Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw

comment on

( [id://3333] : superdoc . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
++ on this one, though I do not agree.

Why? Because this is the most rational, extensive and detailed explanation of an alternative view on the topic. I for myself, am now very very afraid to post some question/remark "ad hoc". Not because I am afraid it could be reaped, but I don't want to pollute PM.

The result is, that my read/write ratio of perlmonks has increased dramatically. I agree with you, that new monks may learn to study more before they ask something potentionally stupid or - worse - obsolete. Just because they haven't read the relevant "already posted/asked this" nodes.

I don't think, that it would have killed me, if some of my really dumb nodes were reaped instead of downvoted or ignored. In fact, in retrospect I'd be happy if that happened to some of them.

And this spans one argument where reaping might even be of use to those whose nodes get reaped: a) they're in some way protected from
- -ing but learn though. b) the signal/noise ratio is better for them. It might very well be, that at some 6/7+ level you aren't quite happy, that you've reached that level with 300 messages, while someone did with 50. (e.g.)

So then this brings us to the old(?) issue of being allowed to delete oneselfs nodes...

Just my 2 eurocents...


In reply to Re: On Responsible Considerations by PetaMem
in thread On Responsible Considerations by footpad

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.