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Best post of the (day/week/month/year)

by DaWolf (Curate)
on Mar 29, 2002 at 17:47 UTC ( #155293=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


Have you noticed some posts that are really wonderful? They bring out the very best of technical knowledge, didatical explanations, useful resources and more from the monks of this monastery.

A example or two? Have a look at these:

Perl and Databases
Extreme Example of TMTOWTDI
Tricks with DBI

I think it would be great to make this kind of post more visible, as their authors either started a very productive discussion or made a very useful reference.

They could be awarded with a XP or not.

Just a suggestion.

Best regards,

Er Galv„o Abbott
a.k.a. Lobo, DaWolf

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Re: Best post of the (day/week/month/year)
by footpad (Monsignor) on Mar 29, 2002 at 18:04 UTC

    Well, Best Nodes showcases the best nodes of the Day, the Week, and of All Time. (There's a corresponding Worst Nodes, too.) This provides most of what you're looking for, though it might be interesting to tweak things to provide more of a snapshop in time. It would take a bit of work, though.

    However, if you really want to see this, I expect that the quickest way to do so would be to do it yourself. I'd probably start by extracting Best Nodes on a daily basis, tracking the appearance of various nodes as they appear, and then managing a database. Then I'd publish the results to an appropriate location (perhaps on the floating server maintained by the statmeister). This type of approach would let you track various appearances over time.

    (I'm not sure I'd award additional XP for making it on the lists. That seems like it would arbitrarily inflate the reputation of the node.)

    Of course, it might be easier to showcase good nodes using another commonly-used technique. Namely, set aside a portion of your home node for listing nodes of note. Turnstep has done this good effect, as have many others. Nose around various homes nodes and see if you find a style you like.


Re: Best post of the (day/week/month/year)
by gellyfish (Monsignor) on Mar 29, 2002 at 17:59 UTC

    Although it probably should be said that some of the nodes that provoke some of the best discussion are not in themselves very worthy of positive Reputation - they just touch some of the switches in other monks


Re: Best post of the (day/week/month/year)
by cjf (Parson) on Mar 30, 2002 at 04:36 UTC
    I think it would be great to make this kind of post more visible, as their authors either started a very productive discussion or made a very useful reference.

    What's wrong with your homenode? If everyone listed their favorite nodes on their homenode, people wouldn't have much trouble finding the most useful posts. In addition you'd be able to get many individual opinions of what the best nodes are as opposed to best nodes which only shows the ones that happened to acquire the highest reputation.

Re: Best post of the (day/week/month/year)
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Mar 29, 2002 at 21:28 UTC
    I think the problem with this is that reputation doesn't necessarily translate to quality. I've written (and seen) nodes that I thought were really good and they get a rep(5) and others that are simple and obvious where I've simply replied "look at this node for your answer" that have a rep(50).


    "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."

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