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Ste
2:03 PM
I was an hour away from getting it here but the asker moved the checkbox!
 
I guess it needs to be done on a high-churn site like SO. there was a similar one last year (for tumbleweed?)
 
Ste
Yeah, I asked a Siebel question yesterday that hasn't been answered. Wonder if I can get it by answering myself
 
only one way to find out. make the answer very average
 
Ste
12 hour wait for a hat though....
 
Did you think the Hobbit movies were longer than they should be? They were. On average, they are more than 2x longer than the next longest film adaptation and 4x longer than the original LoTR movies (screen-time relative to pages of source material)
 
2:12 PM
Mark Kermode did a similar* analysis last year:
forget minutes per page, he breaks it down to the more useful* frames per letter
 
So what is the secret 'gold Spock' hat for? Upvoting an accepted answer on meta?
 
someone said, but I forgot
 
Fascinating, Ma'am - for upvoting a highly-voted question (at least 25 votes already)
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Q: Winter Bash 2014 Secret Hats

KevinSo far, I've unlocked one of the secret hats. I'm wondering what other secret hats are out there and how to earn them?

Fascinating, Ma'am is earned by upvoting a question satisfying certain requirements (note, accepted answer is not a prerequisite):

score of at least 25
and 10K views
 
that's right! I upvoted Mitch's question
 
yesterday, by Hugo
gold Spock is upvoting a question that has somewhere more than 40 votes
 
2:17 PM
yeah, that's where I read it
 
Oh. That was you.
 
"somewhere more than 40" being sort of the same as "at least 25" :)
 
10K views? There';s not many like that
 
you only need one
 
I have to find one I haven't upvoted yet.
 
2:20 PM
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Q: What does "thot" mean and when was it first used?

HugoThe word thot is all over Twitter. The @lovihatibot Twitterbot routinely finds it in searches for "I love the word [X]" and "I hate the word [X]", in fact it's the most hated word and third most loved word (presumably use in one category feeding the other). Similarly it's the second most commo...

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Q: What does "waive off" mean?

Matt ЭлленI understand that when you waive something you forego it or give it up. e.g. I waive my [right to] free coffee. I also understand that a waiver is a document stating that you waive your rights to something, but I read the phase waive off and I don't quite understand it. The context was ...

viewed more than 10K times
 
nice. got it.
 
worthy of three more handegg votes?
4
A: What word describes languages that are written left-to-right, top-to-bottom?

HugoThey're simply referred to simply as as left-to-right or left-to-right, horizontal (e.g. English, Greek). The opposite is right-to-left, or right-to-left, horizontal (e.g. Arabic, Hebrew). There's a third class which do have a good name: boustrophedon. These alternate left-to-right then right...

 
I have several stuck languishing like that.
I could only think off the ox-word.
I haven’t had coffee yet.
 
Ste
2:26 PM
@Hugo - done
I need two more for handegg please:
 
@Hugo I guess that’s why somebody upvoted adjective order answer.
 
Ste
5
A: "a while" vs "awhile"

SteAwhile is an adverb: Bear with me awhile. A while is the use of the noun "while": We've been here for a while. So in your example you can use either: I've been wondering this awhile. Or: I been wondering for a while.

 
@Ste already hit my vote limit today (hatted)
 
I just accidentally hit the 'I hate hats' button opting me out of hats!
how do I opt back in?
 
Heh.
 
2:27 PM
unhit hat hate?
 
4
A: Does English really have triphthongs?

tchristEDIT: I waited ten hours for other answers to appear, then presented my own findings. I do not pretend that mine is the only possible answer, and would like to hear what others have to say in their own answers. The English word playa is pronounced /ˈplaɪ.ə/ in English with two syllables, with ...

It wouldn’t need so many if it didn’t keep getting downvotes. Actually, the question has had 6 upvotes and 3 downvotes.
 
@Hugo I found a button too say I love hats... nothing has happened yet.
 
