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9:00 PM
Soooo tempted to edit the topic to say "teapot" instead of "lazers"
@badp Well in the notification window he looked like a smurf in a ninja mask. But that must have been a figment of my imagination, that would just be silly
Woah, large amount of activity on the site today.
@Powerlord Are we going to turn people into moderators by pouring enough hot tea onto them? That sounds just silly.
@Manaಠдಠ See, the free is working!
We want blue sparkly people, not burnt drowned people.
9:01 PM
@badp We want dead jedi?
@Powerlord You're a comedic genius. <3
@Powerlord Topic needs an edit anyway.
@Powerlord Smurfs don't do sparkles. Unicorn smurfs, perhaps?
@badp Vampire smurfs?
@AnnaLear Does Jeff look like a sparkly person?
9:03 PM
Gilles thinks that Science Fiction and Fantasy can have more active chat rooms than our site does.
@badp Not sure what that has to do with jedi, but whatever.
@Powerlord Also I'm still like...just shocked by the fact that you maintain a website that really meant a lot to me when I was younger. That's kind of really awesome.
also I accidentally an important word whoops
@badp I'm sure he's all sparkly deep inside.
@Powerlord Everybody knows jedis descend from smurfs, like man descends from ape and Arda from pringles cans.
Ah, mermaids. Such wonderful creatures.
9:04 PM
@Manaಠдಠ It's even crazier when you realize I've been with the site for 14 years. While not the founder of the site, I am its first "employee" other than him.
@CruelCow There is no hay!
Also, I can't do math.
@badp Ew, Pringles.
@Powerlord That's awesome, yo.
I joined the site in July 1997 and it's August 2011 now.
9:05 PM
@badp Then why are you wearing a mask?
Oh wait, nobody in here will get that joke ._.
I often wear a mask over my mask.
@CruelCow Please don't tell me it has anything to do with Arrogant Worms.
@CruelCow Given that I was making an internet oracle reference, I guess it makes sense for an internet oracle to wear a mask.
@GraceNote Our plan is to go back in time and prevent the Bridge from existing
We plan to apply the same technique to beat SO's traffic
@Gilles Will there be Dinosaur Samurai involved?
9:07 PM
Yo @Gilles! I know you, but I'm trying to remember why. I think it was something you were talking about in the Unix chat that was interesting. Or maybe it was Ask Ubuntu.
@Gilles I wouldn't do that if I were you. That has a high potential for paradox.
and then you were like "if you want to talk with me more about this I hang out in the Unix chatroom and some other SE sites" oh man why can I remember this but not the interesting thing you were talking about. :(
@Manaಠдಠ Was it ?
@Powerlord Nah, as long as we arrange not to kill Hitler we'll be fine
@Powerlord Highly unlikely.
9:08 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Unix is my most active site, so probably unix
@Gilles Even better, replace Hitler with @Anna. Some people at Programers will never be able to tell anything happened.
@badp I thought Anna was Mao?
@badp is that supposed to be a play on Gamers + Programmers?
@Gilles That was Mark Trapp
@Gilles If you muck up time too badly, we'll have to use our Journeyman Project to stop you. Or the Epoch, if it's available.
9:11 PM
@badp I'm sorry, I make a horrid substitute for Hitler. Now, Mubarak on the other hand...
@GraceNote Hey, in my timeline he's Stalin!
@AnnaLear Hey, whatever rocks your cat's boat.
@Gilles Well, in my timeline, Stalin's the man on the moon.
Well, Space Stalin, as he's known these days.
@GraceNote Stalin is from North Korea in your timeline?
or wait, is that the one with Space Japan?
No, it's just Russia. With Space MiGs and Space Zeppelins.
9:13 PM
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pimvdbI would like to know the commonly used name of this game, Monster Bopper. It says: Monster Bopper is a new twist on a classic puzzle game. I would like to know the name of this 'classic puzzle game'. Simply speaking, it is played on a grid, on which certain fields are 'on' and all others a...

Argh, I just copied the permalink.
Beaten again!! shakes fist

Wherein Grace Note explains the origin of the Myth of the Space Stalin, who is on your moon running for your presidential soil.

