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Re: Level Proposal

by mkmcconn (Chaplain)
on Feb 23, 2001 at 03:55 UTC ( #60393=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Level Proposal

I thought that "Experience Points" had to do with certain kinds of participation in this site, by being here, by voting, by making contributions to the site. Any notion of equivalence to "Perl Expertise", takes the fun out of it for me.

I'd request that point accumulation could be turned off, electively, in the latter case. I intend to hang around here a lot. I have no interest in being judged on that account, as though I had pretenses of being an Expert.

For the other point, (if I can give an opinion without sounding overly serious about it) I don't like the idea of changing the amusing metaphor of the Monastery. I don't know how many (for example) Buddhists, or East or West Catholics there are here - but, I doubt that a single one of them thinks of the "monastery" theme as a coup for their religion. (And, a monastery is about as Presbyterian as the Mass, lest someone should think this Presbyterian is motivated by religion to discourage the introduction of non-monastic levels.)

The metaphor is strained as it is, but in my opinion it isn't lame, right now.

mkmcconn


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Re: Re: Level Proposal
by batmonk (Scribe) on Feb 23, 2001 at 04:39 UTC
    As I see it, this continues the metaphor of the Monestary. Didn't you notice? Each of those animals are the cover art on O'Reilly books commonly discussed here.

    I think it also neatly sidesteps the issue of Christian overtones to the existing metaphor.

    Sure, experience points are a wash. But, if people enjoy them, why not?

    Also, people respond to goals. I'll bet even merlyn does better when he has a deadline or a target to hit.

    Besides, I think it's funny that most of those animals grace the covers of books he's had a hand in. It's a reference back to the the language, the community, and the people who've helped it succeed.

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