in reply to
New to Perl Link
I think the problem is that if some one is new to perl they would then also be new to the Monastery. Making another area or tutorial will not make the problem go away. Often I see some one who has a dire problem and is desperately looking for a solution as soon as possible. They are not going to take the time to do a search or look around. Their first impressions might be that PM is more like an open forum. I think you would get better results by steering those who are "New to Perl" to where they would be more likely to get a faster answer: by doing a search.