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 manydays(!) out-of-date ...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.
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.
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.
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).
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
Consider one emergent discussion as a collective knitting job. Each monk can view it, appraise it, expand it. Or consider it a symphony of voices (Tolkien style?) In any case, some locus or front is implicit, with the work inexorably progressing along the time dimension, toward resolution. A piece that keeps morphing while you look at it, is probably not the easiest to work on. I see the new default order, and I'm not liking it.
I have not been a very active user until recently when I started working on perl. So please forgive me if I am not suggesting something useful or just repeating a topic that was discussed earlier as well.
As a learner, I am fascinated with one liners in perl that could do something very useful in just one line. So this came to my mind. Would it be a good idea to have a link on perlmonks where we can have users post some interesting/useful one liners? Going further (may be) selected ones are displayed on the website.
Just a thought that I wanted to post so new learners like me would be tempted more into perl and sooner or later start writing their own one liners :-)
I did a quick search on net and found that there is one book as well on perl one liners by o'rielly media.
And now, while previewing this post, I also notice that the listing in Cool Uses for Perl
has no tooltip either (source HTML: <span>CRPG</span>).
That's now potentially becoming somewhat confusing. To summarize (and clarify):
Syntax-highlight Non-Perl Code for HTML
<span title="Computer Role Playing Game">CRPG</span>
The Monastery Gates
Cool Uses for Perl
So, while that's two PerlMonks Sections that I was able to check,
this could also be happening in other sections.
Is the title attribute (and value) intentionally removed from the
listings in PerlMonks Sections?
If so, what is the rationale behind this?
Are attributes other than title affected?
Are elements other than span affected?
If this attribute was not intentionally removed then, presumably, that indicates a problem somewhere in the process of listing a post in various PerlMonks Sections.
If this is the case, can it be fixed?
[oiskuu]: jeffa, aren't you too young to have worked for nixon adminis
[jeffa]: as if Obama's doesn't lie
[jeffa]: oh "This" President is different ... he doesn't lie ...
NodeReaper has swallowed jeffa, mmmmm...