Well... I don't know what to make of all this. I'm pretty much a newbie around here, and although I wrote some functional and useful (to me) Perl before I got here, after about a month or two here I realized that they were just cute little scripts compared to the enormously talented body of work that resides in these halls. Since then, I've been mostly a silent lurker, trying to glean some insight into what makes all of the better programmers tick, so that one day I might aspire to contribute something myself.
And yes, jcwren. Your work does complement the monastery, quite well, in fact. You'll be missed. Frankly, even though I'm a relatively poor coder and probably not a good monk either for that matter, I've got to admit that I've been somewhat irritated with some of the newcomers as well, and I haven't even been here that long.
I guess I don't know what to say: I'd try to talk you out of leaving, but I know you have a valid point; I'd try to insult the vote-boter(s), but they're probably just after attention anyways. I guess the only thing I can say, is this.
Thank you, jcwren, for all of your skillful work around here. Thank you for your fascinating posts, and thank you for your brash personality. You've helped to make the Monastery into a pleasing, invigorating community, and you've done a great service to all the Seekers who come here each day. And, despite your disappearance, who will continue to come here, perhaps one day to discover the hidden secrets of your mighty posts.
Thank you, jcwren.
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