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  • I'm here because there's no credible alternative. use.perl is an anachronistic embarrassment for Perl, but until we get a serious alternative, we're stuck with it. And you're right, it hurts our image.

    • What would a "serious alternative" look like?

      • Multiple blogs, better control of friends, allow anonymous responses, filtering responses, trackbacks, news aggregation, tagging, probably multimedia embedding (I know many would argue that point), source code coloring, richer HTML or other markup, etc. Plus full individual customization to turn off annoying features we don't want (such as tons of useless JavaScript).

        Basically, a site which looked like it's been invented some time in the past few years would be nice. Oh, and users to actually use it. Tha

        • That's all provided by MT, WP, LJ, Vox, and other blogging sites. Planet Perl aggregates feeds from those, if you want a place to find just Perl feeds.

          What purpose does a (in your words) "toy" blog site serve over and above those?

          • by Lecar_red (5694) on 2008.12.04 16:34 (#66242) Journal

            I think aggregators feel very disjointed, they don't feel very official. I think having a whole bunch of smart Perl folks blog (like You, Ovid, Dave, chromatic,etc..) in one official-sque location makes a statement about the Perl community. Even if it seems silly.

            Plus the ability to network would be great, esp. post conference/workshops. I would love to be able to setup a linked in-ish profile here and then link to my Perl workshop profile/account. Also make those profiles accessible to job posters on the site. (yet another amazing resource).... Sorry a million wants and very little time.