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Re^4: On silently moving posts (judicial activism)

by beech (Parson)
on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:00 UTC ( #1155894=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: On silently moving posts (tl;dr)
in thread On silently moving posts

...again the descriptions ... seem unclear (and I would certainly concur that they do), look at the most recent few dozen posts in both sections for patterns for precedent.

CUFP is now the section for posting code (not including the just-for-fun sections Obfu and Perl Poetry). I moved your post to Meditations because it contains 99% prose, and 1% links to off-site code. IMHO, it is clearly outside the spec for CUFP. It might be appropriate for Perl News.

I think you should have left it alone, according to the docs, CUFP is the correct section

Current Cool Uses for Perl description: This section is the place to post your general code offerings -- everything from one-liners to full-blown frameworks and apps.

In 2007: Have you automated a part of your life that wouldn't have been possible without the power of Perl? Are you using Perl to do something unique and humorous that you're convinced no one else has thought of? Here's the place to show off.

Current Where should I post X? Cool Uses for Perl This is the best place for general Perl code offerings. (For specialized posting types, see the next two sections.)

and in 2007: Cool Uses for Perl Using Perl to do something outside the square

:) Your proposal from 2008 Shut down the Snippets Section

heh, judicial activism :D

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Re^5: On silently moving posts (judicial activism)
by LanX (Cardinal) on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
    These are general guidelines which may not reflect the actual practice.

    The monastery is not an empire of a ruling lawyers cast busy keeping each other in job (like some western countries are).

    I might opt to correct these guidelines, but in reality there are far too many to be read...

    Messaging janitors to undo the move should be enough.

    Personally I'd just accept the fact and enjoy the huge publicity for a tl;dr post.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

    update
    typo

      I might opt to correct this guidelines, but in reality there are far too many to be read...

      Narrowing the guidelines after a decade and a half is not cool :D

        I'm pretty sure they grew over time, like the internet did.

        I'm here for 8 years now and am still discovering "new" official stuff

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        LanX didn't say narrow, he said correct. To the contrary, in fact, he implied enlarge

Re^5: On silently moving posts (judicial activism)
by jdporter (Canon) on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:34 UTC

    Like I said, the wording may not be entirely clear; but the point is, was, and always has been, to post code in CUFP. If one's intent is to discourse at some length about how/why the code was written, or whatever, then that's Meditations. If the main point is to advertise one's product (and that does seem to have been the secondary point in this particular case), then maybe Perl News is the best place.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

      Like I said, the wording may not be entirely clear; but the point is, was, and always has been, to post code in CUFP.

      That may be your understanding, but it has always been acceptable practice to post a link to your perl code in CUFP -- the only requirement is that its "cool", it doesn't have to be actual code that fits into a node

      If one's intent is to discourse at some length about how/why the code was written, or whatever, then that's Meditations.

      Its still just a cool story :) so it still fits the purpose of the section, even though now CUFP is also the snippets/craft section, so its three times as cool as before

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