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Occasionally, the gods find it fitting to set the faithful to a task: a Quest.

Each Quest is active for a limited time. This is usually fairly short — a few days or weeks — but sometimes a Quest lasts until the end of the epoch.

Quests are the gods' way of soliciting idea from the general populace for ideas for improving PerlMonks. Therefore, Monks who contribute worthy suggestions are eligible to receive special dispensations of eXperience Points. However, a greater incentive is the fame and karma (let's call it "pharma") that naturally accrues to successful Questers .

from All About Perl Quests

Reviews Quest
Starts at: Jul 06, 2000 at 20:00
Ends at:Jul 10, 2000 at 20:00
Current Staus: Finished
7 replies by vroom
    Your mission: make the Reviews Section look a lot less bare. Write up a review for your favorite module, book, conference, PM user. If you're lucky I might write up a review of YAPC or Memoize

    If you really have an ax to grind with a given book... etc or believe it's your divine call to warn others to avoid a given book etc... that's allowed too.

    Update: Post your review in Reviews. I'm deleting any reviews in this thread when they become a /real/ review.

Themes Design Quest
Starts at: Jun 12, 2000 at 17:00
Ends at:Jun 16, 2000 at 19:00
Current Staus: Finished
3 replies by vroom
    Your job to design a theme for inclusion into Perl Monks. You can do this a number of ways. Save the HTML from the frontpage and one from a node with some replies listed below it. Save the HTML page... play around with the colors replace any images with your own and then send me a copy of the source plus any images you may have changed. Another option is to take a screen shot of a page and send me the result. If you take that approach I'd like you to include a message with all of the hex color values you used for various attributes.

    I'll include any I like plus the one you guys vote up the highest.

    Entries can be e-mailed to me at

Apparel design quest
Starts at: Jun 07, 2000 at 18:00
Ends at:Jun 19, 2000 at 12:00
Current Staus: Finished
3 replies by vroom
    You've read about people's ideas at PerlMonks T-Shirts now is your chance to unleash your creative talents and see what you can come up with. E-mail me image files at I will then post them in one central location and then we will vote to decide which designs we would like to go into production.

    Update: Entries are now available for your perusal at Apparel Design Entries

Contest Ideas Quest
Starts at: Jun 05, 2000 at 16:10
Ends at:Jun 12, 2000 at 16:10
Current Staus: Finished
24 replies by vroom
    Your mission: come up with contest ideas that you think sound interesting. (Going into high school english teacher mode) The 5 things you need for a first rate contest proposal are:
    • What is the contest?
    • How will entries be submitted?
    • How will the entries be scored?
    • Who will score the entries?
    • When/will submissions be viewable by everyone?
Code Catacombs Reorganization
Starts at: May 26, 2000 at 13:00
Ends at:May 27, 2000 at 13:00
Current Staus: Finished
9 replies by vroom
    I've tried to organize the Code Catacombs a bit so there isn't just one big listing. I'll admit the process was a bit haphazard so I though I'd give y'all a chance to give it a once over. Tell me about any categories you think are missing... things that are misplaced, or should be placed in a second location. So have at it.
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