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2:00 PM
and i find myself posting quite offensive stuff as well.
so flagging... exists
 
Three messages deleted in a short period of time = 1:30 suspension total
 
for a reason
an noone is safe
 
@Marcus true ;)
Has anyone ever seen a chat spam though?
(I've only been doing this for a little less than a year...)
 
Hah, there was a time people flagged Rebecca Black videos.
 
Depends how you define "spam".
 
2:01 PM
I've seen people spam links to their posts begging for answers/votes.
 
@Marcus Indeed. But we learn :)
 
@Tinkeringbell Yes, in an SO chat.
Luckily the 20 rep requirement prevents most of it.
 
@Mithrandir The stuff that usually get's deleted as spam? Beauty products, proteins ;)
 
gotta leave, see you guys o/
 
@Marcus See ya soon!
 
2:02 PM
See ya :)
 
@Tinkeringbell Oh, that? No, but I have seen spam using the definition of spam used by most chat thingamajiggies.
 
@Catija you could say that's spam... or winterbash :P
 
The rep requirement for chat keeps most spam out.
 
That's nice :)
 
20 is a nicest amount
@Catija we have that happen on SU sometimes. We constantly discourage it
Sometimes with downvotes ;p
 
2:16 PM
HAHA
 
@Catija that's one of the problems we've never figured out
onboarding new people on chat
I mean, no one wants rules
but the unwritten rules of say IRC are very different from the various unwritten rules of SE chat(s)
 
Eh... there are some things that you'd hope would be obvious... the difficulty is figuring out what they are.
 
Well some people just want answers... now....
 
SE is pretty restrictive about begging for votes.
 
quite
and it simply is not done (tm)
 
2:19 PM
Asking for answers isn't as big of a deal if you're asking the right audience and in the right way... there's a huge difference between OMG, why isn't anyone answering my awesome question... come on people, stop chatting and go answer it and Hi! Could someone look at my question and help me improve it so that I can get answers? It's really important to me and I'm not sure where I've made a mistake.
 
I've certainly responded positively to someone asking for answers in chat before
 
ah, I think doing that sucessfully on RA starts with
"Ugh, the thing isn't working"
and then moves on into a question
 
mostly more informally but still
Asking for votes is actual misconduct that can get you sanctioned by a mod
 
I've never had to do that before
usually cause begging for votes gets folks downvotes
 
The problem I've had with asking for answers is when you go into a half dozen rooms and plaster it around and are just looking for attention.
 
2:21 PM
Getting the "I'm not mad, just disappointed" from you counts as severe sanctioning :p
 
Oh, @Magisch If I tell you something will you promise to not say anything?
 
but that's an attitude issue.
 
@Catija uhh ... sure?
 
@Magisch apparently even works on staff here ;)
(SU's getting their redesign redone :) )
 
2:22 PM
To answer your Tavern question from a couple of days ago... yes and yes... I hope that makes sense.
 
Ahh, thanks for the answer
 
moving on
 
@Catija At Code Review, that's even a thing. All answers are reviews. So an RFC on an answer is a review review.
 
@Magisch with reference to your MSE question - I've gotten actual abusive posts on my blog from people whose posts I've deleted
 
2:24 PM
Questions get reviewed both on site and in chat. The question itself gets reviewed in chat, the code in the question on the site itself.
 
I've sent a few to the CM team, but now I just feel sorry for those folks who need to compensate with profanity, and nuke the posts ;)
 
@JourneymanGeek That's insane! I'm sorry that you have to go through this...
 
@JourneymanGeek Yeah I had someone DM me on reddit and discord to curse me out
for a closed question, no less.
 
@avazula tbh, I personally don't really care
I would care if a friend of mine of more delicate disposition was affected but I've got a thick skin and a good set of users ;)
 
I had gotten daily death threats for more then 2 years before so this guy didn't even make the top 100 in most creative or annoying stalkers so meh
turns out people get really mad about minecraft stuff
 
2:27 PM
ow
I figure, these folks want to see a response
 
Yeah, or see you publicly discomforted by it
 
I'm mostly insulated from these things - unless you're an SE employee, you don't have my postal address to swat or send me lots of pizza.
@Magisch yup
 
I got doxed mildly once
 
That was decidedly unfun. Death threats are usually a "huh, unoriginal delete" kind of thing
 
2:29 PM
Fun part is I share the usual initial.firstname usage of my name with someone famous
 
... Ugh. I don't even want to think about that.
 
