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I want to ask a question of the Perl Monks; where do I start?

by SiteDocClan
on Jun 14, 2000 at 00:14 UTC ( #17974=sitefaqlet: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I want to ask a question of the Perl Monks; where do I start?

If you have a Perl-related question, you've come to the right place. In order for you to get the quickest and most useful response, here are just a few tips to get you started.

Register

You can post a question as the Anonymous Monk, but registering will let you do several other useful things, like use the Chatterbox, where you can discuss your questions with other monks.
Also, if you're logged in, you can get automatic notifications whenever someone replies to a question you've posted.

It's free and painless to register, and we swear you will not be subjected to spam or other annoyances.

Be prepared to post without embarrassment

Read Writeup Formatting Tips and How do I post a question effectively? as well as the other entries in the Posting on PerlMonks section of the PerlMonks FAQ.

Go to Seekers of Perl Wisdom

Seekers of Perl Wisdom is the main section for asking questions of the Monks. In order to post a question, you need to find this section somehow. Clicking on the link above is one way. Another way is to go to the link at the very top of every page.

Once you've reached the right page, there is a form at the end of the page where you can submit your question. If you haven't yet done so, now would be a good time to read the Writeup Formatting Tips.

That's all!

If you've registered, you can configure your message settings to send you a private message whenever someone posts a reply to your question. Then you can just log back in from time to time to check whether you've gotten a reply.

If you've posted as an Anonymous Monk then you can go to the Newest Nodes section and check to see if anyone has replied to your question. (NOTE: Each question must be approved by a moderator before you'll be able to view it!) Every question eventually gets a reply. Most get responses within a few minutes, depending on how busy the Monks are. (They are volunteer Monks, after all!)

And lastly, one of the easiest ways to check whether you've gotten a reply to a specific post is to bookmark it in your browser after you've posted it. Then just click on it now and then to see if there are any new replies.


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