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My favorite other on-line community is...

by tye  (Monk)
on Jan 31, 2003 at 22:29 UTC ( #231745=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favorite other on-line community is...

use Perl;
[bar] 84/19%
JavaJunkies
[bar] 20/4%
Slashdot
[bar] 167/37%
LiveJournal
[bar] 23/5%
AIM
[bar] 42/9%
Usenet
[bar] 62/14%
CowboyNeal's laundry
[bar] 52/12%
450 total votes
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(ar0n) Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by ar0n (Priest) on Feb 01, 2003 at 01:09 UTC

    u no AOL is my favrite communti!!!! k cuz I can talk 2 all my freinds classmates & my parents wile their @ work. its so kewl!!!

    do ne of teh perl monks userz hav ne aol screen names?? cuz id love 2 talk 2 them online man heh lol??!!?

    kthxbi lol ;)

      UR so l33t!!! U no how 2 use pucntuatoin keyz; so U must be a r33l perl h4x0r!!!!!

      You laugh, but time was when similar comments were made somewhat regularly about the alt. heirarchy, yet I chose usenet on the poll, and one of my favourite groups is an alt group.

       --jonadab

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by LD2 (Curate) on Feb 01, 2003 at 01:42 UTC
    curiousity, there seems to be a few other users who enjoy LiveJournal...

    we should create a PM community over there just to post antics about here. ;) or just to chit-chat.

      Nah. Instead, we should just take over the perl community. It's full of things that would do better as a SoPW, and doesn't have enough chitchat and rumormongering -- after all, that's what LiveJournal is supposted to be all about! Oh, and drunken webcam picks of cute chicks in I &heart; Perl thongs.


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Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by fredopalus (Friar) on Feb 01, 2003 at 02:01 UTC
    Actually, I prefer Jesusgeeks. That is, if you want to avoid most of the trolling.
      thats exactly why im not big into slash...trolls, im definitely no JavaJunky (still trying to get a grip on OO perl), never been to LiveJournal (though ill check it out now), UseNet is too bloated, although i do spend alot of time in CowboyNeals laundry, i have to say i spend most of my time away from the monastery at use Perl; sorry i guess i dont qualify as a r33l h4x0r :)

      -Robert
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by blacksmith (Hermit) on Feb 01, 2003 at 04:39 UTC
    Cowboy Neal's Laundry sounds like more fun than a jar of pickled pig's feet and a night of AIM.

    Actually, maybe I just live a sheltered life, but for me there is only Perlmonks, CNN, email, and Dictionary.com (at times).

    blacksmith
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by vek (Prior) on Feb 01, 2003 at 17:58 UTC
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by lemming (Priest) on Feb 01, 2003 at 18:41 UTC
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on Feb 01, 2003 at 18:58 UTC

    What? No mention of IRC?!?!???

    I live on EFnet!

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by krujos (Curate) on Feb 02, 2003 at 01:25 UTC
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Feb 02, 2003 at 02:41 UTC
    Actually, of the "on-line communities" I visit regulary, perlmonks is my least favourite. These are the communities I visit regulary, in backwards order of when I joined:
    • Perlmonks. Since 2Q 2002 as 'Abigail-II', before that as Abigail, with about a year of not being here.
    • alt.sysadmin.recovery. I joined this Usenet group in 1997 or 1998. I recently ended my year long vacation from Usenet.
    • IRC, #perl. Since early 1997. Certainly the busiest community I visit. Of all the people I know both in RL and from an on-line community, I know most of them from IRC.
    • p5p, the perl5-porters mailing list. Since about the same time as IRC. I'm a member of about a dozen mailinglists (the exact number varies over time), but this is the only one that gives me some sense of a community.
    • comp.lang.perl.misc, previously comp.lang.perl. Since Januari 1995, the same day I started to use Perl. This community has given me the best exposure over the years.
    • VikingMUD, since 1993, and before that, IgorMUD, since 1991. My most precious community. By far the least amount of traffic, but I've spend 1354 days there. That 1354 * 24 hours being online there. It has given me jobs and some very deep (and long) friendships.
    • nl.eeuwig.september, split-off from nl.misc, which was called nlnet.misc before, and nlnet.general even before that. Been part of that community since 1988 - some members go back even further.

    Abigail

      You don't say WHY PM is your least favorite?

        You don't say WHY PM is your least favorite?

        There are several reasons. I won't describe them all, some are just vague, and not worth discussing.

        One major con against perlmonks is its user interface. It's web based, which is just horrible compared to usenet, mailinglist, IRC or MUDs, all of which I can do from an xterm. For usenet and mailinglist, where you write articles, just like with perlmonks, you can do the editing in your favourite editor *IN PLAIN TEXT*. With perlmonks, you have to use a small textarea, writing in some poorly defined HTML derived markup. You don't even have the option to write in plain text, or POD. It's a lot easier to type C<$_> than it is to do <code>$_</code> (specially considering that HTML already has a CODE element). Mailinglist and usenet articles I can automatically file - not so with Perlmonks.

        Perlmonks is the only community I frequently visit that has thrown adds at me. I very seldomly see spam in the usenet groups I visit, or on the mailinglists - they have been filtered out before reaching me.

        Also, I find it much harder to 'notice' individuals on Perlmonks. On other forums, I find it easier to notice others - people spring out because of their particular knowledge, style, behaviour, signature, (dis-)likes, etc. There are a few names here I pay attention too, but that's usually because I know the names from other elsewhere.

        Note that I'm not saying I don't like Perlmonks, I wouldn't be here if that was true. But if I have to rank the communities I visit, Perlmonks would end last.

