But why is it so difficult to participate in almost any discussion on efnet #perl without getting flamed or kick/banned?
Although this may seem to fulfil the original questions in this thread, it is well known (at least on DALnet, where I started on IRC) that lzh from efnet #perl is a, well, to put it kindly, he's a bofh. I am permanently banned from the channel for talking to him at 3am when he was ranting about stuff to nobody in particular. I guess I interrupted the fella. Don't take it personal being banned on efnet #perl.
Laziness, Impatience, Hubris, and Generosity.