If I understand jjhorner
right, I agree wholeheartedly:
Gaining XP by voting (and being voted on) appears to work very well to encourage positive participation.
What may be needed is a mechanism to prevent an intermediate-at-best Perler like myself from advancing to Friar, Bishop or such just by being a reasonably well behaved Monk for a long time. Make me advance in my coding ability if I want to advance as a Monk.
- XP could still work as it does now.
- When XP earned to advance level, Monk must author documentation that benefits PM before gaining new level.
- Alternate methods of demonstrating Perl expertise are also possible.
- Monk earns no further XP until doc presented and approved by group of high-level Monks.
- Monk could be pre-emptive by presenting doc before XP earned, but only for the next level.
- Review process might begin at Monk (5) level.
Having said that, I still have questions or concerns:
- how would the review board be selected?
- how could plaguerism be prevented?
- retroactive or not?