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3:00 PM
He's back again :(
 
Howdy.
 
Hello Chris. :)
I mean AH.
 
Ignoring a user minimizes their avatar to 1/4 of original size
 
Also: Just got another Necromancer. :>
Thanks @lol
and he's gone. :p
 
@kleinfreund put on ignore. He's suspended and destroyed, yet there we go. As I said, dogs, sleeping, yada.
 
3:00 PM
nope
 
Are we supposed to reject edits that are "too minor"? Or is this a question for meta not chat?
 
I say yes
 
@ChrisW hi.... and I am never certain what the threshold of too minor is ....
 
subjective, but if you think it's too minor, reject it.
 
^ ought to qualify as too minor if anything does.
It's enforced/important on some boards, I don't know why.
 
3:03 PM
@ChrisW I've seen worse.
 
@rolfl Nope, have I missed something?
 
@ChrisW I'd have rejected as too minor, or possibly edited to remove the "Thanks!"
 
I'll leave for now, see you in about two hours when I'm home
 
So there's no policy about "too minor": just individual/subjective preference; and it's not important here.
 
Bye, @Simon
 
3:05 PM
well we want to avoid people "gaming" the edit suggestions into farming rep score, with just minor edits left and right.
someone needs a life...
 
codereview.stackexchange.com/q/40253/14625 : is it me, or did (s)he not implement hasA ?
 
@ChrisW - I have seen a number of that person's edits come through recently. I rejected 75%.... but the odd good one does come through.
 
also , someone is back with a vengeance
 
I approved this one: codereview.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/16436 because it pretties up a link...
 
ok
 
3:09 PM
But I rejected most of them because he adds bold and other crap too.
 
loves formatting, eh?
 
There are more and more of them...
 
My threshold for reject/approve is that it has to change something of significance. Unfortunately, I have not yet figured out to my satisfaction whwhat the real definition of Significance is..... but bolding questions, and bulleting lists is not enough.
 
I am out of options and I have to run. So perhaps @balpha could look into this directly.
@SimonAndréForsberg Or just bring on that MSO question already.
 
SUPER PING ACTIVATED!
 
3:12 PM
Kthxbai.
Lators.
 
Thanks
 
later!
 
Bye!
 
Bye :)
Posted the logo to Meta. Thanks for bringing up this idea.
@syb0rg The current challenge is not really up to date, right?
 
@kleinfreund No, and we haven't had a challenge in a while either.
Also, I upvoted the meta logo post.
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A: What should our logo and site design look like?

kleinfreundI looked through the major SE sites and their logos and noticed they're nice and minimalistic. So I grabbed my sketch blog and a pen. This is what I came up with: I also made a little graphic for the Code Review Community: What do you think? Suggestions? Critique?

Whoa, apparently I just reached 10K on all the SE sites!
 
3:17 PM
This is awesome. Now call me picky, I think the padding inside the square should be about 1.5x what it is, making the magnifier just a bit smaller.
 
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Q: Adolf Hitler user and Icon

rolflCurrently a persistent person is creating this user account in various SE sites, and then joining various chat rooms.. RegDwight has run out of moderation options for this. Can devs or other community leaders step in? There is some chat history available at the above link. Here's the user's cur...

 
@lol This is a good thing. On smaller sizes, one might not be able to distinc between the magnifier and a white background.
 
With that meta post our chatroom population has grown :)
 
Hello to the new ones.
 
Hello @all
@rolfl Already 10 upvotes
 
3:23 PM
Mine included. ;)
 
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A: How to make string.Format template more readable?

medaLike @jesse said you can have a custom method, maybe pass a user object to that method. Something like this: class User { public int AutoLoginRequestTemplate { get; set; } public string username { get; set; } public string password { get; set; } public string Val1 { get; set; } ...

Someone's getting nuked
 
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Q: Is this the right way to work with callbacks and the EventEmitter?

