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Community Manager at Stack Exchange since August 2013. Due to the volume of mail I get, if you send me a message — pops@(either stackoverflow or stackexchange).com — you actually will* get a personal reply!

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Josh: Have you tried yelling them at the Internet?
Joel: Almost exclusively! And yet problems still persist!

-"The Grand Opining", HijiNKS ENSUE, by Joel Watson


"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

-Charles Babbage


Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

-Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


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comment Using a custom star type with a Gmail filter
I actually briefly accepted this answer before I realized you answered the wrong question. You're right that you can use this syntax to search for questions, but you can't use it for setting up filters. The filter menu -- which has changed since I originally asked this question -- still only gives a single "Star it" checkbox, not a dropdown menu or anything like that.
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comment Is there a web app that validates XML?
That's kind of like me asking "how can I cross this river without a boat?" and you saying "try a sailboat"... but yeah, I've used XMLSpy in the past, it is good, just not what I was looking for with this question.
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accepted Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?
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comment Unable to see textbox in Gmail chat window
I started editing your question, but I can't tell what you're asking. Based on the highlighting in the screenshots, it looks like you're referring to the illegible text, but your question mentions textboxes. Are there supposed to be visible boxes in the blank white areas?
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comment Disabling a blogspot/blogger blog after losing access to the owner e-mail account
@Barry, I didn't even think to ask about that, but I would imagine so, since this would be a non-issue otherwise.
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comment Disabling a blogspot/blogger blog after losing access to the owner e-mail account
I'm happy to take questions here in the comments, but it could take me a while to respond because I'm not actually the person having the problem. I'm trying to draw in a new user by using the method Jeff Atwood suggested here.