in reply to Why the down votes?

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

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Re^2: Why the down votes?
by u65 (Chaplain) on Feb 12, 2016 at 13:31 UTC

    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.

        I can't argue against such unassailable logic: I stand corrected and will henceforth follow your excellent suggestion in such circumstances. (smiley).