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by SkinBlues (Acolyte)
on Jan 29, 2020 at 23:03 UTC ( #11112055=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

SkinBlues has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi what are some other useful communities similar to perlmonks that you guys use? hope you have a nice day

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Re: Other similar communities you use?
by Eily (Monsignor) on Jan 30, 2020 at 10:43 UTC

    What do you mean by similar? Stack overflow is very similar on some points (if you filter on tags to have only one language), it's a place where you ask questions and get technical answers, there are upvotes and downvotes, and people who ask for someone to do their homework and some user happily complying.

    But I find perlmonks much more learner friendly, because there's too much of a focus on being wiki-ready on Stack Overflow. Your title has to be perfect (easily googlable), your formatting exact, and the ultimate goal is to reach one answer that is THE correct solution and straight to the point. On perlmonks, you won't get that easily downvoted because there's a typo in your title, or you didn't use the correct tag. Here you'd even get upvoted for an answer that doesn't compile and isn't the best one, just because you've added to the debate, it shows there's more than one way to do it, and it gives others the opportunity to explain why one solution might be prefered (and formatting issues and small mistake will be addressed separately in a private message, or through consideration)

    So if you're asking for similar communities because you hope to find more of perlmonks, I tried, and I was disappointed.

Re: Other similar communities you use?
by choroba (Archbishop) on Jan 30, 2020 at 09:03 UTC
    Besides the ones already mentioned, I also occasionally check reddit and follow #perl on Twitter and Mastodon.
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Re: Other similar communities you use?
by stevieb (Canon) on Jan 29, 2020 at 23:26 UTC

    There are other Internet communities besides Perlmonks? ;)

Re: Other similar communities you use?
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:12 UTC
    Hello SkinBlues,

    I warmly second stevieb's pun joke:

    > There are other Internet communities besides Perlmonks? ;)

    Perlmonks is really my only netplace and I never found something even similar. But to be honest sometime in the past I also lurked a bit in the perl channels on irc (general, win32 and toolchain ones).

    There are very smart people but is more difficult to be accepted at least at first. Well this was my sensation.

    StackOverflow is read-only for me: it happens that I find useful stuff there. Nothing more.

    No place as perlmonks!

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: Other similar communities you use?
by QM (Parson) on Jan 30, 2020 at 09:41 UTC
    There's literally nothing like it for programming.

    As my work has lately involved Python, I'd be glad if there was a Pymonks. Stack Overflow takes a lot more work, and I'm not inclined to just login and check out the latest questions.

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      > I'd be glad if there was a Pymonks

      or JSmonks...

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        My experience with JS is awful. I'd rather they replaced the whole language with something else. But a forum like PM for JS would be wildly popular.

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

Re: Other similar communities you use?
by GrandFather (Saint) on Jan 30, 2020 at 00:59 UTC

    StackOverflow

    Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond
Re: Other similar communities you use?
by hippo (Bishop) on Jan 29, 2020 at 23:40 UTC

    Similar to Perlmonks? The obvious ones are probably Everything2 and Slashdot, although I left the latter after the sell-out to Dice.

Re: Other similar communities you use?
by bliako (Monsignor) on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:30 UTC

    There is more than one Perlmonks right? ...

        I eat my hat...

Re: Other similar communities you use?
by LanX (Sage) on Jan 30, 2020 at 14:35 UTC

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