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My favorite monk is

by ysth (Canon)
on May 07, 2006 at 07:07 UTC ( #547869=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favorite monk is

vroom
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merlyn
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BrowserUk
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Ovid
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dragonchild
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Zaxo
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tilly
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tye
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Abigail-II
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paco
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332 total votes
Comment on My favorite monk is
Re: My favorite monk is
by TedPride (Priest) on May 07, 2006 at 08:00 UTC
    Uh, I voted for merlyn, why the heck did it give my vote to paco?
Re: My favorite monk is
by malaga (Pilgrim) on May 07, 2006 at 08:15 UTC
    I voted for tilly but this thing isn't working right and it says i voted for paco. anyway, when i first came on perlmonks tilly was very very nice to me - it's been a few years but i remember. thanks tilly!!
    Malaga
Re: My favorite monk is
by kudra (Vicar) on May 07, 2006 at 08:23 UTC
    I like to think that it is rigged so that we don't actually have a popularity contest, only the appearance of one.
Re: My favorite monk is
by gellyfish (Monsignor) on May 07, 2006 at 09:26 UTC

    OMG! WTF! Who is this paco and why has his lame node got such a high reputation?

    ;-)

    /J\

Re: My favorite monk is
by marto (Chancellor) on May 07, 2006 at 09:47 UTC
Re: My favorite monk is
by prasadbabu (Prior) on May 07, 2006 at 09:48 UTC

    I voted Ovid, like others, for me also the vote casted to paco. Like April 1st, is today (May 7th) any special? So paco won the contest unopposed as Favourite Monk for all in the Monastery. :-)

    Prasad

      I think it is related to this node 547050 (Sharing all your experiences about other users) and the response it got.
Re: My favorite monk is
by rhesa (Vicar) on May 07, 2006 at 11:11 UTC
    Very funny :)

    But where's the Electric Monk? You know, the one who believed everything was a uniform shade of pink?

      He stopped believing. The shock of doing so permanently fried what was left of his eclectic little circuits. It was very sad. :-(
Re: My favorite monk is
by Gavin (Canon) on May 07, 2006 at 11:16 UTC
    My choice has to be Vroom otherwise there would be no perlmonks.

    However to my mind the choice of Monks is far too small.
    Where are the likes of Corion, Grandfather, McDarren, rhesa, Tanktalus, ikegami, Limbic Region, to name but a few who spend considerable time helping others.
    There should at least have been the opportunity of nominating ones own choice of Monk.
      Where are the likes of Corion, Grandfather, McDarren, rhesa, Tanktalus, ikegami, Limbic Region, to name but a few

      They don't have enough XP to deserve appearing in this poll :) (no offense intended, of course). Check out the statistics page.

      --
      David Serrano

      Where are the likes of Corion, Grandfather, McDarren, rhesa, Tanktalus, ikegami, Limbic Region, to name but a few who spend considerable time helping others.

      You're right, that's why I voted for paco, too ;-)

      Cheers, Sören

Re: My favorite monk is
by Moriarty (Abbot) on May 07, 2006 at 11:28 UTC

    I don't generally like picking favourites so I actually voted for paco, mainly because he's the only one listed that isn't a regular visitor here. :)

Re: My favorite monk is
by AdamQuark (Priest) on May 07, 2006 at 11:42 UTC

    One small question. Where did the other vote go? The poll showed a total of 25 votes when I visited with only 24 of those going to paco, but none to anyone else!

      I'm thinking there's a deliberate fencepost error, in that something to the effect of $#votes vs scalar(@votes) is being used.

      emc

      "Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
      —G. Steele
        They used to be equal, and now the count is off by two.
Re: My favorite monk is
by McDarren (Abbot) on May 07, 2006 at 12:45 UTC
    Yes, my vote would have gone to paco anyway :)

    A close 2nd would have been mt2k. I only discovered him the other day, and after reading a few of his posts he started to grow on me - shame he isn't around any more :)

Re: My favorite monk is
by Hue-Bond (Priest) on May 07, 2006 at 13:50 UTC

    When I saw it, this poll reminded me of Sharing all your experiences about other users so I found it strange. I voted for <CENSORED> but I'm glad to see that my vote ended on paco, following the spirit of that thread.

    Update: s/\AWhat/When/;

    --
    David Serrano

Re: My favorite monk is
by DaWolf (Curate) on May 07, 2006 at 14:17 UTC
    Actually I believe this poll was a prank, since every vote goes to paco :)

    I was divided between vroom (which, as Gavin pointed out is something like the reason we are discussing this here), Ovid (my CGI hero, as I'm primarily a web developer) and merlyn, not only for his contribution being one of the authors of the llama book, but because we all appreciate him so much here in Brazil.

