I'm sure you will all join me in congratulating Merlyn in reaching 10000xp today...Just think what would have happened if Vroom hadn't awarded himself that little "bonus"...

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Re: Gratz Merlyn!
by footpad (Abbot) on Feb 27, 2001 at 21:52 UTC
    I voted this up, because I happen to agree with the sentiment. However, the initial downvotes may reflect the fact that he's recently reminded us that he's here for the community. They may also reflect a certain amount of personality voting. Who knows? Since (as of this writing) no one's seen fit to explain their downvote in a reply, you can only guess and, as someone reminded us in the CB yesterday afternoon, there are better ways to spend your time.

    To my mind, your heart's in the right place. Don't sweat the down votes.


Re: Gratz Merlyn!
by unixwzrd (Beadle) on Feb 28, 2001 at 08:38 UTC
    I for one have followed Perl for quite a while now, perhaps for 12 years or so. I have seen merlyn's posts on Usenet back before anyone knew there was an "Internet". I have learned a great deal from him, read just about everything I can get my hands on that he's published because I always learn something no matter how small.

    I think there are cases where XP's don't matter and reputations stand for themselves. People may not always agree on style, but that's a matter of taste and not merrit. Given all that merlyn has contributed to the "legitimizing" of Perl, as well as many others too numerous to name. He's also always, I've found, always willing to help. We're all busy, but somehow he sees away to find the time to post.


    Mike -

    "The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen... and stupidity."
    Harlan Ellison