Martijn BuurmanI'm creating a small online multiplayer game in NodeJS and I'm wondering if I'm "doing it right". Here is a bit of my code: // app.js // if I give an id as argument we assume it's an existing player. var Player = new player(); Player.on('playerLoaded', function (err, result) { if (resu...

 
@syb0rg I remove the current challenge therefor, right?
 
@kleinfreund ya
 
@kleinfreund Fine by me.
 
3:32 PM
Also there are a few scripts added. For example Modernizer, jQuery and so on. We don't really need these at the moment. We should drop them as well.
 
Well, I gess the rash of self-flagging posts has drawn a crowd to our quiet corner of CodeReview ... ;-) Anyone want to answer some CodeReview Questions while they are here?
Oh, and I see we have Osama Bin Laden here as well.... We have quite the expired collection of the infamous today.
 
@kleinfreund Do first, ask for forgiveness later. Any objections can be raised as comments on the pull request that would merge it into the live site.
 
Oh yes, maybe someone wants to answer my first question which still doesn't has a new answer. :p
 
Hello @TildalWave
I recognize you from IT and Space!
 
hey
 
3:35 PM
@rolfl Flagging it in Chat won't do you any good.
 
A lot of mods are on right now.
 
only here on "mod business" but I see that's sorted so ...
 
Flag the message on your site's meta, the appropriate mods should handle it. Chat moderator flags notify all moderators on Stack Exchange.
 
@TildalWave We still have Osama
 
@syb0rg User flagged own post and I wasn't sure what to make of it. I guess others neither so we all came here :)
@syb0rg well... shrugs
 
3:37 PM
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Q: Enum in database vs. mapping attribute to integer via ini-file?

HedgeI'm writing a web-application with PHP with a friend. We have a few data-types with 3-10 different values each. I included them in the MySQL-database as enums with all of the different values directly. He insists on having a file mapping all possible values to integer-values (which are persisted...

 
@rolfl you want +90 MSO rep reversed?
 
welcome new chatters
 
this is definitely record-breaking 2nd Monitor attendance!
 
Maybe some of them will stay :P
 
hehe and mods from all over SE still coming in :)
 
3:39 PM
Yeah, welcome everyone.
 
@rolfl Do you have a link to the migrated post?
 
@kleinfreund Yeah, welcome almost everyone ;)
 
Who is the resident Java guy, can someone confirm that codereview.stackexchange.com/q/40253/14625 did not implement has A
 
should have know I would find @kleinfreund here.... casting shadows over all my CSS answers!!!
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@rolfl is our Java guru AFAIK
 
3:41 PM
Yeah, you're right.
I'm sorry @Malachi. :o
 
If anyone is interested ... I deleted the MSO post.... I figured it had all the attention it needed.
And I got: You've earned the "Nice Question" badge for Adolf Hitler user and Icon. See your profile.
 
@kleinfreund no it's good. you know more about HTML5 and CSS than I do
 
@konijn I'd ask what the actual question is.
 
@kleinfreund I need to read through the rest of the missing manual yet. I have only grazed the surface of this wonderful world
 
3:42 PM
@rolfl I think it's a legit post, depending on Tim's eventual answer it could be useful in the future, whenever chatrooms get stalked like this.
 
What the? How can someone with a deleted account associated with chat keep coming in?
 
@TildalWave They keep creating new accounts.
 
@TildalWave create a sock puppet account
 
And using proxies/Tor
 
@konijn I think that Container hasa One, Two, and Three.
 
3:44 PM
@rolfl please undelete it… the whole affair pointed out some interesting problems (you can't flag a username or avatar as offensive), and it would be good to have a URL to point to in such discussions
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Post has been converted to CW, will undelete.
 
Hmmm no, it would then have to show the new associated account for the chat profile too
 
^^ I agree with @amon, although I can't star (theoretically starred)
 
I think someone just has to destroy the chat user too
 
@lol tell me what I should star. I have some left. ;)
 
3:45 PM
Where's Churchill?
 
