If we post any message (both in Tavern on the Meta and Shadow's Den, and also the chat.SE Sandbox, probably more rooms), the Feeds user replies "this is why we can't have nice things".

Can this please be fixed?


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Yes, yes; I was turning off the much-abused translate bot; I intended for subsequent use of translate: foo to result in that message, but... an if block got in the wrong place. Bad things. Very bad things. Fixed; data cleansed (but still tidying up a bit...)

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    ETA when translate bot will be back? Aug 26, 2014 at 12:56
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    @ShadowWizard when people can resist the urge to abuse it... so... Aug 26, 2014 at 13:14
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    @ShadowWizard actually, for moderators it will be back in a few minutes, but note: translations now get posted in your own name, not a system user Aug 26, 2014 at 13:16
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    – Unihedron
    Aug 26, 2014 at 13:18
  • So the feature is removed for non moderators? Aug 26, 2014 at 13:19
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    @ShadowWizard for the moment, yes; it was being abused too much; I might re-enable it at a later date, with the "posts as you" tweak Aug 26, 2014 at 13:20
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    Sorry to hear, though can't really say I'm surprised. Hope to see it back at some point. Aug 26, 2014 at 13:22
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    This is why we can't have nice things.
    – JonK
    Aug 26, 2014 at 15:58
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    @MarcGravell It's still very much borken. It's posting as the wrong user...
    – fredley
    Aug 26, 2014 at 16:33
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    @fredley whimper; I should have stated in bed today. Will fix it later. Aug 26, 2014 at 17:12
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    @fredley for info, it is almost certainly the different between chat user ids and q&a user ids. On some sites they are always the same. On others: not Aug 26, 2014 at 17:13
  • Have a sympathy upvote from me ... I'm sure everybody here has great respect for you and the team ... even if you have an off-day ;) take care!
    – rene
    Aug 26, 2014 at 18:05

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