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2:04 PM
> Teletubbies say heeeeello! "Eh-oh!"
@TickerFeed So...what differentiates a warlock from other wizards to begin with?
@NapoleonWilson isn't that just a regional thing?
i always thought warlock was the male name for witch
@Jenayah if this is HP, no
@Mithrandir ?
wizard is gender neutral
2:13 PM
I don't really know. I always found the word odd and for a long time I thought it was something to do with war, like a kind of warlord or warrior.
@zabeus oh is it?
@zabeus Really?
that is my impression, never really confirmed it
too lazy to google it
there's summat about this in the commentary to "The Warlock's Hair Heart" that I don't have access to atm
2:15 PM
Oh, so Harry Potter has warlocks too.
Q: Wizard vs Warlock vs Witch vs Sorcerer

JarosWhat's the difference between these, and what are their proper uses and meanings? In a historical and modern sense. I began to wonder about this while researching biblical texts, but this question isn't necessarily in that context.

"wizard" would have positive connotation
@Jenayah That's general usage though, not HP-specific.
Q: What Is the Difference Between Wizard and Warlock in Potterverse?

SlytherincessOne of Dumbledore's titles is "Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot". What is the difference between a Wizard and a Warlock in Potterverse? As we don't see the term Warlock used often in the books, my impression is that a Warlock is somehow officially different from a Wizard. Please no Wikipedia, H...

@Randal'Thor already linked that above
Oh, sorry!
2:17 PM
@Randal'Thor yeah that's what I was looking for, wrt the recent question
It didn't onebox, so I didn't notice.
come to think of it i dont recall wizard being applied to females before HP
@Randal'Thor Well, the question that kicked this off, as well as my first reply to it, was about general usage.
Yay, I got to post an answer about The Railway Children on SFF :-P
2:19 PM
@NapoleonWilson I missed the ticker, so I was guessing :P
One of those questions that's hard to Google for, but if you know the answer you instantly get it.
@Mithrandir 'S whaddappens when ya suppress the question feed! ;-)
(Therefore an excellent question.)
@NapoleonWilson Goddamn tickers.
@NapoleonWilson might be time to reinstate Obie Babelfish
2:21 PM
I think that the chat has finally gotten consistently active enough to justify it.
Who killed the sheriff onebox anyway?
> Ooby-Ooby-Doo, we got some work to do now. Ister Gay, go away! \o/
A: Do we want to continue having a main site question feed in the general chat room?

Rand al'ThorI think we should move the main-site questions feed out. Because the ratio of main-site questions to chat activity is so high now, having that feed makes the room look even deader than it is. If people join the room and see a stream of mostly automated feeds, they might not bother trying to sta...

May not have sliced its throat, but pronounced the death sentence :)
@Jenayah Oh dangit, now I remember!
But it wasn't immediately replaced by the ticker, I think.
Someone added that later.
Because I hate tickers :-[
2:27 PM
The ticker was quite a recent thing I think
i dont like it because you must dismiss it
Yeah, I ranted about the downsides of tickers in the answer Jenayah just linked.
2:52 PM
@SQB thank you! @Edlothiad deserves the bounty. That’s I guess the best answer I can probably get, and sounds like an analogue for New Krypton that they didn’t just carbon copy.
@Jenayah you might enjoy the Try monad, then.
Is this room’s name a reference to something?
@Lhurgoyf oh yeah
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980, ISBN 0-345-39181-0) is the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams, and is a sequel. It was originally published by Pan Books as a paperback. The book was inspired by the song "Grand Hotel" by British rock band Procol Harum. It takes its name from Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, one of the settings of the book. == Plot summary == The Restaurant at the End of the Universe begins just as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ended. Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian...
Dang, I forgot to read that book, I was too busy reading comics and had to return the first one to the library lol
@Lhurgoyf Cool! I'll award it when possible (needs a day or so).
2:55 PM
Is there somewhere I can check ALL activity on any of question within the whole network? It’s annoyingly to have to remember to check a few pages every once in a while
E.g. on this site and Music Fans and Programming
@SQB will Google that further
@Jenayah try this or one of the other talks by Sander Hoogendoorn.
Q: Dream by Imagine Dragons seems to have ripped off a song from the early 2000s to maybe 2010

Lhurgoyfmusic fans. I love the album Smoke + Mirrors on Spotify (Apple Music). Today I was listening to the song "Dream" when I noticed this: Around 2:53, the vocal melody sounds incredibly familiar. I have almost definitely heard a song which this song, while great, apparently ripped off for this part. ...

