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I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong place. I started learning perl in 2016 on my own. When I found the PerlMonks website, I decided to join, because I saw that the site was active. Questions got answered. And the answers were very valuable and helpful. Beginners were not made fun of. I loved the community-styled of the forum. And I also liked the simplicity of the website.

Many sites on the web take a long time to load, because they use various complex JavaScript modules. Many times I found myself reading PerlMonks with my old phone, which of course, has an old web browser called Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. It cannot be replaced or upgraded unless I buy a new phone. Some sites tell me "This site does not support your browser. Please upgrade your browser." and some sites even block all content, so I can't see anything other than the warning message. That is pitiful. JavaScript is mostly used to display ads, and sometimes it's used to display animations which are unnecessary. I hope that PerlMonks will not become one of those flashy sites that will show up incorrectly on older devices. Right now it's pretty good.

When I first joined PerlMonks, I had a hard time understanding the hierarchy of the site. It took me a while to figure out how to post a question. But I figured it out. I have to admit, there are parts of this site which I never use. And there are parts that I use very often. The site presents a lot of information, and most of it I overlook. When I visit the site, my eyes focus on the questions and answers. I also like to see who's online at the moment. Going backward is a bit tricky. I am still not sure how many arrows I have to click on to see the previous page of questions. So, navigation is a bit hard, but you can get used to it.

Yahoo! has been completely redesigned from the ground up when Marissa Mayer became CEO. The new design, however, was a total failure, and a lot of people stopped using Yahoo. Everybody KNEW how to use the old Yahoo, but after the new design, nobody could find anything. Navigation was totally changed. Everything was different, and a people just became frustrated and left. So, sometimes no change is the best policy. Too much change forces people to have to relearn everything. I hated it when our local Walmart Supercenter decided that they are going to reorganize the whole store. They changed everything. Earlier I could walk into the store and find immediately what I was looking for. And then, I had to spend half an hour looking for stuff. When I asked the employees if they know where I can find such and such item, they didn't know either. But that's often what happens when you redesign something or redo from the ground up.

In reply to Re: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others) by harangzsolt33
in thread Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others) by ELISHEVA

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