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Important Nodes? (change request / suggestion)by azatoth (Curate)
|on Sep 21, 2001 at 12:57 UTC||Need Help??|
People say you have your best ideas in the shower.
Well, I was in the shower this morning (don't titter), and I had an idea. I doubt very much it's my best. But it's an idea, and it's about PerlMonks.
As much as I try not to post in the vein of "Hey-why-don't-we-make-Vroom-do-some-more-work-to-make-our-visits-to-PM-easier", I'm am doing so now. I was thinking about the different types of posts we have here at our beloved monastery, and very basically categorised thus :
Do's & Dont's
Now, let's start at the end. To me, Other encompasses various submissions - Questions, Code, Ob-fus, Discussions, Meditations, Poetry etc. But there are a large amount of important posts that often get frontpaged for their value, and are then banished to the obscurity of the Old Node Wastelands. No prizes for guessing they are filed in the Do's & Don'ts category.The title of the category is self-explanatory, but is not necessarily a set-in-stone criteria. Nodes I feel that belong are the Newbie Help/Pointers, The Calls for Tolerance wrt Voting, The Style Suggestions in Posting, Before You Ask... Pointers, etc etc. To wit, the non-perl guidelines we all know and love (to write about).
So what I was wondering is, are there any edb developers out there who might like to put some code forward that would facilitate an area for all of this? I'm thinking of an area of PerlMonks that would serve in the same manner as Best Nodes / Worst Nodes, perhaps it could be called Important Nodes? The ultimate say of what goes into this area and what doesn't could be bestowed upon the editors, and PerlMonks could suggest nodes to be added via a Nodes to Consider type interface. 5 votes for, and the ultimate vote from a editor, and it's in. This would also stop the many duplications of discussions like "Why Don't We Set up a Newbie area?" and "Thoughts on Voting" etc. They are all worthy of posting, which is why they should be whacked into Important Nodes for all users (new & current) to view.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this, but I'd be most interested to see some code suggestions / work done. I'm not an edb developer, but I'm on-call 24 hours a day for research, help, a loving word, and perhaps fashion tips. Because hey, my name is azatoth, and I love PerlMonks.
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