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Re: PerlMonks for newbies?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Feb 07, 2009 at 15:27 UTC ( #742125=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PerlMonks for newbies?

I agree with the others who have replied in that it's a bad idea to fork perlmonks off.

However I do think that there are aspects where perlmonks could be made easier accessible for new visitors, for example an option for simpler markup. I'd welcome it if somebody took it up to incorporate that into the existing monastery (I planned that at one point, but didn't have enough tuits :(, so the project is (indefinitely) stalled for now).

(Update) for example I would appreciate it if I could use POD markup here (with more features for links), because it makes paragraphs and code areas easier.

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Re^2: PerlMonks for newbies?
by shmem (Chancellor) on Feb 07, 2009 at 21:37 UTC
    However I do think that there are aspects where perlmonks could be made easier accessible for new visitors, for example an option for simpler markup.

    Erm... the markup required for a post at PerlMonks is already easy and dead simple (all I use is p, c, code, blockquote, i - well, sometimes ul,li - and the PM markup syntax). Of course, it is a terrible new thing for those not having any knowledge of HTML at all, despite them relying on it all the time while browsing "the web".

    If such people come here to learn from the answers to their questions, pointing them to HTML basics will make their life easier as programmers, not only inside the confines of PerlMonks.

    Those that come here to learn will be taught the basics rather than being driven off. I don't care about one-time GIMME-visitors.

    Using a WYSIWYG HTML editor is not making things easier, but would mean replacing one mess with another.

    POD would make things easier for you (in some areas), but not for the newcomer or perl beginner.

Re^2: PerlMonks for newbies?
by repellent (Priest) on Feb 07, 2009 at 18:39 UTC
    Hey, how about pitching this to TPF the next time grants come around?

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