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Perl experts unappreicated

Posted on 2001-08-15
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If you look at all the unanswered, locked and answered questions, about 10% are in the first 2 categoies. Considering these categories get cleared out from time to time, the number of answers that never get accepted would be much higher, maybe us much as 50%.

Why does this happen? It means the answers are not available to be searched by others, and the experts efforts may have been ignored or not appreciated.
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by:bebonham
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yeah this ta, and the cgi ta (which is in worse shape) are really falling apart.

People treat us like dogs, I think :)

they always just want a working script,,,

they never want to "learn" perl

no wonder maneshr is gone.

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some people may think it is inappropriate to post such a comment in a qa part of the board ... they would think this should go into suggestions or lounge or cs or something.

well,

this ta IS falling apart, and right now this kind of post doesn't matter.

that's too bad.

there are still some very good old (and new) experts around...

come to think of it... ozo has been pretty quite lately too.

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by:Kim Ryan
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bebonham, couldn't agree more. I don't participate much in other topic areas, but I think its worth raising this here in the hope that some questioners might become more considerate (there are still many good ones as well). The old auto grading system was better, when you would get a C for a proposed but abonded answer after a few motnhs.

More broadly, I think the whole dot com boom has brought in a new group of users who need to use tools like Perl and CGI to get there job done. They are often inexperienced or have little training and just want to hack together something that works by cutting and pasting. They are not interested in learning the art and principles of programming.
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