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I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Oct 18, 2008 at 11:02 UTC ( #717927=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...

I want to learn about Perl
[bar] 181/40%
I like to teach people about Perl
[bar] 21/5%
I found a case of the most excellent red in the cellar, and I ain't leaving till it's empty (hic!)
[bar] 20/4%
I'm a member of the Illuminati, and I know where you live!
[bar] 26/6%
It's a great pick-up joint
[bar] 17/4%
I haven't got my pony yet!
[bar] 33/7%
I dropped my car keys somewhere and I can't find them
[bar] 19/4%
I'm addicted to the ChatterBox
[bar] 11/2%
I've become an XP whore
[bar] 51/11%
I'm waiting for paco's next question
[bar] 50/11%
Other
[bar] 25/6%
454 total votes
Comment on I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by JavaFan (Canon) on Oct 18, 2008 at 11:13 UTC
    They promised free refreshments, and I'm still waiting...
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Gavin (Canon) on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:08 UTC

    It's become part of my life.

    I've learned so much more than just Perl and have become part of a community of similarly open minded people (for the most part) who are prepared to listen to different points of view without prejudice.

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Oct 18, 2008 at 13:01 UTC
    ...its the only place I can go to make the voices stop...
      That would be me, I AM the voices.

      The voices are only a problem if they start to argue.

      @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by punch_card_don (Curate) on Oct 18, 2008 at 15:06 UTC
    ...the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. And I'm determined not to leave here feeling stupider than when I arrived. It's a vicious cycle.




    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Lawliet (Curate) on Oct 18, 2008 at 15:27 UTC

    The XP quips. Definitely.

    I'm so adjective, I verb nouns!

    chomp; # nom nom nom

      now I stay because...

      The XP quips. Definitely.

      Oh no, it doesn't!


      This signature will be ready by Christmas
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by syphilis (Canon) on Oct 19, 2008 at 04:02 UTC
    ... I hit the "submit" button, and I'm still waiting for the page to reload.

    Cheers,
    Rob
      hIC! :) d'ah!
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Tux (Monsignor) on Oct 19, 2008 at 07:10 UTC

    I stay for the same reason I joined: To hear about bugs in my modules that should be fixed, and to inform the community as wide as possible about the fixes

    Meanwhile I also reply in the CB about quick questions


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by apl (Monsignor) on Oct 19, 2008 at 11:36 UTC
    It's the Polls...
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 19, 2008 at 13:02 UTC
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by gok8000 (Scribe) on Oct 19, 2008 at 21:36 UTC

    It's a good question ... but here I almost always have a good time.

    Cheers!

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by traveler (Parson) on Oct 19, 2008 at 22:43 UTC
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by doran (Deacon) on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:09 UTC
    I'm still bitter about the XP changes and won't leave until I regain my former level.
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 20, 2008 at 09:27 UTC
    It prevents explosions :) Keeps brains intact
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by gregor42 (Parson) on Oct 20, 2008 at 13:12 UTC
    I did it all for the Cookie...


    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!

      What about the cake? The melodious computer voice told me there was going to be cake?

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by eighty-one (Friar) on Oct 20, 2008 at 14:22 UTC

    When I was starting out with Perl I realized that often when I Googled a question I had, the best answer would come from here.

    I joined in hopes that I could contribute back and maybe offer assistance to others getting started with Perl. But since I've created my account and started keeping an eye on the posts, I've realized that I still have a lot to learn.

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Oct 20, 2008 at 15:43 UTC
    I found a case of the most excellent red in the cellar, and I ain't leaving till it's empty (hic!)

    ...and by "it", I mean "the entire cellar".

      ROTFL

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by regexes (Hermit) on Oct 21, 2008 at 07:04 UTC
    I joined because one can receive *competent* answers.

    I've stayed because I hope to give something back to the community.

    regexes

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by svenXY (Deacon) on Oct 21, 2008 at 08:26 UTC
    1, 0 & 8 - in that order
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by ndnalibi (Acolyte) on Oct 21, 2008 at 19:35 UTC
    FREE HAT! FREE HAT! FREE HAT!
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain) on Oct 22, 2008 at 01:37 UTC
    XP Whore. of course!!!! ;););)

    I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by ady (Deacon) on Oct 22, 2008 at 05:15 UTC
    Fast and very qualified response to any Perl (and general program) related questions i've had.

    A high competence level in computer science, leading to ground breaking new developments and inspiring meditations; Again sparking cool uses of techniques in my own pet projects, be that Perl, C#, LISP - and whatever.

    Thanks guys !
    allan
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by missingthepoint (Friar) on Oct 22, 2008 at 14:03 UTC
    I want to learn about Perl

    I'm well aware my Perl prowess is at the lower end of the mastery continuum. I'd like that to change, which is why I'm here:

        To follow the path:
        look to the master,
        follow the master,
        walk with the master,
        see through the master,
        become the master.
    

    ... or something like that :)


    Indicators of geekdom:
    • You get a kick out of finishing sentences with domain names, because of the syntactic overlap of certain written languages and DNS notation.
    • You understood the previous sentence.
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by koolgirl (Hermit) on Oct 23, 2008 at 05:57 UTC

    It is so incredibly refreshing to discover an entire community of people in pursuit of the same knowledge you've dedicated yourself to finding. Not only have I gained the knowledge of the dozens of links, sites, FAQ'S and documentations to help me with my studies, but I've also been able to participate in the perl community, which as a general rule, reciprocal interaction is a much more intense, beneficial learning experience, than reading, or some other form of one-sided discovery.

    I think it is an incredible experience to have the opportunity to seek guidance from those who have been where you are, are where you're going and willing to discuss both their journey and their knowledge with those on the path presently. This is a wonderful place to be a part of. PerlMonks has helped me tremendously and continues to do so. I've also picked up a few friends along the way, which is a very nice bonus :D I know I don't quite fit into the "norm" of hacker culture, but the Monastery has accepted me nonetheless :D (even though it was a bit awkward at first;).

    Bottom line, I personally believe I am quite fortunate to have the benefit of learning with the aid of the Monastery. Thanks Monks :D

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by chexmix (Hermit) on Oct 23, 2008 at 17:30 UTC
    It's a "sticky" web site! It's so sticky I can't leave! I have to eat, sleep and other stuff from right where I am right now! I have become a Hikikimori of Perlmonks! But it's okay!
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by rowdog (Curate) on Oct 25, 2008 at 22:24 UTC

    ... my parole was denied and I haven't finished the tunnel yet. Can I borrow your spoon?

Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by marcussen (Pilgrim) on Oct 27, 2008 at 02:34 UTC

    I just can't find the door

    Confucius says kill mosquito unless cannon
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by Discipulus (Deacon) on Oct 27, 2008 at 09:32 UTC
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by marto (Chancellor) on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:16 UTC
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Oct 28, 2008 at 20:45 UTC

    paco has some 'splaining to do...

    meh.
Re: I joined PerlMonks because I wanted to learn about Perl, but now I stay because...
by zerogeek (Monk) on Oct 30, 2008 at 12:08 UTC
    Pick-up joint!?!?
    You mean girls?!
    Here???
    nobody said I had to look good to join....

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