Personally, I believe the originator of this discussion is on some really good drugs. Before I became a member of PM this year, I just silently read the posts, hoping to increase my knowledge of Perl (which has been quite successful). However, when my boss came to me and asked me to write some applications that had requirements beyond my (at the time) knowledge of Perl, I knew this was the place to seek the wisdom of those that have been using Perl for years. When I posted questions, there were some that said: "Blech!!! Win32!!! You're a loser!!!" On the other hand, most replies were incredibly constructive, and helped me build the applications that were required of me.
I don't believe that this site should be changed one bit (in terms of 'ownership,' etc.). The engine ain't broke, so don't fix it. I think most would agree that we are thankful vroom, japhy, merlyn, tye and some of the more famous monks work to provide us not only answers to some of our more obscure questions, but a place for us to discuss them in a mature fashion.
Thanks again for allowing the community to use and contribute to PerlMonks,
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