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All Quests
poll ideas quest 2007
Starts at: Jul 13, 2007 at 16:00
Ends at: Dec 31, 2008 at 23:59
Current Status: Finished
105 replies by ysth
    First, read How do I create a Poll?. Then suggest your poll here. Complete ideas are more likely to be used.

    Note that links may be used in choices but not in the title.

PM merchandise/icon design quest
Starts at: Apr 05, 2001 at 00:00
Ends at: Apr 12, 2001 at 00:00
Current Status: Finished
54 replies by vroom
    misty is getting a dye-sublimation system which means there could be more varieties of PM merchandise in the future. She would take care of all the work and give PerlMonks a percentage of the sales. So now we need to give her designs to work with and or items you would be interested in getting.

    The most obvious items are:

    • Mugs
    • Mousepads

    Here are some other possibilities:

    • coasters
    • keychains
    • wall clocks (8" round)
    • wrist watches (quartz, genuine leather bands, 1 1/4" diameter)
    • fridge magnets
    • frame magnetic magnets (4" round, hold 1.75"x1.75" photos)
    • polyester or cotton tote bags (have to check them out)

    I'll leave it at that. If you've got ideas for items, cool designs, or know which items you'd be interested in getting let us know below.

poll ideas quest
Starts at: Mar 30, 2001 at 00:00
Ends at: Jul 13, 2007 at 16:00
Current Status: Finished
209 replies by vroom
    I'm notoriously bad at coming up with new poll ideas. Help me out here please. You probably won't get awarded any extra XP even if this is a quest cuz that equals additional work for me. However, if I find your poll idea worthy I can add it to a pool of potential polls for the future. Then I just need to write a script and add it to my crontab.

    Note: follow the prior instructions in How do I create a Poll? before replying.

Reviews Quest
Starts at: Jul 06, 2000 at 20:00
Ends at: Jul 10, 2000 at 20:00
Current Status: Finished
7 replies by vroom
    Your mission: make the Reviews Section look a lot less bare. Write up a review for your favorite module, book, conference, PM user. If you're lucky I might write up a review of YAPC or Memoize

    If you really have an ax to grind with a given book... etc or believe it's your divine call to warn others to avoid a given book etc... that's allowed too.

    Update: Post your review in Reviews. I'm deleting any reviews in this thread when they become a /real/ review.

Themes Design Quest
Starts at: Jun 12, 2000 at 17:00
Ends at: Jun 16, 2000 at 19:00
Current Status: Finished
3 replies by vroom
    Your job to design a theme for inclusion into Perl Monks. You can do this a number of ways. Save the HTML from the frontpage and one from a node with some replies listed below it. Save the HTML page... play around with the colors replace any images with your own and then send me a copy of the source plus any images you may have changed. Another option is to take a screen shot of a page and send me the result. If you take that approach I'd like you to include a message with all of the hex color values you used for various attributes.

    I'll include any I like plus the one you guys vote up the highest.

    Entries can be e-mailed to me at

Apparel design quest
Starts at: Jun 07, 2000 at 18:00
Ends at: Jun 19, 2000 at 12:00
Current Status: Finished
3 replies by vroom
    You've read about people's ideas at PerlMonks T-Shirts now is your chance to unleash your creative talents and see what you can come up with. E-mail me image files at I will then post them in one central location and then we will vote to decide which designs we would like to go into production.

    Update: Entries are now available for your perusal at Apparel Design Entries

Contest Ideas Quest
Starts at: Jun 05, 2000 at 16:10
Ends at: Jun 12, 2000 at 16:10
Current Status: Finished
24 replies by vroom
    Your mission: come up with contest ideas that you think sound interesting. (Going into high school english teacher mode) The 5 things you need for a first rate contest proposal are:
    • What is the contest?
    • How will entries be submitted?
    • How will the entries be scored?
    • Who will score the entries?
    • When/will submissions be viewable by everyone?
Code Catacombs Reorganization
Starts at: May 26, 2000 at 13:00
Ends at: May 27, 2000 at 13:00
Current Status: Finished
9 replies by vroom
    I've tried to organize the Code Catacombs a bit so there isn't just one big listing. I'll admit the process was a bit haphazard so I though I'd give y'all a chance to give it a once over. Tell me about any categories you think are missing... things that are misplaced, or should be placed in a second location. So have at it.
Q&A Cleanup Quest
Starts at: May 11, 2000 at 21:20
Ends at: May 18, 2000 at 21:20
Current Status: Finished
14 replies by vroom
    Take a look at Cleaning up Categorized Questions and Answers... your goals are listed there. If you find a problem add a note detailing the problem. When those lists start getting long we'll release our deadliest monks to do the necessary chopping, and "cleaning" all Leon-style.
User Requests Quest
Starts at: May 01, 2000 at 00:00
Ends at: May 07, 2000 at 00:00
Current Status: Finished
47 replies by vroom
    This is your chance to yell and holler about all of those things that you'd like to see on this site.
      Some Ideas:
    • How do I do X?
    • New Features
    • Added documentation on X
    • New Voting/Experience Ideas
    • And anything else you think would be helpful, clear up confusion, or add value to this site.
    Just add notes below this node with all of your wonderful ideas.
    After this week I'll be done with exams and hopefully have a chance to add all kinds of enhancements you might suggest. (Not that I don't already have my long to-do list)
    I'll even give you XP bonuses based on the quality of your ideas. (only if you're the first to list it though)

    1st Place: turnstep 21 XP points + 30 Award Points
    2nd Place: Zzamboni 12 XP points + 20 Award Points
    3rd Place: chromatic 11 XP points + 10 Award Points

Regexp Quest
Starts at: Apr 22, 2000 at 06:00
Ends at: Apr 25, 2000 at 22:00
Current Status: Finished
6 replies by vroom
    This quest will include any tutorials you add on regular expressions. Stuff added within the categorized Q&A section. One thing I think that would be cool is if people added snippets for golden regular expressions and then we can compile all of those onto one page.

    Also this time around add a note to this node linking any nodes you made that you'd like considered for "grading" in this quest.

    If none of the previous quests have grabbed you, add your ideas to Got quest ideas?. I've got a few ideas that I think would be kewl but I'm going to have to code up some things specifically for them so I'll probably wait until exams are over and I have a little bit more time to work.

    vroom Since there was so little participation in this quest I'm going to give those who did participate 20 XP each.

Object Oriented Quest
Starts at: Apr 18, 2000 at 16:30
Ends at: Apr 21, 2000 at 16:30
Current Status: Finished
5 replies by vroom
Database quest
Starts at: Apr 13, 2000 at 17:22
Ends at: Apr 14, 2000 at 19:22
Current Status: Finished
0 replies by vroom
    Your objective to add any and everything you can think of about databases. These could be questions and answers in database programming, or code within the Snippets section or the Code Catacombs. We could also use a good Tutorials added about this. Why should I do this you might ask? Your efforts will be rewarded you with additional XP from 1-10 points for any addition you make in this time.

    Still wondering what all the hoopla is about? Check All About Perl Quests


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