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Re: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

by dreadpiratepeter (Priest)
on Mar 15, 2009 at 13:41 UTC ( #750731=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

My pet peeve involves the answers, rather than the questions. Shocks should go to those providing rude, dismissive or condescending answers to obviously new to Perl or new to Perl Monks questions. We should be a safe haven for people trying to learn.

Although, now that I think about it the same applies to answers to experienced monks questions. Civility on the internet is hard to find; we should always find it here.


-pete
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Re^2: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
by grinder (Bishop) on Mar 15, 2009 at 16:28 UTC
    My pet peeve involves the answers, rather than the questions.

    Hear, hear! The answers of the nature "Hmmm! smells like homework!" tend to get on my nerves. I've always held that Dominus got it right.

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

      I add to that: many monks seem to think pretty short term. We're not just answering single questions, we're building an archive of questions/answers/discussions. If it were homework and the answer existed already online, no one would complain. The answers we provide outlast, one hopes, the context in which they are posed.

      Though I completely understand not wanting to help cheaters. My high school graduating class's valedictorian got there, in small part, by cheating off my math tests. :(

        I would ++ this twice (on the strength of the first para). For years I've taken a very long-term approach to my online posting, being well aware that my answers are potentially useful to orders-of-magnitude more people than read the particular forum it's posted in.

        The reason for taking this attitude is simple: I can't count the number of times I've whacked a question into Google and been saved an hour (or more) of tedious debugging. I'd much rather have that hour of my life to, say, drink beer, and I'm sure others would too.


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Re^2: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 19, 2009 at 04:33 UTC
    I like that as a concept, especially as a Newbie myself. Mind you, having read some recent posts, most incivility seems to leave itself open to derision, especially if the author is incorrect in any way. ;)

    But I agree: an open forum for an open answer would be everyone's greatest wish... or at least mine.

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