He makes a very good point, use.perl.org works for me (but is probably still eating into pudge's free time), but other sites can suffer as they are small or pet projects and/or disorganised.
People have put a lot of effort into producing good sites, but as time moves forward they have new things to worry about (work, family, going to japan as a missionary, etc) and the sites can be left neglected or just fall behind the standards set by 'competitors' in other languages.
I know I have ideas about how to improve the searching for search.cpan.org (who hasn't? some have even written there own alternatives) and feel strongly that we need to start pulling together on official or semi-official perl websites - not just the interesting and active ones like perlmonks and use.perl, but the ones that require decent copy, improvements and being kept up to date or follow improvements on sites and tools for other languages.
Often it can be off-putting to contribute to a website when the author is or appears to be hard to reach. Also when somebody runs a server they are sensibly reluctant to give out accounts or the privilidges to fix or modify the site.
Recently I have been working to get the london.pm tech talks page up to date. I expected it to be relatively simple but ate a lot more time than I expected and this has put me off volounteering to take on any more website fixing until it becomes quicker and easier.
Oddly it can be easier to get patches into a major piece of code than to get a small fix on a website. There aren't any mailing lists to discuss problems with a given perl website, no cvs of the current codebase,documents,images, etc and no bug/request tracking to make life easier for the maintainers.
If we could apply some of the techniques used to load-balance software projects to some of the perl websites it should make it quicker and easier to fix them. We can build informal webs of trust much like those that allow shared CVS access to a project or peer review of ideas and suggestions, FAQs, splitting or sharing of tasks, etc.
If I knew I could share responsability for maintaining a site that I would be interested in like graphing or OOPF or applications I would make a start next week. The perl applications page at perl.org could integrate nicely with apprentices, and rt, etc.
We could also use the websites to showcase cool perl technology like buscador to track lists, or siesta to manage lists, the perl SVN bindings or version tracking and bugzilla/rt are both perl, it can't be hard to port planet to perl either.
I don't have much freetime, but I would be prepared to contribute at least a few hours to helping organise something.