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  • Hi nicholas!

    I've been subscribed the use.perl.org feed for a while now to follow up on all the interesting perl news. But one thing I don't like are political posts, especially those that you've posted recently, several in a row.

    Now I respect you as a programmer and a large contributor to the Perl core and other Perl projects, but I still don't want to read such disturbing blog posts.

    I suggest that you (and everybody else) refrain from posting political posts here. If you still wish to write them, th

    • Why do you find these posts disturbing?

      It's a programmer thinking about real life. Yes, real life *is* disturbing, but you'd better be familiar with it now.

      • First of all, as a general rule, I don't find real life disturbing. Sometimes it is, but as a general rule, real life has been pretty good to me so far.

        The reason I find them disturbing, is because I'm subscribed to the use.perl.org master-feed to read what people write about Perl. I also tolerate some tangential discussion that people post from time to time. However, I find such political posts (and such that are not of very good quality) disturbing because politics is, well, annoying and disturbing. As a corrolary, I can tell you that Freenode's #perl tolerates a lot of off-topic discussion, but has a strict policy against discussing most political stuff.

        So I find these posts disturbing. Sorry, but that's how I am.

        • I'm subscribed to the use.perl.org master-feed to read what people write about Perl.

          I've written about Perl on here‽ Never!

          Oh gosh. That claim. It was all within the rules.

          Er, I mean, I'll back immediately.

          Vote for me!*

          * The Spitting Image excerpt, I believe is

          Interviewer
          What do you say, Mr. Kinnock, to all those people who accuse you of blatant electioneering?
          Neil Kinnock
          Vote for me!