If anyone recognizes this, it’s just on the tip of my tongue
Just a larger sample size would be njce
@SQB will probably watch that tonight tehn
@Lhurgoyf what kind of activity?
You get a notification for an answer and a comment on your question
2:59 PM
You don't get a notification for a comment on an answer provided to your question
Guess the problem was nonexistent acutlaly
Now that I think about it it was showing answers on Anime in my notifications
@Lhurgoyf On the mobile app there is a feed that encompasses the network.
@Lhurgoyf Yeah your notifications and achievements show network wide
@Lhurgoyf on a side note, the vocal melody kind of stops at 2:53?
I mean the part right after
“I know all your reasons...”
That part
3:04 PM
doesn't ring a bell for me, sorry!
Thank you for listening to try to help!
@Lhurgoyf Cool username - where does it come from?
Eh, no problem :)
Is it a fantasy character, or just a keyboard mash?
Google says Magic: the gathering
3:06 PM
Bunch of running joke characters mentioned
How do I send an image on mobile? Pasting from Photos (iOS) doesn’t work
Put a ! in front of the link
@Jenayah Ooh, I remember that one!
3:09 PM
The thing is, Revenant has a very similar ability to Lhurgoyf
And Lhurgoyf has flavor text of “Ach, Hans run! It’s the Lhurgoyf!”
Revenant is just “Not again.” — Hans
Gonna take your word for it, I don't think I ever encoutnered that one :)
They changed the flavor text in all recent reprintings of Revenant (too old a reference)
The character killed by the Lhurgoyf
I had no idea what I was doing when I first signed up and would have had negative reputation but I asked one good question and now have like 30, funny how it works like that
I got question banned on SO when i first joined the network haha
And to note, you get lower capped at 1 rep
So can't go below it
3:15 PM
I meant I would if it weren’t like that
@Lhurgoyf Oh, that thing!
I guess you've heard of Emrakul too then?
Weird that 5 upvotes is 25 reputation
@Lhurgoyf 50 if they're on answers
Haven’t played Magic since the last Egypt one (forgot what it was called)
The user formerly known as Emrakul is an old old acquaintance of mine from other SE sites.
3:16 PM
Dream doesn’t seem to be on Whosampled.com
Leading me to believe it isn’t a sample of anything
But about the only thing I know about MTG is that Board & Card Games SE is full of questions about it.
I spent so much time organizing my cards and wrecking my Rakdos deck and never got to use my “combo” deck with dmons
It’s not a sample; it’s a part of the song that has an identical melody to part of another I think @Edlothiad
If it has the same melody it would be a sample, would it not?
@Randal'Thor MTG to Board & Games what DnD-5e is to RPG ahah
Not directly ripped
3:18 PM
Then it would be a similar melody, would it not?
Not like they put part of another song in one track; it’s Dan Reynolds singig definitely
@Jenayah These are all just strings of letters to me :-P
(Insert something about rand and being a pedant)
@Randal'Thor same
@Randal'Thor Magic the Gathering / Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition
3:20 PM
What’s Rand al’Thor from, just a cool name? Sounds...uh Arabic? Like the Batman villains? @Randal'Thor
MTG is the most-played game by users of board & card games, and has no end of confusing situations to ask about. likewise for D&D and rpg.se.
Or is it a movie or book?
@Lhurgoyf wheel of time
@Lhurgoyf Main character of .
3:21 PM
Oh, I remember that
I started that book then read One Piece instead because I am SUPER sophisticated
WoT is hard to get into at the beginning.
But, like many such books, worth it.
I loved Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, he finished the last book, right?
@doppelgreener I assume by "users of board & card games" you mean the SE site, not board & card games in general? :-)
Part of that is probably because a lot of people who are interested in board and card games (like myself) simply don't join the SE site because we aren't interested in MtG.
@Lhurgoyf The last 3 books. But he's a hack compared to Jordan.
@Randal'Thor yeah, the site
@Randal'Thor right, or you're on Chess or Poker
@Randal'Thor FWIW MTG is roughly 1/3 of the SE site, as is DnD-5e on RPG, 1/3 too
3:27 PM
Way too much for a single game :-(
No comment on DND/RPG, because I don't know how popular that game is among the RPG community in general (or indeed what an RPG is, for that matter).
What big RPGs are there other than D&D? Warhammer/miniatures-type?
@Randal'Thor never played a tabletop Role-Playing Game?
Like I say, don't even know what it is.
Or care :-P
@Lhurgoyf gonna be extremely subjective... Pathfinder! :D
What’s that?
3:29 PM
A: How to explain D&D to new players?

