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Re: What is PerlMonks anyway?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Oct 01, 2003 at 20:04 UTC ( #295743=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: •Re: What is PerlMonks anyway?
in thread What is PerlMonks anyway?

If something dubious is posted to the front page for example, it can be quickly removed (e.g. voted out of existance). Notice that OT stuff is still allowed -- just discouraged in general unless the "community" thinks it's worthy.

I don't agree with this, it's too much "let the market decide" in economic terms. Your suggestion would mean that if I rally enough people interested in collecting miniature kobolds to come here, we could discuss collecting miniature kobolds on perlmonks, and even vote off any Perl related articles from the front page.

Abigail


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Re: Re: What is PerlMonks anyway?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 01, 2003 at 22:55 UTC

    Funny that your argument could just as easily be used against capitalism and democracy.

    Judging from vroom's past behaviour, if the site was obviously getting far too off topic he'd guide it back on. Have a little faith, the system hasn't failed yet.

      Funny that your argument could just as easily be used against capitalism and democracy.
      Of course, since both of these systems have giant flaws. They're no panacea, just better than most other systems which have even larger flaws.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Re: What is PerlMonks anyway?
by jdtoronto (Prior) on Oct 01, 2003 at 23:21 UTC
    Hi again Abigail-II

    I agree, even if my suggestion of an OT section were supported, I think the rules should be that an OT post could not be front-paged and should not gain the poster or the responder experience points. I would only envision it as an OT adjunct to the main focus which is obviously Perl. This is a Perl forum, not a 'market volume decides' forum like an IRC channel!

    jdtoronto

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