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(jcwren) Re: jcwren's Stats Page Suggestion

by jcwren (Prior)
on Jul 16, 2001 at 05:19 UTC ( #96933=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to jcwren's Stats Page Suggestion

The stats pages are about due for some much needed rampant featuritis. Sadly, because of "real work" they have been languishing. Luckily, it's reliable enough that it keeps running day to day without my intervention.

Once my current project delivers, I should have time to make some changes. I do like the idea of being able to retrieve XML stats for a single user, or a category (saint, friar, whatever).

As far as the O/S implementation, I'm agreeable. There's only one requirement that really has to be worked out (and I learned this from the lat/long issues), and that is that it has to be fool proof. In spite of being Perl programmers, and therefore closer to Dog than most people, some *still* can't seem to get that right. So it has to be parsable, and unambiguous for a parser to determine that it's not correct. If we can address that issue, I'm all for it.

One of the major bugs that needs to fixed is for folks who are located at latitudes or longitudes between 0.00.00 and -0.59.59. Seems yours truly committed a FUBAR there, and it thinks those people in that range are at the abs() of that range.

I'd like to see a list of (reasonable) ideas for additions to the page. Either reply to this node, or send e-mail so I can save them off to a folder. /msgs are great, but they're difficult to manage when you have a number of them. Another is to do something about that idiot problem with negative reps. The PHP library I use for generating those plots is payware, and the dude wants $100. I'm hesitant to layout the money unless I know it's fixed.


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Re: (jcwren) Stats Page Suggestion
by pmas (Hermit) on Jul 16, 2001 at 21:31 UTC
    Maybe it will be nice to have list of widely used perl modules which perl monk uses and can recommend for others. It will be like instant poll. Maybe with possibility to provide a link with discussion about pro a con usage...I know we have SuperSearch, but just try search for Config. And search results are hard to follow: check node reputation - you need to spend a vote for it, to check monk's level, you need to load another page...

    I was recently researching module to handle configuration parameters, and spend a lot of time comparing different options. My idea is, that if module is popular, it is possibly for a reason, and I'll try the popular one first.


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