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Perl 5 wiki

The [official Perl 5 wiki](http://p3rl.org/wiki) has recently become
unusable for its original purpose, see the
[announcement](http://use.perl.org/~schwern/journal/33751). It is
currently impossible to register as a new user. I sent an email to
<support <at> socialtext.com> six days ago and have yet to receive an
acknowledgement/reply/fix.

I am looking for a champion to take up the cause: investigate what's
going on and keep nagging so that access to registration is restored.
In case we cannot get satisfaction in a reasonable time, let's consider
cutting ties. Some initial thoughts:

* Export everything, tools available from
  <http://search.cpan.org/~lukec/>.
* Evaluate Perl wiki softwares and import. Should support [Wiki
  Creole](http://enwp.org/Creole_(markup)) and
  [Markdown](http://enwp.org/Markdown) syntaxes for editing. Usability
  must pass mst's opinion as "not crap". Must not have URL cruft.
  Insert your own favourite bikeshed colour here.
* Find a reliable host for the software: Perl NOC/digital
  craftsmen/speedchilli/etc.
* Ask [Perl NOC](http://noc.perl.org/) for `wiki.perl.org` CNAME.
* Send webmasters of perlfoundation.org and socialtext.net some
  configuration snippets for their Apache httpd and nginx so that the
  legacy URLs permanently redirect to the new ones.
Gabor Szabo | 13 Feb 17:31 2012
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Re: Perl 5 wiki

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯 <daxim <at> cpan.org> wrote:
> The [official Perl 5 wiki](http://p3rl.org/wiki) has recently become
> unusable for its original purpose, see the
> [announcement](http://use.perl.org/~schwern/journal/33751). It is
> currently impossible to register as a new user. I sent an email to
> <support <at> socialtext.com> six days ago and have yet to receive an
> acknowledgement/reply/fix.

I guess you are talking about  https://www.socialtext.net/perl5/
While I would like to have a better solution but in the meantime
there is the big "Registration and Support" link at the top that leads
to a page which tells me to ask one of the administrators to get a new
account.

Unfortunately I am the only one listed there :-(

I don't have any more powers there but I can add new users.

Gabor


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