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On being a community

by merlyn (Sage)
on Feb 25, 2003 at 14:54 UTC ( #238445=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to can't we all just get along

Welcome to the world of expanding online communities!

Seriously, as Perl gets used by ever-increasing diverse communities, more opinions will be formed with less information, and from more varied viewpoints. As these opinions clash, you'll get discussion, sometimes heated outbursts.

The result is usually a healthy exchange of viewpoints, and an occasional flame war.

I don't see anything wrong with that. I've lobbed as many grenades over the years as have been lobbed at me. Sometimes I even manage to do it politely. {grin}

But the result is usually that the individual darkness is overcome by the shared light (with a varying amount of heat, depending on the chemical reaction). That's a good thing.

The craft of programming is a community event. I welcome The Monastery as a place to hold those community events. In fact, in my nearly 30 years of being online, this is one of the best.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re: On being a community
by artist (Parson) on Feb 26, 2003 at 15:36 UTC
    The craft of programming is a community event. I welcome The Monastery as a place to hold those community events. In fact, in my nearly 30 years of being online, this is one of the best.

    Hi Randal, could you please englighten us which other places you have found.

    Thanks artist

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