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.
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.
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