End does not justify the means... That's insane what people are ready to do to attract attention
 
@Catija I think I've shared a few with the SU mods, and emailed the same to the CM team
IRONICALLY I'm not sure if I can share them with off-su mods since there's PII there
 
@TheTinyMan So, I'm about half way through my last week... Things aren't as horrid as I had feared... people seem largely excited for me, even though I'm leaving.
 
@Catija as they should be
 
Sid
2:30 PM
@Catija ..what? Why are you leaving?
 
Unless its like my last job
 
@Sid Got a better job offer.
 
"Oh, dude, this place sucks, its awesome you're leaving, and you will find a better job"
 
Sid
Oh. SOrry. I thought you were leaving IPS
 
@Sid you're stuck with @Catija a while ;)
besides, its SE, you can log out but you can never really leaaaaveeeeeeee
 
2:31 PM
@Catija I'm glad to hear that! Like you said, it's almost like people like you! ;-)
 
In a left-handed sort of way... the new job may not allow me to be quite as active here but I'll definitely be devoting a lot of time to SE when I can.
 
Sid
@JourneymanGeek I haven't logged out in months. :P
 
@TheTinyMan Yep. :) I try to stay positive in general but sometimes it's difficult.
 
@Sid I might not have logged out in... years....
 
@Catija I totally get that!
 
2:33 PM
@Catija if it was easy, it wouldn't be a challenge ;)
something something builds character something something
 
I don't intentionally log out but I did get logged out last week sometime.
yeah.
 
:D
 
@Catija :o She abandoned us, however momentarily! ;-)
 
Hi @M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ
 
A J
2:36 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ \o
 
o/
It's been a while since the last time I saw you there @M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ
(Okay, I've not been around a lot lately ^^ ssh!)
 
You saw me where?! I swear it wasn't me there doing that thing
With that slightly sharp knife
OK, it was a dull knife
 
That's exactly what someone doing that thing with the slightly blunt spoon would say
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Be careful, you won't be allowed to board planes with that stuff
 
I prefer grapefruit spoons.
 
2:39 PM
Look dude, he was already dead when I got there
 
@Catija Look like tiny hedgehogs on sticks
 
I prefer spoonfuls of grapes
 
@avazula The last time I went on a plane I remembered right before we left to the airport to put my pocket knife in the duffel, instead of my pocket where I usually have it :D
 
@Mithrandir You're smarter than me. I got arrested omw to Berlin because I forgot to take my opinel off my backpack ...
 
@Mithrandir So you put your pocket in the duffel?
 
2:42 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I'm sure the original duffel pockets got jealous
 
I was away from all this for a while and English sentences are so Greek to me
Mostly Latin and French, actually
 
@guillau4 SO (Significant Other) — josh 55 mins ago
#16628 josh (140 rep) | A: How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread (score: 38) | posted 25 hours ago by guillau4 (563 rep) | Toxicity 0.034137476
Matched regex(es) ["short-comment"]
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Trust me, French is way more twisted
 
Nah that's Italiano
 
I agree on your first trick, short and to the point. Doesn't bait more jokes or start more conflict. — Pablo 1 hour ago
 
2:48 PM
Uh .. okay.
 
#16634 Pablo (101 rep) | A: How can I try to get my coworkers to stop their jokes on LGBTQ+ people (score: 19) | posted 24 hours ago by apaul (40696 rep) | Toxicity 0.23754409 | edited 15 hours ago by apaul (40696 rep)
Matched regex(es) ["chatty"]
 
@avazula Correcto
Europe is generally weird
 
@IPSCommentBot tp
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I'm actually planning to visit your country soon, but now I'm vexed
 
Wow cool
 
2:50 PM
Marked this comment as caught correctly (tp). Currently marked 1tps/0fps
@Thomas or hubby — guillau4 1 hour ago
#16628 guillau4 (563 rep) | A: How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread (score: 38) | posted 25 hours ago by guillau4 (563 rep) | Toxicity 0.03927877
 
We don't get too many tourists, so it might get weird
 
Matched regex(es) ["short-comment"]
 
Phew. Spent quite a bit of time on that answer. :D super proud of that. (pats self on back) (not asking for upvotes here, haha)
 
Downvotes
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Are you even on IPS?
 
3:00 PM
Well, he's here. :P
 
How's the kidney?
 
