[Chicago-talk] Virtual visit to Chicago Perl Mongers

Gabor Szabo szabgab at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 15:28:14 PDT 2009


If you read all the posts than you saw I started off by an encouraging post
and a very positive one and even the on about Grand Rapid is still ok.
By the time I got to Chicago.pm I got a tired of several others I had to skip
as those were hopelessly broken. (I sent them messages about this so I hope
some of them will improve their sites.)

I guess I should have first sent a report on what is broken on the site and wait
till someone fixes it and blog only after that. I am sorry for not doing that.
Luckily that blog is not syndicated so there is still time to fix some of these
issues and then I can rewrite the blog before sending it off to more readers.


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Chris Hamilton <cjhamil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gabor,
> Please note that this is my own personal opinion, I certainly don't want to
> speak for anyone else...
> Not to be overly critical of your blog post (and you are of course entitled
> to your opinions), but I'm somewhat confused as to the purpose of your blog
> as it seems only to exist to critique the web sites of PM groups rather than
> actually providing any insight whatsoever into the actual groups themselves.
> Let me state up front that I'm nothing more than a quiet observer of the
> information exchanged by this PM group (I'm fairly certain this is my first
> message to the mailing list ever, actually), but I have found those involved
> here to be extremely quick to respond to questions and also exceptionally
> knowledgeable with the guidance provided in their replies.  Also, although
> I've seen somewhat of a decline in email traffic regarding meetings
> recently, in the past meetings seemed to be semi-regularly setup and
> attended.
> That being said, I can't disagree with your underlying point that the
> website very likely is in need of attention, though I can't comment too much
> on that as I haven't had need to visit it since I first joined the mailing
> list.
> I guess I just don't see the correlation between your purported goal of
> meeting PM groups and your apparent desire to almost completely disregard
> any communication on the mailing list prior to posting your blog entry which
> seems, at least to me, to be overly negative with little to no effort put
> forth to meet or interact with this group prior to its writing whatsoever.
> My apologies if I seem overly defensive or critical, I have just found the
> Chicago Perl Mongers to be positive, insightful, and helpful time and time
> again in the nearly 2 years I have been following their mailing list.
> Sincerely,
> Chris Hamilton
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I know you will hate me for this but I could not help.
>> I am on a virtual world tour to visit Perl Monger groups and
>> blog about them.
>> This time I visited Chicago.pm
>> http://perlmongers.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/perl-mongers-in-chicago/
>> regards
>>   Gabor
>> --
>> Gabor Szabo
>> http://szabgab.com/blog.html

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