But you still can use TS.
 
yeah, done ;)
 
@syb0rg I'm about to send a pull request now.
 
@kleinfreund Merged. Looks good: codereviewcommunity.github.io
 
Ah, I see. Will work on the favicon later.
Kinda knew this would happen. :p
 
3:49 PM
@kleinfreund just saw your new logo - isn't it better with a larger margin? :)
 
:D
margin or padding? :p
 
yeah padding I guess depends if you're talking about the box or the magnifier ;)
 
I already added some padding to it.
Oh. dang. Now I got you.
Yep, it's better indeed.
 
did you try rounding the tip of the handle?
or maybe not
 
@kleinfreund The CR needs to be 'bolder', and the gap between them slightly bigger. It does not scale down to favicon well enough otherwise. ... just sayin
 
3:55 PM
@syb0rg Thanks for merging it, but there is no need to merge a pull request immediately. You'd usually take your time to review the changes, and leave time for others to do the same.
 
@rolfl That's what I'm working on currently.
 
And the colour has to be something onther than beta-blue
 
Even in the bigger scales the line needs to be bigger. The gap as well.
 
why? don't like beta-blue?
 
@amon I did. I looked at the differences between the files.
 
3:56 PM
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Q: PPM/PGM Image processing library in Haskell

darwishI've written a small library for reading and writing PGM/PPM images. The format is described here. I attach the library itself and a small utility to convert binary encoded images to ASCII encoding. Any type of comment will be appriciated. However, these points are most important to me: Abusing...

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Q: Code reuse while keeping meaning clear and avoiding unforseen consequences

Reed G. LawI like to reuse code as much as possible and keeps things DRY. But I'm afraid that sometimes it creates too many layers of indirection. It then becomes a chore to find where code exists that is relevant to the problem at hand. I'll give a couple of examples. In the first example, I'm using inher...

 
That should be "BETA-blue" .... right?
 
@amon Granted though, it was a quick scan through.
 
@syb0rg That fast? You've reviewed 44 changed files with 3,201 additions and 1,628 deletions in about a minute? ;-)
 
@amon I may have only glanced at a file or two ;)
 
I probably should commit smaller bits and make seperate pull requests for every part?
And it's quite like beta-blue, not exactly the same color tho
 
3:59 PM
@kleinfreund That would be better, yes.
 
Okay, no problem.
 
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A: Nesting versus GOTO: which is better to avoid?

Sam WatkinsHere's my largely incoherent advice: Read the following: Structured programming with go to statements (1974) by Donald E. Knuth - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.103.6084 Why Functional Programming Matters, by John Hughes - http://cse.chalmers.se/~rjmh/Papers/whyfp.htm...

11th answer. Just protected the question.
 
@lol.upvote Good choice.
Does anyone have some votes to spare for that new user?
 
I'd actually downvote that answer if I had votes left. It's not a review.
 
@lol.upvote It does point him to further reading about the subject.
 
4:05 PM
yeah. I particularly like advice #5 It's better to avoid Java.
 
"It's better to avoid Java" - This is very opinionated, and you don't say why to avoid it. — syb0rg 10 secs ago
 
I'm sorry, but this is not a useful review of the asker's code. Sentences like “It's better to avoid Java” and “Rewrite your program in Haskell” misses the point of a code review: to point things out things in the code that can could be improved (and how, and why). You actually have a few interesting links regarding the why, but miss the first step: the what. Language choice is not a valid “what”. — amon 3 mins ago
(why doesn't one-boxing work with https links?)
 
@amon Idk, but I don't like it since I use HTTPS-Everywhere.
Also, your comment was much better worded than mine, upvoted.
 
Although I like the beta-blue, maybe it's a good idea, not to use it because, well, it's beta-blue and we don't want to be beta anymore, right?
 
^^^ that's my thinking ^^^
 
4:14 PM
@kleinfreund What color scheme do you propose?
 
