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Re: Node difficulty level

by tadman (Prior)
on Jun 04, 2002 at 09:36 UTC ( #171435=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Node difficulty level

Or, you could have Seekers of Perl's Ancient Secrets as an alternative.

Seriously, though. There is not really such a thing as a "newbie" question in a general sense. Sometimes the questions they ask are about something you're unfamilar with, and you can learn. Other so-called "expert" questions can sometimes be a simple error that is easily diagnosed by a "newbie" who probably refers to the documentation that an "expert" assumes they know what it all means.

Still, you have my vote for sections called Obfuscated Questions or Getting Started.

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[james28909]: ok i have a new question ;)
[james28909]: i am not sure how to ask google this either
[james28909]: i am getting the current time on my machine with scalar localtime;
[james28909]: i am scraping a website and retrieving a date stamp of an article.
[james28909]: well time/data stamp of the article
[stevieb]: james28909: what's the problem/question?
[james28909]: it is not an absolute date like "27" or "31". sometimes it is like wednesday or friday
[james28909]: and i need to format those special instances into an absolute date instead of "yesterday"
[stevieb]: ask a question on SoPW, and include at least a half-dozen examples of the input, and at least one example of expected output

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