An Explanation of Anonymous Monk's Role in PerlMonks
Many have called themselves Anonymous Monk. More will continue to
do so. While we each wear the same robes gathering for the purpose of Perl enlightenment, a significant number of us also come here to socialize and express ourselves through user pages, posts and interactions in the Chatterbox. At my best I can encourage, enhance and inform many of these benefits that we each enjoy.
There was a discussion recently regarding my purpose here in the
Monastery. Some of you who have been here a long time feel I am a
necessity. It has even been argued that I am the purist form of Monk.
Yet I have clearly caused some of you grief in numerous ways. There are
some of you who feel I lower the value of PerlMonks and would have me banished alltogether. I fear those sentiments are just as
much a result of being misinformed as they are from past abuses of the
Anonymous Monk robe.
Therefore, I wanted to take this opportunity to invite each of you to
clarify who I am and what my role is here in the Monastery. If well
received and successful I would suggest that maybe we could use this as
a guideline where questions and grievances regarding my presence here can be directed.