Statsporn - 2014-07-31



  • For those interested in such stuff: what's been happening over the past 30 days (since that's, AFAICS, as far back as I can go):

    #Visitors

    #Posts

    #Likes

    Raw data (31'st omitted since we're still in the middle of it)
    Edit: 31'st added.

    Day          visits    posts  likes
    2014-07-31   165       284    2178
    2014-07-30   179       776    2442
    2014-07-29   171       795    6969
    2014-07-28   222       961    14453
    2014-07-27   87        322    6616
    2014-07-26   91        406    14192
    2014-07-25   212       1681   24407
    2014-07-24   166       1627   6602
    2014-07-23   168       2119   5876
    2014-07-22   186       1307   6469
    2014-07-21   223       1101   6173
    2014-07-20   90        216    1972
    2014-07-19   99        593    3421
    2014-07-18   200       1212   5327
    2014-07-17   216       765    3392
    2014-07-16   157       1199   5374
    2014-07-15   157       1239   5831
    2014-07-14   155       617    2630
    2014-07-13   99        220    1315
    2014-07-12   94        157    194
    2014-07-11   160       682    1253
    2014-07-10   163       760    2237
    2014-07-09   178       668    1474
    2014-07-08   213       704    1104
    2014-07-07   147       488    2059
    2014-07-06   85        93     138
    2014-07-05   90        206    902
    2014-07-04   137       588    875
    2014-07-03   181       872    2879
    2014-07-02   194       1055   3144
    2014-07-01   159       714    3470
    

  • BINNED

    2014-07-26   91        406    14192
    2014-07-25   212       1681   24407
    

    I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with that thread.



  • @Onyx said:

    I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with that thread.

    'course not.

    Which reminds me...


  • SockDev

    I gave up trying to keep up with that thread in the end.



  • I'm purposefully avoiding it to see in what ways the unread posts count breaks.

    Oh, I guess I could use a sockpuppet, but at least it makes me feel better about it.



  • And somehow, I'm not quite sure how, my lurking arse got themselves a leader badge. I didn't think I came anywhere close to having something like that.



  • @e4tmyl33t said:

    I didn't think I came anywhere close to having something like that.

    The criteria (which are all still default) aren't particularly onerous, especially with a community like ours:

    Sometime after the 27th of August, if I can be bothered, I'm going to have a look at what the relevant values are for all the leaders to see if they can/need to/should be tweaked any.

    Given the current set of members, however, I think it'll end up just being an exercise in curiosity.


  • :belt_onion:

    @Zecc said:

    I'm purposefully avoiding it to see in what ways the unread posts count breaks.

    ++like+=(++like)++



  • Nice to see the rush for 10k in the infor graphic for posts! 🙂



  • Whoop-de-shit. Look at all of those awful unfunny posts from jerks. Oh hey and guess who hasn't posted, just like he hadn't participated in this community before. Alex. Oh well at least we're driving his server bills up so maybe I can imagine that's some kind of petty revenge.


  • SockDev

    @blakeyrat said:

    Whoop-de-shit. Look at all of those awful unfunny posts from jerks.

    Just because you're miserable as fuck does not mean you have to inflict that misery on the rest of us.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Whoop-de-shit. Look at all of those awful unfunny posts from jerks.

    Aaaaaand... one more!



  • @Arantor said:

    Just because you're miserable as fuck does not mean you have to inflict that misery on the rest of us.

    Of course I don't have to. I want to. Enjoy my misery.



  • @Arantor said:

    Just because you're miserable as fuck does not mean you have to inflict that misery on the rest of us.

    Why not? There's two ways to narrow a gap: raise the lower bar and lower the higher bar. A lot of people try the latter approach because then they themselves get out of the equation.




  • SockDev

    @faoileag said:

    Why not? There's two ways to narrow a gap: raise the lower bar and lower the higher bar. A lot of people try the latter approach because then they themselves get out of the equation.

