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12:00 AM
If you're only adding tiny images, it isn't, but I've had a few good ones that were small enough that I didn't even need to make separate thumbnails (i.e. they were already under 300x300)
IMO we should avoid setting strict rules, at least until people are complaining about something.
ok then phrase it sort of like that, yes
"Try to be sensible"
Basically, if someone is going to go through the amount of work needed to get everything to work properly, I think we shouldn't put any serious restrictions on them unless they're absolutely necessary.
of course
is there any hard info on how long a chat message can be edited for? guys say it's 2 minutes now, but I swear I remember it being 3
I'd like to see something convincing about since when it's as long as it is
2 minutes on your own messages unless you're a mod, in which case anytime on any message.
well, for the purposes of editing bot's responses
12:06 AM
That's what I remember anyway. I could test it I guess.
we could all test it, but I'd really like to get exact number of seconds I should use in bot code
I want everything to be as neat as possible
Have you looked at Zirak's code? He has an undo feature as well and it seems to work.
I think it just sends requests regardless of time
No messages less than 2 minutes old.
You can't do that?
12:08 AM
^ that is what I'm talking about
of course I can but I'd like to get sensible responses from the bot if it should fail not because of the bot's error
and not miss any seconds of the time it's still possible to do
Q: Can we have more than 2 minutes to edit comments in chat?

JimIs it possible to increase or remove the edit time limit on comments in chat? I think that 120 seconds is a bit of a short period in order to correct any typos or errors. Consider this: Many of the chat rooms, including the Chat Feedback room are left for several hours or days before people r...

