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Happy Birthday Perl Monks! (15 today)

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Dec 23, 2014 at 02:35 UTC ( #1111118=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

As indicated by vroom, Perl Monks turns fifteen today!

Congratulations vroom for creating this fantastic site in the first place, and to the many thousands of Perl Monks who have contributed useful, interesting, and sometimes quirky, content over the past fifteen years, making this site not only a great technical resource for Perl, but also a fun place to hang out.

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Re: Happy Birthday Perl Monks! (15 today)
by jellisii2 (Hermit) on Dec 23, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
    Yay for long lived repositories of knowledge!

      Yes. Lately I've spent quite a bit of time poking around in the Perl Monks catacombs, researching a lot of old PM nodes from ten to fifteen years ago; it seemed just about every time I clicked on an external link in one of those old nodes I got a broken link! Very annoying. That's something I cherish about Perl Monks; if I post something here I can link to it elsewhere with confidence that link won't break for many years to come.

      As an aside, I tried stack overflow a while back, but didn't enjoy it. To me, stack overflow felt like a vast, sterile shopping mall, endless numbers of questions to be asked and answered, no room for opinion or debate, just stay on topic and stick to the facts. Perl Monks, on the other hand, feels like a mysterious castle, full of history and unconventional characters, with robust debate, and the occasional quarrel, flowing through the corridors. A place where you occasionally stumble upon a quirky little room full of precious, and sometimes surprising, technical gems. A warm, cosy home.

        Speaking of old nodes (only 5 years old in this case, given part of the topic), in Re: What is PerlMonks? (why Perl) I ended with:

        Most languages are like stackoverflow: I have a question, I want the best answer. Perl is like PerlMonks: I have a doubt, I want to read an interesting discussion about it that is likely to go on a tangent. q-:

        - tye        

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