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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Huh. You sound an awful lot like rindolf. http://use.perl.org/~Shlomi+Fish/journal/24040 [perl.org]
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    • If you mean I literally sound like him, then wow, no, I don't. At all. :-)

      If you mean my situation sounds like his, then yeah, a bit. Back then, it was considered bad form to ban people for disliking them, even Shlomi FIsh/rindolf. Note my reply [perl.org] on that journal entry: even though I was criticizing Shlomi Fish, I noted sungo was wrong to ban him.

      That's how #perl pretty much always was, since it became a social channel. Apparently mst and apeiron have ruined it, as this is apparently now standard practice

      • Re:rindolf v2.0 (Score:2, Insightful)

        by clintp (2) on 2010.08.11 15:25 (#72297)

        That's how #perl pretty much always was, since it became a social channel. Apparently mst and apeiron have ruined it, as this is apparently now standard practice.

        It seems the norm for social forums to eventually adopt a kinder, gentler approach to outsiders (or easily-offended insiders) and with it goes the creativity and freedoms associated with it.

        The days of #perl being a social channel are long gone. It is no longer a neighborhood pub (or even gym locker room) where informality and openness are welcome. Asking advice while sharing a beer and a ribald joke are right out. Yes, outsiders felt a little "left out" of the culture, but eventually they adapted (or left). Instead it's now a welcoming melting pot where the lowest-common-denominator determines what is acceptable behavior and what is not.

        Pissy, narrow-minded enforcement is now the order of the day, and the deafening silence in there for hours at a stretch is the result.