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Re: PM Leveling Guide.

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Mar 03, 2015 at 05:12 UTC ( #1118534=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PM Leveling Guide.

Sage(?) advice from someone who ... these days ... loses more “XP Points” on a typical day than he gains . . .

“Fuhgeddabout XP™!! . . . instead, participate!!”

That’s it:   participate.   Try, as best you can, to leave the situation of “the Next Monk Who Will Follow You” perhaps a little better than your own situation was, when you trod that selfsame path.

Do so, not for the vain aim of “accumulating (or losing ...) XP points,” but because (aye, tho’ others vehemently(?) disagree with you ...) you actually imagined that you had something useful to say. . .   Speak to “your former self.”   Throw him/her a rope, with a floation-device attached and “no strings attached.”

. . . in other words, “something that you, had the situation been reversed, would have been mighty-glad to have read, long-about-now” . . .

. . . be-cause ... somewhere out there, there is Another Monk, for whom “the situation is reversed!”

Address your posts “to that person” and you will not go wrong.   (Whether XP-tallies confirm or deny your actions are ... well ... who cares?)

Instead of, shall we say, “participating with an ulterior motive in mind,” participate!   (Got something to say?   Speak up!   No?   Then, shaddup!)   And then, let The Peanut Gallery™ cast its votes as it may.

In this way, regardless of how the XP-votes may or may not land, you will have earned them all (or not, who cares ...) in good conscience.   And thus, one way or the other, you will have, in your own way, “contributed to PerlMonks.Com.”

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Re^2: PM Leveling Guide.
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Mar 04, 2015 at 06:44 UTC

    from someone who ... these days ... loses more “XP Points” on a typical day than he gains . . .
    Though that sounds plausible, I doubt it is correct.

    On Jan 15 2015 you had accumulated 16,251 XP while today I see you have 16,441 XP. So you have been gaining XP at an average rate of 3.9 per day over the past 49 days (your domination of Worst Nodes notwithstanding).

      I wouldn’t know.   I don’t know anything about the XP-statistics that you mention, because XP really doesn’t matter to me.

      “The bottom line™” about this oughta be real simple:   participate, as long as you think you have something meaningful to say in a particular conversation, and don’t fixate on XP.   If you really like a post, be sure that you’re logged-in as yourself and “shower it with blessings.”   And if you don’t, I suggest, don’t say or vote anything at all.   (“Speak well of him, or speak not of him.”)

      It is unfortunate – most unfortunate, in my humble – that PM does not appear to tally upvotes and downvotes separately, and that it does not allow you to Super Search using that criteria at all.   As I’ve vainly suggested before, it would be very helpful to me to filter posts that, say, at least 2 people thought were beneficial, and no matter how many naysayers there were or weren’t who disagreed with that opinion.   I’d consider it more likely that those posts were ones that I should read first, if I’m looking for a particular obscurity.   Unfortunately, AFAIK, this criteria cannot be used in filtering.   So to speak, it feels good (or not), but it doesn’t do any good.

        ... because XP really doesn’t matter to me.

        If that were true, you really should not devote roundabout every tenth of your posts to the matter.

        Cheers, Sören

        Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
        (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

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