in reply to Re: The First Ten Perl Monks
in thread The First Ten Perl Monks

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 :)

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Re^3: The First Ten Perl Monks (evidence)
by tye (Sage) on Nov 17, 2014 at 18:33 UTC

    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 shows that the award was retracted.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