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Re^2: Terminal decline?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:26 UTC ( #1130103=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Terminal decline?
in thread Terminal decline?

It really boils down to, what exactly is the core problem? You have only (but nicely!) delineated its ill effects.

The point is, something has to change.

Would (say) an off-topic section save the day? Probably not.

But it is:

  • Simple to implement.
  • Gives everyone, bar the belligerently myopic, what they want.

    Those still here that want to talk freely about non-Perl stuff have somewhere to do so without imposing their interests upon those that don't want to see it.

    Those that don't want to see it; just stay out.

  • It can't make things any worse.

    It could make things better. The worst that could happen is that nobody posts there. The best, lots of people do.

    There is no rational reason not to try it. If the worst came to the worst, and too many people posted there; it could always be deleted.

I'm open to other ideas; but on past history, all those nay-sayers -- the cowardly little shits that yap anonymously from the side lines like enraged toy poodles whenever anything new or different is suggested -- haven't got an original thought between them; so waiting for them to come up with something is a fool's errand.

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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Re^3: Terminal decline?
by frozenwithjoy (Priest) on Jun 16, 2015 at 23:50 UTC

    It seems that whenever anyone suggests any changes to PM, there are a lot of responses saying that nothing is wrong with the way things are. If someone wants to make the site more user-friendly in terms of markup in posts, CSS, or whatever, they are often told that if people want that, there are ways they can implement those things on their own. I've noticed examples of both in this thread.

    When I have time, I enjoy trying to help answer people's problems here. I like PerlMonks. Nevertheless, it can be a less than welcoming place both in terms of user-friendliness and (sometimes) user's friendliness.

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