Hobgoblins of a little mind April 4, 2012 1:16 AM   Subscribe

April staff tags are not showing up in Recent Activity.

That is all.
posted by flabdablet to Bugs at 1:16 AM (34 comments total)

If I'm remembering correctly, I think there was some bug associated with that (it was causing a problematic behavior somehow), but I can't see an email about it, so maybe I'm thinking of something else. But pb will let us know when the happy sun kisses his eyelids and he awakes joyfully to the new day.
posted by taz (staff) at 1:27 AM on April 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's worse than I thought... not even staff staff tags show up in Recent Activity!

This must not stand.
posted by flabdablet at 1:30 AM on April 4, 2012


They never did so far as I recall. They like to keep things incognito if you're only looking in passing, these cunning mods.
posted by Abiezer at 2:03 AM on April 4, 2012


The staff tags only appear in MetaTalk, and the same is true for jokey staff tags. Our reasoning is that once you're using RA regularly for MetaTalk threads you probably either already know who works here or can find out easily. And we don't need to change that behavior for a one-day joke.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:37 AM on April 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


Jesus pb, get a room.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:39 AM on April 4, 2012


RA is a big server-suck query-wise so we figured this sort of thing wasn't necessary there. It hasn't been there the wholetime, likewise other staff tags. Find ways to make peace with this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:36 AM on April 4, 2012


Jesus pb, get a room.

Actually I was thinking that anyone who uses RA for MetaTalk needs to get a room.
posted by Melismata at 7:34 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


GET A CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:59 AM on April 4, 2012


this leds to stucco vortex diaflamnasin.
posted by clavdivs at 8:04 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


anyone who uses RA for MetaTalk needs to get a room.

RA is basically for anything you've commented in. So a lot more people are using RA for MetaTalk lately.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:10 AM on April 4, 2012


A one-day joke? A joke?

Are you telling me I'm not really [stalin]?!
posted by shakespeherian at 8:16 AM on April 4, 2012


Actually I was thinking that anyone who uses RA for MetaTalk needs to get a room.

I don't understand this comment.
posted by grouse at 9:06 AM on April 4, 2012


Zombie Ass
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Not RA-ist)
posted by Melismata at 10:26 AM on April 4, 2012


grouse: "I don't understand this comment."

RA is short for Residential Advisor. Typically the person who helps you with trivial problems in your college dormitory freshman year.

I hope that helps.
posted by Plutor at 10:47 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


They tell you which windows open so you can blow weed smoke out on a cold night.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:48 AM on April 4, 2012


Or they call campus cops on you so you need to eat your stash and then lie through green teeth/tongue.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:10 AM on April 4, 2012


Are you telling me I'm not really [stalin]?!

Well, the way you hesitate, go back and forth, and seem to make up reasons not to proceed, like you want to keep everyone from going anywhere, delaying, etc, I think you're definitely stalin.
posted by Atreides at 11:31 AM on April 4, 2012


Melismata: "Actually I was thinking that anyone who uses RA for MetaTalk needs to get a room."

You mean it can be used for other things?
posted by dg at 7:39 PM on April 4, 2012


Well, the way you hesitate, go back and forth, and seem to make up reasons not to proceed, like you want to keep everyone from going anywhere, delaying, etc, I think you're definitely stalin.
Stalin Wasn't Stallin'.
posted by Abiezer at 9:06 PM on April 4, 2012


Well, the way you hesitate, go back and forth, and seem to make up reasons not to proceed, like you want to keep everyone from going anywhere, delaying, etc, I think you're definitely stalin.

Well I'm not russian, if that's what you mean.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:34 AM on April 5, 2012


You're craning your neck with those puns.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:29 AM on April 5, 2012


My band mixes genres in inventive ways, we just ooze Beck-y sounds.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:44 AM on April 5, 2012


Well guys, it's been oblast, but I think you should stop now.
posted by Abiezer at 8:46 AM on April 5, 2012


I like it when you go slovenly.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:48 AM on April 5, 2012


This is something you've mulled over?
posted by Abiezer at 8:56 AM on April 5, 2012


I have here a map of Kazakhstan.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:09 AM on April 5, 2012


I am my own map and pun.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:11 AM on April 5, 2012


I have here a map of Kazakhstan.

Wait I don't get this one.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:57 AM on April 5, 2012


Speaking of bugs in Recent Activity, it is rendering fonts very small on the new iPad. No other sites or comment threads seem to be affected.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:59 PM on April 7, 2012


I am not seeing that on this end. It looks at a glance like the issue is a very long line forcing the browser to scale down there; page down and see if you can find a comment with that going on, flowing to the right side of the screen. If so I can probably fix it; it's likely but not a sure thing that the thread with that comment in it would display similarly badly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 PM on April 7, 2012


Hmm. Maybe this comment? That seems to be the longest string of unbroken characters, anyway.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:58 PM on April 7, 2012


Nope, just removed that from Recent Activity and still same behavior when I refreshed.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:00 PM on April 7, 2012


I think it's this comment. I'll edit it.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:06 PM on April 8, 2012


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