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Fix the Perl News header

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:31 UTC ( #961343=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

The Perl News section header currently looks like this:

For the latest news on what's happening in the Perl world, check out these sites:

...
PerlBuzz is pretty much Andy Lester's playground; perlisalive.com redirects to perlnews.org; it's not clear how to submit to perl.com; perl.oreilly.com is a commercial site that tries to sell you stuff; and use.perl.org has been dead for years.

None of these sites is remotely useful to someone trying to broadcast Perl news. Can we just get rid of this list? If it needs a replacement, IMHO "start a blog on blogs.perl.org" is the best option.

Comment on Fix the Perl News header
Re: Fix the Perl News header
by CountZero (Chancellor) on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:08 UTC
    It says "For the latest news on what's happening in the Perl world", it doesn't say "Best places to broadcast Perl News".

    But you are right for the "Use.Perl" site. That cannot be called "latest news" by any stretch of the imagination. The other sites are still good.

    CountZero

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      Right below what I quoted, it says
      If you have a Perl news item, please consider posting it on one of the above sites.
      I had never heard of perlisalive.com, didn't see anything newsworthy on the O'Reilly site, and can name several better places where I can passively consume "the latest news on what's happening in the Perl world." Clearly -- based on the presence of use.perl.org -- the list isn't up-to-date for either producing or consuming Perl news.
        can name several better places

        Please provide your list. And give links, not just names. Thanks!

Re: Fix the Perl News header
by Arunbear (Parson) on Mar 24, 2012 at 14:02 UTC
    Thanks for raising this point. I've updated the links to be more relevant. I think that such links are useful to newcomers or those who have been away for a long time, so are worth keeping.
      Thanks for taking the time to update it. It might be worth adding a link to a stable perl5-porters archive (not Google Groups -- God knows what will happen to that), but your list is good: short and up-to-date.

        I updated it a little more. I took out the language that says "post news on one of those sites"; instead, it says post here. :-)

        Also - I hope you don't mind, Arunbear, but I took out the Enlightened Perl Ironman link. That's not really news; it's even less so than a blog, which is what most of the other sites are.

      I don't understand why you'd remove Perlbuzz. While Perlbuzz is indeed "pretty much Andy Lester's playground", that doesn't mean it's not a good source of Perl news.

      xoxo,
      Andy

        It's not. It's mostly a hand-created (and therefore highly biased) weekly blog aggregator, with a bit of editorial fluff.
        I removed Perlbuzz simply because we've got a link to Perlsphere, which includes all updates from Perlbuzz plus much more.

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