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Re: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition

by jdporter (Canon)
on Apr 24, 2009 at 15:41 UTC ( #759871=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition

I'm not opposed to the proposition per se, but I think it's worth pointing out that posting a Meditation is essentially the same as blogging about Perl. If the world wants to see people blogging about Perl, then they could come here and read our Meditations (among other things).

Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.


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Re^2: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition
by moritz (Cardinal) on Apr 24, 2009 at 15:52 UTC
    I agree (and I nearly published my last blog entry about Perl 6 nearly as a Meditation), but the Meditation section misses something important, compared to "real" blogs: an RSS (or atom) feed.

    It might look like a small detail, but to me it makes a big difference; it neither appears in blog aggregators nor in my feed reader.

    Update: Of course Perlmonks has a huge advantage over normal blogs, the discussions are often much better and in-depth. Having it as a superset of a "normal" blog would be really cool. If I had an RSS feed that contains all of my Meditation nodes, I'd write nearly everything perl related here (except when I want hilighting for Perl code).

      ...misses something important, compared to "real" blogs: an RSS (or atom) feed.

      Somehow I knew someone would bring this up.

      I know it's not perfect, but there is:

      http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=30175;xmlstyle=rss;types=perlmeditation

      Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.
        It's much better than nothing, although not perfect.
        Somehow I knew someone would bring this up.

        And I know why you knew it - because it's not obvious how to find it. RSS feeds are usually linked in the page header with <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="..."> so that the browser or feed readers can discover it automatically.

        Having neither that nor a link labeled "RSS" or "Feed" or so renders it basically invisible - except for those who had the luck of reading this thread ;-)

        Maybe we could get this added to some of the aggregators like Planet Perl?
Reaped: Re^2: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition
by NodeReaper (Curate) on Apr 24, 2009 at 16:11 UTC
Re^2: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition
by Your Mother (Canon) on Apr 24, 2009 at 16:12 UTC

    It's not just about doing it. There is an amazing wealth of info on this site and I personally recommend it as often as I can.

    It's also about spreading Perl around to more IPs, inter-related sites, etc. It's visibility outside of the "echo chamber" Schwern discussed in his slides and it's good search engine seeding. E.g., I just did a sample Google search for Perl + ${redacted common term} and my site was above Perl Monks in the results.

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