in reply to Newbie Monk Seeking Enlightenment

Welcome to the Monastery, one of my favorite waypoints on the Perl Way.

I think that some of the resistance you're seeing to your idea is based on the unstated goal that much of the entire place is intended to be a "nice place" for newbies, apprentices, and masters alike.

In addition to the advice you've already received (and to possibly generate some further discussion), here are a few of the so-called unwritten rules that I've noticed (in no particular order):

At lot of these ideas have been expressed earlier, often far more succinctly and eloquently. You'll find many of these on the home nodes Blue mentioned. Here are a few to get you started: Turnstep, ybiC, Ovid, tilly, and (of course) merlyn.

Again, feel free to participate; that's what the community is for.


Update:  Added a couple of points stemming from CB feedback; also, fixed a few typos.