uh-huh thanks
^that claims it's 120 seconds, and balpha (who would know) didn't explicitly contradict that.
why did I think it was 3 then…
perhaps the timer on the message behaved differently and the edit/delete links disappeared only when the displayed count was 3 when it actually was 1 second past 2 minutes
Did you think it was exactly 3 minutes?
12:13 AM
Because I think some UI elements only update every minute, so what you're saying is possible.
But AFAIK it's always been 2 minutes.
ok just clarifying
gonna change all 3's to 2's
12:36 AM
I didn't realize the method to upload that I use is so complicated. My description is already 12k characters and requires installing 4 different pieces of software, and I'm only a bit more than halfway done writing it.
12:50 AM
@Hakase we could give the bot room owner privilege
for what?
grants edit/delete rights for all msgs
no way
I'm room owner and I don't have that
do you mean different rights?
nm I was mistaken
there's move but it's not in the api library I'm using
@LoganM I knew you were doing something in a more complicated way than you could
but let's see what you do and how it can all be automated to a few clicks
12:59 AM
so... shower.. food.. anime.. then i'll spend half hour on C# chatbot
the current plan is to refactor the chat bot and make it able to operate on stackoverflow as well
after which, i'll create an F# version based off of what i learned
okay this works
@ton.yeung I'll have the player playing anime in 60fps next time :D
sleep now, definitely
1:15 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Only relevant rights it would get is moving messages.
@Hakase It isn't actually that complicated. Just takes a while to explain, but each step is quite simple.
I don't think automating would save much time anyway. The bulk of the time is spent on computational processes, not on me messing around with different software.
@LoganM what four softwares?
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ ImageMagick, VisiPics, Advanced Renamer, and Notepad++
Some of it can definitely be automated, but the amount of time it would save is minimal.
@LoganM you're just resizing/compressing and naming the imgs, correct?
That's what ImageMagick is for.
Also need to sort out duplicate images and get a list of the hosting urls.
I'll try to upload my guide tonight, so you guys can tell me where there are improvements to be made.
@LoganM hosting urls?
1:23 AM
Yes, the urls that the images are hosted at on Google drive.
those are the urls that you need to give the bot.
I know for a act I can make a grunt task in node to automate the ImageMagick part
The imageMagick part is one command.
renaming the urls too?
Yes, that's done automatically via a replace in Notepad++
Right now everything that requires individual work on a per-image basis other than downloading and checking is automated. So while it is a lot of steps, it still scales fine with a lot of images, and I deal in batches of a thousand at a time or more.
1:40 AM
I can't decide if I need to include images in the explanations or not.
For now, going with no, but if it's confusing I can add some.
I think we can even automate the uploads with meta data via the GDrive API
There's a list function too so I think it's possible to return a list of tokens with it
What is the goal of this automation? I'm quite sure it will save O(n^0) clicks per upload, where n is the number of images being uploaded.
@LoganM saves you time so we can spend more time finding/adding cute image and less time preppin them
It doesn't really save me much time. It might save people time who only want to add a small number of images, but I'm losing very little time on the parts which aren't automated right now.
The only part that you could save me a lot of time by automating is the hand-checking that the images are SFW and high quality. That already takes more time than the rest of the process combined. But I'm pretty sure it has to be done by hand.
I just want to make it simple and less intimidating for others
1:54 AM
That's fair enough. The way I did it was the easiest way to get something that scales well to a few thousand images at a time, but it isn't the easiest way for a new user to learn how to do it themselves.
Part of the problem is that a lot of this stuff (ImageMagick, Google Drive uploads) is subject to rare failures, less than 1 in 1000 times. That's fine until you try to automate these things at the level of 1000 images at a time, which is what I'm doing. So I have to do a lot of extra checks.
I know for a fact that at least the Google Drive API has the same failures and worse, so I'm not sure how well I trust it do automate everything I do.
that's what unit tests are for
be we need to figure out how to get there before first
2:11 AM
@Taisho why is it on imgur? And why 160x160?
I've said before, but you can't use imgur for the bot. They compress everything and delete images after a certain period of time without activity.
I think a certain rushin guy just added the urls in bulk from galleries already on imgur
At least that one isn't on imgur
jut te new ones are from imgur I think
2:19 AM
I seriously think that uploading images on imgur to the bot should be auto-blacklist. It's dangerous and irresponsible.
@Hakase Uploading/hosting images on imgur is dangerous and irresponsible! You should be ashamed of yourself for letting it happen!
the lack you cute is in those images are disturbing
Not in general, but definitely for the bot it's totally inappropriate. You might as well be using 9gag.
@LoganM pls no 9gag
2:40 AM
I just realized I don't need Notepad++ at all. Notepad suffices for everything I need to do here. But I'll keep suggesting Notepad++ anyway just because there's not any real downside.
@LoganM I humbly await your steps
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4:23 AM
yep, danmachi is my favorite anime this season by far
4:54 AM
@nhahtdh where? I can only find the old one
26k characters without images just to explain that...
Q: How can I upload images to the chat bot?

Logan MWe have a bot that posts images in our main chatroom intermittently. Currently it is Taisho. How can I upload my own images to this bot, and what steps do I need to take to ensure everything will work correctly?

@HellButterfly so many text...
I'd love if it was just one click to do everything. But it definitely isn't.
Hi! Is this a good place to get advice on making a good anime.SE identification request?
5:06 AM
@minitech yes it is
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Fantastic! Thanks.
@LoganM I love how the community bot flags your posts as "excessively long"
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ They definitely are.
@LoganM I'll try to see if I can simplify it with node.js or something
Please do. Right now it's so complicated it took me around 4 hours to write down.
(ironically, the actual process takes maybe 15 minutes for me to set up apart from the checking individual images by hand. The rest is just computer time.)
5:17 AM
I hope nobody minds if I put my draft here:
- The main character was a young boy who was possessed by some sort of demon (so, fantasy); a tree might have been related here
- The cover was this character with a toothy grin
- The title was one word starting with K
- It was a series
- I found the first in the series in [a book store](http://www.bolen.bc.ca/) somewhere between 2007 and 2011; it was the only one there at the time
This is really vague. I’ve looked at meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/891/… and can’t really cover the other suggestions; any more tips?
Q: somebody help about this gi is from which anime

thestrhttp://media0.giphy.com/media/IRUb7GTCaPU8E/giphy.gif i want to know which anime is this please help

Q: What's the song that plays during the basketball scene in episode 2 of Parasyte?

