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Re: Experience this!
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 06, 2003 at 05:48 UTC

    Don't forget that we've had quite a few newcomers to the site for whom this is still all new. Also, as I posted at The meaning of life, the universe and node reputation, XP is PerlMonks' form of social sanction. As such, the topic is not entirely pointless.

    I don't see it being the hottest topic either. Here in Perl Monks Discussion it is almost necessarily the biggest one, but a lot of water has run under the bridge in the other sections too.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Experience this!
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jan 06, 2003 at 08:13 UTC

    Complaining about the number of posts on XP by posting a node on XP seems terribly post-modern - or is it just me :-)

Re: Experience this!
by Marza (Vicar) on Jan 06, 2003 at 08:10 UTC

    Hmph you seem to be talking about it. Why should inept people be excluding from points? You seem to have forgotten your own advice as you once told somebody else that XP really does not mean anything.

    XP whoring seems to at least make people put some effort into their posts.

    Newsflash: You will find this on any site that has XP and or levels. I know of a game site that has them and people try anything to get the highest level as fast as possible. Don't know why; yet they do it.

    Here is a simple thing to consider. If you see XP talk, then why not ignore the post?

    Finally, how will overhalling the site fix anything. It is fine as it is.

    It all depends on how you use it.

    See you in a year for your next complaint.

Re: Experience this!
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Jan 06, 2003 at 07:04 UTC

    That's like saying that it's sad that the biggest debate in US politics is still who will be president next. Yes, it is, if you only look at the surface, always has been, and always will be. (At least until there is some basic cataclysim, like better communications making it possible to have real national publicity, and making the presidency fathomable, rather then voting for electors. Anyway, I'm rapidly getting offtopic.)

    Basicly, XP is a big deal here. It will always be a big deal here. You can ignore it easily enough.

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Re: Experience this!
by dws (Chancellor) on Jan 06, 2003 at 17:31 UTC
    It's pretty sad when, after a year's absence from this site, the hottest topic of debate is still experience points and/or the loss of them.

    On the contrary. It's an indirect indication of how well the site has been running. What you aren't seeing are hot topics about how broken PM is, or how it would be soooo much better if only... whatever.

    Props to pmdev for keeping the site functioning so well (and to the editors for keeping the floors swept).

Re: Experience this!
by thewalledcity (Friar) on Jan 06, 2003 at 06:47 UTC
    It could only be considered the hottest topic because people keep bringing it up every 3-4 weeks. I hardly ever see anyone talking about it in the Chatterbox. As for your dislike of the style of the site, as Aristotle said, try CSS. I hope you realize the quality of your post was somewhat ..*ahem* ... lacking.
Re: Experience this!
by logan (Curate) on Jan 10, 2003 at 20:58 UTC
    Speaking as someone who reads PM every day, voting and posting as I go, I wasn't aware that there was any debate over XP. Can someone point me to the node where this debate rages? Or is it part of the Vroom is a Fascist node that's ever so popular?

    And no, I'm not even going to vote your node down. -67 is low enough to place you on the "Worst 10 nodes" list, so the point has been made.

    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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