As those who regularily attend the chat may know, new questions posted on Unix & Linux tagged are "featured" in the room by Ubuntu Questions on U&L shortly after they've been posted.

The problem is that the bot doesn't cater for already deleted questions (and this is a problem expecially for spam / rude or abusive questions).

For instance, this spam question was featured after it was deleted:


Should Ubuntu Questions on U&L be smarter about deleted questions?

  • Is it a coincidence that almost all spam is by Garcinia?
    – Star OS
    Jan 6, 2016 at 13:07

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The spam post was deleted at 9:47:58, and the chat post's timestamp is given as "9:47 AM". I guess it was a matter of seconds. I think we can let the bot off the hook, just this once.

  • Indeed, stating that the post was deleted already was an unfounded assumption. Then we're talking about seconds, since I clicked almost immediately after. I can't see the message's timestamp though, I get a "Page Not Found".
    – kos
    Dec 23, 2015 at 10:51
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    @kos you can see 9:47 in the screenshot. :P
    – muru
    Dec 23, 2015 at 10:53
  • I hoped the transcript would have reported the seconds, just to see by how much I was off. :D
    – kos
    Dec 23, 2015 at 11:00

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