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  • Congrats! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Ovid (2709) on 2003.04.18 12:03 (#19274) Homepage Journal

    I know how hard it can be to come out and publically apologize about things, so I congratulate you on doing this. I've had to eat crow a few times and it's never fun.

    I think being willing to step up to the plate and take full responsibility for one's actions is a great thing. I hope others look to you as an example for this.

  • by VSarkiss (704) on 2003.04.18 16:25 (#19280) Journal

    It's great that you came up and filled in the story, and publicly declared what went wrong. But remember, good intentions are just part of it: the important part is to follow up with positive actions. Unless I mis-read your note, that was the problem in the past.

    I don't know if Easter weekend holds any special meaning for you, but this is a great time to review, reflect, and resolve. (Oh yeah, and alliterate. ;-)

  • it's being really damn creepy. If you're that OCD about Liz and nms and perl stuff in general, I'd strongly recommend a several week holiday in the BVI without your laptop. Seriously, it's nice you fessed up but that's some seriously fucked up weird shit that you may not have stopped doing if she hadn't pressed matters. Take a holiday Dave.

    • I wonder if you would consider it as creepy if Liz were not female. To me, it seems like just being a dick, not being stalky/creepy. I don't require a response from you, hfb, just my idle wonderings. :-)
      • Honestly? No, probably not. This is the same kind of weird shit you see on CLPM and IT'S FREAKY. Maybe it's just 'being a dick' around perl but in the real world most people would likely consider it extremely abnormal behaviour with overtones of OCD. If you like, I could harrass you similarly and see what you think after a day or two. :) I commend Liz for busting him for it but it probably happens a lot more frequently where the women just don't say anything and go off to somewhere else. It's probably somet

        • Of course, what the hell do I know as the fashion around Perl is that just about every person with an 'obvious' female name is actually a lurking Dutchman embracing his inner sassy girlfriend.
          LOL. Dan's Rule #1 of the Internet: Everyone is male until proven otherwise.
          • :) Well, I just find it weird that so many guys want to play women around here as I spent years on BBS's and Usenet as a man since, in my experience, it made life much easier and fuckwit free[er].

            • for historical reasons, one of my nicks is female. I would have changed it, but in various movie and tv vcd channels, I found I was more likely to get people to send me stuff and give me logins on their server if they assumed I was female.
              • Maybe I hung out on the wrong BBS's as I've never gotten anything being a woman on-line....I did get a stalker or two, however.... Doesn't it strike you as odd though, that in a community so devoid of women that most of the people who claim to be women are actually guys? Even that perl gurl troll in clpm is a guy. I find it a bit creepy sometimes.

                • Have you ever tried to get stuff online due to being a woman? It does strike me as odd that a guy would pretend to be a woman in an online perl community, if they don't otherwise have gender identity issues. About 7 years ago we signed up an email account as 'Mildred Bastardwank-Humperknicker' in order to send someone a joke email. Since then mildred has been my standard nick when I want to remain anonymous. In certain warez and divx/vcd forums, mildred often finds herself besieged with guys offering to
            • Well for my part, Barbie is a nickname I've had for nearly 20 years. The initial nickname was originally an attempt at an insult. It later got abreviated. Seeing as most people were introduced to me personally as Barbie, including many MD of the companies I've worked for, and clients previously no-one has ever questioned my gender. In my role as a lighting engineer in the music business, having an unusual moniker helped people remember you and call you up for work. Only in recent years have people thought I