KIllerHandI just really like the music that plays during that scene.

@minitech I think it's probably okay as-is, and meets enough criteria to stay open. Definitely much better than a lot of the questions we get.
If that's all you can remember, the only other thing is to try to come up with a unique title.
From the official website
Q: Possessed child who develops a taste for people

minitech The main character was a young (probably 10–15 years old) boy who was possessed by some sort of demon (so, fantasy); a tree might have been related here This might have caused him to (want to?) eat people Said possession happens during the course of the book, and the character is still himself, ...

I don’t suppose there’s some website where I could find a big list of cover art alphabetically?
5:33 AM
umm.. amazon?
Q: Manga about possessed child who develops a taste for people

minitech The main character was a young (probably 10–15 years old) boy who was possessed by some sort of demon (so, fantasy); a tree might have been related here This might have caused him to (want to?) eat people Said possession happens during the course of the book, and the character is still himself, ...

@ton.yeung Does it have alphabetical sort?
(I am on there right now – trying publication date sort, but there are several pages even after filtering)
@minitech For manga, mangaupdates.com/series.html?letter=K is the best I know of, but it has 800 pages of series that start with K. So that's not especially helpful.
@minitech this manga as it in english?
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Yes.
5:35 AM
That narrows things down considerably.
Er, not English originally, just to make sure
But it was published in English, officially
Right, presumably licensed Japanese > English translation.
@minitech you're right no alpha sort
Yep, Amazon only allows (or has?) 75 pages, which ends with a publication date in 2012
I’m fairly certain this was earlier than that
5:44 AM
Oh hey. First time I've seen one of our mods here. :)
Hello =)
@Mysticial first time i've seen one of our mods period
i think the c# room had a flood of mods when one user got like 30 flags, and the c# doesn't flag very often
@ton.yeung I see them a lot in our lounge - ahahahaha.
but i don't think those were SO mods
@Mysticial you know, it kinda makes me proud of being a c# dev
5:46 AM
@ton.yeung If it's the C# room, they were either SO mods or SE employees.
its hard enough that the posers are weeded out and lucrative enough that really interesting people are proficient at it
@LoganM they were CMs I believe
it was awesome, the user got banned for two years :D
I don't think I've ever seen a flood of CMs all moderating the same thing. I can't imagine what it would take to require that kind of action.
@LoganM the dude was crazy, i've never seen anything like it, or since
@LoganM There was one time I saw 3 CMs in the lounge all at the same time.
@minitech I wanna guess Kamikaze or Kamunagara
5:48 AM
But that was because of some meta spectacle.
The podcast room usually has like 5 or 6 CMs, but that doesn't really count I guess.
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Afraid not =(
Do you know if the word was an English word or Japanese (or some other language)?
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ I am fairly certain that the character was alone on the cover
@LoganM Japanese word or name. I didn’t recognize it.
@minitech can you be a bit more specific on any details, hair, plot, setting (modern/fantasy)?
5:51 AM
found it
in C# on Stack Overflow Chat, Jul 24 '13 at 19:36, by kaser
@tony.deung k, thanks.
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Hair plot?
that wasn't his name when he was banned though, i guess he changed it later
Speaking of chat trolls, how do you guys (mods) deal with persistent trolls that walk the fine line where they never post any single thing offensive enough to flag, but collectively annoys everyone, is always a negative influence in the room etc...
