I hope this is the right place to report bugs with the PerlMonks site.

Recently runrig sent a message to me. In it he used [pad://] to link to his scratchpad. I found that if I was in my message inbox it linked to http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=108949;user=developers which is a node I don't have access to. From anywhere else on the site it links to his scratchpad. We experimented, and if you send a message with [pad://runrig] in it it will work anywhere on the site. I reproduced the bug by sending myself a message.

Given that I was in my Message Inbox so I could read runrig's message, this was somewhat annoying...

Update: Thanks for the quick fix!

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Re: Bug with pad:// in Message Inbox
by jdporter (Canon) on Mar 27, 2009 at 16:01 UTC

    Thanks for the bug report.

Re: Bug with pad:// in Message Inbox (crux)
by tye (Sage) on Mar 27, 2009 at 05:26 UTC

    The code that displays the message needs to set $AUTHOR properly as each message is rendered (to answer a question asked in a wiki, a place where having a discussion sucks).

    - tye