    I pity people like @blakeyrat who are clearly in that category. It's such a negative way of looking at the universe. The universe is full of failure, yes. Inflicting more failure on people doesn't fix it, it just treats symptoms.

    If this is any indication of @blakeyrat's general approach to software, that it's better to bitch about crap than to make less crappy things, no wonder he's so miserable because he's never going to get out of wading through shit.



  • @Arantor said:

    If this is any indication of @blakeyrat's general approach to software, that it's better to bitch about crap than to make less crappy things, no wonder he's so miserable because he's never going to get out of wading through shit.

    Your logic makes no sense at all. So I should feel good about using shitty software because the software I personally make (in your little hypothetical world) is less shitty?

    You're also assuming that bitching about shitty software is mutually-exclusive with writing good software, and I have no idea where that comes from. I can do both.

    In any case, I'm no longer bitching about the software you may have noticed, but about the community which is at this point basically stone-dead, and replaced by an entirely different one.



  • @Arantor said:

    I pity people like @blakeyrat who are clearly in that category. It's such a negative way of looking at the universe. The universe is full of failure, yes. Inflicting more failure on people doesn't fix it, it just treats symptoms.

    And if you treat symptoms, people feel better.

    Also: if a person wants a fish and not a fishing rod + instructions, for $DEITY's sake, give him a fish. But walk away before he wants another one.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    In any case, I'm no longer bitching about the software you may have noticed, but about the community which is at this point basically stone-dead, and replaced by an entirely different one.

    Or maybe, just maybe.... we are all the old DailyWTF members. We just picked out new nicknames to mess with you!


  • SockDev

    I'm not. I'm a lurker from the old days and new participant since Dickcorpse.



  • @Arantor said:

    I'm not. I'm a lurker from the old days and new participant since Dickcorpse.

    ...or... so you say....

    MORBIUSWILTERS!



  • @Arantor said:

    I pity people like @blakeyrat who are clearly in that category. It's such a negative way of looking at the universe. The universe is full of failure, yes. Inflicting more failure on people doesn't fix it, it just treats symptoms.

    This makes no sense. Lowering the high bar reduces failure, obviously.

    Option three, undoubtedly the hardest approach, is to make the higher bar more attainable, but apparently people can't distinguish that from actually lowering the bar i.e. "dumbing down".

    Your vision opens the door for more inscrutable crappy, badly designed games/UI, which are then defended by their unempathic creators with a stifling "just fucking learn; I'm not going to dumb it down" which is code for "I'm too lazy or arrogant to help you have fun and become better at this" under the pretense of being "smart".



  • @cartman82 said:

    ...or... so you say.... <h3>MORBIUSWILTERS!</h3>
    Morbius wouldn't call himself TRWTF.
     
     
     

    Unless...     that's what he wants us to think!


  • mod

    @blakeyrat said:

    In any case, I'm no longer bitching about the software you may have noticed, but about the community which is at this point basically stone-dead, and replaced by an entirely different one.

    You could always just go back to the CS forums.



  • @abarker said:

    CS forums

    He hates the people there, too.



  • @abarker said:

    You could always just go back to the CS forums.

    What's the point, they'll be deleted.


  • mod

    @boomzilla said:

    He hates the people there, too.

    I was just thinking he could stop bitching about how the community has changed if he goes back to CS.



  • Bitches gonna bitch.


  • :belt_onion:

    @blakeyrat said:

    In any case, I'm no longer bitching about the software you may have noticed, but about the community which is at this point basically stone-dead, and replaced by an entirely different one.

    The community now includes all the lurkers who didn't bother with posting in CS.
    I personally would probably post less if @morbiuswilters, @Lorne_Kates, @whoeverelseleft came back and posted more, because then I'd be busy reading instead of typing. Although it is entertaining to break Dicsourse so we can revel in its ineptitude.



  • I'm not sure it's quite the same sentiment when the forums themselves are locked.


