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Book review update button not doing anything

by oldtechaa (Beadle)
on Jun 14, 2017 at 17:57 UTC ( #1192820=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I wrote a review of Modern Perl here: Modern Perl

Since I made some mistakes in formatting, I then immediately went to change the formatting to what's below. When I hit the update button, nothing happens. It doesn't update and doesn't reload the page, but it does show the button was pressed. I'm using Firefox on Android.

I'll try again on a desktop computer, then report back.


The details of Modern Perl can be found in other reviews on PerlMonks. As it is freely available and anyone can look at the chapter descriptions, I won't review those here.

What I want to point out is the usefulness of this book for teaching best practices. The basic Perl part of the book isn't strictly necessary as this is covered in perlintro. However, many of the best practices cannot be found in perldoc or can't be found easily.

Such chapters as 2 and 7-12 are gold mines for best practices, many of which are difficult to find elsewhere unless searching specifically for them. Such things as the best community websites, Moose, style, exceptions, testing, warnings, reliability, security, idioms, things to avoid, and other tips are all considered in an uncluttered format, simple to understand and free to read (although you may want to donate on

Enjoy this modern, free, effective best practice guide.

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Re: Book review update button not doing anything
by marto (Archbishop) on Jun 15, 2017 at 13:18 UTC

    In case you missed the announcement in the chatterbox, jdporter is aware of the bug and will implement a fix at some point.

      Great, thanks. I haven't been online much this morning and when I am online, the chatterbox never seems to show much of anything. To tell you the truth, I haven't really gotten the hang of it. :)

        Not to worry, you may want to look at Other CB Clients which may work better for you.

Re: Book review update button not doing anything
by marto (Archbishop) on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:48 UTC

    Weird, I think you've found a bug, the vote button isn't displaying either.

      G'day marto,

      "... the vote button isn't displaying either."

      I investigated that a bit further.

      I randomly selected a few reviews[1,2,3] from "Book Reviews". All had the voting radiobuttons (++/--/+=0); none had the voting submit button ([ vote! ]).

      It looks like a general problem; not just specific to oldtechaa's "Modern Perl" review.

      — Ken

        Yeah, I suspected a general issue with reviews, before this post reporting an issue I can't recall the last time I opened a post within this section :/

Re: Book review update button not doing anything
by oldtechaa (Beadle) on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
    I tried on desktop Firefox on Linux, and it still doesn't do anything.

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