@Mysticial So people like me?
@LoganM You're not a troll.
5:56 AM
We get so annoying that they make us mods somewhere random.
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ As in… the character’s hair? Modern setting, I think.
@Mysticial oh you missed that one time...
The one where we ended up binning several hundred messages at once?
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ When was that?
In all seriousness, it depends on the mod and the room. There's no solid guidelines.
5:58 AM
in /anime/bin, Aug 3 '13 at 17:36, by Ethan
is this the photography chat room
Are mods able to see a user's history including flagged posts, # of times kicked, when and where?
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Anyway, if it’s really that… the character’s hair was short, slightly spiky, probably dark.
that's whats left anyway
@EroSɘnnin That was actually on my pending list to edit, but I didn't get around to editing it
@minitech was the tone dark or light?
5:59 AM
Although people seem to have all sorts of surprising hair colours that I would never have guessed from the black and white…
the bin got frozen? lol
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Dark.
@Mysticial we didn't end up using it much
I pitied the guy
6:00 AM
@Mysticial We can see enough to judge whether they're a repeat offender. I don't think I'm supposed to say the exact details.
@nhahtdh ah okay :)
in Java on Stack Overflow Chat, Mar 4 at 11:45, by Tim Post
If you're (1) doing something that is making people feel generally uncomfortable which is (2) making them not want to use our fine products like chat as much as they once did and (3) you've previously been asked to stop, there's a good chance you're being Mr. Creepypants! Now, boys and girls, what do we do when we see Mr. Creepypants, put your hand up if you know!!!
@LoganM Then I'll take it as a yes that if we repeatedly kick someone enough times for minor offenses, then it will show up as a "repeat offender".
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Not licensed
6:04 AM
I think the above method by Tim Post is the simplest - talk about the behavior, and tell people to voice their opinion when they are annoyed, so that a mod has reason to kick the troll
@minitech was the style simple or realistic?
The cover had either a dark green or black background, and either featured the character a) in shadow (silhouette-ish) facing away but head turned back towards the reader with eyes and mouth in white on the left, taking up about 1/3 of the width of the inside of the frame, or b) face only, smiling brightly…?
Either way, he had sharp teeth and an open-mouthed smile, and was alone (or at least the only person)
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Simple.
@nhahtdh Tim Post is also a CM, so what they say are significant indeed. :p
The title was positioned at the top of the cover. May have been overlaid on Japanese text.
@minitech does his body change significantly?
6:10 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ I don’t think so.
Was going to say Tokyo Ghoul, but it is not licensed until recent;y
@minitech Is it this one?
Kurozakuro (クロザクロ) is a manga series by Yoshinori Natsume. The series was ended after seven volumes. == Plot == Sakurai Mikito is a high school student and is bullied everyday, but doesn't fight back, as he dislikes violence. One day a mysterious orb works its way into his bag and while Mikito sleeps the orb bounces to his bed, works its way into his mouth and he swallows it. In his dreams he talks to a strange boy who is called Zakuro, who asks simply "what is your desire?" After Mikito wakes up he no longer needs his glasses and has a massive appetite. the bullies at school attempt to extort...
Only thing I can find that might match
@LoganM That is it. Thank you!
Time to be embarrassed at all the details I got wrong!
Okay, I'll write up an answer on the main site.
And… how did you do that? =D
6:24 AM
Q: Looking for a yaoi

