Kutsu++, maybe even auto-magically perform the Super Search for them based on what they use as the Title when they click on the preview button for root-nodes.
Wouldn't do any harm, but I don't think it would get worn out from being hit a lot, either. Go for it though!
(so many nodes and so little time ... )
I don't know the internals about how Super Search handles the indexing of nodes or massaging of query terms. I do have a hunch that some newbies flail with any sort of search facility because they tend to use the wrong words for the concepts they have trouble with.
If the indexing and query handling were such that it could support an operation like "find documents similar to this one" (a common feature on google and elsewhere), then Ao's suggestion could actually be worth the effort -- in two ways.
(1) If the person is stating their problem reasonably well and using appropriate terms, a list of "similar nodes in SoPW" that comes attached to the Preview page may well give them the answer they were looking for.
(2) If the text being previewed is so vague or misstated that the "similar nodes" list contains nothing relevant, the person might get a clue that their post will raise more questions than answers. (Well, okay, that's just wishful thinking.)
I do have a hunch that some newbies flail with any sort of search facility because they tend to use the wrong words for the concepts they have trouble with.
Yes, indeed. I've been taking note lately of nodes
with questions that basically boil down to control
flow (with a view toward possibly hunting down or
creating some kind of control-flow tutorial to
point future ones to), and take a look at the ones
I've got on my list so far:
Now, the title "making loop in perl script" does
clearly have to do with control flow. "The third
'if'" might. The others obviously don't -- yet
that was the poster's problem. Further, the title
that most obviously has to do with control flow,
'making loop in perl script', corresponds to the
node of which I am *least* sure that the real
problem is control flow. My conclusion is that
if the posters understood control flow well enough
to know it was the source of their problems, they'd
be able to figure out their own problems and solutions
without posting their questions at all. The reason
they were stymied is because they didn't understand
what their problem was.
I suspect that control flow is not the only concept
of which this is true. For example, I once reported
in bugzilla that I thought was related to
the handling of CSS as applied to anchor tags, but
my problem turned out to have to do with the inline
box model as it applied to the parent element. Not
being familiar enough with the spec to understand
the inline box model, I didn't realise where my
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