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3:00 PM
@DavidPostill revision on our networks unit. And yep.
I doubt I'd have been able to teach a new lecture (even ignoring the fact that I wouldn't have had the slides), but revision I figured I could do, so... I did.
and no, not a TA
@Henders hey why not? :)
 
@ArtOfCode No reason not to, just impressed at the initiative taken! :O
 
If I'm walking half an hour each way, I'm making it worthwhile if the lecturer turns up or not :P
 
Is this first year?
 
Walking half an hour in the UK... hope u keep an umbrella with u! :P
 
nah, it's not raining
 
3:04 PM
@ArtOfCode yet
 
in fact there's even some blue sky around
@ThomasWard rain is due on Sunday
 
unrelated disregard the CI build failures in the branch I have on Smokey's main repository - i'm working to see if I can't eliminate the PostData class completely and rely solely on the Post object heh.
 
@ArtOfCode that must deserve an instagram post?
 
it's bound to have CI explosions
 
@CalvT I haven't sunk to Instagram level yet :)
 
3:05 PM
@ArtOfCode good for you :)
Sorry - being an expat - I love winding my old friends up about the weather so it's a habit ;)
 
It's been surprisingly good for this time of year recently! Not much rain at all! :O
 
@Henders do we have another UKian? :D
that makes, what, 3?
 
We do :)
 
I'm one for like a 10th of the year
 
heh
3.1 UKians
3
 
3:09 PM
I spent three months in the UK this past year, does that count?
:P
(well, I say three months, I was at the US embassy for 3 months but eh)
 
not if it's not a regular thing
and I'm not gonna count Rory, even though he's currently in here
 
@Avery because of your manual report yesterday, I got my first declined flag on AU
> Please don't use spasm flags unless someone is attempting to promote a product without disclosing their affiliation. This is a free and well respected resource on scripting. Not spam.
LOL I love that typo though
 
@ThomasWard I think the embassy counts as a separate country
 
'spasm flags'
 
@M.A.R. me too
 
3:11 PM
@Henders Maybe certain people that say "i iverslwpt" made that typo . . .
 
Also same typo :D
Btw how do you quote something in chat? Without a url that is
 
Glad to see that's not leaving the star board for a while...
 
@CalvT Heh, well @Thomas should tell that mod to fix their auto-comment
@CalvT Like the main site
>
 
> Quote
 
14 secs ago, by CalvT
> Quote
 
3:12 PM
I wasn't leaving a space when I tried it earlier then I guess
@M.A.R. we should of checked the post - the user has almost 2k soooo
 
@CalvT Oh
Damnit Avery
 
@Henders User is blacklisted (289138 on askubuntu.com).
 
Might want to remove that too ^^
 
3:15 PM
@CalvT User removed from blacklist (289138 on askubuntu.com).
 
@M.A.R. eh?
context please.
 
@ArtOfCode Are you counting me?
 
@ThomasWard read up to where M.A.R. started, about 10 posts up
 
@DavidPostill aye
 
@ThomasWard One of the AU mods has a canned comment with a typo. I'm just telling you to tell them to fix it
 
3:23 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body: find the digit entered most frequently in list by vencra on stackoverflow.com
 
Or fix it if it's you
 
i'm confused. @M.A.R. link to the post in question would be nice?
so I know who to yell at
 
I also got the same response @ThomasWard
 
We incorrectly flagged as spam, and it correctly got declined
But the decline thingy has a funny typ
o
 
Comment on decline is:
> Please don't use spasm flags unless someone is attempting to promote a product without disclosing their affiliation. This is a free and well respected resource on scripting. Not spam.
Note spasm flags
 
3:26 PM
@terdon I blep you with a hammer and summon thee.
 
he's in TL
 
yes I know he is. I want you guys to tell him yourself :P
i'm not a fan of being a proxy :P
 
Here works too. 'Sup?
 
@terdon go up a few posts above my summons for you - they're complaining about a typo in your flag decline comment.
 
ah, the magic of the superping
 
3:27 PM
Oh man :)
Heh, that's a nice one indeed.
 
@ArtOfCode the Chaotic Magic of the Diamonds.
 
