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Re: Perl Monks Birthday?

by davido (Cardinal)
on Nov 19, 2019 at 02:13 UTC ( #11108886=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Monks Birthday?

I hope the original creators of the site are aware of the good they have done for so many of us who use it. The same goes for all the people who have participated and contributed here. The site has become pretty antiquated in its look and feel. Its code base is goofy by today's standards. Perl has enjoyed tremendous success and then tremendous competition for a slice of the pie it helped to bake. But for some of us, this site was instrumental in helping us hone our craft, regardless of the language we use today, or will use in the coming years. I use Perl every day at work. But I use other tools and languages too. Some may gradually become more used, and others less, over time. But here I gained an appreciation for problem solving, and many of the things I learned here I'm able to translate into other domains. 20 years. Wow. I've been here for over 15 of them. To me that's another "wow." Thanks everyone. While I hope to be working in this business another fifteen, the next fifteen will probably bring a lot more change to our industry than the last fifteen, or even twenty. It's doubtful that PerlMonks will stand the 40-year test of time. But it's still here today, and eventually its legacy will be how it facilitated aspects of our own growth.


Dave

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Re^2: Perl Monks Birthday?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 21, 2019 at 04:03 UTC
    The site has become pretty antiquated in its look and feel.

    Perlmonks is retro. Retro is cool. Please don't change a thing! (But feel free to clean up that section list at the top anytime :)

      feel free to clean up that section list at the top anytime

      Could you please elaborate on that.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
        >> feel free to clean up that section list at the top anytime

        > Could you please elaborate on that.

        It's the only thing that bugs me about Perlmonk's otherwise perfect utilitarian design (vroom++). I think pipes are problematic separators there because capitalized text has a lot of vertical lines, so it looks cluttered, compared to something like bullet points:

          Log in • Create a new user • The Monastery Gates • Super Search • Seekers of Perl Wisdom • Meditations • PerlMonks Discussion • Obfuscation • Reviews • Cool Uses For Perl • Perl News • Q&A • Tutorials • Poetry • Recent Threads • Newest Nodes • Donate • What's New

        • When the line breaks are removed the menu wraps smoothly (as shown here).

        • Turning off text-decoration (underline) on links would clean up the menu and modernize the look of the entire site.

        • Maybe integrate the monkquip with the blue page header. I think it wants to be under "PerlMonks" or over the search box or in its own blue <tr>.

        • Need Help?? One question mark.

        Thanks for all you do, and keep up the good work on Perlmonks!

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