Most of us here on #perl are here because we enjoy hanging out with other people who use Perl. Most of us enjoy helping others with Perl problems and with learning perl.
As with most free software support systems, however, the avalanche of repetitive and trivial questions starts to wear even the most dedicated helpers out. This is my attempt to reduce confusion, help others help themselves, and reduce burn-out on the part of the nice people in the channel.
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