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XP-Woring not necessary evil

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Jun 11, 2001 at 12:57 UTC ( #87425=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Kidding) XP-whoring HOW-TO

You forgot : Be the first to answer

;-)

UPDATE :

More seriously, I'm really a XP-WHore but I don't feel it isn't something necessary bad.

Let me explain :
I like recognition from my peer (through XP, reputation, rank...)
It's not my goal, however, it's only a good support in my path to Perl Mastery and sometimes and indication of my progress/weknesses when I post technical posts...

As long a you're aware that rank is not a tied only to your Perl level, but to the way you contribute to the monastery it doesn't seem so evil.

  • A lot of posts often mean, a lot of answers or questions which leads to answers => Lots of info (you contribute!)
  • Being pleasant is not only a way to gain XP it's also a way to make discussion pleasant and more interesting (or even possible)

--
Arhuman (Master of XP-Whoring)


Comment on XP-Woring not necessary evil
Re: Re: (Kidding) XP-whoring HOW-TO
by mirod (Canon) on Jun 11, 2001 at 13:24 UTC

    And of course you also need to know the rules of XP-not-whoring or "how not to get XP's with a detailed, accurate and sound post":

    • post during the week-end: a killer, no one reads "technical" posts during the week-end, discussions are OK because people just read them quickly and upvote the whole thread just to use all their votes, but no one downloads and check code when they're still half asleep and in a hurry to ++ as many posts as possible before making breakfast for the whole family,
    • post after 7pm GMT: by that time even West Coast monks have used up all of their daily allowance and by the time everybody gets their votes on the next day your post will be burried way down at the bottom of the Newest Nodes list,
    • correct a mistake by a high-ranking monk: yeah, like anybody's going to believe you!
    • post a Re: Re: Re: Re node: of course no one reads those,
    • Q&A answers: for some reason these always get a ridiculously low amount of votes, if any, probably because the name of the poster does not appear and Monks like to know who they give their favors to,
    • post something about security or cryptography: of course general advice like "Though shall use CGI.pm" or "Net::SSL does what you want" rack up the votes, as no one can argue with the Gospel, but anything more detailed and specific seems to scare the s*** out of Monks who are very hesitant to give their blessing to a method they have not seen approved by higher authorities,

    And by the way you forgot the easiest trick to get XP's, even without writing a new post: just type "Hey, just 6 more votes and I'll gain a level" in the CB and wait...

      Your last comment about the CB reminds me of a trick I once used on someone, I /msged him telling him:

      "Oops, I mestakenly downvoted your node xxxx. How many XP did you loos +e?"
      and he replied:
      "I lost 3 XPs, help!!!!"

      I did that because that guy was XPWhoring and I just wanted to be sure that he'd do anything for an XP..


      He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

      Chady | http://chady.net/
Re: XP-Woring not necessary evil
by Jouke (Curate) on Jun 11, 2001 at 17:08 UTC
    Seriously: if you have a posting that deserves more reputationpoints than it already has, ask someone to promote it for you in the CB. That works like a charm!

    Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
    Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory

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