Bashphorisms are aphorisms for the IRC channel
#bash on Freenode. Keep in mind that this version is a snapshot, the bashphorisms are changed here and there. Also, another snapshot.
greycat was the first one who had the idea, but I'm not sure.
Our bashphorisms can be queried from
N is the bashphorism number.
And yes, these bashphorisms reflect the daily reality in
|0||The questioner will never tell you what they are really doing the first time they ask.|
|1||The questioner's first description of the problem/question will be misleading.|
|2||The questioner will keep changing the question until it drives the helpers in the channel insane.|
|3|| Offtopicness will continue until someone asks a bash question that falls under bashphorisms 1 and/or 2, and
|4||The questioner will not read and apply the answers he is given but will instead continue to practice bashphorism #1 and bashphorism #2.|
|5||The ignorant will continually mis-educate the other noobies.|
|6||When given a choice of solutions, the newbie will always choose the wrong one.|
|7||The newbie will always find a reason to say, "It doesn't work."|
|8||If you don't know to whom the bashphorism's referring, it's you.|
|9||All examples given by the questioner will be broken, misleading, wrong, and not representative of the actual question.|
|11|| Please apply
|12||All logic is deniable; however, some logic will *plonk* you if you deny it.|
|13||Everyone ignores greycat when he is right. When he is wrong, it is !b1|
|14||The newbie doesn't actually know what he's asking. If he did, he wouldn't need to ask.|
|15||The more advanced you are, the more likely you are to be overcomplicating it.|
|16||The more beginner you are, the more likely you are to be overcomplicating it.|
|17||A newbie comes to #bash to get his script confirmed. He leaves disappointed.|
|18||The newbie will not accept the answer you give, no matter how right it is.|
|19||The newbie is a bloody loon.|
|20||The newbie will always have some excuse for doing it wrong.|
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