Moderation Log

Date/Time Moderator Story/Comment/User, Action, Reason
2018-09-22 11:35 -0500 pushcx Comment by pushcx on [Suggestion] Don't collapse downvoted comment threads
Action: used Sysop hat
2018-09-21 19:22 -0500 pushcx Comment by pushcx on [Suggestion] Don't collapse downvoted comment threads
Action: used Sysop hat
2018-09-21 13:18 -0500 pushcx Story: David Patterson Says It’s Time for New Computer Architectures and Software Languages
Action: changed description from "This might explain why things like C++ and performance oriented languages are making a comeback. You can no longer develop software on a slow language with the assumption that it's going to run faster next year." to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>This might explain why things like C++ and performance oriented languages are making a comeback. You can no longer develop software on a slow language with the assumption that it’s going to run faster next year.</p>\n" to ""
Reason: Please don't use the story text for personal comments.
2018-09-21 12:42 -0500 pushcx Comment by pushcx on Sublime Merge - A Git client from the makers of Sublime Text
Action: used Sysop hat
2018-09-21 08:31 -0500 pushcx Story: Let version control manage automatically merges: add a mergebot to your repo
Action: changed description from "Deploy automatically under a set of rules and pass branch and main tests and keep your workflow options open." to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>Deploy automatically under a set of rules and pass branch and main tests and keep your workflow options open.</p>\n" to ""
Reason: The story text is not for summarizing the post.
2018-09-20 15:52 -0500 alynpost User comzeradd
Action: Granted hat "Greenpeace Engineer" (https://github.com/orgs/greenpeace/people)
2018-09-20 10:57 -0500 kyle Story: Reflections on Trusting Trust (1984)
Action: changed title from "Reflections on Trusting Trust" to "Reflections on Trusting Trust (1984)"
Reason: Add year.
2018-09-20 10:56 -0500 kyle Story: All programmers must learn C and Assembly (2017)
Action: changed title from "All programmers must learn C and Assembly by Joe Damato (2017)" to "All programmers must learn C and Assembly (2017)"
Reason: Please don't include event and speaker names in titles.
2018-09-20 07:54 -0500 pushcx Story: RE: Software disenchantment
Action: changed title from "RE: Software disenchantment - Rakhim.org" to "RE: Software disenchantment", merged into vz1lae (Software disenchantment), changed tags from "rant programming culture" to "rant culture"
Reason: Merging response into article.
2018-09-19 22:49 -0500 (Users) User Tecuane
Action: changed own username from "Aeyris" to "Tecuane"
2018-09-19 17:48 -0500 pushcx Story: LKML: Edward Cree: Re: Code of Conduct: Let's revamp it
Action: merged into uyriow (Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note)
Reason: Merging response into news.
2018-09-19 13:15 -0500 pushcx Story: Super-Earth Discovered in (Fictional) Vulcan System
Action: deleted story
Reason: This has nothing to do with computing.
2018-09-19 12:21 -0500 pushcx Story: Why we're ditching Ruby on Rails for JavaScript & Node.js
Action: changed description from "We've stopped using Ruby on Rails for our new projects, embracing JavaScript & Node.js as a better choice. Find out exactly why we've done it." to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>We’ve stopped using Ruby on Rails for our new projects, embracing JavaScript &amp; Node.js as a better choice. Find out exactly why we’ve done it.</p>\n" to ""
Reason: The story text is not for summarizing the post.
2018-09-19 11:31 -0500 (Users) Story: VR web browser (Firefox Reality) now available
Action: changed tags from "browsers web release" to "browsers release"
Reason: Automatically changed from user suggestions
2018-09-19 11:28 -0500 pushcx Story: Falling in love with Rust
Action: changed tags from "programming rust" to "rust"
Reason: If you tagged a specific language, you don't need to tag `programming`.
2018-09-19 10:09 -0500 pushcx Comment by vyodaiken on Kit programming language
Action: deleted comment
Reason: Accidental double-post.
2018-09-19 09:32 -0500 pushcx Story: Software Engineering Is Bad, But That's Not Why
Action: merged into vz1lae (Software disenchantment)
Reason: Merging response into article.
2018-09-19 08:58 -0500 pushcx Story: LLVM 7.0.0 Released
Action: merged into wisuvp (LLVM 7.0.0 Release)
Reason: Merging into official announcement.
2018-09-19 08:19 -0500 pushcx Story: The Open Source Identity Crisis (2014)
Action: changed title from "The Open Source Identity Crisis" to "The Open Source Identity Crisis (2014)", changed tags from "linux culture" to "culture"
Reason: This is more broadly about `culture`, not `linux`; adding year.
2018-09-19 07:36 -0500 pushcx Story: NES consoles in 2018
Action: changed description from "\"RIP Terry A Davis\" was a good easter egg :)" to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>“RIP Terry A Davis” was a good easter egg :)</p>\n" to ""
Reason: Please don't use the story text for personal comments.
