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When I say lazy, I'm talking about the all-too-often habit of certain people posting "How about x, y, z modules" with no explanation of the strengths and/or weaknesses of the modules or sample code showing how to interface with them to solve the problem at hand. Any moron can search CPAN for a keyword and get a list of module names. It takes a lot more effort to actually explain why and how the suggestion actually works. And yes, some people will then post asking how that code works in turn, but most of that just seems to be legit confusion from people who don't necessarily know everything about Perl already.

In any case, I don't have to provide a statistical analysis of thousands of posts to support my view - this is just my opinion, based off observation now and over some years when I was first here. You can agree with it or disagree.

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Re^5: Put some of the posting guidelines directly above the posting form:
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 05, 2011 at 20:51 UTC

    Any moron can search CPAN for a keyword and get a list of module names.

    And yet many of them don't ever do this.