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RE: No CB comment is serious, and should not be reproduced in a node without research

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Nov 15, 2000 at 10:49 UTC ( #41729=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to No CB comment is serious, and should not be reproduced in a node without research

I've been here just about as long as anyone, months before there was a Chatterbox or a Voting/Experience System.

Instead of making pronouncements, I would rather emphasize the design intent, history, and evolution of the current mechanisms and culture surrounding them.

The Chatterbox came about to build a sense of community -- a way for users to get to know each other, making small talk and sticking around, giving simple advice. It's publicly viewable, but messages only stick around for five minutes by design.

Nodes, on the other hand, last until the heat death of the universe or vroom has to sell the server to pay for heating oil. If you want your words to have a sense of permanence, post them in a node.

By all means, take advice from the Chatterbox when possible and from nodes as often as you can. But leave the chatter light, and treat your other monks with respect.


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RE: RE: No CB comment is serious, and should not be reproduced in a node without research
by royalanjr (Chaplain) on Nov 15, 2000 at 20:28 UTC
    You hit the point there with respect.

    We all (I hope) know all that stuff about "do unto others", "would you want to be treated that way", and such things.

    If we all keep that in mind, things will go smoothly.

    Roy Alan

RE: RE: No CB comment is serious, and should not be reproduced in a node without research
by Blue (Hermit) on Nov 15, 2000 at 21:44 UTC
    I wish I could ++ that more then once. It encapsulated by entire views on this matter. People have compared the Chatterbox to a pub or streetcorner. But always a verbal media, where unless you are being recorded, it's transient. And that feeling - sponeniety, the ability to be serious or lighthearted, the community atmosphere, is what I would like to preserve.

    If people have a problem that they do not feel that they can talk because their words might be recorded, doesn't that hurt us all as we loose the benefits of their comments, wisdom, jokes, thoughts, and participation.

    I've heard people argue both sides about the legality of recording the chatterbox. But when people talk about what they WANT, I've only heard one side. I haven't heard anyone championing "I want to be able to record the chatterbox and repost it". From that I can only assume that while people may want to protect their rights (either to be able repost or not to have their words reposted), from a PerlMonks community perspective, the vocal people want to keep it light and unrecorded.

    That's good by me.

    =Blue
    ...you might be eaten by a grue...

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