Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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I've updated the CPAN Testers Statistics site with all the latest numbers. Interesting to note that Chris Williams is making a gallant effort to become top-dog
There have been a number of new addresses appearing, many are for existing cpan-testers, but there are a notable number who aren't, or at least they are addresses I've not been able to map. Which brings me to my request.
There are currently 563 addresses I've not been able to map, throughout the whole of the cpan-testers lifespan. Many of those address are likely to be from people who don't submit reports anymore, so there's not a lot I can do about that. However, of the existing and new cpan-testers, it would be useful if there was some way to easily recognise their posting name/address so that I can map them to known addresses. Now I can appreciate that some would like to keep their addresses hidden, but there are still two ways you can help me.
The first is to use your PAUSEID@cpan.org mail address, which is already widely known on the web from your Perl contributions. However, that only works if you're a CPAN author. E.g. email@example.com.
The second way is to use your name or PAUSEID (for those that prefer it) together with the email address, if you can configure it as such. E.g. "BARBIE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So far there have been 881 by UNKNOWN USER, with addresses such as 'root@localhost', as well as the other 563 unmapped addresses. Having something that can help me associate these addresses to you would be very much appreciated.
Note that if you are going to add a name to your submission, please don't use something like the following, as they don't help
You can also let me know if there are any addresses in the list that are yours that I haven't mapped