I would appreciate knowing what I did wrong in node 1154837.

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Re: Why the down votes?
by Corion (Pope) on Feb 12, 2016 at 13:08 UTC

    What use is your "please hold the line" message?

      I noticed the OP had been "on hold" (with no music playing) for about a day (with lots of activity on other questions) and thought it would help to reassure him or her that help would come. My response was done in what I thought was part of the spirit of the Perl community.

        In my opinion, a private message would have been just as well. I don't find such messages to be helpful, especially if you actually have no information whether help will be forthcoming or not.