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Feb 17 / Mike Ward

PerlMonks

Someone, anyone – please improve the PerlMonks website.

It’s such an invaluable resource, with with major names in the Perl community like chromatic and Randal Schwartz and brian d foy. It’s one of the best places to go to just read about in-depth Perl questions people have, to see what other people are doing with Perl, and to generally learn about Perl.

The site, in terms of content and community, is incredible. The site, in terms of the software itself, is deplorable.

It’s not just hideous, it’s built on old, bad design. It wasn’t long ago they even had plaintext passwords leaked. Plain text passwords. On one of the most important sites for one of the biggest languages on the web. If that isn’t indicative of the problem alone, I don’t know what is.

Perl is a great language, it deserves better.

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