From an initiate...
It's easy to disagree with an article or posting,
and simplistic to say so. "That sucks.", for example.
It takes some thought to support a good article.
Unless you're a politician, you would have to read
a "node" and weigh it's merits in your mind BEFORE
throwing your support behind it.
Biker is correct. Awarding XP for
disagreeing is just like
rewarding people for disagreeing.
Disagreement will only increase and new monks will be
less likely to join the Monistary, because of the hostility.
If you want newbee's to continue learning PERL you have
to make them feel that their efforts will be rewarded.
If you want them to continue
visiting the Monistary then they need to feel that they will
not be attacked just for being ignorant. We are hear
to be enlightened, after all.