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Re: Re: don't be nervous about OT

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Nov 10, 2003 at 09:15 UTC ( #305832=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: don't be nervous about OT
in thread don't be nervous about OT

A problem with *this* reasoning is also, where do you stop? That is, how do you define what is off-topic? It's always going to be a matter of personal judgement, and if I think something is marginally off-topic I'm not going to start whining that it should be deleted, because it might meet someone elses idea of on-topic. Also, if the question as posted is off-topic but I can make an interesting on-topic reply then I'd probably approve the original post even though I think it's off-topic.

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Re: Re: Re: don't be nervous about OT
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 10, 2003 at 10:28 UTC
    It's always going to be a matter of personal judgement, and if I think something is marginally off-topic
    There is no such thing as marginally off-topic. Things are either on topic, or not (and keep in mind appropriate sections). That particular node may be perceived as OT on the surface, but once you see that it's in the "meditations" section, you realize that it is exactly on topic. It is a meditation and it is applicable to perl. Now if this was posted in SOPW asking what's the best C++ development environment it would clearly be OT.

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