The points had been scarce over the past few weeks. A newbie like myself can't answer too many questions, and since I had been working almost exclusively in VB, I didn't really have any questions myself. As much as I trawled the Newest Nodes
section, those XP to get me to level 4 seemed a long way off.
So when I finally got back to the Perl part of my project I was sure that I would quickly hit a question I needed answered, and could pick up a few extra points along the way.
And find a question I did, within about 1 hour of starting back in. So straight to Seekers of Perl Wisdom I went, question formulating in my head. As I was about to type though, I heard a little voice in my head:
"You haven't really looked for the answer yourself, have you?
What if your question was just answered yesterday?
You could end up in Worst Nodes you know.
Do you want to be the next bravismore?"
So, it was off to Super Search. A few nodes later, combined with a few pages from the Camel Book and a screenful of perldoc, an I had solved the problem. And saved vroom a bit of hard drive space.
There has been plenty of discussion about whether the voting system is good or bad. In this instance, I would have to say that I ++ it.