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  • An example and a metaphor: Why are there comments on use.perl journals? Because Perl people can't just read what other people have been up to. No, they need to jump up and have their say. They've got to yak. They need to be heard. That's the self-centered thing coming out again. Perl is full of guys in the second row. Full of them.

    What's he talking about here? I make comments on use.perl for the same reason that I write my name in the toilet water when I'm urinating - I'm bored and I don't have a life.

    • by vsergu (505) on 2002.07.29 10:35 (#11149) Journal
      I found the comment on comments a bit odd also. If anything, it seems that enabling comments on journal entries is a sign of willingness to give others a say, which hardly implies arrogance. I suppose one could argue that it's arrogant to think anyone will want to comment on your entries, but surely that line's been crossed when you decide to put up a journal in the first place.