in reply to Re^2: flower box comments
in thread flower box comments

There may be something more going on than just a new user finding an old post and replying to it.

All of the original discussion took place over ~12hr period back in 2003. Now today (2021), out of the blue, AM replies to the OP with "In my opinion your code looks just fine." followed three minutes later with KABA also replying to the OP with "I do not see anything wrong with that.".

— Ken

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Re^4: flower box comments
by erzuuli (Cannon) on Jun 21, 2021 at 15:11 UTC

    Both comments were by KABA, but the first one was made while not logged in. I have considered it for reap for that reason.

      Thanks for investigating. I voted 'reap' (looks like it needs one more: currently Reap 4 and Rep -6).

      — Ken

Re^4: flower box comments
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Jun 21, 2021 at 07:59 UTC

    Yes, it's quite the mystery! Like a Sherlock Holmes story. :) I assumed AM found the 2003 post via google and (not noticing the 2003 date) simply banged out a reflex AM reply ... then decided to create a proper PM account and used that to reply three minutes later (still not taking the time to notice how old the post was). jdporter could probably tell us if AM and KABA are one and the same ... or (better), if KABA is still listening, he/she could tell us the back story. I won't be able to sleep tonight not knowing. :)

      "Yes, it's quite the mystery! ... jdporter could probably tell us if AM and KABA are one and the same ..."

      He transmogrified into his scintillating, deitific form and provided that information.

      "I won't be able to sleep tonight not knowing. :)"

      With the mystery solved, you may still have time to grab a few hours kip this morning, before you start your day proper, as it's still only 6am our time. :-)

      — Ken

        Thanks to jdporter for the extra info! The timestamps indicate the (now reaped) anonymous reply was made two minutes before KABA joined Perl Monks ... so it wasn't that KABA wasn't logged in, it was that KABA didn't exist yet.

        Yet why on earth was KABA looking at such an inconspicuous 18-year-old node in the first place? I can only think of two plausible theories:

        There must be a more plausible explanation but I can't think of one. If KABA is listening we might get lucky. Based on past necroposting experiences though, I fear we will never hear from KABA again. :(