I would be more worried about convincing her husband than your wife. Also, come on, just stop it. — Joe 1 min ago
#16441 Joe (101 rep) | Q: How to convince my wife that my best friend and I are just friends? (score: 81) | posted 5 days ago by Teri0 (444 rep) | Toxicity 0.46095464 | edited 47 hours ago by Tinkeringbell (18984 rep) | Has magic comment
 
@avazula Is it a PC or Android game?
 
I wanted to know what to do if a question is ready to be taken off hold because the OP edited it, and I answered that question well?
 
Matched regex(es) ["experimental(@mith)"]
 
3:00 PM
@Mithrandir Dysfunctional as ever
 
Flag it and ask for a mod to make it open?
wanna make sure I do the right thing
 
@ElizB If OP edited, it enters a reopen queue
And the queue isn't long
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ ahh, good. okay, i'll wait on that. :)
 
It only gets reopened if 5 people agree it should get reopened, though
 
Otherwise you could simply flag and nominate for reopening. I'm not sure it speeds the process, but hey, it has to exist for a reason, right?
 
3:03 PM
Flagging things for mods when the community can handle them is kinda sorta discouraged
If it's not in the reopen queue, you can probably flag
 
I don't think i have enough rep for that
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ reopening flags necessarily ping modS?
@ElizB yet :)
 
If a mod ends up on the question and isn't annoyed by the superfluous flag and reopens it unilaterally, I guess that does count as speeding up
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Yeah, true. Not sure what I'll do yet.
I'm 46 rep away from viewing the review queues
 
@ElizB Sounds like the end of the war haha
 
3:05 PM
@avazula Terminology conflict here. 3kers can vote to reopen or close. Less than 3k can flag for closure, but can't flag for reopen unless they use a custom flag
 
@avazula not sure I get that (tilts head)
 
War for the planet of the reps
 
@ElizB It was a bad pun meaning you're almost there. I'm not good with humor at way worse with English humor
 
Ahhh gotcha :P sometimes i don't get it simply because i havent heard it... i am deaf :P
 
@ElizB amazing how you still use body language in chat
 
3:18 PM
Nods
 
@Cashbee it's a tendency of mine... :P one thing that gets me is that text is so easily misinterpreted, if you don't attach emotional expression to it.
 
@ElizB True dat. Should suffice to explain the emoji popularity.
 
Something could be interpreted as simply harmless or very offensive based on the expression and tone
 
@ElizB which is why I put a smiley in roughly 90 percent of my informal messages
 
@avazula Yep.
 
3:19 PM
I agree. ಠ_ಠ
 
useful stuff, smileys are. :)
 
What's the thing with the Yoda talking today haha
 
That's my happy face
@avazula Have no idea, talking about what, you are
 
@avazula (shrugs) dunno. I like it.
 
accepted, the challenge is
 
3:20 PM
Oh dear...
 
set off, what have I?
(yoda laugh) :P
 
The smiley doesn't seem to be in Yoda speak
 
hahaha
 
not in yoda speak the smiley seems
 
grab lunch, I will. be back, I will. :)
 
3:23 PM
@ElizB Late isn't it, for lunch eating? Not so far, we are.
 
@avazula Many times the world has
 
My timezone is the awesomest
 
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Q: How to handle being accosted by shop staff when walking past store?

Phil AOccasionally I walk past this cell phone store and sometimes when the store is empty there's an employee (or the owner) standing outside accosting passers by. He'll make eye contact with people from several meters away as they approach and say "hey can I ask you question?" so they stop and he s...

 
@Cashbee True it is. Dinner time to be around 6PM in the Netherlands I thought, however.
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ What time is it currently at your place?
 
7:57 p.m.
 
3:28 PM
Oh! Time to bed then!
 
:O Kidding me are you?
 
I am, Of course
 
Oh, teasing me
Crap, I got it late, so I can't make a comeback
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ the play-of-words level is over 9 thousand!
 
I mean, um, you go to bed at 7:57 p.m.
 
3:30 PM
or is it a pun? ah
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Haha, nope, the day only begins at that time
 
now i have to look up that difference..
 
If it's lame, it's a pun
If it's something only gentlemen laugh at, it's word play
 
(Actually not, I'm getting up at 6AM and shutting down around 11PM)
 
If it's something even gentlemen don't laugh at, it's a play of words
 
3:32 PM
So if I laugh at your words I'm a gentleman?
 
