in reply to Professional Monks
fever++bilfurd, "not a Perl question" is typically posted in SoPW in reply to technical question not related to Perl, whereas the posts you talk about are mostly (marked as such) offtopic threads in Meditations. A new "social" section would not cut down on the number of "not a Perl question" at all - but I can easily envision it increasing their amount.
Makeshifts last the longest.
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