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Re: (Ovid - Black Diamond revisited) Re: time for new highs?

by danger (Priest)
on Jan 14, 2001 at 12:45 UTC ( #51718=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Ovid - Black Diamond revisited) Re: time for new highs?
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This is all a roundabout way of getting to my point. Those monks who think they haven't earned their 'points' are wrong. It's not just Perl skill, it's contribution to the Monastery.

Indeed. Don't forget, seeking wisdom can be rewarded as much as giving it -- as well it should be. Good questions involve thought, for both the questioner and those who would answer. A good question serves more than just the asker, and it serves more than just those with similar questions who don't ask them. It also serves everyone else who might also *know* the answer to then get exposed to additional answers and approaches.

To be honest, if I were to voice a moderation/voting suggestion (and I guess I'm about to) it would be that ++ votes on top level 'seekers' posts should have a slighly higher probability of garnering XP in recognition of the fact that good questions (at all levels) are the driving force behind the sharing of knowledge. The only downside of higher XP's I can envision is that some might still view XP as a knowledge indicator and once they reach a certain point they may be too embarrassed to ask a seemingly 'simple' question that any <insert level here> monk should know. More recognition of questions might help alleviate any such potentially stifling effect.

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Re: Re: (Ovid - Black Diamond revisited) Re: time for new highs?
by PipTigger (Friar) on Jan 14, 2001 at 15:52 UTC
    I wholly agree. It seems that maybe a +=2 option for each new topic might be a simple mechanism for "extra" recognition of the inherent need (&& benefit to all by reward && open encouragement) of well thought, described, && intentioned questions.

    I don't thinq I said that well but I'm (ironically) not sure how to be articulate && concise. I'm trying to lern this difficult skill myself. Anyways, it might also be nice to simply allow any Monk to go to their settings && remove some of their own XP permanently in case they personally feel misrepresented or even just wish to be able to ascend through the levels again. This wouldn't require altering the system as established && could be a sort of honorable option... maybe. TTFN.

    -PipTigger
    p.s. Initiate Nail Removal Immediately!
Re: (3) time for new highs? (opposite effect?)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jan 14, 2001 at 18:19 UTC
    "++ votes on top level 'seekers' posts should have a slighly higher probability of garnering XP..."

    I follow your logic and good intent, danger, but that looks like it would *compound* the issue raised by jptxs at the root of this thread.

    Indeed, I have been somewhat embarrassed at advancing beyond Monk(5), knowing that my Perl ability will likely never be more than "understands and applies the fundamentals".   But I make a point of not hiding that fact, and do what I can to contribute to vroom's fine Monastery.   Mostly that means trying to formulate good questions, voting to encourage positive posts, and enjoying the site's comraderie.

    So...   if PM's levels were to be extended or restructured, I'll still be able to do those same things, whether it's as "Pontiff ybiC the router guy" or as "Zapped back to Scribe where he belongs ybiC".   8^D
        cheers,
        Don
        striving for Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")

      I follow your logic and good intent, danger, but that looks like it would *compound* the issue raised by jptxs at the root of this thread.

      I mention that as a risk, but meant that by actually giving higher recognition to questions (and making that publically known, say, in the Voting/Experience System), it might help people realize that XP isn't just about Perl, but overall contribution (as Ovid said), and thus not feel as if they haven't earned their XP nor to be embarassed to continue to ask questions when they do have high XP. Just an idea.

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