in reply to Anonymous Monk's Logging

Would an IP help that much? I'm not sure it would. If it could log the host, maybe, so it would be easy to identify even anonymous monks, but IPs are hard to recognize. I'm afraid I don't have a solution beyond eliminating anonymous posting altogether, and whether that should be done or not I won't say. I've thought about this at length before, and written about it even for some other sites; I don't particularly want to go into that now.

I don't care what the Anonymous Monk said about my code. I was bored and wrote that and thought it had some value, but in that person's opinion it didn't. Too bad they couldn't have been a little nicer about it :)

I think we can all handle an occasional troll here and there, but if such things become common, I really hope we can come up with something to keep this from becoming another slashdot.

Just my thoughts on the subject.


Replies are listed 'Best First'.
RE: RE: Anonymous Monk's Logging
by BBQ (Deacon) on May 08, 2000 at 04:33 UTC
    Man, I'm glad you can keep such a good attitude about the post. I know I was really pissed when I saw it, but maybe I just get carried away too much.

    I've had very irritating experiences reading /., chatting on irc, playing qw (with cheaters on the server), etc, and I just don't want that kind of stuff to come over to perlmonks. Ever since this site went up I've felt as if it where a haven. Not really underground but a strong community center. I just don't want to see it spoiled.

    At any rate, congratulations on the attitude! I'm going to shut-up now. :o)

      Yeah having to put up with people like that my entire life helps. An individual is not what you want to be where I grew up. Anyway, I know what you're saying. I hope we can keep this place sane as it grows.

      PS. Thanks for the defense, but ya think you went a little overboard on the compliments? Maybe I was born knowing perl, but I've never even seen a line of ADA in my life ;)


        Err... I was being sarcastic towards the Anonymous Monk! What I meant to say was that someone who can be such a bitch must have been born a "Mr. Knowitall". :o) I'll edit the post so that it's more understandable...

        (I've never seen a line of ADA in my life either, but I've heard its pretty cool)