Something that I could see being useful is a banner that
appears when you first log on as a new member urging you to
read nodes like Writeup formatting tips
and the like.
It wasn't immediately obvious to me when i started as a
perlmonk that the submissions were html, much less how one
went about formatting submissions properly and what things
like the square brackets do.
Maybe this would cut down on poorly formatted newbie posts
and the need to explain formatting while answering somebody's
question. Currently, newbies are expected to 'pull' the
docs, rather than getting 'pushed' the docs, or at least
being 'pushed' in the general direction of the docs.
Thoughts? Which paradigm (push or pull) is going to benefit
perlmonks in the long run?
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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>
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
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or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.