There are a couple things i wonder about, from time to time, about the code tag. One, the width makes a lot of code wrap when on my screen there is no need. Two, code can get longer and i wish it were a readmore tag instead.
The code tag seems to wrap at 70 characters, is that to support terminals? Perhaps that could be an option, so those with wider screens have the option of seeing it unwrapped.
The readmore tag is intended to keep a post from being too long. Yet, though a code tag pretties it up, it does not shorten it. Leaving it long certainly allows for quicker reading on the page, though it hinders getting to the start of the next post.
As a user, I think there are at least two disadvantages on the design of perlmonks forum:
There are too many objects on the right side.
Does not support uploading pictures.
There seems to be a real wealth of knowledge on PerlMonks.
I'm quite a new user... and find the interface for reading and posting in threads is difficult to follow. After just scanning briefly thru some of the setup stuff, I saw no section devoted to how threads are presented.
Hopefully I'm just blind to seeing how to set things up in some way I can follow better. If so I hope some kind Monk will steer me toward the relevant information.
Is it possible to connect with the various forums, thru NNTP? And use them like regular usenet is setup?
Is it possible, thru personal settings or whatever to get my group reading interface to resemble the one available on gmane. With Frames and threading so the groups appear in the tried and venerable style of usenet
I finally found out how to link directly to a node on cpan like this [mod://Email::Stuffer]. When searching Perlmonks for how to link to CPAN modules, the node I always landed on before, How do I link to modules on CPAN?, shows how to link to a cpan search for the module which requires another click to get to the module. The node has another link to What shortcuts can I use for linking to other information? but that always seemed irrelevant since I wanted to link to cpan not "other information".