Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
P is for Practical
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I have gone to my nodelist everytime I see the "Ack! You have lost..." message

How is this bad? I do that too, because I want to know what earned me downvotes. Not because I'm concerned of my precious XP, but because I'd like to know how I was out of line, or maybe just technically wrong.

I have also backed out of posting things that might get downvotes - but these were, pretty much without exceptions, just smartwit jokes that might or might not have added to the discussion. Probably the latter. In those cases, I'd like to think the XP/voting mechanism successfully worked as a self control device to keep the site free of clutter.

I certainly have not hesitated to post things that might be controversial, or in some cases just plain would get downvotes, when I felt they really needed to be said. On a related note, that is part of the reason I have a gripe with people who post criticism as anonymonks - if you stand by what you say, then own up to it.

I feel there is no shame in admitting to enjoy seeing one's XP counter spin: it is nice to get recognition in some way, since getting "thank you" or "good point" or such as reply to every good node is an unrealistic scenario. But it depends on one's motives. While I enjoy this part of the site, XP is not what keeps me here and most certainly is not my purpose in posting. Was it yours? Maybe. Only you know. But I salute you for the courage to post this.

Makeshifts last the longest.


In reply to Re: Return of the Confessional by Aristotle
in thread Return of the Confessional by theorbtwo

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others chanting in the Monastery: (2)
As of 2021-10-27 02:30 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    My first memorable Perl project was:







    Results (91 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?