FAQ 2.9 What are the Perl newsgroups on Usenet? Where do I post questions?

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2.9: What are the Perl newsgroups on Usenet?  Where do I post questions?

    Several groups devoted to the Perl language are on Usenet:

        comp.lang.perl.announce             Moderated announcement group
        comp.lang.perl.misc                 High traffic general Perl discussion
        comp.lang.perl.moderated        Moderated discussion group
        comp.lang.perl.modules              Use and development of Perl modules
        comp.lang.perl.tk                   Using Tk (and X) from Perl

        comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi  Writing CGI scripts for the Web.

    Some years ago, comp.lang.perl was divided into those groups, and
    comp.lang.perl itself officially removed. While that group may still be
    found on some news servers, it is unwise to use it, because postings
    there will not appear on news servers which honour the official list of
    group names. Use comp.lang.perl.misc for topics which do not have a
    more-appropriate specific group.

    There is also a Usenet gateway to Perl mailing lists sponsored by
    perl.org at nntp://nntp.perl.org , a web interface to the same lists at
    http://nntp.perl.org/group/ and these lists are also available under the
    "perl.*" hierarchy at http://groups.google.com . Other groups are listed
    at http://lists.perl.org/ ( also known as http://lists.cpan.org/ ).

    A nice place to ask questions is the PerlMonks site,
    http://www.perlmonks.org/ , or the Perl Beginners mailing list
    http://lists.perl.org/showlist.cgi?name=beginners .

    Note that none of the above are supposed to write your code for you:
    asking questions about particular problems or general advice is fine,
    but asking someone to write your code for free is not very cool.


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