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Why does PerlMonks work?
"But we paid for this! This is the Clairol site!" Doesn't matter. The users are there for one another. They may be there on hardware and software paid for by you, but the users are there for one another.
That in a nutshell is what Perl Monks means to me. Perl Monks users are there for one another. Something A posted a long time ago is useful to B, and B writes something that C enjoyed, and C made some comment that D found useful, and A dropped by after a hiatus and read something D posted and really liked it.
What a great place.
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