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Re: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Aug 25, 2006 at 18:04 UTC ( #569653=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

I find a lot of things annoying, including screeds written by people who seem to view spelling, grammar, and punctuation as things to avoid. I make allowances.

By the way, some of the Monks here probably are the "ancient guys in the internet". They're the ones who keep complaining about poorly written questions, worse code, and even worse specs.


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Re^2: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]
by perl_lover_girl on Aug 25, 2006 at 18:38 UTC
    hi .

    i love all you guys but we need a better board to exchange ideas & knoweldge - if we take another board we would benefit - EVERYONE Would do this.

    just my 2 cents


      I'm sorry, but your suggestions really suck. They have no usability. Go get some better suggestions; then we'd all follow them. There are lots of better suggestions already on this site.

      More usefully, there is no way this site is going to switch over to some other message board software. If you feel that such would be a big improvement, then the way such a transition would happen is that someone would start up a new Perl site based on one of these superior systems and then everyone would see how superior it was and most would start using it instead of PerlMonks. So please go work on that. KTHXBYE

      Secondly, your complaints do rather suck and have little usability. And if I left my complaint of your complaints at that, then my complaint would rather suck as well. If, instead, you provided much more specific explanations of things you find superior about other "boards" over PerlMonks, then improvements can likely be made (unless you are only interested in getting a Perl site running on some other "board" software, in which case I've already covered how that happens).

      - tye        

      we need a better board to exchange ideas & knoweldge
      I'm imaging everyone in the Perl Monks community staring at each other realising that - until now - only nonsenses were exchanged here. Who are exactly all those "we" that need a better board? Where do you think that this platform lacks the means to exchange ideas and knowledge? Looking back at all the huge amount of posts and answers, I'd rather observe the contrary: quality may vary, but a whole lot of ideas and knowledge has been exchanged so far here. In my personal experience, some few months here let me learn some 80% of the Perl I know today (and before I reached this site I already used Perl in some way).
      if we take another board we would benefit
      Again, I lack to see the hoardes behind you waiting for another board.
      EVERYONE Would do this.
      ... except a good part of the current community. What are you trying to express with this? If this community were to start from the very beginning, some things would probably be different here, but I think that the basic structure would be the same. Other posts in this thread explain why.
      just my 2 cents
      And we're at 6 cents so far - this is beginning to become expensive, isn't it? If you want to really buy something, you'd probably begin to describe what you really don't like or cannot afford to use here, and how these problems have been solved in other systems. You surely understand that simply dropping a couple of cents without no thorough explanation will likely make you lose your cents.

      Before going further, you'd probably benefit from understanding how things work here, e.g. from the PerlMonks FAQ. Happy reading!

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[MidLifeXis]: (5.22 at that time)
[MidLifeXis]: Yeah, I know, really helpful :-)
[Corion]: If all else fails, Spreadsheet::XLSX should be "installable" by manually copying the files, provided that the prerequisites are met
[thezip]: It fails in the "formatted 2-digit numeric" tests
[thezip]: Okay Corion, that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks!
[Corion]: Oh, a test failure... Just force-install it then? --force and potentially --notest to skip the tests alltogether ?
[ambrus]: thezip: is Activestate Perl usable for your scenario instead?
[MidLifeXis]: Yeah, --notest is good, not sure I would do --force.
[thezip]: It fails 2/10 tests in that group. What are the ramifications if I force it? What should I look for for?
[thezip]: I've migrated from ActiveState to Strawberry. No going back...

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