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Re: Re: OT: PerlMonks Brewers

by phydeauxarff (Priest)
on Jul 21, 2003 at 21:41 UTC ( #276494=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: OT: PerlMonks Brewers
in thread OT: PerlMonks Brewers

Interesting questions as well...I think they all show a picture of life in this virtual community.

I am interested in other monks on a personal level as well as having technical discussions with them.

From what I can see in other discussions here and in the CB, I am not alone in wanting to know more about the lives of my brethren outside of #!/usr/bin/perl.

If you don't feel the same, that's cool too.

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Re: Re: Re: OT: PerlMonks Brewers
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 21, 2003 at 21:50 UTC
    we have policy not to allow totally off-topic post, we don't even cover SQL or PHP question here.. forget about how is your love life or how do you arrange your bedroom set..... to keep the site on its goal. If you think off-topic post like this should be allowed, you should consider starting a parallel form, which talks about life and sometime about perl too if required.

    Nothing agianst your topic, it's just it's out of place here. Chatterbox is fine but please don't extend it here..

      Um, no. We have a tendency to not allow such posts. If enough people like it early on, it's staying. I do agree that the root node should have had OT prepended to it, however. (update - i prepended OT to the title)


      (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
      Not to sound defensive , but I have to disagree. Upon reflection, I might have put an OT since it technically wasn't a question about the site as much about it's users.

      Considering such recent philosophical queries as How do I know what I 'know' is right?, or even deeper discussions such as OT: Favorite notebooks and pens....even way out there So, Netscape is dead?...I didn't think I was getting too far out of box in wondering if the monks here, like those in the religous orders of old, brewed beer.

      I am not trying to rant, normally I would just /msg the person disagreeing with me, but since they posted anonymously I answered them here.

      No hard feelings if you disagree with me, we can still go out and have a beer ;-)

      " we have policy..."

      Err, since when was Anonymous Monk a member of the community? If you're a member of the community, why not log in and then claim to represent everyone here instead?


      cLive ;-)

        Hi, different Anonymous Monk here.

        Just thought I'd post to point out the obviously contradicting opinions of the Perlmonks community:

        1. Examine what is said, not who says it.
        2. The Anonymous Monk's opinion is worthless (unsually unstated).

        Using someone's anonymity as an excuse not to evaluate their argument will not teach you anything. Maybe you should realize that registering an account isn't some great achievement that's required to have your opinion heard.

      Actually, SQL questions and PHP questions are frequently answered here. Moreso SQL questions or how to set up servers ( timeouts, connections, etc. ) along with questions about Operating Systems, compiling versions of Perl, and a lot of other things... The fact that questions like this aren't met with "OFFTOPIC ALERT! GO AWAY!" is what keeps people here... Remember, Perl is a glue language. People working in Perl are going to see a lot of different other languages, and Perl programmers, I would say, have a lot more experience with multiple different platforms, systems, software, and protocols than any other programming group. Perl programmers also seem a bit classier, as a whole, and I don't think a topic of brewing beer is inappropriate at all. If you don't like it, Anonymous Monk, don't read it.

      I, for one, say ++!


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