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The default width of <textarea> tags has been changed to 100% via CSS.
The cookies that the Perlmonks domains set are now set as HTTP only cookies. This means that the most trivial XSS attack won't be able to steal cookies from here.
This should be testable locally by pasting the following text into your browser address bar while on a Perlmonks domain:
If the userpass cookie still shows up there, you might need to log out and log in again.
The CSS for the font size did not apply to the restructured nodelets that don't use TABLE tags anymore. I've added CSS rules for the appropriate DIVs.
After fixing the Apache configuration and installing the relevant module (Env::C) in the mainline Perl distribution, the timezone settings are re-enabled and the display of timestamps now reflects the settings again.
In a bout of cowboy-editing, the code base was made 5.22 compliant. This involved disabling some timezone setting so if you experience some timestamps in the wrong timezone this is likely caused by the change. That change is supposed to be temporary until the relevant module (Env::C) is loaded from the appropriate location again.
The "edit" form has been removed from the main display view of your posts, and pushed off into a separate edit page. Now if you visit one of your writeups you won't see an edit form right there, but you will see an 'Edit' link in the upper right.
This change was already in effect for a little while in a few sections (Obfu, Poetry, Meds...) and has now been rolled out to all sections.
Please see Editing your writeup is now a separate action from viewing a thread and voting on replies for further information and discussion.
The "root" writeup of a displayed thread is now enclosed in an html DIV element, with a distinct id: <div id="writeup">.
This DIV encloses everything from the reputation vote/display bar down to the bar which says "Comment on ... : Send private /msg ...". It does not include the "Replies are listed ..." bar.
The system now sends notification messages upon certain additional events, in a manner very similar to how monks are notified when someone replies one of their nodes. By popular request:
Feel free to discuss these changes in PMD.
This change affects only those who access PerlMonks via URLs crafted in some way other than scraping the site; if you only use PerlMonks through its normal web user interface, you can ignore this. This change alters the "API" for sending private messages.
To send a public or private message, submit a HTTP request (either GET or POST should work) with a query parameter op=message, to invoke the message opcode. The Chatterbox, the Message Inbox, and all other ways to send messages are implemented to use this opcode. In the case of private messaging, this opcode had two ways of specifying the recipient. One way was to reply to a specific inbox message, by adding a replyto=[msgid] parameter; the other was to send to a specific user, by name, by adding a sendto=[username] parameter. With this change, the first way (replyto=[msgid]) is gone; and a new way is added, for sending to a specific user by ID: the sendto_opt parameter. Code should now use only ;sendto=[username] or ;sendto_opt=[userid] for sending private messages, and not replyto.
As of 2015-07-27, you will no longer see reaped nodes, nor any nodes below them in the "tree" of replies, in any threaded view. This is now default behavior, but logged-in monks can override this by checking the "Show Reaped" checkboxes in Newest Nodes Settings. Note that Anonymous Monk has no way to override this behavior, and now will never see any reaped node, except when landing directly on a reaped node's page.
Also, reaped nodes will now no longer be included in Super Search results, unless you explicitly include author NodeReaper in your search criteria. As above, this behavior is overrideable by the NN Settings variables.
This change should be considered experimental.
Wee "thank you". Please discuss in PMD.
Historically, comments (aka replies; technically notes) were shown below posts ordered chronologically, with the first (i.e. oldest) reply at the top, just below the post, down to the newest at the bottom. By popular demand, the default note ordering is now 'Best First' -- the reply with the highest reputation at the top, worst reputation at the bottom. This change primarily affects, and was primarily intended for, visitors. It may also affect logged-in users who have never specified a Note Ordering in their User Settings.
Also, the reply ordering in effect is shown below a note, along with the "Comment on..." link. (It is not shown if there are no replies, however.)
Please welcome jdporter to the ranks of the gods. His deific appellation is erzuuli.
Logged-in users can now apply a css stylesheet to nodes rendered using the 'bare' display style. See article in PMD for details.
Older posts moved to Tidings through 2014-11-10.