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12:00 AM
Please help support my proposal
Thanks!
 
Safe to say, this event has thoroughly disabused me of the notion that the SE network is a magical place of rainbows and unicorns where most everyone is nice and being a jerk is discouraged.
 
I honestly don't think SE will make any changes to the game
@Yuuki ... it's on the internet.
 
So many restart votes :|
People are the worst.
 
Come help PPCG fight the trolls!
After all, we are ahead still.
 
@Hosch250 busy with our own
 
12:01 AM
@Rapitor Well, I'm sorry that I stay mostly on the Bridge, where people tend to be not-jerks.
 
Then, you can say you helped too.
 
@Hosch250 It's hard to have sympathy for the people who started it
 
Yeah, I think they've repented.
Most of them aren't on anymore, either.
 
@Hosch250 the point is that I have no interest in helping the people who gained the lead by through underhanded tactics maintain that lead
 
Also, once bitten twice shy.
 
12:05 AM
OK.
I'd help you (CR is doing terrible), but I don't have an account.
 
These restart bots are annoying
 
I quit, nothing like letting trolls continue restarting it.
Some of them aren't bots.
 
ugh, we're getting 6 restart votes per turn now
 
wellp. we aren't getting anywhere
 
12:06 AM
This is like when people come skew the election results but worse.
 
my last minute continue vote
saved the day
 
it's all fun and games when it happens to PPCG
 
We need to hunt them down and flag them.
 
@StrixVaria This is basically Election Job, Day 2, Loud, Payday 2
 
@Runer112 It's all fun and games when PPCG does it...
 
12:07 AM
we haven't done it since we were told to stop
like 10-ish hours ago
 
fffffffffff did we just get reset?
 
and restarted..
 
Well shit.
 
@Runer112 well, somebody just sabotaged us
 
is it anime?
 
12:07 AM
I saw
 
I just confirmed
someone on anime.SE is behind this
 
they are the only other ones "competitive" in this.
 
anime does have some degree of bots
 
apparently he/she? has gotten 3 alts to handle it
 
as does meta
 
12:08 AM
fantastic.
 
@Runer112 Eh, i know most of the active people there and I don't think they're malicious.
 
If we ignore them, maybe they'll go away?
 
this is precisely why we can't have nice things.
 
@MBraedley Or you can take revenge
 
there was literally a restart script that was dropped in meta chat
 
12:08 AM
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
 
@0-framelinks Boo
 
56 mins ago, by murgatroid99
@NathanMerrill we are not raiding. Period
 
Anime is watching us.
 
and only removed after I saw it like half an hour later ans was presumably the first one to flag it
 
@0-framelinks Don't do that.
 
12:09 AM
They are afraid our troll will visit them.
 
@AshleyNunn Well, I have undisputable proof anime.SE is behind this
 
@0-framelinks Really?
 
Well, this event has definitely fostered inter-site communication.
Though not all of it good.
Or even most of it good.
 
@Yuuki for some definition of "communication"
 
@0-framelinks true or not, that doesn't justify bringing them down
 
12:10 AM
@0-framelinks Yes, but let's not be terrible people, hmmm?
 
@murgatroid99 I see a lot more non-regulars in this room for one.
 
Me included...
 
we may not be winning this April Fools competition, but at least we can maintain the moral high ground
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@Yuuki that's true
It's just hilarious that some people actually care more about this competition than the fact that they're making themselves look like jerks
 
@murgatroid99 We're shooting for the "wasn't a jerk at all during this thing" badge.
 
anime has basically admitted they are botting, but not mentioned griefing anyone
in Maid Café (メイド喫茶), 22 mins ago, by Logan M
Give @Eric an email to send it to. We aren't posting the url here because other sites could use it.
 
