I also think that there should be a some kind of message to all newbies, e-mail or node, as I am one myself and had to search and hunt down answers that weren't all that easy to find. Such as what to put in posts if you ask a question about something, and where to find basic perl explanations.
Another thing that I would like to see, or there might be one and I haven't found it would be a place for people to just goof off on (within reason) just to get more of a friendly atmosphere.
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