@avazula These days I sleep at 3 a.m.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ i bet you're on vacation?
 
@avazula No, it means it's neither one of those
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Oh dear, for a minute I thought I figured out who (what) I am
 
@avazula Well, my only "work" right now is reading a chemistry book
 
3:34 PM
Are you a college student?
 
Love this answer. You're the customer and can ask whatever questions about the product that you want. That's how you determine if you want to buy it. If you want to know if the bread is fresh, just ask. If they have a problem answering this question, go to another bakery. — ell just now
#16698 ell (101 rep) | A: How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread (score: 1) | posted 54 minutes ago by Thomas Blank (21 rep) | Toxicity 0.05608929
Matched regex(es) ["chatty"]
 
@avazula We have adopted the difficult system of one big university entrance exam and I just took the exam
So I have to wait for the results to see if I did well and I'm going to the university,or have to redo it
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Sounds difficult...
 
And I estimate I did quite well despite the dialysis stuff
 
So you're gonna be some sort of Breaking Benjamin planning to rule the world with drug commerce?
 
3:37 PM
And making it look legitimate with lawyers.
Yeah, that's basically the idea
 
Genius
Is there tuition fees in Iran?
 
It's complicated
But of the few educational systems I know of around the world, it seems we have successfully adopted the shittiest traits
So if it's bad, yes we have it, and if it's good, we most probably don't
 
Sounds lovely
 
Imagine this: The entrance exam I took had 640,000 participants from around the country, and about only the first 3,000 will get what they want.
 
When studying abroad (in Hungary) I discovered the joys of paying for university entrance, and I realized how lucky I am I had the chance to study in France
 
3:40 PM
I will be 500-600, so I'm well off. If it wasn't for the stupid medical condition, I might have landed a 100-200
 
Sid
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ What if I tell you, the entrance exam I took had 1.2 million participants from around the country and about only the first 5000 will get what they want?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ 3000? Shoot that's little! In my country the 50% "best" students get to choose what they wanna do
 
@Sid Exactly. We have adopted the shitty part of your educational system
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I saw Catija talking about kidney issues? My dad had some too. I hope you're okay.
 
And man up, India. There is a billion people living there
And only 80 million here. We should be better at handling people
@avazula Well I'm not okay, but okay with it
It's complicated
C'est la vie
Famous final words
BBL
 
3:45 PM
What does BBL stand for?
 
be back later
 
This definitely has been a very instructive day!
 
3:58 PM
@avazula like TTFN
 
Back from getting lunch. :)
 
@RoryAlsop like in Time to fly now?
@ElizB hello again :)
 
@avazula Hello. Munching on a pretty delicious sweet potato salmon burger. :D
 
I don't like sweet potato but sounds pretty amazing
 
@avazula ta ta for now
(rather British, I think)
 
4:07 PM
When I love sweet potato and salmon, putting them together is amazing to me :)
 
4:22 PM
That was really good. Much better than my own cooking, probably. :P (I can cook, but because of time restrictions, I've become just a bit rusty)
 
I know what you're talking about girl!
I used to cook fancy stuff but now it's just becoming stews and poelees
 
:D food coma
 
But tonight it's homemade pizza! 🍕
 
mmm.. I made that a couple days ago.
 
 
1 hour later…
5:33 PM
How long should I wait till that question is taken off hold? (trying to wait patiently, foot jiggling)
 
@ElizB Whatcha waiting for?
 
@scohe001 I answered a question that has been put on hold, but the OP edited and it looks good, and was wondering when the question will be re-opened. I don't want to promote my answer just because of that... the OP did a good job editing
 
5:58 PM
Do you have a question link? If it looks good to me I can give a reopen vote :)
 
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Q: How do I help my girlfriend open up?

Mike BagnascoSo a little background on our relationship. We've been dating for about a year and a half now. We're now getting to the conversation of marriage and I'm super excited to see what the future holds. However, getting her to open up is like pulling teeth with a toothpick. She's told me repeatedly sh...

 
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Q: I slapped my 8 year old cousin. What was a better way to handle the situation?

sunsunI am a 24 year old boy. My aunt was visiting our home. Her son is an eight year old. And he is a most uncontrollable, hyperactive boy. Like, he will switch on the television, watch it from about half a metre away from it, full speaker blaring. He is always pestering me to play with me. Which I ob...

 
@extrovertedmainman o.O wut. wow. that escalated quickly.
 
