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Jack DouglasJack Douglas
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WellspringWellspring
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A-eeA-ee
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feature-request
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planned feature-request
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samcarter replying to निरंजन
Welcome back!
निरंजन replying to Jack Douglas
Sure :) That looks great
Jack Douglas replying to निरंजन
Please use this post type if you decide you want to go ahead:   
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Jack Douglas
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Jack Douglas *— 5 days ago* *in [I'd like a new community on TopAnswers. How do I go about making that happen?](/meta?q=211#c32298)*  
>also I'm wondering about adding a special post type of 'community proposal' just for meta.ta
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Jack Douglas replying to निरंजन
thank you — I will set up the new post type we have been planning for you to use for this
निरंजन
I'll post here a meta question soon after discussing with my friends about a TA community. Then these technical questions can be answered there. 
Jack Douglas
actually those questions aren't mutually exclusive
Jack Douglas
or are they entirely different communities
Jack Douglas
there are some technical questions to decide on — e.g. if you have a French language PHP site and an English language PHP site, do they have the same url?
निरंजन
Yes this is my comment. I wanted to know whether there is any language restriction for a TopAnswers community?
Jack Douglas
@निरंजन ^^^ we haven't thought about that at all yet, but I don't see why not.
Jack Douglas
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Anonymous *— 41 minutes ago* *in [I'd like a new community on TopAnswers. How do I go about making that happen?](/meta?q=211#c33591)*  
>Is there any language restriction for a TopAnswers community? Can we have non-English TopAnswers sites?
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Jack Douglas replying to निरंजन
excellent, I was just trying to work out the best way of letting you know as replying to your 'Anonymous' messages in here would no longer ping you!
निरंजन
@Jack Thank you so much! I can access my account back :)
Anonymous
I did it.
Jack Douglas replying to Anonymous
ah, of course I need to remove the other link first — please can you try again now?
Anonymous
I am getting an error. `ERROR: SE user id is already linked to an account CONTEXT: PL/pgSQL function _error(integer,text) line 1 at RAISE SQL function "set_se_user_id" statement 2 `
Jack Douglas replying to Anonymous
please can you go to [your profile here](https://topanswers.xyz/profile?community=tex) with this new account and link to your TeX.SE account to verify you identity?
Anonymous
[This](https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=850) question was posted by me.
Anonymous
I was active only on TeX.ta
Anonymous
Its name is written in Devanagari script. निरंजन
Jack Douglas
which is your proper account?
Jack Douglas replying to Anonymous
there is no automatic way but I can help manually
Anonymous
I lost my login key :( How to login to my account now? Is there any way?
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
Oh right; showing them all would definitely not work there!
Jack Douglas replying to Monica
Yes, and it's even worse on Code Golf where they sometimes get 100s of answers!
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
I'm not worried about credit for small things like that.  The main thing is to build a better platform. :-)  Some of my sites on SE could have questions with 20+ answers on a not-infrequent basis (and the Worldbuilding sandbox on meta got many dozens, though meta as sandbox is admittedly a hack).  I'm glad to see the limits here.
Jack Douglas replying to Monica
thanks, though that reminds me to credit you with the idea of limiting the number shown — I spotted a comment you made about that in Discord somewhere (quite a while ago now) and stole it shamelessly ;)
Monica replying to Lamak
The forum is where a lot of the discussion of how we should do things is happening, though it's slowed down lately as we've worked out a good chunk of MVP and people are working on making that happen now.  There is an announcements mailing list if you want to make sure you get notifications of major events (launch, new sites, etc), though you can be sure we'll let folks here know. :-)  Some of our initial contributors have drifted away (it's the way of open-source projects, I suspect); additional hands are welcome at any time!  We even have an ad on SO. :-)
Lamak
there seems to have been quite few posts lately 
Lamak
by the way @Monica, is forum.codidact still the way to go if you want to be updated about codidact?
