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Re: Last time I strayed away from proper monk behaviour, I ...

by gregor42 (Parson)
on Aug 03, 2009 at 17:59 UTC ( [id://785517]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Perhaps it would help if there was an authoritative definition of "proper monk behaviour"?

"There aren't evil guys and innocent guys. It's just... It's just... It's just a bunch of guys." - Steve Arlo, Zero Effect

Perhaps there is a test that can be applied to any action that will determine how "proper" it is? Ask the questions - "Am I doing something that is helpful to another person trying to use perl? Did I at least intend to help?"

But then there is the matter of jokes. I think jokes and pop-culture references are inherently monk-like behavior & I would call them proper.

Lulz on the other hand can take on that Andy Kaufman quality** - where they might only be funny to the perpetrator. That borders on behavior more befitting of a Troll.

We would like to think that Monks and Trolls are mutually exclusive camps. I repeat, we would like to think that... But then again comments like that are like chumming for flames, so my last transgression was apparently this sentence.

** - mind you I truly love Andy's work. Sadly however it could be argued that since the mainstream audience wasn't "in on the joke" much of the time, he had a hard time of it, especially at the end.

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