I think a lot of people visit Perlmonks because it's about Perl, and not because it's a group of people more or less connected to Perl discussing stuff. If you want that, go to #perl on IRC, or the NY or London Perlmongers mailinglists.
The internet is a big place. Perlmonks is interesting because it specializes. And there aren't rules saying that if you join one club on the internet, you can't join any others.
I'd say that if you want to discuss flower arrangements, or motorcycle maintainance, you should be doing that elsewhere than Perlmonks. Not only because the majority of the people on Perlmonks won't be interested in whatever non-Perl topic that will be raised here, but also because there will be other forums with lots of people interested in whatever non-Perl topic you want to discuss. Discussing it elsewhere is a "win-win" IMO.
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