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Re^3: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points

by planetscape (Canon)
on Dec 13, 2010 at 20:16 UTC ( #876932=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points
in thread Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points

Thanks for the explanation.

I observe that if brian_d_foy's points were restored to the Jan 15 2008 level by godly fiat, he would then displace strat from slot 34. While not bearing strat any ill will, I hope that the contents of this thread provide adequate evidence that brian_d_foy's fall from grace was not of his own accord, and would consider restoring what is rightfully his.

HTH,

planetscape


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Re^4: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points
by LanX (Canon) on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:31 UTC
    > provide adequate evidence that brian_d_foy's fall from grace was not of his own accord, and would consider restoring what is rightfully his.

    IIRC there have been many open alternative channels for Brian to contact the admins. I think I got at least one email after the breach. (and for me it looks like a breach related leftover and not anymore like a new intrusion )

    So the question is if he doesn't care why should the gods put effort to restore his points?

    Are they supposed to nanny inactive users?

    Cheers Rolf

Re^4: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:34 UTC

    I hope that the contents of this thread provide adequate evidence that brian_d_foy's fall from grace was not of his own accord, and would consider restoring what is rightfully his
    Agreed. In the interests of fairness, I suggest 32,000. That's because brian only joined Perl Monks on June 15 2004 and was therefore accumulating XP at a velocity exceeding 6000 XP per year, based on the Wayback machine data. And since he stopped visiting only after the "hacked catastrophe of 2009" (his last node was posted on July 17 2009), foy had conservatively accumulated an extra 6000 experience points before these hard-earned points were inexplicably whittled by a mysterious XP vandal. Note that brian posted 52 nodes after his 25,989 Wayback machine level of Jan 15 2008. It seems therefore that the criminal hooligan frittered away more than 13,000 points at an XP whittle-rate of over 8000 points per year before being detected and halted.

    Luckily, there is no evidence of any vandalism of the content of brian's many fine nodes, his top three 200+ nodes being:

    On a personal note, the disrespectful actions of the XP vandal have left me feeling very sad, as I have long admired brian's superb writing and his many contributions to Perl over so many years.

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