balpha

Berlin, Germany

balpha.de

Age: 34

My name is Benjamin Dumke-von der Ehe. I am Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00007, which is just a confusing way of saying that I work as a developer for Stack Exchange.

I am @balpha on Twitter. My blog's "about" page explains the origin of my user name.

I am the creator of Unicornify, the service that gives you these lovable creatures:

I also created Lyfe, a small library adding yield-based generators to JavaScript, and Not a Real Question, a little game that's played with data from various Stack Exchange sites.

I sometimes have a strange sense of humor, but I also like to explain things I fix, break, care about, or come up with.

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revised New keyboard shortcut integration problems?
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revised New keyboard shortcut integration problems?
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answered New keyboard shortcut integration problems?
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comment What limitations does converting question links to links with titles have?
@Troyen Yes, they are.
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comment New keyboard shortcut integration problems?
Does this also happen when you disable the user script and enable keyboard shortcuts in your site preferences? Or are you already doing that? It sounds like disabling the automatic disabling of the user script isn't quite working there.
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comment Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring "Do Not Track" browser settings?
Why so defensive? I explicitly said that my question does not invalidate your point in general. All I want to know is why you claim that qa.sockets.se.com is "attempting to track the user", a question which you still haven't answered. I do think you have a valid question here, but with your passive-aggressive tone you're not doing it a favor.
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comment Improve moderator tools integration of the keyboard shortcuts
"I don't have a 10 key", "How do I clicky" (M -> I) and "user profile pages" are fixed/added now.
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comment Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site
@rene The IE issue is fixed now.
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comment What is the point of the "Parent User" in Chat?
@tchrist What can I say, modesty is a virtue. If Mercedes advertised with "More than one car sold every year", that'd be awesome. ;)
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comment Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring "Do Not Track" browser settings?
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/210658/…
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comment Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring "Do Not Track" browser settings?
Not to invalidate your general point, but why do you consider the sockets.se domain to be for tracking? That's the websockets endpoint for realtime updates (upvotes, N new answers, X new comments, etc.).
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comment Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site
@fredley Such a script already exists, see the last paragraph.
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comment Improve moderator tools integration of the keyboard shortcuts
"I don't have a 10 key" -- Clearly we need a kickstarter to build a keyboard that's not bound by arbitrary limits like this.
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awarded Good Question
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revised Make the keyboard shortcuts activation global
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comment Make the keyboard shortcuts activation global
Who said it can't be solved? I said I want to add a way to do it, but the fact that it's not there yet is hardly a reason to not enable the feature at all, is it?
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awarded Nice Question
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comment Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site
@rene I don't know where you see caching playing a role here, but yes, I can confirm it's indeed broken on MSO in IE11.
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comment Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site
@rene No, it should work (and does, for me, on MSO).
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comment Keyboard shortcuts, phase one
@slhck See stackapps.com/questions/2567/official-keyboard-shortcuts/…
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