Well, OK, so I lied. I'm not really back after all. :P
Here are some stats for me, last updated on
January 3rd 2005, 20:29 UTC:
Total XP1008 (changes)
Average reputation / writeup10.770
Average experience / writeup11.586
Average experience / reputation1.076
I'm still in the process of collecting information, but in the meantime, check out nimh.org for some words about Zen coding.
Here is some information on the voting / experience system; in particular, it lists how you gain / lose XP. If you're interested in learning what powers come with each level, go here and search no more; you may also be interested in seeing the change in $NORM over the course of the past 30 days. However, when dealing with XP, beware and keep in mind the following, lest you will surely be doomed:
The administration does not take the voting and experience point system all that seriously.
Woe to those who do.
XP is an imaginary number granted to you by an anonymous stranger.
For grim indeed is the fate of those who forget these things.
Use subroutines for code reuse
Master regular expressions
Write my GUIs with Perl
Abandon CGI in favor of some modern web framework
Put my code in modules
Create CPAN distributions
test and document my code as I write it
Write OOP with or without animal help
Finally switch to a modern Perl style
Create a killer application with Perl
Detoxify from Perl and PerlMonks
Choose another language because Perl is dead
Learn to program for mobile devices
Complete my secret world domination project
None, because the road to hell is paved with good intentions
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