I just wanted to get a "friendly" discourse going and see what others might come up with.
I figure there are plenty of people who come to this site and love perl who have different talents. I'm sure there must be someone who is really good at design that may feel the same. I'm not trying to dump the responsibility on anyone else. I'm just trying to get a discussion going. I'm not suggesting that you do something tonight or within the next month. But, perhaps, we could map it out.
I'm willing to contribute my time and money to helping, because I'd like for Perl to get the recognition it deserves. As a community, we could pull our resources together...or maybe not.
Wouldn't it be nice to spread it around more and have people come to the site? What if this is their first look at Perl after hearing something negative about it? It may just confirm that.
And that guys is correct in that I just signed up for an account a few days ago. That's because I just got a job where I get to use Perl again.
But, I used this site about 10 years ago when I was working as a Perl programmer professionally. Then the bubble burst and I moved to Austin. I can't find crap around here for Perl jobs. There all PHP on Craig's List. I've learned some Php. Hey, it's pretty cool. But, it just not the same as Perl.
So yeah, I came back to the site after not really using it for years and it still looks the same. Everyone now a days has social media built into their sites. That is where the sites are going today. Not only that, but even the more technical sites still have nice graphics and gradients, like perl.com. They make it look like an O'Reilly book or something like that.
So, I'm not trying to be a know it all or anything like that. It just pisses me off how Perl has been pushed to the side in favor of php. And, after using mod_perl and setting it up, I can say that perl can do the same stuff. I don't have the benchmarks, but I do like the language better. And, Perl has so many more uses. Anyhow, do I really need to make this argument on perlmonks.com? Shouldn't this be the place where we are biased in favor of perl?