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Re^2: New node - Supersearch - Feature proposal !

by husker (Chaplain)
on Oct 11, 2005 at 14:25 UTC ( #499177=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: New node - Supersearch - Feature proposal !
in thread New node - Supersearch - Feature proposal !

They should learn to use (and search) the Perl Monks website and they should behave the right way as soon as possible, and they should not be helped with a new "system" that they should not need anyway.

Something about this bothers me. Isn't the whole idea of computing and automation to perform tasks that, yes, I could perform myself, but why should I if a computer can do it for me? Then I have more time to do the things that a computer cannot do, and which only I can.

Your comment about the technical problems involved in providing this service is valid, because we don't have infinite resources, but I have to disagree with your philosophy that computers shouldn't be used to automate repetitive tasks because people "should behave the right way".

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Re^3: New node - Supersearch - Feature proposal !
by woolfy (Chaplain) on Oct 12, 2005 at 10:02 UTC
    I really do appreciate all those little and not so little innovations that make my life easier and enjoyable. Like my portable DVD player, which I use to see movies and tv series in bed.

    I certainly see the pros and cons of imbedding the super search technology into the page for writing a new node. It's not just making it easier to write a good node. It's not just putting more of a strain on the servers of Perl Monks. It's not just behaviour. It's all this and much more.

    If somebody doesn't want to read related nodes before posting a node, (s)he will not read the suggested related nodes.

    If somebody does read the suggested related nodes, and use them to adapt his/her new node, the new node might become extremely detailed, complex, long, unreadable, and difficult to answer. Even when the node is already an answer to itself.

    I think many monks would ignore this new proposed option.

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