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Re: Nature of this list
From: Shlomi Fish
April 19, 2011 08:41
Re: Nature of this list
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On Tuesday 19 Apr 2011 18:00:05 Peter Scott wrote:
> I remember when Casey West and Kevin Meltzer started this list. Casey
> was very specific on-line and in person about it being a place where
> newcomers could ask questions without being flamed. The FAQ bears this
> : 2.1 - What is the list for?
> : A list for beginning Perl programmers to ask questions in a friendly
> : atmosphere.
> That is also the complete description of this group at http://
> The FAQ goes on:
> : 2.3 - Are there any rules?
> : Yes. As with most communities, there are rules. Not many, and ones that
> : shouldn't need to be mentioned, but they are.
> : * Be nice
> : * No flaming
> : * Have fun
> : * If you think what you are writing may be taken in a way you didn't
> : intend, please add a smiley :-) Many flame wars are stopped by a simple
> : smiley!
> : * No flames. If your fingers are burning as you are typing the email, it
> : would likely be best not to send it.
> If anything is clear from that FAQ it is that the intention is to avoid
> flames on this list. Casey and Kevin appear to have stopped monitoring
> this group some time ago, though.
> There is no shortage of lists, groups, or forums where people can get
> flamed for not following the rules, and people who want to flame them
> have an outlet for doing so. I've already stopped reading most of them
> because it's not worth my time when most of the content is arguments
> about conduct. I don't know whether communities inevitably fall into
> that mode after a while but this one at least had a good run and I'll be
> sorry if I end up leaving it too.
> Andy Lester had a good article about this: http://perlbuzz.com/2010/11/
> think-for-perls-sake.html. But judging from the responses it seems he
> and I may be in a minority.
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