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Re: The First Ten Perl Monks

by GrandFather (Saint)
on Nov 16, 2014 at 21:56 UTC ( #1107360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The First Ten Perl Monks

You may also be interested in The early history of Perlmonks.Argh - didn't notice the reference in OP's list

I recall seeing mention that both Vroom and merlyn received bonus XP for "services rendered". merlyn's bonus was subsequently removed after some protest from other monks. I've done some Super Searching, but can't find any evidence to back up this story so it could be, to quote herveus, "a peanut-laden steaming three-coiler".

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Re^2: The First Ten Perl Monks
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Nov 30, 2014 at 02:26 UTC


Re^2: The First Ten Perl Monks
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:17 UTC

    but can't find any evidence to back up this story

    well, IIRC, merlyn said it, vroom said it (and Corion repeated it), vroom(or Corion or ar0n) also explained how early on in the codebase someone needed to have the most XP :) ... yes, these are my recollections of the early days of 2001-2002 ... tye has a better memory :)

      I don't actually remember any details about this (just that there was an award and, quite a bit later, a reversal of it). But RE: Saints: # of writeups vs. XPs says it was 1 million and Gratz Merlyn! shows that the award was retracted.

      - tye        

Re^2: The First Ten Perl Monks
by herveus (Parson) on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:14 UTC

    One's words resurface in interesting ways...


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