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Remember, before you consider, please, Please, PLEASE:
I've been seeing loads of posts Considered that, well, I wouldn't even have considered Considering. :)
I'd like to draw people's attention to Level 6: Friar which describes bad reasons to Consider a node, including:
The question has been resolved and, in your opinion, did not involve enough Perl. The monastery tolerates general off-topic questions occasionally, and some monks even know a little bit about operating systems, web servers, databases, and the like. Perl is a glue language, and occasionally it has to interact with other things. Sometimes the problem is with the poster's code, sometimes not. If the question has come up before, it will probably come up again. Let the archives take it.
The only nodes I consider for deletion (apart from dups) are ad hominem attacks. Anything else, I might vote down, but I don't think is worth completely scrubbing from the records. Anyway, that's just me, but could people consider being a bit lighter with the Consider button?
Update: See also What is Consideration?:
Request that a node be deleted. Please only do this for blatant trolls (egregiously offensive) and true duplicates (where a post consisting of "I gave the same answer as some other monk but was slower" is not a duplicate). For useless, stupid, off-topic, and annoying nodes: if it is a root node, then don't approve it for any section; if it is a reply, just ignore it.