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Re: The First Ten Perl Monks

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop)
on Mar 16, 2021 at 00:59 UTC ( #11129729=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The First Ten Perl Monks

Let's continue. :)

Users who arrived shortly after monk number 10 in the root node (cinder_bdt):

  • BBQ - user since: Dec 24, 1999 at 00:09 UTC; last here: Apr 07, 2009; Experience: 2767 (update: 2899); 389 posts. The third non-insider Perl monk and the second international Perl monk (BBQ was residing in Brazil back then, later moving to San Francisco). A Perl Monks pioneer hero.
  • nathang - user since: Dec 24, 1999 at 00:45 UTC, last here: Feb 18, 2000; Experience: 0; 0 posts.
  • rob_from_ca - user since: Dec 24, 1999 at 00:51 UTC, last here: Dec 28, 1999; Experience: 0; 0 posts.
  • jdube - user since: Dec 24, 1999 at 09:11 UTC, last here: May 12, 2000; Experience: 12; 0 posts.
  • rask22 - user since: Dec 24, 1999 at 10:46 UTC, last here: Jan 30, 2000; Experience: 7; 3 posts.

The standout pioneer non-insider Perl Monk is BBQ. Hailing from Brazil (making him the second international Perl monk, after yiango from Cyprus), he was by far the most active of these intrepid early explorers, selflessly spending most of his Christmas holidays in 1999 livening up this place. He stayed on for a further ten years. Accordingly, I feel he thoroughly deserves to be made a saint. Heartbreakingly, he is just 233 (update:101 now) shy of the 3000 XP required for Saints in our Book ... yet if enough of us continue to upvote some of his classic old nodes, he may finally reach the 3000 XP required for the sainthood he so richly deserves. (Update: especially deserved because XP wasn't a part of the site from the start - as pointed out by another pioneer, chromatic).

Some historic BBQ posts:

In another fascinating piece of early PM history, BBQ cautioned newbie trigger to be less trigger-happy:

  • RE: RE: Re: Static news system: "whoa! chill dude! you're posting several replies to your own posts! (and you managed to cut off your own question) :o)
  • ... to which, a confused trigger (the anonymonk making this reply) responds: "im new to this site, and i was surprised when my replies didn't come up, and it doesn't give a post confirmation and stuff...so i kept trying to post, and at first im not even sure if i was replying or starting a new....it got weird".

The resourceful BBQ then made an astonishing save, somehow managing to work around an early PM bug to salvage newbie trigger's lost original question from history (Re: Static news system: "the poster managed to mangle his own post, but I backed up the history enough to salvage the original question below in italics..."). Heroic!

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