[sf-perl] Fwd: [LA.pm] Perlmonks compromised

frosty biztos at mac.com
Thu Jul 30 11:08:04 PDT 2009

I've gotten a lot of great advice from the Perlmonks community.  But as for the devs and the bulb comment, I'm inclined to agree at the moment.  I just went and changed my password to something long and sarcastic, and in the process noticed that only the first N characters of your password are significant, and that it doesn't tell you this (though your browser sort-of does, by only displaying that many bullets).

Try it yourself.  Oh joy.  I think it's 8 but I'm too busy to re-check right now.

Also, considering how big of a rookie move this is for a site full of dev experts, I'm completely underwhelmed with the response from Perlmonks so far.

-- f.
On Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 11:00AM, "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Brenner <doom at kzsu.stanford.edu> writes:
>Joe> And the XP system is a joke (I'm pretty sure "Browser UK"
>Joe> is using bots to moderate himself up).
>I'm gonna disagree with you there.  While there were clearly abuses, for the
>most part all the XP you see were basically *earned*.
>And generally, since the earliest *correct* answers to a question were voted
>most, this meant that people were sitting on the site at all hours hitting
>"reload", looking for questions they could answer (I'm including myself here).
>I would often tell people in my classes that if they wanted a question
>answered within *minutes*, and have it automatically vetted by other experts,
>use perlmonks.  Truly, I haven't seen any other sites that worked quite this
>well, and I'm including StackOverflow.
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