You need to be logged in, then enable the Chatterbox and the Free Nodelet in your Nodelet Settings, and in your Free Nodelet Settings, paste the following, and you get a chatterbox that refreshes itself dynamically, with optional browser notifications! Sending messages also works without reloading the entire page. It now also refreshes the "Other Users" nodelet and the Chatterbox regularly.
Since it was a little quiet in the Monastery when I implemented this, it's currently not 100% tested yet, let me know if you have any issues. (Update: So far, so good...)
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.
(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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
FWIW, the most recent Seekers of Perl Wisdom node (prior to this one) to have been Front-paged without an explicit Approval appears to be Best Perl REPL/Shell on Win (and Linux)?, posted on 9th January, for which the Approval Nodelet does contain a Front-paged by line.
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".
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.