Jun 10 at 18:00, 12 minutes total – 16 messages, 2 users, 4 stars

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9:16 PM
Hmm... does Baron Wulfenbach still control Europe?
(Also, if I haven't said it before, Girl Genius is a great webcomic by Phil and Kaja Foglio)
@Powerlord If he's still alive
@Powerlord I really enjoyed the Journeyman Project game
I played the... Turbo or whatever version
Oh, and if someone starts reading Girl Genius, the first chapter used to be completely black and white, but now it's intentionally in black and white on pages 2-8, at which point it switches to color.
Still no engie crates
@ArdaXi Did you withdraw from the election? How come? :(
9:24 PM
@AnnaLear I'd... prefer not to dig that up.
@badp Item drops haven't reset yet, plus they add new crates series in updates usually on Thursday afternoons.
Thanks for reminding me not to play today, though.
I don't want to squander this weeks crate drops until I know for sure there aren't new crates series' tomorrow.
Also of note: Election is no longer advertised on the front page!!
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9:25 PM
aw. You did withdraw.
@ArdaXi Fair enough. Well, FWIW, I'm sorry to see you drop out.
@ArdaXi :( Terrible mod jokes aside, I was glad to see you renominate.
hugs Arda I was rooting for you buddy!
@ArdaXi I didn't mean that comment negatively obviously
I don't think anybody did.
9:26 PM
I didn't take it that way.
ah well, I guess that makes my choosing candidates a little bit simpler
I have my reasons, let's leave it at that.
I hope it wasn't all the terrible mod jokes @Arda. :/
@KevinY Not at all.
I hope it wasn't the discussion earlier :x
9:27 PM
@Manaಠдಠ I don't recall anything significant.
@Powerlord I would not have pegged you for a Love Hina fan
Okay. Well, I'll leave it be then.
I just want to think the reason you withdrew is not Ivo's nomination
@FallenAngelEyes Found my page on MyAnimeList? :D
Haha I did. Do you mind if I friend you?
9:28 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Go right ahead.
@Powerlord likes Love Hina? That's kind of hilarious. Love Hina in general is kind of hilarious. IN A HORRIBLE WAY.
btw @ArdaXi, out of pure curiosity. Do you see a way to undo your withdrawal now? (Renominate/undelete/whatever)
Oh yeah, I need to remember to update that, I watched two more episodes of Shana no howeveritsspelled.
@Powerlord Shakugan no Shana?
@Manaಠдಠ Yeah, that one.
9:29 PM
@badp The nomination box is filled with the old post.
So all I'd have to do is click twice.
Man, I liked the first season, not so much the second one though. The best part about it was the fact that the protagonist sucked at doing anything.
Okay, for some reason I thought there was no going back from withdrawing
And then he learned how to do something! So it became lame.
Q: Question about configuration for minecraft server set up (XEN or OpenVZ VPS)

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Sad to see you drop out, @Arda, but I ain't gonna pry. Thanks for nominating initially, though.
9:38 PM
@Manaಠдಠ The Love Hina manga was amazing. The anime...not so much.
@sjohnston Strangely, it's the only manga I've ever read.
Although I was sad to discover that basically everything else that guy writes is nearly the same plotline with different costumes.
@Powerlord In high school, I knew a lot of anime/manga nerds. They bought the books, I read them. It was a good system.
@GraceNote I wasn't going to win anyway. And even if I would I probably wouldn't be a very good addition to the team, for various reasons.
I was friends with our local libraryman. He supplied goods both video and book.
@sjohnston So goes it with shounen harem manga.
9:42 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Indeed.
Maybe I should nominate myself, just to take Arda's place as "least likely to get voted in"
(That was a joke)
That reminds me, I was due out 15 minutes ago, yet I'm still here.
Arda was one of the people I could potentially vote
it's going to be difficult though
to decide my votes I mean
too many good candidates
@Juan stop scaring me like that. You're going to give me a heart attack one of these days.
@JuanManuel Would you vote for me if I offer you ?
9:47 PM
ah, TF2 and video card crashes. reddit.com/tb/jetb7
Point is, if the people in chat prior to... 23:23 were right, I would make a terrible mod.
Oh, someone withdrew
oh @ArdaXi dropped out
which is what we are talking about right now
@ArdaXi Your mod awesomeness is inversely proportional to Space Stalin's awesomeness?
@Wipqozn I don't get it either. I tried to stop them!
That's no winning proposition
9:48 PM
@badp Bit farther than that. As such, see that DM I sent you.
You know, the tag for this channel seems wildly inappropriate now.
@ArdaXi I think you saw a question where I didn't put one
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@badp Well, I presume you know what I'm talking about then.
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9:49 PM
@ThomasMcDonald I was going to change the tag to discussion.
But whatever. :P
@Powerlord oh.
After all, Mana will make a terrible mod. ;)
OK, backup software is starting, I really should leave.
I don't think I ever really got that joke to begin with
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Just because Arda doesn't want to make a terrible mod now doesn't mean he won't in the future!
9:51 PM
Also, Election-O-Matic doesn't sound properly Portalish.
@Thomas It wasn't so much a joke as it was merely an outburst of fake over-exaggerated emotion on my part.
At least not to me.
@Powerlord It is not
@badp Might not even be here.
I'll ponder a more portalish way to say it on my drive home.
9:52 PM
Q: 8 bit game called Dreams?

