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Re^10: Site facelift?

by luis.roca (Deacon)
on Nov 18, 2010 at 16:17 UTC ( #872293=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: Site facelift?
in thread Site facelift?

OK, fair enough. I appreciate the clarification.

We are all arguing whether or not this site is a turn off to potential adopters of Perl. The internet is a funny place. Someone does a search for a Perl topic, finds this site and...

The truth is we have no idea if they visit, get turned off by the design, then look to PHP/Ruby/Python or go bake cookies and forget the whole thing. The only possible way to measure success is when we see people sign up and participate. (I'm not even sure how easy that is to measure since I don't work under the hood of the site.) Otherwise we really have no clue.

So in some respects, you're right, this would be, at least in part, a vanity project. However, we'll just disagree (without a way to prove either case) on whether or not this will help the site itself and the perception of Perl as a whole.

Luis


"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote


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Re^11: Site facelift?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 19, 2010 at 23:44 UTC
    The truth is we have no idea if they visit, get turned off by the design, then look to PHP/Ruby/Python or go bake cookies and forget the whole thing.

    Sure we do.

    Anyone whose primary concern for choosing a technology is whether you think the design of a website discussing that technology is shiny enough is a lousy technologist and is unlikely to create anything interesting.

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