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Re: Considering Front Paging a Node?

by rozallin (Curate)
on Jan 16, 2003 at 18:15 UTC ( #227440=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Considering Front Paging a Node?

Mr. Muskrat++ for a well-written and informative article.

I have to admit that I've been very hesitant about clicking the "Front page" button, and I believe I've yet to do so. I've always been under the impression that only the creme de la creme of the Monastery should be front-paged. (And therefore usually somemonk had beaten me to it).

I agree with Aristotle and atcroft that the front-page should be representative of the breadth of the community; that SOPW posts by "newbies" that feature good, clear answers should be front-paged along with the more advanced meditations to show that PerlMonks is a valuable resource whatever your ability. I have to admit to being a little bit intimidated and scared off by Perl initially, so much so I didn't really start frequenting the Monastery until three months after I had joined. I also think that front-paging nodes that have yet to be answered, lest they have been casually overlooked, is a good idea that I intend to practice in future.

On the subject of spelling, I have on occasion sent a gentle private message to a couple of monks whom I've noticed have nodes which contain spelling errors while I have been approving nodes, and I'm wondering if this is being a little bit too pedantic, or whether other monks approve of this. What are your guidelines regarding speling errers? :)

Rozallin J. Thompson
The Webmistress who doesn't hesitate to use strict;

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Re: Re: Considering Front Paging a Node?
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Jan 16, 2003 at 18:31 UTC
    I, for one, appreciate it when people point out my spelling mistakes, much as I appreciate it when they point out spinach in my teeth after eating.

    What are we, anyway, a bunch of unwashed heathens! Off with you. Back to your illuminating! :)


Re^2: Considering Front Paging a Node?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 18, 2003 at 14:39 UTC
    As far as spelling errors are concerned, I try not to be too pedantic, but I do send people /msg's all the time - esp if the mistake is glaring or even changes meaning. I don't think it's necessary to be extremly gentle - mine are usually along the lines of /msg paco [id://31415|s/I thing/I think/] :) I too appreciate when I'm made aware of.. mispelinks. What I decided I don't like (after I did it a couple times myself) is post a note in reply saying "I think you meant foo" - it just isn't warranted.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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