I concur with robartes
on his comments about purpose
of XP/attainment of Sainthood. Whilst yes, there has been much
discussion on the worthlessness of XP I believe its a means to an end. I
have alot of interest in 'community' sites, I specialise in 'content
management', grew up in a New-Age commune - yes, I really did!, and am
striving to learn as much as possible about creating good, purposeful,
useful community websites. I am but a mere Monk, but am thankful for
having come here, and as most would admit have benefited greatly from
this incredible resource. The XP system as already stated is a means (to
an end) to apply 'structure' to what is a complex matrix of information
and community controlled content.
BTW, before I
I too have not added a great deal in terms
of expertise in a Perl sense thus far but strive to learn through
others, that appears to be "the purpose" of the site. I could be wrong,
but I don't believe so. In return, I try my best to help others, in
doing so I've received a great deal of knowledge from my fellow peers
and am very grateful for that...
So to conclude...
works, and it works very well. Signal/Noise ratio is at a more than
tolerable level comparable to very few other sites I participate in (I'm
sure there are quite a few who can guess at some of the sites I am
talking about ;) and I continue to strive toward a better understanding
of how this community ticks. Again, congrats on reaching Sainthood,
don't wallow in "the whys", and be thankful that you have helped in your
own way to make this a site to be proud of, and of being a valuable member
of "this" community.
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