Everybody at Perl Monks make you feel not-alone or left-out in front of an angry boss, a lazy soul that whispers at pulling you offtrack from learning Perl consistently or any monstrous authority for that matter, a great win-win to everyone PM is. Instead of criticizing the admins and debating whether they have neglected a security aspect we should be glad that they could bear the hassle of running this free site and all the bedeviling shots that come along, without PM all of us would be punching in the dark sometime somewhere to get a certain code working or would be going through noncontiguous Google's results in order to extract some knowledge which is a frustration. Risk arises if the displayed passwords were shared for different user-accounts, but is this not against the very strict rule that says "each account somebody has should have it's own independent password" too?, so maybe all of us share the blame if we were among those who pooled their passwords. As you said, crediting the Admins, the monks and the users in here for this site is worth it,supporting them is worth it and looking up to them is worth it as well..
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