This is a very simple guideline for everyone to follow. We are all adults and come from different walks of life, we will not always see eye to eye on political or religious topics... However this is also the internet and these topics do come up from time to time. Please be respectful when discussing them and be prepared to cease discussion if someone asks you to. I am not for censorship but there is a proper forum for this type of discussion and in the case of someone being offended by it that forum should then be used in lieu of this one.
Some people see languages as religions, this cannot be avoided. We all hate Java but we shouldn't lynch the people who write it. CoffeeScript might not be your cup of joe, so if someone is soliciting help in it, just ignore the conversation. Please use common sense while chatting in the room. We don't want to flag people but we will.
Swearing is tolerated so long as 1) you are not using it to insult another user. 2) you are not throwing around curse words like a 10 year old at summer camp. We understand emphasis and frustration can result in a fuck or two, but just try not to get out of hand.
Animated gifs are fun, and often entertaining and we all (mostly) enjoy them... at first. There is a timeout on editing posts, please take note of how long said timeout is and "un-onebox" the gif before it is too late. People like to enjoy the gif once, maybe twice, but over and over until the conversation pushes it off screen is annoying.
You may have already noticed there is a ChatBot in the room (often), and you can make him say or do evil things. Please do not abuse the Bot unless you really, really, REALLY must. If you make the bot say something stupid of offensive then we will flag you not the bot. I cannot re-enforce this enough: Please use common sense while chatting.
Often you might want to reward someone for providing stellar help in the chat. But how do you ask? Find a well written (usually highly rated already) question or answer of theirs and toss it an up-vote. Remember not to go wild, one will do (seriously).
Having a single unified language in the chat is a must, and this language is English. We cannot allow conversation to go on in multiple different languages and if you must do this please create a new room with the user or users you wish to speak with. This is not to discriminate against non-english speaking people, it is merely to control some order and consistency in the room. With that said, all non-english messages (outside of themed arguments) will be binned and an appropriate link to these rules will be dropped.
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, there is a good chance you are a Help Vampire. Sorry.
Formatting your code is very simple, and so long as you can remember two rules you will be a code formatting master in no time.
Tools have been made to help with text formatting in the chats. See Useful Links for more information.
If you are thinking about pasting some code into the chat for review or discussion please use a paste service if the code is over 15 lines long. This is not a hard rule, but it is just a nice thing to do. Always remember formatting when posting code, even in paste services.
For a list of paste servies see See Useful Links.
Links to main site questions on any Stack Exchange site will onebox in the chat. So, if you would like to post a link to your question please post it by itself, not additional text (in that post). This way we can see the onebox and get a little more information at a glance, it will also help your chances of having the question viewed.
Please don't spam links to your question. Most regulars will browse the transcript if they have missed a bit of time, this is when your question will be seen. The active people in the room don't need to see it posted 4 times with the question, "Anyone?".
This has to be the biggest annoyance for any room owner or regular. We are on a Question and Answer site; so yea, I'm pretty sure it's ok for you to ask a question here.
Keep in mind that asking to ask a question will invoke snarky remarks and will hinder your questions chances of being answered. So once again, just ask your damn question!
Another prototyping service with a few twists. This is a great place to show off your latest experiment. Links to GitHub. This is a free service.
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This is an annotated, hyperlinked, HTML version of Edition 5.1 of the ECMAScript Specification. Very Helpful!
Compatibility tables for support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG and more in desktop and mobile browsers.
Too often is this the solution to your problem. RTFD. Don't expect people to google for you.
rkoutnik.com is SomeKitten's personal blog. He shares some good experiences and insights.
Userscript that provides keyboard shortcuts for common text formatting commands, reducing the dependency on mouse usage.
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