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in reply to Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1

The root node should not have been reaped. I don't think it qualified as "blatant trolls (egregiously offensive)" as required by What is consideration?.

But there's much to criticize about it without even weighing the merit of the contents; it's composed of partially of Meditation-type material, partially of PMD, and partially off topic. If it had stuck to the first and those who replied had also (also applicable, perhaps even more so, to Volume 0 Number 0), it could have been a reasonably interesting discussion. The blame for this not happening lays with more than just Wassercrats.

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Re^2: Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 07, 2004 at 15:10 UTC
    “…has been a resounding success… there have been 91 replies”
    “…there have been a few detractors. They're dumb."

    Maybe not egregiously offensive, but it is blatantly trolling. His only concern is the number of responses his posts get, and he doesn’t care about the content of the responses or providing a meaningful reply to them.

Re^2: Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 06, 2004 at 23:06 UTC

    It sure wasn't a blatant troll; that's what makes Wassercrats so effective. And maybe if people could be trusted to stop responding to him (and I'm not saying this from the high horse; I caved a few times myself), then the root node could have stood. Judging from the way the previous installment went, that was less than expectable. Do you honestly believe that letting the same thread unfold again would have provided anything valuable for the archives?

    There is a time for everything. There is a time to be patient and to mentor, and a long time it is, and there is a time to make judgements.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Do you honestly believe that letting the same thread unfold again would have provided anything valuable for the archives?
      You didn't stop it by reaping. If that had any effect it was to encourage Wassercrats to leave the monestary; I would rather see a flood of trollish posts than have reaping used for that kind of purpose.