Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5

The Boogaloo Strikes Back

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Let's talk about the site and other things!

Post feedback, issues, random comments, death threats, etc. here like in all the other Site/Off-Topic discussion threads.

Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5, Brought to you by Austronesian Morphosyntactic Alignment 118 Comments [5/14/2017 5:00:10 PM]
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You're right. I shouldn't have let it get this far.

6/3/2017 2:55:50 PM


Some quotes (including this thread) say they have more comments than they actually have.

6/9/2017 6:16:53 PM

Into the Unknown


The comments are usually from banned users, so they don't appear.

6/10/2017 10:21:24 AM

The Reptilian Jew

About three or four quotes sourced from Tumblr disappeared from FSTDT. Did you delete them or...?

6/11/2017 3:00:42 PM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

It seems as if /r/incels has gone private.

PS: Also, Tim the Rat got banned.

6/14/2017 11:33:35 PM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

I have accidentally deleted a quote by a neoreactionary. Shy, please restore it.

6/19/2017 2:45:18 AM


I'm sorry I forgot about this thread for a few days! Been on a programming binge.

@The Reptilian Jew: Sorry I forgot to reply to this even though you posted it before my coding marathon. I answered someone else who asked in the IRC, so it got me mixed up and I thought I already answered. Those quotes were actually sarcastic and taken out of context.

@Daspletosaurus: My excuse this time is I just didn't notice your comment. (Again, sorry for all the late replies!) It's because those comments were "deleted," and the delete button actually just hides comments. I have to periodically purge them for real with my SQL sorcery. (Why, I don't know—it was like that when I inherited FSTDT, and I kept it that way so I could collect the comments and analyze them for .) There's a stored procedure in the database that recounts comments and takes hidden comments into account. It's not automatically called, though, on account of how it completely locks the database while it's working, it takes about 30-45 seconds during which users can't do anything at all; the content is all stored in the database. I would set it up to automatically run once a day at midnight, but SQL Server says I don't have permission to do that when I try to set it up.

@Pharaoh: Fixed this morning.

6/19/2017 2:06:22 PM


Shy please, contact me, I can`t acces our irc and I have no idea if the mail I sent you through the admin contact ever reached you.

EDIT: situation resolved for the moment, so we`ll just talk when you`re on irc :)

6/23/2017 10:05:52 PM


Is the IRC server completely gone, or just the web UI?

6/24/2017 1:57:06 PM


Randomly ranting about this because I happened to be here just as I noticed it...

I just ordered a new battery this morning for my antique (well, at least 8 years old, I think) hand-me-down laptop because it wasn't charging any more. I went through all the stuff I found online that said what to check out, and that sure sounded like the cause of the problem. Makes sense, due to how old it is, I thought. BUT...of course, NOW, 10 hours or so later, the battery is charging up just fine! Dafuq??

Oh well, if nothing else, I'll have an extra battery, at least it didn't cost me too much.

6/24/2017 4:26:12 PM


Just wanted to show you guys this:

<3 Our patron saint <3

6/26/2017 6:40:43 AM


IRC is kill?

6/26/2017 12:54:06 PM



the chat is not dead per se but you can't get in on the standard client…


6/26/2017 2:22:05 PM


It should be fixed now, guys. Sorry! Didn't have anything to do with me!

6/26/2017 9:14:03 PM


I think I accidently commented on a quote while still in the queue. I can't find it anymore. It was about an incel rapist*.

*an incel that is also a rapist, not a rapist that rapes incels.

6/27/2017 1:42:50 AM


@SomeApe: Don't worry about it. Hell, I comment before approving occasionally.

Now that I'm over the cold-thingy from hell (which I was stupid enough to go swimming with when it was just the sniffles), I'll have the FAQ up by the first and the about page shortly thereafter. Same with links. Haven't forgotten about it! Just wanted to give plenty of time for feedback. The Github for the new site should be open to devs sometime next week or soon thereafter, and I'll be making the link public around the end of the month.

Still deciding whether to use LuaPages or not.

6/28/2017 2:17:19 AM


Yeah but where's the quote now?

6/28/2017 2:49:29 AM


@someape: did you approve it? it might have disappeared back into the queue. i'll check for shy.

6/28/2017 7:36:22 AM


I didn't approve it cause I forgot I was still on the queue page...
Thanks mikeytron

6/29/2017 9:23:32 AM


@SomeApe: Mikey said he approved it, but I found it in the queue and approved it just now. Probably the database being dumb as always.

Also, I want to move this thread to the forums, but that would require people registering a forum account to post. :|

6/30/2017 7:18:47 AM



Okay; Here it goes....

I need a photo-hosting site that allows you to share IMG files to websites like this one or other places.

I was using Photobucket and TinyPic.

However; TinyPic is getting super-screwy and I can't use it with my AdBlock working.

Now I can no longer use Photobucket because they will no longer let me share my photos stored there to third parties. They now want me to upgrade to a paid subscription....but I don't trust it because when I went to get it it was THREE HUNDRED BUCKS!

I'M NOT PAYING THAT! THAT'S NOT LEGIT! Something is fishy! Photobucket would not demand THREE BENJAMINS for an upgrade! I can see $50.00 at the most but $300.00?!!! I smell RANSOMWARE! I think they were hacked! I'm loggin' out of Photobucket!

So! With Photobucket and TinyPic now sucked into a black hole....I need an alternative photo-hosting site that has these features....

One can store both Photos and GIFs.
One can share photos and GIFs as IMG files on third-party websites like this one.
If I have to pay anything, it would be inexpensive.


[NOTE: I Copy/Pasted this from another board I frequent, asking them for help. They're as friendly to me as you are.]

6/30/2017 9:03:34 AM


Yo that was it

I'm not sure but does imgur work for that?

@shy: There's this info when the monthly page is still empty (There are no *STDT Posts for July 2017. Try the archives.) I noticed it says 'DSTDT' on SSTDT. Probably leftover from when it was Distind STDT

6/30/2017 10:30:19 AM


Hello, this quote: and this quote:: are the exact same. Could the mods here delete one of the quotes?

7/2/2017 12:31:24 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Here are some phrases I coined that may be useful:

Neochauvinism: An umbrella term for the various "Red Pill" strands of internet bigotry.

Ewoolutionary Psychopathy: Neochauvinistic pseudoscience, an argumentum ad naturam "inspired" by sensationalist science reporting and economics woo. Any similarities to actual evolutionary psychology completely coincidental.

Madonna/Spinster Complex: A false dichotomy between family and career that is only ever applied to women and, due to crackpots being bad at logic and consistency, not at all incompatible with a Madonna/Whore Complex
"Feminists want women to be wage drones, rather than wives, mothers, sandwich makers!"

I also have this collary to Poe's Law:
No matter how ridiculous a strawman is, there is someone, somewhere, who actually genuinely holds this position.
(A strawman is, after all, a parody presented as the real deal.)

Does anyone have any tips on how to spread these?

7/2/2017 3:09:36 AM

The Reptilian Jew

Use Imgur. It's free, able to store any image format you can think of (and even some video formats), it allows third-party image hosting, and it's much more user-friendly than Photobucket.
If you use this site, you don't even have to register to Imgur, it will just upload it there for you.

7/3/2017 1:48:21 AM

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