I cannot find any guidelines for announcing Perl related events on this site. I have seen some events announced with requests for talks here, but not others. I am asking now because this year's London Perl Workshop has just been announced, but it is a question that has exercised my mind when other events have come up, such as the London PM tech meet two days ago (Thursday).
Do such guidelines exist? If not, what should the guidelines contain? The simplest guideline of all is "Don't", but as I said above, it's one I have frequently seen broken. Do people want to know about major conferences only, lesser ones like the tech meet, routine pub events, emergency pub events? Where notices include publicity blurb about sponsors, should this be repeated or edited out?
For any London mongers reading this, I happily volunteer to post notices about London events here, once I know I'm not doing the wrong thing. If guidelines exist or are created that permit such postings, I also volunteer to put a copy of the LPW 2014 notice in Perl news, unless someone else would prefer to do it.
I have received fewer replies & suggestions than I hoped. I'm therefore putting up my own suggestions for guidelines. Please note that they are my suggestions. If the Gods see things differently, their word goes.
If this isn't the primary or first place a notice is posted, the notice should be of the form Title, Explanation (if the title isn't enough), Time, Place, Link to full details.
Repeated events should all be in the same thread. Each new case of an event should have a post of its own. I.e. there should be a thread for the London Perl Workshop, with each year's event having a new node in the thread.
Fewer threads are better than more, but materially different events should have their own thread. London would therefore have three threads, LPW, tech meets & social meets, with emergency socials being grouped with routine & heretic socials.
IMHO, any existing posts should be used as a starting point. If there are more than one that should be in a series, they should be considered and re-parented as necessary. But I'll wait for janitorial or Godly opinions before I start considering such nodes. If the amount of work is a problem, I hereby volunteer, if granted the power by the gods, to do it.
Where does that cookie come from, because it cannot be set by the server it appears, and its missing from my cookiejar, if i visit perlmonks with a cookie-test program, fe using www::mechanize. Sure hope you can help me because im unable to find adequate documentation about this.
There are a couple things i wonder about, from time to time, about the code tag. One, the width makes a lot of code wrap when on my screen there is no need. Two, code can get longer and i wish it were a readmore tag instead.
The code tag seems to wrap at 70 characters, is that to support terminals? Perhaps that could be an option, so those with wider screens have the option of seeing it unwrapped.
The readmore tag is intended to keep a post from being too long. Yet, though a code tag pretties it up, it does not shorten it. Leaving it long certainly allows for quicker reading on the page, though it hinders getting to the start of the next post.
As a user, I think there are at least two disadvantages on the design of perlmonks forum:
There are too many objects on the right side.
Does not support uploading pictures.
There seems to be a real wealth of knowledge on PerlMonks.
I'm quite a new user... and find the interface for reading and posting in threads is difficult to follow. After just scanning briefly thru some of the setup stuff, I saw no section devoted to how threads are presented.
Hopefully I'm just blind to seeing how to set things up in some way I can follow better. If so I hope some kind Monk will steer me toward the relevant information.
Is it possible to connect with the various forums, thru NNTP? And use them like regular usenet is setup?
Is it possible, thru personal settings or whatever to get my group reading interface to resemble the one available on gmane. With Frames and threading so the groups appear in the tried and venerable style of usenet