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I agree that Perl Monks is not the place for activities that require Anonymous status. Those asking questions anon are mainly people that don't want to read the documentation. And it's not like the registration process is painfull...

There are a couple problems I see with this site so far, from the perspective of it's usefullness to thid Perl programmer. One is voting. Bad idea. The popularity contest stuff is fine over at everything2, but this is supposed to be a place of learning and sharing. An example of how voting gets in the way of this, is the node I am replying to now; it is downvoted. Why? Because the question should not have been asked? Because it contains false information? No, only because people disagree with him. There is more than one way to do it, or at least there should be. And this sort of popularity BS discourages that, by punishing divergent thought. While this has not become a major problem yet, if it is allowed to become a problem, then there will be little that can save it. This is not slashdot; this is not everything2; if it is run that way, it will spin apart.

I fear that the combination of voting, and Anonymous, will mean that this site will totally rock, until it hits critical mass. Then it will be consumed by trolls, and Anonymous asking how to declare an int.

Like so many newsgroups.

My $2.00

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In reply to RE: whither Anonymous Monks? by Aighearach
in thread whither Anonymous Monks? by princepawn

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