@Ste Done.
I love when Hugo and I alternate in chat.
I looks cute.
Like wagging heads.
 
haha
 
Yeah.
 
2:29 PM
innit
 
Oh yeah, baby.
 
waggle
 
Ste
I feel bad for breaking that up now.
and I haven't got Aztec yet to join in...
 
Want me to tell you how to get Red Baron?
 
does Aztec need 20 on just one site?
 
2:32 PM
Yes.
 
Ste
I'm only a couple off Aztec.
We will probably need to collude for Red Baron too
No?
 
Find an open question sitting at -2 that you can give a good answer to. Downvote to -3. Give your good answer. Edit question. Upvote from -3 to -1.
Still needs work, but is possible.
Probably not cool to use superpowers to make that happen, but whateverz.
Remember, good answer just means one people will upvote.
It doesn’t mean good.
Funny often works.
 
Ste
Have you tested that?
 
Superpowers means finding a close duplicate at -2 and fixing it using Gold Tag Badge powers.
 
2:38 PM
 
hmmm. people don't like my SWR
 
Ste
SWR?
 
Single Word Request
 
Ste
I should know that...
@Hugo - still no pizza hat?
Ignore that - My memory is useless.
Have we got six team members yet?
One more for handegg please: english.stackexchange.com/a/215140/20739
 
Here’s my candidate for Red Baron:
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A: The word to know when you don’t know how to feel?

tchristThe perfect word for this comes from today’s slang. In the current vernacular, you would say that he felt meh. It’s recent slang that per Urban Dictionary means Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. For example, from an article on “Five Ways Not to Feel Meh” on Karousing...

 
2:45 PM
@Ste nope
 
You cannot get hats on per-site metas.
Only on MetaMeta.
And I didn’t use superpowers to fix that one, either.
 
Ste
okay.
 
found a handegg candidate, drafted an answer, forgot I'm voted-out today
 
Ste
@Hugo - could you please accept this answer? It should give me populist gold badge and hat: english.stackexchange.com/a/142355/20739
 
I have per-site meta hats
@Ste done
 
Ste
2:47 PM
@Hugo - thanks, fingers crossed.
 
@Hugo Really?
Maybe Matt deleted the question too soon.
 
@tchrist just checked and I don't
 
@Robusto and just by the way: I did get you the gold hat. If I'm not helping myself, that's only because I'm helping others. And I'm the sucker now, eh. How about a quid, Clarice?
 
only meta meta
 
Ahah.
That’s what I thought.
 
2:48 PM
Heya, heya, step right up: just four more ups will earn me a hat.
 
Not only can you not earn hats on disreputable metas, there are no hats related to meta activity on mains.
 
Ste
@RegDwigнt -got my vote.
 
Faster than a speeding bullet.
You got mine. I already gilded Joe Hanna a few days ago on that one.
 
@tchrist how dowes that won wurk?
 
It’s like a Minor Reversal.
The question has to be at -3 when answered.
 
2:51 PM
Actually, why am I even asking. I'm not really into hats this year.
 
Then your answer has to get to +5 and the question to +3.
 
@tchrist but it's at minus one. And that's from myself.
 
@RegDwigнt Yes, but it was at -3 before I edited it. Now you can upvote it.
I answered while it was at -3.
 
Okay okay I'm a bit slow on the uptake.
 
At least I didn’t find closed dup on a SWR to fix. :)
I don’t why people are so down on ruminants. Must have something stuck in their craw.
 
2:55 PM
Them's got rum in it.
Sorry, not in it. In ants.
 
@MattЭллен Are you trying for a hat with that?
@tchrist 'disreputable meta' lamest punk band never. evar.
 
All metas are disreputable save for metametameta alone.
 
@RegDwigнt Hats are dumb. I said 'I hate hats'
@tchrist Ooh...it's a suggestiong for a David Bowie song title
 
Ste
Give me a shout if you need my help on any hat related activities...
 
@Mitch No, I thouht there might be an interesting phrase for this, like universally synonymous or something
 
2:58 PM
Drunkenness is universal.
 
