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PerlMonks date screw-up

by Fingo (Monk)
on Apr 13, 2001 at 00:54 UTC ( #72185=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm confused. I was browsing through the Perl Monks Statistical Page (I also did some research on PerlMonks itself), and I discovered a very interesting thing: Vroom was the first registered user (obviously), and he regestered on November 12 1999. His first post was posted on October 14, 1999. How does this work. Also according to the date, he was asking the question to a community with no members, only to be anwsered by root! What am I missing?

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Re: PerlMonks date screw-up
by arhuman (Vicar) on Apr 13, 2001 at 01:45 UTC

    You pointed something that I've been suspecting for a long time...
    The fact that vroom and beatnik have the same birth date,
    has always been more than a coincidence for me...
    So I studied the 'so called' beatnik interestingly enough his homenode is the 5993
    which when you add 666 gives 6659.
    The node 6659 is only a chromatic's post would you say...
    But did you notice the link to bless a node which would have been posted by 'gods'
    (at least it's what they're trying to make us believe...)
    'bless', 'gods'...that put me on the path...there was something with our 'saints'.
    I fisrt suspected Merlyn
    (a sysadmin worying about security should never be trusted to my mind),
    but as I saw no references to 'perl WT columns' in all the elements I already had,
    I began to think I was on a wrong track.
    Here is where I am know, still looking for the answer,
    may be tilly knows something (hey this guy seems to know everything...)
    Maybe ovid or tye or another of our saints, may be all of them...
    I don't know what's going on here,
    But I know you're right there's something strange...

    "Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)
      *whahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha* Sorry, couldn't help it... should I be worried now?? :)))

      ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: PerlMonks date screw-up
by PsychoSpunk (Hermit) on Apr 13, 2001 at 01:13 UTC
    You're missing the link at the bottom of this page.

    Seriously, root exists from the minute you install Everything, so accordingly root would exist even before vroom.

    Also, I would conclude that this means that vroom probably was engaged in some testing before perlmonks was live on the web. So, a corollary to my guess is that the user table was cleared out before the site became live. Why did that post survive? That's a question for Fearless Leader.


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