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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • To understand irc.perl.org and #perl (THE #perl not just A #perl) you must know something of the history of #perl.

    #perl started out on EFNet, at the time the largest, most popular, most unregulated IRC network with over 40,000 users on at any time. #perl was very popular. There were regulars. There were folks who strolled in asking questions. Some of them were interesting questions, some of them were FAQs. Some were grateful, some were dicks, some were whiners. The regulars got sick of answering the

    • Signal to noise pretty much covers it.

      Hell, _I_ make a hell of a lot of noise too, and I don't like a lot of what Perl 6 could end up with as well, and last time I checked sungo and I had each other on /ignore, but [cpan.org] I [cpan.org] tend [cpan.org] to [cpan.org] also [cpan.org] produce [cpan.org] a [cpan.org] lot [cpan.org] of [cpan.org] signal [cpan.org] on [cpan.org] the [cpan.org] topics [cpan.org] I [cpan.org] care [cpan.org] about [cpan.org], so I'm tolerated a lot more :)
      • I'm not exactly entirely void of positive contributions to the Perl community and Open Source community in general, you know. Here are some, to mention a few:

        All of this is not including any not-particularly-Perl related open-source contributions, either projected by me [shlomifish.org] or that I contributed to [shlomifish.org].

        I was also very helpful in helping people with their problems in Mailing Lists, the IRC and other forums. So I deserve some credit for that. I'm an active member of Israel.PM, and also sometimes helped organize some events, or gave presentations there.

        Even if I expressed some controversial ideas, I don't bring them up on the IRC, and I behave perfectly well there. If sungo want to put me on his /ignore list, I wouldn't mind, but banning from MAG-Net's #perl prevents me from talking to other people, and prevents other people from being able to talk to me, which is rude and unjustified. No-one should enforce his private whims or dislikes on the general public.

        • If sungo want to put me on his /ignore list, I wouldn't mind, but banning from MAG-Net's #perl prevents me from talking to other people, and prevents other people from being able to talk to me, which is rude and unjustified. No-one should enforce his private whims or dislikes on the general public.

          You're really not getting it. MAGnet #perl is not the general public. Nobody's preventing anyone from talking to you, there's other channels, other networks and other means. We hang out there because we want