12:11 AM
@murgatroid99 I guess this really is All Fool's Day
 
Turning us against ourselves
in Maid Café (メイド喫茶), 3 mins ago, by Hosch250
They are busy restarting it over and over by themselves.
I really wonder who's behind this
 
@thinlyveiledquestionmark oh hey, you changed your associated site
 
Anywho the new Humble Bundle seems pretty cool
 
we only have one restart botter now, can continue
 
@Rapitor I tried voting. The second one seems to kick in whenever it detects a tie.
 
This user is associated with the one your chat account is connected to
 
Or at least a not-restart vote.
 
by the way, I tested it and alternating is strictly better than bringing questions up in private beta
 
12:16 AM
oh now it works
If we could just get our hands on it we could fix this
 
@Schism good to know
 
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since it could be pretty quickly modified to vote for the most popular option that ins't restart
 
@NewlyOpenedProposalsforEntertainment this would be the best site
 
@NewlyOpenedProposalsforEntertainment HAhaha
 
12:18 AM
@NewlyOpenedProposalsforEntertainment Closed as duplicate of Movies & TV.
 
in Maid Café (メイド喫茶), 6 mins ago, by Hosch250
They are busy restarting it over and over by themselves.
 
@Rusemaster would you please stop that? It's distracting
 
For others who might be interested
 
progress (at least in private beta since I didn't have the patience to test stuff past that :P) is based on sum of hearts, and a heart drops if you neglect it two turns in a row
 
We're back up to 4 restart bots
 
12:19 AM
What is CM? Content manager? — kenorb yesterday
Hey it's that guy.
 
shit, misclicked on restart confirmation, i apologize
 
@StrixVaria wait, did he propose that site too?
 
@murgatroid99 No, thankfully.
 
@murgatroid99 nope, there was evidence for it
 
noo, we just lost a day of progress :(
 
12:21 AM
LOL.
Come watch the PPCG trolls reset it over and over and over.
I'm not sure if anyone is even playing it.
It looks like one person is.
These people would be better off working on their own egg.
 
guh.
 
Back to homework, I'm wasting too much time with this.
 
@Hosch250 it's not them anymore. it's anime
 
@murgatroid99 are we competing at who can be the biggest fool in april? Because I don't mind losing that title.
 
@Yuuki No Harvest Moon? Or is that post-homework?
 
12:23 AM
@Chippies seems like it
 
@Rapitor I mean, I'm watching the trolls killing PPCG.
 
@AshleyNunn Post-homework. Wal-Mart didn't have it in stock, so I just went home. Gonna go out and get it either before 9-ish or after homework, whichever comes first.
 
@Yuuki Cool beans :) Let me know how it is when you play it :)
 
@Rapitor seems to be playing it right now, you can ask him.
 
@AshleyNunn i'm still doing the freaking tutorial. 1 hour later. coming from monster hunter (no hand holding) this is very unsettling
 
12:25 AM
@AshleyNunn oh, thanks for escalating the swag thing a while back, i got a response from se now
(i don't remember if i thanked you already or not)
 
@MattGiltaji Oh, yay! I am glad you heard back :)
 
I just noticed: kenorb didn't propose the upside-down questions proposal, but he did ask all of the example questions
And the guy who did propose it also proposed some other fantastic looking sites, including Handicapped Lifehacks, Trolling, and Living in Canada.
 
@murgatroid99 living in canada?
what kind of scope is that
 
12:40 AM
I have a good feeling about this game
 
@MattGiltaji geographical
 
@murgatroid99 so asking about warm weather is off topic?
 
@RedRiderX sorry to disappoint you, but it's really rough around the edges.
 
@Schism Oh that much is quite obvious
 
be careful not to move around much unless everything's settled down, lest you get stuck in an infinite death loop like me :(
 
12:43 AM
Oh my
 
@Schism that sounds like something from an anime
"Infinite Death Loop"
 
@murgatroid99 I could definitely see it as the name of a *jutsu lol
 
@Schism That was my thought as well, since I've watched about 150 episodes of Naruto in the last few weeks
 
Any luck booting the trolls?
 
wellp. our egg is fuct
PPCG's egg is also fuct last i heard
 
12:47 AM
There's one bot auto-restarting, three more pile on if anything else is voted on.
 
