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Re: Learning how to answer

by greenFox (Vicar)
on Sep 11, 2002 at 04:46 UTC ( #196866=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Learning how to answer

Welcome to the Monastery :)

The topic of XP and reputation has been discussed numerous times here, most recently in a great post by Ovid. The long and the short is enjoy the XP for what it is - a bit of fun - and use your time to learn as much Perl as you can and help others to do the same.

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell

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Re: Re: Learning how to answer
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 11, 2002 at 13:01 UTC

    XP has a certain video game score quality to it. It's fun, but not useful. On the other hand, reputation seems like it should be useful as a feedback mechanism. (Compare to mailing lists where a thoughtful post can just disappear into the wild without any comment. Was it good? Was it bad? Was it too long? Am I a jerk?)

    I'm glad to hear other monks say good nodes sometimes have low reputations. At the same time I'm saddened, because it means we still have the mailing list problem and also have new false feedback problem.

    This strikes me as similar to the "not" problem in logic programming -- false is different from missing.

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