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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 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 it, it goes away. In the comment header at the top of the page, there's a "Display options" link to re-open it.

                  The only way to get it out of the way is to close it. And then, there's no way to get it back, except by reloading the page.
                  Oh, so when you said no way to get rid of it, you meant except to close it. But closing it is a reasonable way to get rid of it.

                  And you can get it back, as I noted (though I agree it's not obvious).

                  I see only one real criticism here: it's too big.