Let's be honest, the real question should be : "Why isn't slashdot running the everything engine?".
Further, I think it's silly statements like "we are supposed to be the
Perl community site. Shouldn't we have foo
?" that do more damage than good. Sure it starts with something like journals, but then it's perl fruit baskets, and then something truly ludicrous like perl thong underwear.
Why change for the sake of change, or going with the popular crowd? I don't think slash would be as ameniable to perlmonks as everything already is.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.