@Ste Just one sec, and I’ll give you and @Hugo fair fodder.
 
@Mitch yeah :D
 
Like eskimos and snow. They're everywhere.
 
are we six? I think we are! ready for some pizza hatting?
 
Ste
I'm in for the pizza.
 
2:59 PM
@Hugo Go baby go. Just give us a link.
 
Ste
Me, Matt, Hugo, Mitch and Tchrist,
one more?
 
what are we doing?
 
Ste
@RegDwigнt ?
 
0
Q: A single word for pizza-hatting?

HugoIn 30 minutes, five answers are needed. Five answers are needed in 30 minutes.

 
following the link and giving answers
 
Ste
3:00 PM
Everybody post a question. The other five people provide an answer within 30 minutes to each question except their own.
 
go
 
Ste
0
Q: What is the etymology of the pizza hat?

SteI have seen the terms but I don't know from where they originate.

 
and at least one upvote, justincase
 
Ste
We aren't six - we are only five....
 
Are you guys downvoting your fake questions first, then upvoting, to get waffles and red baron at the same time? posting through the app to get on the road? tsk such inefficient cheating
 
3:02 PM
ooh
 
Ste
I'm not. I'm a one hat at a time man,,,
#@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 are you joining for pizza?
 
it's fresh and tastes of hat
 
not now. I'm going to post a self-answerable question on one of the date days using the app, THEN come here and whore for pizza
 
Ste
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Well can you answer OUR pizza questions please? ;o)
Someone is downvoting Hugo's pizzahat question...
 
0
Q: What does "Pizza Hatting" mean?

Matt ЭлленI have seen two questions relating to pizza-hatting, but I have no idea what it means. There is nothing in ODO, wiktionary or Urban Dictionary. Can anyone explain?

plz halp
 
3:06 PM
got the pizza hat!
thanks!
6 answers, 4 from non-me with +1, 1 from me with +1, one from non-me with 0
 
Ste
I need one more:
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Q: What is the etymology of the pizza hat?

SteI have seen the terms but I don't know from where they originate.

@MattЭллен - you can add your own answer to your question too./
 
@Ste true
 
Ste
@Mitch - you able to add to the etymology of the hat?
 
that bumps me from joint 2nd on the E&LU leaderboard all the way to non-joint 2nd!
 
I will giev it a try
 
3:10 PM
> Name for the property of a thing that allows it to be described practically infinite ways
I am confused. Is that something I should be downvoting?
 
@RegDwigнt yes. that is what I'm after
 
Ste
@tchrist - Can you help @MattЭллен and me out, please?
 
@RegDwigнt only if you think it's a bad question
 
@MattЭллен I am confused. You just said "yes. that is what I'm after", so I went and downvoted.
 
@RegDwigнt I was typing before that message came up
 
3:12 PM
I do not comprehend this room.
For starters, where's the walls?
And why does everything rise to the ceiling?
 
I do not want downvotes for that question
but maybe it's not good after all
 
@RegDwigнt he was responding to your quoted sentence: "Name for the..." -> yes that's what he's after
But you tweened his non-arrowed response with a question that changed the meaning
of his response
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 so. You're saying I should downvote him. Right?
 
@RegDwigнt No.
 
3:14 PM
yesterday, by RegDwigнt
Explain it to me like I'm a RegDwight.
 
I'm just explaining what happened.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 what is this grammar? I've not heard that word before.
 
@RegDwigнt People should say "no" to you more often. you're so demanding!
 
I am way more demanding than that.
 
@Ste hatted yet?
 
3:15 PM
Hm, what's a word that means "more demanding" than "so demanding"
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 ah, is that what @Matt is asking?
I am beginning to understand.
 
@Matt hatted yet?
 
not yet.
 
Ste
@Hugo - nope. I see you added two answers. Perhaps you could upvote bothe the question and the answer from me?
 
all outta votes today (hatted for it though)
 
3:16 PM
@Hugo okay, so you are saying I should downvote @Matt?
 
