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Re: Troll's ramblings

by talexb (Canon)
on Nov 14, 2003 at 16:57 UTC ( #307104=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Use placeholders. For SECURITY!
in thread Use placeholders. For SECURITY!

    Why do you feel the need to get personal?

Well, I guess we've veered into the humorous portion of the day, because it's hard to understand how my post could be construed as personal when you're posting as an Anonymous Monk. :)

    ... but there seems to be some huge assumption that all of perlmonks.org readership comes from people that spend vast amounts of time on this site.

Not really, we just assume that if you are commenting on something that you have something useful to say .. and that presumes that you understand the technical background. The original post had links to other nodes with relevant information, which you should have read if you were going to respond and not waste everyone's time.

    If the mentality on this site is that I need to have read all articles prior to this one to understand what the article is talking about (and thus, be a perlmonks.org expert, as I'm sure you are), and the other readers of this site are as hostile as you are, then it's time for me to move on.

Yes, surprisingly, we do expect posters to make intelligent, informed comments. It keeps the noise level down. And if you have misinterpreted my polite remonstrations and reasoning as hostility, your skin is way too thin.

--t. alex
Life is short: get busy!


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Re: Re: Troll's ramblings
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 14, 2003 at 18:00 UTC
    Well, I guess we've veered into the humorous portion of the day, because it's hard to understand how my post could be construed as personal when you're posting as an Anonymous Monk. :)
    That's easy to answer. While I may be anonymous, I know what I wrote, and I know that you're responding to me. That makes negative things you say, in reply to a comment that I've made, personal. If you need an example, I'll refer you to the troll label -- which I don't consider myself to be.
    Not really, we just assume that if you are commenting on something that you have something useful to say .. and that presumes that you understand the technical background. The original post had links to other nodes with relevant information, which you should have read if you were going to respond and not waste everyone's time.
    I do believe that I had something useful to say. I was providing constructive criticism. I stated that I had a problem with the article, and I stated how it could be fixed.

      Dear Anonymous Monk,

      This is the last letter I will write to you. By the time you read this I will be gone. :)

        While I may be anonymous, I know what I wrote, and I know that you're responding to me.

      Right, but the only way that my comments can possibly be construed as a 'personal' attack is if anyone else knows who you are. You know who you are, that's reflexive logic. No one else does. Ergo, it's not a personal attack.

        I was providing constructive criticism. I stated that I had a problem with the article, and I stated how it could be fixed.

      OK, well now you know that instead of posting a snarky comment, do a little legwork first, on this site or on Google (though most likely you should be able to find what you want here).

      This community exists (as I understand it) to help fellow Perl developers out. I'm big on helping out. If you are a Perl developer, sign on for a real account and experience Perl Monks.

      Best of luck!

      --t. alex
      Life is short: get busy!
        Right, but the only way that my comments can possibly be construed as a 'personal' attack is if anyone else knows who you are. You know who you are, that's reflexive logic. No one else does. Ergo, it's not a personal attack.

        A personal attack is a personal attack regardless if anyone else knows the parties involved or not! Or do you feel less attacked when mugged in a dark alley with no witnesses? If I personally insult you in private email is that not a personal attack? I think you suffer from the misconception that if no one knows who is being attacked then an attack isn't actually happening. I'm sure that helps you feel better about yourself, and you are a part of a long history of like minded people who were never hurting "real" people either.

        Right, but the only way that my comments can possibly be construed as a 'personal' attack is if anyone else knows who you are. You know who you are, that's reflexive logic. No one else does. Ergo, it's not a personal attack.
        I suspect you're confusing "personal attack" with "character assassination." You would be correct that my character has not been assassinated because as an Anonymous Monk, I have no standing character (online) to assassinate. You're flat wrong on your definition of personal attack, however.

        Thank you to the other Anonymous Monk who sided with me.

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