I recently decided to try to create a CPAN module I thought might be of interest to the community.
Having gone through the steps necessary to create an account and having read the admonition to seek input before adding needless modules to CPAN by posting on PrePan I was a bit disappointed to find that PrePan is not very active.
Is PrePan still a viable channel for vetting ideas or is there a different path? If so, the CPAN instructions might want to suggest the alternatives for bouncing ideas off the Perl community and embracing new folks to contribute to CPAN.
As an aside, I also volunteered too adopt a module by sending the requisite email to the author but never heard back. It's these kinds of experiences that tend to make me wonder why I don't heed the advice of everyone around me and switch to Python where the community is much more vibrant and less disorganized in general.
Having said that, I respect all of the people in the Perl world that have given so much of their time and energy to creating a useful ecosystem for application development. To those who are active in the Perl community and volunteer their time to create working tools without any pay or recognition I commend you.