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Re: A thought-provoking external article about abusive web-sites

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 24, 2015 at 14:54 UTC ( #1145848=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A thought-provoking external article about abusive web-sites

"I do think that it has become an abusive place"

You are correct. The Internet has long been a place where many abuse, and many are abused. The problem that you habitually demonstrate is a lack of willingness to recognize your own abuses. You have become a target because you have subjected us to your abuses for so long, and with such fervor..

You abuse us almost daily with mind-numbing opinion posts, overly cluttered with formatting and wordiness, light on code, light on facts, and often with glaring errors. Many "Perl newbies" abuse us daily with questions that demonstrate a near total lack of effort combined with a sense of entitlement to have someone who has committed tremendous effort in learning a skill do their work for them. In both cases, we are abused, and we grow impatient with the lot that is cast. Our reaction tends to be to push back. We eventually (especially in the case of a single well-known abuser) lose the patience needed to hide our contempt for being abused, and we, as individuals tired of being abused, lash out.

But there's a parity mismatch here. We can never hope to stop the endless parade of false-lazyness debris, just as we can never hope to silence chronic abusers who seem totally oblivious to all reprimand -- living in a mind's-world where they are the only one in the right and everyone else is the problem.

I could ask that you stop your abusive behavior, but it would serve no purpose.

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