@ExtrovertedMainMan Punch him
Slaps are lame
They only make the guy angry, or in the case of a child, sad
Punches have high damage, but slower
 
My husband actually has done that to my little brother- basically punch-pushed him. Taught him a lesson and in this case my mom doesnt spoil my little brother, she basically left it alone and said "you must have done something to make him do that to you, think about it..."
Learned pretty fast, heh. he knows now not to mess around with him too much
 
6:09 PM
I am overflowing in IP skills
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ overflowing?
 
Yeah, overflowing
 
6:39 PM
Just respond with, What's the magic word?AbraCadaver 40 secs ago
#16576 AbraCadaver (101 rep) | Q: How to get my wife to remember to say "please" (score: 37) | posted 57 hours ago by Thomas (294 rep) | Toxicity 0.145653 | edited 53 hours ago by T.J.L. (111 rep)
Matched regex(es) ["possible-aic"]
 
@IPSCommentBot tp
 
Marked this comment as caught correctly (tp). Currently marked 1tps/0fps
 
@Mithrandir Is this like a "YOU SHALL NOT PASS" to comments?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I'm curious about that too...
 
I was actually just kidding
 
6:52 PM
it's a "now you're on the naughty list"
 
Oh, right.
Sauron was defeated and the only reasonable job now is to deliver presents to kids in the coldest nights of the year
On a ride without even a heater
And high altitudes
 
oh god im about to breakdown
 
7:12 PM
@Rainb hey, you can talk to us, what's going on
 
Well, I feel devastated.
 
@Rainb I'm listening. What's the situation?
 
I suppose there is no PM in this chat, is there
 
@ElizB Sorry, got stuck in a meeting...looks like it still has the same problems to me...Are they asking about what went wrong in the text conversation? Are they asking how to deal with situations when the girlfriend wants to facetime but they need alone time or want to play video games? Are they trying to get the girlfriend to open up? The situations they give in the question all seem to be geared toward asking a different question (to me at least)
I think OP needs to pick something specific to ask and trim the question down to be about the question. It's a bit of an info dump as it stands
 
@scohe001 Gotcha.
Something even more specific.
@Rainb I don't think so, sorry. hmm.
@Rainb there is the option of making a room, with us but it's public so there's not much privacy there
 
7:22 PM
it's ok
 
@scohe001 thanks! :)
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ
If u r active pls go to chemistry chatroom
The periodic table..
I am waiting for u there..
 
@gateprep What? Noooo... M.A.R. is one of us now :) You'll never get them back!
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Pls have some pity on me
@Tinkeringbell LOL
Ok no problem..Tell me something how to approach if I want to befriend with my friend's sister and would gradually want to turn into a relationship later on?
What should I tell my friend?
 
There's really not sufficient information to answer that, I'd say.
 
7:38 PM
What do u require me to provide..
I mean info
How to approach a girl....whom I have started liking?
I don't even know that...
 
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Q: How to tell a girl that I want to "try" date her

diomonogatariThis is my first question on this stack, so anything I can improve in this question, just comment on it. The story so far: About two weeks ago I found a girl online that sparked my interest, and because of that I would like to date her, if we end up growing fonder of each other. She is my ...

 
@gateprep what have you tried/thought of trying and why didn’t it/don’t you think it would work?
 
I tried on a girl once and she willingy agreed for group study...
I agreed too.
We studied during such sessions..However when I asked for subjects I was weak in she replied negatively...
Finally I stopped approaching her for anything
I am not always very sure if the girl whom I apprach will have similar feelings for me..
 
8:25 PM
@scohe001 Thanks again for helping me help rainb. I think things have calmed down a little more now hopefully. :)
 
9:18 PM
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Q: How to make my friend realize he is a toxic person and he really has to change?

Guy who types fastI'll try to make this as short and clear as possible. Background I've known this person for about 8 years but I wasn't as mature and perceptive when I first met him as I am now. We used to talk, play video games and hang out a lot, I stopped talking to him around 2 years ago because he was rea...

 
@ElizB happy to help! Glad things worked out :)
 
9:37 PM
@scohe001 yeah, me too :)
 
 
1 hour later…
10:49 PM
@gateprep sounds like it might be on topic here, but you'd have to focus on a specific goal (are you trying to become friends with her? Let her know you're interested? Ask her on a date?). Once you have a working draft you can feel free to post in our newly minted Sandbox!
 

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