        Abigail


      Reason: jeffa (delete) nuff said

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      re: "VikingMUD, since 1993, and before that, IgorMUD, since 1991. My most precious community. By far the least amount of traffic, but I've spend 1354 days there. That 1354 * 24 hours being online there."

      (Doing some math here...) If I understand correctly, you are saying that over the last 12 years, you have spent an average of 7-8 hours per day on these MUDs. Is that correct?

      *blink* And you're employed? And you sleep? *blink*

      Wally Hartshorn

      (Plug: Visit JavaJunkies, PerlMonks for Java)

        Thats nothing unusual. Bear in mind that most muds continue to count time even if you are idle, and a lot of people just leave themselves logged in over night. (Not that I'm saying Abigail does this, but some of those hours are bound to be idle ones.)
        (I started in 1993 and have probably around a 1000 days online-time, if I add all the various muds together that I played (averaging about 150 days on each one..))

        C.

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by logan (Curate) on Feb 02, 2003 at 08:15 UTC
    My favorites of late are Plastic, Slashdot, and wilwheaton.net of all things.

    Yeah, Wesley Crusher runs his own site. He writes all his own code (in perl!). He even has a line of T Shirts.

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      Logan-- for not doing your homework and posting untruths...

      http://www.wilwheaton.net uses PHP not Perl. Just look at the links!

      But hey, just because the site uses PHP now doesn't mean that it always has. I decided to go to the source... I emailed Wil Wheaton asking about Perl (and mentioned Perl Monks in the process). He replied within 30 - 45 minutes saying "Someday, I will tackle Perl. When I do, I'll join up. Until then, I'll continue being a lamer. :)"

        Hmmm, file a bug on it, and I'll take look.

        OK, yeah, you're right. In my excitement over finding out that a Star Trek cast member actually knew something about technology, I misread his geek code. The fix should be in the next build.

        As an aside, what did you think of WWDN?

        -Logan
        "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by castaway (Parson) on Feb 02, 2003 at 10:53 UTC
    'None of the above'
    I'd have no time to actually programm/work/sleep/eat/etc. if I 'did' usenet or irc regularly, much too much going on there. I looked at use perl and couldnt figure out what it was for. Slashdot is way too busy, and much too difficult to find the actual information in all the answers to articles. Never been to LiveJournals (?) or JavaJunkies, don't use AIM (I assume you mean the AOL Instant Messenger by that, you never know ,)

    My vote would have to be the Muds I hang out in usually. (Or these days just starting my Perl script that pretends to be a mud and sends/receives the intermud chat-channels.. :)

    The big problem with most on-line communities (including this one) is, that you either have to hang out there more or less 10hours a day (or more, or log everything) to keep up, or you don't really belong. I've been and gone at quite a few muds, and am amazed at how many people just seem to ignore you, if you go away for a while (upwards of a quarter-year) and then come back.. (But you asked about favourite, not most-frequented, so thats irrelevant I guess :)

    C. *mudding is the best!*

      I use.perl; for the Journals. I read through the journals of famous, smart, and interesting people, and I learn all sorts of cool and useful things about Perl, programming, and life. You might recognize some of these regular journalists: I also check out the front page once a week for p5p summaries, announcements, conference info, etc.
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by mce (Curate) on Feb 02, 2003 at 13:59 UTC
    My favorite community is:
    You
    (he said with a little tear in his eye :-) )

    ---------------------------
    Dr. Mark Ceulemans
    Senior Consultant
    IT Masters, Belgium
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by Molt (Chaplain) on Feb 03, 2003 at 11:30 UTC

    Hmm.. Slashdot and a CowboyNeal option. This could serve to split the Slashdot vote, and let the rival communities through.

    If this trend continues through to the National Election we can expect to see a lot of confused politicians, and a coalition government of LiveJournal and Use Perl; junkies.

    Slashdot's most prolific fan, Anonymous Coward, was quoted as saying "If those people get in then the plan for a beowolf cluster of hot grits in Soviet Russia will get canned".

    Film at eleven.

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Feb 03, 2003 at 17:29 UTC
    I love slashdot. It's absolutely hysterical. Although from time to time I get the sneaking suspicion that they aren't joking.

    Personally, I hope OS X sweeps through slashdot like a trophy wife through a bank account. If nothing else, the built-in spellchecker will mean I'll have to spend less time wondering what word someone really meant to type.

    --
    tbone1
    Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
    - Dave "the King" Wilson

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by mapopa (Acolyte) on Feb 04, 2003 at 21:35 UTC
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by schmoe (Beadle) on Feb 05, 2003 at 01:59 UTC
    Kazaa
tilly spotting
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Feb 05, 2003 at 15:29 UTC
Um...
by jettero (Monsignor) on Feb 08, 2003 at 15:41 UTC
Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by Ionizor (Pilgrim) on Feb 09, 2003 at 19:28 UTC

    No mention of H2G2. Ah well. It's not like I found out about it really early in its life.

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Earth Edition

    --
    Grant me the wisdom to shut my mouth when I don't know what I'm talking about.

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Feb 12, 2003 at 13:53 UTC
    My other on-line community is a BMW.

    --
    tbone1
    Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
    - Dave "the King" Wilson

Re: My favorite other on-line community is...
by hippo (Chaplain) on Nov 07, 2013 at 15:22 UTC

    A quick review of these sites in 2013:

    • use Perl; - suspended since 2010.
    • JavaJunkies - gone (discussion)
    • /. still there, but increasingly just a mouthpiece for its new recruitmentco overlords
    • LJ still going
    • AIM is amazingly enough still going.
    • Usenet lives, but under the increasingly shadowy hand of Google.
    • Less said about CowboyNeal's festering laundry pile the better.

    The thrivers appear to be LJ and PerlMonks. Content is king after all - who'd have thought?

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