I suspect that if any of the following in that post wasn't true:
in reply to Re (tilly) 2: I think Casey West is right
in thread I think Casey West is right
then it probably wouldn't have been reaped.
- AM post
- Way too brief, no sign of a background to the question or the questioner, borderline "do my homework" feel since the possible answers could probably fill a book
- Not directly Perl
Personally, I don't think it should've been reaped, but I'm not very surprised that it happened. I suspect that for most people, AM doesn't itself automatically bring out a negative attitude, but does make them wonder a little more consciously about the validity of the post. And like Nysus, I think that's legit, and it's not the same as automatically feeling contempt towards any AM post.
That said, if you detect a general creeping change in the attitudes here to dismiss AMs off-hand, that's a good trend to halt. I like to think of AMs as potential future monks. People who are shy either from disposition or from just having discovered the Monastery, and who have not yet completely developed good web-board 'social skills', and so I try to give them some benefit of the doubt.
Here's a thought: Maybe AM posts in SOPW should be rechristened as coming from "Humble Petitioner". AM immediately brings to mind "Anonymous Coward", and the association is almost entirely negative.