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My last post on PerlMonks ...

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jul 24, 2018 at 04:11 UTC ( #1219153=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Many of you have longed for it ... now you have it.   My 4,624th post since Oct 29, 2007, and my very last.   Yes, I just can’t take it anymore.   You will never again hear from me – no, not even “anonymously.”

When I first joined this community, eleven years ago, it was vibrant and active and eager to respond to questions from “the very-humblest Monk.”   Of course it was contentious, even then, but like the language itself this web-site appeared to stand above its competition.   (In retrospect, I suppose that this was simply because, at the time, it didn’t have much competition.)

So, what remnants are we left with today?   Frankly, I don’t want to look (back).   Technical questions that don’t actually get answered ... proffered answers that get deleted(!) due to internecine politics ... newbies who apologize for having bothered ... “how to post a question more effectively?”

Yes, after eleven years here, I have had enough.   (And, P.S.:   I really don’t give a damn anymore whether you ‘allow’ this topic to see the light of day, or not.   Do feel free to bury it with the rest of your garbage.)

Good day to you all.

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Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by marto (Archbishop) on Jul 24, 2018 at 05:31 UTC

    "Technical questions that don’t actually get answered"

    This is describes most of your posts.

    "proffered answers that get deleted(!) due to internecine politic"

    No they don't.

    "newbies who apologize for having bothered"

    Where as you have told people you'd “I’d kick your a*s right down the river and order you to rewrite it immediately.” for having contributed something "clever", despite the fact that you yourself don't know how comments work in perl.

    It'll come as no surprise to anyone that you've posted again with the expectations that others should do as you say and not as you do. Always blame everyone else, when you're the worst user this site has ever had. Everything you complain about, you're the worst offender.

      you're the worst user this site has ever had

      I'm not sure I'd go that far. We've had some real stinkers in the past. People who not only had shaky technical chops, but who actively, aggressively sought to sow discord and havoc in the monastery. I'm not going to name names, for what I hope are obvious reasons.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Jul 24, 2018 at 12:18 UTC

    Decorum suggests I don’t tear your post apart and marto hit the highlights; but did leave plenty of meat on the bone.

    You probably think you’re doing us a favor, but the one you’re really helping is yourself. If you can reframe it in your mind to know that, instead of blame others, you’ll have an easier time.

    (Update: fixed typo / extra word.)

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by Perlbotics (Chancellor) on Jul 24, 2018 at 22:32 UTC

    Both camps seem to lose some dead weight today. Instead of a farewell speech, I think this poem contains some appropriate lines (highlight wisely).

    Steps

    As every blossom is doomed to decay, and youth
    gives way to the old age, every stage of life,
    every wisdom, every virtue has its prime
    in due course and must not last forever.
    At each call of life the heart needs to be
    prepared to take farewell and to restart,
    with fortitude and without grief,
    daring new and different bonds.
    And magic dwells in each beginning
    to shelter us, to help us to live on.

    We shall move from room through room all cheerfully
    and cling to none as to a home.
    This world’s spirit has no wish to chain or to constrain –
    but to raise us higher, step by step, all widening.
    Scarce are we endemic to a sphere of life,
    accustomed to convenience, we slacken.
    Only he who is ready and aiming for departure and travels
    will free himself, unravel habituation, laming.

    The hour of death might even
    sent us emergent to new spheres.
    Life’s call on us will never cease…
    now then, oh heart, take leave and heal.
    Poem by Hermann Hesse translated from the original source by some gifted person on the Internet.

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 24, 2018 at 09:10 UTC

    Don't tease.

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by LanX (Archbishop) on Jul 24, 2018 at 07:25 UTC
Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by hippo (Canon) on Jul 24, 2018 at 13:17 UTC

    Cool flounce, bro.

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by thomas895 (Chaplain) on Jul 24, 2018 at 15:26 UTC

    See you next year!

    -Thomas
    "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."
Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by Gavin (Bishop) on Jul 24, 2018 at 16:48 UTC
    That's one I'll ++ for a change!
Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by kcott (Bishop) on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:39 UTC

    Hurrah(!)™     Celebratory “mead”® —«is being»served ...in...the... © ‘refectory’.     [¿hic?]

    — Ken

        I do remember that extended period where it seemed like he was gone for good; and inwardly groaning when he reappeared. In the event that happens again, there's plenty more mead for drowning one's sorrows; however, that would be a more sombre affair, not festooned in a jubilant overabundance of pointless textual adornments.

        — Ken

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Jul 24, 2018 at 20:27 UTC

    Make it so! Hit the road Jack.

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 24, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
    Are there any non-sock puppets left at this site anyway?

      Is that you, El Jeffa? If so, your Perl posts are generally excellent and I’m glad you’re still around for that. And we’ll just leave it at that. :P

        I'm wondering ... if all sock puppets here started a revolution, would they begin by guillotining hands?

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re: My last post on PerlMonks ...
by TheloniusMonk (Sexton) on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
    The dilemma of the excessively intelligent person is always to expect to be misunderstood, ridiculed, put in the stocks and plastered with rotten food, forced to watch tv, forced to use Windows -- oh dear, now I am getting carried away -- and then to have to decide whose fault is it, yours or theirs?

    I believe that the acid test is that if you explain your position carefully in words chosen for the intended audience you might get better results. But if you still get bad results - you are either wrong or need to understand other people more. And if you didn't even take that step, then this is a third possible way it's your mistake and probably the most likely in this case.

    Updated: And of course there's nothing wrong with some people disagreeing with you - fact of life!

      Hi TheloniusMonk , did you used to be sundialsvc4?

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