  • mod

    @boomzilla said:

    Bitches gonna bitch.

    @Matches said:

    I'm not sure it's quite the same sentiment when the forums themselves are locked.

    Sure you guys, keep poking holes in my suggestion.



  • Well... it is the statsporn thread.

    Also, preview indicates porn is not bold.

    ...

    statsporn
    stats[b]porn[/b]
    statsporn

    Fuck it. I'm going for lunch.


  • mod

    @Matches said:

    Well... it is the statsporn thread.

    Also, preview indicates porn is not bold.

    Yeah, markdown only appears to work when at word boundaries. Go figure.



  • That's new, because it used to work. I think it's probably a regression bug. @PJH_4 @pjh @PJHH @PJH_3 @PJH_MOD


  • mod

    Well, yeah. Who needs regression testing?


  • BINNED

    @abarker said:

    Well, yeah. Who needs regression testing?

    FTFY



  • And this seems like some of the simplest sort of stuff to add tests for. I mean, they were given specific cases that were broken.


  • mod

    The issue seems to be that this is UI/UX stuff that needs to be tested, and it seems that they don't have any testing for the UI/UX. Discourse is one of those the users are the QA department operations.



  • @abarker said:

    The issue seems to be that this is UI/UX stuff that needs to be tested, and it seems that they don't have any testing for the UI/UX.

    Yeah...but especially for something as finicky as their markdown stuff, it should be dead simple to give it some input and make sure it still gives you what you think is right. I mean, you don't even have to think hard about writing the test.


  • BINNED

    @abarker said:

    Discourse is one of those the users are the QA department operations.

    Oh, the famed "complaint-driven development" Jeff railed about.

    The same Jeff that told us we're doing it wrong when we complained.

    I'm starting to see a pattern here...



  • @Matches said:

    @PJH_4 @pjh @PJHH @PJH_3 @PJH_MOD

    You missed, from memory, at least three of my other socks. The yellow one, and the unreasonably shocked one spring to mind...

    Irregardless, for the avoidance of doubt, since @Ben_Luxor started this I think...
    !) if I'm around, @PJH will get to me. And I'll see it.
    @) messing with my socks is pointless.
    😵 just ask Dobby.



  • I just wanted to send you a bunch of emails because @pj pulled up like 5 names.



  • Okay, putting aside the whole thing of us being the pale gnats crawling in the shadows of long gone TDWTF giants...

    ...what about the whole weekday vs weekend cycle? Five days of high traffic, followed by two days of quiet... It's almost like many TDWTF members are only here during the work hours. Maybe even WASTING THE COMPANY TIME?



  • @cartman82 said:

    Maybe even WASTING THE COMPANY TIME[Compiling|Running SQL|Running Reports|Fucking offBreak|Lunch]?

    FTFY



  • @Matches said:

    I just wanted to send you a bunch of emails because @pj pulled up like 5 names.

    Mails are set up to be sent, however because reasons I don't read them....

    I search them..



  • @abarker said:

    I was just thinking he could stop bitching about how the community has changed if he goes back to CS.

    @boomzilla said:
    Bitches gonna bitch.

    But it would probably be a pretty lonely bitching...



  • @darkmatter said:

    Although it is entertaining to break Dicsourse so we can revel in its ineptitude.

    +1!



  • @Matches said:

    Well... it is the statsporn thread.

    Also, preview indicates porn is not bold.


    What, two months into Discourse and you still expected ** as markup for "bold" would work inside a word?



  • @Matches said:

    That's new, because it used to work. I think it's probably a regression bug.

    Can't say I've ever experienced it working - if it is a regression bug, than it has been introduced around end of May.

    Filed under: not that've tried very often after the first time.



  • @cartman82 said:

    It's almost like many TDWTF members are only here during the work hours. Maybe even WASTING THE COMPANY TIME?

    Oh no, from the timestamp I can see in your profile you posted this post on July 31, 2014 8:45pm, I'm sure you are not at work!


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