balpha

Berlin, Germany

balpha.de

Age: 35

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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comment I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)
@SimonAndréForsberg If you subscribe to the argument "stars are like votes", then that answer should be no, shouldn't it? We don't show individual votes to moderators.
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awarded Revival
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revised I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)
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comment I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)
@fredley That is a fair point.
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answered I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)
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revised If a chat message contains a link and is truncated in the star list, the ellipsis points to the link
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answered If a chat message contains a link and is truncated in the star list, the ellipsis points to the link
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comment If a chat message contains a link and is truncated in the star list, the ellipsis points to the link
But what's the problem with that?
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comment If a chat message contains a link and is truncated in the star list, the ellipsis points to the link
I don't think I understand where you're seeing the bug here. Would you rather have the ellipsis not be a link? Why?
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Who are the winners in the #SOreadytohelp t-shirt drawing?
You just like being contacted, don't you?
Aug
28
comment Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments
@Wrzlprmft This came up a couple of times (now deleted), both in the sandbox and in this very comment thread. Since it doesn't create a real problem (other than being slightly annoying) and is undone quickly (a moderator will just delete the comment and give you a slap on the wrist if you continuously do stuff like that), adding additional rules would just be extra work and create extra edge cases with very little gain.
Aug
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comment Install rouge code highlighter on windows for jekyll
@Shiva Well, I just had the exact same problem, came to this answer after googling for the problem, and I had made exactly this mistake. So as far as I am concerned, this was a very helpful question and answer :)
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awarded Autobiographer
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revised RFC: Better chat @mentions
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awarded Citizen Patrol
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awarded Editor
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