Lamak
yeah, that bit is quite nice
Monica
By the way, @Jack I quite like what TA does with the answer summaries right there on the main page, and I speced something similar and clearly derivative for Codidact.  ([here](https://github.com/codidact/feature-development/blob/master/scoped/browse/expand-question.md) and [here](https://github.com/codidact/feature-development/blob/master/scoped/browse/view-question.md))
Monica
It looks to me like they're trying to buy off their user base with trinkets, hoping to pave over the still-unresolved wrongs they have done in the last year or two.  I mean, dark mode is cute and all, but it's only on SO, a site full of *programmers* who can and did roll their own.  Meanwhile, they did follow (like here, and planned on Codidact), and they're reworking close/reopen in ways that align with Codidact.  All coincidence, I'm sure; our projects aren't important enough for them to track.  But amusing.
Tom V
Yeah they implemented dark mode as well now, which was also an outstanding request for years
samcarter
Given how much energy they suddenly put into bug fixes and new features, I think they are suddenly realising that 0.015% meta crowd is not insignificant ...
Jack Douglas replying to Skillmon
another coincidence,: imports here stopped working and it looks like SE suddenly started blocking GETs with a blank user agent. [The fix](https://github.com/topanswers/topanswers/commit/90bb1f18e36e84805211e3241548b9b9d80c4ab9) is easy enough to make me think this is also coincidence though ;)
Skillmon replying to Adám
I think I did on some threads which are of special interest to me (e.g., because they are related to packages I published)
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
I don't know, but I find it suspicious that they were reluctant to this for years...
Adám
Ah, you're talking about the 🔔︎ button here on TA. I've never used that.
Jack Douglas replying to Skillmon
we had a chuckle about that one — I do think it is likely to be coincidence though
samcarter replying to Skillmon
A similar discussion is going on in the codidact discord channel. 
samcarter replying to Skillmon
Competition is good for business.
Adám replying to Skillmon
What?
Skillmon
I don't know whether this is a coincidence, but now that there are alternatives which allow one to follow a thread, SO added this feature all of a sudden.
Lamak
I mean, there's plenty of time that I go to the notifications pane, see the comment, and just forget to dismiss it
Jack Douglas
(unless you mean a 'dismiss all' *on* the notifications pane which we are planning to add)
Jack Douglas replying to Lamak
how do you know you want to dismiss them if you haven't seen them?
Lamak
hey @Jack...I was thinking if there could be an option to dismiss all notifications without going to the notifications pane?
Jack Douglas replying to David
was just typing that!
Pax replying to David
"Ask Me Anything"
David replying to Jack Douglas
"AMA"? ([Help!](https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/AMA)) Btw, I have a feeling this kind of thing came up once before, or am I making that up?
Paul White
Some would argue that Super User on SE is already an AMA. That doesn't mean we need one of course.
Monica
@Jack I added an [answer](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=211#a993) to the "what communities do we want?" question.  Might be more visible than our chat.
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
An AMA site might be a *little* broad... :-)
Monica
Another example, still unresolved, is networking.  The computer now sees the ethernet connection through the dock, *but* if I use ethernet I can't resolve domains on the company VPN even though if I use the Wifi for the *exact same home network*, the VPN works fine.  I've no idea what's going on there, but presumably it's some Windows configuration magic that isn't obvious to me in the network settings.  I would ask that question if I had a non-SE place to do it.
Monica
An example of the WFH case: I borrowed a docking station from work, the same type I use at the office without issues, and had problems getting it working at home -- it wasn't seeing the network and USB ports but was seeing the video and power.  Apparently that's a Windows config thing that I had to do for *this* dock, even though I guess I'd already done it for its sibling at work.
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
I was thinking broadly of "home computer Q&A", and if we could, be generous and include phones/tablets at least to start.  Part of my thinking is "WFH brings new challenges", and part of it is "those tech-support questions we get from our parents/grandparents".
Jack Douglas
Maybe we should have an AMA site that explicitly covers everything without a home elsewhere!
Jack Douglas replying to Monica
Thanks for thinking about this — I not sure anyone is an expert on SU's scope, but we might be able to come up with something clear that's a subset [of what they allow](https://superuser.com/help/on-topic). Are you mainly thinking of phone/android or desktop/windows questions?
Monica
Of late I've found myself with a few user-level software questions, of the sort I would have once asked on Super User or Android, but I'd rather get answers via my blog or Twitter than post on SE.  I don't have enough to *drive* or really *support* such a site, but if several other people also have intermittent questions of this sort, maybe it'd be worth doing something like Super User here?  Would need thought for scope I know (and I'm not anything like an expert on SU's scope there).
