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Re: Re: Re: Ruminations of an ex-PM monk

by jj808 (Hermit)
on Oct 15, 2001 at 17:17 UTC ( #118867=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Ruminations of an ex-PM monk
in thread Ruminations of an ex-PM monk

beginners have the potential to bring the signal-to noise down

I think you've hit the nail on the head here - potential. However, have you noticed how many questions are asked (particuarly homework-related ones) by monks who only joined the Monastary a few seconds before?

Maybe a way to increase the quality of PM would be to disallow novices from posting? This will mean new members would need to visit the Monastary reguarly for a couple of weeks before asking questions. Hopefully in this time they will have read the FAQs, tried Super Search and learned a bit about what PM is about, instead of joining and immediately posting "I need this URGENT!!!".

Just my 0.02,

JJ


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Ruminations of an ex-PM monk
by Desdinova (Friar) on Oct 15, 2001 at 18:59 UTC
    The problem with the novice can't post thing is that if that were to happen we would just get the posts from the Anonymous Monk instead... The fact of the matter is there will always be people who are too lazy to really look for the info before asking someone to do it for them. Heck on some days i'm one of those that is too lazy..

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