Dale M How to explain D&D to new players? I like easy questions: don't. Set up a session where you can show them the concepts and be explicit about what you are doing: This is a short session to show you what D&D is like, to see if you like it and want to play more. We will have four encounter...

MTG is probably the largest card game played today by user base other than poker
@Lhurgoyf it's totally not a ripoff of Dungeons and Dragons
@Jenayah D&D seemed fun when I played like 30 minutes of it with someone I sort of was friends with. Is there a system to prevent super-OP characters nowadays?
And the long answer:
Q: Differences between D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder

MaximillianWhat are some of the rule changes that Pathfinder brings in comparison to D&D 3.5? I am curious what changes were made so I can explain to my group what it has to offer.

(Which, by the way, was the very first question on RPG.SE :) )
@Lhurgoyf as always, kind of falls down to your DM, but there are a lot of questions which deal with this on RPG.SE, see following query
Is that user who was online yesterday (xkcd) someone who really likes xkcd, or a bot?
3:39 PM
feed, technically. Below are the feeds for this room
So everything new on xkcd shows up in chat here?
@Lhurgoyf Also, and this is a side comment on my part which isn't meant to influence you or what, but if you're interested in taking part in multiple sites of this network, you might not know that with reputation come various privileges; especially, when you get to 200 rep, when you join new sites you "start" at 100 rep there because you're trusted enough to be able to comment everywhere, etc
> If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation on at least one site, you will receive a starting +100 reputation bonus to get you past basic new user restrictions. This will happen automatically on all current Stack Exchange sites where you have an account, and on any other Stack Exchange sites at the time you log in.
I don't mean for you to go rep-farming or what, but just thought you should know, since it's handy
At 50 I can comment everywhere, right?
but only on the site where you have 50
3:46 PM
The universal privileges are total from all accounts? Or is it my largest reputation?
for instance you can't comment everywhere on Music, I think
@Lhurgoyf largest rep
for instance if you reach 200 rep on SFF and want to join Chess, you'll start at 100 there
Guess I’ll stick with this site for a while and join gaming when I’m at 200
not sure if there's some kind of retroaction levelling for those you already joined...
3:48 PM
@Jenayah there is
Chess has its own site? If it does MTG should
@Lhurgoyf there's a Board and Card Games site
Is there <i>HTML<\i> tagging in chat?
@Lhurgoyf it's markdown
3:49 PM
For italics you need asterisks.
Chess.SE also has its own site ;)
But is there?
Double asterisks for bold.
@Randal'Thor (or underscores)
Only markdown, can’t use HTML here?
3:50 PM
No HTML tagging in chat.
Can in main posts I believe
Wow they do look horrible
Dang, I like html
3:50 PM
The beta image links
What’s with the beta links? What are they? @Jenayah
Do they show up when sites are linked to?
They look like garbage on mobile, probably more for the OP
That’s dark blue against somewhat darker blue for me bleh
For formatting in chat: @Lhurgoyf
They look terrible anyway
Is the white around them bad photoshopping or for “visibility “?
@Lhurgoyf just checked on my phone and indeed
I reckon this room has a dark theme which is uncommon is SE chats though
3:54 PM
How do you have so much reputations
Should someone post about that on Meta?
@Lhurgoyf wrt to your above message, if you have an answer/question on Arqade don't hesitate to post it anyways, @Mithrandir said the association thingy can be applied retroactively apparently
(The theme and the buttons)
@Lhurgoyf About why Jenayah has so much rep? Probably not.
The buttons on mobilr
@Lhurgoyf ahah I'm far from one the big reppers on this site
3:55 PM
With a dark theme
Is it gaming.stackexchange or arqade.stackexchange?
@Randal'Thor Lets ask why Rand has so much first... needs to do his laundry :P
@Lhurgoyf Yes :-P
Though honestly most of this rep comes from the "big tags" (read: Harry Potter) where people upvote more than my favorite tag which is
The URL is gaming.stackexchange.com, but the site name is Arqade. It's confusing.
3:56 PM
@Randal'Thor ahahah
I’m amazed @SQB has enough for a 150 rep bounty
@Jenayah Story-ID is the biggest tag, technically.
@Lhurgoyf Wait till you hear about 500 rep bounties.
@Randal'Thor yeah but top voted answers have an average of 5-6 upvotes
@b_jonas had a SEDE query about this
What’s Meta for? Is that where a post about the unreadable beta buttons should be?
@Jenayah I think I worked it out and Hp and S-ID had similar averages
3:58 PM
@Lhurgoyf In fact, go and have a look at this answer: scifi.stackexchange.com/a/105743/31394
Is cursing allowed here?
Like not at people
@Lhurgoyf take a look at the top user's rep :p
@Lhurgoyf I'm just a regular user. The top users here have far more.
In chat
I just decided that I don't really need much beyond 20k.
@Lhurgoyf holy stars?
4:00 PM
About the Meta thjnf
@TheLethalCarrot seriously? That seems fishy, I'd like to see that query
What goes in meta
@SQB never mind
@Jenayah Let me double check....
@Lhurgoyf Also, not SFF, but have a look at this guy: askubuntu.com/users/235/…
Basically Meta is for discussing how the site should work, policies etc, but that question about the buttons' design would be on-topic I think
4:01 PM
@Jenayah CreationEdge/WebHead has done some very exhaustive tag analysis on meta.
@Randal'Thor MEH
Okay, I think I’ll post on the buttons
@Lhurgoyf FYI that guy is a legend on Stack Overflow
4:02 PM
Don’t they send you a shirt if you have an insane amount of reputatio?
He's been featured and everything
He's the Chuck Norris there
Q: Jon Skeet Facts

