in reply to don't be nervous about OT

A good post might be off topic for what this site is about, but it might still worth to be front paged, as it is good.
The problem with this reasoning is, where do you stop? Since there is a lot more to say about non-Perl subjects than there is about Perl subjects, a lot more "good" articles can be written about non-Perl subjects than about Perl subjects.

Which means that if people agree with you and people continue to frontpage off-topic articles, within a few months people will start asking "why is this site called perlmonks, there are hardly any discussions related to Perl".