in reply to Politeness (to one another) is a virtue

...thirteen-year old kids...professional adults who are here to discuss the Perl programming language.

Ummm... I'm thirteen

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Re^2: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:17 UTC

    Welcome, welcome, good sir or madam, and let the record show that I was about your age when the computer bug took a very-delightful hold of me and has happily-changed my life ever since.   Please understand, therefore, that I meant (and mean) no disrespect either to you or to your present age ... which, to me, is “neither here nor there.”   You are as much a member of this professional community as is anyone and everyone else who is here or who has ever been here.   However, I do feel that I should apologize to you, on behalf of this community, that you happened to stumble upon grown-ups (who should have known better) acting like this in public places.   Please excuse us.   May it never happen again.

    “And now, please, back to your regularly scheduled programming-language.   These aren’t the ’droids you’re looking for.   Move along...   Move along...”

      No need to apologize. But yes, Perlmonks greatest feature is also it's greatest flaw. The fact that discussions are aloud is great, but just as stated (somewhere) in the StackOverflow FAQ, it diminishes a community. I am not saying end discussion on PM. I am saying nothing near that. What I am saying is that you must respect your fellow Monks. Also, you should not be allowed to post as an Anonymous Monk, as this is where most of the trolls are.