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Why no new news?

by aquacade (Scribe)
on Jul 28, 2001 at 08:08 UTC ( #100517=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Have you been to the Perl News link lately? How come there hasn't been any new news since Apr 17, 2001 at 14:10?

Edit kudra, 2001-07-28 Changed title from 'Hmmm?'

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(kudra) links to previous discussions (was Why no new news?)
by kudra (Vicar) on Jul 28, 2001 at 11:00 UTC
    Read this and this. You may want to consider doing a search in the future. I got these from super search by typing in 'news update' and limiting my results to discussion and meditations.
      Dear kudra: Thanks for changing the title! Late night post. I've read the two "this and this" links before when I searched Perl Monks for "news." I'd passed those links over because one said "vroom MAY HAVE turned off" the newsbot and the other was no more informative in my opinion. I didn't consider either an authoritative answer as to why no news?

      More to my point, if there's no automatic news gathering (ok fine), then why doesn't vroom (or whoever) open up the news area to manual posted news (by higher level monks only if that's a concern)? That last brief round of discussion resulted in no actions to "fix" the Perl News. I'm sure this site's maintainers have more important things to tend to, but can someone please give a straight (and authoritative) answer?

        This might be nice (especially if the section is going to stick around anyway), but I don't think it's a pressing need: major news items tend to get posted in Meditations anyway.

        On the other hand, it would be nice to be able to track minor news items... so after due reflection, aquacade++. Though we can always just go direct to, if we really want to.

        And I think the answer to your original question is further down in one of the threads kudra linked--take a little harder look. :-) My guess is that the format changed when got morphed into, and reeducating perlnewsbot to parse it seemed unworthy of the effort.

        Update: to clarify, I would favor collecting all news items (major and minor) in the relevant section: I mentioned the minor items because they currently have no place on this site at all, not merely no place of their own.

        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

Here's some news about TPJ
by aquacade (Scribe) on Jul 30, 2001 at 08:23 UTC
    I thought I'd pass along some news I found about The Perl Journal finding a new home with publication to resume this fall! See for more details.

    I also heard a rumor that Jon Orwant put up $70,000 of his own money rather than see subscribers to TPJ who already paid lose out. He is a man of great integrity and a recent newlywed. Congratulations and Thank You Jon!.

    A brief side story: My government customer was in a book store in Gaithersburg, Maryland about a month ago looking at the 3rd Camel, and the woman next to him said, "My son helped write that book!" It was Jon's proud mother!

    ..:::::: aquacade ::::::..

Re: Why no new news?
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Jul 29, 2001 at 00:10 UTC
    I've wondered the same thing. Thinking it was a normal section like these, I'd have posted a note when ActiveState update was available, but found I could not. Why didn't I read about it there when it came out?

    Likewise, pointers to the State of the Onion and other things should be in News, when they occur.

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