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I'm afraid that I'm gonna have to disagree with you there, m'man. Most of the messages you're talking about (the "good jobs" and "good lucks" and "lookee heres") are a natural part of this environment-- a warm, friendly, supportive environment. When I go home to visit my folks, I don't scold them for making smalltalk or gushing about minor achievments that they don't really understnad ("Hey, Mom, I finally finished coding the cgi to serve content for this website I'm working on"
"why, that's super, dear!"
"And then the dog came in the room and set up a Beowulf cluster while singing Opera and implementing 128 bit IDEA encryption."
"How wonderful! Do you want chicken for dinner?"
and etc.)

Besides, the kind of moderating and monitoring you want done couldn't possible by automated-- not fairly, at least (you could, for example, elimate all posts under a certain length, but that's hardly workable. There are plenty of occasions when a single snippet of code answers a question perfectly.) In the end, you'd need human moderators to do this, and then the Monastery would just become an expression of the whims and prejudices of those moderators.

The Autonomic Pilot


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