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The NodeReaper is...

by vroom (Pope)
on Jan 24, 2001 at 00:37 UTC ( #53800=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The NodeReaper is...

Frightening
[bar] 25/6%
Not to be feared
[bar] 44/10%
just looking for someone to love
[bar] 184/42%
going to keep renegade noders in line
[bar] 56/13%
all of the above
[bar] 95/21%
other
[bar] 39/9%
443 total votes
Comment on The NodeReaper is...
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by Zo (Scribe) on Jan 24, 2001 at 01:54 UTC
    "REAPER??? ... I don't even know her!!!" (da-dum, dum)
    Ok, I got to get out more!!!

    -Zo :o)
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by Maclir (Curate) on Jan 24, 2001 at 03:49 UTC
    Now I would love to ++ the NodeReaper's home node. That picture - the scythe of death - Mmmmmmm. I love candlelit dinners too . . . .
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by extremely (Priest) on Jan 24, 2001 at 07:29 UTC
    Ahh, lyrics...

    All our times have come
    Here but now they're gone
    Seasons don't fear the reaper
    Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain...
    We can be like they are
    Come on baby... don't fear the reaper
    Baby take my hand... don't fear the reaper
    We'll be able to fly... don't fear the reaper
    Baby I'm your man...
    
    Romeo and Juliet
    Are together in eternity...
    Romeo and Juliet
    Forty thousand men and women everyday...
    Like Romeo and Juliet
    Forty thousand men and women everyday...
    Redefine happiness
    Another forty thousand coming everyday...
    We can be like they are
    Come on baby...don't fear the reaper
    Baby take my hand... don't fear the reaper
    We'll be able to fly... don't fear the reaper
    Baby I'm your man...
    
    Love of two is one
    Here but now they're gone
    Came the last night of sadness
    And it was clear she couldn't go on
    Then the door was open and the wind appeared
    The candles blew then disappeared
    The curtains flew then he appeared...
    saying don't be afraid
    Come on baby...and she had no fear
    And she ran to him...then they started to fly
    They looked backward and said goodbye...
    she had become like they are
    She had taken his hand...
    she had become like they are
    Come on baby...don't fear the reaper 
    
    <cite>  -Blue Oyster Cult</cite>
    

    --
    $you = new YOU;
    honk() if $you->love(perl)

      Cowbell! I need more cowbell!

      --
      Brian
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by Lexicon (Chaplain) on Jan 24, 2001 at 07:44 UTC
    NodeReaper reminds me of the Everything Death Borg (EDB) from Everything for some reason. Can we put NodeReaper in the Chatbox, threatening to substitute people's nodes with trolls so they get voted down and then he can eat them too? ;)

    -Lexicon

      An excellent idea! A few 'the node reaper rattles his bones' or 'the node reaper sharpens his scythe' comments to keep the conversation going.

      Better yet, throw the Chatbot::Eliza module into the saucepan and then you can go to the nodereaper for help with your personal prombles!

        Why not get a combined effort to get a Chatbot::Perlmonk going? :) Then it could be a standin merlyn for when he's on a cruise or something. ;)

        Malk
      He's not quite as cuddly as the EDB... there's something kinda cute about razor sharp spines and acid-dripping teeth...
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by AgentM (Curate) on Jan 24, 2001 at 09:10 UTC

      Nodes that are previewed but never submitted have never entered the database. They exist only in the memory of the browser that is exchanging the forms.

      That is, unless I miss my guess. (:

              - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
Re: Don't fear the NodeReaper
by lemming (Priest) on Jan 24, 2001 at 09:36 UTC
    Seems that a slight change in lyrics is necessary
    ------
    Don't Fear the NodeReaper
    apologies to <EN>BÍC</EN> and those that happened to rhyme for the following

    
    All our nodes have come
    Here but now they're gone
    Abbots don't fear the reaper
    Nor do the Saints, the vroom or the tye
         We can be like they are
    
    Come on novice, don't fear the Reaper
    Novice take my hand, don't fear the Reaper
    We'll be able to code, don't fear the Reaper
    novice I'm your monk
    
    dirty nodes are done
    Here but now they're gone
    non-perl trolls and bravismore
    Are together in eternity
         non-perl trolls and bravismore
    40,000 lines of dreck everyday
         non-perl trolls and bravismore
    40,000 other friars everyday
         Redefine happiness
    Another 40,000 initiates everyday
         We can be like they are
    
    Love of Perl is vroom
    Here but now they're gone
    Came the last vote of minus
    And it was clear the node couldn't go on
    Then the door was open and merlyn appeared
    The flames blew and nodes considered
    The replies flew then he appeared
         Saying don't be afraid, come on baby
    And the node had no fear
    And it ran to him
         Then they started to fly
    They looked backward and said goodbye
         It had become like they are
    It had taken his hand
         It had become like they are
    Come on node, don't fear the Reaper
    

      bad reaper haiku

      Stalking through the nodes

      Hunger moves him
      Who will be next?
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by neophyte (Curate) on Jan 24, 2001 at 13:49 UTC
    ... a seemingly grumpy gardener, perhaps one in charge of roses. He clears away whatever keeps his roses from blooming afresh every year. And he silently enjoys all the flowers here and there and everywhere. :)

    neophyte Niederrhein.pm

Re: The NodeReaper is...
by josh (Scribe) on Jan 26, 2001 at 07:10 UTC
    wheres the "one hot hunk of bones!" option? or "smoother than
    barry white on ecstasy"?

    josh
Re: NodeReaper = good
by john1987 (Acolyte) on Jan 29, 2001 at 02:18 UTC
    I think the node reaper is good to get rid of people, coping other peoples answers to questions. this will make the voting system more efficient, and not only that, the answers better. With better answers, we got a better community of perl programmers.

    One person can change the corse of history. One person can destroy the human race. That one person is out there, I intend to find him.
Re: The NodeReaper is...
by mt2k (Hermit) on Feb 01, 2001 at 04:51 UTC
    I would just like to take the time to ask a question to anyone who voted or will vote "All of The Above".

    How can it be "Frightening" and "Not to be feared" at the same time??!

    Or is he on some kind of anger-management drug, where he is kind when he pops a few pills, but frightening when he forgets to take them??

      I voted all of the above only because I want to love the nodereaper and because he isn't to be feared as long as you keep the questions intelligent. Otherwise, then fear him!

      Wanna be perl hacker.
      Dave AKA damian

      I encourage you to email me
      I voted for All of the Above, and rationalized it as follows. The Node Reaper is frightening, in that he may cause fear among users here. However, he is not to be feared, as he only reaps nodes that warrant it, which is a valuable service. Thus, he is feared, but the fear is unjustified.
        I voted for "...not to be feared" and was just about to type in the lyrics for "Dont fear the Reaper" (-Blue oyster cult) when I saw that extremely, and lemming sortof, beat me to it.
        I have a nephew (17) who *almost* got "it is foolish to fear what can't be avoided" (in latin) tattooed on his ... something. In the end (ahem) he went w/ the Blues Traveler's cat on his shoulder. Point being ..., er, well the justification sounds much more impressive in latin.

        a

Re: The NodeReaper is...
by magnus (Pilgrim) on Feb 08, 2001 at 16:52 UTC
    i see that the cherry pie was a bit messy on your scythe...
    i've always found nodes a cut above, but now i see they are a cut below...

    magnus

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