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6:11 AM
@Fx: Posted bug report

http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/126094/cannot-reply-users-with-an-apostrophe-in-their-username
 
6:36 AM
Wait, did you mean that the system fails to @notify you bacause of the apostrophe, or do you just dislike unlinked chat messages?
 
6:50 AM
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Q: What should one do when the community is undecided on a question?

Manishearth Mainly in reference to Direction of rotation of proton in magnetic field--opposite to a dipole I recently asked a paradox question, and I got multiple answers that conflicted each other. The issue is that each one has good arguments that make sense, and the community seems undecided. (barr...

 
F'x
7:33 AM
@Manishearth it's a system bug
@Manishearth and the plural of paradox is definitely paradoxes
 
8:33 AM
@Fx hmm and do you get notification now?
 
@ShadowWizard try replying to his chat message using the message reply button to get his attention
 
That's what I just did, the system automatically convert this to @Fx
 
(I can't, since I'm not on a desktop)
Aah
 
@Manishearth Well, smells and looks like a bug - guess we'll wait for official response in your Meta bug report.
 
@Fx: do you get the notification in:
- comments on a post(not yours) you commented on
- chat with @Fx instead of @F'x
??
 
 
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F'x
9:43 AM
@ShadowWizard yes, I get notified when you reply to an older message of mine
@Manishearth don't bother too much, I investigated a year ago when I was a heavy user on English.SE and its chat
I only get notifications that are replies or superping (moderator ability, pinging by ID instead of name)
whichever way you write my name, I won't get the notification
 
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@91: does this work? Is it even supposed to work?
@Fx (hope you see this, can't message reply from a mobile device) serverfault.com/users/16732/tom-oconnor . I'd say that there are enough such people with ' in their usernames for this to be bothered about.
 
10:13 AM
@Fx so you think it's got anything to do with the single quote in your name at all?
 
 
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F'x
11:18 AM
@Manishearth I think it's only if the apostrophe is in the first three letters of the username
@Manishearth nope, not supposed to work
@manishearth
Superping has syntax "@@[email protected]"
 
11:42 AM
Yep, I know the superping syntax.. I just was wondering if @userid pings (unlike superpings, these should work only for users who have been in the room recently). After all, usernames are not unique, so it makes sense to have an @userid in conjucntion with @username. I think I saw a meta discussion on this somewhere.
Too bad SE doesn't have a free, downloadable copy of their engine. I do lots of programming on Wikipedia (not directly on their engine but related stuff), and it helps to have a few copies of MediaWiki on your compiter to blow up at whim. You can also give yourself cool userrights and try them out :D

Anyways, without such a copy, testing this becomes harder as I would have to change my username a billion times and/or create socks. I think the latter is forbidden anyways. If SE was downloadable, I'd have had tons of fun testing it :)
 
 
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1:51 PM
@ShadowWizard well, you know the old saying: "If it looks like a bug and smells like a bug, it's probably a feature" :p The existence of supports this!
 
2:29 PM
@Manishearth sorry to hear that.. but at least it's not a nuclear duck! :D
 
 
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pcr
4:12 PM
@Manishearth You can play around with SE/SO clones ;) meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/2267/stack-overflow-clones (I found this when I was looking for the "answer" to physics.stackexchange.com/questions/7809/…). I have tried shapado and it's nice. And for wiki I recommend github.com/github/gollum
 
5:06 PM
@pcr unfortunately, clones are no good for bugfixing(i have an inexplicable urge to fix bugs in all code) or developing. But I think the clones would be worth a look, I might find some use for them.

As for the wiki thing, I already have five or so copies of MediaWiki (which, unlike SE, is free/open source) running, so no need to check out clones :)
 
 
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11:59 PM
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Q: Physics logo sending confusing signals?

Nathan ArthurAm I the only one who thinks the physics logo says "sombrero" louder than it says "physics"?

 

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