Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
The stupid question is the question not asked
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?

by i5513 (Monk)
on Apr 08, 2012 at 21:01 UTC ( #964030=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
in thread RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" description?

Hi BrowserUk,

Why do you think my response was unhelpful ? I really missed something ...

Thanks

PD: I would not want read questions which could be solved by searching their titles in google before that they are published in perlmonks.


Comment on Re^2: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
Re^3: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 08, 2012 at 22:03 UTC
    I would not want read questions which could be solved by searching their titles in google before that they are published in perlmonks.

    Noone is forcing you to do so.

    Every Perl question it is possible to ask could probably be answered by searching the internet; and there are plenty of other places on the internet where the OP of that question could have gone to ask, only to be told that it was too simple for the incumbents there to bother helping him.

    This place has historically been more tolerant of beginners and their questions, recognising that it is hard to know where to look, or even frame the question, if you don't really know what you are looking for.

    If this place is to move to a stance where you are the arbiter of what is an interesting or legitimate question -- where RTFM or LetMeGoogleThatForYou is the norm -- then this place becomes just like all those other places, and ceases to serve any purpose.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

    The start of some sanity?

      If you don't know what to search for, then asking people is the best option. On the other hand if entering the post subject into Google returns the answer as one of the first three links, then the poster definitely did not do his/her homework and a LMGTFY is a perfectly appropriate response.

      You can usually tell apart those that do not know where to start and those that simply cannot be bothered doing anything themselves. And I really do not care if the second kind is driven away from PerlMonks. The "Gimme cookie and give it to me NOW!" crowd doesn't deserve their cookie. The crowd deserves a slap. One they failed to get from their parents.

      Jenda
      Enoch was right!
      Enjoy the last years of Rome.

        On the other hand if entering the post subject into Google returns the answer as one of the first three links,

        Let's see what happens when I enter the OPs title into google:

        1. Javascript and Ajax
        2. The OPs post here
        3. PHP
        4. PHP
        5. Internet Explorer
        6. PHP
        7. PHP
        8. Wordpress
        9. C#
        10. PHP
        11. iPhone Dev
        12. ASP or Javascript
        13. WebOS/Javascript
        14. IE/C#
        15. PHP
        16. PHP
        17. VB
        18. Javascript
        19. Ajax/Javascript

        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        The start of some sanity?

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://964030]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (16)
As of 2014-08-29 16:50 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The best computer themed movie is:











    Results (282 votes), past polls