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Should Perl Gurus (Wall,Schwartz,Christiansen et al) receive mega XP based on who they are?
Nothing against the Perl Gurus, but I thought the idea of XP
was to encourage activity on this site. XP is a measure of how
responsive and knowledgable you've been on this site, not in the Perl
community in general.
XP are reasonably fair so long as they're based on what you
do here. Otherwise it's a popularity contest, like elementary-school
student body presidential campaigns.
I'd find it pretty demoralizing to start handing out honorary XP,
because it would make it meaningless. If you wanted to create another
statistic, perhaps something D&Doid like "Fame" or "Virtue", and list
that in the Saints List, it might work. Gurusamy Sarathi should have
mega-fame, but (as far as I know) he doesn't post here too much.