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  • I'll link to Modern Perl!
    • I appreciate that, thank you.

      I had in mind something more than a collection of links. I meant more of a hyperlinked conversation, where I might write something and other people will write longer responses and link back. I don't see that much in the Perl world, and I wonder why.

      • Mailing lists.

        • We just need better archives then.
          • What good will that do for external sites? Perl people don’t reply to posts by linking and commenting on their weblogs, they reply by replying on the list. Better archives will only produce better intra-archive links.

            • In theory a good mailing list archive can be indistinguishable from a web forum/multi-author-blog. I have the impression that the CPAN Forum is going in this direction.
              • Only in theory. I read a couple of Ruby webloggers for their non-Ruby content. No one would read a Perl mailing list for its non-Perl content.

                Mailing lists and forums are topic-oriented. Weblogs are person-oriented.

                Individuals have things to say about more than one topic. By drawing in people who want to hear about some of their topics, they can market their choices in other topics to these people as well.