Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need 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


In reply to Re: How to help? by Anonymous Monk
in thread How to help? by alanonymous

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others lurking in the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2018-03-24 19:51 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      When I think of a mole I think of:

      Results (299 votes). Check out past polls.