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  • by avar (6604) on 2007.10.02 15:24 (#58178) Journal

    Perhaps I'm totally ignorant as to what makes women feel welcome in online communities but from reading your post it sounds as though everyone who dislikes lewd sexual jokes from the resident bots and meatbags is unlikely to like #perl regardless of their gender.

    Even if we were to operate on the assumption that sexual jokes aimed towards a given gender would make members of that gender feel uncomfortable the #perl flavor of sillyness is mostly derived from Jerkcity and thus at large devoid of any women whatsoever.

    Having said that I personally think that #perl is one of the friendliest channels I've ever entered. Malice is virtually unknown there although there's plenty to be had of the aforementioned sillyness. Although if you enter it in the mindset that you're representing a given social group, nation, ethnicity or even (approximately) half of humanity you're probably going to get offended there sooner or later, so uh, don't do that >:)

    • First thing - #perl has a tradition of setting embarassing out-of-context quotes as channel topics. As quoted above it's been mangled: use.perl has stripped out the angle-bracket-wrapped nicks in the quote, and given it a nasty spin.

      #perl is far and away from the kind of anti-female sexist atmosphere you get in some places, like this []. There's not a single person in the channel that would subscribe to that viewpoint.

      jarich was unfortunate enough to have appeared in channel when nobody seems to have been