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Re^2: a place for other monks?

by sasdrtx (Friar)
on Nov 16, 2008 at 14:47 UTC ( #723928=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: a place for other monks?
in thread a place for other monks?

I'm a little ambivalent myself. As said many times by many monks, PM is about Perl; there are an infinite number of choices for every kind of discussion already available.

However, there is a social dimension to a community, even of geeks discussing their favorite language. Almost all of us feel the need to go off-topic now and then. The CB is an outlet for that, but is really ephemeral. I almost never participate because it's essentially real-time only, and I just don't click often enough to keep up.

zentara's idea about limiting an off-topic forum to monks with a certain XP level (say 1 to 3) is really good. That would help keep it a community thing, not just another free-for-all. In fact, it should be invisible to the outside world. Maybe it should be excluded from search, too. Also, it could be a time-limited thing, anywhere from a week to a year. But more than the CB's 3 minutes.


sas


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Re^3: a place for other monks?
by koolgirl (Hermit) on Nov 17, 2008 at 16:40 UTC
    ++ zentara and xiaoyafeng. Both very good ides; limiting posts in the "watercooler" section to monks, and then limiting those monks to certain levels, really would be excellent ways of filtering the spam/trash/etc.

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