AlexI can't remember the name of the yaoi. But on the front it has two guys and they're wearing exotic underwear. The first story is about the two guys on the front and how one of them finds a box of exotic underwear and start posing for his friend in the end of having sex . Remember that the auth...

@Sakamoto D:
Myia? what kind of bizarre name is that!?
Maybe it's supposed to be Miya? I can't even tell how you'd pronounce Myia.
@LoganM, really, though – how did you end up finding it?
@minitech being a Eng licensed manga narrowed it down
Went to mangaupdates.com/… and clicked every single-word title I didn't recognize starting in 2011. There's not that many of them so it only took a few minutes.
6:31 AM
all that was left was going through the Ks
assuming that detail was correct
I'm sure I could have done it even faster by going through only Fantasy genre ones, but I decided to play it safe with this one rather than missing it.
Yeah, if that was incorrect, I wouldn't have found it this way, and would have tried something else after 5-10 minutes.
Amazing. Thank you!!
Computer Scientists finds 80s pop boring: pbs.org/newshour/updates/…
@minitech imo your cover description was helpful
@Frosteeze wut does that leave?
that leaves jpop as superior alternative to other genre of music
6:36 AM
Yes, the cover description and the cannibalism thing were what I used to confirm that it was probably right.
@Frosteeze wanna do some hunting? :D
Actually, I first looked for series with a cannibalism theme, but that didn't turn up anything useful. Maybe I should edit the page.
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ i was about to sleep :(
but i guess i can do one hunt
idr my hunter rank
@Frosteeze nah we can do it tomorrow
@Frosteeze What do they think about 10 hour youtube meme songs? Because that's my favorite genre of (modern) music.
6:38 AM
@LoganM I wasted time looking for a list of English licensed manga
record keeping for that is really bad
MangaUpdates lets you restrict to only licensed stuff.
I used that.
@LoganM 10 hours nyan cat song is best
But yes, the record-keeping needs work in that department.
@Frosteeze Nope.
Well that is good too lol
6:41 AM
That is, as far as I can tell, the best 10 hour meme song ever made.
I'm not even joking when I say I've sung along with it for the full 10 hours more than once.
6:58 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ those souvenirs are cool. Dunno if I could bring some of them into my country though
Import regulations
@ToshinouKyouko on?
You can declare it if you want to
It's packaged food so it's fine
7:17 AM
Happy birthday @ToshinouKyouko :D
Happy birthday!!! ^^
7:48 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ @Hakase Actually, if you want to speed up my upload process, there might be one thing that would have a pretty drastic effect. All I really want for step 4 is a window that will load a single picture at a time in a folder until all of them are loaded and have a few customizable buttons. Each button would move the loaded image to a different folder and then load the next one. That might not be very hard at all to make; in fact I could probably do it myself if I was willing to.
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ How do you translate this clause? 動物の疫病を引き起こす
Q: I can't remember the name if this manga to save my life

Larissa parksAll I can remember is there's a dark haired guy with bat wings, a guy with angle wings that look to come from his ears who lives with a priest and one of them has a sister in a coma. I think there's 5 or 4 guys and one girl. They are all apart of different "fractions" or some thing like that. I h...

8:06 AM
@nhahtdh maybe a hoof and mouth disease warning
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ I think it translate to "cause an epidemic amongst animal"
rather than "contracting disease from animal"
yeah I think it's indirecty addressing hoof and mouth
@Sakamoto I want to ask what angle the wings are at
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ maybe someone is threatening to kill the OP if they cant remember the name of the manga
8:25 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ Who contracts the disease is quite confusing in that sentence - not sure if it is human or animal
From the manga, I would think it is about the animals
9:17 AM
@ʞɹɐzǝɹ it was 3 and they were big. Those are somebody else's.
Q: What manga is this picture of a couple kissing from?

user14344 What manga is this image from? I found it on Tumblr, but I couldn't find the name of the manga.

@Sakamoto Looks like H manga
I'm not sure how to construct a Q&A pair about "Boys, be ambitious"
9:49 AM
aaah, I booked my trip
10:01 AM
@user3878416 hello :)
10:29 AM
@ToshinouKyouko one word- creepy
krazer made an edit on this anime.stackexchange.com/a/20717/1398, an honestly, I can't make such an edit, since it requires knowledge of the series
Yeah .. That's the other reason I didn't touch it
Actually, the other post down below needs some editing to make the timeline consistent
I remember having been confused by the way the events are presented
A: Why is Shanks a Yonko?

Abhishek ShahHe is considered a Yonko for the following reasons: Can use all three types of Haki Was the rival of the Greatest Swordsman in the World Has a deadly crew Can break a ship with his wave of Haki Has the guts to mock the strongest man by making members of his (supposedly the strongest) crew faint...

so the facts should be arranged in the order they were introduced?
Oh .. you meant the order of importance
Some thing like chronological order, or causal order
10:41 AM
Hmm. I don't know One Piece that good to try make an edit of that sort :/
You don't read/watch OP?
I don't read Naruto either.
It was too long when I started getting into it
Yeah. You've mentioned that before
You can skip a lot of it and still know what happened
Q: What makes Studio Ghibli films so good?

redaStudio Ghibli (Grave of the Firefilies, Spiritied Away...) is one of the best animation film studios in the world. They approch storytelling in such an intersting way, which makes their films so honest and human. I think they succeed in that because they keep their stories simple and clear. But t...

