in reply to
Why does PerlMonks work?
Funny, for the first time I was compelled to look up the word
community in a dictionary. Why funny? Well, I spent my informative
years growing up in a New Age Commune and had never before felt drawn to
really study or define what a community is.
Entry "3(b): Sharing, participation, and fellowship" from
the community link above I thought rather well defined my idea of not
only the place I grew up in but the community I have come to admire and
respect here at Perlmonks.
As dws asks "What's special about this place"?;
My thoughts are:
Thank you all
- ~ Respect & fellowship.
Too often I have seen other 'sites'
degrade into a mosh pit of racial intolerance and hatefest of right-wing
fanatics driveling their propaganda to squash any new ideas or opinions.
Not so here. I respect that.
- ~ Stickiness.
Apart from the obvious
chatterbox and XP systems I have found that the quality of posts found
around the monastery to be 'the main' reason for me coming back. If I
had a quid1 for every time I've caught myself saying "blimey - I didn't
know you could do that..." I'd have amassed enough for a... kebab... or
something... ;) Seriously though, there are some truly amazing Perl and
non Perl related posts to be found here - congratulations to all who
have submitted and contributed.
- ~ use strict; use warnings;
Education, alright I
admit it, before coming here I *never* used strict (/me ducks) I used
that as an example to show that learning from others has been a great
boon to me and my coding. I am now, by far, a better coder than I was
before finding and joining this place.
- ~ Moderation and
Not only at the technical level of manipulating nodes,
but also at the human level of maintaining a congenial atmosphere. PM
has almost made me regain my faith in human nature ;)
for making Perlmonks the wonderful oasis that it is
in the madness otherwise know as the InterWeb.
Update: 1 $currency =~ s/quid/buck/i if $monks_country ne 'UK';