Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw

comment on

( [id://3333]=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
However, when you disagree with someone, do you just tell them you differ and leave it at that?
It depends, but that doesn't have much to do with this discussion. I at least generally don't downvote a note because I disagree with someone. Typical downvote reasons (for me) are:
  • It's a non-Perl question - many web questions are non-Perl questions, even if a program written in Perl is involved.
  • The question is too poorly phrased. It requires too much guessing what the problem is. This includes too much bad grammar, too many typos, and bad specification of the problem(s).
  • The post is just wrong. (Probably the majority of my down votes fall in this category). This sometimes causes me to downvote every single post in a thread.
  • People not reading what they are replying to careful enough, and coming up with code that doesn't meet the requirements given.
  • People asking FAQs or trivial things that could have been found easily in the manual.
But most of the time, I don't bother voting. I often have at the end of the day still the same amount of votes left I had at the beginning.

I also know the arguments why others don't downvote for the reasons I do. You don't have to repeat them - but posts that fall in one or more of the categories mentioned above decrease the value I get from perlmonks. Hence, they are getting my downvotes. And I'm not advocating anyone else should use the same voting guidelines.


In reply to Re: -ve XP, node reputation, voting and learning by Abigail-II
in thread -ve XP, node reputation, voting and learning by sch

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post, it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Domain Nodelet?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this?Last hourOther CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others lurking in the Monastery: (2)
    As of 2024-07-14 07:23 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found

      erzuuli‥ 🛈The London Perl and Raku Workshop takes place on 26th Oct 2024. If your company depends on Perl, please consider sponsoring and/or attending.