The gods are the system administrators of the PerlMonks web site. There is very little 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.
The gods are your court of last appeal: send a message to the gods.
(Note: if you are not logged in, you will only be able to send a message to the gods via the form on the Retrieving a forgotten username or password page.) Sending a message from this site is the preferred method of contact.
If you really need an out-of-band way of contacting the site administrators, there also is firstname.lastname@example.org, but please really consider sending a message first.
Some of these gods have separate accounts for their non-godly activities; those "mortal" accounts are linked to near the top of each godly account's home node.