Shog9

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awarded Good Answer
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comment How many people use filters in the /review?
Fortunately, this information is stored in a clean, indexed table, so I can pull this information in about 5 minutes flag. Ha-ha, no, of course it's all in a big character-separated property bag so figuring it out will take hours plus blood sacrifice. Probably not gonna get to it today.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Is there a system in place to prevent new users asking and answering and accepting each others' off-topic answers?
Not sure there's anything magical about hitting delete a couple dozen times, but... Done, @gnat.
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awarded Citizen Patrol
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comment Is there a system in place to prevent new users asking and answering and accepting each others' off-topic answers?
Not that I'm aware of, @Alon. India does not possess a monopoly on bad questions.
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comment Is there a system in place to prevent new users asking and answering and accepting each others' off-topic answers?
I temporarily blocked new-user questions from a bunch of vodafone IPs, which should slow this down a bit also.
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comment Can we add some friction for exploding comment threads?
Like I said, I'm not all that upset if folks don't comment in chat @Cerberus. More that old comments are put up somewhere for folks to peruse without getting in the way.
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comment Can we add some friction for exploding comment threads?
Could also just move the comment privilege to like 50,000 points
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comment Can we add some friction for exploding comment threads?
Well, nice thing about dropping a transcript link instead of a link that drops you into the room is that it doesn't exactly encourage joining chat and posting more stuff. You're just making room for more comments.
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comment Can we add some friction for exploding comment threads?
Lately I've been toying with the notion of just blindly archiving comment threads to chat when they cross some length threshold. 10, 20 comments maybe. Shove 'em in chat, leave a link to the transcript for folks who want to read it, everyone gets on with their lives.
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comment Can we add some friction for exploding comment threads?
FWIW, the current requirement for #1 is that only two users are currently participating and each has posted at least 3 comments. That could be lowered, but... Obviously not by much.
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comment Reset votes on migrated questions
Not stressful, just tired of talking about this after so many years, @Worse. If you're interested in more details, see: blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/03/…
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comment Reset votes on migrated questions
Ok. So, 3+ years ago when I last considered this proposal, most of the cases where it arose involved folks on new sites trying to grab old, popular questions from existing sites @WorseDoughnut. This wasn't always done with the authors' acquiescence and worse yet wasn't always limited to questions that were actually off-topic - so there was an increasing number of authors getting irritated that their work was being dragged around the network on a whim. This request therefore amounted to an effort to rub salt in an already-open wound.
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comment Reset votes on migrated questions
Got a recent example of this, @Worse?
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awarded Commentator
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comment Teste da fila de análise: <insira aqui o seu palavrão preferido>
Reproduced, @bfavaretto and found an existing bug report.
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comment Reset votes on migrated questions
And I can't wrap my head around folks who want to migrate questions and answers they don't like, @WorseDoughnut. If your attitude is, "we want your work, but we want it to rate badly" then... How 'bout you try proposing that to the authors you're about to yank the rug out from under instead of bothering me about it?
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awarded Nice Answer
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