@RegDwigнt no
 
Hm. Then who is?
I demand to know. I very demand to know.
I so demand to know.
 
@RegDwigнt the midweek shoulderbird?
 
Who?
 
2 hours ago, by Hugo
oh, you mean the midweek shoulderbird?
 
3:18 PM
Who?
 
That's more like the mid-week owl
 
the midweek shoulderbird
the midweek shoulderowl
 
The midweek shallow troll.
 
the midweek shilling trowl
just a shilling for yer today, tomorra it'll be two bob
 
Greetings, mortals!
 
3:20 PM
hello!
 
ok, english.stackexchange.com/questions/215378/… now has 5 answers, all with 1 vote, including from Ste. I think that might be enough
hmm, but also two from me so maybe not. let's see
 
@MattЭллен What have you done to the people of this room??
They are beyond recognition.
 
just 11 mins until timeout, so another from another person would help
 
Did you eated them?
 
Ste
Greetings @Cerberus. Would you kindly add a pizza answer to the link Hugo posted please?
 
3:22 PM
@Cerberus hatted. similar, but different
 
Wha—
 
Ste
It looks like I need 5 unique users' answers
 
Et voilà:
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Q: What’s a “handegg”?

tchristWhat’s a handegg? NOTE: This question is primarily related to the etymology of a compound noun which is not in The Dictionary. There is a hat this year called “Handegg”, given out for a posting that reaches a score of +7. But here’s the problem: the word handegg does not occur in the Oxford En...

 
@Ste You're not making sense, are you sure you are talking to the right person?
 
3:22 PM
@Ste Of course!
But tell me how. I may have already done.
 
@Ste Err what am I supposed to do? Post a random answer?
 
ok, I reckon english.stackexchange.com/questions/215378/… is ready for the oven now
 
selfie and 30 minutes or less. orsum
 
Ste
@Cerberus - RegDwight just did so I think I'm about to get hatted.
Sorry for the confusion!
 
@tchrist Are you looking for serious answers? plan to selfie?
 
3:24 PM
No, I do not plan to selfie.
 
@Ste hey now I'm offended. My answer was not random!
 
I don’t know what it means.
 
thank you, gentlemen.
 
hooray!
 
I already have a selfie.
But this handjob thing is legit.
 
Ste
3:24 PM
@RegDwigнt - no, no - your answer is brilliant. I actually wish it could stay after the hatting
 
Hatters gonna hat.
 
I already selfied on a real question, and nobody likes it because it uses big words:
 
@tchrist quick 30 min answers or proper answers or both? english.stackexchange.com/questions/215399/what-s-a-handegg
 
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A: Does English really have triphthongs?

tchristEDIT: I waited ten hours for other answers to appear, then presented my own findings. I do not pretend that mine is the only possible answer, and would like to hear what others have to say in their own answers. The English word playa is pronounced /ˈplaɪ.ə/ in English with two syllables, with ...

 
Huhuh. Someone's phthong is showing.
 
3:26 PM
0
A: What’s a “handegg”?

Mr. Shiny and New 安宇It's a football term. The hat is a football helmet The football is egg-shaped and held in your hands A touchdown is worth 7 points

If enough of you mad hatters vote, I can handegg on this site
 
I have never heard it called that.
I wonder when this started.
 
friends of mine called the sport "handegg" while i was at university
 
@RegDwigнt Yeah, look at all the downvotes on its question, too!
@MattЭллен Did you attend university in America then?
If not, then that is an important data point.
 
Who the hell is Bill Lumbergh?
Sometimes SE is just so insistent on being in-yo-face-American.
 
@tchrist no, in the UK. but plymouth uni has an American Football team
 
3:28 PM
@RegDwigнt NFI
Cool, a polymath u.
 
Ste
I finally pizza hatted
 
They didn’t call it handball there?
 
