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Q: Why do the moderators of this community think they are more HOLY than others?

Zee TeeSeems like moderators like to think they are more 'holy' than people who are coming here to help other people find answers to questions. Example: What passages support that God once walked the earth as a man? David Stratton, wax eagleā™¦ have deleted my answer to this question stating: If your ...

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Q: Why would a Jewish person create a Christian Question & Answer site?

Zee TeeChristianity.StackExchange.com is a website of the Stack Exchange Network, created in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky.

 
 
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4:24 AM
I was/am slack-jawed from this. Josh Groban and Peter Hollens singing a song from Brave.
 
 
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10:18 AM
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Q: Can the theme be darkened up just a touch?

CalebWhile the new theme is pretty nice, over the last couple days I've spotted a couple usability issues stemming from the design itself. Most notably, I'm having trouble spotting the difference between controls that are ticked and those that are not. The most glaring one is the up/down vote control...

 
10:54 AM
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Q: Can the header bar alignment be cleaned up in webkit browsers?

CalebUsing the current stable channel release of Chrome (27 something), the header bar of the new theme is a little bit katywampus: Specifically the vertical alignment of the various text, images and menu controls is inconsistent. The menu drop down icon next to my user name is not aligned the same...

 
 
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12:32 PM
@StackExchange Aw. I missed the fun.
 
 
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2:04 PM
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Q: Fonts and header

Andrew LeachIn the Meta site, the font-specification is font-family: 'LusitanaRegular',"Palatino Linotype",Palatino,"Hoefler Text","Book Antiqua",Georgia,serif; which contains an error in the first name so it's ignored and one of the Palatinos is substituted. Fonts are all over the place; some items are ...

 
 
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3:46 PM
Here is a little fix for anyone else bothered by how much real estate the network header is occupying in the new site theme.
 
4:35 PM
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Q: A couple of overlap issues

CalebAnything involving user cards and badges still seems a bit edgy. For example this guy is running over behind the next one.... This is even worse in the moderator stats page where apparently we all get extra fishies?

 
@Jin I think @waxeagle or somebody mentioned the nav bar height before. See ^^^ ... I've "fixed" that issue for at least those of us that are really bothered. Obviously those of us that care can have eat our cake our own way, but I thought I'd at least mention it for consideration.
 
Jin
@Caleb thanks I saw it. I'll reduce the top white bar's height some, and make sure everything's vertically aligned correctly.
Strangers kindly answering questions on faith, doctrine & Christianity. @StackExchange is how the web can be! http://2.dashes.com/11Hoscm
464k followers... :)
 
@Jin whoa doggy awesome!
and scarry
 
Jin
I saw meta was attacked by trolls lastnight. I informed our community team
 
@Jin One was a troll. The other was ranting.
 
4:46 PM
@Jin Thanks. That might have been our first actual meta troll. We've had our share of explosions there but most of our trolls have stuck to main. It was nice to have Tim Post clean things up.
 
 
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6:45 PM
incredibly beautiful site theme/design :)
 
@JosephWeissman yeah @Jin does good work :)
grr I hate our database design. I don't want to write two separate but nearly identical queries just to get the total time charged to main accounts and sub accounts.
 
7:05 PM
@waxeagle You can't join? Even with UNION or something?
 
@Caleb I'd have to investigate that. A bit about the design, we've got projects, account and sub accounts. Time can be charged to accounts or sub accounts. The time entry table takes either an account or sub account id (in the same field) and there is an entry type field that is set to 2 for accounts and 3 for sub accounts.
our typical solution when we need to join time to projects is to feed 2 queries into a temp table that then generates a list of project numbers. 1 query for the accounts and one for the sub accounts.
We've experimented a bit with a single query with subqueries, but it hasn't really helped performance issues (and yes we're heading into performance issues because we're well over a million time_entry records)...
(and in case it's not obvious, IDs are sequential for each table and can (and very likely will) overlap. So an account and a sub account of no relation have the same ID.)
 