Damned mechanical keyboard makes me think I can type faster than I actually can :)
 
@ThomasWard more chuckling than complaining :P
 
:P
@CalvT Truth, but...
16 mins ago, by M.A.R.
@CalvT Heh, well @Thomas should tell that mod to fix their auto-comment
^ that's complaining not chuckling really :P
besides I bet @terdon uses this comment on U&L too
 
@M.A.R. Hey, had I known it was you, I'd have given you more. Just to keep you happy :P
 
3:29 PM
so :p
 
Mods are these overlords that are we rarely get to laugh at sooo :P
 
mods are overloads?
 
LOL
 
It was a one-off comment, there's no way I know of to use canned comments for flag responses.
 
3:29 PM
@CalvT Nice typo :)
 
ERROR SYSTEM OVERLOAD MOD HAS ENTERED THE VICINITY
 
@ArtOfCode yeah slacker
 
@terdon hax. but meh.
 
aka userscripts
 
If I'm not afraid of you, you're not doing your job
 
3:30 PM
Well overload of mods after my comment :P
 
ERROR: SYSTEM OVERLOAD: TOO MANY MODS IN VICINITY, SYSTEM SELFDESTRUCTING... ERROR ERROR ERRO.... BOOM!
 
Look at all the blue usernames
 
@M.A.R. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID
 
@CalvT It's gotten even worse after David got the diamond
 
ssh I didn't typo that twice
 
3:31 PM
FRAID
 
@ThomasWard E: MarkdownParseError
 
MY EYES, MY EYES, ALL DIS BLUE..... CAN'T TAKE IT
 
@ArtOfCode it's called superduperboldeneditalic. Only available to real mods
 
@M.A.R. Ah, but a mod not doing their job is therefore no longer constrained by all the pesky rules about being nice and fair and all that. On the other hand, said mod would still have access to all modly powers making them far more scary than a mod who's doing their job.
Careful what you wish for, and all that.
 
@M.A.R. clearly Thomas is not a real mod. IMPOSTOR!
 
3:32 PM
@terdon That's when we end up invoking the Great Ones and summoning Them for the dispersal of the Unruly Ones.
 
@terdon but if they're more scary, then now users are afraid of them and they have to follow the rules... but then they're not scary... so they become scary... PARADOX
 
Is the uprising starting? I'm here to stab people with my diamond.
 
@ArtOfCode some of us who have been given mod are chaotic evil by nature
that alone should instill fear in people.
laughs evilly
 
#rekt
 
3:34 PM
That doesn't look chaotic to me
 
@M.A.R. chaotic drunk, not chaotic evil.
3
 
Well, I don't think you're helping his case
 
@M.A.R. I'm still waiting on the chaotic version of that picture.
my camera broke :P
 
Chaos directed at the wrong thing at the wrong time
 
@M.A.R. does my fifty seconds in gimp work for you?
(trust me you don't want to see me at my chaotic evil. It's evil.)
 
3:43 PM
@ThomasWard More like two supernovas happened in your eyes
 
Ha, well played.
 
Are you OK?
 
@M.A.R. Chaos is taking me over. It's fueling pure energy of supernovas right from my eyes upon everyone in the area. I need ultra powerful sunglasses to protect the innocent now.
 
@ThomasWard That should be your new avatar :)
 
@DavidPostill I'm tempted lol
 
3:44 PM
Looks like you were going for this:
 
@ThomasWard Great, first you were chaotic drunk and now you're chaotic stoned.
 
@Andy What I want to go for is a fiery background with demonic glow from my eyes. But I'm not an artist so I suck at it.
@terdon Considering i've got a commission in the works of my dark chaos mage from my DnD campaigns now in the works by one of the artists I like, that shall eventually become my avatar.
 
heh :)
Sober this time, one hopes.
 
lol
chaotic evil character, glowing red eyes, two hell hound companions, and a ring of black flames surrounding him as if it's an aura, with two massive balls of black-as-night energy in his hands, while he's hovering above the ground with magical energy. That's me as a moderator infused with "BURN THEM ALL" for when we go after spam. Or when I'm just burning the flags queue :)
now, if that isn't chaotic then blah.
 
Or just a weird question ...
 
