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  • is that you have to already be a part of the community, so that you know the proper tone to strike to get help. Otherwise, your chances of doing so cold, at a point when you're already frustrated, are pretty slim.

    On the one hand, it makes perfect community sense: rite of passage, yada yada. On the other hand, it's pretty appalling behavior for anyone out of junior high.

    Not sure what to think. I guess if the community is strengthened by driving off all but the most determined/thick-skinned newbies, it's a go

    • It's not you have to be part of a community it's that you have to help others to help you.

      At no point did he do that, he didn't double check when he followed instructions (despite clearly not understanding either the instructions or the tools), he didn't give an example of what he was doing, failed to give any useful information, and made the fatal error of being certain that a presumably well tested and widely used piece of software is broken rather than something he did or bad input.

      The guy was out of his


      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;