2018-09-18 12:18 -0500 (Users) User feelepxyz
Action: changed own username from "pmph" to "feelepxyz"
2018-09-18 10:14 -0500 (Users) User causal_agent
Action: changed own username from "curtis" to "causal_agent"
2018-09-18 09:33 -0500 pushcx Story: On Linus Torvalds, technical & corporate communications
Action: merged into uyriow (Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note)
Reason: Merging reaction into official announcement.
2018-09-18 08:39 -0500 pushcx Story: Kit programming language
Action: changed description from "Kit is a \"Compiles-to-C\" language. It is strong, and statically typed with many modern language features like type inference, algebraic data types, pattern matching, generics, implicits, while still having low level features like raw pointers, and manual memory management. \r\n\r\nKit is written in Haskell." to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>Kit is a “Compiles-to-C” language. It is strong, and statically typed with many modern language features like type inference, algebraic data types, pattern matching, generics, implicits, while still having low level features like raw pointers, and manual memory management.</p>\n<p>Kit is written in Haskell.</p>\n" to ""
Reason: The description field is not for summarizing the link.
2018-09-18 06:47 -0500 (Users) User itsundef
Action: changed own username from "undef" to "itsundef"
2018-09-18 06:17 -0500 pushcx Story: XML, blockchains, and the strange shapes of progress
Action: merged into dxtam8 (XML, blockchains, and the strange shapes of progress)
Reason: Merging into earlier submission.
2018-09-17 16:28 -0500 (Users) Story: Insufficiently known POSIX shell features (2011)
Action: changed title from "Insufficiently known POSIX shell features" to "Insufficiently known POSIX shell features (2011)"
Reason: Automatically changed from user suggestions
2018-09-17 07:53 -0500 pushcx Story: The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis - An Addendum to our post on the Google Memo
Action: deleted story
Reason: Still off-topic.
2018-09-15 12:06 -0500 (Users) User phatcat
Action: changed own username from "bitmia" to "phatcat"
2018-09-15 10:08 -0500 (Users) User phatcat
Action: changed own username from "phatcat" to "bitmia"
2018-09-15 10:01 -0500 (Users) User phatcat
Action: changed own username from "bitmia" to "phatcat"
2018-09-15 08:58 -0500 pushcx Comment by milesrout on CSS dismissal is about exclusion, not technology
Action: deleted comment
Reason: Personal insults are over the line. It's clear you two will never agree, so move on.
2018-09-14 22:38 -0500 (Users) Story: HTTP/2: We're doing it wrong (2016)
Action: changed title from "HTTP/2: We're doing it wrong" to "HTTP/2: We're doing it wrong (2016)"
Reason: Automatically changed from user suggestions
2018-09-14 19:10 -0500 pushcx Story: What the Fax?
Action: changed title from "DEF CON 26 - Eyal Itkin, Yaniv Balmas - What the Fax?" to "What the Fax?"
Reason: Please don't include event and speaker names in titles.
2018-09-14 13:50 -0500 (Users) User frankbro
Action: changed own username from "FrankBro" to "frankbro"
2018-09-14 07:47 -0500 pushcx Story: Safari, Caching and Third-Party Resources
Action: changed title from "Safari, Caching and Third-Party Resources - Andy Davies" to "Safari, Caching and Third-Party Resources"
Reason: Please don't include authors in story titles.
2018-09-13 15:06 -0500 pushcx Story: An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis
Action: deleted story
Reason: Article is not about computing.
