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Re^5: (OT) Perl Snacks

by monoxide (Beadle)
on Nov 11, 2004 at 02:17 UTC ( #406882=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: (OT) Perl Snacks
in thread (OT) Perl Snacks

Can i just say that at the time of posting the reputation of the parent node is +5, but at the same time my XP has gone up by +10 which would lead me to take a guess of about 50-60 votes on this node. (Either that or i have been extremely lucky). I don't want to get mixed up in any politics on this site (or anywhere else for that matter). My suggestion though is that any off topic posts be placed entirely in <readmore> tags, with (OT) in the title, or even better, an off topic section is created for off topic posts. Of course, just my thoughts on the subject.

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Re^6: (OT) Perl Snacks
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 11, 2004 at 02:52 UTC

    Please don't misunderstand me. I've have nothing against your post, or having a laugh. I am free to read, or ignore, any post or thread I choose, just as are others.

    However, there is a historical precedent for considering nodes that are quite so blatently off topic as yours is, for deletion. Indeed, root posts where the topic has been very programming-related, but just not obviously perl-related have historically felt the swish of the nodereaper's scythe.

    There has been recurrant discussion regarding the possibility of there being an Off-Topic section here so that those Monk's that prefer their daily Perl fix be unpolluted could easily ignore any such nodes; but this has been consistantly denied as a possibility. The general concensus being that this place should not fall into the quagmire of free-ranging anarchy that is slash dot and other places.

    In general, I think that the current consideration mechanism works well, and under it and the historical precedent, your node would have, and was reaped at my (I think) legitimate instigation.

    The only political aspect to the whole thing is whether some small subset (those around at any given time), of the already miniscule group of members here that are the gods and pmdevers, should take the decision to override the consideration mechanism and historical precedent--just because they can?

    I contend that they should not, but I am, by choice, not a member of that cabal, so my choice is to highlight the matter and allow the 'process' to take it from there.


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