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  • No one is welcome on #perl. #perl is a hive of scum and villany. It's not, I think, unwelcoming to women or men specifically. It's unwelcoming to anybody with any sense of propriety.

    I actually think that as far as sexism goes, magnet #perl is among the lesser offenders. Or it just offends in every other way more.

    Anyway, irc.perl.org is NOT ircnet. It's magnet.
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    rjbs
    • Or it just offends in every other way more.

      Yes, this is what I feel about #perl. The odd times I pop in someone somehow says something I find offensive or irritating rather quickly. So I leave. And I'm under the impression that I have a fairly think skin.

      I much prefer #london.pm (and #p5p) which as far as I can tell are most welcoming to anyone*, regardless of gender (or location** or programming language preference). It's amusing that about half the female regulars on #london.pm don't actually realise w

      • by rjbs (4671) on 2007.09.29 13:19 (#58117) Homepage Journal
        The way to change #perl is for ops and/or opers to agree to enforce stricter codes of conduct. There are other channels on magnet that are like this, like #london.pm. I don't have strong feelings one way or the other about whether #perl should be gelded, but I do think that it will only happen if the "pillars" of #perl agree to it.

        The only reason I think it might be worth doing is that irc.perl.org#perl is pretty darn easy for a newb to guess. It would be nice to have #perl's current culture still available in, say, #metallica.
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        rjbs
        • But where then would we bash.org readers get our Perl questions answered?

          I've managed six something years of irc.perl.org life without having #perl in my IRC client more than once annually. I can't say I feel a loss ...