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Categorized Answers in RAT: broken link
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by Athanasius
on Nov 20, 2015 at 23:08
voting while on superdoc SOPW(Seekers of Perl Wisdom ) doesn't preserve next=
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by beech
on Nov 12, 2015 at 03:18

    voting while on superdoc SOPW(Seekers of Perl Wisdom ) doesn't preserve next=

    For example I am browsing ?next=180;node_id=479, I vote, next isn't preserved, back to the very latest nodes as if next=0

    It would be nice if the value was passed when I hit vote, and even nicer if the url was preserved

    But its a minor issue


Tough beans again?
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by BrowserUk
on Nov 10, 2015 at 14:40

    Is it the season? Or perhaps the end of the season? Cos, we (or I?) am suddenly getting "Tough beans" again. Maybe they're getting passed their sell-by date :)

    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
[kobes:// shortcut
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by ambrus
on Nov 03, 2015 at 16:53

    The [kobes://foo] and [kobes://foo] link shortcut used to point to a certain CPAN search server. It appears in hundreds of nodes. Those links are now broken. [kobes://XML::Twig] points to a Not Found page, and [kobes://] points to the webpage of Archimedes Math Schools. (Luckily, the argumentless form is barely used.) What should we do with these links, and their documentation? Leave broken as is and document that it's broken, leave broken except the argumentless form, redirect to some other CPAN search server, render as non-linked text, remove the shortcut, link to a faqlet explaining that that search server is gone?

RAT trouble (day missing from the calendar)
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by ambrus
on Nov 02, 2015 at 15:57
My thread dissappeared
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by Todd Chester
on Oct 17, 2015 at 02:09

    My posting at

    suddenly is not showing the latest replies, including my own. Is there a page 2 or some such? What the heck???

    Never mind. I got my thread mixed up with someone else's. This site is very difficult to use

Add "is this username available" instructions to "Choosing a username" page in PM FAQ
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by GotToBTru
on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:28

    I suggest adding instructions in using SuperSearch to determine if a username is available to Choosing a username

    Is my username available?

    Here is how to determine if someone already has that name. This will not determine if a username is allowed; make sure you read the "Restrictions" section of this page to determine that.

  • Go to Perl Monks User Search.
  • Fill in your desired username in the "Author" box.
  • Click on the Search button. Wait patiently.
  • If the results are

    It seems that "desired username" does not exist. How very, very strange...

    congratulations! That name is available.

    Updated: shorter version using specific search page

    Dum Spiro Spero
Cached(?) pages when not-logged-in sometimes appear to be very seriously out-of-date
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by sundialsvc4
on Oct 12, 2015 at 17:13

    FYI ... when I stumble-upon certain mainline sections, such as Meditations or Perl Monks Discussion, ... and for some (but not all?) threads listed on those pages ... I lately observe that the content is often many days(!) out-of-date ... until I log in.

    I think that this problem varies from one major-topic to another ... e.g. Seekers vs. Meditations vs. PMD.)   Specifically, I think that I am seeing “cache artifacts” that seem to vary(!) between “headline” pages and “particular threads” within a topic ... but, not necessarily consistently.   Sometimes I think that I am seeing a “fresh” page, while sometimes I think that a “neighboring” page is, in fact, “very stale.”   (I generally suspect that “the headline page” is the one, of the two, that is “very stale.”)   Given that I dump my local browser cache many times a day, I do not believe that local-caching is the root cause of this problem.

How can one find his previous preview page (uncreated)?
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by u65
on Oct 03, 2015 at 11:48

    Is there a procedure for finding an uncreated preview node?

    A couple of times now I've started a post but got interrupted before I pushed "create" and so far have found no reliable way to easily find what I started. If I don't go too far astray, I can keep pushing the back arrow in my browser and find it, but if I log off or otherwise close the page I can't always find it again. I have not been able to find much searching about preview here except the threads on wanting a preview capability for updates.

    Note that when working on longer posts I've kept text in an offline file to edit and copy from, but that seems to be a pain for relatively small posts, but I guess I could make that a habit.


here frequency ?
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by LanX
on Sep 26, 2015 at 10:03

    Just an idea...

    Would it make sense to add a "here frequency" to the user profiles?

    I just spotted a good brother who wasn't here for a long time but he disappeared before my /msg could reach him.

    Strangely I can't tell if he's passing now more frequently b/c last here is only telling me what I already know.

    More a meditation...

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

Bug in RAT node display?
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by Athanasius
on Aug 30, 2015 at 09:00

    I just considered Digest::MD5 addfile() w/ tied filehandle to fix a spelling mistake in the name of the module under discussion. The node was already approved and front-paged. Following the consideration, the node is marked (CA) in Recently Active Threads (Full Thread view). Before consideration, it was marked (FA). So, the F (for Front Page) has now dropped out, although the node is still on the Front Page.

    Nothing earth-shaking here, I know, but — is this the expected behaviour, or is it a bug? I expected the node to be displayed with (CFA) following the consideration.


    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

Reaped nodes no longer visible?
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by Athanasius
on Aug 10, 2015 at 03:33

    Has there been a change to the display of reaped nodes?

    In looking through a thread, I used to see nodes that were marked as “reaped.” The content of these nodes wasn’t visible, but there was a link to see that content if one wanted to. Now, threads I know to contain reaped nodes no longer show them at all.

    This used to be configurable via one of the user settings. So my thought was that my setting had somehow been changed from “show reaped nodes” to “don’t show reaped nodes” — but now I can’t even find that setting anywhere.

    So, am I imagining things, or has the site been changed to no longer show reaped nodes? I see they are still accessible via the homepage of he who must not be named, just not in the threads where they were posted.

    Don’t get me wrong, if this change has been made then I’m all for it. I’ve long thought it was counter-intuitive to mark a node as “reaped” and yet still make it (relatively) easy to see what it said. I’m just surprised that no announcement has been made in Tidings (and a Super Search on “reaped nodes” shed no light on the issue).


    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

"Your Blog Stream" in "User Settings" is "Show blog on homenode:" but its not a blog
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by beech
on Jul 30, 2015 at 16:50

    If I go to User Settings the node User Posts is linked as "Your Blog Stream" and later there is a checkbox "Show blog on homenode:" but my writeups aren't a blog

    in other forum software, the "blog" section is not just another name for all the users writeups, its a separate section

    now given there is some choice of sections ... if its just root nodes I post that might make sense,

    but there is no docs on this,

    So I'm trying it out

Adding googleon/googleoff to portions of the right sidebar?
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by perlancar
on Jul 30, 2015 at 09:31

    A couple of times when I'm searching for some perlmonks users in Google (for example, say I want to know the threads in which "perlancar" posts something or is mentioned), what come up instead are pages where the username is found in the "Other Users" section in the right sidebar.

    Google (and probably other search engines too) allow us to put hints to parts of a page which should not be indexed. In Google case, we can use the googleon/googleoff comments. The details are here: Excluding Unwanted Text from the Index p

Querying Saints in our Book
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by chacham
on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:12

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