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Only 1 percent of the people here can see things at your level of clarity. The other 99 percent will not understand you.

I disagree with most of this statement. What information do you have that only 1% of the PM population can understand things at Merlyn's level of clarity? Did you take a poll? You cite it as if it were fact when it should be labeled more as an opinion. I don't think that Merlyn was downvoted because of a person's inability to understand what he was saying but more so to the perceived abrasive tone of his writing (short and to the point can seem like you're calling a person stupid). I have seen much improvement in Merlyn's writing (as far as his short and to the point posts, we all know he can write a great article) since I joined PM. Merlyn has gained my respect and admiration as a person that I can learn from.

I'm a little disconcerted with your wording in the final paragraph. I'm really bothered by it. It almost seems like a putdown to those whom you think can't understand. I'm wondering what that would look like to an individual who is just starting out in Perl.


In reply to Re: merlyn is fighting a fight of justice. I stand apologetic, informed and corrected by BMaximus
in thread merlyn is fighting a fight of justice. I stand apologetic, informed and corrected by princepawn

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