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Re: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 08, 2012 at 20:45 UTC ( #964027=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" description?

What do you think about?

I think it took me no longer to type an answer that OPs question, than it took you to type your unhelpful response.

And less time than you took to come up with this post, which I fully anticipate will be equally unpopular here.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?


Comment on Re: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
Re^2: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
by i5513 (Monk) on Apr 08, 2012 at 21:01 UTC

    Hi BrowserUk,

    Why do you think my response was unhelpful ? I really missed something ...

    Thanks

    PD: I would not want read questions which could be solved by searching their titles in google before that they are published in perlmonks.

      I would not want read questions which could be solved by searching their titles in google before that they are published in perlmonks.

      Noone is forcing you to do so.

      Every Perl question it is possible to ask could probably be answered by searching the internet; and there are plenty of other places on the internet where the OP of that question could have gone to ask, only to be told that it was too simple for the incumbents there to bother helping him.

      This place has historically been more tolerant of beginners and their questions, recognising that it is hard to know where to look, or even frame the question, if you don't really know what you are looking for.

      If this place is to move to a stance where you are the arbiter of what is an interesting or legitimate question -- where RTFM or LetMeGoogleThatForYou is the norm -- then this place becomes just like all those other places, and ceases to serve any purpose.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      The start of some sanity?

        If you don't know what to search for, then asking people is the best option. On the other hand if entering the post subject into Google returns the answer as one of the first three links, then the poster definitely did not do his/her homework and a LMGTFY is a perfectly appropriate response.

        You can usually tell apart those that do not know where to start and those that simply cannot be bothered doing anything themselves. And I really do not care if the second kind is driven away from PerlMonks. The "Gimme cookie and give it to me NOW!" crowd doesn't deserve their cookie. The crowd deserves a slap. One they failed to get from their parents.

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

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