That's a stupid layout but it can be done. Subqueries will keep your performance but you can get fancy with a series of joins -- this is rough pseudo code but somethng like select from time join accounts on time.account=accountid AND account.type=1 join subaccounts ON time.account=subaccount.id AND account.type=2)
What kind of join you make that depends on what else you are doing with the query but with most types of joins you can join on static parameters like that and chain them to get multiple tables patched together when your keys are stupid like that.
 
7:20 PM
@Caleb gotcha, I think our problem comes in that to get to the project table we have to join the sub account table to the account table (which would aleady be joined) to the project table...which just gets silly. (we all hate this design, but the decision was made years ago and it's kind of stuck...it would be really expensive and very intensive to fix)
maybe I'll get around to posting a fiddle with the basics of the design sometime...
 
@waxeagle That's why you can alias the tables that come in on a join so that you don't cross wire the one you are selecting with some version of the same that came in on a join.
 
@Caleb k. Wonder if I can get this thing to work as a single query :)
 
7:37 PM
> The Authorized Version is in the public domain in most of the world. However, in the United Kingdom, the right to print, publish and distribute it is a Royal prerogative and the Crown licenses publishers to reproduce it under letters patent.
The King James Version (KJV), commonly known as the Authorized Version (AV) or King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer Robert Barker, this was the third translation into English to be approved by the English Church authorities. The first was the Great Bible commissioned in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second was the Bishops' Bible of 1568. In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was...
 
@TRiG interesting TIL :)
 
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Q: Can the favicons be bigger in the user profile pages?

SSumnerAt the top of the browser window, the favicons fill up the normal amount of space. But when I look at my profile on any SE site, the C.SE favicon appears smaller, and part of the design is nearly invisible. (It looks about half the size of the similarly-shaped Sci-Fi and Math SE Favicons. Is t...

 
 
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10:50 PM
Nice site design!
 
@DanO'Day Yeah!
 
it's a little tricky to determine whether or not I voted for something, but otherwise excellent
 
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Q: Can the theme be darkened up just a touch?

CalebWhile the new theme is pretty nice, over the last couple days I've spotted a couple usability issues stemming from the design itself. Most notably, I'm having trouble spotting the difference between controls that are ticked and those that are not. The most glaring one is the up/down vote control...

 
Jin
@DanO'Day i'm working on a fix!
 
@Jin awesome!
 
Jin
10:53 PM
btw, be glad i didn't go with an intro design like this iccmworldwide.org/index2.htm soo intense..
 
@Jin haha yeah, that kind of intro would probably exclude many epileptic participants as well :P
 
I AM ICCM, THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE
 
@Jin ...OH, that's who made those intros. Both of the ones you just linked were new to me, but they were very similar to one I had seen before.
 
but seriously @Jin , nice job
 
Jin
11:02 PM
@DanO'Day thanks!
 
@Jin I'm also glad you went with a serif font, the same must also happen for BH.SE if they graduate
 
Jin
@DanO'Day of course! that one may be slightly easier to design than Christianity
 
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Q: Font Choice and Hebrew Rendering

Dan O'DayWhen this site finally makes it out of beta and gets its own design, I'd like to request that the font be serif rather than sans-serif (or at least when rendering Hebrew). Compare these screenshots of BH.SE and MY.SE, showing the exact same Hebrew (and Greek) text. BH.SE (sans-serif) MY.SE (se...

 
@Jin Books. Books everywhere.
 
@Jin most likely, just have pictures of old manuscripts everywhere and it will look awesome haha
 
Jin
11:05 PM
@El'endiaStarman I think BH should sport a vintage feel. paper textures, ink etc
 
@Jin exactly
 
@Shog9 I hear if you play a Pink Floyd song (don't know which one) while the animation runs it's really cool.
@El'endiaStarman Flash animated scrolls infinitely unrolling.
 

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