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Math Man
2012-08-12 10:28:46
Scholar

How do you become a scholar?

Dej Mar
2012-08-12 11:52:19
Re: Scholar

The link below "You are logged in as -------" and adjacent and preceding the number of new problems will reveal a webpage about the qualifications for the user levels attainable on Perplexus. As implied in the following excerpt from that page, recommendations are made to the Director by other Scholars (and Journeymen) and the Director makes the decision in regard to the promotion.

Scholar
A user cannot reach the Scholar level automatically. The only way to reach this level is to be manually promoted to it based on an overview of the user's contributions to the site. Scholars are able to edit their problems that are "live" on the site (in addition to pending problems). Scholars can push "live" pending problems of others that have reached a score of 3 through voting. They can also delete problems that received a score of -3.

brianjn
2012-08-13 06:08:02
Re: Scholar

This phrase reverberates in my mind: "based on an overview of the user's contributions to the site."

At the time I was nominated I knew that I could never match the "academia" that was coming through this site. I was told that didn't matter, it was what I had been offering other members whilst a JM.

So? What does it mean to be a "Scholar" at Perplexus?
Dej Mar has given the basic prescription as laid down by levik but the role goes deeper than that.

Some sites have Moderators. A "Scholar" is really only limited to the job prescription mentioned but, because levik voids certain HTML keywords, we do have the privilege to post and edit problems that are otherwise impossible. HTML tables and javascript codes are somewhat extreme examples but I do use them, and have done so on behalf of members.

Hmm? That does not mean to say that every scholar could be approached to modify something that you want to work on Perplexus. We have our different backgrounds. In the context of the prior paragraph, if something works on your site/computer, then one would need to negotiate with a scholar to have it posted. That may be simple but only the scholar should edit thereafter - and that too could be an issue as to our own specific backgrounds.

Essentially I would have to say that a 'scholar' is a provider of help and making sure problems are posted regularly.

Becoming a scholar?
What does it mean?

I hope that the above is meaningful.


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