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Re: Restricting Anonymous Monk to SOPW

by davies (Prior)
on May 13, 2017 at 15:01 UTC ( #1190196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Restricting Anonymous Monk to SOPW

I'm not sure what your evidence is that "none of the sections except Seekers Of Perl Wisdom is meant for new members". To me, all sections are for all. I don't think, for example, that you should have been prevented from posting in PMD. I disagree with you, but if the gods see it your way, fair enough.

Nor do I see a huge amount of work involved in moving posts before approving (something I've done often enough) or in considering & voting on those that have carelessly been approved in the wrong area (I suspect I've been guilty of this carelessness, but I can't recall any specific cases). If the janitors think it is too much work too often, I hereby volunteer to help out. I'd prefer to do more work myself than have more restrictions on anonymonks.

I don't know how much work would be involved as I'm not a pmdev (insufficient skill to volunteer for this), but another possibility might be to make the default for anonymonks to be SOPW, even if they have started from somewhere else. In other words, while they would be able to change the default, they would have to take positive action rather than just clicking on the first link they find.

In summary, no but ++ (feels like 0 but true).


John Davies

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Re^2: Restricting Anonymous Monk to SOPW
by Anonymous Monk on May 13, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
    We have now already more reaped nodes in 2017 than in 2016.

    More of the reaped ones in 2017 till now were marked "troll" than between 2011 and 2016.

      Even if we blithely assume that this means there are more trolls today than a year ago, it seems unlikely that a rule restricting them to trolling only in SOPW would do anything to change that. I can see the OP's suggestion, if implemented, maybe doing a bit to cut down on posts to the wrong section (...which itself assumes that most AnonyMonk posts are the sort of thing that belongs in SOPW), but that's about it. The content of the posts would still be exactly the same.

      Sometimes I wonder if I'm merely an insensitive pig...

      ... or whether we gotten a lot more PC, and a lot more touchy.

      Frankly, had I been around and had more time to spend here, over the last several week, I most assuredly would have voted "Keep" on some of the nodes which have recently been considered and reaped.

      Princess and the Pea, anyone?

      Spelling correction: thanks chacham

      Come, let us reason together: Spirit of the Monastery
      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes. Juvenal, Satires

        I think we are living in a time where political correctness gets "redefined", especially in the English speaking world.

        But while the maximo leader from Mar-a-Lago is using at least his own twitter account to spread his "charming" insights, we are confronted here with regulars (with IMHO pretty obvious mental problems) who ride rude attacks, while cowardly hiding in the dark as AnoMonk.

        Not opposing this - especially when they single out one "target" after the other - will consequently lead to a loss of good contributers and hence to a decline of the monastery.

        I hope my POV is clearer now, of course YMMV.

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


        ) I'll use an anonymous account to insult you later. ;)

      And what is that supposed to prove? More trolls? Nope, just more of them were reaped. And the question of wether anons should be blocked has been asked and answered often enough, sundialsvc4.
        Not more trolls, always the same. Jeff. :)

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

Re^2: Restricting Anonymous Monk to SOPW
by Anonymous Monk on May 23, 2017 at 18:51 UTC

    Although I've been a member for a number of years I often ask anonymous questions because I am tired of being critiqued on the inanity of my question. If I knew the answer I would not ask the question.

    In addition to SOPW I enjoy jumping around in the different collations and would not like being restricted in my browsing.

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