Bill the LizardI'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these facts. Now with official sanction from the powers that be!

@Lhurgoyf Meta is for any questions about the site: e.g. discussing what's on-topic, reporting site-specific software bugs, announcing community events, etc.
@Lhurgoyf Jon Skeet has got a lot more than a shirt.
What’s the official name for the buttons?
@Jenayah Yup I got it wrong 7.04 for story-id and 10.97 for HP (I think I'm reading the right column)
Jeff Atwood on September 01, 2010

Have you ever wondered what happens when you reach 200,000 reputation?

Just ask Jon Skeet.

Apparently, what happens is … you get a painting of unicorns, signed by us, dedicated to you.

Estimated value? Priceless!

Joel and I actually sat down with Mr. Skeet himself to record Stack Overflow podcast #72 during the London leg of DevDays — in the very Google offices pictured here.

Although we sometimes joke that Stack Overflow was accidentally constructed as the ultimate Jon Skeet honeypot, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Jon has a long history of answering people’s  …

4:04 PM
Might want to take a look at these chat questions on Meta to see how things are done wrt that matter
^^ no longer true for everyone who reaches 200k reputation, as Valorum and DVK can attest
@Randal'Thor and many, many people on SO
How do I check my percentile for reputation?
@Lhurgoyf which percentile?
@Lhurgoyf What's the thing with the buttons? What buttons?
Wait? What happened to the old version of this chat room? One of Rand’s posts in that tag from Jenayah mentions it being deleted
Bad things happened
In the search I didn’t show up
@Lhurgoyf long story short, things happened, a civil war almost erupted, and it's a touchy subject ;)
4:07 PM
Didn’t wotk
@Lhurgoyf Long long story. There was a previous chatroom which got shut down by SE staff for being full of bad behaviour.
@Lhurgoyf (btw, you can edit your own posts in chat, within 2 minutes of posting - just hit the up arrow or click on the left side and hit 'edit')
@Jenayah on your profile it says you’re in the 0.3% or something for reputation, how can I see where I am?
What are those called? The buttons for site links
Expandable site links in chat?
That's what I'd call them, but one of the more computery people might know a better term.
4:10 PM
@Randal'Thor ESLiC?
"the site logo"
Which ones were bad?
Wow, that Arqade one is tall.
@Lhurgoyf I'd tried stackexchange.com/leagues/186/week/scifi and adding your userId (102999) but indeed you don't show up for some reason, might just be me not being very competent with that tool though
4:11 PM
Okay, I got an example screenshot for Meta
@Lhurgoyf probably all the beta ones
@Lhurgoyf arqade.com
Chess’s looks terrible on phone
All the beta ones have the same look/design, so yeah.
4:13 PM
@Jenayah Wow, apparently there's a width limit. That one's a totally different shape.
@Randal'Thor ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@Randal'Thor Probably height limit, so it has to scale the font down to fit within the height... but that's just a guess
Need an extra \ to make the shruggy work ;-)
@Randal'Thor didn't go through chat for some reason
@TheLethalCarrot But they should all be the same height anyway.
@Jenayah I mean an extra \. Like, two in a row.
4:14 PM
@Randal'Thor max width or height of 300px, and the browser just squishes it to whatever size won't break either of those rules
@Randal'Thor Correct, am muppet
Er history of science is unreadable
@Randal'Thor thanks for the tip!
@Jenayah [fixes the shruggy arm]
@doppelgreener Looks like you were ninja'd.
4:15 PM
