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I can understand Ivory's (and other newbie's) concerns.
I mean hey, we were all newbies once.
I do have to agree with the concensus that adding the
accuracy votes would complicate and confuse matters. There
is also the fact that people might vote a node accurate
when in truth it is not. With my limit of Perl knowledge at
the moment, I must confess that such a vote would be a
little dangerous in my hands (as well as many others
starting up the learning curve).
I think the best thing is a small piece of advice I have
heard applied to newsgroups: lurk for a few days, learn
the "climate" of the group.
If you apply this to PerlMonks, you will quickly learn
whos posts to give more consideration to. Noone knows
everything, and certain people may have their strengths and
weaknesses within Perl. This too, will become apparant
with a little judicial lurking and reading by a newbie.
A little patience, reading the FAQ's etc, and a lot of
reading of posts will enlighten a newbie more than any
accuracy vote or reputation score I think.
"For courting so slowly, you have lost this fair maiden /
so begone now, for you will never enjoy her" -- old Irish