Frankly, I can see how visitors can be confused sometimes.
I have seen the occasional reprimand to a visitor for not
consulting Super Search
, but I don't see any links to it
from The Monastery Gates
. Nor is it one of the main
links at the top of each page.
In the textarea to submit a question to Seekers of Perl Wisdom,
there is no reminder for users to check Super Search,
or the Perl documentation, or
the Q&A section. Maybe there should be.
I don't see this information boldly leaping out at me from the
Site How To or the Perl Monks FAQ, either. In fact, visitors
are encouraged to browse the Perl Monks FAQ
for formatting tips and then to go ahead and submit their questions.
I will gladly concede that visitors should make more
of an effort. But I can certainly understand how
they might not know where to look. In that case, a
gentle nudge is more appropriate than a terse scolding.
I would also like to remind some of the more experienced Monks
around here that most beginners do not know how to use
perldoc. It's not that they refuse to try; they simply
have never been told. Be patient with them.
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