Some tone of orange maybe.
Not the usual orange. A bit like amons avatar, but with more saturation.
 
I wish Mystical would come over from SO to review this:
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Q: C code review: Pi Benchmarking

noobprohackerI wrote the following program to calculate n digits of PI (where n could be anything, like 10M) in order to benchmark the CPU and it works perfectly (without OpenMP): /* * * Simple PI Benchmarking tool * Author: Suyash Srijan * Email: suyashsrijan@outlook.com * * This program calculates how much...

 
@kleinfreund Why orange?
 
It's the first color which comes to my mind when I think about coding. I don't really now. I'm not really fixed on orange. :p
 
Like, chat-SendButton orange?
 
4:19 PM
Perhaps I should comment on one of Mysticals pi posts to point him to that question...
 
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Q: Append nones to list if is too short

Bartosz DabrowskiIs it possible to improve this bit? def append_nones(length, list_): """ Appends Nones to list to get length of list equal to `length`. If list is too long raise AttributeError """ if len(list_) < length: nones = length - len(list_) return list_ + [None] * non...

 
Ohhh.
 
I like the blue more xD
 
Looks red to me
 
4:20 PM
This is red for you? O_O
What's wrong with your monitor?
 
Maybe it's just my eyes
 
I don't know. Could as well be my display. :p
The blue was nice, but it's beta-blue. Maybe we should try a different tone.
 
@kleinfreund I like that. Maybe a darker hue?
 
Navy?
 
Oh, what about green? Not matrix green. A nice green.
I see, this not going to be easy. xD
 
4:23 PM
Yeah try green
 
Why green? Well, look at this: stackexchange.com/sites#traffic
No green in sight.l
 
Just posted a comment pointing Mysticial to the Pi question:
@Mysticial It looks like you would be perfect to review this Pi benchmarking C code on Code Review. — syb0rg 1 min ago
 
I like that with a bit of imagination the magnifier spells "CR"
 
It would be cool to see him review that, since he holds the world record for the most digits of Pi calculated.
 
Is the logo designed before, or after, the other colors for the site are determined?
 
4:25 PM
No clue.
 
@lol Oh. This was my intention. Did no one notice? :/
 
I did ;)
 
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Q: Design for Bicycles Stack Exchange.

JinI'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites will share quite a bit of common elements so they feel like they're part of the Stack Exchange fa...

 
@ChrisW After all, the logo will work on a various palette of colors, so it won't a huge deal if it doesn't fit.
 
^ Insight into how someone designed the Bicycles site.
 
4:27 PM
@ChrisW Keep in mind Jin is a community moderator/site designer
 
I think the logo came later
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Q: New Design Launched

JinAs you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. I have made a few tweaks on the design mockups I presented in the other post. I decided not to go with the heart logo. I didn't think a...

 
user image
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There!!!!
 
Code monkey!
 
I would star that, but I ran out of stars.
 
Monkey See!
 
4:28 PM
someone trying to rep whore on an active question....
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A: Nesting versus GOTO: which is better to avoid?

Sam WatkinsHere's my largely incoherent advice: Read the following: Structured programming with go to statements (1974) by Donald E. Knuth - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.103.6084 Why Functional Programming Matters, by John Hughes - http://cse.chalmers.se/~rjmh/Papers/whyfp.htm...

 
Hey @Malachi - you guys let one out of the crypts.
 
what do you mean we let one out of the crypts?
 
I thought you were part of the system that keeps the villains contained.... and the streets (and chat rooms) safe?
 
I try to. I flagged this beast
 
And we could have used the 'DISTINCT' clause earlier!
select DISTINCT user from VILLAINS where not dead.
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4:34 PM
 
It doesn't match the curtains.
 
Huh?
 
A facetious comment: there are no curtains.
 
What will the background be when we graduate? This?
 
