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PerlMonks Certificate Expired
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by harangzsolt33
on Sep 17, 2023 at 23:28
    Does anybody else get this error? When I visit PerlMonks, I get a certificate expired message in my web browser. It doesn't matter which browser I use. Same thing happens when I visit PerlMonks on my phone. I get an error message. Apparently the expiration date is Sunday, September 17, 2023 which is today. Can somebody fix this? Btw I wouldn't mind if PerlMonks went back to use HTTP only. Saves you some money. I see no reason why PerlMonks should be using HTTPS. This is not a bank. What are you trying to protect?
LTR character in links
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by Bod
on Jun 19, 2023 at 18:19

    In my profile, I have listed the modules I've published. But one has LTR characters in it.

    I've tried typing the characters and copying them from a working URL but it seems the Monastery has a glitch!!! +ion
Account creation
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by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 12, 2023 at 19:13
    Uups, I see the page telling me "your account has been created. . . ." but I never receive my password! what's going on?
Promoting old (2009) node: "I want more monkquips"
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by kcott
on Apr 30, 2023 at 14:40

    Old (2009) node is: "I want more monkquips".

    Extract from CB:

    [kcott]CB quip: "and the sunlight beams..." (white text on red bg). I don't recall ever seeing that one. Is someone actively adding quips?
    [marto]Hi Ken, there was a thread some time ago where people could post quips to be considered for incusions. I think some of the gods or sitedocclan add things from time to time
    [kcott]Thanks, marto. SuperSearch: "I want more monkquips". ...

    Simply adding a new PerlMonks Discussion node, to promote an older PerlMonks Discussion node, has the same problem in that it too will fall into disuse: "I want more monkquips" had various responses throughout 2009; then one in each of 2010, 2011 & 2015.

    Accordingly, I'm throwing out the idea for discussion of having a Quip Quest. I envisage this would be set up similar to the poll idea quest YYYY, in the Quest category (which appears at the top of the The Monastery Gates).

    A How do I create a Quip? page would have comparable information to the How do I create a Poll? page. Here's a non-exhaustive list:

    • Maximun length of quip.
    • Intended quip target location: XP Nodelet, Chatterbox, ...
    • Optional background & foreground colours. I would stipulate that this option requires both colours and that they be contrasting (to avoid issues with Display Settings custom colours).
    • Links to related threads; e.g.

    The suggested quip(s) should perhaps be within <spoiler>...</spoiler> tags — I'm not sure about this requirement.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

    — Ken

Link rot by domain snapping
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by LanX
on Apr 02, 2023 at 20:13
Problem account: OliviaB
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by kcott
on Mar 28, 2023 at 01:20
Free Nodelet hack for syntax highlighting
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by tobyink
on Mar 27, 2023 at 05:26

    Here's a quick way to add syntax highlighting to code blocks in the monastery:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href=" +ghlight.js/11.7.0/styles/base16/one-light.min.css"> <script src=" +0/highlight.min.js"></script> <script src=" +0/languages/perl.min.js"></script> <script> window.addEventListener( "DOMContentLoaded", ( event ) => { hljs.configure( { cssSelector: '.codeblock .codetext font', languages: new Array( 'perl', 'html', 'css', 'xml', 'json', 'yam +l', 'diff' ), } ); hljs.highlightAll(); /* If you use the free nodelet for only Javascript/CSS, * and not as a display area, then you can uncomment * the next line of Javascript. */ // document.getElementById( 'Free_Nodelet' ) = 'none'; } ); </script> <style> .codeblock .codetext font { white-space: pre; display: block; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0.5rem 1rem 0.5rem 0; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 0.125rem; } </style>

    You may want to double-check the CSS selector used because I think this may differ based on other settings you've chosen.

    Also, you may wish to choose a different colour scheme. highlight.js (the syntax highlighter used) comes with a huge variety of colour schemes. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find URLs for other options. (And previews are here.)