Cos I did it in that way (kinda)
@PlanetExpressDelivery opinion-based, lol (nah, it's on the other site, so I don't know the rules over there)
10:44 AM
1. meh 2. easy img search 3. looks good. Not too sure 4. meh
11:04 AM
@nhahtdh what's the 4 for? (top right, near review)
it says total 4 posts awaiting review but there aren't any posts
I think it's total that haven't gone through, so might be available for other users still?
like close votes that need more?
idk i generally ignore it :P
I always see atleast 3
so I was under the impression that it was a bug or something
11:12 AM
@Unihedron Excellent
11:27 AM
Q: What's the name of this anime/ hentai called?

bootyAs usual it involves only one guy and a group of girls but, each episode is different. He seems to fall in love with each of them. All I can remember is that it had something to do with a fighting school and the girls wore red uniforms and I think there was armour involved.

asked by: booty
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12:40 PM
Anyone here read Kekkai Sensen?
I'm not sure what I think of the anime, even though I'm 5 episodes in
Not sure if I should drop it or not
Q: Why do the subtitles say "tetsusaiga" for "tessaiga"?

virmaiorI've been watching Inuyasha with subtitles and in episode 6 and 7, Inuyasha fights with his brother Sesshomaru about a sword. The English subtitle says "Tetsusaiga" but they're clearly saying "てっさいがい". Why are they subtitling it in this way?

1:14 PM
I just noticed we have an tag. Do we need it?
1:30 PM
imo, no
At the time of posting the question, it's not necessary that the element in question is an animation mistake
@JNat wouldn't the series name be sufficient?
IMO, yes
But I'm asking because I don't know if this has been discussed before
Dunno if we agreed it was needed, or if we just missed it
Come to think of it,
the tag can be allotted after confirmation?
I mean after a correct answer has been posted
@JNat idk, it opens up for tags like
i think get rid of it
i also didnt know it existed
Well the question can be posted with the name of series tag
and later
if it is an animation error,
we can tag it as also
1:48 PM
Q: Hey, guys! I just want to know what this song at the start of Sasuke and Itachi's final battle

Axel StarkSo, it starts at around 2 mins into the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjfA-JetlHw

2:00 PM
@ToshinouKyouko Same, just noticed it
@EroSɘnnin Nope, that's not how it's supposed to go. The same way we do not tag id-reqs with the series' tags after we identify the series
Also, there are no experts in "animation mistakes"
It's a meta tag
I say we don't need it
@Unihedron New pokemon? :P
@EroSɘnnin Trogdor the burninator :D
A picture of him cries for tag burnination
Ohh .. I think I've seen him before
On meta.se iirc
Q: mina I need your opinion about cosplay performance

yuuuuuukkkoooHello what you thin I should perform in wendy marvells cosplay?

2:48 PM
nice captcha
this is the next one
like it's a coincidence
3:01 PM
they got u all figured out
i never get tired of looking at that gallery
@ToshinouKyouko ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
@Hakase how was victory day? :D
4:09 PM
the planes and copters weren't as cool as during the rehearsals
maybe the view was better at my office building but from home it was nothing special
4:24 PM
Anime time...
Choberigu = chou very good = super awesome
From Re-kan 6
user image
1 hour later…
Why is no one subbing Nanoha?
Isn't is streamed by Crunchy?
6:07 PM
I finished reading all those meta posts about Taisho
what can I say
the only problem is that we see exclusively Logan's chosen pics
go add yours lol
^Nice summary, lol. Too much meta isn't good for anyone's health.
I actively oppose overly long posts but apparently there is a lot of misunderstanding about this topic and posters felt obligated to share their very detailed opinions on the matter.
I don't blame them but it's a feat to read all of it unfortunately :p
6:54 PM
at least logan had the decency to add a tl;dr
shirobako coffee art :D
nice, she's good, i like the animator the best though
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