Basically, a Monk's home node is their personal space (albeit freely granted by The Everything Development Company) and I can understand why they customize it. I can understand these things being security issues, but part of the problem here is striking a balance between diligence and freedom. Let's face it, one of the things that so many people find appealing about Perlmonks is the customization we can do.
Yes, and my physical home is also my home, but the law prevents me from
storing dangerous chemicals or large animals here. It's called "public safety".
I support free speech, but your right to free speech ends right at my browser,
thank you. Browser programmability is unnecessary here at the monastery.
If you wanna do that, link to your own website and put stuff there and invite us.
I'd like the monastery to be a safe place.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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