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Seems to be a real monday

by McA (Deacon)
on Nov 26, 2012 at 14:19 UTC ( #1005671=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi all,

today I'm really irritated by the quality of the questions posted. For me it's a statistical proof why there is something like we call in German "Montagsauto". Now imagine some of the folks asking are skrewing at YOUR new car you're willing to spend much money for.

And by the way: It wouldn't help that their (anonymous) boss is saying "Read the fine manuals" the whole day long.

:-))

Best regards
McA

Comment on Seems to be a real monday
Re: Seems to be a real monday
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 26, 2012 at 15:17 UTC

    Sorry but that does not translate, see perlfaq11 :)

Re: Seems to be a real monday
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Nov 26, 2012 at 15:51 UTC
    Probably "their (anonymous) boss" is the class instructor, and it's coming up on final exams.

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

Re: Seems to be a real monday
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Nov 26, 2012 at 16:10 UTC
        today I'm really irritated by the quality of the questions posted.

    eh.. I turn a blind eye to such things. Life's too short to get annoyed at mosquitoes.

    Not quite an apples to apples comparison but the phrase the comes to mind is abbreviated "RDWHAHB" which expands to "Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Home Brew."


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

      Don't understand me wrong. I'm not annoyed. I was just amused because one Anonymous Monk replyed always with the same kind of phrase.

      And everyone can be sure: I have my own bad days and I'm aware of this fact.

      IMHO you don't have to underestimate one phenomena: Writing down a question helps to structure what you're thinking about. And as soon as you hit the send button you often get the solution on your own. So, asking helps anyway (in most cases).

      McA

            And as soon as you hit the send button you often get the solution on your own. So, asking helps anyway (in most cases).

        I wish I had a dollar for every time I've started to type a question up for SOPW and while I was typing had the solution pop into my head. Sometimes those were "DOH!!!" moments. Hence why I force my self to preview my nodes before submitting them for real.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: Seems to be a real monday
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 26, 2012 at 21:43 UTC
    Every day is a different day. They're a very-real problem to someone out there.
Re: Seems to be a real monday
by pvaldes (Hermit) on Dec 02, 2012 at 11:36 UTC

    Sometimes is dificult to provide a gold answer starting from a poor coal-question... less good questions, more lazy answers... less questions, etc

    What I want to say is that, even if the question was poor, you could start an interesting discussion IF the OP want to talk about the question instead to ask for a quick cure. Bad questions come with bad feedback

Re: Seems to be a real monday
by talexb (Canon) on Dec 03, 2012 at 13:39 UTC

    The solution: Don't read Perlmonks on Mondays! :)

    Seriously, no one is forcing you to read these posts. I usually glance at the title and sometimes do nothing more than that. Other times I feel I have a little more patience and read a few nodes.

    Hey, they can't all be winners.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Seems to be a real monday
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Dec 03, 2012 at 22:58 UTC

    If you are bored then you could fix a hash order dependency bug in one of the following:

    API-Plesk 2.01 App-Hachero 0.13 App-OpenVZ-BCWatch 0.03 Aspect 1.03 (patched) autobox-JSON 0.0003 Autocache 0.004 Bio-NEXUS 0.78 Bio-SDRS 0.08 Brannigan 0.9 Brickyard 1.111750 Business-RO-CNP 0.03 Catalyst-Runtime 5.90018 CatalystX-Controller-Sugar 0.0901 CatalystX-Declare 0.015 CGI-Alert 2.05 CGI-Application-Plugin-Session 1.03 CGI-Application-Plugin-Stream 2.10 CGI-Cookie-Splitter 0.02 CGI-FormBuilder 3.08 Class-AutoClass 1.54 Class-Generate 1.11 Class-Injection 1.08 Class-Trait 0.31 Convert-yEnc 1.04 cPanel-PublicAPI 1.002 cPanel-SyncUtil 0.7 Crypt-OpenPGP 1.06 Data-Dump-XML 1.19 Data-PowerSet-Hash 0.02 Data-Visitor (https://github.com/nothingmuch/data-visitor/pull/2) DBI 1.622 DBIx-Class 0.08204 DBIx-ObjectMapper 0.3013 DBIx-Simple-OO 0.02 DBIx-Skinny 0.0742 DJabberd 0.85 FormValidator-LazyWay 0.19 Getopt-Euclid 0.3.7 Google-AJAX-Library 0.022 Graph-Easy 0.72 Gtk2 1.245 Gtk2-Ex-WidgetBits 48 Hash-AutoHash-Args 1.15 (patched) Hash-SafeKeys 0.02 HTML-FillInForm 2.1 HTML-StickyQuery-DoCoMoGUID 0.03 HTML-Transmorgify 0.09 Internals-DumpArenas 0.12 libwww-perl 6.04 (patch submitted) Lingua-Boolean (patched) Locale-Maketext-Lexicon 0.91 Mojolicious-Plugin-ShareHelpers 0.52 MooseX-Attribute-Deflator-2.2.1 https://github.com/monken/p5-moosex-attribute-deflator/issues/4 MooseX-AttributeHelpers 0.23 Net-Bot-IRC-NumericCodes 0.05 Net-FastCGI 0.13 Net-Google-FederatedLogin 0.7.1 Net-HTTP-API 0.14 Net-HTTP-Spore-0.04 https://github.com/franckcuny/net-http-spore/issue +s/19 Net-ISC-DHCPd 0.14 Net-MQTT package-watchdog 0.09 Params-Validate-Checks 0.01 Parse-CPAN-Packages 2.37 PDF-API2 2.019 PHP-HTTPBuildQuery 0.05 PITA-XML 0.51 Pod-WSDL 0.061 POE-Component-Client-BigBrother 1.00 RDF-NS-20120917 https://github.com/nichtich/RDF-NS/issues/2 Reflex 0.098 Search-Tools 0.84 Socialtext-Resting 0.38 Su 0.100 TAP-Formatter-JUnit 0.09 Test-HTTP-Response 0.04 Test-Inline 2.212 Test-Module-Used 0.2.3 Text-vCard 2.12 Tie-FieldVals 0.6202 Tie-Hash-Indexed 0.05 Transmission-Client 0.0603 WebService-Simple 0.18 Yui-Loader 0.071 XML-ExtOn 0.17 XML-Hash-LX 0.0603
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    $world=~s/war/peace/g

      Ups!

      Is it really for sure that all these modules have a hash order bug? I didn't expect that.

      Once we had a similar problem @work. One of the SQL gurus thought that using group by forces an order by which is not guaranteed. It was funny as soon as the database spat out the results in any order.

      Best wishes
      McA

Re: Seems to be a real monday
by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor) on Dec 04, 2012 at 17:00 UTC

    I never quibble about the “quality of” questions posted ... because, to every person who did so, that question is very real.   Lord knows I have felt that sweat under my collar enough times to know what it feels like.   I do try to point people toward sources of information in the spirit of “teach a man to fish.”   I am happy to help and have devoted hundreds of hours to thousands of posts.   For better or for whatever.   YMMV.™

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