On 4/19/06, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/19/06, John Gabriele <jmg3000 / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > With Perl, they've got comp.lang.perl, but there's also Perlmonks.
> > Perlmonks has a system where you can rate posts (which are helpfully
> > displayed nested), and gain "experience points" if your posts get
> > rated well. They also have fastidious admins who remove trollish
> > postings (if any). Perlmonks is an *amazingly* helpful place for
> > Perlers. They keep that monastery clean. ;)
>
> I've never been a Perler myself, but hearing about this makes me want
> to be one (except for the language, LOL.) Would it be terrible to
> create a Ruby equivalent of this? Would that result in too much
> dilution of the community and maybe result in segregated communities
> (experts on "Rubymonks", the rabble on ruby-lang?) I mean if it has
> worked in the Perl world.......

As much as the idea is initially appealing, I find it kind of elitist.
 What would be nice is if there was an archive where ruby-talk threads
can be rated, and authors given 'experience points' etc, but would be
a 3rd party setup, rather than something built into the system.