Someone called "alankila" complained that women don't join ircnet #Perl. So I thought I'd go represent my gender by joining #perl on irc.perl org tonight.
What a great start! I was greeted with the following (presumably out of context) topic:
(22:32:24) The topic for #perl is: Happy 10th Birthday Purl | iPhone 1.1.1 released | <hex> It was going well until the young girls peeing. <wsdo_okadr> I've seen too many of those around lately | COCKROACH PORN
Since I wanted to see whether purl had a command that would allow me to see if anyone of the name alankila had been in, I PMed it and had the following "conversation":
Conversation with purl at Sat 29 Sep 2007 22:33:22 EST on firstname.lastname@example.org (irc)
(22:33:24) jarich: help
(22:33:27) purl: help is <reply>Jesus is coming! Everyone get naked and fuck!
(22:33:40) jarich: help
(22:33:46) purl: help is <reply>HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU. SAY "HELP" OR ANOTHER COMMAND. FOR A LIST OF COMMANDS, TYPE "COMMANDS".
(22:33:58) jarich: COMMANDS
(22:33:59) purl: COMMANDS are HLAGH, DONGS, JERK IT
Yup, I feel included and welcome here.
UPDATE: Fixed the attributions in the topic I posted as I didn't realise that use.perl was eating them.