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XML Generator ticker=yes only works sporadically? (updated)
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by haukex
on May 02, 2020 at 10:43
[Free Nodelet Hack] Browser Notifications for New Nodes
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by haukex
on May 02, 2020 at 10:35

    You need to be logged in, then enable the Free Nodelet in your Nodelet Settings, and in your Free Nodelet Settings, paste the following, and on supported browsers you'll get a checkbox "☐ New Node Notifications" above your nodelets that you can turn on, and you'll get a browser notification for each new node that is posted.

    <script src="" integrity="sha256-xNzN2a4ltkB44Mc/Jz3pT4iU1cmeR0FkXs4pru/JxaQ=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script src="/?displaytype=displaycode;node_id=11116359;part=2" type="text/javascript"></script>

    (If you've already got jQuery loaded from another nodelet hack, you don't need to put that <script> tag twice, of course.)

    The notifications are disabled by default because if you have multiple tabs open to PerlMonks, you'd get a notification per tab. If you want to have notifications turned on by default, you can add this before the above <script> tags: "<script> NOTIFICATIONS_ENABLE=true; </script>", and if you additionally want to hide the checkbox, add "NOTIFICATIONS_HIDECB=true;" inside those <script> tags.

VPN Usage
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by freonpsandoz
on Apr 26, 2020 at 19:01

    Does the Perl Monks site forbid VPN usage? When I tried to post a reply in a forum, I got the error message, "You do not have permission to post. Tough beans." The error went away when I disconnected from my VPN. Thanks.

Janitation History vs. Poster History
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by kcott
on Mar 06, 2020 at 19:59

    G'day All,

    I was looking at a node which I thought may have been modified by the poster. I wondered if Janitation History would enlighten me. It didn't: "This node has not been edited yet.".

    Just to confirm that, I checked "Re: how to write a vertical TK Entry?". I had fixed a minor typo in that: s/wigdet/widget/. Again, Janitation History reports: "This node has not been edited yet.".

    I wasn't really expecting Janitation History to report on poster edits; however, I thought it was worth checking. It's often useful to know if a poster has made modifications, especially when subsequent posts by others don't seem to make sense.

    I'll just throw this open for general discussion:

    • Would a new Poster History link be useful to others?
    • What about a combined Janitation History and Poster History (possibly renamed to something like Edit History)?
    • Are there any technical issues with doing this (e.g. increased database load)?
    • Is there another way to get this information of which I'm unaware?

    — Ken

NEW [doc://perldoc#deeplink] works now with all perldocs
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by LanX
on Feb 17, 2020 at 16:37
Chatterbox: NEW link to sent messages
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by LanX
on Feb 16, 2020 at 07:11

    Private /msg [messages] are sometimes hard to understand if they are a reply to something you wrote a day ago.

    Actually they are still available in the "Delete" folder but only for a limited time (36h ?)

    click here to check

    The chatterbox nodelet used to have various links to the message box in the bottom row

       And 69 more, 90 archived

    It now contains a link to recently sent messages too

       And 69 more, 90 archived, recently sent

    The "recently" was necessary to avoid confusion about older messages missing. You need to archive them explicitly if you want keep them longer.

    Thanks to the gods for accepting my patch. :)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) The link is a bit long for my taste, probably "just sent" or only "sent" with alt-text would have been better

Monastery gates typo and title change
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by Eily
on Feb 13, 2020 at 09:16

    Hello fellow monks :). There are a few things that (might) need some change in the Monastery Gates' page

    First: the Quests section gives a current staus for the quest. Same for Quests. In both cases only the active quests are displayed anyway so I'm not sure that the line is useful. Does this come from a template used elsewhere?

    Second, in the same section, is it me or does the prompt "Offer your reply" sound a little weird? Anyway, having that link for the top node preview of the page but not the other ones might make it seem like it's missing in other places.

    And lastly the PerlMonks Discussion section of the Gates is called "New Monks Discussion" which is very misleading (for a second I thought there was a section to welcome newcomers that I had never noticed).

A reply to a reply not shown in RAT (solved)
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by choroba
on Feb 11, 2020 at 03:53
last hour of cb planned outage
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by Tanktalus
on Feb 09, 2020 at 10:13

    If you're one of those people who rely on on last hour of cb to tell how long it's been since the last conversation, because, let's face it, the conversation isn't as continuous as it was ten years ago, then I'm sorry to report that it's going to be taken off effective within a few hours of this post. I'm not sure when it'll be back online. Hopefully ~36 hours, but a good chance it'll be down most of the week.

    Longer version: I'm moving. Not very far, just about 6 or 7 minutes' drive away. The new house's networking will, if I'm really lucky, be set up tomorrow, but I haven't been that lucky with this build so far, and so I'm not really expecting the network termination to be completed tomorrow. (The female CAT5e terminations in the office and other places are done, but not the male termination points in the mechanical room where I could then plug them into the switch / router. Because that made any sense whatsoever.) I'm tearing down the electronics today in the hopes of moving it myself rather than relying on the movers to do it, but without networking, the PCs aren't going to do a whole heck of a lot.

    And, yes, the whole CB stats / last hour of cb system is running on my home PC, as it has been doing for a long time already.

    My goal is to get the systems running again asap. It's just that some of this is out of my hands.

confusing style when A reply falls below the community's threshold of quality. You may see it by logging in.
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by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 15, 2020 at 19:05
Missing "Front-paged by" data
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by Athanasius
on Jan 15, 2020 at 01:56
Unable to Approve #11110824
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by kcott
on Jan 02, 2020 at 00:33

    I've been trying to approve "Old Programmer New To Perl" (#11110824) without success. The "Approve" box can be checked but, when the "moderate" button is clicked, the "Approve" box just becomes unchecked.

    I successfully upvoted the OP but was still unable to "Approve".

    — Ken

Message Inbox: can't see any messages
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by eyepopslikeamosquito
on Nov 25, 2019 at 16:07

    When I click on my Message Inbox I am told there are 218 messages in my Inbox ... but they are not displayed. I have used this feature for years, it used to display my messages but seemed to stop doing so a while ago. It's possible I've mucked up my configuration somehow. Advice on how to troubleshoot welcome.

Perl Monks Birthday?
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by perldigious
on Nov 18, 2019 at 16:48

    Did Perl Monks just have its twentieth birthday a week ago? I'm only basing that on vroom's user created date of November 11th 1999...

    If that's true, Perl Monks should be excited because it can finally drink legally in the United States in just one more year. :-)

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
New Questions/Answers
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by aartist
on Nov 07, 2019 at 09:08
    How do I find out the latest categorized questions or answers ?

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