I don't think I saw the original post, so I don't know who posted it, and I hope I'm not jumping blind into a discussion that seems to have gotten heated...
From what I read solely in this post, the comment seems pretty on-target.
I'm relatively new here and haven't posted too much, preferring to lurk for a while to see how things generally work.
If I feel I have something to contribute (including code), I am open to fair criticism and correction
but I'm also a bit hesitant to post if I think my post might be seen as foolish or ignorant.
In general, I haven't seen too much of the criticism described in your post, but
occasionally I have seen it, so it makes me think a little more if I were inclined to shoot from the hip
with code, questions, or advice. That's good because we could all stand to think a little more before
speaking, but it's also bad because it scares new people off and gives them a bad feeling about
Perl Monks and about Perl in general.
So anyway, I think criticism is fair, but put-downs are not.
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