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Re: A request from level 21

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jul 10, 2008 at 16:48 UTC ( #696752=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A request from level 21

There's something completely different that I don't like about the labels: I wrote this node not as a Monsignor, but as an initiate. Putting that out of context feels like changing history.

It's a bit like watching a video of kids playing, and a voice in the background says "on the left hand side you see the pope", just because one of them happened to become pope 60 years later (I tried hard to find an example that fits to our level names here ;-). But it wasn't the pope at that time. It was just a kid.


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Re^2: A request from level 21
by kyle (Abbot) on Jul 10, 2008 at 16:54 UTC

    I thought the same thing. I went back to the first thing I ever put here, and it has my current title on it, and I thought, "that wasn't written by 'Monsignor Kyle', it was written by 'Newbie Kyle'!"

    I realize that from a technical point of view, it's probably not possible to have a historically accurate title, but that would be fun.

    Update, just to be clear, I like the change. I'd probably add an "acronym" tag around the title, though, like so:

    <ACRONYM TITLE="level 18">Monsignor</ACRONYM>

    This way someone can hover over the title and find out the (more comprehensible) number associated with the name, but it stays out of the way of anyone who's not interested or already knows.

      I realize that from a technical point of view, it's probably not possible to have a historically accurate title, but that would be fun.

      It's not only possible, but it could be done with the addition of a new column in the nodes table and a script run in the background. I couldn't code it up, but from what I know of the guts of Perlmonks, that's all it would take.

      Remember - jcwren's graphing thing does history, so the information is there.


      My criteria for good software:
      1. Does it work?
      2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
Re^2: A request from level 21
by wfsp (Abbot) on Jul 11, 2008 at 07:54 UTC
    "...60 years later..."?
    Not even 60 months. Initiate to Monsignor in less than 14 months in fact.

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a meteor!

    And I'm not just complaining because I've joined the serried ranks of those who have been unceremoniously barged out of the way and trampled in the dust. Really.

    :-)

      "...60 years later..."?
      Not even 60 months. Initiate to Monsignor in less than 14 months in fact.

      The pope, not me ;-)

      And I see it didn't took you 60 months either to become a Monsignor ;-)

      :-)

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