in reply to Re^2: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"
in thread Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"

don't see the dirty aspect

"Dirty" doesn't summarize the proposal to me. I'm definitely in favor of increasing Perl's exposure/popularity and am thankful that someone "advertised" to me.

But, to explain my hesitation, this almost sounds like begging for attention. I'd rather let people appreciate the language for what it is rather than adjusting pages to look better to spiders. Sounds silly/naive but that's what I meant.


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Re^4: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"
by topher (Scribe) on Mar 17, 2013 at 06:08 UTC

    Fair enough.

    I think we're both looking at this from very similar perspectives, just with a slightly different view of where it falls on the sliding scale of pragmatism vs righteousness.

    Christopher Cashell
      different view of where it falls on the sliding scale of pragmatism vs righteousness.
      I have to applaud how very well you put that.