in reply to Spooky math problem

Because it has been awhile since I have received deluge of downvotes and because I am eager to secure my fourth position in the all-time worst nodes hall of fame, it is time for me to ask a question:

What does the original post in this thread have to do with Perl? And, assuming I know enough about to Perl that my conclusion that it has nothing to do with Perl is correct, then why should I not downvote this because it has no business here?

Of course, it is very hard to criticize someone whom you have met in person, but, well, somebody's gotta do the dirty work.

And of course finally,due to my highly developed psychic powers, I can already see a -30 or -40 reputation on this post. But, if you would be so kind, please drop me a line as to why I deserve such treatment for an innocent and reasonable post.

Over and out, the -- magnet, princepawn

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(kudra: some ot is appropriate) RE: Non-Perl Topic OK?
by kudra (Vicar) on Nov 01, 2000 at 17:02 UTC
    Not everything on this site is strictly perl. For example, look at the current poll. At other times, conversations take twists and end up being about everything but programming. I think it would be pretty dull if we never brought up other topics.

    On the other hand, too much off-topic discussion will obscure the main subject of the site. I, at least, would find it nice if posts were labeled in some way, either with an 'ot' disclaimer in the title, or with a section as discussed.

RE: Non-Perl Topic OK?
by brainpan (Monk) on Nov 01, 2000 at 14:42 UTC
    princepawn, I believe that until your post contains the words "Natalie Portman naked and petrified" you may still be looking at a single digit negative reputation for this node.

    And for the record, the above is the first time I have ever typed the words "Natalie Portman naked and petrified", much less posted such in a monastery.

      Sounds good. Where can I buy copies of the sculpture? Are there any plans to petrify anyone else? Adriana Lima maybe? ;-)

      XML sucks. Badly. SOAP on the other hand is the most powerfull vacuum pump ever invented.