0
A: What is the etymology of the pizza hat?

CerberusThis is the real etymology of pizza, from the Etymologiebank: Pizza is afkomstig van een adjectiefvorm pittea bij pitta, dat in het hele gebied van het vroegere Byzantijnse Rijk voorkomt en uiteindelijk afkomstig is van het Aramese woord pitta voor ‘brood’. — http://www.etymologiebank.nl/tref...

 
Wait, that’s gots to be somethun else.
 
3:30 PM
@Ste hooray!
 
I will find out if hats get taken away if I delete a question...
 
Just need one more answer and it’s pizza time.
@MattЭллен I can tell you that answer!!!
 
@tchrist oh! what is it?
 
They are retained.
 
because I've delete my pizza hat question
phew!
 
3:31 PM
Notice how I have a secret hat on this site that cannot be explained.
 
@Cerberus you had me until "translation".
Your answer was brilliant until then.
 
Non-mods cannot explain it because they do not know why, and mods cannot explain it because they do. :)
 
@tchrist I don't know shit.
 
3:33 PM
@tchrist which hat?
 
It's secret.
Which word in "secret" do you not understand?
 
the secret word
 
@RegDwigнt I couldn't resist imbuing actual knowledge into the populace.
 
so secret it cannot be shown
 
@MattЭллен You should add an answer that this word is actually used in Britain too.
I wonder whether it is more a UK than a US term?
 
3:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secrete
 
@Cerberus Have you upvoted my thong yet?
 
I've upvoted someone's thorp. Eightthce.
 
@tchrist Err this is awkward.
I haven't seen it yet.
 
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A: Does English really have triphthongs?

tchristEDIT: I waited ten hours for other answers to appear, then presented my own findings. I do not pretend that mine is the only possible answer, and would like to hear what others have to say in their own answers. The English word playa is pronounced /ˈplaɪ.ə/ in English with two syllables, with ...

Janus liked it.
Other people got mad at me and downvoted the shit out of the question.
 
@Cerberus Yes. That is awkward.
Cerberus not having seen the thong is unthinkable.
 
3:36 PM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I love that demonstrative picture :D
 
@MattЭллен my ploy to correctly answer the question first and then rake in the votes failed since some other people started also answering, so I brought out the big guns
 
Ah, that.
I have seen it.
 
I am not a phoneticist and do not feel qualified to judge.
I'm not up to date on the definition of triphthongs.
 
Someone call Oprah, she totally is a phony cyst.
 
3:38 PM
@Cerberus like a diphthong, but with three vowels
 
Pictures sure draw upvotes, eh?
 
Sometimes.
 
@Cerberus Aw gee. Then you cannot bring yourself to upvote either question or answer? :(
 
Other times people hate them just because for that.
 
Thongs are tautosyllabic.
 
3:40 PM
Yes, τ totally looks like a thong.
 
Maybe I will get a gold badge for my handegg.
 
Ste
I need one vote here for handegg please: english.stackexchange.com/a/215140/20739
 
I can’t fricking spell hangegg.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 okay. Serious question here. Since when is a touchdown worth 7 points?
 
@MattЭллен Ohh why didn't you say so! Three is the best number.
 
3:43 PM
@tchrist pizzahatted!
 
I've only ever watched the Super Bowl, and only a couple times, but it's always six.
 
@RegDwigнt isn't it?
 
@tchrist I lack the required knowledge.
 
@Hugo Indeed.
@Cerberus Hatchet jobbit.
 
I'd need to read a treatise on triphthongs first.
 
3:44 PM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Six points for the touchdown. Extra point for the field goal.
 
Different scholarly sources say different things.
 
@tchrist Who?
 
@Cerberus It’s a hatjob.
 
> A touchdown is worth six points.
 
@RegDwigнt There you go.
 
3:45 PM
@Cerberus ... I did say so :Þ
 
That is fucking Wikipedia right there.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 there I go what? It is six.
 
@tchrist That should be a private thing.
 
I have never watched a football game ever, so.
 
3:45 PM
@MattЭллен You did! But!
 
@RegDwigнt The field goal is always scored.
it's like a free point
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 no it is not.
 
