Not to sound defensive , but I have to disagree. Upon reflection, I might have put an OT since it technically wasn't a question about the site as much about it's users.
Considering such recent philosophical queries as How do I know what I 'know' is right?, or even deeper discussions such as OT: Favorite notebooks and pens....even way out there So, Netscape is dead?...I didn't think I was getting too far out of box in wondering if the monks here, like those in the religous orders of old, brewed beer.
I am not trying to rant, normally I would just /msg the person disagreeing with me, but since they posted anonymously I answered them here.
No hard feelings if you disagree with me, we can still go out and have a beer ;-)
" we have policy..."
Err, since when was Anonymous Monk a member of the community? If you're a member of the community, why not log in and then claim to represent everyone here instead?
Hi, different Anonymous Monk here.
Just thought I'd post to point out the obviously contradicting opinions of the Perlmonks community:
- Examine what is said, not who says it.
- The Anonymous Monk's opinion is worthless (unsually unstated).
Using someone's anonymity as an excuse not to evaluate their argument will not teach you anything. Maybe you should realize that registering an account isn't some great achievement that's required to have your opinion heard.
You're missing the points.
No one here can speak for the community as one.
And for somone who hasn't even taken the effort to join the community making a claim like this is doubly ridiculous!
As to your assertion that "The anonymous monk's opinion is worthless", I suggest you spend some time seeing how various people have answered their questions and voted on their replies. If the question shows they are making an effort, it gets approval. If they make a good suggestion for an answer, it gets approval.
That's one of the reasons this place works - effort is encouraged, trolls/freeloaders etc tend to meet Nodereaper and get bored.
I can only assume that you're trolling here - if you took the time to look around, you'd see how false your assertions are.
Actually, SQL questions and PHP questions are frequently answered here. Moreso SQL questions or how to set up servers ( timeouts, connections, etc. ) along with questions about Operating Systems, compiling versions of Perl, and a lot of other things... The fact that questions like this aren't met with "OFFTOPIC ALERT! GO AWAY!" is what keeps people here... Remember, Perl is a glue language. People working in Perl are going to see a lot of different other languages, and Perl programmers, I would say, have a lot more experience with multiple different platforms, systems, software, and protocols than any other programming group. Perl programmers also seem a bit classier, as a whole, and I don't think a topic of brewing beer is inappropriate at all. If you don't like it, Anonymous Monk, don't read it.
I, for one, say ++!