RobertCan anyone tell me where can I find the game called Dreams. I used to play it on a 8 bit Sega in the nineties. I think you were in a dream and all was blue-ish, something like that. The gameplay was kind of slow. I would really want to find it, at least a photo if not more. I would eventually w...

Be back, Jack!
@ArdaXi Sure. Just tell us when you do though.
@Manaಠдಠ It was about a joke.
So I don't really get what to do here with this question.
@badp Do what?
9:53 PM
Do make a terrible mod.
@ArdaXi Voodoo
The person already knows what game they're looking for...but they can't find it. Maybe they're mistaken about the name?
@badp I probably won't. (Tell you, that is)
Also, 8-bit Sega? scratches head
@ArdaXi Fine! That means I won't get to stop bugging you about it, you chosen one.
9:54 PM
@badp Oh, you will. Believe me, you will.
Isn't there anybody as obsessed with this place as to remember things that were said a mere week ago? tsk
@Arda Are you implying that you're never going to make a terrible mod?
@Manaಠдಠ I'm saying if I would you wouldn't know.
@Manaಠдಠ That would be stupid. We have a self-fulfilling prophecy, and all that stuff.
@Arda Does it have to do with the things that happened around the first of August, where people got angry at Ivo?
We just need to stretch the meaning of 'mod' if worse comes to worse.
9:56 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Wasn't that like way before August?
yeah maybe it was
there was a message on sekret chat on August 1st saying stuff was said to Ivo the other day so I assumed it was around the same time
but I guess not
You mean the secret chat that totally doesn't exist? Yeah.
@Manaಠдಠ I might've mentioned something around that time... nah, it was later. Friday or something.
9:57 PM
Yes. SHH @badp.
@Arda scratches head Well, whatever. I should probably stop looking into it since you specifically baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
That stuff with Ivo happened awhile ago, and Arda wasn't that involved in it anyways. He pipped in with his opinion, but that was about it.
why would you do that I was about to stop caring.
@Manaಠдಠ Please don't mention it in here if you do figure it out, I don't want to discuss it.
Not publicly.
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maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, let's stop discussing about Arda stuff Arda doesn't want to discuss
10:01 PM
@badp Thanks.
so, back to prying Ard--- oh, right, okay, then it's TF2 I guess.
I really could do with my TF2 fix.
@badp or minecraft
10:02 PM
Or talking about how we always talk about Minecraft or TF2.
I think I found a TF2 server I like
but it's only payload
Actually I could play Minecraft right now, if I could bother reading up on how to install TooManyItems
@badp Tsk. After that blog post and everything.
I love payload, but like to mix it up a little
TF2 fans: go get the new steam beta
10:03 PM
@Wipqozn Every time I think I've figured out the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, I get proven wrong.
@Manaಠдಠ It doesn't explain how to install it, and the linked forum post doesn't explain how to install it
@CruelCow I opted in, haven't used it yet
@ArdaXi That's the waY THE creators like it
It's just too much to bother myself with
also it's late
Nite peeps.
@Wipqozn I mean, the Ood are part of his timeline, how can he stop their exploitation?
10:04 PM
@CruelCow I wish! I can't get Steam online from behind this crappy network messing stuff my mobile keeps pulling
@badp seeya bro
@Manaಠдಠ It's cool maaaaan.
Oh neat, they have Groups on a separate tab now on the Friends list in the Steam trade beta
@ArdaXi I think that takes place after his previous encounter.
@Wipqozn Oh, right, makes sense.
Poor Ood. Constantly controlled by something to rampage.
10:13 PM
and there's a tagging system for friends
@ArdaXi So I assume that's the last episode you watched?
@Wipqozn Right now, yes.
That was one of my favorite episodes of series 4
oh my heavens, I have not watched the new zero punctuation yet
@Wipqozn I just finished watching that. Surprisingly positive.
I hadn't even heard of Bastion; I may have to check it out now.
10:26 PM
@FallenAngelEyes I'm not sure how I feel about Bastion. I imagine the narrator would get annoying really quickly.
