in reply to
Re: time for new highs?
in thread time for new highs?
As Randal said, I don't need more
XP or a higher level. The point system and levels are a
game. Not a competitive one, just a fun one. I get
nothing for it other than being at the top of the list of
people logged in. When I look at the scoreboard
I have 4 people in front of me. One of whom I am
probably going to pass when he has to take significant time
off of PerlMonks to get set up in Europe,
another being far enough ahead of me that I
will not get close to him for a very long time if ever,
and the remaining two I am not catching. This
one because he gets XP faster than I do, and that
one because he controls the whole system.
No, I answer questions because I find them interesting
to answer and because I think that they help others. The
questions that you asked were more fun to answer than
the majority of the, "How do I do X?" questions out there.
However because it happened in a buried conversation, not
many are going to read it.
A bigger need IMO than finding ways to give away more XP
is to find ways to direct newcomer's attention towards
some of the top discussions that have already happened in
the past. (A lot of home nodes do this informally. Perhaps
that is enough.)