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by damian1301 (Curate)
on Dec 14, 2000 at 05:59 UTC ( [id://46552]=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Well earlier I collected suggestions to improve the site in the hope that Vroom sees this. Note: Some of these suggestions may or may not be my ideas, I just wanted to compile the best and a few of my own to better the site.

1. Craft and Code. Two sections identical in every way except one logs them in categories. Alot of people over the time that I've been here have suggested that they be combined to make a super Code Catacombs Section. I, for one, am in favor of this. I truthfully don't like that I have to search around the Last posts of Craft to find something say...using LWP modules (Though LWP isn't that hard to find around here :-).

2. Have a "/msg for beginners" explaining where to go for help using <code> and where to post questions and other stuff. This would reduce confusion and stop some easy Chatterbox questions. This has been requested by another user.

3. In a very recent post arose the issue of whether or not to add two new levels. I think that this would be a good idea and that the two levels should already be something related to the current rating system. For this I have (and many others) suggested Angel & Archangel (Archangel being the highest). Merlyn, Ovid, and tilly are all pretty far over the level of saint. This would give them something to strive for while helping others. It would also give us little people a higher goal to achieve someday (hopefully).

4. A couple weeks ago I was looking at the sidebar, under the chatterbox, and realized something I've never noticed before. Its the Quests section! This hasn't been posted in since September 8. It doesn't even look like theres a use for it anymore. Or there is? Although the reviews->{books} section isn't bare anymore, and the reviews->{modules} isn't either, it could still use some sprucin' up. I always check out the modules that all you people do a good review for.

5. As another monk just posted, I agree that there should be a Perl Applications review/display page. This could include things like:
A. Perl Editors.
B. Programs that run or compile Perl.
And anyother thing anyone could think of. Hmm...well on second thought...nevermind this suggestion :-)

Wanna be perl hacker.
Dave AKA damian

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Re: Suggestion/Requests.
by snax (Hermit) on Dec 14, 2000 at 17:55 UTC
    Re: (3) I think something less specific to a particular belief system might be better. Hmmm...howabout "prophet" and "avatar"? Or take a concept from martial arts "belt" systems: just use colors attached to the saint level, or create a new level that would be "color"-ranked (ROYGBIV, the karate ordering, etc) ? Or use degrees like the masons? Just kicking around some ideas....

      I like "Prophet" Thats a good suggestion. But which is higher? A prophet or a saint? I don't know. I also like the colors... I could strive to be a "Black Saint" :-)

      As for the masons, how many times do I have to tell you, there is no Perl Illuminati!

      I can't believe no-one's suggested 'Llama' yet ;-)

      (or the slightly more mason-ish 'Grand Camel'?)
      Hmmm ... anyway, tilly suggested bodhissatva. Well, no, but he spells it properly. I think the point being 'almost enlightened but staying around to help others' is way too apt to be missed here. Plus it gets a little less of the that Judeo/Christian/Islamic feel to this most ecumenical of sites.


      I would think that Saint is because a prophet only predicts stuff, doesn't have to be all good and stuff like a saint (merlyn :-).

      Wanna be perl hacker.
      Dave AKA damian
Re: Suggestion/Requests.
by ichimunki (Priest) on Dec 20, 2000 at 23:17 UTC
    Suggestion related to the text area that is used for doing writeups.

    Here is what I would change this to so that hopefully it renders with appropriate wordwrapping in Netscape.

    (note, this behavior on the part of Netscape is non-standard, the WRAP attribute is not a w3 standard as far as I can tell.)

    <TEXTAREA NAME="note_doctest" ROWS="10" COLS="60" WRAP="virtual" >
    I tested this and it seems to solve the matter.

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