Kudos for following back up on that.
In regards to security, many people have been desiring better of Perlmonks for a long time, but this is after all volunteer and there are reasonable workarounds for the SSL-desiring folk.
At least here at PM, they aren't selling the data on you or the "friends" you speak to here like they are on Facebook (or Google, or 'insert name of monopoly sickness here'). I can't imagine what Your Mother would think if that were to happen if she got her info sold out just because I replied to one of your messages ;)
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