That said, I found out about this thread in "Recently Active Threads", not the front page. Your post isn't about PM, it's about XP. You are doomed as long as you focus on your own XP, or other monk's XP, instead of the real focus of this site: a support network for perl people.
I have asked stupid questions here, and received helpful answers. I have posted unhelpful answers by not thinking clearly, and have regretted them and revised them to indicate my error. I come here often, and learn new things. As my other brothers and sisters have pointed out, a response that seems unhelpful to you may be just what I needed. Don't try to judge the whole site's content according to your own experience. perlmonks works because of the diversity of the members, not because of the authority (or XP) of any one member.