2018-09-13 08:50 -0500 pushcx Story: So Joel Grus doesn't like Jupyter notebooks. [Some] thoughts on notebooks, IDE, and R Markdown
Action: changed description from "I couldn't fit the full title, so I chose the most representative part. The full title is \"The First Notebook War / So Joel Grus doesn't like Jupyter notebooks. Here are some of my thoughts on notebooks, IDE, and R Markdown.\"\r\n\r\nThe table of contents (the article is only medium-length, there's just a lot of sections):\r\n\r\n* The two cultures: the R vs Python culture, or data analysis vs software engineering culture\r\n* What do notebooks and spreadsheets have in common?\r\n* Things Joel likes about notebooks\r\n* Joel’s complaints about notebooks\r\n 1. Hidden state and out-of-order execution\r\n 2. Notebooks are difficult for beginners\r\n 3. Notebooks encourage bad habits\r\n 4. Notebooks discourage modularity and testing\r\n 5. Jupyter’s autocomplete, linting, and way of looking up the help are awkward\r\n 6. Notebooks encourage bad processes\r\n 7. Notebooks hinder reproducible + extensible science\r\n 8. Notebooks make it hard to copy and paste into Slack/Github issues\r\n 9. Errors will always halt execution\r\n 10. Notebooks make it easy to teach poorly\r\n 11. Notebooks make it hard to teach well\r\n* How you could win Joel over\r\n* How about R Markdown notebooks?\r\n* Should we rename “Notebook” to “Scratch Pad”?\r\n* xaringan::inf_mr(), another (lesser-known/unpopular) solution to the out-of-order execution problem\r\n* Literate programming, for real (for software development)\r\n* What if I’m standing at the intersection of software engineering and data analysis?\r\n* Reasons why you don’t like R Markdown (notebooks)?\r\n* Summary" to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>I couldn’t fit the full title, so I chose the most representative part. The full title is “The First Notebook War / So Joel Grus doesn’t like Jupyter notebooks. Here are some of my thoughts on notebooks, IDE, and R Markdown.”</p>\n<p>The table of contents (the article is only medium-length, there’s just a lot of sections):</p>\n<ul>\n<li>The two cultures: the R vs Python culture, or data analysis vs software engineering culture</li>\n<li>What do notebooks and spreadsheets have in common?</li>\n<li>Things Joel likes about notebooks</li>\n<li>Joel’s complaints about notebooks\n<ol>\n<li>Hidden state and out-of-order execution</li>\n<li>Notebooks are difficult for beginners</li>\n<li>Notebooks encourage bad habits</li>\n<li>Notebooks discourage modularity and testing</li>\n<li>Jupyter’s autocomplete, linting, and way of looking up the help are awkward</li>\n<li>Notebooks encourage bad processes</li>\n<li>Notebooks hinder reproducible + extensible science</li>\n<li>Notebooks make it hard to copy and paste into Slack/Github issues</li>\n<li>Errors will always halt execution</li>\n<li>Notebooks make it easy to teach poorly</li>\n<li>Notebooks make it hard to teach well</li>\n</ol>\n</li>\n<li>How you could win Joel over</li>\n<li>How about R Markdown notebooks?</li>\n<li>Should we rename “Notebook” to “Scratch Pad”?</li>\n<li>xaringan::inf_mr(), another (lesser-known/unpopular) solution to the out-of-order execution problem</li>\n<li>Literate programming, for real (for software development)</li>\n<li>What if I’m standing at the intersection of software engineering and data analysis?</li>\n<li>Reasons why you don’t like R Markdown (notebooks)?</li>\n<li>Summary</li>\n</ul>\n" to "", changed tags from "practices python" to "python"
Reason: The description field is not for summarizing the article.
2018-09-13 08:12 -0500 (Users) Story: U.S. Mobile Giants Want to be Your Online Identity
Action: changed title from "U.S. Mobile Giants Want to be Your Online Identity — Krebs on Security" to "U.S. Mobile Giants Want to be Your Online Identity"
Reason: Automatically changed from user suggestions
2018-09-13 06:04 -0500 (Users) Story: Why does the popularity of web apps spike every September?
Action: changed tags from "javascript browsers mobile android ios web programming ask" to "web"
Reason: Automatically changed from user suggestions
2018-09-11 15:07 -0500 alynpost User brooks
Action: Granted hat "GitHub Developer" (http://github.com/bswinnerton)
2018-09-11 14:26 -0500 pushcx Story: CSS dismissal is about exclusion, not technology
Action: changed tags from "practices css culture" to "css culture"
Reason: On second thought, `culture` applies more than `practices`, as this is about the broad cultural issues at work. My goof.
2018-09-11 14:24 -0500 pushcx Story: To Pipe or Not to Pipe
Action: changed description from "A post on good practice for the pipe construct that we find in Elixir, F#, and (perhaps one of) the MLs" to "", changed markeddown_description from "<p>A post on good practice for the pipe construct that we find in Elixir, F#, and (perhaps one of) the MLs</p>\n" to ""
Reason: The description field is not for summarizing the article.
2018-09-11 14:06 -0500 pushcx Story: University of Pennsylvania Philosophy Stops Requiring the GRE
Action: deleted story
Reason: Like business news, university news is not on-topic for the site.
2018-09-11 14:02 -0500 pushcx Story: CSS dismissal is about exclusion, not technology
Action: changed tags from "web css practices" to "css practices"
Reason: Fixing tags.
2018-09-11 04:44 -0500 (Users) User phatcat
Action: changed own username from "bitmia2" to "bitmia"
2018-09-11 04:44 -0500 (Users) User phatcat
Action: changed own username from "bitmia" to "bitmia2"
2018-09-10 15:08 -0500 pushcx Story: 9front "run from zone" released
Action: changed title from "9FRONT \"RUN FROM ZONE!\" RELEASED" to "9front \"run from zone\" released"
Reason: Easy there.
2018-09-10 13:18 -0500 pushcx Story: How a CEO fiddled while beloved board game Glory to Rome crashed and burned
Action: deleted story
Reason: This story of a business dispute has nothing to do with computing.
2018-09-10 12:49 -0500 pushcx Comment by pushcx on Google and Certbot (Letsencrypt)
Action: used Sysop hat