Adám replying to PeterVandivier
It is done by upvoting a countering reply.
Josh Darnell replying to PeterVandivier
You have my ~~sword~~ quantitative yes.
PeterVandivier
🤔 times like this, it seems like downvoting should really be supported for `feature-request`s at least to let people quantitatively say "no"
PeterVandivier replying to Josh Darnell
perhaps i should `feature-request` it, eh?
Josh Darnell replying to PeterVandivier
That's a nifty idea.
PeterVandivier
what if there was like... a user-configurable "super-community" style-page. like... i could opt in to those communities i want to see the feeds of rather than tabbing through to each of them. might help mask the low-activity status of nix in a less depressing way than popping over there and seeing nothing new for a month
Josh Darnell replying to Jack Douglas
The invisible bit would explain why I can't see it :P  I guess my underlying thought was: is there a .NET community yet?  I thought I saw some chatter about one a while back, but now I can't remember for sure.
Jack Douglas replying to Josh Darnell
oh yes I forgot about there — it's not in the (currently invisible) 'coming soon' section…
Josh Darnell replying to Jack Douglas
Thanks, Jack.  And FYI *nix is on the home page, although it's kind of the in the middle of a paragraph of other non-beta communities.
Jack Douglas
don't know if it's a good instinct
Jack Douglas
if C++ picks up we should probably open *nix up to the public too — but my instinct is not to have many low-activity sites public at once
Jack Douglas replying to Josh Darnell
there is only *nix at the moment (and it isn't listed on the home page)
Josh Darnell replying to Pax
Cool, I wasn't sure how routinely that gets updated.  Thanks!
Pax replying to Josh Darnell
It should be listed in the home page as a private community.
Josh Darnell
Is there a way to know the current beta sites?
Adám
Right, that's fine.
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
that sounds ok, as long as you don't see my secret pings to John Doe!
Adám replying to Jack Douglas
I'd want both my pings and pings to me.
Jack Douglas
so I wouldn't want to display "Jack Douglas replying to Me and pinging John Doe" that is visible to you
Jack Douglas
the data for your own pings is already there is data attributes in the html
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
not hard at all, but I would only want to do so for your own pings — other than that it is private
Adám
@Jack Would it be hard to add to the message ("Jack Douglas replying to *Me*") text like "and pinging John Doe", etc.?
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
that's a good idea
Adám replying to Jack Douglas
It'd be nice if messages that have an existing notification would be indicated, and had the button to dismiss without having to switch to the notification pane for that.
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
no it's just the 'active' message — ie if you click 'reply' it applies the message you are replying to. It should be getting removed if you cancel or send the reply (or in various other cases perhaps) but it isn't
Adám
@Jack Does an orange frame around a msg indicate that it is a notification message?
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
oh I got it now, thanks I'll look into that!
Adám
It doesn't happen here, even though again there is a room title and two additional room icons
Adám replying to Jack Douglas
No.
Jack Douglas replying to Adám
does it fix itself if you hover over it with the mouse?
Adám
@Jack Something funny going on in the lower right corner:  
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James Jenkins
@jack I learned about it this post on TGO https://outdoors.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1612/4079
Jack Douglas
don't worry if you'd rather not say for any reason
Jack Douglas replying to James Jenkins
do you mind saying which "sister SE site" you refer to in your meta post, was it TGO?
Jack Douglas replying to James Jenkins
Hi @James and welcome to TopAnswers. Importing is currently done post by post, but if you are prepared to do that (perhaps selectively?) for your dba.se posts, please feel free; I've added you to the list of those who can import. It's worth linking your dba.se account first:  
@@@answer 647
James Jenkins
@Jack I would like to migrate my questions from SE.DBA to /databases Per this post I should ask you. https://dba.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3330/top-answers-anyone-transferring-qa/3331#3331
Adám
Sure, but I'd really like a keyboard-driven way to ping people (and respond to messages).
Paul White
Pretty neat feature I think
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
Oh wow, not at all what I expected.  There've been a couple times when I started a reply and then thought better of it but did so via backspace.  Oops.