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RE: font color=#0000FFAbuse of Posting/font
by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Jun 01, 2000 at 03:24 UTC
    I'm afraid that I'm gonna have to disagree with you there, m'man. Most of the messages you're talking about (the "good jobs" and "good lucks" and "lookee heres") are a natural part of this environment-- a warm, friendly, supportive environment. When I go home to visit my folks, I don't scold them for making smalltalk or gushing about minor achievments that they don't really understnad ("Hey, Mom, I finally finished coding the cgi to serve content for this website I'm working on"
    "why, that's super, dear!"
    "And then the dog came in the room and set up a Beowulf cluster while singing Opera and implementing 128 bit IDEA encryption."
    "How wonderful! Do you want chicken for dinner?"
    and etc.)

    Besides, the kind of moderating and monitoring you want done couldn't possible by automated-- not fairly, at least (you could, for example, elimate all posts under a certain length, but that's hardly workable. There are plenty of occasions when a single snippet of code answers a question perfectly.) In the end, you'd need human moderators to do this, and then the Monastery would just become an expression of the whims and prejudices of those moderators.

    The Autonomic Pilot

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RE: font color=#0000FFAbuse of Posting/font
by takshaka (Friar) on Jun 01, 2000 at 04:05 UTC
    From the title, I thought this was going to be about the abuse of font color in posts. That irritates me more than someone being courteous.
RE: Abuse of Posting
by swiftone (Curate) on Jun 01, 2000 at 18:04 UTC
    I find it strange that you feel that way. Looking through your writeups, I see:

    Node 7736
    I don't know, but that site of yours isn't too bad. That chat room is kinda crappy, though!

    Node 9112
    I don't know, but would love to know how too... The Games Page--Under Construction

    Node 9140
    Sorry, it just can't be done. (I suppose you got that from all the other messages, huh?)
    If there is a way, I'd love to see it!

    So it seems to me that out of your 6 (at the moment) replies to any question you did not originally post, a full half of them fall into the "advertisements and cheap things" category. Are you saying that you should "go somewhere else"?

    I'm not trying to be harsh, but look to your own posts first.

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RE: font color=#0000FFAbuse of Posting/font
by cciulla (Friar) on Jun 01, 2000 at 14:54 UTC

    Good observations. Thank you for posting. I hope an answer pops up.

    I think that these kinds of things foster the sense of community around PerlMonks. If you dock users for simply opening their virtual mouths, there wouldn't be precicely this kind of dialog for fear that the Thought Police would nail them with a XP-=15.

    Double-plus-ungood.

      That's almost exactly what I was thinking...I like the fact that the current XP system rewards users for both submitting good code, etc and for being an active community member (i.e., posting).
RE: font color=#0000FFAbuse of Posting/font
by nuance (Hermit) on Jun 01, 2000 at 17:19 UTC
    I was going to vote you down, but then I relented. I am not in favour of restricting anyones right to express thier opinion and voting your post down would have had that effect. I don't agree with you.

    Nuance

    Baldrick, you wouldn't see a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord, singing "Subtle plans are here again!"

RE: font color=#0000FFAbuse of Posting/font
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 02, 2000 at 00:01 UTC
    Good question. I hope an answer pops up

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