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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't know if this is intentional, but the "thing" obscures the page. Can it be made to be part of the page? I know you can close it, but I hate having to do that EVERY time (perhaps log the fact that it has been closed in my cookie, and don't keep displaying it).
    • I don't know if this is intentional, but the "thing" obscures the page. Can it be made to be part of the page?

      Allow me to quote myself for context (with added emphasis):

      This widget is on the lefthand side of the page, covering up text. A horizontal version is coming soon.

      I don't know what you mean by "a part of the page" -- I assume you mean static and doesn't move? -- but that wouldn't help here, since where it is on the lefthand side would cover up something regardless. Anyway, any change like that would require additional work, which we will instead put into the horizontal version (not sure if you're familiar

      • I mean stop making it a floating widget over the page. Put it somewhere into the main part of the page. Does it need to float? I guess it *might* help on slashdot with hundreds of comments, but frankly it's just painful this way here.
        • I mean stop making it a floating widget over the page. Put it somewhere into the main part of the page.

          OK.

          Does it need to float? I guess it *might* help on slashdot with hundreds of comments, but frankly it's just painful this way here.

          Yes, but only because it is on the side of the page. It's been horizontal and floating on useperl for months, and I cannot recall a complaint about it. So when we get the horizontal version of this one working, I suspect you will find it unobtrusive.

          • It's been horizontal and floating on useperl for months, and I cannot recall a complaint about it.

            I got irritated by the horizontal floating bar.

            Firefox treats it as a separate page element, and a mouse's scroll wheel gets stuck on it: if scrolling down the page with a scroll wheel (or laptop trackpad equivalent), it stops once the floating bar is under the pointer, and I have to move the pointer down to a non-floaty part of the page before scrolling can continue.