It's far from absurd. Sure the example is stretched a little because the write brothers had everything they needed already and could simply ignore the crowd, but in the case in point not all the pieces were in place, and it took an awfully large amount of effort bashing my head against the brick wall of pseudo-religion around here to get the puzzle fragments needed to proceed. If 4 years ago someone had just mentioned to me what CODEREFS are and what /e regex modifiers do, I would not of needed to be so apparently obstinate.
Even without these things the code I had at the time significantly outperformed the nearest equivalent; CGI.pm and now armed with these things I've got what's probably one of the fastest stacks in the whole world of Perl.
If only IkeGami had been a little more helpful instead of dropping that line about leaving before he say's something unconstructive, if only I had more experience to be better able to quantify exactly what my system was about in a standardised and understandable way, I would of been able to come forth with a working system that was already efficient, and I wouldn't be in the situation where my personal details are now being used to hold me hostage. How easy would that of been?
All I wanted was to share my work and get a little bit of advice on how to use Perl's more advanced features to bring a modern level of performance to it, I wasn't looking for a cross examination or a psychological profiling, or a permanent record to be held against me by the unquestionable self appointed authorities of this place.
You probably don't understand this at all, but I HATE this place with a burning passion that will not die easily because I have been very much wronged by the people here.