    Since merlyn is the only one listed that I know in person and he is always so kind to travel all the way here to speak in our meetings he got my vote (AFAIK there are more monks coming on the next meetings, so I'll meet more people from here soon :D).

    I'm sure every monk listed have it's merits (that goes for paco too ;)), but it wasn't a multiple choice poll (where is the "all above" option that would certainly go for paco too? lol)

    Cheers,
Re: My favorite monk is
by zerogeek (Monk) on May 07, 2006 at 15:11 UTC
    It's quite obvious that Paco (who hasn't been active in more years than I have been learning real programming) is the best choice.

    GO PACO!

    PACO for PRESIDENT!

Re: My favorite monk is
by johngg (Abbot) on May 07, 2006 at 16:32 UTC
    My vote has to be for paco, people can get seriously disappointed in popularity contests. And just think how chuffed paco would be if he came back all of a sudden.

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re: My favorite monk is
by liverpole (Monsignor) on May 07, 2006 at 18:48 UTC
    It was only a short while ago I found out about paco, and his story at Perlmonks.  It really has turned into an intriguing tale; he has earned many experience points (as I write this, 620 personal XP, and 557 for his lone question), and he disappeared with a mystery that has become larger-than-life over the years.

    I'm a (relative) newcomer to Perlmonks myself, having been here for not quite a year.  But the saga of paco continues to illicit curiousity, speculation and fantasy, and is now a Perlmonks treasure.

    For my own part, I like to imagine that paco has been off studying, and has long since become a Perl guru.  It's nice to see that all votes go to him; had I voted, that's for sure where my vote would have gone anyway.


    s''(q.S:$/9=(T1';s;(..)(..);$..=substr+crypt($1,$2),2,3;eg;print$..$/
      It was only a short while ago I found out about paco, and his story at Perlmonks.

      Ok, now I'm curious. What is paco's story, or is the lone 557XP question all there is?

        paco posted a single question and was never seen again. Sometime after that, Ovid started a campaign to make paco a Saint by trying to get every monk to vote for paco. It's succeeding quite nicely, given that paco has only one node to vote on. (It is the second highest-ranked node of all time.)

        Update: I'll happily stand corrected. Erudil's node is the singularly most-recognized piece of Perl code.


        My criteria for good software:
        1. Does it work?
        2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

        The myth continued


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        As I've heared, he was the first real visitor of perlmonks, he posted a question first after the opening of The Monastery Gates. Everyone before him cound as natives, not visitors.

Re: My favorite monk is
by greenFox (Vicar) on May 08, 2006 at 08:13 UTC

    Nice to see Abigail-II's name again, I may be the only one but I miss his acerbic wit and pull no punches style as much as his technical insight.

    --
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

      Is this a way of saying that he was brilliant but lacked even the most rudimentary social skills?

      I am afraid to say that I was not a fan, given that he insulted people on a personal level and responded with further tirades when gently pulled up on it. I am sorry that we have lost his great technical acumen though.

      Elgon

      It is better either to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

      Pythagoras (582 BC - 507 BC)

      You're not the only one.

Re: My favorite monk is
by Mago (Parson) on May 08, 2006 at 10:04 UTC
    My favorite monk is mk. !!!,

    but my vote goes for Paco!

    Mago
    mago@rio.pm.org


Re: My favorite monk is
by ashokpj (Hermit) on May 08, 2006 at 11:36 UTC
    My favorite monk is BrowserUk
Re: My favorite monk is
by smokemachine (Hermit) on May 08, 2006 at 12:34 UTC
    My favorite monk is mk. too...
Re: My favorite monk is
by xorl (Deacon) on May 08, 2006 at 13:06 UTC
    I'm sure all are good choices. I personally use one of tilly's modules every day, so at the moment he's my favorite monk.

    I'm glad the poll isn't recording votes correctly. We're all here for one common goal, share our knowledge of perl. It is important we don't forget that by getting bogged down in personality conflicts. We should use this thread to thank some people who have been espeically helpful.

