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Something that I could see being useful is a banner that appears when you first log on as a new member urging you to read nodes like Writeup formatting tips and the like. It wasn't immediately obvious to me when i started as a perlmonk that the submissions were html, much less how one went about formatting submissions properly and what things like the square brackets do.

Maybe this would cut down on poorly formatted newbie posts and the need to explain formatting while answering somebody's question. Currently, newbies are expected to 'pull' the docs, rather than getting 'pushed' the docs, or at least being 'pushed' in the general direction of the docs.

Thoughts? Which paradigm (push or pull) is going to benefit perlmonks in the long run?

-Mark


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