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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 with it, but it is much less intrusive given our page layout here).

      So yes, it's a pain until we get that done. Sorry.
      • 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.

          • A better alternative might be a fixed border at the top, like I use in AxKit::App::Gallery. See http://home.sergeant.org/ [sergeant.org] for an example.
          • It's been horizontal and floating on useperl for months, and I cannot recall a complaint about it
            I can complain, if you insist.

            I refuse to use the new system, because of it.

            Is that strong enough?
            • It's been horizontal and floating on useperl for months, and I cannot recall a complaint about it
              I can complain, if you insist.
               
              I refuse to use the new system, because of it.
               
              Is that strong enough?
              It's strong, but it doesn't mean much. What's wrong with it?
              • It's strong, but it doesn't mean much. What's wrong with it?

                GEe, what a question. I don't want to use it, because I don't like it one bit, and now you want me to give a detailed critique.

                So, what's wrong with it. It gets in the way. It's big, it's about twice as high and twice as wide than it needs to be. It's not attached to the window, nor to the document, which are the only two acceptal modes, in my book. Instead, it's floating around, with a mind of its own. There's no way to get rid of it, it's always covering something. And you can't scroll the page from und

                • It's strong, but it doesn't mean much. What's wrong with it?

                  GEe, what a question. I don't want to use it, because I don't like it one bit, and now you want me to give a detailed critique.

                  Not particularly, but the point I was originally making was that I was not inclined to change it because no one was complaining. You responded you didn't like it. Well, fine, but that's not enough for me to change it ... wouldn't you agree?

                  So, what's wrong with it. It gets in the way. It's big, it's about twice as high and twice as wide than it needs to be.

                  Much wider than it needs to be, yes. Not sure about high. (I assume you are talking about the horizontal bar that was here previously, and will return in some form, and not the current vertical one.)

                  It's not attached to the window, nor to the document, which are the only two acceptal modes, in my book.

                  Why?

                  There's no way to get rid of it, it's always covering something.

                  Not true. There is a box in the top right of the bar. Click

          • I cannot recall a complaint about it.
            Could it be because not that many are using the new discussion system? Just out of curiosity, how many of the regular visitors to use.perl actually use it?

            I know I don't use it purely because I don't find the old comment system particularly bad but I could be in the minority.
            • I cannot recall a complaint about it.

              Could it be because not that many are using the new discussion system?

              Yes, it could. Still, I won't consider changing something no one complains about, that works fine for me. :-)

              Just out of curiosity, how many of the regular visitors to use.perl actually use it?

              Not sure. I don't feel like looking it up right now.

              I know I don't use it purely because I don't find the old comment system particularly bad but I could be in the minority.

              I didn't find it bad either; this is just about making it more efficient to use.