Re: My favorite monk is
by mk. (Friar) on May 08, 2006 at 15:56 UTC
    oh, such a hard question! you know, there's this couple of guys that just live in my heart, plus so many nice people i was lucky enough to meet...
    i guess my vote is going to paco after all! - what a surprise, right?! ;p


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "one who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."

    mk at rio dot pm dot org
Re: My favorite monk is
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on May 08, 2006 at 15:59 UTC
Re: My favorite monk is
by monarch (Priest) on May 08, 2006 at 16:18 UTC
      Well, you could try voting for paco!
        Brilliant.. lodging vote now!
Re: My favorite monk is
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on May 08, 2006 at 17:28 UTC

    This reminds me of the elections in former socialist countries. If you went to the polls in East Germany before 1989, you had only one piece of paper with one list of pre-elected candidates on it, which you were supposed to put in the ballot box, thereby voting for those candidates.

Re: My favorite monk is
by ikegami (Pope) on May 08, 2006 at 18:04 UTC
    I think the vote is rigged. The results say 145 votes have been placed, but the breakdown only accounts for 144 of them.
      Somebody (paco, Ovid? :) needs to learn mo' betta Perl. :))) :D

      ps GOOD ONE, hehehe! :D

      Don Wilde
      "There's more than one level to any answer."
Re: My favorite monk is
by mikeock (Hermit) on May 08, 2006 at 18:33 UTC
    Awesome!
Re: My favorite monk is
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 08, 2006 at 19:15 UTC
    What, no "Thelonious" option? Okay, that may be cliche, but how about "Art Monk" if you want something a little less obvious?

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

        Wait...this is limited to voting for Perlmonks?

        No wonder Thomas Merton wasn't on the list!

        emc

        "Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
        —G. Steele
Re: My favorite monk is
by lorn (Monk) on May 08, 2006 at 19:45 UTC

    My vote go to the vroom, because <joke>always i lost my password, him send to me again</joke> :P

    Lorn
    -http://lornlab.no-ip.com-
    -www.slackwarezine.com.br-

Re: My favorite monk is
by swampyankee (Parson) on May 08, 2006 at 21:20 UTC

    Being a sensible dweller in a cubicle, I really wanted to vote for vroom, because he is the one in charge the asylum monastary, kudra, because she's on her way to world domination or planetscape, because I'd rather not end up being lunch (even if blue_cowdawg is cooking).

    emc

    "Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
    —G. Steele
Re: My favorite monk is
by pajout (Curate) on May 09, 2006 at 07:44 UTC
    Yes :>), I'v remembered the political ellection in our totality in past, very similar principle.
Re: My favorite monk is
by kingofking (Acolyte) on May 09, 2006 at 09:17 UTC

    I voted for 'Ovid', but the vote gone to 'paco' ...Oops... how this can happen?

    'Davido' is my favourite monk... but, i dont see his name in the list.

    :(
    Frank

Re: My favorite monk is
by SirBones (Friar) on May 09, 2006 at 17:44 UTC
    Adrian.

    "This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: Fearless and inventive." --J.T. Hutt
Re: My favorite monk is
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on May 09, 2006 at 22:44 UTC
    Forget Paco. I want to...

        VOTE
         FOR 
        PEDRO
    

    --DrWhy

    "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

Re: My favorite monk is
by ciderpunx (Vicar) on May 10, 2006 at 13:16 UTC

      Well technically you are a Hermit :) OTOH since you are a hermit it's OK because there is probably no-one around to notice :-)

      --
      Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: My favorite monk is
by spiritway (Vicar) on May 10, 2006 at 17:06 UTC

    Makes me feel right at home... Vote early and often. I voted for Paco anyway.

Re: My favorite monk is
by wolfger (Deacon) on May 11, 2006 at 08:25 UTC
Re: My favorite monk is
by spiritway (Vicar) on May 11, 2006 at 13:18 UTC

    Hmm... I just noticed that my name didn't appear on the list. I can't imagine how that oversight occurred, but I'm sure it will be remedied quickly...

      spiritway++, excellent!

      But surely "We are all Sparatacus paco"? :-)

Re: My favorite monk is
by BaldPenguin (Friar) on May 12, 2006 at 05:04 UTC
    Not fair, I voted for paco and my vote went to tye. (No offense tye, i just have simple allegiances)

    Don
    WHITEPAGES.COM | INC
    Everything I've learned in life can be summed up in a small perl script!
Re: My favorite monk is
by spiritway (Vicar) on May 14, 2006 at 23:34 UTC

    There is a vote missing. A recount will be necessary.

      Paco voted for himself, and it was disallowed.
Re: My favorite monk is
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 22, 2006 at 14:37 UTC

    is 's are ... those that can still be bothered to take a part in the primary activity of this place.

Re: My favorite monk is
by Tosco (Novice) on Apr 30, 2007 at 10:44 UTC
    NodeReaper !

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