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have hundreds of members, others have only a few. There are few hard and
fast rules on how to make your Perl Mongers group a success. In this article,
Dave Cross shares some of the knowledge he picked up in his three years as
-leader of London.pm.</p>
+leader of <a href="http://london.pm.org/">London.pm</a>.</p>
<h2>Finding Members</h2>
<p>One of the biggest problems to overcome is that of finding new members.
Once your group becomes well known then new members will find you (for
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and you can advertise in places where geeks in your area hang out in the
hope that some of them will be Perl hackers. </p>
<p>The first alternative is better catered for now than it was when London.pm
-started four years ago. I think I pretty much just posted a message to
+started in 1998. I think I pretty much just posted a message to
comp.lang.perl.misc, but these days you would also be able to put
announcements on use.perl.org and Perlmonks. You might also have other local
Perl Monger groups who don't mind you posting an announcement to their
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<h2>A Web Site</h2>
<p>A website is a very useful tool for advertising your existence,
particularly if you can get it listed on popular search engines.</p>
-<p>But a web site can be a two-edged sword. If the content on a web
+<p>But a web site can be a double-edged sword. If the content on a web
site is out of date, then visitors will think that your group no
longer exists. The best example of this is having the date of your
next meeting on the front page of your site. If this date is a year
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feel happy about having mailing discussions archived on a public site.
But it can be useful to have a full archive available - even if it's
password protected.</p>
-<h3>RSS Feeds</h3>
-<p>A great way to get frequently changing content is to take RSS feeds
-from other sites. For example you can get a list of the latest
-stories from use.perl.org from <a href="http://use.perl.org/useperl.rdf">http://use.perl.org/useperl.rdf</a> and
+<h3>Web Feeds</h3>
+<p>A great way to get frequently changing content is to take web feeds
+from other sites. For example you can get a list of the latest Perl news
+from <a href="http://perlnews.org/feed/">http://perlnews.org/feed/</a> and
a list of the most recent CPAN uploads from
-<a href="http://search.cpan.org/recent.rdf">http://search.cpan.org/recent.rdf</a>. Grabbing these once a day and
-passing the contents through a piece of XML::RSS goodness will ensure
-that you have new content every day.</p>
+<a href="https://metacpan.org/feed/recent">https://metacpan.org/feed/recent</a>.
+Grabbing these once a day and passing the contents through a piece of
+XML::Feed goodness will ensure that you have new content every day.</p>
<h2>Meetings</h2>
<p>Meetings are at the heart of most Perl Monger groups. It's all very
well communicating by email or IRC all day, but you can't beat a face

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