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Faces + CPAN == A More Polite Community
One way to solve this problem is to attach a face to the text, either in your head or in reality. Unfortunately, we can't meet everyone face to face in real life. Fortunately there's already technology to do this and its really simple. Gravatars.
You'll notice I used my CPAN address. Wouldn't it be neat if other CPAN authors did the same? Then wouldn't it be even neater if CPAN sites displayed an author's gravatar when you looked at their module? Then you'd have a face to associate with code, rather than just a name, and maybe be a little be politer when you're about to bitch out the author for their totally obvious and moronic bug.
Another handy application is to register a Gravatar for your normal email address, then other people can configure their mail reader to display it. There's a Thunderbird plugin called MessageFaces which displays Gravatars and other face formats when you read a message.
Get out there and increase empathy!"
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- Video and Audio recordings from YAPC::Asia 2007 (April 24, miyagawa)
- Jonathon Rockway throws down the gauntlet on Object::Tiny (September 4, Alias)
- Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ? (September 14, renodino)
- Perl 6 Design Team Minutes for 07 February 2007 (February 16, chromatic)
- Faces + CPAN == A More Polite Community (September 9, schwern)
- Are we framing"dual-life" modules the wrong way? (September 26, Alias)
- Idea! CPAN Version Advisories (September 17, schwern)
- search.cpan.org Gravatars are go! (September 11, schwern)
- Perl 6 Design Minutes for 09 May 2007 (May 14, chromatic)
Although the numbers aren't that important (so I don't include them), they do roughly follow Zipf's law, and they aren't ranked by date—September seemed to be a good time to write interesting stuff, but also the time that we started posting more stuff to the front page. These are only stories, not journals.