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3:02 PM
What's up with the new title? When did we become 4chan? :D
@CruelCow There was a Meta post that was originally titled "Is this place just a ripoff of 4-chan!?"
@CruelCow Probably in response to the 'are we just an elaborate trolling board?' question.
@GraceNote I see, thanks. I don't see a meta on it, so I'll make one. Unless you know of one that already exists...? I searched gaming meta and MSO but found nothing about spoiler markdown in chat
So, naturally, we had to prove it right.
@Wipqozn Well, @random should be awake soon, so if it's a duplicate, you'll be in good hands. ♪
@GraceNote Naturally.
3:03 PM
c'mon 15th August.
@GraceNote No idea who random is.
I saw the troll question but not the 4chan one.
It was the original title of the post
The original title was revised in the 5-minute grace period - I only have it because I get inbox notifications of new Gaming Meta posts and that happened to be one such.
3:05 PM
There's entertaining questions and answers... and then there's Gnomeslice. – Raven Dreamer
I'm not sure I agree with this...
Actually gnomeslice has one of my favorite question ever
@GnomeSliceツ We all do.
@ArdaXi =[
Also, I tried to change my name earlier. It wouldn't.
@ThomasMcDonald Pardon?
3:06 PM
gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/8731/… For some timezone out there this question was asked on 10/10/10 at 10:10
@CruelCow Wait, really?
Hah, cool.
yeeeees, Ivo posted a nomination!!
I think this is the first vote in my life where I'm not tempted to just answer "none of the above please" :(
@Manaಠдಠ yeah I saw that as well
Q: Obese Icon on Meta

GnomeSlice ツI've noticed that the inbox notification icon on Meta seems to have put on a little weight. Depicted below are the icons of both sites, with the main site on top, and meta on the bottom.

I still like this one the best.
3:08 PM
@GraceNote What characters are valid for display names?
@ThomasMcDonald Most anything that isn't a diamond, I believe.
hmm. Doesn't seem to like ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿
Aw, @JeffAtwood removed the tags and ...
What's the name you're shooting for?
@CruelCow I missed the "not" on my first pass there...:D;;
3:09 PM
@ThomasMcDonald +1 for chrome.
@ThomasMcDonald Not sure why.
@GraceNote Probably includes characters that aren't letters.
@GraceNote I'm genuinely not that bothered, was just attempting to mess around with display names, it seems to be the cool thing to do at the moment.
@GnomeSliceツ So does your name.
It wouldn't take a bunch of names that I tried.
3:10 PM
@GraceNote I believe only letters are.
Well, I guess it's not an English letter...?
@GraceNote ツ is a letter.
humm, 10 nominees?
@ArdaXi ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ is a letter in my language! Stop suppressing my culture!
Tildes aren't letters either.
3:12 PM
@CruelCow It's 4 different characters.
It's probably the symbology section, though.
I'm pretty sure I've seen some non-standard symbol in a name before, though.
3:13 PM
﴾͡ | ๏̯͡ | ๏ | ﴿
@ArdaXi You suck.
A: Initial non-ISO646 character refused in display name

Jeff Atwoodwe were not allowing anything other than [A-Z0-9] when validating the first character. Fixed. Now we use ^[\w](?<!_)

Heh, now I can't read anything enclosed in tildes.
First I was like


Then, I was like

You people are ridiculous. scoffs, uppity look
3:13 PM
@Manaಠдಠ ALWAYS
@ThomasMcDonald That's just the first letter, though. Were you making your name just that face?
Get a room
3:14 PM
@GraceNote I do believe ^[\w](?<!_) goes for the entire string.
@CruelCow no u
@ArdaXi Wouldn't it need a $ at the end for that?
@GraceNote It wouldn't accept a bunch of characters I tried at the end of my name.
@GraceNote Not necessarily.


Assert position at the beginning of the string «^»
Match a single character that is a “word character” (letters, digits, etc.) «[\w]»
Assert that it is impossible to match the regex below with the match ending at this position (negative lookbehind) «(?<!_)»
Match the character “_” literally «_»
3:15 PM
Oh, wait, of course, this only matches one letter.
No idea what they use for the rest.
@GraceNote oh yeah, but no, I was making it a suffix.
@ArdaXi Magicks.
@ThomasMcDonald Then I've no clue.
@Manaಠдಠ Damn you two, it's stuck in my head now
3:16 PM
@FallenAngelEyes OOOH LOOOOOVE
@FallenAngelEyes That's a good facial expression to accompany that rage.
I uh, may or may not have purchased that song on Lips :x
@GraceNote Haha it is!
3:17 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Play robot unicorn attack, turn it into something wonderful
Q: What cheat codes are there for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis?

Sayem AhmedWhat are the cheat codes for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis? I googled first but all I get are hints e.g., how to beat Nemesis, how to solve certain puzzles etc. Is there any cheat codes which will allow me to get powerful weapons or infinite ammo?

Q: Do I pay my debt payment at the beginning or ending of the due date?

Mana ಠдಠI'm currently on the seventh day of gameplay in Recettear and the eighth day, the first day of payment, fast approaches. However, in planning out my next two days, I've bumped into a situation where my plan of action depends on whether or not the debt payment is payed at the beginning or ending o...

4 mins ago, by GnomeSlice ツ
First I was like


Then, I was like

@CruelCow No! I end up playing and never stopping!
@Lazers More like most awesome game over screen ever!
3:18 PM
@ThomasMcDonald +1 for chrome
@FallenAngelEyes You mean you'll be playing... always? (badum-tish)
@GraceNote I felt so bad the first time it happened!
I should have to see it some time. I'll see about doing that when I do a New Game.
...if I can't convince my brother to live in a box first.
Recette haunts the town in her cardboard box house for the rest of her life.
It's so... adorable...
3:19 PM


@GnomeSliceツ enjoying nero, shush
I'm watching SC2 streams so it's kpop for me :(
@ThomasMcDonald Once you start, you can' stop. ಥ_ಥ
@CruelCow Do you watch the GSL?
3:22 PM
Hmm, failed again in Recettear. Lessons learned: Save at least each morning, sell stuff before going to the shop on payment day.
@Manaಠдಠ Nope. teevox.com
I think I'm going to revisit this question.
Q: Techniques for Playing Wrench Tennis Effectively?

GnomeSlice ツSo, I noticed that in the Medical Pavilion stage of Bioshock, there is one hallway you can enter that has a quaint little machine in it. If you hit a button at the other end of the hallway, this machine starts shooting out tennis balls. There are various trophies lined up along the wall, and v...

I'm gonna figure this thing out.
Wait... Grace was ccornet? Hm.
@ArdaXi You... didn't know that?
@ArdaXi No... that would be... your mother!
3:25 PM
@GraceNote I don't know a lot of things.
and with that, I'm off
(Also where in the hejudas are you seeing that old name, anyway?)
@GraceNote MSO.
hi-fives @Powerlord
3:26 PM
@GraceNote You have it on your M... yeah.
@Powerlord stooop!
Yeah, I know it's on my Meta profile, but that doesn't explain where you encountered the older name.
Someone offered me a purple confetti engy cap for 1.5 buds.
Actually, why am I even entertaining that
3:27 PM
@GraceNote MSO. Not your profile, just on MSO.
You happen to turn up in every search I make on MSO.
Oh. Well, that's what I do.
Turn up in my searches? Deliberately?
@ArdaXi Yes.
Sometimes, yes.
@GnomeSliceツ Who asked you anything?
3:30 PM
It's like a forced random encounter.
@GraceNote ahahaha
@ArdaXi I take everything personally.
@GraceNote I'm not sure I like the idea of being forced into an encounter with you.
I'm sure that down the plotline, you'll be able to buy some item that'll mitigate that issue.
@ArdaXi that sounded... harsh
3:32 PM
@FallenAngelEyes I am... harsh.
Q: Add the ability to hide next in chat

WipqoznA spoiler 'tag' to hide text for questions and answers was added back in December (>!), however, Stack Exchange has yet to add anything similar to chat. Considering chat conversations can lead just about anywhere, a feature to hide text in chat would be very useful. I propose a system very simi...

