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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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In reply to On being a community by merlyn
in thread can't we all just get along by zakzebrowski

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