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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Karma info (Score:3, Informative)

    I couldn't find local docs about karma, so here are the relevant /. FAQs: karma [slashdot.org], friends, etc. [slashdot.org]

    "Friends" are a way to mark who you're interested in - on use.perl I've seen it used most to make journal reading easier. I go to http://use.perl.org/~louis_wu/amigos [perl.org] and read the latest 10 journal entries from people I have marked Friends. I marked you as friend so that I wouldn't miss any journals from you - that means that I look like a Fan to you. Check out your fans page [perl.org] to see how many people are probabl

    • Re:Karma info (Score:3, Informative)

      by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.11.12 17:01 (#25719) Homepage Journal

      I've found friends to be intensely useful on slashdot. I used it as something to do when I had no mod points; if I saw a particularly insightful post, I'd mark the author as a friend. I configured my account to give a bonus to any posts from friends (or fans), and browse at a threshold of 4. After I started accumulating friends (and even a few fans), I discovered that slashdot was much more interesting to read ... I was seeing a lot of content from people I had found insightful before. I loved the feature so much I hit the maximum number of friends earlier this year and never could figure out what to do.

      It's worth noting that on slashdot, karma was transformed from a number into an adjective-rank awhile ago, but it's still a number on use Perl;.

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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