chestbumps Wipqozn
@FallenAngelEyes But seriously, would you like to be forced into an encounter with someone who you know next to nothing about?
@ArdaXi When has a forced random encounter ever been desireable?
@ArdaXi You never know, she may have some great loot drops.
3:34 PM
It's like walking down a path where every step is a fight against Giants. You don't really look forward to it, but you're there for a reason.
@GraceNote For... what reason? I'm not going anywhere!
@ArdaXi And yet you ran into me, and my old alias. Sounds like you were going somewhere.
@GraceNote I didn't really run into you, I glanced over you.
Perhaps I'm a map encounter that you'd need to interact with.
Still forced, yet much more avoidable.
When did you become a game mechanic?
3:37 PM
Around the time I lost my backstory on account of just being a random encounter.
She's a tool........B^U
Random encounters are also game mechanics.
Also I've completely lost track of what's happening in here.
@CruelCow thanks for catching that typo. I type on Dvorak keyboard, so my "T" key is right next to my "N" key
@Wipqozn That's what you get for being a cultist!
3:38 PM
@Manaಠдಠ That always happens.
@Manaಠдಠ I think @GraceNote is planning to jump @ArdaXi in the words and steal his stuff.
@Wipqozn See, that's what I'm trying to avoid here.
@GraceNote I like being a cultist. It's awesome.
@Wipqozn Yeah, but it also makes you a cultist.
@GraceNote An awesome cultist.
3:40 PM
A Dvorak cultist.
Should just call me an altist.
@Wipqozn No problem, it jumped immediately in my eye when I saw it in the chat and I thought it'd be as much work telling you as fixing it myself. Also that was my first use of editing power \o/
@Wipqozn Or cultsome.
@ArdaXi or just awesome. I think we should just go with awesome.
3:41 PM
@GnomeSliceツ I think that preview image is more than I want of that video
@Wipqozn That would be terribly misleading.
@CruelCow No it isn't.
@ArdaXi True. We should go with totally awesome.
Wow, a reason other than his name next to it to not click something @GnomeSlice links.
@ArdaXi You suck.
3:42 PM
@Wipqozn That would be terriblier misleading.
@GnomeSliceツ And you wonder why.
@ArdaXi Wow. I was unaware you thought I was so awesome that you couldn't describe it in words. Thanks Arda! That means a lot.
@Wipqozn What part of the word 'terrible' does nobody in this room understand?
shakes head
@ArdaXi Try 'terribad'.
Did you guys know that Mana is actually the Hebrew word for terrible?
@GnomeSliceツ Sounds like a pun someone would use to describe Terraria if the disliked it.
3:44 PM
@Manaಠдಠ I challenge.
@Manaಠдಠ Then the prophecy you spoke... it was self-fulfilling! This was all a plot to get Arda to elect you as a Moderator!
@GraceNote That's how @Mana operates.
Mana is Indonesian for "what".
@ArdaXi It's on. Scrabble powers go!
@Wipqozn Use it in a sentence.
3:45 PM
So middleschool bullies should be punching kids and going "Losers say 'Mana'!" then?
We should have a huge game of scrabble with all of us.
@FallenAngelEyes Losers are Mana. Or... at least the other way around.
@ArdaXi This bread is mana.
@Wipqozn Err, I don't know, baked?
3:46 PM
also this
@ArdaXi would make a mana mod.
@Wipqozn Heh.
This peace is blargh
@Wipqozn Good. But really, you should end questions with a question mark.
@GnomeSliceツ brb, downvoting everything you've ever put on this site
@CruelCow Oh, okay, have fun. =]
3:50 PM
@CruelCow oh, good idea! I'll do that too.
@GnomeSliceツ Okay, wow. Now I'm going to double down vote everything you've ever posted.
@Manaಠдಠ Yes?
I just encountered the fish trap
3:55 PM
@Manaಠдಠ What's wrong.
Startling isn't it?
except I looked away briefly when it triggered to check the chat
and then looked back at my screen and was hit by fish and was like AH
Ah, intercontinental ballistic tuna...
...fish trap?
slaps GnomeSlice with a giant dead trout
That is the fish trap.
3:56 PM
@GnomeSliceツ A trap wherein giant tuna fly across the screen and slap you silly.
@GraceNote That sounds pretty reasonable.

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