@Powerlord So I got that hat
@Wipqozn I thought the same thing but apparently he doesn't.
Looking on Google it doesn't seem like he's tried very hard to flip it
@Wipqozn is there a demo on XBLA?
Is there a demo?
10:27 PM
@FallenAngelEyes I have no idea
you can get it on steam too
which lacks a demo, so I assume XBLA does too
It's only on XBLA right now though, will be on steam next week
"Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move." <-Hm, you have a point. If it's obnoxious as the Crackdown 2 narrator, I'd go nuts.
Based on the trailers, I don't like the narrator that much either
he sounds like some texas cowboy
I don't like cowboys
And cowboys don't like you.
Coincidence? I think not.
nods head sagely
10:36 PM
How much work is being a mod time wise for a site the size of gaming roughly?
@CruelCow Depends on how good of a mod you want to be
That's a good question actually.
If you want to be a standard watch things and handle things mod, then you need only make sure to check in every now and then to address flags, as well as look for anything that hasn't yet been flagged but could use doing.
That's really all the minimum you need to do. You'll put in more time by doing things like organizing Meta discussions or policy changes or raids, and the like.
@CruelCow I see you have the right to edit; I think it's best to get an idea by experincing it. You could simply go and edit questions and answers to improve them, visting the /review tab (perhaps put the range wider) to find more that needs your attention. Be sure to check out meta on a regular basis too. Now imagine mods also handling the /tools section (which contains summaries) and flags by users (which require 1 or more actions on a question and/or it's answers). That quite sums it up...
As @GraceNote mentioned, mods don't necessarily do all these things together on a regular basis. That's one of the many reasons there are multiple mods...
How many flags are there usually per day?
10:51 PM
@CruelCow We don't really have a daily cycle, more of a weekly cycle
@TomWijsman I mean, I understand that you can put in infinite time as mod. But like you said, most of that can be done by any user. The mod-specific work is mostly stuff you don't get to see as average user, for example there could be dozens of spam posts every day and I just miss them because they get deleted so fast.
A lot of being a mod is doing things before they get seen.
Exactly why I'm curious. :)
@CruelCow True, moderators are there as a human exception handler. You should check out A Theory of Moderation for more information. Although, back over at Super User I see some moderators that do the regular user things too...
(in case any of you is wondering: No, I won't nominate myself)
10:53 PM
In other words - don't think of it as an active, "Ima watch this site for six hours today". Just keep checking in.
Blasting in all guns ablazing and throwing out revisions left and right is one approach, but it's far better to just work on things over the cycle and rhythm of the site. The site isn't going to adhere to your schedule.
Nominations are open for 6 more days?
You may put in, say, 4 hours one day, and then the moment you leave there will be flags. That's why you just keep an eye on things, not "clock in time"
@CruelCow Once you get to 10k you can actually see these deleted posts with a red background at the bottom of the page, the amount of spam on a day is really reasonable/manageable as far as I know from Super User.
@TomWijsman gaming doesn't really have any spam problems either
@Wipqozn Hahahahahahaha
10:58 PM
Although it could just be that our mods are so awesome we never see it
@GraceNote True, but sometimes some of those revisions are necessary. I think it's a good thing that moderators approach the site in a different way; it also depends a lot on how their life goes, some rather like to be active for X minutes/hours while other rather like to multi task and check back at certain intervals...
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@GraceNote so it's just that our mods are so awesome we never see it lol
@TomWijsman Oh, revisions are necessary, not denying that
I definitely see spam, but I wouldn't consider the amount I see a problem.
10:59 PM
@Wipqozn Pretty much.

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