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paul wheaton

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Nuts about permaculture. Have helped a fair bit with the engineering/innovation of rocket stoves. Have built a lot of raised garden beds. I have a controversial position on light bulbs.
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We took that away a few years ago with the idea that we were going to implement some changes to our software.  
1 week ago
Maybe if a user requests that their thread be marked as resolved, it notifies the staff to come mark it as resolved?
3 weeks ago
The ability to downvote is only for people that have PIE.  So it would seem to be a limited group of people.
4 weeks ago
i like the double dot.
4 weeks ago
I think if you refresh the page three times, it will add three views to the count.
1 month ago
I've heard of "unique visitors" but what do you have in mind when you say "unique views"?
1 month ago
The new feature in production now is:  leave the post up, but give the author a chance to make an edit. If the author doesn't edit it within ____ days, then delete it.

The upcoming feature will be called almost-a-post.   It will merge the above feature with the "probation post" feature and add a lot of controls and stuff.   At the same time, we hope that we get all of the user edit button stuff implemented.

1 month ago
This is a relatively new feature, and we currently have a long list of changes to improve it, and when those changes are done, I think we will come up with even more changes.   As is, we have an all volunteer staff, and changes are made with volunteer developers.   It could be a while.  

So, for now, we make the best of it.
1 month ago

Harry Kar wrote:I experience a weird behaviour with new view, I'm tired to scroll horizontally pages  am i the sole to experience that? for you horizontal scrolling is helpful?



is this on a particular page?
2 months ago
I think we've been mentioning this for years.  
2 months ago
I'm pretty sure that at this time, all editing is suspended.
4 months ago
This is a feature that was added this year.  

I like the idea that it could be the new way that greenhorns get promoted to ranch hands.   And maybe it could play a part in ranch hands being promoted to ranchers.   And maybe a bit on how ranchers might get promoted to staff.   And so on.  

Until we get a bit more serious about it, I suppose it is mostly a bit of a novelty.
4 months ago
i removed "neighbors".  

As for the rest ....     i think we are well past time to give the cattle drive a massive overhaul.   I shared some ideas with the staff about a whole new generation for the cattle drive, but didn't get any takers.



4 months ago
I'm not sure, but I think the current settings are that only staff can edit.   We designed a richer algorithm for edit stuff, but it has not been implemented yet.
4 months ago