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Loads of Nodesby AcidHawk (Vicar)
|on Jan 07, 2003 at 08:52 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't pretend to have any of the answers but a few things have occured to me recently.
There have been far more nodes recently that have been simply a request for some-one else to provide code or answer where no attempt has been made to find the solution to the problem. E.G.:Ping from HTML and Easy way to search files? I believe that these constitute poor nodes and there are increasingly more of them around.
Personally I prefer to see that fellow monks have made an attempt even if it is a small one, ie Reg Expression on file name , This I believe causes far more constructive replies to be posted as can be seen from Re: Reg Expression on file name.
As a suggestion for Perl Monks, could we not do a similar thing as the postgres web site where you are not able to post a question if you have not first searched the site for key words that appear in your title? Done via cookies I think..?
Could we not implement some kind of tracking to test if the monk has indeed used Super Search before posting a question to SOPW that has been previously asked or asking for code that already exists..?
It might even be an idea to associate XP points for the amount of use a user gets out of the Super Search engine. Some kind of reward system to encourage the use of the Search Engine..?
By doing some limiting on the number of superfluous nodes we will get far more reliable search results to our queries.
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