The gods are the system administrators of the PerlMonks web site. In principle, there's not much they can't do. For example:
- they have full access to the site's code, database, and logs.
- they perform site maintenance and development tasks.
- they can run statistics on database records, e.g. to look at usage patterns.
Even so, the gods operate according to an ethic which reflects the site's tradition of voluntary self-restraint and mutual respect.