blogs.perl.org... Perl's Death by 1,000 Cuts

Just trying to log into blogs.perl.org to comment on David Mertens' PDL features I'd like to see in Perl 6 was a huge pain in the ass... in fact just getting the login to work for this was also but I won't go there.

Imagine how many would-be contributors have been turned off by what is described below.

  1. Open a post and click "Sign In" to comment, you get a login page WITHOUT the "wordpress" option... more on that later.
  2. The actual options on this page are
    1. Movable Type - Broken unless you reset password and then you still can't post
    2. Open ID - what? go to their page and they tell you to use wordpress or Google... all non simple... can I just get a Login Please?
    3. LiveJournal - get a can't call name on object reference blah blah blah error
    4. Vox - wast that a blog site at one time, where do you get a login?
    5. Google... error... not supported
    6. Now if you click "Sign In" from the main page, you do see a WordPress login and you can login. So if you commented to this post, congratulations on having a wordpress login where you logged in from the main page.


Don't believe me look at the bug reports: https://github.com/blogs-perl-org/blogs.perl.org/issues

How long has as blogs.perl.org been bleeding the community?

Perl is obviously having trouble getting fresh blood... this is how our community dies drop by drop.

9 Comments

Guess it's fixed? At least sign-in worked fine for me.

Could I ask, are you volunteering to help out, or are you just moaning? - either are fine, but your post isn't clear on if you have a solution

I understand it's very frustrating. My suggestion is to open your own blog. Preferably on your own domain. Even a static blog with Disqus as a commenting system would work. Once you have that and posted an article send a link to editors at perlweekly.com. We'll help you get the word out.

Ok. Why don't you do that. Let me know when you want a dump of the current data so that you can migrate it all into Wordpress.

test test test...

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