in reply to Re^3: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
in thread Learning/Using Perl on Linux
It's kind of funny. I didn't mind your first reply (criticising the OP for his terribly written mess) yet this one (criticising the AnonyMonk for being Anonymous) bothers me. Based on those nodes' reputations, it seems my opinion is contrary to that of most other Monks', so I feel like I should explain my thoughts a bit.
Writing badly is a real problem, because it impedes communication. Now -- without getting into debates about splitting infinitives and other arcana -- we can all agree that the original post was very badly written. It shows no effort at all, or even the pretense of caring. I think this is a bad way to go about asking a question, and as such I think it is worthy of criticism.
On the other hand, being Anonymous is not a problem. Many users have legitimate reasons for not revealing their identity (I'm sure tilly can tell you all about this), but that shouldn't make them worthy of criticism. To do that would risk driving them away. I have seen many excellent contributions to the Monastery from quite a few Anonymous Monks, and to lose that contribution would be a shame.