but merging doesn't help with that. i'm going to check what the process is but i think it expires if never used eventually
 

« first day (3723 days earlier)      last day (73 days later) »