@TrentHawkins clever girl
@Rapitor i dunno what anime's egg looks like, anyone have an account there?
 
@MattGiltaji I can check
 
Some group called Associations Now is doing some thing on twitter and they chose #assnchat for their hashtag....
 
Come join me.
 
@MattGiltaji i do, their egg is doing fine it seems
 
12:49 AM
@AshleyNunn ouch
 
Guess what!
Apparently someone wrote a script to stop the badduns.
 
to be clear, i am not advocating disrupting their egg or raiding in any way, i was just wondering if they have reset loops going on
 
@MattGiltaji It's almost as bad as Google Domains suggesting that if I can't get abortretryflail.com, I should get abortionretryclub.com.....
 
@MattGiltaji they don't seem to be getting any reset votes
 
@AshleyNunn we made a username for a business analyst test account. due to char length restrictions it came out "test-busanal"
 
so that was changed to banalyst
 
@MattGiltaji Yikes.
@MattGiltaji that's not a lot better :P
 
@GiantCowFilms and this does?
 
It votes for the most popular not restart option
I'll give it docs in a moment
 
It will help the Nothing troll.
 
12:52 AM
Not by default, anyone could have written it.....
it defults to ask
 
it only does it once
 
does what once?
 
wait, nvm
 
@Rapitor or if time is about to run out
 
Link to main site please?
 
12:53 AM
it votes restart when its on the restart vote
 
@Hosch250 ?
@Rapitor does?
shouldn't
 
does
 
Link to Arqade main site, please?
 
I'll create an account and we can overwhelm the trolls by sheer numbers.
 
12:54 AM
@Hosch250 there's a link in the bottom right corner of this chat
With that symbol
 
@murgatroid99 til
 
Oh, didn't know.
 
@MattGiltaji I actually learned about it because people were talking about how it's almost impossible for the default dark blue on transparent logo
when a site doesn't have a custom logo
 
Are you guys getting trolled too?
 
@TheBestOne yes
 
12:56 AM
regardless. we have at least 4 restart bots to deal with
 
@TheBestOne our egg is in a restart loop, yeah
 
We need to use the PPCG strategy.
 
for the past few hours
 
Combine our votes on one post.
For now, just alternate Q/A.
A next time.
 
I'm double fisting it
 
12:57 AM
wat
 
@Rainbolt Please come tell us the strategy.
 
@Runer112 phrasing.
 
What strategy?
 
sigh
 
pretty desperate, so I'm using two accounts now
 
12:57 AM
You mean to hit 235?
 
hopefully two of me can cancel out two bots
 
@Runer112 unfortunately they will just add more bots
 
if I can find a way to arrange my windows properly, I can try to help you guys too
 
@Runer112 are you admitting to socking right next to a mod?
 
@Runer112 smiles and waves
 
12:58 AM
Socking is not against the rules. Even some mods have a sock actually.
 
Whys it do that
 
they want to win the scummy way, fine. As @murgatroid99 said in the starlist, we will win with moral high ground.
 
@Rainbolt From PPCG.
 
if I'm told to stop, I'll stop
 
@Rainbolt True, but we do keep eyes on these things.
 
12:58 AM
We need to combine our votes and out-vote them.
 
but this seems less unfair to me than botting
 
@Rainbolt Socking is not itself against the rules. But it is against the rules to use sockpuppets for vote fraud
 
@Hosch250 would you like some fries with that salt?
 
@Runer112 It's still against the rules, as this gets close to vote fraud, as pointed out in that lovely meta post.
 
@Schism Sure.
 
12:59 AM
is botting votes not fraud?
 
@Hosch250 I am confused as to what you want. Are you asking me for help coordinating people or do you want the actual strategy we used to hit 235?
 
Both.
I don't know the strategy, I would just vote for the top one.
 

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