3:50 PM
Hmm Unregistered but has avatar/profile picture/whatever
 
not spam IMO but i'm not clicking links. OT definitely though.
@CalvT could be pulled from gravatar based on email address provided at the setup step.
 
Nah link is ok
Welcome to IID e-learning TRIZ course
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, offensive answer detected: how do i unset the session id so as to logout the user? by user7937591 on stackoverflow.com
 
@DavidPostill Spammers don't go as far as making such a huge username
 
tpu- by MAR
 
3:52 PM
@SmokeDetector The ordering is wrong
 
are there any willing volunteers around here I can send an email to to check it's working?
 
@CalvT I got some annoying ads thrown into my face, and it broke the back-button. Flagged as spam.
 
@NisseEngström to that I say thank you Ghostery
 
(deletion in 30 seconds)
 
ya know that doesn't fool harvesters right :P
 
3:55 PM
no but as there's about fifty layers of security on that mail server :P
 
ding
 
test completed, O.J.
 
Imfoolingyouharvester AT somedomain DOT io
 
3:56 PM
@ArtOfCode knows what that means :p
 
@CaffeineAddiction Of Jourse
 
orange juice
 
No, Of Jourse
 
Overzealous Jumping
 
No, I SAID OF JOURSE
 
3:57 PM
tasers @M.A.R.
 
Nom nom electrons
 
Obstructive Journalist
 
Obfuscated Jugglers
 
Objective Java: somehow even worse than PHP
 
'Orrible Jerry
 
3:59 PM
@ArtOfCode first.last@gmail.com :)
 
one jiffy
 
Ornamental Jab
 
Occult Jump, lets you move across wide chasms at the expense of manna.
obsidian javelin
 
Oh Jeez. . .
 
orange juice
officer Jack
 
4:06 PM
Only Joking
 
overt jealousy
 
Omen Jelly
 
Opera Junkie
 
oviraptor jaws
 
Open Jellybeans
 
4:16 PM
Overload Overlord Jaffacake
 
Overly jovial
Outspoken Jackass
 
I'm bored allacronyms.com/OJ - has 72 for you to look at :)
 
Why are you making so many Off-topic Jokes?
 
Nicely played
 
4:20 PM
yay for money issues >.<
i'll have to close off the Aurora VPS and put Smokey somewhere else :/
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: How to fix my HP Windows 7 Laptop by Andry Khan on apple.SE (@CalvT)
tpu- by MAR
 
Wait
Can it be edited out?
 
maybe it can be reaperd
 
Hmm, well, the misspellings are indeed indication of spam
 
The question could be a seed?
 
4:26 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: Windows 10 partition disappeared after resizing by Andry Khan on apple.SE (@CalvT)
tpu- by MAR
 
@SmokeDetector well definitely spam now
 
@CalvT "HP Windows 7 Laptop" in the mac SE?
 
@CaffeineAddiction exactly, the answer fits the question, but the question is only there for the spam answer
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported question: How to fix my HP Windows 7 Laptop by Lee on apple.SE (@CalvT)
tpu- by caffeineaddiction
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported question: Windows 10 partition disappeared after resizing by MrBlargg on apple.SE (@CalvT)
tpu- by caffeineaddiction
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body: I need examples in symfony by Alvino Mota on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector why
 
@ThomasWard Post - Obfuscated email alvinomota.cv95 @ gmail.com
 
@M.A.R. Possibly, although this user has made legitimate posts in the past. — Jason C 1 min ago
It's blatantly OT, not spam
Retracted flag
@SmokeDetector f
 
today was the day
 
4:35 PM
@M.A.R. is it off-topic though? Seems like the OP is talking about a windows partition on a mac
 
@SmokeDetector f
 
a guy got a reprimand at work for tinkering with network cables to browse the web on his decidedly not intended for the web windows 2000 work pc and catching a virus
The second time this week, no less.
 
It's just a shitty question
@Magisch haha
 
4:38 PM
@M.A.R. probably should invalidate the feedback
 
@Magisch how can he even browse??
 
