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Re^2: The First Ten Perl Monks

by LanX (Sage)
on Nov 23, 2014 at 14:23 UTC ( #1108160=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The First Ten Perl Monks
in thread The First Ten Perl Monks

Where I come from, we say that public figures have a limited right of privacy.

Are those first ten contributors really public figures?

Don't get me wrong I'm not accusing you of breaching privacy yet but I'm feeling unease if a forum starts to discuss RL infos of others and am wondering in which direction this investigation will continue to after you started gathering infos from different sites... :)

What about the ten highest ranking monks? Are they public figures?

E.g for years now I know about some monks which were (non simultanously) re-incarnations of the same person.

While occasionally having issues with these personas I never tried publicly to link them together, b/c it was their/his decission to not reveal informations.

Cheers Rolf

(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

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Re^3: The First Ten Perl Monks
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Nov 24, 2014 at 19:19 UTC

    Yeah, Privacy in general, and Internet Privacy in particular, are enormously complex topics.

    In writing this node, I felt torn between privacy concerns and reporting interesting historical facts. I suspect this is a common problem for historians and amateur family history researchers.

    The Dot-com bubble era in which Perl Monks formed is of interest to me, as are the individuals who made it happen. I'm amazed at how many influential players in this era came from Hope College Holland Michigan. As pvaldes pointed out, you could make a movie or write a book about this!

    I view the creation of Slashdot, the Everything Engine, and the Everything2 and PerlMonks web sites as significant accomplishments, significant enough to be of historical interest. Since I don't know any of the early players I can't be certain of course, but I hope they are proud of their historic role and accordingly would not mind being identified.

    See also:

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