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  • Things were going well, and in less than 24 hours my rep was up to 150. But then I decided to post my first question, as part of a series of items I want to see addressed. Here's the results:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/101719/what-are-the-best-perl-modules [stackoverflow.com]

    Please check out the comments on my question and let me know if you concur. I'm a little bit pissed off. I honestly doubt that the people involved are Perl programmers at all.

    I fully expect that within a year, if Stack Overflow becomes a pla

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Yes, the giving people the power to close questions upon merely reaching some rep threshold seems like a very stupid idea. I’ve already had my own run-in with it too. Hopefully this will be addressed in time.

      (Note that as I’ve said elsewhere, I’m not especially fond of Stack Overflow, and as I hinted at the start or my posting, another distraction is really the last thing I needed. I am in this for Perl’s image, not for any other reason.)

      • Cool, my question got opened back up. Any idea how that happened?

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Some other user with enough rep reopened it, obviously. This guy also had a clue – the point of Stack Overflow is for bad questions to be edited, not closed. So he reopened the question and fixed the phrasing. Yay for editors with a clue.

          (Of course, you get much less satisfaction out of wielding the “this is how you should have asked that question” stick than out of wielding the “you suck and your question is worthless! BAM!” stick, plus it takes actual intellectual effort. Giving people the power to close questions so quickly is just stupid.)

          • Works for me. I wonder who did it.

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
            • Each posting on Stack Overflow has a revision history that you can check – did you not notice? (It collapses edits made by the same user in quick succession, but only those.) As I’m writing this, your question says “Edited 5 hours ago [stackoverflow.com] by marxidad [stackoverflow.com]”, where the “5 hours ago” bit is a link to the revision history, and if you check it you will indeed find that marxidad is the one who reopened the question.

              • Cool! Thanks; I did not know that!

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                J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers