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Re: Way to un-frontpage nodes?

by targetsmart (Curate)
on Jun 04, 2009 at 11:22 UTC ( #768407=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Way to un-frontpage nodes?

Why do you use 'INDIAN' guys there?, you could have just told guys; can't you?.

Is this a concerted effort to boost their XP?
No and never, the intention is mainly to learn and share at our own speed and capacity

Or are they even all the same person?
no. we all love and addicted to perl that's it. that is the similarity.

Possibly even upvoting each other's nodes?
even I do upvote your note if I feel that it contributes something to the Perl society and to hail your efforts for this community in your busy schedule.(this is my principle behind up voting). You don't have any rights to complain or discuss my decision to upvote a node

for such silly games.
for us it is not the game, it is learning of life, I always appreciate & respect all the monks and this site, it is a sacred place for me, and I will continue think so, Intention is not to play a silly game but to learn and contribute
If you dislike those guys and their nodes it is purely your opinion about them; I respect your views, but don't group monks like this and compose a node to blame as a whole.

UPDATE
we are colleagues(total count of us is irrelevant) we have been using Perl happily for our projects, we have been trained in Perl and using Perl for years and doing project together for years. More history about us is irrelevant here. We all have good attitude towards learning perl, sharing wisdom and usage of this site. I hope this clears all your doubts.


Vivek
-- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.


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Re^2: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Jun 04, 2009 at 13:52 UTC
    Why do you use 'INDIAN' guys there?, you could have just told guys; can't you?

    I agree, most unfortunate. No wonder that the user chose to post anonymously.

    I too noticed this group of nodes, and it raised flags for me too. I have in the past taken time to point out what I thought were abuses, but when I looked close at this, my impression was that there were a few fellows from Chennai enjoying PerlMonks, and who likely access the site at the same time of day (off hours for most over here). I did opt not to vote for the first reply to many of those nodes since they were front-paged by the first replier. No rule against doing it, but many dislike the practice because it gives the impression of XP gathering.

    I hope that you "Indians guys" continue to enjoy this site as much as those who found it before you and those who will come after. People here are very protective of this site, but as you can see it's worth protecting. Don't let this taint your monk experience.

    Heh, and if you are just one person, choose one user and continue down your monk path.

    Update: Reposting nodes from other sites is, of course, unacceptable. Those who did this should repent :-) but not be cast away. There have been several 'questionable' users who went on to contribute meaningful dialogue once they righted their ships.

    bassplayer

      I did opt not to vote for the first reply to many of those nodes since they were front-paged by the first replier. No rule against doing it, but many dislike the practice because it gives the impression of XP gathering.
      So we should especially honor those that frontpage nodes to which they've replied because it's the right thing for those nodes, since they now know it may cost them XP in addition to garnering criticism.

      --
      It's Time
      Single Payer Now
      It Just Makes $ense

        An interesting point. It does ultimately boil down to whether the node is clearly front-page worthy -- if so, then one should not be penalized for answering first. In this case, there was nothing expecially noteworthy about these nodes (not saying they shouldn't have been front-paged, just not overwhelming front-page candidates). Also, the users involved were rather new, so I didn't think that potential cost of front-paging and being the first replier would have been a relevant dissuasion here.

        Off-Topic: Heh, I've also heard the argument made that we should let big SUVs drive in the HOV lanes instead of hybrids because they use much more gas sitting in traffic than hybrids. Pick your poison -- smog or smug.

        bassplayer

Re^2: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
by Gavin (Canon) on Jun 04, 2009 at 17:39 UTC

    We've been down this path not so long ago with jesuashok

    Your cards are marked ree & lakshmananindia the geordie mafia is watching you!

Re^2: Way to un-frontpage nodes?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jun 05, 2009 at 09:38 UTC

    You are ashamed of being Indian? I wonder what does that say about you.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      OP wanted to address a group of guys, he knows the usernames and named them properly, then what else is required, the usage of INDIANs is inappropriate there. That is my point.

      I wonder what does that say about you.
      That says about one billion people including me. I don't want to play with that name and I don't want others to play with that name


      Vivek
      -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.
        he knows the usernames and named them properly, then what else is required, the usage of INDIANs is inappropriate there.

        There's an ellipsis at the end of the names. Likely the OP wanted to point out there are possibly more people/nicknames involved, all coming from the same region. For example, as far as I recall, there was boom also reposting questions from stackoverflow.com, indicating some apparent connection to ree.

        Of course it's kind of unfortunate to bring up "Indian" in connection with some questionable behavior, but I don't see much reason to believe the intention here was to discredit Indians in general. And frankly, to me, putting such emphasis on those perceived connotations seems to be more of an attempt to detract from the main issue.

      Which of the following is least objectionable?:
      • Whats with those baldies (baldguy1, baldguy2, chemosucks) frontpaging each other's nodes as of lately?
      • Whats with those skinheads (baldguy1, baldguy2, chemosucks) frontpaging each other's nodes as of lately?
      • Whats with those racist skinheads (baldguy1, baldguy2, chemosucks) frontpaging each other's nodes as of lately?
      • Whats with these users (baldguy1, baldguy2, chemosucks) frontpaging each other's nodes as of lately?
      There is no reason to manufacture stereotypes or negative associations.

        If you feel like it, you can object to anything. And actually ... if you think "users" is not objectionable and Indians is ... well ... it's you who stereotypes and thinks of negative associations.

        Jenda
        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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