@kleinfreund that colour looks old and boring, like a rusting army jeep. Also, you've increased line thickness? Obviously, this depends on visual context, but here it doesn't work
 
4:36 PM
@syb0rg I like that. Matrix-style
 
I'm not happy with the colors..
 
How about grey?
 
Also, blue:
 
oooh now we're talkin'!
 
I think it would be nice to pun on the SE 404 page.....
 
4:38 PM
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Q: Reverse a string in javascript

LoveI want to reverse a string in javascript. I got an error. `x.reverse is not a function ` Please correct my code. <!DOCTYPE HTML> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>P4--Largest palindrome product</title> </head> <body> <!--A palindromic number reads the same both ways. The larges...

 
^^^ Mess with that snippet/background
 
@rolfl it's actually SO's
 
pedantic mug
but it's about the only code on SO that works.
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^^ TS
 
@StackExchange Off-topic.
 
4:43 PM
I hate closing down Love......
.... but sometimes, tough love is important.
 
was going to start comment with "Hi Love" ...then stopped.
 
@rolfl It is his second time asking a question that is off-topic.
 
@syb0rg Pretty as a stand-alone, but too busy IMO: it would distract from the content on top of it.
 
@ChrisW That's what I was thinking. I need to make it less distracting, or come up with a new idea.
 
4:48 PM
I looked at meta.bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/389/… to come to that conclusion.
That has something happening at the top, but it's IMO restful (like cycling is): you don't have to look at it for too long, because it's easy to grok.
 
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Q: Knockout.js binding 2D table with rowspan

razvanThe app I'm working on should allows it's users to create tables. I have a view in which users are able to create a table. They should be able to define here the table's columns. The columns that the user adds will be part from some predefined types of columns: BusinessFields, SourceKeys, SourceA...

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Q: How can I improve this Caesar encryption?

bodycountPPI have the following method which encrypts a english text, given the plain text and the desired key: /// <summary> /// Encrypts english plain text using user defined key. Range for the key is from -25 to 25. /// </summary> /// <param name="plainText"></param> /// <param name=...

 
@StackExchange Now that is a good question coming from a new user.
 
Something you can't read is like an insoluble puzzle: distracting/frustrating.
 
@ChrisW We may have to go with something similar to Stack Overflows design.
Just a solid color.
 
That's what I think.
The name "Code Review" evokes clarity, correctness, structure.
 
4:55 PM
How about an "APPROVED" ink stamp in red with a red border
 
That's quite an eye catcher.
 
Yay! Answers!
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A: Append nones to list if is too short

Gareth Rees1. Comments on your code The documentation does not match the implementation. The docstring says "append Nones to list" but it does not append: if the list does not have the required length, it returns a newly allocated list. It seems wrong to return the original list if it was the right length...

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A: Append nones to list if is too short

JosayWhat you've done looks good to me. However, here's what I would do if I were to write the same function : def append_nones(length, list_): """ Appends Nones to list to get length of list equal to `length`. If list is too long raise AttributeError """ diff_len = length - len(...

^^ close to trusted user
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A: Implementing Option#map2

Akos KrivachyYour code is correct - it should work nicely. The first thing that I would improve on is the // runtime-safe get calls. This is an anti-pattern in Scala and is generally discouraged. In this case you can use pattern matchings powerful extractors to get the value the Option is storing: case (Som...

 
^^^Like it a lot^^^ needs bolder CR
 
Yup.
or maybe even a different color
 
5:00 PM
Maybe, if I can suggest a 12:30 5:30 gaps in the CR instead of 12 and 6?
Make the C more of a C
 
Break the bottom of the C at the handle?
 
I will try this.
But I'm not sure about breaking it directly at the handle. This might "ruin" the "R".
Eating.
 
yeah. just behind it maybe
 
This is a great question for a first-timer:
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Q: Knockout.js binding 2D table with rowspan

razvanThe app I'm working on should allows it's users to create tables. I have a view in which users are able to create a table. They should be able to define here the table's columns. The columns that the user adds will be part from some predefined types of columns: BusinessFields, SourceKeys, SourceA...

