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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accepted What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
@KristinaLopez I think that my question is rather narrowly-scoped, or at least I thought it was :) If the trepidation stems from worry that this will attract too many answers, I honestly don't see how. I was pretty specific.
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comment What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
It's nice that you're having a discussion about my question within earshot, yet excluding me. Would someone kindly tell me what POB means?
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comment What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
@SrJoven 'tolerate' carries the same connotation for me. It implies a sense of disapproval.
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asked What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
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comment Question Ban, Incorrect?
You had one question which was very negatively scored, deleted, and could not possibly be salvaged. It was about programming, you just didn't realize that 'poll' type questions weren't on-topic here. I've disassociated that from your account, you should not have to worry about the block kicking in again. Sorry about that :) You tend to, well, ask decent questions. Once in a while one can just become like a lead weight you can't shake, we're fixing that.
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comment Question quality is dropping on Stack Overflow
@Allen The basic and fundamental questions will always fit, I don't believe in questions being too easy aside from the more egregious examples one could think of (how do I open a .c file?). Where it breaks is not really being sure what you want to ask at the time that you do, and that in and of itself isn't a big problem until it starts being the tone of every single question that you ask - at which point, we're quickly becoming interactive crutches instead of a resource. We'll always take anything that stumps you, it's when you flail around constantly that it gets bad for us.
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comment Stack Snippets Sandbox - Try It Out Here!
Darn it, I can't run an iframe test inside of an iframe test. What kind of a world has this become?
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comment What REALLY happens when you don't free after malloc?
@LieRyan If you have a billion, as in literally a billion structures, you most decidedly have other problems that need a specialized degree of consideration - way beyond the scope of this particular answer :)
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answered How do new users discover Stack Overflow?
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comment RUBY ON RAILS day one were do i start
Hi Frank! Our tag wiki for Ruby On Rails contains a ton of useful information put together by the community on where to begin, common pitfalls, etc. Those things are not easy to discover, sorry about that. Basically, click on any tag, then click on the 'info' tab up top. If the community has built a wiki for the tag, you'll find it there :)
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answered Impose a 24 hour voting freeze on questions being discussed on Meta
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