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Re: Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature

by Wassercrats
on Jan 12, 2004 at 06:12 UTC ( #320610=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature

I just read that this node is just 3 negative votes short of worst nodes of all time, so I wanted to read it. I haven't read through all the replies, but my opinion is that the offensive signature should be removed. But it might be even worse than the signature that the complainant got so many --.

As for reaping the node (and why can't everyone just say deleting the post?), there should be a section for general discussion, or maybe get rid of meditations (yes, I know it's so appropriate for a "monk" message board, but deal with it) and add something like "Other Perl related discussion." Not that the complaint was Perl related, but it's still a good idea.

Wait... now I remember there is a PerlMonks Discussion area. I think that's an appropriate place for this discussion. The original complaint should have been moved there. Am I there now? It doesn't say. Which raises the question, make it say!

And I still hate that I have to use paragraph tags in these posts. PerlMonks should have gone with vBulletin or something.

And don't forget to downvote me. I'm almost at the Monk level. We can't let THAT happen!


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Re: Re: Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature
by vacant (Monk) on Jan 12, 2004 at 07:56 UTC
    Well, I am giving you my ++. Two things:

    Thing one: I suspect PrincePawn may be gratified by his commanding lead in the "worst of all time" category. He says what he means and he makes it obvious he doesn't give a rats behind (PC, again!) what you or I think about it. Give the man credit for that, strange picture or no.

    Thing two: Yeah. How hard would it be for the code to recognize one or more blank lines as a paragraph separator?

    Another thing: I frequently check the "worst nodes" list. Some of the best stuff ends up there.

Re: Re: Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature
by antirice (Priest) on Jan 12, 2004 at 08:15 UTC

    Wassercrats, you are entitled to your opinion and I guess we can chalk up another one on the "I believe we shouldn't allow his sig" side. Please note, however, that you can remove it yourself by altering the CSS. Also, both the original as well as this post were posted under PerlMonks Discussion.

    and why can't everyone just say deleting the post?

    That's part of the terminology used on the site. Furthermore, the post is still accessible. Nodes are rarely, if ever, deleted.

    there should be a section for general discussion

    General discussion? This is a perl site. Some things are let go. But, usually it is the PM community that decides whether it stays or not through moderation.

    or maybe get rid of meditations (yes, I know it's so appropriate for a "monk" message board, but deal with it)

    How about no? Try digging through Meditations sometime. There's a wealth of knowledge in there too valuable to give up. What goes there? Pretty much things that the author wishes to share with the community as a whole. So tell you what; how about you just deal with the fact that it exists?

    And don't forget to downvote me. I'm almost at the Monk level. We can't let THAT happen!

    This is going to seem somewhat crass, but I'll ask anyway. Do you only come here so people think of you as an ass? Not everyone here is out to get you. I respect princepawn highly for his knowledge. I don't know about you yet, but I'm certain you have something to offer the community. I don't care what your XP is nor do I care about my own XP. We're here to share knowledge, not to bitch and argue about everything that goes on with the site. If you have a problem with something someone else does, tell them about it. Not every matter deserves a community poll.

    antirice    
    The first rule of Perl club is - use Perl
    The
    ith rule of Perl club is - follow rule i - 1 for i > 1

      Do you only come here so people think of you as an ass?

      No. I also come here to "bitch and argue about everything that goes on with the site."

        Well, I guess all I can say is: happy bitching and arguing about everything on the site and good luck with converting the "Wassercrats is an ass" nonbelievers :)

        antirice    
        The first rule of Perl club is - use Perl
        The
        ith rule of Perl club is - follow rule i - 1 for i > 1

Re^2: Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 12, 2004 at 12:52 UTC
    Don't mind my downvote, I'm a mindless lemming.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      No, I'm the mindless Lemming. You're a lemming with leadership potential. Oh, wait. Same difference.

      --
      Allolex

      PS: Did you know that lemmings don't actually mass-suicide?

        Yes I do. I also know that the meme originates from a Disney film, during which they were actually pushed off the cliff to tape the scene in question. Unfortunately, I know no other figure of speech that conveys the same notion quite as concisely.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Re: Let's discuss Podmaster's Signature
by ysth (Canon) on Jan 12, 2004 at 17:49 UTC
    Wait... now I remember there is a PerlMonks Discussion area. I think that's an appropriate place for this discussion. The original complaint should have been moved there. Am I there now? It doesn't say. Which raises the question, make it say!
    Node type is listed in the node status nodelet. Though it might be nice if the "Comment on" node would tell you what type of node you are commenting on. Come to that, it shows the subject (without link) and author (with link) of the post you are commenting on. Is there some reason the subject isn't a link?

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