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Re: Re: Re: "freak" and recent threads

by revdiablo (Prior)
on May 06, 2004 at 04:56 UTC ( #350989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: "freak" and recent threads
in thread "freak" and recent threads

This can be used for good at, say, an industry convention to find out what the other guys are working on (or just to be socially engaging)

What works well to start a real-life conversation does not necessarily make for good practice on an asynchronous forum like PerlMonks. Short, rapid, back-and-forth questions are fine when responses come in seconds, but On The Internet (tm), responses can take minutes, hours, or days. It's unrealistic to expect the same sorts of social conventions to work equally well.


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Re: **4: "freak" and recent threads
by QM (Vicar) on May 06, 2004 at 13:31 UTC
    What works well to start a real-life conversation does not necessarily make for good practice on an asynchronous forum like PerlMonks.
    I completely agree with you. But respected opinions aside, it doesn't mean that someone, either intentionally or not, wouldn't display this behavior, even in a context and environment where it is ineffective or off-putting.

    On the other hand, the OP did get a number of responses, some of them bordering on useful. So I would be inclined to admit a score of "minimal" success for the posts, while at the same time preferring a more direct exchange.

    -QM
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    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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