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PerlMonks needs...

by tye  (Monk)
on Sep 20, 2002 at 19:37 UTC ( #199600=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on PerlMonks needs...

More polls
[bar] 93/22%
Less polls
[bar] 2/0%
Fewer polls
[bar] 2/0%
More serious polls
[bar] 30/7%
More funny polls
[bar] 42/10%
Funnier polls
[bar] 42/10%
Magnetic monopolls
[bar] 96/23%
Fishing polls
[bar] 53/13%
Event notification
[bar] 54/13%
414 total votes
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Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Nemp (Pilgrim) on Sep 20, 2002 at 20:14 UTC
    I voted for 'Magnetic Monopolls' because I figured it just had to be a mis-spelling for Magnetic Monopoles and it would be sooooo cool if Perl Monks proved their existance to the world through some clever use of one of the Quantum modules or something...

    Just my $0.02 :)
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by thelenm (Vicar) on Sep 20, 2002 at 21:08 UTC
    More Pollish Monks! (from Polland :-) Hmm, the Internet country code for Poland is .pl. Coincidence?

    -- Mike


      Fishing poles for sure. Because who doesn't like fish?
      work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.
        Well, earthworms, for a start, and crickets, and leeches, and flies, ...

        As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by feloniousMonk (Pilgrim) on Sep 20, 2002 at 20:52 UTC
    How about serious polls with funny options? And serious options of course :-)

    I'm serious about this one though. It's nice to see what lurks in the minds of other monks.

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by NAstyed (Chaplain) on Sep 20, 2002 at 20:01 UTC
    Allways More!
    That's what make the difference between Perlmonks and the other Programer to programer websites :)
      Think about this... Very True. We need polls to keep in check. Just like a census are polls are who WE are! -perl usr
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Sep 21, 2002 at 04:53 UTC
    What I'd really like to see is some kind of time limit on polls so they actually change within say a 2 week time frame. There have to be enough ideas to keep 26 fresh polls a year going don't there?

    There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling now.

      I dunno .. I'd hate to be scrambling, "Gotta answer the poll, the questions gonna be pulled in the next 18 hours".

      The way it works now is fine .. someone notices that the existing poll is kinda old and they scrounge around in the bit bucket for some suitable replacement. Y'know, kind of like Co-Operative Anarchy.

      I guess it's kind of a Zen thing.

      --t. alex
      but my friends call me T.

        I've got no problem with co-operative anarchy as I usually have just plain family anarchy at work. :p

        That said, I'd still like to see the polls change a bit more frequently than they seem to now. Just my opine.

        There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling now.

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Nomis52 (Friar) on Sep 20, 2002 at 23:19 UTC

    Event Notification would be pretty cool, whether by email, jabber or maybe even SMS.

    Chatterbox <=> Jabber interface anyone?

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by vek (Prior) on Sep 20, 2002 at 20:39 UTC
    More polls, funny or serious, doesn't matter to me 'cause I like 'em.

    -- vek --
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by schweini (Friar) on Sep 21, 2002 at 03:14 UTC
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by virtualsue (Vicar) on Sep 21, 2002 at 18:32 UTC

    Florida polls

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 21, 2002 at 09:19 UTC
    Event notification, hands down. Just make sure your design is extensible, the standard PIC has turned out to be a resource bottleneck. Imagine how much faster the site could be with a proper implementation.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by sparkyichi (Deacon) on Sep 21, 2002 at 16:47 UTC
    How about some more polls on polls or polls on what the next poll should be. :)

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by blaze (Friar) on Sep 23, 2002 at 00:34 UTC
    i had to go with fishing poles, cause you can never have too much fishing...

    Now let me go spell check this before perl_usr sees it ;-)

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by earthboundmisfit (Chaplain) on Sep 23, 2002 at 13:21 UTC
    fishing poles... more specifically, fly rods.
    use Nineweight; tie ($fly, Nineweight); while (!$fish) { cast; if($arms == 'sore') { rest(5); cast; } }
      No kidding. I know two guys named Rod, and both are pretty dorky (though each is Pretty Fly for a White Guy).

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by smitz (Chaplain) on Sep 20, 2002 at 19:48 UTC
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by waggerz (Pilgrim) on Sep 23, 2002 at 15:45 UTC
    I voted for more polls for when the coding is bogging us down, we can give our brains a short vacation.
      agreed.. that's why I voted funnier polls, gives us peace of mind :)
Re: PerlMonks needs...
by hiseldl (Priest) on Sep 23, 2002 at 02:03 UTC
    More serious polls.

    Like, how do you use Perl at work--CGI, Sys Admin, etc. Or, which topic needs more tutorials--CGI, DBI, GUI, etc.

    More serious Perl polls. :-)

    "Act better than you feel"

Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Perl_usr on Sep 21, 2002 at 18:31 UTC
    I think that polls need to be Spell Checked and properly worded. Fewer Polls compared to Less polls? That makes no sense. Please try and combine like terms and diversify a little bit please, tye&nbsp;. :-) All respect is due to you for being brave enough to poll though. -perl usr
      Hi! Thanks for inviting me into your home. Oh dear! I can't believe the color of your wall paper. It's soooo tacky. And you know, if you arranged your furniture around so that the couch was against the wall, you'd have a lot more room.... Oh sure, I'd love something to drink... WOW! Look at these paintings. They're almost as bad as those dogs playing poker.... No, I don't really care much for politics... Look at that! I didn't know that people still had record players. They're so much of a hastle compared to CDs and without all the horrible scratches and poping...

      Did everyone go outside?


      Grammatically, "Less Polls" is also correct. There is a distinction between the two options.

      From Usage Note: The traditional rule holds that fewer should be used for things that can be counted (fewer than four players), while less should be used with mass terms for things of measurable extent (less paper; less than a gallon of paint). However, less is used in some constructions where fewer would occur if the traditional rule were being followed. Less than can be used before a plural noun that denotes a measure of time, amount, or distance: less than three weeks; less than $400; less than 50 miles. Less is sometimes used with plural nouns in the expressions no less than (as in No less than 30 of his colleagues signed the letter) and or less (as in Give your reasons in 25 words or less).

      If you make something idiot-proof, eventually someone will make a better idiot.
      I am that better idiot.
        Well the point was that they are the same thing. -perl usr
      I thought it was a UNIX joke.


        Well if it was I didn't get it. :-( -perl usr

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