 
Oh come on! Get a F'n life!
 
5:15 PM
@lol.upvote modified MSO post and 'pinged' TimPost.... :(
@lol.upvote interesting... even though it is CW: You've earned the "Good Question" badge for Adolf Hitler user and Icon. See your profile.
 
Nice!
 
Approved!
 
@rolfl I'm back. Have I missed anything? It seems like someone has duplicated...
Nice one, @kleinfreund
 
..a little bit brighter orange?
 
5:25 PM
Yep, think that too
 
@SimonAndréForsberg
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Q: Adolf Hitler user and Icon

rolflCurrently a persistent person is creating this user account in various SE sites, and then joining various chat rooms.. RegDwight has run out of moderation options for this. Can devs or other community leaders step in? Update: We how have this: Adofl Hitlar . with same image. http://askubuntu.co...

@kleinfreund you should keep regular kerning.... with the colour change you don't need the gaps.
 
I like the C/R like this
 
This is a monospace font..
 
lol. Like that's any obstacle!
 
It looks like the gaps between the r and C and the R and v are too large.
 
5:27 PM
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A: Rot13 Reader in go

AzerI did something like this mixing stuff from other posts : func (r13 *rot13Reader) Read(a []byte) (int, error) { s, err := r13.r.Read(a); const ( rot = 13 lcase = 0x20 ) if err != nil { return s, err } for i,c := range a { if (c | lcase >=...

 
awesome!
I think there's a visual illusion going on, making the "C" look bolder than the "R".. or I need to eat.
 
The magnifier looks better this way. The "C" is now similar in size to the "R"
 
I was thinking of it for the top-of-page:

whitespace here ... [APPROVED stamp] <- on a slight diagonal
[code review logo]
 
Hey!! @Jamal we soooo missed you!
 
5:30 PM
Hey @Jamal :)
@Chris This could work, yes.
 
You wouldn't have to look at it long (eye-catching but not very complicated); but it might be motivational.
 
I was asleep. :-P
WOW that's a lot of people in the chat room.
 
Ah
 
Well if there's anything positive that guy has brought, it's more real people to this chat room... No offense new folks, but I do wish that we wouldn't have to bring you here.
 
5:35 PM
That's the Meta Effect. :-)
 
Yeah, pretty much all SE mods were here.. except one... sleeping. :p
5 left
 
5 what left?
 
duplicated dumb asses
 
I've kicked them just now.
 
@Jamal how come I can't do that!?
 
5:37 PM
I still see five of them.
and Osama.
 
Thanks, @Jamal. Good to have you here. Finally. Prepare for a lot of work the coming hours.
 
4. One is Bin Laden.
 
I see neither of them at the moment.
 
@kleinfreund <kbd>F5</kbd>
 
^^ fixed
 
5:38 PM
Great. And I have class today.
 
Ahh, that's better. :)
Jamal, what do you think about the Approved thing? :)
 
What approved thing?
 
^^ TS
 
Scroll a bit. Right before you came. ;)
It looks better white, when standing alone.
 
indeed
 
5:42 PM
Ah, I did see that.
 
You see the "CR"?
 
I didn't
 
Stare at it a bit longer then ;)
 
well i do now you told me to look
 
Hey, @TimPost!
 
5:43 PM
Hi @TimPost! Welcome to our lovely chatroom!
 
Sssshhhh, be vewwy vewwy qwiiiiet. I'm hunting Hitlers.
 
@TimPost has been here before
 
Hello @Tim
 
it's hard to make the R recognisable without its left leg
 
Hey @Tim... ;-)
 
5:44 PM
(ding! ding! ding! ding!)
 
But it's hard to include without losed the minimalistic style. :/
 
@TimPost, is it not possible to block users on chat?
 
