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Re^3: Welcoming New Users and Accepting Site Reviews

by syphilis (Bishop)
on Sep 29, 2018 at 14:29 UTC ( #1223277=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Welcoming New Users and Accepting Site Reviews
in thread Welcoming New Users and Accepting Site Reviews

(Who are those who think nobody needs to know and this site does not need any help ?)

It was Anonymous Monk that said "You don't need to know" and you need to exercise judgement when evaluating responses from Anonymous Monk.
Sometimes he provides remarkable insights and, at the other extreme, he sometimes provides complete and utter garbage.
Often he provides something that is neither a "remarkable insight" nor "complete and utter garbage".
I think that, in the instance you've linked to, he was providing something between garbage and a joke. (There was a smiley, after all.)

The question of whether this site needs help or not is a curly one.
For me, after 12 years I've learnt to find my way around it pretty well - I therefore personally don't see a need for anything to change.

I always assumed that the drop-off in attendance here was due to the declining interest in perl, but if there's something about the layout or culture of the site that's deterring people from joining up then I'm all for fixing it if such is possible.
It's new attendees like you that would be most aware of these sorts of shortcomings. Old regular farts like me can only see that it's pretty much the same as always - which is something that we probably also take comfort in.
What, specifically, do you want to change ?

Cheers,
Rob
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Re^4: Welcoming New Users and Accepting Site Reviews
by HugoNo1 (Novice) on Oct 14, 2018 at 11:24 UTC

    > What, specifically, do you want to change ?

    1) One Thread on pages without repetition

    There is an important functionality on here that hinders you from getting reputation in Google
    - Duplicated Content
    you have mostly the same content on several similar pages.
    https://perlmonks.org/?node_id=1223277
    https://perlmonks.org/?node_id=1223099
    1 Thread must have 1 place on your site without repetition

    With this JavaScript is your friend in implementing folding and unfolding functionality which lets Google still read the content.
    And should make searching and reading on the site easier.

      1 Thread must have 1 place on your site without repetition

      In the unlikely event that you aren't merely trolling, please explain why the most popular and successful sites shun what you are recommending. Reddit, Slashdot, HN and even Twitter have multiple URL entry points to different places within single threads just like PerlMonks does. All 5 sites rank very well in search engines and are not difficult to navigate.

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