in reply to How to help?
Here are some thoughts on helping the community, you should read them all, you'll get a better idea of the kinds of things you could do
I like to guide the lost towards posting new question in SOPW, instead of replies to ancient threads by long gone monks
I also like to try to get ask-ers to ask effective questions
It entails a lot of copy/paste (links), like form-letters
- Short, Self Contained, Correct Example
- How do I post a question effectively?
- How do I compose an effective node title?
- How do I change/delete my post?
- The Perl Monks Guide to the Monastery
- Where should I post X?
- on necromancy (reviving old threads)
I also like to quote/adapt solutions from the perl faq, esp when I can do it off the top of my head (the more I practice/adapt solutions from the FAQ, the better I am at writing them)
- Bobby Tables: A guide to preventing SQL injection
- Modern Perl: the free book
- You should read these too
- Virtues of Community
- Reciprocating to the perl community
- What's the secret of this community?
- Why does PerlMonks work?
- The PerlMonks algorithm
- Giving back to the community
- The Community is Greater...
- Would you rewrite perl community?
- And these
- Choosing modules - community matters or just technical merits?
- Larry Wall Talks Perl, Culture, and Community
- How to ask a question in the Perl community, and where to ask it
- What's bugging Andy Lester?
- And the future
- Getting Involved with Perl 6 - 2009
- How I came to contribute to Perl 6
- Get Involved - Help making Perl 6
Occasionally I will even be a bastard, when I think it will be helpful, but I try to avoid Dealing with Internet Trolls, even using the the Cognitive Therapy Approach
So, you can help posters with formatting, effective title, effective question...
You can learn, and teach, the FAQ (you improve)
You can learn, and teach, the Tutorials (you improve)
You can help with perl 6 (improval optional)
You can be a bastard