|We don't bite newbies here... much
Site Comments.by Anonymous Monk
|on Oct 22, 2002 at 19:19 UTC
My first visit to perlmonks.com was 2 days ago. This is a great site but, as a newcommer (and before I become too familiar with the site), I would I to make a couple comments and offer possible remedies.
I posted a simple question and got one complex and one simple response. (Both solved the problem). I then browsed the site and, after many clicks, I found the 'Welcome to the Monastery' under 'Tutorials' that told me all the formatting errors I had make in my posting.
I would like to suggest adding a 'Monastory Tour' link as the first item in the group at the top right, linked to the Welcome stuff. My immediate assumption was that 'Tutorials' was a Perl tutorial link; so I didn't go there.
'Ask a question' is well documented, but how to follow up is not. I got the first answer and wanted to follow up with general interest question about the response. I clicked on 'reply' and sent the question. It never appeared and I did not get a response. What should I have done? Later on I got another response and posted a 'thank you' using the 'comment on.....' link. That appeared. What is the correct proceedure? A brief explanation of how the threads work might help.
I have not yet logged on because I want these comment to reflect the experience of a newcomer. If useful, I have more. If not, I'll stop!
Now... Where do I put this?
'Perl Monks Discussion' doesn't seem right..