Volunteer at perl.org - help us manage the mailing lists


We are now accepting applications for the exciting position of volunteer list-owner / mailing list support at perl.org. Your job will be to patiently help users unsubscribe, ensure them they won't be unsubscribed when ezmlm tells them their mail host bounced the list mails, direct them to the right posting address when they erroneously email dbi-users-owner instead of dbi-users and other such tasks.

I've done it (or not done it as it has been the last year, see the graph of open and new tickets) since '99 and I promise you it's fun work!

sad list-owner graph

Okay, maybe it's not so fun - but we really need your help. Vani has helped occasionally, but we haven't kept up the last year very well.

I built a new little spiffy HTTP tool (fancy JSON and AJAX stuff) to interface the subscriber lists (and do manual unsubscribes) so we can now have people help without needing more logins on the list server.

If we get a couple of volunteers then it'll only take a little bit of time every day or two - at least after the backlog has been cleared.

Please help! Email ask@perl.org. A patient nature, a commitment to stick with it for at least 5-6 months, reasonable written English skills and an honest reputation when we search the web, our list archives and usenet for your name and email address is needed. Volunteers from all timezones are encouraged.

update I got as many people offering to help as we can use for now; thank you thank you! Keep an eye on the Perl NOC Log for more things we need help with in the not too far future!


i'm not sure why it is, but i get very little of this administrative stuff for the lists at lists.mysql.com now. maybe forums.mysql.com has siphoned away most of the people who can't figure out the mailing lists.

does NOC belong to TPF? if so, shouldn't this be posted to blog.perlfoundation.org?

seems there are too many places to announce things and hard to keep up with. I thought that's what the tpf blog,news for, centralized things. :)

Qiang, I did post it there too.

- ask


It's usually just a couple of mails or four a week; but if they are not dealt with it stacks up. :-)

A disproportional large amount of them are for lists like "dbi-users" and "beginners". Very few are for say the perl6 lists or "perl-xs".

- ask

i found this post:

after typing "Make Magazine Promotional Code" into google.

i bought issues 1, 3 and 4. missed 2, i will order it. i finally got around to subscribing and the promotional code still works(as of 5 minutes ago).

thank you very much.
neil k

also, went to your main page to find a link for this post and like your site, i will check back.

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