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Re^17: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

by jdporter (Canon)
on Feb 05, 2020 at 21:35 UTC ( #11112458=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^16: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
in thread Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

fixing the problem

It's not a problem; it just means you have to write your posts in html.

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Re^18: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
by PerlGuy(Tom) (Acolyte) on Feb 06, 2020 at 00:15 UTC
    " ...it just means you have to write your posts in html."

    That's exactly the point. I'm often on the go and post to forums from an Android device, (tablet or phone) which are anything but html/code friendly. This is not a problem on any other forum, anywhere else on the internet. As someone stated years ago, in this or another thread on the subject. New users, even Perl programmers, may not be versed in HTML.

    It can be argued that they should be. But even so, who really prefers to type seven or eight characters of html for every paragraph break regardless of how versed they may be in html?

    Angle brackets and forward slash are not on a typical mobile device keyboard. That is, in part, an issue with Android I suppose, but should PerlMonks require new users to download a special keyboard app for their phones just to post here?

    The thread is about how to make the place easier to use for newbies(and others). Requiring that everyone use HTML does not seem very newbie friendly.

    Tom
      Angle brackets and forward slash are not on a typical mobile device keyboard. That is, in part, an issue with Android I suppose

      You suppose incorrectly. These symbols are easily accessible from my Android keyboard.

      I'm often on the go and post to forums from an Android device, (tablet or phone) which are anything but html/code friendly.

      Just because some corporations make ridiculous devices with terrible interfaces that are abused by their addicted users does not mean these people should be accomodated.

      Why do you expect to efficiently access networks that traditionally require sophisticated input devices with a mere telephone designed to send silly SMS messages, or half a computer controlled by fingerpainting?

      Keep perlmonks hard to use for those who can't follow simple instructions on performing tedious and repetitive tasks to format and output text because they might not be too interested in the actual programming of computers after all.

      should PerlMonks require new users to download a special keyboard app for their phones just to post here?

      Have them scan a qrcode to enable automatic formatting after performing an awkward gesture while kneeling is detected by the altimeter and their camera tracked eyes are closed...

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