Hat trick! Hat trick! Hat trick!
 
And I can tell that after seeing just like three games or something.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Not even on telly?
 
3:46 PM
@Cerberus Never.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Or on your phone? Was the video area on your screen perhaps obscured by certain pop-ups?
 
Everyone feels meh about meh.
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A: The word to know when you don’t know how to feel?

tchristThe perfect word for this comes from today’s slang. In the current vernacular, you would say that he felt meh. It’s recent slang that per Urban Dictionary means Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. For example, from an article on “Five Ways Not to Feel Meh” on Karousing...

 
@RegDwigнt I've edited the post just for you
 
Hat ordering on liederboard confuses me.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 it is even wronger now. The field goal is not obligatory.
> The scoring team is also awarded the opportunity for an extra point or a two-point conversion.
You can get 6, or 7, or 8. And it's entirely up to you.
 
3:49 PM
I read that same wikipedia page.
 
Well, then.
 
Nobody is going to forego the opportunity for an extra point
 
@Ste Got any votes left?
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 by that logic, it should be 8 and not 7.
 
Ste
@tchrist - yep. Where do ya want 'em?
 
3:50 PM
@Ste This answer and its question both need upvotes on their way towards hattery:
2
A: The word to know when you don’t know how to feel?

tchristThe perfect word for this comes from today’s slang. In the current vernacular, you would say that he felt meh. It’s recent slang that per Urban Dictionary means Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. For example, from an article on “Five Ways Not to Feel Meh” on Karousing...

 
and this answer:
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A: What word describes languages that are written left-to-right, top-to-bottom?

HugoThey're simply referred to simply as as left-to-right or left-to-right, horizontal (e.g. English, Greek). The opposite is right-to-left, or right-to-left, horizontal (e.g. Arabic, Hebrew). LTR and RTL are also used as abbreviations. There's a third class which do have a good name: boustrophe...

 
And again, you have to invest extra effort into the extra point. It is not free. You can miss. And it happens quite often actually. So you only get 6.
 
Not quite often.
 
@Hugo Done.
@Ste Thanks.
 
@tchrist back of the net!
 
Ste
3:52 PM
No probs.
 
@skullpatrol for all I care, it can have happened exactly zero times. That still makes 6 points for the actual touchdown.
@skullpatrol Besides, I can only speak from own experience. And from the three games I've seen, in two of them it did happen. That's 66% of all games.
 
Ste
I now have hand job, I mean egg...
 
Yes @RegDwigнt 6 + 1 = 7 for a converted touchdown @RegDwigнt
 
Oh playing semantics now. Well, the hat ain't called "converted". :P
I am sure the Marsian touchdown is worth 16 points. But the hat ain't called "Marsian", either.
 
@Robusto Indeed, I use XP on my main computer. But I use another computer at my parents' house, and I have a virtual machine with 7.
 
3:55 PM
They don't miss often in the NFL @RegDwigнt
 
Anyway, it's been fun, but I must be running soon.
@skullpatrol then why do they only show me games in which they do?
Am I some kind of VIP?
 
@RegDwigнt Over 90% of field goals after touchdown are made. That means that for all practical purposes, a touchdown is 7 points, because when the handegg reaches the endzone, it's just a formality of getting that 7th point.
 
@RegDwigнt missing is rare
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I don't believe stats I haven't forged myself. They have not included my attempts at scoring field goals.
 
according to that article it's more l ik 99% of extra points are scored.
 
3:57 PM
Yeah that's NFL. That is not all games. That's like 0.1% of all games.
 
my work here is done.
 
Ste
Anybody recommend anywhere nice to eat in Versailles?
 
take it up with the SE people then, who should make the handegg scoring rules different.
 
But that's what I've been saying all along.
 
Going for 2 points is risky @RegDwigнt
 
3:59 PM
@skullpatrol so is stepping on the grass. That's why they put on a fucking 20-ton full-body armor before approaching it.
 
It is what it is
 
Yeah.
 

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