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3:06 AM
@WAF Just out of curiosity, what were you talking about that you said you'd learned from me?
@IsaacMoses And, for that matter, what the dickens were you two talking about?
 
WAF
3:19 AM
@msh210 I was talking about dividing a really long comment into two consecutive ellipsized ones, which I have seen you do several times and did for the first time today.
@IsaacMoses was talking about my bottom comment [here:meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/226/….
. . . I suppose it could have been a comma.
 
@WAF No; I think it'd have to at least be a semicolon.
 
WAF
@IsaacMoses I always assume semicolons to be a replacement for "furthermore" and therefore never use them.
P.S. A . is a semi-colon.
"No furthermore I think. . . "
 
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Q: Why are votes locked after some period of time?

WAFWhen I try to remove a vote older than some (relatively brief) period of time I get this message: You last voted on this question X hours ago Your vote is now locked in unless this question is edited I can understand why this feature exists I guess - to discourage frivolous ...

 
@WAF I tend to assume semicolons to represent going from one sentence to the next without letting my interlocutor get a word in edgewise and therefore tend to over-use them.
man, this conversation belongs in [english] chat
rats
 
3:56 AM
@IsaacMoses ITYM [english.se]
@WAF Ah! Thanks.
@WAF For some reason, I've recently taken to using colons a lot.
 
4:21 AM
Any idea why I now (at least sometimes) get notification of a comment that's directly below mine on an answer that's not mine, where said comment doesn't @-refer to me?
 
WAF
@msh210 Very nice!
@msh210 Weird; no.
 
@WAF Thanks. You may enjoy other questions there, too. (Also from other years' SDCs: that page is from 2007's.)
 
@msh210 Yeah, I've gotten that, too. Maybe they're tweaking the notification engine. Anyway, I like it. I generally want to know if there's more activity in a thread I posted in, whether it's explicitly addressed to me or not.
 
WAF
4:37 AM
@msh210 Fun stuff. :::::::: is the best one so far. . .
Does anyone else find that attempts to upload consistently crash Chrome?
Upload images, that is.
 
@WAF I don't use Chrome: sorry.
 
@WAF You're going to have to ask that in a wider forum, I suspect.
 
Here's one from 2005: What's the next number in this sequence? 3, 9, 27, 2, 0
(It was added to the OEIS thereafter, so it's easy to 'cheat' now.)
 
5:11 AM
Good time-zone, y'all. Bye.
 
 
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1:44 PM
@msh210 if you're the only other commenter on a post, then they automatically notify you too. I guess the assumption is that the comment is likely a response to you. (I think that this only applies if the other comment is from the poster himself, not a 3rd person commenter... )
 
2:02 PM
Anyone object to a gradual, few-a-day-campaign to delete or close all the questions? We could either detag them all, so that there's no at the end, or we could put a note in the tag wiki saying that riddles are discouraged.
 
 
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3:08 PM
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3:18 PM
@AviD Ah, thanks.
@IsaacMoses I don't object to gradual closing. (Nor to sudden closing. Closing doesn't bump things to the top of the list, I don't think.) I don't see that they should be deleted, but TBH I don't know what the criteria are for deletion vs. for closing. I don't think they should be detagged if not deleted: it's a handy way to consider them collectively. I agree the wiki should say "don't do this".
 
@msh210 The only ones I'd delete are ones where I think neither the question nor the answer contains useful content. At most a few; maybe none.
 
@IsaacMoses Sounds good.
@WAF nice דילמא question. Never thought of that. Of course, Isaac E. Mozeson would say that dilemma comes from דילמא ;-).
 
3:37 PM
@msh210 Mah main man!
@msh210 It seems that you're right about closure not causing a bump-up. (I just experimented on one.)
@msh210 I didn't realize his middle initial was also E. His whole name is probably derived from mine. :)
 
@IsaacMoses Wait... you mean he's not your son?
 
@msh210 Nah. No son of mine would misspell "Moses." It'd have to take more than one generation for that linguistic corruption to creep in.
 
3:53 PM
@IsaacMoses Great. Now I have a Genesis song in my head.
 
@msh210 As a remedy for that, let me remind you that tomorrow will be Friday, Friday, Friday.
 
@IsaacMoses I don't know that one. I do know Sunday, Bloody Sunday and Monday, Monday. And probably others ("waitin' all week for you!").
 
@msh210 Consider your apparently sheltered self fortunate.
 
4:09 PM
@IsaacMoses You added the feed from Jewish Life and Learning Meta. Considering how frequently we get new questions on Jewish Life and Learning, you could probably add that as a feed, too. Just a thought.
 
@msh210 I'm hoping that Jewish Life and Learning questions will eventually be too frequent to make this practical. I'll put it in as a slide-down ticker.
 
@IsaacMoses As am I.
 
Under recent badges on the side of Jewish Life and Learning: shabbat Shalom
@msh210 (BTW feel free to alter the feeds yourself when you see fit.)
 
@IsaacMoses Had to grab that:
user image
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@msh210 I can't see imgur from work.
 
4:22 PM
@IsaacMoses It's just a screenshot.
 
Interesting. If I write a multi-line comment with a magic link, e.g. "[ main]" on one line, regular links on the other line don't auto-link.
e.g. [main]
[this should link to google](http://google.com)
oh, I see. multi-lining in here means pre-formatted, so it doesn't automagic anything
@msh210 I figured.
 
 
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5:36 PM
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10:17 PM
@msh210 That's priceless!
 

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