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Re: A message for Anonymous Monkby Intrepid (Deacon)
|on Dec 02, 2008 at 15:55 UTC||Need Help??|
As usual, not running with the herd ...
I famously do not allow Anonymous Monk postings to intrude on my enjoyment of Perlmonks, perl2008, and haven't done so for years now. (Since 6:30pm on 7 Dec 2005, to be precise.) I find that it helps me concentrate on learning more about the endlessly intriguing tool that is Perl, and not dissipate my time and energy on worrying about whether or not to respond to barking dogs.
A poster who won't take responsibility for what they post to a public forum isn't worth your or my time to read. There are already enough known (ID'd) participants on Perlmonks who will act like ass<headgear>s in apparent ignorance of the Law of Cause and Effect ...
Another respondent to your posting wrote in this thread:
perl2008, I'm sure you must understand the concept behind posting questions in a public forum? Perhaps not, let me explain...when you post a question in a public forum, you are openly inviting all those who chose to reply, to do so. I happen to know of a secret weapon against the big bad evil "Anonymous Monk", want to know what it is? Stop posting questions and figure it out yourself.
I must disagree in part, if what is implied is that any posting to Perlmonks is an invitation to an Anonymous Coward to deface, spam or troll a discussion. Not every kind of Perlmonks posting consists of a plea for help. There are Meditations, Perl News postings, etc. which are examples of people seeking to contribute meaningful content to the site but don't imply a willingness to engage wankers in verbal combat.
I'd recommend that you and other readers tired of the cowardly noisemaking of the Anonymous Monks do what I did: go to your On-Site CSS markup in Stylesheet Settings on your Perlmonks Settings node. Add the following CSS rule to the stylesheet:
This will remove rendering of any posts by Anonymous Monk that are follow-ups to top-level postings.
It does not matter that other people will still be able to see them. What matters is your attitude and intention towards Perlmonks. Do you want to be a quitter, a loser or an egotistical dumbf*ck? Or do you want to be a serious adult with the mentality of a true Seeker of Perl Wisdom? If you want to be a True Seeker, you cannot be distracted by those who are coming from a very low state of life — a destructive, negative mentality — or you will be the loser and they, the winners. What onlookers think of you is not the point.