The last few weeks have seen a seemingly growing number of troll messages on PerlMonks (examples of what I mean are here,here and here). They all appear to be coming from one person (all written in the same style and with basically the same content) or maybe a group of clones. I find these to be an annoyance because

None of these are terribly worrisome problems, and if they don't bother you, fine. But there are some (I believe) simple things that could be done to alleviate them and so I'm proposing to do some or all of the following.

And just to be clear on one point: I am not objecting to posts that worry about the state of Perl or posts that assert the state is a sorry one. People have a right to hold any opinion they want and to post their opinion. But I'd prefer some rational foundation to such arguments when they're given, or even just a reasonable style of posting them.

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. -- Brian W. Kernighan