Tim Post

Mandaluyong, Philippines

alertfalse.com

Age: 39

I'm a community manager and chief [bad] pun officer for Stack Exchange, following two years of service as a community elected moderator on Stack Overflow. Beyond that, I'm:

  • A husband and dad
  • A competent programmer
  • A world traveler
  • Not a teapot, and I have proof!

If you need to reach me, it's tpost shift-2 stackoverflow, but please use this form for common support needs. Note, I do not use services such as Linkedin, please don't try to add me there, it just creates noise.

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comment How to Find Out if a "Google Error" has been Made?
@Gabe I know, we should all unite to give Iceland a more modern C library and compiler.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Is adding *more* info to another person's answer bad?
Worth noting, as answers that were once correct do fall out of date, editing a prominent answer to bring it back into correctness is perfectly acceptable. Edits for presentation, grammar, etc are great but don't hesitate to fix something that is just (now) plain wrong, especially if it is highly scored and/or accepted (also nice to leave a comment when you do). Editing was the answer to that particular problem, and a big reason why we have it.
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comment Reduce or remove the 200 questions restriction on Generalist Badge
Anyone have a one-word synonym for "jack of all trades" that isn't generalist? I kinda like where this idea is going.
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comment Why is there a [poodle-attack] tag?
The larger ones tend to be docile, adorable and well-behaved, but the smaller ones are so high strung that they just atta... oh, wait.
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comment anyone know who answers.ninja is?
Ayup, it's a scraper alright. Bottom feeders gonna bottom feed. Pops will get after 'em to comply with our attribution guidelines, thanks!
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comment Add "Flag as spam" button to Low quality posts review
You shouldn't be flagging stuff that's just crappy as spam, you should only be flagging clear cases of (literal) spam. Is that what you meant? 'Very low quality' is for toxic waste that someone needs to put out of its misery quickly. 'Spam' helps train our spam / abuse mitigation systems, there's a very big difference there.
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comment Info: Contacted by spammers (Ispirer Systems) referencing Stack Overflow
Regarding the Magento extensions - we've only noted that they were promoted from the same location as the posts that have been brought into question here. We're not implying that this user posted them. It's very typical for more than one person or company to share a single public I.P. address, Brad's comment was not an accusation, but merely a recollection of what went into the decisions that he made.
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comment How to Find Out if a "Google Error" has been Made?
@JohnSaunders Yeah, I think you did the right thing there. It's a sense of discretion that just takes some time to sharpen. The 'stop spamming' thing is actually something that comes up on a semi-regular basis (I see it mostly from comment flags), so I tried my best to give a reasonably broad answer.
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answered How to Find Out if a "Google Error" has been Made?
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comment Good answers, but not to the question asked?
"You can't get there in a car. You need a plane, a boat, or Dumbledore's arm" are some of the most helpful answers that we have because they completely blow away common misconceptions that future readers might have very quickly once they find them. It's really nice to not waste a week chasing a dead end. That's why it's important to down-vote answers that just completely miss the question instead of saying "+1 I love jQuery and hate math too!" Good answer :)
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revised Info: Contacted by spammers (Ispirer Systems) referencing Stack Overflow
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answered Info: Contacted by spammers (Ispirer Systems) referencing Stack Overflow
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comment How did I get unbanned? (I did not get any upvotes)
@gnat All he has to do is save the clock tower. I don't think that's too much to ask.
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comment I'm banned from asking questions for negative days
Oh come on, if you can't give us 1.21 g(j)igawatts, then you aren't really trying now are you? (I kid, I kid, we're looking into this)
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