aid discovery in automated popularity contests #197

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Adding the phrase "Perl Programming Language" will help automated popularity
contests like TIOBE discover all pages of blogs.perl.org to belong to Perl.

@wchristian wchristian aid discovery in automated popularity contests
Adding the phrase "Perl Programming Language" will help automated popularity
contests like TIOBE discover all pages of blogs.perl.org to belong to Perl.
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The phrase "Written in the Perl Programming Language" sounds a little clumsy. It would seem more natural to write "Written in Perl". But I suspect that won't please people who want to game the TIOBE index.

Perhaps something like "A community site for users of the Perl programming language". What do you think?

I've no strong opinion either way. Maybe "Built with" could be used as well, or maybe "Free blog hosting for users of the Perl programming language". As long as the phrase gets in there, i'm happy. :)

I have to say that i'm not happy about using the word "game" though, as it implies there being something illicit or shady about this. Please rest assured that this kind of thing is exactly what the people running TIOBE have vocally encouraged in the past, and is further a correction of an issue that only came about because Larry managed to pick a name for the language that's actually unique.

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I like your "free blog hosting..." suggestion, so I've got with that. It's commit 816d64b. And that means I'll reject this pull request.

@davorg davorg closed this Apr 7, 2013
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Awesome, thank you. :D

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