ChrisF

United Kingdom

Age: 52

If you have any questions about the moderation on Stack Overflow, please post a question on meta or chat. Any other attempts at communication will be ignored.

I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in FORTRAN 66. I've since moved to Silverlight with C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

Over the years I've used most operating systems (apart from MacOS), starting with PR1MOS and then moving onto various flavours of Unix. I'm now exclusively on Windows, but really should get back into other areas. The only things that are holding me back are lack of time and resources!

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comment How to respond to late answers that are duplicates of accepted answers?
@PWKad It was, perhaps, a bad choice of words. I meant that you shouldn't really downvote an otherwise correct answer just because it's late.
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awarded Nice Answer
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awarded Teacher
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answered How to respond to late answers that are duplicates of accepted answers?
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comment Why did my SO reputation transfer to MSO?
You have accounts on other Stack Exchange sites that have always worked like this with the main site's rep carrying over to their meta. Why would you think that MSO would be different now that it's a proper site meta rather than the strange hybrid it was before?
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comment How do I move a Question back from MSE to MSO
@TGMCians - well none of my questions/answers have been migrated yet and I can't believe that they're all network related.
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comment How do I move a Question back from MSE to MSO
I don't think the migration of existing questions from MSE to MSO has completed yet.
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awarded Critic
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comment Do we need to adopt the custom close reasons from the old meta site here?
@TravisJ - that's what I'm trying to find out.
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comment Do we need to adopt the custom close reasons from the old meta site here?
@TravisJ = most of the people who posted here in the past (when it was a separate site) did so because they were prevented from asking on SO - hence the close reason.
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comment Do we need to adopt the custom close reasons from the old meta site here?
@TravisJ the "programming questions" might not be relevant any more as this site as the normal meta rules and requires a minimum of 5 rep to post. A poor question asker who's question blocked isn't likely to have enough rep to ask here. The other two are probably still relevant.
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awarded Student
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revised Oracle - Error: 'ORA-01400: cannot insert NULL into
remove spammy url
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comment Do we need to adopt the custom close reasons from the old meta site here?
@MartijnPieters I did think of that as I was writing the post (hence the last line) but thought I'd post anyway.
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revised New custom close reason here on meta
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revised New custom close reason here on meta
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revised New custom close reason here on meta
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asked Do we need to adopt the custom close reasons from the old meta site here?
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comment New custom close reason here on meta
@Jacob it relates in that that event was a transient thing and it no longer applies. If there is another attack, then that's a new problem.
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