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(Ovid) RE: Beginning of some quality documentation... hopefully

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Nov 07, 2000 at 22:07 UTC ( #40375=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Beginning of some quality documentation... hopefully

I like this. Lamentably, some of the documentation for this site is either not up-to-date, or squirreled away in some non-inuitive corner. It will be nice to have a central repository of good docs.

Incidentally, you appear to have mis-worded the first part of the explanation regarding using /msg and /tell.

For that, you can use the Chatterbox's "private chat" feature. To send a private note to someone, type "/msg" (or "/tell"), add a space, and then type what you want to say.
In a later example, you show how to use this correctly, but this explanation should mention that the victim's user name should appear immediately after the space that follows the /msg or /tell.

Yeah, I know, "Who would be stupid enough to not figure that out?"

Answer: what if dubyah wanted to learn $^X?


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RE: (Ovid) RE: Beginning of some quality documentation... hopefully
by jreades (Friar) on Nov 08, 2000 at 04:17 UTC

    Wow, what an improvement over the old FAQ which, every time I reread it, led me to use the Chatterbox incorrectly.

    I suppose it's probably a little late for this, but the interface seems a little inconsistent, and I'm a big fan of consistency even if I'm terrible about keeping it. ;^)

    For instance, it might be nice if the documented interface ran something like:

    • [user:vroom] for user links
    • [node:979] for nodes
    • [cpan:Parser::XML] for cpan

    This is just off-the-cuff you understand, but something like that would certainly be easier for me to remember/use in a day-to-day context.

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