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Re: PMplanet has a new home

by roho (Chancellor)
on Feb 05, 2010 at 21:51 UTC ( #821651=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PMplanet has a new home

I too have put my location data in User's Bio in the format <!-- location:latitude:38.01.01,longitude:-077.01.01 --> but my userid remains on the lefthand list "No idea of their location". What am I doing wrong?

"Its not how hard you work, its how much you get done."

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Re^2: PMplanet has a new home
by bart (Canon) on Feb 05, 2010 at 23:50 UTC

    Maybe you're not doing anything wrong.

    I looked at the pmplanet logs of today, and the last thing I saw logged about you is that it threw out your data from the cache. Apparently it did that around the time that you left... And it was the first time it did that today. That means whatever you changed about your home node during the day while you were here, it wouldn't be visible for a long time (a few hours) before it finally shows up.

    Yes, there is a node contents cache. The purpose is to spare the Perlmonks webservers a little and not bombard them with requests for home node contents, for every user that is around, every few minutes. The cache time is on the long side, from the point of view of us humans. But the webservers like it just fine that way...

    Anyway, conclusion: next time you come around, you'll probably show up at the right location.

    p.s. I think I'll add a button or something so people can manually remove their own home node from the home node cache, so you'll show up with the updated data on the next run. Within minutes.

      I always meant to do that, but it was one of the boring bits I never quite got around to.

      I think I'll add a button or something so people can manually remove their own home node from the home node cache, so you'll show up with the updated data on the next run.

      Why not use the Recently Updated Home Nodes list for that?

        That sounds like a great idea, except:

        • It doesn't work reliably. I just changed something on my home node, and it doesn't appear in that list... You probably have to check "This is a significant update" for that.
        • There is no usable XML view. All I see is code.

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