Too many goodbyes this month.
This was one of the folks I have to thank for me being who I am now - and I'd say as one of the mods before me, I learnt a lot from Nathan. And a few Hijinks.
Good Luck out there.
Nathan Hinkle, though, I have only read three of your posts, including this one, you sure seem like a very intelligent being, and through this post you have made it clear you are a very intelligent person indeed, and very thoughtful.
Farewell nhinkle, peace and happiness to you.
We apparently found this home away from home one single day apart some 10 years ago. Those were heady days of answering, chatting and working to make the site a better place for users old and new. It was fun and, amongst a few other users, you were a crucial part of the Super User family.
It has been a long ride together, and I want to personally thank you ...
The comments by fixer1234 answer your question pretty well,
but, since I’m one of the people who voted to reject your edit,
I’ll confirm them, in a bit more detail.
The question, before your suggested edit, was over 900 words long
(as computed by the “Word Count” function in Microsoft Word).
Your edit left ten words untouched (based on a visual inspection
I totally get why you’re doing this. Thank you Nathan for your work and help here at SU. I’ll never forget how much time and effort we spent on different matters- the jokes, the camaraderie, the brainstorming on the blog posts and all the chat room madness. I wish you the best.
What was wrong with my question? I'm led to believe the question was closed because file formats are considered a product or service, which feels very wrong to me.
There are two major issues with your question. The first, you are asking us to predict what file formats will exist in the future, we cannot predict the future. Since we don't know what file ...
The kind of indiscriminate downvoting I get serves ONLY to beat up, belittle and demean people. It does serve any useful purpose except to drive good people away
I am absolutely not the person who downvoted your answer, but your answer doesn't answer a single one of the multiple questions the author actually asked.
Here is a list of the questions the ...
There are maybe a handful of questions that are younger than 60 days old.
We cannot migrate questions older than 60 days and I do not see any real benefit in shoving a heap of old questions, that OP could well have abandoned, given up on, or solved by other means, at another site. At best it could just be added churn, at worst it is a lot of extra work for ...
So it happened again. One of my questions has been closed inadvertently. The folks who have closed it claimed that it is not about hardware as outlined in the help center.
There isn’t anything inadvertently about the close vote I issued. The question was originally asking a question that only the manufacturer in question can answer.
There are dozens ...
Do I answer it?
If the author has provided enough details then you should answer the question.
Do I direct to the other question in a comment?
If the question is answered on Server Fault you could vote to migrate it to Server Fault. As a user on Server Fault you should then vote to close the question as a duplicate. You should not leave a temporary ...
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I'm not middle aged (I THINK!), white (last I checked at least) though I do admit to being male, though the other stuff is not for discussion.
That said the votes were invalidated automatically. While we do joke sometimes about community's gender - the vote invalidations were done by an entity that is not white, cismale or middle aged. It has also done ...
The question makes a valid point. There is a need to ensure that voting is based on post quality rather than the poster, but the automated system is too heavily weighted toward "organic" voting patterns. By that, I mean voting based on encountering posts at random.
I'm aware of that characteristic, so I'm careful to avoid triggering the ...
I always vote to close these with a copy/paste from Ask Different, which has this specific close reason…
Questions must demonstrate a reasonable amount of research & understanding of the problem being solved. Please edit to either a) clearly describe your problem and the research done so far to solve it or b) include attempted solutions plus why they ...
"Needs more focus" seems right to me. A question that amounts to "give me teh codez" is not "a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer" - as opposed to "here is the macro I've tried, I'm getting error XYZ"