It took me a while to figure out how to post a question. But I figured it out.
I wonder if that's a common problem and if so how things could be changed to help. Every page has a link to PerlMonks FAQ which in turn links to I want to ask a question of the Perl Monks; where do I start?. The chatterbox is available on every page - did you try asking there? Did you try the search box? This site seems (to me) to be very well documented and certainly moreso than many others of a similar type but there's always room for improvement.