Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things

Re: Re: Professional Monks

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Aug 18, 2002 at 19:21 UTC ( #191014=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Professional Monks
in thread Professional Monks

As the author of more than one OT post, I have given this some thought and had some discussion with others about it. What it seems to come down to is that Perlmonks has grown into a community and a community must naturally have a broad definition of what it is (or at least a bit of tolerance). That's not to say that we should be encouraging "what's wrong with my Java program" type posts, but rather that we should admit that there is a desire by some to discuss things only peripherally related to Perl.

Mind you, I typically don't post things that are, in my opinion, too far outside the realm of what we do -- I use my journal for that. Instead, from time to time I have thoughts that I think may be of interest to others here and I post them. I would actually not mind seeing more of that, but I have some doubts about the best way to pull it off. OT sections have been repeatedly proposed with varying ideas of how they should be restricted -- minimum monk level to post, time limit on them, no commercial solicitations, etc -- but until such time that enough monks truly decide they want something like that and the developers implement it, it simply won't happen.

On the other hand, I'm not sure I want it to happen. What we have now seems to work fairly well, though I confess that may be easier for me to say than others.


Join the Perlmonks Setiathome Group or just click on the the link and check out our stats.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://191014]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (5)
As of 2022-12-07 09:08 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found