I hope I'm not missing something embarassingly obvious. I've super searched on "scratchpad personal nodelet" and can't find any other reports of this problem.
When I click on the "Add to pub / priv" links in the Personal Nodelet, the link to the node I'm viewing does not get added to my scratchpad. If I click on "nodelet," however, it appears flawlessly in my nodelet list. I'm (fairly) sure this was working for me a week or so ago, since I have a link in my scratchpad that I know was added via this procedure.
Obviously not a big deal, but I thought I would report the behavior. Please slap me upside the head if this isn't the right place to ask these questions.
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