in reply to (Ovid) RE(2): I voted -- and I am a hypocrite.
in thread Javascript and other evil goodies

That's what we need more of in Discussion threads, actual discussion. Simply voting -- doesn't lend anything to the topic. In the midst of various opinions and ideas is usually a good compromise and solution.

I agree that a home node is a personal space, per se. But, it can be exploited. I don't want to check out someones home node (like a new users) and have a barage of windows opening, or be stuck in some Yes/No dialog box loop. Or have someone setting cookies, etc... We have various privileges at certain levels, and maybe using CSS and JavaScript should be privileges. I still think anything like Java apps or ActiveX should be disallowed. Use those things on your own pages off of this site (IMO).

Let's keep the charm, but keep down the (possible) harm.


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Re: RE: (Ovid) RE(2): I voted -- and I am a hypocrite.
by Petras (Friar) on Feb 12, 2003 at 03:02 UTC
    I find that interesting--the allowance for additional priviledges. The only priviledges I am aware of (I don't know where a list is to be found) is at level 5 you can post a picture, at level 10 you can approve nodes for posting, but at level 5 you lose your bonus for casting all your votes.

    It might make for interesting discussion as to what some monks suggest as to new priveledges. Maybe:
    • An option for random pictures in home nodes at level 7
    • Regular columns for the top ranking saints
    • Doing away with the "Think Geek" banner at level 2 :)
    Just some ideas. I am sure there are more out there.
      That privilege is available to anyone who bothers to use Firefox with the Adblock Plus extension. :)

      I like computer programming because it's like Legos for the mind.

      You can approve as early as by level 6 - you needn't wait till level 10 for that. You can also post any HTML you like on your homenode past level 5, which means you can make an image tag that points to a script which returns a random image. Most of the top ranking saints already post something or other every once in a while; and some of them are quite busy outside Perlmonks and might not jump at the chance to take yet more duties..

      And why do we need more privileges anyway? Just because? The system ain't broke, so why fix it?

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        Why fix it? I guess cause I didn't know what priveledges are available already! I learn something new every day....