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  • Perlmonks is a tribe. I am not ashamed of that, because admission to this particular tribe is freely granted, and explusion requires a demonstrated systematic blatent disregard for sense and sensibility, and unwillingness to just "get" what the tribe is about.

    Wassercrats got expelled.

    At some point, the tribe members had had enough. There's no formal mechanism for excommunication, as there is with some tribes, so the closest thing is to provide appropriate XP voting and followups, especially linking to

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • I went back and forth on it, and finally decided that a comment this interesting really required a reply - so at the risk of appearing to merely be trying to get the last word ;-) (which isn't the reality) ...

      It's a reasonable notion and certainly intelligently put forth: that (paraphr) "Perlmonks is a tribe and the tribe expelled Wassercrats". After thinking about the proposal for a bit I realized with a bit of a start that I sensed ESR (Eric Raymond, for those readers who aren't Merlyn, etc) ... not tha

      • I'm more happy if Perlmonks isn't a tribe and doesn't become one.
        Then be unhappy. I think your denial of this point is what causes your grief about the results.

        I'm very clear that monks, like many other parts of the Perl community, and to a lesser extent, the Perl community as a whole, exhibits all the symptoms of classical tribalism.

        To not understand that, and worse, to deny that, leads to disappointment.

        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge
      • Says Intrepid: "There's a bit of real illness going on over at Perlmonks"

        Yeah. It's you. Wake up and smell your own hypocrisy.

  • I was unaware of being haunted, other than by the ghost of Perl6 Future.
  • There were a few people who defended me on the message board, and Chatterbox wasn't as big a problem as you describe. I wasn't exactly expelled. Someone "considered" one of my posts in violation of the guidelines, and some monks who just barely were able to vote on it voted to "reap" it. Most of the higher monks recognized the injustice, and there was even a suggestion to repost my reaped post. A new rule was created to help prevent such unjust reaping in the future. I still said I was leaving. Then I was a

  • Ya know ... i had really mostly forgotten about Wassercrats until you posted a link to this rant in the Perlmonk's chatterbox today. It really is no surprise that his memory lingers when folks like you continue to keep that memory alive.

    It really wouldn't surprise me in the least to discover that YOU are really Wassercrats, Intrepid. You both have a very hard time fitting in with large groups of people.

  • First this post and then the person who is the subject appears.

    I missed the original fight; however, I took part in the so called "Ghost" appearence.

    Arrogance for all your talk is simply a matter of perception.

    The ghost hid behind the guest id and posted material he would not back up. When challenged he (or could I say you?) would simply ignore it as being biased towards O'Reilly, the Perlmonks tribe, or Merlyn.

    It's rather simplistic to suggest there is the pathological addiction to attack people b

  • Wassercrats failings were no different in kind from those of many other Perlmonks; they only differed in the degree to which they were flagrantly expressed.

    At least we have found the only flawed humans on Earth; they all frequent Perlmonks, and felt a sick glee when Wassercrats left!

    Which isn't to say I didn't feel it -- I did -- but I didn't feel great about feeling that sick glee. I didn't. I felt bad about the fact that Wassercrats seems to have categorized some significant concepts under headings l


    You are what you think.
  • ""Wassercrats" left Perlmonks in a cloud of acrimony and a stench of bitterness."

    I just wanted to remind you that if you don't like Perlmonks, you are more than welcome to do the same. :)

    Does this count as an apology? Because that's about the only apology i have for the likes of you, troll.

  • On your homenode at Perlmonks, you mention "In plain language: Don't expect to act like a <expletive> in the cb and have it just magically disappear."

    Did it ever occur to you that you tend to do this more often than really anybody else?

    Also, you were borged from the CB on 2006-06-14 19:43:23 UTC, yet you haven't updated your borg blog. Is this because you have no one to blame this time but yourself? I mean, let's face, you never have anyone to legitimately blame but yourself for your own irrespons