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Re: db content dump

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Aug 27, 2013 at 01:48 UTC ( #1051159=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to db content dump

I suggest that we try as much as possible to work by consensus ... if such a thing can be had ... because, even though there are a lot of “visual clods” in it (including silly-stuff, like the fact that the pictures in the top-of-screen rotation have no anti-aliasing thus “jaggies”), and some things that I wish would be changed (like Anonymous Monk and the content-evaluation system), there are many things about the site that do still work admirably well.   I would like for there to be continue to be o-n-egoto site about Perl,” and for this site to continue to be “it.”   Although the site is admittedly ugly, it is functional and it contains many years’s worth of a cornucopia of information.   That’s what’s important – vital – about PerlMonks, not so much its irritating warts and ugly looks.   A “fork” never quite turns out right despite best intentions.

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Re^2: db content dump
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 27, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

    I suggest that ...

    I suggest you stop calling the site ugly. Not because it isn't ugly (it isn't), but because it's rude and enough is enough.

      True enough.   Point well taken, and no slight was ever intended.   On the one hand, the site shows its age ... by the mere fact that it hasn’t had a face-lift “in a coon’s age.”   But, on the other hand, it gets the job done as it always has.   At the end of the day, “results” are what we come here for.   Sure, I would love to see “pretty.”   But I do not come here for pretty things.   I would like to see (changes that I perceive to be) improvements.   But I fear changes that, though well-intentioned by someone else in the name of being “improvements,” compromise what I come here for.   Daresay I am not alone.   We all “know the drill,” and we have all pulled paying clients out of these same quagmires.

        Ironically, with simple, clean interfaces suddenly all the rage, the PM default theme actually looks pretty good. I'm tempted to switch back to it from Perl-Blue and use CSS to change the font to a sans-serif one.

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Re^2: db content dump
by sparkyichi (Deacon) on Aug 29, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
    like Anonymous Monk and the content-evaluation system...

    From what I have seen, there is no consensus on changing these things and if the votes on the nodes that suggest it are any indication I would suspect that the Monastery at best is divided on the topic if not overwhelmingly against changing it. However, it may be worth doing another vote on the topic as it is not likely to be determined in the forums.


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