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in reply to Node Reputation vs. Personal Reputation

Hello Monks!

XP and node reputation - we have mangled those topics many times :-) but thay are still here! Well - i think that it's ok as far as someody has something new and constructive (i hope) to say :-) and this thread is IMO very constructive.

IMvHO - node reputation is some kind of feedback. When it increases i feel happy, maybe some kind proud that somebody read my node and find it useful in her/his subjective way. It means that i went the right way.
If node reputation decreases or is negative - well, maybe i should think about the problem again. Maybe i was wrong (subjective of course)...
Negative reputation makes me sad, but still is very constructive - it's a pure critique of my work/ideas - words. Even if we don't lik it, it's still very useful - if only we know how to use it.

A few words about personal XP - it's not about node reputation, any magic knowledge, etc. It's our lasting attaintment - something like respect/esteem, based (in some way) on reputation of my nodes. Sometimes it can be read as a counter, which counts how much we have learned about perl, people and their problems/ideas :-)

Anyway, please remember that the CB is also a great form of feedback - one short message should be enough i we really (dis)like the specific node.

Greetz, Tom.