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Anonymous Monk comment(s) on questions
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by thanos1983
on May 24, 2017 at 15:55

    Hello everyone,

    Lately I have been noticing very often Anonymous Monk is someone who is posting not nice answers to questions (e.g. Re^2: Supervised machine learning algo for text matching across two files).

    Somehow we need to contain this. This is a great very polite forum that people with real questions come and search for answers. I comparison to other forums people here do help and not judge if their skills are not super or their knowledge on experience is high. Everyone of us was a beginner and we/I are still beginners in areas where other can strive.

    Any way in conclusion, this forum is great but people like Anonymous Monk who hide behind anonymous profiles can post what ever they want and mess the reputation of this forum.

    I would propose if possible to constrain Anonymous Monk from replying on questions, he should be still possible to post and read any questions but what about not been able to post a reply if he is not a registered member?

    What do you think, would that maintain somehow this problem?

    Seeking for Perl wisdom...on the process of learning...not there...yet!
Messaging the result of a consideration
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by chacham
on May 20, 2017 at 15:15

    There is a message if a considered node gets reaped or edited, and the node is noted with this, including a link to the tally. If the node does not get reaped or edited, there is no message and the node is not noted.

    It would be nice to know the result of a consideration regardless of the outcome. Also, when viewing a node, to see if it has been previously considered and what the tally was. Beside being interesting, it can prevent a second consideration of the same node.

I can upvote a node multiple times! Well... sort of.
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by perldigious
on May 15, 2017 at 10:08

    Just tried something that occurred to me because I though I could find a large bug. It only partially worked, so I guess it's at best a small bug...

    Basically, I tried opening the same node in multiple tabs of my browser prior to voting on it. Since the voting options stick around in any tab opened prior to actually voting on a node, and curious if the programming behind the scenes actually just hid them from the account that already voted after the fact to prevent multiple votes, or if it did any kind of back end checks to see if that specific account had already voted on the node, I gave it a try.

    From what I could observe, my first upvote did increase the rep of the node, but my second upvote did not. I'm not sure if there is any wonky behavior involving XP for either the voter or the vote-ee, but I did notice that my number of votes left for the day decreased in both cases.

    So based on that, I'm calling it a small bug, since really if someone tries to do this maybe they should lose the vote(s) to oblivion anyway (assuming that's all that happens). I figured I'd report it none the less, since sometimes I have an annoying habit of trying to "break" things like this on purpose. Trust me, I'm a video game designer's/programmer's worst nightmare, after beta testing and post release or course. :-)

    UPDATE: My bad, disregard based on my response to soonix below. That's what I get for taking non-current data at face value, and just generally not thinking through what I was actually observing. I should have seen my number of votes decrease by two instead of one the second time if what I said were actually true.

    Just another Perl hooker - Working on the corner... corner conditions that is.
Restricting Anonymous Monk to SOPW
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by Anonymous Monk
on May 13, 2017 at 10:25
    I understand the reasoning that new members should be allowed to post anonymously.

    But none of the sections except Seekers Of Perl Wisdom is meant for new members, it's acceptable to ask for a log-in before posting there.

    Hence reducing AM to SOPW would reduce the amount of needed considerations and moves.

add rewrite rule to redirect /index.pl?node_id=.... to /?node_id=.....
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by Anonymous Monk
on May 12, 2017 at 21:26

    Hi,

    Can we add a rewrite rule to redirect /index.pl?node_id=.... to /?node_id=.....

    I'm dilligent about using perlmonks.org only, but once in a while through site navigation not user links i end up with index.pl and bam, all my visited links aren't visited anymore..

    Just a thought

    Thanks

Double double toil and trouble
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by marto
on May 04, 2017 at 03:38
The Cookies account
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by Lady_Aleena
on Apr 26, 2017 at 04:47

    A little over four years ago, I created the Cookies account for fun. I was known for my chatterbox antics with cookies; so on April Fools 2013, I decided to have some fun. Two years ago I went in for surgery, which is scary. I was thinking something could happen, and Cookies would be left without someone to maintain the account.