You can invalidate feedback from FIRE right
 
@quartata don't think so
 
4:39 PM
Hm
Well you can just use MS anyways
 
Clicking on spam again tells you you've already reported it, clicking on fp adds a fp report, but doesn't invalidate tpu
 
@SmokeDetector f
 
ChatExchange is such a temperamental beast I swear
I'm getting 403s from it on openid.stackexchange.com
why can't it just work
 
4:53 PM
@quartata time to write your own? ;)
 
Turns out that was because my password was mysteriously wrong
But then when I went to recover it
I also had problems logging into the email account I made for it
But got it working
 
Ok Marrk17, you've had 10 minutes to add disclosure
@SmokeDetector k
 
5:10 PM
@Andy give the latest commit a try when you have a chance
should definitely almost certainly maybe work
 
@ThomasWard I've just got this :D
 
5:52 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: Spacing between 2 responsive divs by publicinformation on stackoverflow.com
fp- by DavidPostill
 
@Ferrybig: I'd call that bug you registered a "feature request"...
 
6:12 PM
@SmokeDetector f
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Error while loading a file from xampp local host by Jorge Cecilio on stackoverflow.com
Restart: API quota is 15735.
 
6:28 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Repeating words in answer: Water filters - why sand and rocks? by user13038 on outdoors.SE
 
lol
 
6:42 PM
ArtOfCode/EC2 received failover signal.
Restart: API quota is 19999.
tpu- by NobodyNada
[ SmokeDetector ] SmokeDetector started at rev 127a0af (SmokeDetector: Auto blacklist of Skybridge Infotech by tripleee --autopull) (running on teward / Midnight Eclipse)
[ SmokeDetector ] SmokeDetector started at rev 127a0af (SmokeDetector: Auto blacklist of Skybridge Infotech by tripleee --autopull) (running on teward / Midnight Eclipse)
Restart: API quota is 15491.
 
7:05 PM
!!/errorlogs 100
!!/alive
!!/standby EC2
 
sd - 4poof
 
!!/location
 
@ArtOfCode teward / Midnight Eclipse
 
7:21 PM
@ArtOfCode do I need to fix something?
!!/gitstatus
 
On branch deploy
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/deploy'.
nothing to commit, working directory clean
 
!!/location
 
@ThomasWard teward / Midnight Eclipse
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in answer: Is Late 2016 MacBook Pro 13" Capable of 3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz? by Matt on apple.SE (@CalvT)
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL-only title, bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, blacklisted website in title, +2 more: www.xaddition.net/apex-forskolin by apexfalksone on askubuntu.com (@ThomasWard)
 
this still needs flags
 
7:35 PM
feature request: smokedetector on my inbox
 
@KazWolfe Just use gmail. It catches all of my spam. Straight into the spam folder :)
 
SA is doing a damn fine job, actually. just thought it would be a cool way-out-of-scope use of smokey tech.
 
@KazWolfe hm?
oh lol
 
actually, on a more serious note, how much spam do we see that has a link whose text is a valid URL, but the target differs?
for example: [https://www.google.com](https://www.bing.com)
 
We had a reason for that
It got a surprising number of FPs
It's in MS: "misleading link"
 
7:42 PM
ah, i see it.
interesting that it would get FPs, there's pretty much no reason to do that outside of spam (specifically phishing) that I'm aware of.
rather, no sane reason
 
link shorteners?
 
but why would you use a link shortener if you write out the original address later anyway?
 
@ByteCommander because people think long links are bad?
 
You wouldn't write out the original address in the title.
try on [tio.net](http://bit.ly/tio-315643)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Google Answer Boxes by Farhan Majid on stackoverflow.com
 
7:56 PM
@JanDvorak 404... also, you could make Smokey test whether the shortened link matches the url/domain that is given as display text, e.g. by querying a service like unshorten.me
 
OK, let me think about some more contrived but still valid example...
 
fp- by DavidPostill
 
actual use i've seen [https://some.support.page.or.something/thearticleyouneed](https://pay-link-sho‌​rtener.com/123456)
(not on SE, but it's not uncommon for people to inject their own referrer links to make money off of links, apparently.
 
How about link lengtheners, AKA accidentally keeping Google's breadcrumbs in?
@KazWolfe yeah, those aren't allowed
 
doubtful -- if they have the valid url, they're not really likely to do a google search to get it.
(unless they're one of those people that google google.com and then click on the first link)
 

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