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Frankly, I can see how visitors can be confused sometimes. I have seen the occasional reprimand to a visitor for not consulting Super Search, but I don't see any links to it from The Monastery Gates. Nor is it one of the main links at the top of each page.

In the textarea to submit a question to Seekers of Perl Wisdom, there is no reminder for users to check Super Search, or the Perl documentation, or the Q&A section. Maybe there should be.

I don't see this information boldly leaping out at me from the Site How To or the Perl Monks FAQ, either. In fact, visitors are encouraged to browse the Perl Monks FAQ for formatting tips and then to go ahead and submit their questions.

I will gladly concede that visitors should make more of an effort. But I can certainly understand how they might not know where to look. In that case, a gentle nudge is more appropriate than a terse scolding.

I would also like to remind some of the more experienced Monks around here that most beginners do not know how to use perldoc. It's not that they refuse to try; they simply have never been told. Be patient with them.


In reply to Re: PerlMonks as Ambassadors by buckaduck
in thread PerlMonks as Ambassadors by turnstep

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