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Re: Re:x2 Images under Level 5

by cidaris (Friar)
on Aug 28, 2002 at 17:14 UTC ( [id://193509]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re:x2 Images under Level 5
in thread Images under Level 5

Regarding one's rapidity (word?) in building rank, I believe that it is quite simple for someone to advance significantly in a short time-frame. Perhaps the place for this is in Meditations or Discussions but I have long thought that in addition to a certain XP level, perhaps a minimum number of posts or something similar could be incorporated into the process.

I've seen a few people (and I include myself) who are relatively new to Perlmonks, and perhaps a bit new to many of the rules and procedures (I still have to check the FAQ every time I want to link to a node or link in the CB) who have one or two good posts, and have been carried by that into Monk-dom. Again, I point an accusational finger at myself. I've got a few "this regex doesn't work, can someone please put me to shame with one line" requests, a "someone tell me to use a templating system instead of writing my own from scratch" question, and even a few "I'd like to do something with this method, which isn't even close to any of the MTOWTDI(s)".

I was more than happy with the 3 or 4 XP I recieved from any of these postings. Imagine my surprise when I logged in one day and had gained 90+ experience from a single well-written opinion post!
Supposedly, the path to enlightenment is through discipline and study... While I've studied a great deal and had a fantastic time here, have I earned a place for my little artwork cidaris? Hard to say.

Quantity not quality? Not what I'm implying at all. But I don't know about reaching Monk on one or two good posts, either.

A side note to the "Powers that Be": Do I want to give up my XP and lose my little monk? Not hardly ;)

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Re^4: Images under Level 5
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 28, 2002 at 20:51 UTC

    I don't think anyone will begrudge you for reaching that status so quickly. You have to put it in perspective: besides the already mentioned huge numbers of people who have never posted or not even logged in, there are a great many people who register, ask a question or two and then disappear. Compare that to your staying around and contributing. Obviously, though you may not know your way around here well yet, you do care about the place, or you wouldn't have stayed around even that long.

    Btw: ++ for that post. *grin*

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