pajout has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'v attempted to register in on January, to contribute some code. After filling some forms, I'v received attached e-mail. And now I am meditating about non-communication skills of pause and/or about basic opensource ideas and about my decreasing voluntarism...

Can anyone advice me, what I should do to pass the registration process in pause?

Request to register new user fullname: Jan Poslusny userid: PAJOUT mail: CENSORED homepage: why: I am planning to contribute the really simple module representing parsed xml document as perl object tree, supporting read access only, intended for easy reading and traversing of relatively short xml configuration files. The following links are only valid for PAUSE maintainers: Registration form with editing capabilities: +000_ec3871c061b6a902&SUBMIT_pause99_add_user_sub=1 Immediate (one click) registration: +000_ec3871c061b6a902&SUBMIT_pause99_add_user_Definitely=1

Moved from Meditations to Seekers of Perl Wisdom by Arunbear

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Re: Is PAUSE working?
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Mar 30, 2006 at 10:33 UTC

    I apologize that we missed your request and I've approved your user-id. I only saw one other message from you in the archives, and Adam Kennedy responded to that right away. Don't get too down on PAUSE because we missed one message. :)

    In the future, if we miss something, just ask again on . The chances of us missing something twice are a lot less.

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      Many thanks for quick action, my account is allowed now :)
      It could be, imho, helpfull to add some human contact address into the first (generated) email of the registration process - I had no idea about some contact address, browsing through, to ask people for help.

        The human contact email is, which about 5 people watch regularly. It's mentioned several times on the About PAUSE page, which also has a link to Andreas's email address. The Imprint page (required by law to show who's running the website) also has his email address. Additionally, you could have replied to the original message, which had the reply-to set to If you didn't like that, you might have replied to Adam Kennedy when he commented on your module name. You sent a message to the modules list about your module name, so you knew about that address. Besides that, you could have noticed any of the email addresses belonging to the people who fix things by browsing the archives for that list (which is the first Google hit for " archive").

        It looks like you didn't even try, and I'd like you to stop blaming PAUSE. As soon as I saw your Perlmonks post, I fixed your problem. I don't think there's anything more we could do to make it easy for you to contact us. You just have to try, and I don't see any evidence that you did that.

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Re: Is PAUSE working?
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Mar 30, 2006 at 09:00 UTC
    Looks like you've slipped through the cracks :) DIEGOK applied after you, and he got an account.

    Simply contact the pause guys and refer them to your original message

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