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Filing away answers from this site?

by johnnywang (Priest)
on Sep 08, 2004 at 19:09 UTC ( #389443=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

In Re^3: Use with variable, radiantmatrix said "I definitely need to file that one away for later". That got me thinking, what do you monks do with the great question/answers you found in this site, or other sites for that matter? do you file them away? Being lazy, I always leave it to super search, but I can see the benefit of actually filing it away, but then I'll need my own search:-)

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Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by BUU (Prior) on Sep 08, 2004 at 19:43 UTC
    As I understand it, one of the main points of this site is to be a repository of perl knowledge and wisdom, so it's already "filed away", so to speak. I suppose you could maintain your own archive of stuff, but frankly I don't see the point.
Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by coreolyn (Parson) on Sep 08, 2004 at 19:50 UTC

      I use my private scratchpad. I display my personal nodelet on every page -- it has just a few links (including one to my scratchpad.)

      When I see a node I think I'll want to revisit, I use the "Add to priv pad" link in my personal nodelet.

Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by Plankton (Priest) on Sep 08, 2004 at 20:54 UTC
    Others have made great suggestion and you can always just do
    File > Save Page As
    with you browser.

    Plankton: 1% Evil, 99% Hot Gas.
Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by shenme (Priest) on Sep 08, 2004 at 21:48 UTC
    Not two minutes ago I added another snippet to my pm_stuff.txt file on my PC. That way I've got a list of neat ideas that I can scan when I'm stuck. And I can't be logged into PM _all_ the time!
Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by revdiablo (Prior) on Sep 09, 2004 at 03:56 UTC
    what do you monks do with the great question/answers you found in this site

    I put them up on my homenode. My criteria is usually something along the lines of "Will I ever search for this node again? Does it have some information I will want to read about later?" And often it's not the node itself that I'm interested in, but the replies generated.

Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by castaway (Parson) on Sep 09, 2004 at 05:03 UTC
    Since no-one else mentioned it yet: Browser Bookmarks. I keep quite a collection of them (I think the bookmark file is at 600k or so), and a bunch of those are in the "Computers and Internet", "Programming", "Perl", "Perlmonks" category ,)

    C.

Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by valdez (Monsignor) on Sep 09, 2004 at 08:25 UTC

    I colonized every available space to store bookmarks and browser bookmark managers are not really friendly... If only I could have a custom link in my personal nodelet built with the current node id, I would write my own Perlmonks Bookmark Manager... a link like this [http://mysite.tld/valdez/pmbook?%N|Bookmark this] (%N syntax borrowed from Custom Node Title Definition in User Settings).

    Ciao, Valerio

Re: Filing away answers from this site?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 09, 2004 at 13:28 UTC
    What I do, is if I want to save a page because of the great discussion, I use the "print w/replies" link to get a nice page (without the chatterbox clutter), with the node_id at the top, so you can point others to the page as a url link. Then I locally save that page and put it in a catagorized directory of "doc's" which I keep.

    My only complaint, is ( on linux at least with Mozilla), these pages all come up with a name "index.pl.html" when I go to save them; requiring me to give a descriptive name of my own to the html file.


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