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Re: Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy

by Wassercrats
on Jul 16, 2003 at 15:42 UTC ( #274874=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy
in thread Perl Monks hypocrisy

It was good to see that "Re: Convert Text to HTML Checkbox (POD)" link. I'd been wondering if there was a "if you don't know how to format your messages, you don't belong here" attitude.

As for flaming at newbies, I just gave someone a -- yesterday (yes, even I vote occationally) for being too hard on someone for asking a question without doing more research, but I don't know if the questioner was a newbie.

I agree about not reinventing the wheel in many situations, and in general, I don't really have a complaint about people reinforcing that with regard to modules. I pointed out that I used a regex HTML parser because it was kind of consistant with the tone of my post and it was a bit ironic. But I don't think it's a good idea to avoid parsing HTML with regexes at all costs. In some cases, using a module is overkill, and a regex HTML parser isn't always difficult to write (I'm not talking about anything close to a browser though). Also, I'd fear distribution of some less popular modules being discontinued, and me having to figure out how they work so I could maintain them, if I relyed on them.

I wish I knew how to look up the record for the lowest and highest reputation.

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Re: Re: Re: Perl Monks hypocrisy
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jul 16, 2003 at 21:44 UTC

    I wish I knew how to look up the record for the lowest and highest reputation.

    That would be Best Nodes and Worst Nodes, but as you will see they aren't necessarily the best, nor the worst. They just happen to be the nodes that got the most ++ or -- votes. While I think Camel Code is a damn fine node, I hardly think its the best the site has to offer, and Professional Employees and Works for Hire while an important node in the context of community here is IMO nothing close to tillys best node. (I'm pretty sure he would agree too.) As some of the others said you should take things a little less seriously, and you should certainly not take XP or reputation all that seriously.


    <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...
      I'll vouch for that.

      The discrepancy between what I think of as quality, and what perlmonks votes as reputation used to bother me more than it does now. Perhaps it helps that The nature of work is no longer my "best" node. And honestly, the style of that joke is more "me" than my attempts at more serious content...

[OT] How can you vote with -XP
by Wassercrat on May 28, 2004 at 13:23 UTC
    how do you vote with a

    negative experience?

      Yes, you can only gain votes once you reach a Novice level.
      To attain this level you must have a total of +20 XP.
      This will then grant you access to five votes per day I believe.

      Shinwa : Did that penguin just meow at me?
      Snuggy : What hunny?
      Shinwa : nuffin' luff...

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