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Additions to the FAQ and a Community Statementby Co-Rion (Monk)
|on Apr 15, 2013 at 18:49 UTC||Need Help??|
After the recent heated discussion below How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?, some suggestions were made with the aim to improve how people could voice their concerns with postings here. Additionally, there was a request from TPF to clarify the relationship between Perlmonks.org and positions and statements of TPF.
I see some need to discuss the potential changes, as I do not want the actions of a few vocal voices to negatively impact the majority of the community here.
Relation to TPF
The relationship between Perlmonks.org and TPF was so far only displayed on every page as a link, but there was no description of what the relationship actually is. I would like to clarify the relationship with text in the Perlmonks FAQ like the following
Perlmonks.org is loosely related to TPF. TPF provides the legal entity representing Perlmonks.org in the real world. The postings on Perlmonks.org represent exclusively the positions of their respective authors and not the positions and opinions of TPF (nor of the site administrators, hosting providers, or anyone else).
This should be fairly obvious to the long-time users of this site, but not everybody is aware of the history of Perlmonks.org and its relationship to TPF.
The official way to contact the Perlmonks.org administators, /msg'ing gods, will also be linked from that FAQ page. As this feature is also available to Anonymous Monk, this provides a reasonable venue to get in contact should one feel the need to do so.
Some people have voiced the idea that anonymous contribution here is detrimental to the level of discussion. The recent discussions at 1024035 have not shown a wide desire or support to enforce accounts for contributing.
This statement should be obvious, but it seems that it bears repeating:
The following should also go into the Site FAQ:
Advice for long threads