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Re^2: Terminal decline?

by Solo (Deacon)
on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:00 UTC ( #1131181=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Terminal decline?
in thread Terminal decline?

Stack overflow

Totally this. StackOverflow is the place to go for answers to programming questions nowadays, even in Perl.

I'm courting the downvotes, but does it matter? Even as I reply to this I'm going through the cycles of remembering what a pain in the ass it is to post to PerlMonks. Preview, WTF?! Oh, FFS right... I have to use html paragraph marks here...

Who mourns the ongoing fall of Sourceforge, when there's GitHub, GitLab, and all the other superior options? Anyone still using PerlMonks all the time is enjoying nostalgia, suffering from inertia, or both.

So, I agree with BrowserUK's call to action to the extent that PerlMonks is past its prime. OTOH, I also agree with some of the other comments that it doesn't matter if you're getting what you want out of it. For getting stuff done, there's IRC, mailing lists/Google groups, GitHub, Metacpan, and StackOverflow.

Just my $0.02.

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Re^3: Terminal decline?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jun 20, 2015 at 01:43 UTC

    Your 2¢ would have been modded off-topic and closed on SO, you know… For all its pleasant, if buggy and sometimes awful (centenarians are not allowed; markdown is actually a terrible markup; leaving a page without pressing enter used to submit comments automatically; downvoting comments should be allowed), API it is the most joyless, chalkboard scratching forum I have ever seen; its culture is dreadful and aggressively, dogmatically uncreative. 90% of the good Perl answers there are from three locals and monks who participate in both.

    The good parts of its API could be adopted here and even improved. I’m on board as a dev if that choice is made.

      The good parts of its API could be adopted here and even improved

      Can you be specific? Maybe it could happen.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

        Strangely enough, I implemented a couple of them recently for myself. :P They are not ready for prime time but I was going to post the code to run them for others. I’ll flag you when I do. It’s Ajax voting, (certain) page loads to “bypass” the POST thing in the frontend, and chat box; based on tobyink’s CSS/layout stuff.

      Your 2¢ would have been modded off-topic and closed on SO, you know…

      You know they have a "meta" sections just like pmdscuss

      its culture is dreadful and aggressively, dogmatically uncreative.

      Its amazing how its blind leading the blind -- have a question about the guidelines/rules? good luck finding the answer

      You can see members in the top %1 percent, users for many years, logs in every day , have editor powers... but don't understand the stated purpose of comments

      more interested in aggressive pedantry and browbeating and the one true answer

Re^3: Terminal decline?
by Solo (Deacon) on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
    Whoops... forgot to hit the button to submit the votes I just toggled... well I'm not clicking all those radios again.

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