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Re: Too much positive votes on questions (Seekers of Perl Wisdom)

by pfaut (Priest)
on May 03, 2003 at 17:17 UTC ( #255351=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Too much positive votes on questions (Seekers of Perl Wisdom)

The general consensus seems to be to upvote questions if the person:

  1. asked a question that wasn't a FAQ
  2. put some effort into trying to solve the problem themselves
  3. includes code and references in their post to prove they did #2
  4. is trying to use perl in a novel way
  5. worded their question clearly
  6. has brought up a topic about one of perl's intricate details or inner mysteries

By voting for a post, you are indicating that you feel the person who wrote it is contributing something constructive to the site and showing respect to their fellow monks by putting some effort into their post. This goes for questions and replies. I doubt you're seeing 50+ rep on poorly asked questions.

Update: If we discouraged asking questions, people would stop asking them and we'd have no reason to be here.

90% of every Perl application is already written.
dragonchild
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Re: Too much positive votes on questions (Seekers of Perl Wisdom)
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on May 03, 2003 at 22:56 UTC
    If we discouraged asking questions, people would stop asking them and we'd have no reason to be here.

    Oh, come on. You really think that people asking questions are seeking XP? I think they are seeking answers. They won't say, Gheee, my question got answered, but I only got 10 upvotes for my question, next time, I'll ask on Usenet, or I've asked 5 questions, I never got a useful answer, but I reached level 4 because of my questions. I'll keep coming back to this useful forum.

    As for your list of points, it may be the consensus that that's the way people should upvote, but it isn't my perception at all. I get the impression that frontpaged questions get lots of xp, and questions about popular topics, like web questions. Regardless whether something is a FAQ, asked before, or whether they put in any effort.

    Abigail

      That was in reply to the following from the base node:

      please think about this otherwise people will be encouraged to write more questions than replys
      90% of every Perl application is already written.
      dragonchild

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