Tim Post

Mandaluyong, Philippines

alertfalse.com

Age: 39

Hello there, curious passer-by! I'm Tim, and I work here. Mostly, I help drive new improvements to Stack Overflow itself, and I also head up the effort to bring Stack Overflow into other languages. Or, basically, I got bored earning rep, got myself hired, and now spend most of my time on Meta.

Beyond that, I'm:

  • A husband and dad
  • A competent programmer
  • A world traveler
  • Not a teapot

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 Ability to see whether or not an unregistered user has a valid session
In most cases where the user doesn't have a valid session, what action would you take?
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revised Make it easier for moderators to review all activity from/about a user
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comment "Question Badge" suggestion: Philanthropist
@RubberDuck I didn't forget to consider that, the idea of making badges available only to those that pass a certain rep threshold is .. odd. I'm not ruling it out, but we kind of depend on that premise being discussed first. I would not want to put more bounty badges in-scope for sub-15k users.
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comment How do we get more participation?
I wish there was a way that we could review the stuff that we already have on the site. That's what a lot of people want, feature comparisons and run downs by others that actually own the thing. Shopping is a big part of the topic, and (arguably) the hardest thing for us to cater to. I have to think about it some more.
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comment Kopi Luwak - real or not?
@hardmath It looks enough like them struggling and getting a little lost in English wording for me to want to stay on the positive side of it (since it is a common blunder in SE Asia).
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comment Moderator Elections - We need more candidates!
At this point they really need to head to the election page and fill out a nomination, as we can't continue while the number of candidates equals the number of open seats , it's a de-facto win for both in that case. You could prod someone that you think might be interested if you like :) But they really need to (officially) nominate.
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comment Swing the gold hammer even more
Also, to be clear, I am tossing out possibilities, not laying down the law on how this would work. The gist of it is: Make it very hard to do bad things if implemented. Might not need that exception if everyone can come up with other ways to safeguard it. The bullet list in my answer is full of ideas. It's not in any way "This is how it would need to work". I'll edit to that effect.
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