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Re^4: blandness is the problem, not plagarism

by doom (Deacon)
on May 06, 2007 at 05:10 UTC ( #613787=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: blandness is the problem, not plagarism
in thread XP whore

Oh, okay: "slashdot karma" and "perlmonks xp" are roughly equivalent concepts. Points assigned to a poster by a community of readers.

Slashdot was one of the first places to experiment with such things, which is why the slashdot experience is somewhat relevant to this sort of discussion.

Oh, and it appears that "reputation server" is a slightly more obscure term than I thought it was... there's no wikipedia entry for it yet, for example (I'll have to put it on my list). The idea is something like the way ebay works: you vote people you deal with up or down, and other people can use this to decide if they want to deal with them. Note that in the ebay context, "reputation" is a serious business, it's not just points in a game.

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Re^5: blandness is the problem, not plagarism
by demerphq (Chancellor) on May 23, 2007 at 16:51 UTC

    Actually the slashdot crew also were involved in creating perlmonks, CmdrTaco for instance was the fifth user created on the site, the second admin account and third real person with an account. paco was an somebody who managed to get an account while they were setting things up. Judging by the history of slashdot it appears to predate PM but i wouldnt be surprised if its the other way around.


      FYI vroom told me that paco was never a real person. That was a test account he created while developing the site, and he was somewhat surprised when I noticed the existence of the account many years ago.

      Update: On second thought, planetscape is right. So I'm spoilering my original post.

        How sad. Isn't this like telling children there's no Santa Claus?



        I want my ++ on his node back!

        I also need to know who the real first non-affiliated person was that joined!

        And you didn't even know bears could type.

Re^5: blandness is the problem, not plagarism
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 14, 2009 at 14:17 UTC
    all perlmonks users have a karma field, but its 0

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