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Re^2: PerlMonks for newbies?

by missingthepoint (Friar)
on Feb 08, 2009 at 05:32 UTC ( #742218=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: PerlMonks for newbies?
in thread PerlMonks for newbies?

I agree that 'messing with a healthy ecosystem' is bad (I, for one, find the posts of those three incredibly informative and helpful). However, what of people who aren't part of the ecosystem? I'm sure there are people out there who, for reasons Andy Lester outlined, find Perlmonks too intimidating / complex / archaic looking / whatever, and consequently go elsewhere or even chuck Perl and learn Ruby. Perhaps another, separate offering of the sort cosmicperl is describing could benefit people outside the Perlmonks community who would not otherwise benefit?

Life is denied by lack of attention,
whether it be to cleaning windows
or trying to write a masterpiece...
-- Nadia Boulanger

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Re^3: PerlMonks for newbies?
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Feb 08, 2009 at 18:44 UTC

    You actually come close to making a sale. Ecosystems only get interesting and diverse through pressures which can include competition.

    I suppose ultimately I see it as Perl Monks is great but Perl Monks is not well enough known or used or recommended. I'd rather see some evangelism for this site than a new site. I confess, however, that a new site done right might be good for Perl.

      I too would love to see PerlMonks promoted more. It's a ridiculously valuable resource. I remember you said in one node 'stick around, I owe a good slice of the dev chops I do have to this place'. I'm almost certainly junior to you in 'dev chops', but I can see how one can improve lots by spending time here.

      So, I want PerlMonks to thrive as much as you do. It probably should have more evangelism. :)

      That that is is that that is not is not

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