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How to get attention ??

R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
I mean when I post a question in a forum which is being viewed most I get the reply OR I can serach for the answer.
But there are forum which are either without moderators OR visitors are very less.
like I have a question http://www.coderanch.com/t/117/perl/Incubator/cgi-perl
I didnt know abt this Forum(obviously I did not go through all the list of forums )
Now I want to put attention of all viewers of this site to my problem.
How should I do?
We have such facility on Java site in the name of Duke Dollors.
Cant we have such facility to get attention of others?


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Johannes de Jong
tumbleweed
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Ravish I feel for you. We all post a question from time to time we desperately want answered and would like to have it stand OUT so more potential "helpers" can see it.
Unluckily, except for the current facilities ie. "Todays active Topics" we currently don't have a way of way of doing that.
A Duke $ type system has been discussed by the Moderators awhile back as an option but it was put on the back-burner. You have to remember this site is staffed by volunteers and a lot of good ideas just cant be implemented.
I however will post a thread in MO to point the other moderators to this request of yours.
As for you CGI / PERL question I'm sorry I can help. Good luck in finding the info you need.
David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

As above.
Everything I knew about PERL (and have hopefully forgotten) I learnt from the net.
In a general sense, this article helps with guideline on how to give your topic the best chance of an answer.
Dave
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
Now I want to put attention of all viewers of this site to my problem. How should I do?

Well at least you're straightforward. But let's say I, Joe Java Enthusiast, came here because I thought I would only read about Java. I don't want my attention trained on your problems if they don't interest me; that's why I like forums, so I can go just to the stuff I want.

Cant we have (something like Duke Dollars} facility to get attention of others?

Take a look at hotdispatch.com for an example of why this doesn't work. In short, they give people a way to "buy" attention, but the vast majority waste everyone's time with nonsense like offering $15 for a ColdFusion module, payable upon acceptance of the source code.
Here the rewards are less tangible. We celebrate posting milestones. And we hope the people who make it to 1000 or 2000 posts have done something helpful in the midst of all that meaningless drivelling. If they have, we ask them to moderate, since they're clearly happy to give their time away for a thank-you.
I do hope it's occurred to you to start with www.perl.org. From there, it's a one-link hop to learn.perl.org, which points to a beginners-cgi mailing list.
[ June 05, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]

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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
So let me just get this straight.
You are annoyed because you posted a Perl question on a Java forum and no one answered you? So you want to be able to offer a meaningless perk to get people to pay attention to your completely off-topic request?
Is that basically the gist of your complaint?
We already have a very good way of getting people to pay attention to our requests for info... post intelligent, on-topic questions and you will get plenty of answers.


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R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
So let me just get this straight.

Hi Thomas
Nice to meet you ..
I know people like you are here so I dont expect much in MD also :mrgreen:
AW Please read Johannes reply for my problem.
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>>Cindy:: I am going to move this to the Scripting forum
Thanks Cindy
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>> Here the rewards are less tangible.
I said to get attention, that was just an option. Let us say, some icon to show the importance/severity of problem, instead of writing Urgent or anything else on the subject.
>> I do hope it's occurred to you to start with www.perl.org. From there, it's a one-link hop to learn.perl.org, which points to a beginners-cgi mailing list.
I would have been much happier if you have posted this thing to my original thread
AW thanks a lot to all of you
and Sincere thanks to Johannes & Cindy.
[ June 06, 2002: Message edited by: Ravish Kumar ]
 
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