The neologysm XP
whore is used more and more often, together with its relatives.
, suffering by persecution mania or, more probably, by
sense of guilt, organize polls to know if he's actually a XP
Once you came to a deal with your XPwhore nature, it's better to do things
with a method. Scientific, I mean.
I propose some principles, observations and rules to plan your
XPwhoring activity. I'd be glad to receive comments by other whores :)
If your posts are not so bad they deserve
downvotes, many posts, even with few votes, assure a great number of points.
And it's a matter of facts that one must be able to write a node that deserve
a lot of points.
Be pleasant and enjoyable. A well placed comment
is a good way to dissimulate you can't write programs in Perl. Or a good way to
proof you're great but lazy programmers: virtuous indeed.
You know, advertising is commerce.
Be disgustingly autoreferential. When you write, try to put things in such a way
that it will be easy to point to your nodes, or, at least, to other threads
that contain your pleasant and enjoyable comments.
Home sweet home
Of course, your homenode is the best place
where you can conduct your campaign. Update it, put here your best nodes and hope.
To be a bot or not?
It follows that the monks whose homenode
is visited more often has more probabilities to receive points. Your nickname
should be very visible. Spend a lot of time in the chatterbox.
Revenge of the friar
When you reach a sufficient level,
use the moderation system for your plans. Put in the frontpage everything you write.
Try to write pleasant and enjoyable posts on
whoring: someone will get confused, he won't think you're actually
a xpwhore and...
It must be a camel
Among other tecniques, this is surely
more insidious and subtle. Learn Perl. You will be able to answer
those obscure Perl-related questions, reaching higher levels of XP