Unforseen circumstances mean that I need to set up a forum on my web-site. I don't expect heavy usage and it will need to run itself pretty much apart from approving users and moderation. My hosting provider is pushing SMF and from what I can see on the internet the case is compelling given where I am.
If I go down this route, should I say "Yippee, I'll get to dabble in PHP which my CV really needs." or are there opportunities for using perl that I cannot think of. I am sure any backend maintenance scripts would still continue to be written in perl. As much as anything I wonder whether anybody here has comparable experiences.