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Kill [me]

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Nov 04, 2005 at 22:45 UTC ( #505895=pmdevtopic: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
belg4mit has raised the following topic:

What do people think of killing me and having me as an alias for /msg?

UPDATE: In case that's not clear, I am inquiring about:

  1. Reaping me
  2. Having me be an alias for the author
Even if the latter is considered to not be worth the effort, the former could result in people who erronesouly /msg me at least getting a kindly message from root.

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Comment on Kill [me]
Re: Kill [me]
by jdporter (Canon) on Nov 04, 2005 at 23:13 UTC

    I'm for it. It would be cool if I could write [me] in a message or post and it would be displayed as a shortcut to myself. (E.g., in this post, [me] would be rendered just as [jdporter] would.)

    Interestingly, there is already one node (from 3 years ago) that contains a [me] link. And it would then function exactly as the author imagined it would! (Currently it doesn't; he was mistaken).

    We're building the house of the future together.

      But, me exists.

      Update: Nevermind. I read your reply before the root node.

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      

      Actually, I would think that [me] would render exactly the same as [Tanktalus|me]. Helps maintain the grammatical correctness that most people would be using in that situation. Including the node you linked to.

        Then, maybe we should kill I too.

        -sauoq
        "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
        

        Yes; of course. Good catch.

Re: Kill [me] (Free Note Taker)
by Corion (Pope) on Nov 04, 2005 at 23:32 UTC

    With the help of jdporter and tye, I can present to you the "Free Note Taker":

    <form method="post" action="?" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlenco +ded"> <input type="hidden" name="node_id" value="`user_id`"> <input type="hidden" name="op" value="message"> <input type="hidden" name="replyto" value="user"> <input type="hidden" name="sendto" value="`user_name`"> <label for="replytotext">Note to [`user_name`|myself]:</label> <input type="text" name="replytotext" size=40 maxlength=255> <input type="hidden" name="sexisgood" value="submit"> </form>

    Put this code into your Free Nodelet, enable it, and you have your own place to jot down notes to yourself. Order now and you even save 7 keystrokes every time you want to type /msg me.

      Very nice. Thank you. :-)

      Perhaps you should also post this as a Perl Monks Discussion topic: "Free Nodelet Hack: Free Note Taker" ...

      planetscape
      today we went to the zoo
Re: Kill [me]
by jcoxen (Deacon) on Nov 07, 2005 at 14:45 UTC
    You already does this...or are you wanting something different?

    The problem is that this is syntactically backward. Ideally, me would refer back to the author of a post or whatever while you would refer to either the OP or the person being replied to - I vote for the latter. I don't know that it would be worth the time spent on the code changes though.

    An easier solution might be to kill me and then make me the same as you?

    On a personal note, the moral and theological implications of that last sentence makes my head hurt.

    Jack

      You're mistaken. It's true that if you go to you's homenode, you get redirected to your own homenode (and only if you haven't disabled "javascript on homenodes" in your User Settings). But that has no effect on where /msg's get routed. If you send a /msg to you, it goes into you's inbox; it does not get forwarded into your own inbox.

      Update: the above is old history. As Anonymous Monk points out below, you is now a defunct, empty account.

      We're building the house of the future together.
        OK, I think I get what you're saying. I /msg'd you and my /msg showed up in CB as 'You said "Just a test to see where this goes." to you' but it did not show up in my inbox. I don't use CB though so I'm not sure I get the significance of this. Could you please explain?

        Jack

        some time passed, you was stolen, now it has no javascript from before.

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