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by Athanasius (Chancellor)
on Nov 03, 2013 at 12:03 UTC ( #1061038=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Earlier today (i.e. almost 7 hours ago) I saw this node: Re: Modiying values in html form posted as a reply to Modiying values in html form in the Categorized Questions and Answers section. (Note the identical misspelling in the titles.) It has since somehow ended up in Seekers of Perl Wisdom, where it is (not surprisingly) starting to garner downvotes as it is not a question. I cannot move it back where it belongs, as the Approval Nodelet’s “Move to” options don’t include Categorized Questions and Answers. I tried attracting the attention of the janitors in the CB, but was unsuccessful.

Can someone please move this node back to its proper place? (I don’t know what should happen to the replies, though...)


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Re: Misplaced node
by davido (Archbishop) on Nov 03, 2013 at 22:16 UTC

    Yes, that was a sort of mistake. The first mistake was that many years ago the original Modiying values in html form was posted in Categorized Questions and Answers when it really should have been posted to Seekers of Perl Wisdom. The second mistake was that it went unnoticed for many years -- ideally the Q&A Editors would have noticed and kicked it back to SoPW years ago.

    Then a day ago the answer you linked to, Re: Modiying values in html form showed up, drawing attention to the original parent node, and someone from QandAEditors had the good intentions of using the Q&A Editors' "SOPWify" tool to toss the thread out of Categorized Q&A, since it really was a better fit for SoPW. Unfortunately that person SOPWified the followup, not the entire thread. Some of these tools are a little clunky, and since they're not used all that often, it's easy to make a mistake.

    At this point it's probably best to just SOPWify the thread, and then to reparent the follow-up under it using the Janitors standard set of tools. I'll see if I can kludge my way through it without making it worse than that person already did. ;)

    that person is me.

    Update: Alright, that's taken care of. The original node, which really was asking a question, not presenting a Q&A style discussion, has been moved to SoPW, and the follow-up has been reparented under the original, where it belongs.


Re: Misplaced node
by GrandFather (Sage) on Nov 03, 2013 at 20:26 UTC
Re: Misplaced node
by LanX (Chancellor) on Nov 03, 2013 at 12:14 UTC
    Imho the way to go is consideration, I did it for you .

    In urgent cases you can /msg the janitors.

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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[LanX]: before digging into deep debugging ... I have a strange UTF8 problem, probably it rings a bell:
[LanX]: two utf8 strings from different sources are base64 encoded, but after joining both the umlauts in teh second get deleted
[Corion]: LanX: You can't just join two base64 strings together
[LanX]: (not a high priority bug because I can use some HTML entities in the second string)
[Corion]: base64 is padded to a multiple of 4 chars (or something)
[LanX]: misunderstanding, I joined them before converting to base64
[Corion]: Also, I would be wary of encodings and try to make really sure that both input strings are UTF-8. Maybe join the input strings from one source together to see whether they decode as bad or not
[Corion]: LanX: Then the problem should persist without encoding to base64 too ;)

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