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RE: How can this be?

by ivory (Pilgrim)
on Jun 27, 2000 at 01:44 UTC ( #19925=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How can this be?

I guess it comes down to what you want to do. I mean, you can keep voting on writeups just to gain XPs but why are you doing it? What is the importance of gaining XP if you're not learning anything? I, too, am a newbie when it comes to Perl, and I like the perlmonks site a lot. I feel like I learn things here in a fun way, and I feel like the XP system is a sort of incentive to not take too many days off from learning perl. I guess I feel like my XP and level (both low), do reflect my Perl proficiency and effort on the site, but I wonder why you want the XPs so badly... --Ivory

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(zdog) RE: (2) How can this be?
by zdog (Priest) on Jun 27, 2000 at 03:28 UTC
    I don't want more XP, instead I am saying that I feel that I have too much XP for the amount of knowledge that I have. (My knowledge is too little to have this much.)

    -- zdog (Zenon Zabinski)
       Go Bells!! ''

      I agree, I think that more emphisis should be put on the number of posts that you have and now _they_ fair, in turn... but I've only been here a while so.. whatever!
RE: (2) How can this be? (community involvement)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jun 30, 2000 at 23:41 UTC
    Like you zdog, I'm not a Perl guru, and I've had similar doubts about my own modest level increases here at the monastery. But, as kapper points out below, XP reflects PM community involvement, as well as Perl proficiency.

    The only thing I question is "usually vote ++ on anything that is more than ten lines because I get intimidated and usually don't read it". Ya know, you don't have to use all your votes each day :^)

    I'm not intimidated by advanced posts from master monks like httptech or lhoward or ???, but I also try to post only when I can add something of value.

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