in reply to
Re: PerlMonks as Ambassadors
in thread PerlMonks as Ambassadors
A tutorial on how to RTFM? That's a joke right (no offense meant)? The problem isn't
so much a lack of documentation here, it's either a lack of willingness to
help oneself (you point of wanting a solution is spot on! Are we being
too stuck-up in thinking that people should know how to do things? I don't think so but...), or possibly ignorance.
The first we can't help, so we can either
tolerate it or think up schemes to prevent it (such as preventing the Anonymous Monk
from posting but I certainly don't support that either). Your idea of a cooling off
period is intriguing however.
The second we might be able to work on by making the posting instructions as clear
and helpful as possible. There must be something missing in interpretation when
so many posters don't even know about code tags, or wonder why the preview looks
awful. Unfortunately I don't know what it is. In any case this topic will keep coming
back until it is resolved, so it does deserve some creative thinking.
Update: Thanks for the clarification Masem, but I had
pretty much figured something like that. Though I was being a tad flippant,
my point is that people are reading very little now, and adding
something else to read is not likely to help much. I think what
you describe would be useful to many, just not those that
we're apt to get most frustrated with.
I'd like to be able to assign to an luser