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  • It's interesting that you, and apparently many other people, see "cool stuff in perl" and "andy lesters personal blog with plugs for his other blogs and random shit his friends IM'd him" as mutually exclusive.

    The fact is that Perlbuzz has always been at least partially "andy lesters personal blog with plugs for his other blogs and random shit his friends IM'd him", which sometimes overlaps with "cool stuff in perl". I'm bemused that so many people are upset when one comes to the fore in front of another

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    • Yes, I've always realized that "perlbuzz" is a vehicle for Andy Lester's self-promotion. This is a large part of why it's a joke, and why I rarely bother to visit.

      • You say "self-promotion" as if it's a bad thing.

        If I've got something to say, and I think it's important, then I'm going to promote the vehicle for that.

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        • It is, you don't, it isn't, and therefore you shouldn't.

          Pudge provides a forum here without self-promotion, as does Tim Vroom (?) at Perlmonks. Why can't you at least try to do the same?

          • Why can't you at least try to do the same?

            I just explained why I promote Perlbuzz and other things that I think are worth reading. You disagreed with the premises, but the answer is still the same.

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            • I'll try this one more time. There are two things under discussion here: promotion of Perl (or "important ideas"), and promotion of yourself as a minor internet celebrity. If you have what you think are important ideas, or contributions to Perl's well-being, by all means argue for them. If you want to become a celebrity, then try to do the DHH/37signals thing. But don't confuse the two.

              Your motives may not be at all self-centered, but I really can't tell.

              Let me give you a few more examples: Nicholas Cl

              • My, that's a lot of suppositions in three paragraphs. And so many orders to give me, too!

                I'm not sure what you mean by the "try to do the DHH/37Signals" thing, but if I ever decide I want to become an "minor internet celebrity," I'll know who to ask for advice.

                don't ask me to respect your trying to be internet-famous for being internet-famous.

                Easy enough. I've never asked anything from you, and I don't see a need to start.

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