Automatic downvote
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by harangzsolt33
on Mar 25, 2023 at 13:21
    Is it possible for a user to write a script to monitor my activity and down vote everything I post automatically? because I am noticing that lately. My past 10 or more posts have all received downvotes instantly. As soon as I press the button to Submit post, there is a downvote. I have no idea who is doing that. But for example, yesterday I made a post around 1 am, and very quickly almost instantly it received a down vote. The post was quite long, so there is no way the person could have read it and thought about it and form an opinion so quickly. I don't understand how this is possible that someone is getting a downvote automatically. Does PerlMonks allow members to set up an automatic thing? LOL I think, if I tried to give out down votes to everybody, I would very quickly run out of votes. Secondly, how would I do that without being logged in? If someone is currently logged in, then their username should show up on the home page right column. Right? So, I couldn't hide my activity. Thirdly, if I wanted to write an automatic down voting script, it would have to download a page from PerlMonks every second to check the new posts by that user. And that would be extra bandwidth...eventually downloading the same page a billion times would raise the awareness of the admins (maybe?), and I think that user would be placed in a timeout. So, how can someone pull this off? I don't understand it.
RSS feed for new nodes
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by szabgab
on Mar 13, 2023 at 06:04
    There were earlier discussions about RSS feed for new nodes of PerlMonks, but I think none of those work these days. I asked davorg to add PerlMonks to the Perl Planetarium, but he could not find an RSS feed either.

    If anyone here could help with the integration, it might be nice to see PerlMonks nodes apper on the Perl Planetarium.

PERL in the near future
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by Nayeem-monk
on Feb 25, 2023 at 09:03

    Dear wise ones

    my curious mind wishes to know, would the Founder of PERL, Mr. Larry Wall be sometimes seen wandering around the premises here? Also, do you have a designated person to welcome newcomers? Being a business graduate with a non-CSE background, I see that a balance between quantity and quality is important for survival. If a programming language (a product in marketing terms) is not much popular, we could try to highlight its benefits that many people wouldn't know.

Wrong URL, failed redirection when using the mod:// with sections (hashes)
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by bliako
on Feb 22, 2023 at 15:02
Recently Active Threads: limited maximum node depth
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by kcott
on Nov 27, 2022 at 17:24

    G'day All,

    This morning, I saw in "Best Nodes" a link to "Re^12: Perl XS binding to a struct with an array of chars*". I looked in RAT to get an idea of the activity in this thread: there were a number at "Re^9" but nothing deeper. I went to the Page Settings (bottom of the RAT page) to change the maximum depth but the selection only provides 0-10.

    Scrolling through (the very long) "Perl XS binding to a struct with an array of chars*", I found a couple at "Re^10" as well as the "Re^12" (from Best Nodes). So, I haven't lost access to any content; however, it would've been preferable to get a high-level view via RAT.

    Can that "maximum depth" selection be extended? I don't know if there are other factors involved, so I don't know what to suggest beyond arbitrary ranges such as 0-20 or 0-99. Alternatively, could there be a "no depth limit" checkbox? I imagine a text entry box would be another option, but I suspect that might require a fair bit of validation and other work which pmdev's may not want to undertake (although, I'm very much guessing about that).

    — Ken

Hermitage page is blank
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by harangzsolt33
on Oct 29, 2022 at 01:10
    I recently got promoted to level 10 "Hermit," and I saw that there is more information about this level. So, I clicked on the "Hermitage" link, and to my surprise, the page is empty. Well, I made a note of that, and Ken informed me that it's not empty. It says, "Info for Hermits (and above) only." Okay, so is this a joke? I see the words "Info for Hermits (and above) only" and it's followed by nothing but blank space all the way to the bottom of the page. Then at the very bottom it says, "PerlMonks lovingly hand-crafted by Tim Vroom..." So, my question is is there something on this page that should be visible to me? because I can't see it.
Notification of XP increase has gone wild (maybe)
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by davido
on Oct 21, 2022 at 21:17

    The past few times I've logged in here (sadly, days or sometimes a week apart) I'm seeing big bumps in XP. Most recently, the XP nodelet congratulated me on +92.

    At first I thought it was some recent post getting a lot of attention, but I'm not seeing that. Then I thought maybe a really old post hit reddit or something. But when I search my posts by reputation I'm not seeing new top contenders. That leaves the possibilities that I have no idea what post is getting upvoted so much, or that a bunch of posts are getting upvoted a little, but continuously over the past month or so, or that there's a bug.

    Has anyone else noticed this behavior?


Anonymous monk reaches 100,000 posts
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by marto
on Sep 25, 2022 at 04:40

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