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Re^3: My computer broked down after perl install

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Mar 25, 2003 at 01:28 UTC ( #245582=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: My computer broked down after perl install
in thread My computer broked down after perl install

How do you know he's not really 12?
Maybe because he says so right there in the root node? If you're gonna get all offended and --, at least pay some attention.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re: Re^3: My computer broked down after perl install
by ibanix (Hermit) on Mar 25, 2003 at 01:33 UTC
    Maybe YOU should read?

    Hi I'm only 12


    $ echo '$0 & $0 &' > foo; chmod a+x foo; foo;
      Ah, that way around. Momentary brain lapse, sorry. What's will all the hot temper anyway?

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        I'm not angry about this.

        It seems 'correct' PerlMonks behavior to:
        * Explain why you're downvoting a node, rather than just downvoting it

        * Be polite, helpful, and encouraging to others

        This could certainly be a troll. But the original poster hasn't tried to bash perl, or perlmonks, or start a holy war, or anything else, and his followup posts are certainly not troll-inspired. In his last post he even tries to feel sorry for all the trouble.

        So, I don't understand all the negative reaction to my explaining why I'm downvoting nodes that seem to be impolite or rude to the original poster.

        Should I just beat on young kids who don't know better? Is that correct behavior? Yes, I'm asking this in a hyperbolic way, but I'm also a bit serious.

        If anyone thinks this is original post is a troll, leave it alone. Isn't that what trolls want -- attention? Why are you feeding them then?

        Isn't the best thing to do, give a polite and serious response? Or have I been greatly misled?

        Is it bad form to reply and say why I downvoted a node? This seems to have gotten a number of people angry.


        $ echo '$0 & $0 &' > foo; chmod a+x foo; foo;

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