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Re: How about a "reclaim your post" feature?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jan 26, 2015 at 18:01 UTC ( #1114545=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How about a "reclaim your post" feature?

Aye, I take credit for this thread.   I just couldn’t resist the temptation to post it anonymously.   :-D

And the use-case basically is mine.   “IP-address” is a form of fairly-unique identification (meant only to keep someone from swiping Anonymous posts by someone else, when they’ve accumulated enough positive-XP?).   Sure, it might be reasonable to require “consideration,” but I’m not entirely sure that it’s necessary for the use-case that I am thinking of.

The use-case that I am thinking of, of course, has to do with a recent comment that I made to a Meditation, and in fact was(!) able to Update (as “my own”) several times, when, suddenly and unexpectedly, I was no longer logged-on and(!!!) the post that I had been editing suddenly had become(!!!!) anonymous.   I’d like to recover from whatever PerlMonks session-handling bug this might have been, and to reclaim my post as my own.   (No matter what XP it might have accumulated ... I’ll take my lumps if there be any.)   In particular, I’d like to reclaim the ability to edit it.

And that’s all.   That’s my use-case; nothing more or less.   I don’t care about XP here, one way or the other.   I want to compensate for the negative effects of a PM web-site bug which happens occasionally.   Since I do not myself stoop to manipulation of XP through exploitation of the Anonymous Monk disguise, concerns about this angle are of no interest to me ... and I would like to have the feature without delays or complications caused by “XP-proofing” it.

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Re^2: How about a "reclaim your post" feature?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jan 26, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
    We all know that posts sometimes accidentally get sent from Anonymous Monk because the user's session got logged off.

    …fairly obvious. Why I replied with snark, asking for a patch, knowing that the poster would never deign attempt to write code to address this “known problem.”

    All you have to do to prove this is a problem, or to allow someone to explain what you or your agent/env is doing wrong, is to capture your sessions here with a browser dev tool (even current IEs have a good one at this point) and then forward the info once it happens again. This is not rocket science brain salad surgery. This is Help Desk 101.

Re^2: How about a "reclaim your post" feature?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jan 28, 2015 at 01:05 UTC

    If you tend to find yourself accidentally anonymous, make a small but noticeable change to your user settings. body { background-color: pink; } in your Display Settings / Stylesheet Settings / On-Site CSS Markup and you'll know right away whether you are logged in or not.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      > make a small but noticeable change to your user settings. body { background-color: pink; } in your Display Setting

      I think he heard this advice already a dozen times and will stay confident in ignoring it.

      To draw something positive out of this superfluous thread, why don't we activate globally a different default design (for logged in users that is)

      I volunteer implementing it, if there is a common consensus which design to choose.

      Or is this already active and I didn't notice?

      Update

      NB not for our OP, for newbies.

      Cheers Rolf

      PS: Je suis Charlie!

        That's a great idea. In fact, we should go to great lengths to get the default logged-in style to be as attractive as possible, and then maybe tweak the anonymonk style to something rather more unpleasant. This will serve as a subtle incentive to log in. :-)

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re^2: How about a "reclaim your post" feature?
by hippo (Bishop) on Jan 26, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
    I want to compensate for the negative effects of a PM web-site bug which happens occasionally.

    If you think there's a bug then raise a bug report. The correct way to handle a bug is to fix the bug, not to patch around the symptoms.

Re^2: How about a "reclaim your post" feature?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 26, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
    Aye, I take credit for this thread.

    No, I wrote the root node. No wait, it was BrowserUk. No, it was paco.

    That's just not how it works: when you intentionally post anonymously you have given up right to reclaim your node.

    As for "accidential" logouts: You are the boy who cried wolf. You've already been advised that until you actually provide a real trace, real bug report, or real patch, you are indistinguishable from a troll.

    I don't care about XP here, one way or the other.

    Then why do I hear you are the star of Worst Nodes?

    "IP-address" is a form of fairly-unique identification

    No, it's not. The "unique identification" you are looking for is called "being logged in".

    And the use-case basically is mine.

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