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Getting Experience points

by l.frankline (Hermit)
on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:37 UTC ( #508526=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear All,

I have noticed that, some of the perlmonks users have got experience points more than 100 without any writeups.

I very eager to know how could it be happen and on what basis the experience points were given.


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Re: Getting Experience points
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:43 UTC

    Have a glance at Voting/experience system and the "How can I gain/lose XP?" subsection there.
    There's more than one way to get XP...

    Cheers, Sören

Re: Getting Experience points
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:44 UTC

    There are a number of ways you can receive XP other than getting upvotes – read Voting/Experience System.

    The foremost way is by voting.

    Note, however, that none of these ways is even remotely as effective as posting good nodes: the average noderep is about 9, which translates to about 3 XP on average per node. So a handful of average nodes per day will yield more XP than all other possibilities combined.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      I am completely blown away (and pleased) at the rep that Panda's first node received. Some of writing a good node is posting it at the right time in the right place.

      Panda comment last night while working through the basic datatypes, three: "What use are arrays. Why don't you just use variables and save typing.". Panda comment this morning having slept on it: "I've just though of a program to use arrays. It does ...". You may hear more from this fellow :).

      Perl is Huffman encoded by design.
Re: Getting Experience points
by xdg (Monsignor) on Nov 15, 2005 at 11:06 UTC

    You can even become a Saint without ever posting a thing. (Though it's become a bit harder under the new XP levels.) See Sainthood via Seniority Simulation for details.


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Re: Getting Experience points
by cog (Parson) on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:45 UTC
      All I can say is wow!
        Yeah no kidding. That is just amazing
Re: Getting Experience points
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Nov 15, 2005 at 10:46 UTC
    See Voting/Experience System, XP are given when you vote (as well as when you use up all your votes at lower levels). So I guess these monks have been to modest to raise their voice, but yet assertive enough to indicate their approval or disapproval of some nodes.

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Re: Getting Experience points
by marto (Archbishop) on Nov 15, 2005 at 12:23 UTC

      N.B. XP can not be exchanged for goods or services :)

      Damn, and I was hoping to trade my cheese and chocolate for XP. :)

      Yes. However, we're still trying to get a deal with Starbucks whereby members of our Monastic Orders get free coffee.

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Re: Getting Experience points
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Nov 15, 2005 at 13:19 UTC
    There are other ways to do it, but they are rather disgusting and quite fun, if you are into that sort of thing.

    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: Getting Experience points
by jonix (Friar) on Nov 15, 2005 at 17:03 UTC
    Is this the new PM XP golf contest?
    Beeing the monk who has most XP with the least nodes written ought to be nice, because it reflects well on the quality of your nodes, if there exist any ;)

    Update: Damn, this superfluous post will make me loose the whole contest if it does not earn me enough XP :)
Re: Getting Experience points
by sanPerl (Friar) on Nov 16, 2005 at 06:25 UTC
    What I have notieced that even you are a daily visitor of Perl Monk and you don't post any writeups, you still get experience points
Re: Getting Experience points
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on Jan 19, 2006 at 15:45 UTC

    Sita cuisses, philosophus manssises
    (If you had kept quiet, you'd still be a philosopher)

    Getting a good reputation for just being there and never doing anything ...

    Posting, OTOH, might even lose you experience points, depending on what you post.

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