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    • Sorry, done what once?

      • I was relating to your closing question: "We're still small, and as we grow we have excellent opportunity to keep the community open, inclusive and accepting. How do we do that?"
        • Aha. I still only barely see how that answer goes with that question. What is it Larry has already done once? Intervened in an email discussion? Formed the (kind and accommodating) Perl community? Formed the (even kinder) Perl 6 community?

          Anyway, part of my point in the post was that it's not all up to individual leaders like Larry to make sure the community stays kind. It's up to all of us. It just so happens that Larry, besides being the captain of the Perl 6 ship, also happens to sometimes take the lead

          • You assume that I somehow argue with you. But I am not - I fully support your thesis. I only wanted to express my faith that it is possible to 'scale the community' and that the Perl 6 community will scale :)
  • Get involved in your local Perl Monger group. I've been to the local Ruby group, and it is much larger than our local PM group, but I got the sense that a lot of the Ruby users were less interested in the Ruby language itself than the current fad of Ruby being popular. Our PM group is a lot smaller, but the interest level among users seems to be a lot higher.

    Getting to know your fellow Perl users in person is a healthy thing. It prevents problems such as flame wars, list spamming, content lifting from th