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Re: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

by bradcathey (Prior)
on Mar 15, 2009 at 12:33 UTC ( #750725=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?

My pet peeves:

1. patronizing salutations, e.g., "Most esteemed and learned monks..."

2. non-descriptive titles, e.g., "Need help"

3. misspelled words, e.g., "seperate"

But none of these deserve cruel and unusual punishment. After all, we do have a voting system, so even if they don't care about XP, they at least know how their question was received—or not.

—Brad
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot
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Re^2: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
by Lawliet (Curate) on Mar 15, 2009 at 14:36 UTC
    patronizing salutations

    Are you sure that they meant to be patronizing? I always thought that they were being sincere (though it does get old).

    And you didn't even know bears could type.

      I like them too, and don't think that they are patronising as a general rule.
      If they're asking for complete programs, homework solutions ... its patronizing.
Re^2: Which bad behaviour most deserves an electric shock?
by Argel (Prior) on Mar 31, 2009 at 00:03 UTC
    patronizing salutations

    PerlMonks has a motif/theme that plays off of Western (Christian) and Eastern monasteries. Is it odd then that some people play off of that theme as well? I happen to play pencil and paper role-playing games (e.g. Heroes of Rokugan which uses the Legend of the Five Rings role-playing system) so that behavior feels natural to me. I suspect actors and actresses would feel the same way.

    We even embody some of those ideals, such as being more concerned with enlightenment -- either for ourselves or helping others achieve it -- than say experience points and leveling up. See XP problem for an example.

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

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