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Re: Hidden updates ;-(

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Nov 21, 2003 at 13:38 UTC ( #308884=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hidden updates ;-(

There is another thing that I find annoying about nodes that are modified, and that isn't at all solved by plastering update in big bold letters in the posting.

If I read a note, and then you update it, I will never see the update. I can't smell the node was updated, and it won't re-appear on the newest node list. What's even worse, sometimes people update their list, to reflect the issues mentioned in a followup. But the person doing the followup won't be notified!

I only update my nodes to fix spelling or grammar errors, nitpicks in code, or to add a line or two for clarification (but I do the latter only right after posting the original). Otherwise, I just followup to my node.

(Of course, this discussion about updated nodes has happened before.)


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Re^2: Hidden updates ;-(
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Nov 21, 2003 at 13:45 UTC

    If I had the spare tuits what I would really love to implement for perlmonks would be decent RSS feeds, including comments and updates on changes. That way I'd get a pretty view of the changes differences as they appear in my RSS browser.

    (why do I have the feeling that abigail is going to bring up the superiority of NNTP sometime soon :-)

      NNTP as a protocol is sort of braindead too, though certainly better than most webbased solutions. But that's a rant for another day..

      Makeshifts last the longest.

      why do I have the feeling that abigail is going to bring up the superiority of NNTP sometime soon

      Since you just did, I don't have to.


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