[tpm] Fw: [pm_groups] Perl programming on the Perl Monger web sites - use of our web assets

J Z Tam jztam at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 9 10:16:33 PDT 2013

 Hey D, M, O, 
   Please create a ticket,  (or not)  to add the text:
          "This site is about the Perl programming language, especially for Perl Programmers"
on the main page, per Gabor's  request.

I've mocked up the meetup.com main page, so feedback to the list.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com>
To: PM Groups <pm_groups at pm.org> 
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2013 11:24:04 AM
Subject: [pm_groups] Perl programming on the Perl Monger web sites - use of	our web assets


Recently Mithaldu sent out another call to add "Perl programming" to
our web sites.

In general I don't think that this will solve the major issues Perl is
facing, but a few
comments on http://www.reddit.com/r/perl/comments/1jvq3f/do_your_piece_to_fix_tiobe_or_stop_talking_about/
convinced me that we are actually misleading TIOBE, and any other
organization comparing these expressions.
While you don't care how TIOBE ranks Perl, other people base their
perception and decisions on that.

Here is the quote that most convinced me:

"Of the first 20 hits for Perl, 17 are actual hits on Perl. Meanwhile
for the 20 Python results, 5 are actually about the programming

So I went ahead and update my two main sites:
The Perl Weekly http://perlweekly.com/ and the Perl Maven: http://perlmaven.com/
adding a sentence with "Perl Programming" in it to every page.
I have some more sites to change this way, but I'd like to go and call
all the Perl Monger leaders.

We have some very powerful web assets in our hands. Even if not many
people visit
the individual Perl Monger sites, they are respected by Google.

So we can use them to promote other Perl-related assets and to point out more
web site talking about "Perl Programming" and "Perl Programmers".

So It would be awesome if you could check your web site and make sure

1) it works
2) it has links to some important web site

I even created a recommended list for you based on what I
saw at http://houston.pm.org/ with some personal tweaks.
Please put your "area of service" instead of the dots and pick the links
you'd like to endorse:

This site is about the Perl programming language, especially for Perl
Programmers in

<li class="head">External resources</li>
<li><a href="http://blogs.perl.org/">Perl Blogs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ironman.enlightenedperl.org/">Planet Perl Iron Man</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perlmonks.org/">The Perl Monastery</a></li>
<li><a href="http://metacpan.org/">Meta CPAN</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perl.org/">The Perl Directory</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perl.com/">Perl.com</a></li>
<li><a href="http://padre.perlide.org/" title="perl editor">Perl
IDE</a></li><li class="head">News</li>
<li><a href="http://perlbuzz.com/">Perl Buzz</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlnews.org/">Perl News</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlsphere.net/">Perlsphere Aggregated Perl news</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlweekly.com/">Perl Weekly news</a></li>
<li class="head">Tutorials</li>
<li><a href="http://perl-tutorial.org/">A Collection</a></li>
<li><a href="http://learn.perl.org/tutorials/">Perl tutorials</a></li>
<li><a href="http://onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/">Modern Perl Book</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlmaven.com/perl-tutorial">Perl Maven Tutorial</a></li>

Oh yes, just to "lead by example" I have already updated both
and http://perl.org.il/ with the expressions and with some of the links.

regards and have a wonderful weekend!

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