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Good start. I would like to add:

  • When posting code or preformatted text, do *not* use <PRE> or <TT> tags. Use <CODE> tags instead.

  • Treat the other monks with respect. Don't waste their time and they won't waste yours.

  • Please take the time to read the friendly manual. There's a wealth of knowledge provided with your standard distribution. Use it. If you're not sure where to start, type this from your command line:

      % perldoc perldoc

You might also check a few of the links in this post and in this thread for additional ideas and guidelines.

Also, when composing lists of paragraphs, you might consider adding <P> tags to your <LI> content, as was done above and in my reply to that thread I mentioned. (I'm turning into a crotchety old hack and personally find that easier to read than bullet points that are crammed together.) YMMV, of course. :)


In reply to Re: Writeup Guidelines by footpad
in thread Writeup Guidelines by Tuna

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

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