in reply to Re: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
in thread Perlmonks SmartPhone App

I feel like the Miami Heat in this node. Everything I say is getting dissected like a science project. All I meant by "we" is "we as a Perl Monks Community". Is this such a bad thing? Please do not take this offensively but I mean these things in the best of ways. I'm not trying to get on anyone's bad side.

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Re^3: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jul 16, 2011 at 00:50 UTC
    All I meant by "we" is "we as a Perl Monks Community". Is this such a bad thing?

    I find inappropriate pluralization infantilizing in general.

    In technical contexts, I find it most often used by people who want to tell other people what to do without doing anything themselves.

    If that's not you, great! Build such an application. I'd like to see it. You have all the permission you need: a computer and programming skills. Just about everything you see on this site or in the Perl community has come from people who built things they wanted to build. Go and do the same.

      I am sorry to say I just started Perl a month ago and have very little experience and cannot build this yet. If I could believe me I would build it. But I am just putting an idea on this site. Nothing else. I am sorry if you take this as a selfish request to get an app because trust me it isn't.
        Objective-C is a great language; in many ways it reminds me very strongly of Perl. In some ways it's simpler, in other ways harder (memory management in particular). It's also a great language to know at the moment. Just saying.

        I'm sure you're being honest about this; it's just that we get the "you know Perl, you could write this for me (free)" thing a lot and are a bit shy of it now. We do contribute to things, but each thing we contribute to spreads us thinner. Will this really fly? WIll I end up putting a lot of time into it for nothing? Will I get the credit for the work I put in?

        It's like the "title game" that musicians play sometimes late after a few beers and a long day: make up cool album and song titles. Everyone knows that it's easy to do this, but really hard to make 3, 5, 10 minutes - or an hour - of good music to match them. Anyone that says "we could do that album" would be expected to do some songwriting and playing - or is an A&R person, and will try to get all the credit without doing any of the real work...

Re^3: Perlmonks SmartPhone App (projection?)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 16, 2011 at 00:37 UTC

    Everything "we" reply seems to get interpreted so harshly. Why are you taking such offense while asking everybody else to stop taking offense?

    And this seems to be interfering with your appreciation of much of the feedback that has been offered to you.

    - tye        

      You are right. I'm sorry that I am taking so much offense. I am just trying to get my point across but I am doing so in an incorrect manor.