oh lol, we edited that message simultaneously
ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Japanese keyboard on iOS has a billion of these built in
@doppelgreener message history says I was first, sorry :p
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ
Is there a food stackexchange?
4:19 PM
@Jenayah oh no!
I don’t have any answers to questions but I have tons of questions about everything oddly
@Lhurgoyf absolutely no problem. There's a common misconception that "asking question = clueless", but it's wrong.
@doppelgreener FGITW
@Lhurgoyf quality questions are just as good as quality answers :D
What does FGITW mean @Jenayah
By the way the cooking SE I linked above is the main one but there are two subsets:
4:22 PM
@Lhurgoyf Fastest gun in the west
Q: Fastest Gun in the West Problem

Omer van KloetenI feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This means that if a person sits down and answers a question in a long, thorough way, going through eve...

@Jenayah Three.
Ah, my bad!
not food
Food is not the same as food and drink
@Jenayah okay
in The Reading Room, Feb 21 '17 at 22:00, by Rand al'Thor
in Mos Eisley, Jun 26 '15 at 23:35, by rand al'thor
Questions get less rep than answers,
But rep-whores are just foolish prancers.
The pride a well-posed question brings
Is greater than rep or other things.
Answers need their nourishing questions:
Naught else can suit their select digestions.
Those vital questions, food for all,
Cannot be overlooked. Askers stand tall!
@Lhurgoyf I think drink is also on-topic at Seasoned Advice though.
Nice poem
5:06 PM
@Jenayah I don't recall one, and I don't see one in the list. I have data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/718964 and data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/718953 to find big specialized tags, sort of like tag badges do
They don't seem to work, for some reason
Hmm, might be some sort of temporary hiccup in the SEDE server.
@Jenayah That's correct. Asking good questions isn't easy.
@b_jonas ah, my bad, I though it was you :) but yeah maybe it was actually TLC
@b_jonas yep, because you have to show that you did some work beforehand, but can't include all the research (as in an answer) for it not to bee "too much is too much"; getting rid of that "I'm clueless" misconception is not intuitive
6:03 PM
@Randal'Thor Don't ask me. We have a Stack Exchange site to ask such questions on.
@Randal'Thor Speaking of shipping too much:
6:20 PM
@DVK-on-Ahch-To Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically correct sentence in American English, often presented as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs through lexical ambiguity. It has been discussed in literature in various forms since 1967, when it appeared in Dmitri Borgmann's Beyond Language: Adventures in Word and Thought. The sentence employs three distinct meanings of the word buffalo: as a proper noun to refer to a specific place named Buffalo, the city of Buffalo, New York being the most notable...
2 hours later…
8:00 PM
The question is can you get it without needing the explanation?:46250996
1 hour later…
9:10 PM
Why do some of you have blue names? Is it a high-reputation thing?
@Lhurgoyf Rand is a mod if that's what you mean
And doppelgreen is, too? @Jenayah
on RPG yeah
@Randal'Thor I saw your profile (when I was just trying to figure out what you were a moderator of so as not to make Jenayah explain everything) that I should ping you in chat for some fantasy recommendations. Do you think you could recommend some fantasy novels?
9:25 PM
Everything on the puzzling site is so hard...
@Lhurgoyf indeed

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