I just got an email from Careers 2.0:

We're impressed by your "r" tag answers on Stack Overflow.

I've written two answers, with 0 and 1 upvotes. Maybe the algorithm should be tweaked so it's a bit harder to impress it?

Edit: Oh, and I accepted both of them myself.

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    Careers 2.0... Always trying to find something nice to say. ;) Nov 29, 2012 at 18:12
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    And it looks like you'll be hearing from them about your "careers" tag questions, soon, too. Nov 29, 2012 at 18:13
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    Did you complete the signup? Did it finish with a "Thanks for that, but we were just kidding"?
    – Bart
    Nov 29, 2012 at 18:14
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    The AI makes jokes, now ?
    – asheeshr
    Nov 29, 2012 at 18:16
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    I think the algorithm must be centered around your avatar, your nick's second letter, the TLD of your email address, or maybe std::rand(). Back when I had >50k rep and was among the top 10 of a popular tag, I only got an invite when some fellow in the chat (by then <10k, IIRC) who already got an invitation out of the blue suggested me to the team.
    – sbi
    Nov 29, 2012 at 20:11
  • Pretty sure the threshold is based on rep, not answer votes, and the blurb is just fluff generated based on your top tag
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 29, 2012 at 20:14
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    @sbi I have to assume that you've found your way onto the team's super-secret list of agitators, rabble-rousers, malcontents and other undesirables. Then, when you were nominated, they had to play it off like excluding you was just an oversight, lest they face the wrath of the united C++ coders front.
    – Pops
    Nov 29, 2012 at 20:47
  • @BenBrocka: I doubt it.
    – sbi
    Nov 29, 2012 at 22:05
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    So @WillCole, what have you actually planned for this?
    – sbi
    Dec 1, 2012 at 21:54

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We've re-calibrated the robots to not be so easily impressed in the future. They will, however, occasionally thank you for your input before inviting you to join.

The next time we tell you we're impressed, rest assured that we mean it.


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