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SSCCE down? (updated)
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by haukex
on Dec 08, 2016 at 03:02
No update of headlines.rdf...
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by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:38

    ..for a week or two.

    Is the url still valid?

Editing node titles w.r.t. Perl 6
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by talexb
on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:29

    I just read [Perl6] [+] on a list... with a Junction, and saw the Consideration for it to be re-titled as OT: "Perl6" from [+] on a list... with a Junction, and wondered if this is something that needs standardization. There are going to be more posts that deal specifically with Perl 6 -- and it would be nice to use the title differentiate these posts in some way. This would serve readers, as well as future archivists.

    For this post, how about Perl 6: [+] on a list... with a Junction?

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

MCPAN Nodelet
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by choroba
on Nov 13, 2016 at 03:42
    I find MetaCPAN much more readable and comfortable to use than plain CPAN. Could the CPAN Nodelet be changed to link to MetaCPAN instead of CPAN? Or to be at least configurable?

    ($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,
The Monastery Gates reverted?
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by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:11

    Is there a reason why the entry page to the site - The Monastery Gates -- reverted from having posts in maybe 6 or 7 NOV, to where the newest post was from OCT31? (Or is that somehow stuck in my cache? But reloading the page from my browser did not help.)

Selected Best Nodes: 2011-2015
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by eyepopslikeamosquito
on Nov 11, 2016 at 05:52
PM currently very slow, caused empty post? (updated)
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by haukex
on Nov 05, 2016 at 11:58

    Hi all,

    Accessing PerlMonks has been very slow for me today, and my first attempt at posting a reply to amazon sns subscription resulted in the empty node Reaped: Re: amazon sns subscription, which also didn't end up as a child of that node, but in RAT it shows up in the "Notes" section. Not sure what's going on, but I did notice that yesterday's node Re^4: wide scrollbars also ended up in the "Notes" section.

    Update 2: I'm assuming someone saw my post, since now, a few minutes after posting, the site's speed seems to be picking up a little bit - still not fast, but better. Thanks!

    -- Hauke D

    Update: Clarification: first attempt was unsuccessful, second attempt was successful

Notification of updates to "Tidings"
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by kcott
on Nov 02, 2016 at 15:40

    "Tidings" (aka "What's New at PerlMonks" in the Information Nodelet and "What's New" in the block of links at the top of each page) is updated infrequently: there have been just nine additions in the last two years: 4 in 2016 and 5 in 2015. It is far from obvious when changes occur. I would like to propose that some prominent notification of changes to this node be implemented.

    Here's some suggestions for discussion:

    I have noted that "(*)" appears after "What's New at PerlMonks" in the Information Nodelet. I'm guessing this is intended to indicate a change but it is neither obvious nor prominent.

    — Ken

Problem with number of votes (02/11/2016)
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by marto
on Nov 02, 2016 at 07:07

    It would seem that a rare instance of the vote fairy being late or not having visited has occurred. I seem to recall this happening at least a couple of times in the past, it's a very rare occurrence. The number of votes I have left today is the number I had left over from yesterday. To my knowledge one of these instances was related to a problem with a code change, I don't remember the other root cause. Posting this as it's now been discussed a couple of times in the chatter box. I've also messaged the gods to make them aware of the situation, not that it's a big deal.

Slow day?
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by BrowserUk
on Oct 31, 2016 at 20:22

    Today seems to have been a remarkably slow day.

    On the basis of nothing more than gut feel, it seemed to start out relatively normal for modern times; but then it tailed off to almost total inactivity around lunch GMT.

    Two questions:

    1. Can my gut feel be confirmed by statistics?
    2. Was there any type of connectivity issue preventing people from posting?

    No big deal, I'm just curious as a couple of other sites I visit daily suffered the vagaries of DDoS attacked today.

    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.
Missing Sidebar in SoPW
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by perldigious
on Oct 18, 2016 at 09:26

    Not sure if this is just me or everyone, but the normal right hand sidebar with all the links (XP Nodelet, Chatterbox, etc.) seems to be missing on the main SoPW page. Just FYI.

    UPDATE: Whoops, I was wrong. Not missing, but just pushed far to the right such that it requires lateral scrolling to even see. Not sure why that problem would only be on the main SoPW page though.

    Firefox Screenshot

    IE Screenshot

    I love it when things get difficult; after all, difficult pays the mortgage. - Dr. Keith Whites
    I hate it when things get difficult, so I'll just sell my house and rent cheap instead. - perldigious
node with no Vote button (but still vote radio buttons)
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by RonW
on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:19

    While reading -Mouse, I noticed it had no Vote button even though it had the radio buttons for voting.

    I was able to vote on other nodes, so doesn't appear to be a block against me voting.

    Also, I have voted an "ancient" nodes, before (though not recently).

The gods are everywhere
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by haukex
on Oct 08, 2016 at 11:54

    Hi All,

    As I first wrote in Re^4: Curious: are anon-hashes in random order? in reply to syphilis also noticing it, people have been mistaking the gods as the author of nodes seemingly more often in recent times, since my last post it's happened three more times. The reason is obvious, the top of the Comment on page says "by gods" - if this was changed recently, which I'm not sure of, that would explain why this mistake has happened more often recently. With all respect to the gods and their holy work here, perhaps there is a way to reduce newcomers' confusion by hiding/moving/something the "by gods" on that page?

    -- Hauke D

Data lost from private scratchpad
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by Athanasius
on Oct 07, 2016 at 22:38

    For most of my time at the Monastery (nearly 4½ years now) I’ve been slowly accumulating information in my private scratchpad. Today I discovered that the majority of that data is gone — apparently just truncated below a certain point. I assume that means I’ve exceeded some pre-set limit? If so, I have three further questions:

    1. Is there any way I can recover the data?
    2. Is the limit local to the private scratchpad, or global across my home node, public scratchpad, and messages?
    3. How can I monitor my data usage in the future to prevent this from re-occurring?


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

Getting the node number of a space-filled node ID
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by stevieb
on Oct 02, 2016 at 19:29

    This probably doesn't come as a surprise to many, but I thought I'd throw it out there for those who, like me, haven't realized it before.

    We all know that we can link to a node by using its ID: [id://789891|stevieb's home node], but some node IDs have spaces: ChatterBox FAQ. These ones break horribly when trying to use them in [id://ChatterBox FAQ] context.

    After years and years of being here, I realized that at the top of, the node ID is readily available in the on Nov 07, 2000 at 16:08 EST ( #236794=sitefaqlet: print w/replies, xml ) line, right under the by: $person line. Grab the number to the right of the #, and drop it into the id:// tag: [id://236794], and you're good to go.

    I'll bet there are other ways to glean this information, and why I didn't notice it earlier is beyond me. Either way, I thought I'd throw this out there :)

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