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Re^2: PerlMonks for newbies?

by cosmicperl (Chaplain)
on Feb 07, 2009 at 03:28 UTC ( [id://742074]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PerlMonks for newbies?
in thread PerlMonks for newbies?

Fewer newbie questions generating traffic at PerlMonks and therefore less interest in the site
If the new site can help generate new people using Perl, then it'll end up directing more intermediate/advanced questions.
Mentors with less experience providing less understanding of poorly asked questions and poorer answers
I'll admit that is a concern. But the way people code changes a lot as they get better. Some things it's important to get right form the start, such as form 2 email security. Whereas sometimes the *best* way is to complicated and off putting for a newbie who just wants it to *work*.
Confusion over where to post questions and double posting
Personally I don't see this as much of a problem. A difficult post to the newbie site would just have a response that they'd be better off at PerlMonks.org
Less incentive to improve PerlMonks interface
I don't agree with this. If the newbie site looked better, or functioned better in any way then I'd think that's much more incentive to improve the PerlMonks interface.

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Re^3: PerlMonks for newbies?
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on Feb 07, 2009 at 14:51 UTC
    A difficult post to the newbie site would just have a response that they'd be better off at PerlMonks.org

    Which would, presumably, lead to people at PerlAspirants seeing a few "go ask on PerlMonks"-type responses and deciding, "I may as well ditch this site and just ask on PerlMonks to start with and save myself the trouble."

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