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Re^3: Fix the Perl News header

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Mar 26, 2012 at 17:50 UTC ( #961719=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Fix the Perl News header
in thread Fix the Perl News header

It's not. It's mostly a hand-created (and therefore highly biased) weekly blog aggregator, with a bit of editorial fluff.

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Re^4: Fix the Perl News header
by petdance (Parson) on Mar 26, 2012 at 18:33 UTC
    That's right. It's curated.

    If all that a feed does is aggregate, without distinction, everything posted from a given blog source, then it's not news. It's an unintelligent dump.

    Besides, there's no such thing as "unbiased." Everything involves human decisions at some level.


Re^4: Fix the Perl News header
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Mar 26, 2012 at 19:35 UTC

    By this logic the Perl News section on Perl Monks is itself invalid.

      I'd like to see some discussion on the value of Perlbuzz. I don't care whether it's hand-curated, or what. Does it have any value as a "Perl news" source? If so, I'll add it back in.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
        I just took a quick look and I do not see what the problem is. Is there some political agenda being pushed by him, or some feathers he rustled, or....? Update: Duh! I see petdance is Andy! So a fellow Monk is putting a good list of new articles of interest together and we have a problem with including a link to that site?? Problem seems to be NOT including it.

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        /me looks up perlbuzz regularly. It's useful.

        Perlbuzz the blog has become mostly an aggregation of @perlbuzz the Twitter feed, but I run actual articles there every so often as well.

        The Twitter feed had 1,745 followers, and has 4,567 subscribers of the RSS feed via FeedBurner.

        Whether it's a good news source or not is of course subjective, it certainly seems that many people use it.


      How many personal blogs should count as Perl "news"? That's what PerlBuzz is, and Mr. Lester isn't even a significant Perl contributor (unless you count adding the "const" keyword). I would say "none," because there are too many to include them all.

        So the blog - the news - is the significant contribution to Perl.

        There's Perl, the language... perl & CPAN, the implementation... and there is also the Perl Community and Perl Monks is far from being all of it.

        Also, there apparently are some people who seem to be good at everything and it looks as if they do well everywhere and have got time for all kinds of things. But more often then not, people will do one thing very well, or just a few things, and devote their time for that purpose. That is of real value, too.

        Cheers, Sören

        Andy's too nice to mention it, but WWW::Mechanize for heaven's sake. If that's not a contribution then I've definitely never contributed anything.
        Do you have a standard in mind?

        What, in your estimation, does someone have to do in order to be deemed "a significant Perl contributor"?


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