Some of you may have noticed that the blogs.perl.org front page recently acquired a new “Page 2” link. This is a feature we’ve been wanting for quite some time, to help readers scan back through the thousands of entries our users have posted in the nearly three years we’ve been running.
As ever, we’d be delighted to hear about any problems you find with this (or any other aspect of the site), as well as your ideas for making the site better. Please get in touch with us, or raise an issue on GitHub.
The question of what standing job postings have on blogs.perl.org has come up a few times over the lifetime of the site. We discussed it informally among the team, but in the interest of clarity for everyone, we wanted to set something down in writing. These are our rules of thumb:
In general, we welcome job postings put up by developers or other technical members of the team being recruited for. If you want to put up a job posting on this site, chances are high that you are in this group by default. Particularly if you have a say in the hiring process for the job, please feel entirely free to post.
If however you are a HR person or recruiter, may we suggest jobs.perl.org as an appropriate venue to you?
We do not have hard and fast rules for cases that fall outside these clear buckets. Use your judgement; above all, don’t be annoying.
If you really feel unsure about whether your job posting is OK, feel free to get in touch with us directly via email to email@example.com. (Please do not use the comments on this post for this purpose. Among other reasons, you may go unnoticed.)