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How do I gain experience?

by PerlGrandMaster
on Jun 18, 2009 at 15:08 UTC ( #772754=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

How do I gain experience?

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Re: How do I gain experience?
by toolic (Bishop) on Jun 18, 2009 at 15:35 UTC
    If by "experience" you mean "How do I accumulate PerlMonks XP", then follow the link cited by the previous responses.

    If by "experience" you mean "How do I increase my expertise as a Perl programmer", then hang out often here at the Monastery, reading responses to SoPW and working through the Tutorials.

      I would suggest that, although reading SoPW responses is, to some extent, enlightening, it is undoubtedly true that, as in an apprenticeship, there's far more to be learnt by contributing ...

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
      thanks for the tip!
Re: How do I gain experience?
by kennethk (Abbot) on Jun 18, 2009 at 15:11 UTC
Re: How do I gain experience?
by DStaal (Chaplain) on Jun 18, 2009 at 15:12 UTC
Re: How do I gain experience?
by GrandFather (Sage) on Jun 18, 2009 at 19:50 UTC

    By helping others mostly. That may be by answering well questions posed by others (see Seekers of Perl Wisdom), or by expounding (see Meditations) in an entertaining and/or educational fashion on some aspect of Perl and the use of Perl.


    True laziness is hard work
Re: How do I gain experience?
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jun 19, 2009 at 14:46 UTC

    One way to lose experience is to post spam in Meditations or any other section of PM.

    You might ask yourself why you want to gain XP in the first place. Is there some specific PM-related power you're wanting? Do you want to be able to vote, have a monkpic, approve nodes, or consider nodes? Do you want to game a high rank on PM and use that rank to help land a job? That's unlikely to work. Do you think having a higher XP score will make you cool? Do you want XP for the sake of XP as a game?

    I think you'll find it's easier to get XP as they come when you worry about the Perl and Perlmonks communities. If you post nodes that show you care and are willing to put some time into helping other members (and anonymous monks), XP takes care of itself. If you don't care about Perl and the Perl community, this is probably the wrong site for you anyway.

Re: How do I gain experience?
by parv (Priest) on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:13 UTC

    (Original title was "How do I".)

    ... Get through one night without you ...

    Catchy song that is; haven't heard it in a long while.

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