[sf-perl] Perl website for noobies

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Apr 2 17:46:40 PDT 2008

>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> writes:

>> Do you think there are an infinite supply of experts willing to answer
>> correctly?

Andy> Why are only experts useful?

If you want to live in a world where the blind lead the blind, go ahead.

I'd rather live in a world where a Perl beginner can spin up
as rapidly as possible.

And the experts have spoken.  They are willing to hang out on
perlmonks and perl-beginners.  They're abandoning Usenet, which was
the previous favorite spot.

AND NO OTHER PLACE.  This is evidenced directly.  Go to these
other mailing lists.  Look at the questions, then look at the misleading
and appalling answers.

In an ideal world, we'd have enough experts to fill 100 lists.  Too
bad.  Not ideal.

Andy>   And how can it be that the perlmonks.org  
Andy> and perl-beginners are the only two valid places for experts to hang  
Andy> out?  If nothing else, that presupposes that the people who need help  
Andy> know about it.

That's why I post messages like this.  To inform those who would
misleadingingly set up Yet Another Watering Hole.

It ain't gonna happen.  Experts are not going to hang out in Yet
Another Place.

Please stop trying to dilute the community.  We need critical mass,
not a myriad of options.

>> Please don't make my work any harder.

Andy> Maybe you don't have to do it all yourself.  Maybe if you backed off,  
Andy> others would fill the vacuum?

Again, see the mailing list histories for the Yahoo Groups.  The evidence
stands for itself.

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