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Re: poll ideas quest 2021

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop)
on Jun 07, 2021 at 09:16 UTC ( #11133610=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2021

My primary motivation for participating at Perl Monks is:

  • Anticipated reciprocity - I'm motivated to contribute valuable information in the expectation that I'll receive useful help and information in return.
  • Recognition - I want to receive recognition for my contributions, aka Egoboo, and so become an Internet celebrity (like the LanX :).
  • Sense of efficacy - I contribute valuable information because this results in a sense of efficacy, that is, a sense that I'm capable of achieving my desired outcome.
  • Sense of community - I am a social being, motivated by receiving direct responses to my contributions.
  • Self-discovery - I want to develop new perspectives on myself.
  • Personal influence - I want to become more powerful by influencing others, and so become a member of a perceived global upper-class.
  • Enjoyment - It entertains and amuses me to play with and interact with other monks.

See also these two previous polls:

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2021
by Tux (Canon) on Jun 07, 2021 at 10:07 UTC

    May this falls into what 1nickt proposed, but I joined PM (and am still here mainly because of that) to find out what problems people have with my modules and address them accordingly and give feedback here. I think, next to being a plain help-forum, PM is a great way to exchange ideas and feedback on existing modules and module-ideas.

    The chat is nice as a semi-social non-archived channel of communicating with like-minded people.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      I think, next to being a plain help-forum, PM is a great way to exchange ideas and feedback on existing modules and module-ideas
      True. Though I come here mainly to relax and have fun. So what attracts me to this site is its quirky history and culture, as noted by PM legend Erudil:

      Perlmonks is a strange beast.
      It's largely a newbie-help site,
      but also contains a handful of
      Things of Terrifying Beauty

      -- Erudil quoting robin cited at Terrifying Beauty

      This is in stark contrast to SO -- though I've posted a question or two there, I never felt the urge to hang out once it was answered. To me, the SO culture felt cold and disconnected: stay on topic, don't waste time socializing, just deliver the facts.

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2021
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Jun 07, 2021 at 09:33 UTC


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2021
by haj (Curate) on Aug 01, 2021 at 14:14 UTC

    Related to "anticipated reciprocity": I guess a usual course of action is that new monks start with asking questions, or just monitoring the site, and at some point decide they've collected enough experience that they can contribute back. Or they find an opportunity to help someone who helped them before. That's also reciprocity, but not "anticipated".

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