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Re: Let the doors open wide!

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Oct 10, 2001 at 14:59 UTC ( #117972=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Let the doors open wide!

Upon rereading my own text, my closing (or rather after-the-introduction) is very weak. The point that I meant to make is that homenoding, while defending against things that simply aren't of good enough quality to be on the homepage, produces an unfair rep difference between homepage and non-homepage nodes, and makes the homepage staler. (And thus makes the community seem less active.) I have very little against hidden reps and the moderation system (plenty of eyeballs for that one).

James Mastros,
Just Another Perl whatever-the-f-I-am-now

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Re: Re: Let the doors open wide!
by jryan (Vicar) on Oct 10, 2001 at 17:39 UTC
    I don't remember who told me this (musta been a little birdie), but about these comments:

    Hey all, and thanks for making the Monistary the wonderful place that it is.

    PS: Please excuse the typos and spelling errors. I know they're there, but I'm too lazy to spellcheck.

    The little birdie wanted me to let you know that the The Monastery Gates is in the menu bar... for every single page. Mispelling Monastery is kinda inexcusable ;)

Re: Re: Let the doors open wide!
by tstock (Curate) on Oct 11, 2001 at 03:23 UTC
    I agree with that (at my eXPense I'm sure).

    I am a new user that has only found this site a couple weeks ago, and I don't check the home home anymore. It's pointless to me, since I can find the posts I want to read on "newest nodes" and "best nodes".

    For the most part I love perlmonks, but the multiple powers associated with 'casts' makes for an inefficient oligarchy at times. Then again, this is perlmonks after all, not perl-community-at-large. Some people need the ego boost, I'm OK with that.


      Oh, that reminds me of the other idea that I had that I was going to put in that post: Titles. One of the reasons, I'm given to understand, that there are powers associated by level (and thus the different systems that have evolved), is that otherwise the XP levels are somewhat useless.

      Therefore, I've got an idea that might make them somewhat more meaningful. (I'm not sure that's a good thing, though, for the same reason (more or less) that I'm not sure that having hidden node reps is a good thing.)

      Simply make one's rank displayed before their name. For example, instead of this node displaying as "by theorbtwo", have it display as "by scribe theorbtwo". That'd at least instill a sense of respect by those who pay attention to titles, and knowledge of the respect that others pay to them to those who don't.

      OTOH, the fact that someone’s experience and respectability doesn't necessarily match their XP is made more important to this scheme.

      Like I said, I don't know if this is a good idea or a bad one, just an idea.

      Oh, and BTW, this would also add to the anachronistic air of the place, which I think would be a Good Thing.

      Thanks for your consideration,
      James Mastros, TheOrbTwo,
      Just another perl monk

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