Tim Post

Mandaluyong, Philippines

alertfalse.com

Age: 38

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.

@tinkertim

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comment In privileges, it mentions reduction of advertisements. What advertisements is it talking about?
A unicorn weeps, in Iceland. I just want you to know that.
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comment Should I edit a title when unnecessary phrases are used like "what should I do?"
@ins0 It's hard to give a blanket answer to that. Does that edit really fix the only thing wrong with the post? Did they leave a lot of other stuff that should have been fixed? Is the edit so trivial just to add inline code? The reason we have humans review is we need powers of reasoning and such, so context is really king. I think it boils down to - was the 30 seconds I spent on this wisely spent or taken from something else that could have used it more? But even then, there's no single test to decide what action you should take. Just use your best judgement.
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answered Should I edit a title when unnecessary phrases are used like "what should I do?"
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answered How is an unclear question with an error message dump as a title and no details, a good review audit?
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comment User abusing tag wiki edits
Please don't call out specific users in this sort of context, or hundreds of people will end up descending on their profile which brings their entire history under scrutiny. That's not a position I'd wish for anyone to be in :)
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comment A user keeps editing in the wrong tag — bootstrap and twitter-bootstrap
Alright, I'm sure there's no actual malice here, just confusion when it comes to the tags (they have a lot of good edits to their credit).
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comment Fate of (homework): The community voted.... now what?
@MartinSleziak Good idea on making it easy to copy. I think it's sufficient to just comment - as the tag itself is going to be history soon, so any mention of it is at best ephemeral. There's no reason to keep mentions of it around in revisions, since it's soon moot.
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