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Voting on long posts

by CiceroLove (Monk)
on Mar 25, 2001 at 09:44 UTC ( #66960=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

First of all, I would like to say how much I enjoy perlmonks. My only (minor) criticism is that sometimes I want to vote for something that is long. As a result, I have to scroll past everything else to press the vote button. I tried making a bookmarklet that would just set focus on the vote button but the problem is that the form is not properly named it seems. Although I must say that the vote button is more than appropriately named (view source to see). Seeing as how this is a perl site, I don't know if we can come up with a solution without facing major changes in which case I say this is not worth it. But maybe someone out there is a better Javascripter and can make a bookmarklet for us all to use?

Fates! We will know your pleasures: That we shall die, we know; 'Tis but the time, and drawing days out, that men stand upon. - Act III,I, Julius Caesar

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Re: Voting on long posts
by damian1301 (Curate) on Mar 25, 2001 at 10:10 UTC
    ...all I do is press enter after I have voted on something...Just click on the ++ or -- and then press enter.

    Almost a Perl hacker.
    Dave AKA damian

    I encourage you to email me
      I would have voted this up, except when I hit enter, nothing happened (yeah, Netscape 4.75).

Re: Voting on long posts
by LD2 (Curate) on Mar 25, 2001 at 10:20 UTC
    Hmm, this may sound odd... but I actually prefer to scroll down from long posts and view the other replies. Most times, there are other posts that I wish to read/learn from/vote on as well. Although it is an interesting idea to move the vote button maybe closer to the top of the page or a nodelet to move around(configured in user settings).
Re: Voting on long posts
by $code or die (Deacon) on Mar 25, 2001 at 14:05 UTC
    I've heard a rumour that the voting and navigation on the latest version on the Perlmonks Everything engine is voice-enabled. At the moment it is only supported if you are using's UP Browser. Of course, because this is a WAP browser on a cellular phone that has limited text display you have to keep saying "next page" on posts longer than 1024 bytes.

    This is just a joke! But I think that merlyn wrote a Web Techniques column that can help you.

    $ perldoc perldoc
Re (tilly) 1: Voting on long posts
by tilly (Archbishop) on Mar 25, 2001 at 23:38 UTC
    If you want you can download Perlmonks Navigator and add buttons for voting. The URL to vote ++ on the above post looks like this:!&vote__66960=1&node_ +id=66960&op=vote
    Given that and the fact that in that JavaScript you already have the current node ID, this is doable.

    I still prefer the current interface though. I rather like being able to mark several articles and vote on all of them at once...

Re: Voting on long posts
by turnstep (Parson) on Mar 27, 2001 at 01:49 UTC
    Have you tried Ctrl-End?

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