    Some users still play with the buttons from time to time. I would not want the account to die just because I did. So, if anything happened to me, would there be someone who would be willing to take over this very silly account?

    P.S. I am always willing to add more flavors and options to the account. Just let me know.

    P.P.S. This thread can be for anything related to the Cookies account that might merit general discussion, too. 8)

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena, the Cookie Lady
Number of Replies Count Wrong
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by perldigious
on Apr 25, 2017 at 09:09

    I was just looking at the latest CUFP as I post this and I noticed that in the CUFP home it says "1 reply", but when I click on it to look it appears to have none. A minor thing, but some sort of glitch perhaps?

    Just another Perl hooker - Working on the corner... corner conditions that is.
Discrepancy in reap notification message
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by Athanasius
on Apr 24, 2017 at 23:57
let's encrypt
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by natxo
on Apr 21, 2017 at 16:38
    Dear monks, every time I login without https my credentials can be intercepted. This is nowadays not necessary anymore, we have free certificates available using let's encrypt.

    I tried https and the browser errors are annoying because the certificate does not match the hostname (*.pair.com).

    Are there any plans to enable https without annoying browser errors? I could lend a hand to implement this (not that I think people here are not capable of doing it, just offering help ;-) ).

crowd working
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by LanX
on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:27
    Dear sisters in Perl,

    I'm wondering...

    Normally we keep monitoring if a poorly phrased question was cross posted or looks like homework.

    But there is a growing market of crowd working, where mini jobs are auctioned in the Web for small money.

    Did we ever notice such a task being "forwarded" to the monastery?

    I think the problem might get worse in the future.

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

Reduce Newbie Confusion
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by choroba
on Apr 06, 2017 at 10:42
    Can't we rename Perl Monks Discussion to "Site Discussion"? Maybe newbies won't post their Perl-related questions there so frequently .

    ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
CB sidebar auto-expansion problem
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by LanX
on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41
    For a week now I'm experiencing problems with the chatterbox-sidebar and Firefox.

    When I hit return or click talk, my message (if expandable) becomes expanded to an older one form my chat history.

    For instance I just tried to say *me but posted .oO( *you* don't exist, I'm only messaging to *me* self), something I wrote weeks ago.

    Anyone else with this problem? Suggestions how to solve it, like deleting history?

    I tried to use the CB sidebar with chrome, but this doesn't seem to be easily possible.

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

[Free Nodelet Hack] Disable Submit Button on Click
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by haukex
on Mar 25, 2017 at 09:43

    Disabling submit buttons on click is pretty common nowadays I think, adding the following to the Free Nodelet Settings enables this behavior for the "preview" and "create" buttons (using jQuery). Because disabled buttons don't get included in form submissions, but PerlMonks relies on them, I added a workaround which adds a <input type="hidden" ...>.

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" integrity="sha256-hwg4gsxgFZhOsEEamdOYGBf13FyQuiTwlAQgxVSNgt4=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"> //<!-- $(document).ready(function() { $("input[type='submit'][name='op'][value='preview'], " +"input[type='submit'][name='op'][value='create']") .click(function() { $(this).prop("disabled",true); $(this).after( $('<input>').attr({ type: 'hidden', name: $(this).attr('name'), value: $(this).attr('value') }) ); }); }); //--> </script>
Double posting
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by syphilis
on Mar 25, 2017 at 06:41
    Hi,
    I've made one or three lately, and I think I'm close to working out how it has happened.

    I write my post, "preview" it, then "create" it.
    Then I immediately see something (insignificant) that I want to change.
    So ... I change it ... and hit "create" again ... and now there are 2 posts.

    Can this unfortunate state of affairs be rectified by means that don't involve more intelligent behaviour on my part ?

    Update: Perhaps I was being a bit harsh on myself. Having hit "create", the only button then immediately available is an "update" button. It's the hitting of that "immediately available" update button that's creating the duplicate.
    That aint right. Do I need to elaborate ? ... I reckon I could even provide a demo.

    Cheers,
    Rob

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