Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Think about Loose Coupling

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

IIRC, if a monk knows the correct voodoo, it's possible to edit your own rootnodes.

I've got a few suggestions, I'm not saying I've got the answers, nor if it's possible to do any of this within Everything:

  • Remove the ability to edit your own root nodes for normal monks.
    Personally I don't like my own suggestion, since it would only prevent people updating their own nodes when it is really necessary and create more work for the editors.
  • Make it clear to all monks that deleted root nodes will be recovered from backups (and access for that monk to alter them removed?)
    Also not ideal - removing posts is generally a Bad Idea, however people should probably be allowed to retract their own comments. Free Speech (or no Speech).
    Maybe the option of removing the ability to edit your own root nodes should be reserved for only those users that seem to be removing their own nodes.
  • Place a limit on the amount a root node can be altered - i.e. refuse to commit if the user deletes more than 20% of the post
    Probably more trouble than it's worth and could be easily circumvented. Instead of empty root nodes, we'd end up with noise to make up the required characters.
  • Remove edit permissions from a monk for a period of time if any rootnode is edited or truncated.
    This might just stop any large-scale removal of nodes by a disgruntled monk.

As far I see it, there isn't a simple solution to the vanishing rootnode problem.
Something should probably be done, however, as a reasonable number of missing root nodes would impact the Monastery as a whole.



If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
That way everyone learns.

In reply to Re: On deleting node contents by BazB
in thread On deleting node contents by gmax

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2019-05-24 02:46 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      Do you enjoy 3D movies?

      Results (147 votes). Check out past polls.

      • (Sep 10, 2018 at 22:53 UTC) Welcome new users!