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3:07 AM
Should we give this room a name? Other sites' general chat rooms seem to have cute names.
ani.yodeya, anyone?
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6:37 AM
Posted by Jeff Atwood on December 7th, 2011

I saw an interesting Battlefield 3 question on gaming a few weeks ago.

I’ve recently unlocked the EOD bot, and while playing around with it (and being hopelessly ineffectual with it) I’ve noticed that after I have driven a certain distance away I will return back to first-person view. Running towards the EOD bot will allow me to take control of it again. How far can I drive an EOD bot away from me before I lose control of it?

I play Battlefield 3! Extensively! I’ve used the remote control EOD bot before, but I have no idea what its maximum range is. I’ve never lost control of it. So I could have answered … …

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4:51 PM
@IsaacMoses That fits the URL. But to me ani.y sounds like the A part (and mi.y the Q part) of the Q&A site, not like a chat room. We can also choose a room description (instead of "General discussion..."): perhaps "where it's okay to answer a question with a question". (Kidding.)
@msh210 Ha! I forgot that I'd set up that association! By which I mean to say that the yodeya URL is presently completely under my control, so that association is arbitrary. I like the present, bland room description to go with a more cute name, so people will know what it is
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7:05 PM
Posted by Alex Miller on December 8th, 2011

Guests this week are Robert Cartaino and Rebecca Chernoff. Yeehaw! They’re members of our Community Team.

The original Joel on Software forums were sort of a progenitor for Stack Overflow. They had strict rules: nothing off-topic was allowed – and discussing the forums themselves was off-topic. So a Joel on Software Off-Topic discussion group was created for all of That Stuff. Joel’s forums are still going strong!

What happens if we let a community go on forever? If it’s stagnating or not really growing, it’s not necessarily making the internet worse. It’s jus …

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11:48 PM
@IsaacMoses Tarbeh Sichah?

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