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Perlmonks Blog

by perl.j (Pilgrim)
on May 14, 2012 at 19:30 UTC ( #970496=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Greetings Monks,

I was wandering the Monastery, looking for something to do, or something to read, and I thought to myself "What if Perlmonks had a blog?".

Nothing fancy (Wordpress wouldn't be bad), just something that the Perlmonks community as a whole can write posts for and read. Here is how I see it:

  1. We create the blog (ideas wanted)
  2. Monks write posts for the blog
  3. We create a group of Blog Editors to check over the posts (I volunteer)
  4. We post at certain times of the month (ideas wanted)
  5. We have fun with it!

So what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Comments? Concerns? Questions? Can we implement this?


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Re: Perlmonks Blog
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 14, 2012 at 19:54 UTC

    What would you see as the difference between a Blog entry and a Meditation?

      Honestly, that's a good question. I couldn't answer that... Kind of ruins my idea :P
Re: Perlmonks Blog
by tobyink (Abbot) on May 14, 2012 at 21:11 UTC

    There is too.

    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
      But these aren't Perlmonks blogs, they're Perl blogs.
        Um, a distinction without a difference. Many Monks maintain a presence at as well.

        I personally have five or six blog/blog-equivalents that I routinely check. Would a Blog here add to my information band-width? Or, merely consist of (mostly) duplicated posting from somewhere else?

        I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


        What is the difference?

Re: Perlmonks Blog
by Anonymous Monk on May 14, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
Re: Perlmonks Blog
by sauoq (Abbot) on May 15, 2012 at 12:06 UTC

    So you want to get all the "amazing Perl programmers" (as described in some reply of yours) to post on a different site instead of this one?

    Or you want them to double their efforts and post on two sites?

    And your idea is to, maybe, have them do it on a site powered by a CMS written in PHP?


    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      I don't understand. The blog would be completely affiliated with Perlmonks. Also, just because this is Perlmonks doesn't mean everything we use is Perl. Think about it. Our markup is HTML, Javascript on our profiles, and I can almost guarantee this whole site wasn't written in Perl.

        Your insight into what languages comprise this site is interesting.

        But as has already been pointed out to you, there is, where people loosely associated with Perl who want to blog can blog. There also is for aggregating other Perl-people-related blogs. I don't see any value in adding yet another blogging platform here, especially seeing that even has to fight off spammers.

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