@kleinfreund Reminds me of this broadcaster's logo
Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR) is public-service radio and television broadcaster, based in Munich, capital city of the Free State of Bavaria in Germany. BR is a member organization of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters in Germany. Legal foundation BR is a statutory corporation established under the Bavarian Broadcasting Law (Bayerisches Rundfunkgesetz), originally passed in 1948, and updated in 1993 to take account of the demands of a changed media and political environment. Its functions are determined by a legal foundation which lays down the principles un...
 
Haven't thought about it, right!
 
 
5:46 PM
@amon nah, it's quite remote
 
well, that "R" thingy
 
ok I get it ;)
 
@TimPost @Jamal I see you-know-who!
(Hi btw, Tim. Welcome to our - usually - very peaceful and lovely chatroom)
 
@SimonAndréForsberg: Great! Voldemort is here, too? ;-)
 
@Jamal Luckily not. I think we've got enough bad guys for one day.
 
5:49 PM
So umm, anyone figure out how to wire chat up to an Xbox controller? I should at least be able to have some fun with this.
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Is it true that presenting an alt version of the code in the OP is not a review? ("Welcome to Code Review. Code-only answers do not constitute a review. Please explain how your changes improve the original code.")
 
@TimPost... you really shouldn't be playing games at work.
 
I would say so.
 
(but I have no idea)
 
@200_success & @kleinfreund what do you think of this?
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A: Stored Procedure logically or coding

Malachiyou have a lot of if statements in your SQL, this screams at me that you are doing something in your SQL that should be done in the application, and that this SQL should be separated into two distinct stored procedures. the benefits faster stored procedures use an actual coding language to d...

 
5:51 PM
@TimPost No, but if you'd write some code to make one, we'd be happy to review your code!
 
Just reading it
 
Are you kidding? I get paid to chase Hitler around the Internet and destroy him? Hello, dream job.
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Can't vote, tho.
 
All kidding aside, We're mitigating this rather well but he's ... quite persistent.
 
@ChrisW I also have seen those flags recently. Haven't acted on them. I think the least they should do is to write "Here is one possible alternative of your code, quite different from yours."
I'm not sure if there's been any meta CR question about code-only answers? For some questions, I think code only answers can be appropriate.
 
5:53 PM
Top reason to star questions on CR: Vote limit reached, bookmarked.
@Simon Do you have an example?
 
Earlier @200_success was saying that a shorter answer is a better answer; so I don't understand why he objects to a code-only review.
Welcome to Code Review. Code-only answers do not constitute a review. Please explain how your changes improve the original code. (@peterSO's post is not a proper answer either, and should have been flagged long ago as well.) — 200_success 30 mins ago
 
@TimPost: You are so lucky. I have to go to class after a while. Booooooooo.
 
@kleinfreund The answer to which ^ is a comment.
 
Oh, he's actually registering. Fancy.
 
I mean an example where a code only answer is appropriate.
 
5:56 PM
@Seth Is he a smart one, our duplicated-unwelcome user?
 
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A: Minimal Game of Life in C#

Jesse C. SlicerHere's a take on it, that merely does some cleanup of the existing code. Beyond the changes shown below, I would also highly recommend separating the UI logic from the game logic. One error I found: cell.Margin.All.Equals(0); // Margins doesn't do anything at all. What I think you mean is: ...

 
@SimonAndréForsberg I don't understand. He's a spammer, a persistent one.
 
^ If you stripped all verbiage from this "Game of Life" answer it would still be a good answer IMO: a slightly rewritten version of the OP code.
 
@Seth You said that he's "actually registering. Fancy." so I assumed he was "smarter" / "more developed" than what you are used to.
 
@SimonAndréForsberg Ahh, yes. Most of the spammers don't take the time to register with a real email.
 
5:59 PM
Aha. I can imagine that.
 
I understand why "code only" isn't as good as "code with explanation"; so "code only" => not a great answer; I was wondering whether it's true/fair to say, as others have said, "not an acceptable answer" and flag it.
 

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