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

by tangent (Deacon)
on Apr 09, 2012 at 15:51 UTC ( #964147=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

I would not want read questions which could be solved by searching their titles in google before that they are published in perlmonks.
I do not want to read answers which make the OP feel ignorant or stupid. Personally I think a much better strategy is to simply not answer a question that you deem lazy, and if a question is left entirely unanswered the OP will surely get the message. Answering with sharp comments also wastes the time of other Monks (unless those comments are witty or humourous).

And easily answered questions can provide a good practice space for those Monks who are just beginning to (try) answer questions. As BrowserUK points out, tolerance of the unwary beginner is what sets this place apart.


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Re^2: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
by i5513 (Monk) on Apr 09, 2012 at 16:42 UTC

    I'm sorry again.Not was my intention to be intolerant or to post a sarcastic response. Only wanted to point to internet before asking.

    I apologize to everyone who felt ignorant or stupid, or was disturb, or wasted his time by my comment.

      Sorry i5513, I wasn't actually referring to you at all - there are far worse examples than your answer to that post.
Re^2: RFC: Review of "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" descrition?
by ww (Bishop) on Apr 09, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
    "if a question is left entirely unanswered the OP will surely get the message."
    1. "...will surely...?" Really? I suspect, more likely, the OP will advertize the node in the Chatterbox.
    2. "...left entirely unanswered...? And the last time that happened was when?
    3. "...tolerance of the unwary beginner is what sets this place apart" Seems to me that's neither desirable nor factually true. c.f. StackOverflow and (far worse) those dime-a-dozen, run-of-the-mill sites that purport to provide reliable answers to questions (on almost any subject you care to name). The questions are bad and what good answers appear are -- at best -- difficult to distinguish from the dreck.

    One other observation about the "unwary beginner:" If you want to master an avocation, you study the masters... at their sufferance; if you want to succeed at a game, you learn the rules; and if you want to post a question here that's not a reflection of your laziness, read the PerlMonks FAQ. Yes, I know some won't bother... but giving them a precis or a reference has to be better than a deafening silence.

      if you want to succeed at a game, you learn the rules;

      Your rules?

      "...tolerance of the unwary beginner is what sets this place apart" Seems to me that's neither desirable nor factually true. c.f. StackOverflow...
      Not sure what you mean here, that Perlmonks should not be tolerant and, in fact, is not tolerant? StackOverflow is like a fairground attraction where newbies are set up like ducks to be shot down by the local bullies.
      giving them a precis or a reference has to be better than a deafening silence
      Yes, but that is not the comparison I was making - silence is better than abuse.
        When "tolerance" comes to mean "anything goes" tolerance has gone too far.

        and as to "silence," that may not be the "comparison" intended, but my comment does address the inference your remark invited.

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