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Janitation History vs. Poster History
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by kcott
on Mar 06, 2020 at 19:59

    G'day All,

    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?

    — Ken

NEW [doc://perldoc#deeplink] works now with all perldocs
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by LanX
on Feb 17, 2020 at 16:37
Chatterbox: NEW link to sent messages
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by LanX
on Feb 16, 2020 at 07:11
    Hi

    Private /msg [messages] are sometimes hard to understand if they are a reply to something you wrote a day ago.

    Actually they are still available in the "Delete" folder but only for a limited time (36h ?)

    click here to check

    The chatterbox nodelet used to have various links to the message box in the bottom row

       And 69 more, 90 archived
    

    It now contains a link to recently sent messages too

       And 69 more, 90 archived, recently sent
    

    The "recently" was necessary to avoid confusion about older messages missing. You need to archive them explicitly if you want keep them longer.

    Thanks to the gods for accepting my patch. :)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) The link is a bit long for my taste, probably "just sent" or only "sent" with alt-text would have been better

Monastery gates typo and title change
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by Eily
on Feb 13, 2020 at 09:16

    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).

A reply to a reply not shown in RAT (solved)
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by choroba
on Feb 11, 2020 at 03:53
last hour of cb planned outage
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by Tanktalus
on Feb 09, 2020 at 10:13

    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.

confusing style when A reply falls below the community's threshold of quality. You may see it by logging in.
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by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 15, 2020 at 19:05
Missing "Front-paged by" data
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by Athanasius
on Jan 15, 2020 at 01:56
Unable to Approve #11110824
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by kcott
on Jan 02, 2020 at 00:33

    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".

    — Ken

Message Inbox: can't see any messages
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by eyepopslikeamosquito
on Nov 25, 2019 at 16:07

    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.

Perl Monks Birthday?
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by perldigious
on Nov 18, 2019 at 16:48

    Did Perl Monks just have its twentieth birthday a week ago? I'm only basing that on vroom's user created date of November 11th 1999...

    If that's true, Perl Monks should be excited because it can finally drink legally in the United States in just one more year. :-)

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
New Questions/Answers
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by aartist
on Nov 07, 2019 at 09:08
    How do I find out the latest categorized questions or answers ?
unequal treatment
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by daxim
on Oct 26, 2019 at 04:33
    Time line:
    1. jdporter posts an indignity directed at me.
    2. I retaliate in kind.
    3. marto sends me a message my post was deleted.
    4. I message marto whether he's going to delete the originating post.
    5. He replies with a suggestion to "flag it appropriately".
    6. I submit the originating post for deletion.
    7. My submission is deleted.
    I will not suffer this injustice. Either restore my post or delete jdporter's.
Let's be the albatross
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by stevieb
on Oct 15, 2019 at 17:04

    Remove yourself from political thought, frustration from things gone by strict adherence to protocol and the overall 'set in my ways, so fsck everything else'.

    Perlmonks to me is a safe place. A place where I've been able to ask questions or talk about numerous programming languages, mathematical equations, statistical analysis and things I never figured a fellow Perl programmer would understand.

    Thing is, the Perl programmers here did understand.

    I have been welcomed here for all of my technical life essentially, and I've done my best to reciprocate that back. I have respect and admiration for those who are for, and opposed to what I think. That's the premise of PM to me.

    Everyone appears to want to divide PM into this or that. We don't do politics here; we are not divisive by nature, and we shouldn't behave as such.

    As well-versed, experienced (possibly Open Source) programmers (some of us with Perl as our star language), inclusiveness is key. Whether that means allowing 'other' languages here or not is not for me to say. I will say though that I was accepted here as something, so were you, so if you're asking questions or answering them: "Where were you in life when you ran into Perlmonks. What did you acquire from the site? What did you learn from the people there?"

    Pushing off those who ask questions unrelated is our business, and we've done it for years politely. Demanding and advocating a select subset of programmers based on language isn't our business.

    -stevieb

Inclusion of Raku on PerlMonks
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by haukex
on Oct 14, 2019 at 09:52

    The document The Path to Raku includes this:

    Sites such as PerlMonks appear to be really Perl (aka Perl 5) focused, and could possible make that clear in their description, or change their description to specifically include Raku.

    Although it's true that most of the nodes posted on PM are about Perl 5, several of the gods have made it clear on several occasions that Perl 6 / Raku posts are welcome. So this node is just to point out that references to "Raku" should probably be included in the PerlMonks description, although I'm not yet sure what the best way to do so is.

    Also, I'm not sure if it's feasible to go back and change existing posts, but perhaps we should standardize a [raku] tag for post titles.


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