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Journal of djberg96 (2603)

Tuesday October 21, 2003
10:39 AM

Idea for cpanratings

[ #15312 ]
This journal entry is in response to Ethan's journal about CPAN authors rating their own modules (which I agree is lame).

My solution (which I mentioned in a reply to Ethan's entry but wanted mentioned here) would be to require a minimum of 3 (or whatever) ratings before a rating actually becomes "visible" for that module. This prevents that silliness and helps guarantee a more balanced review.

Just an idea.

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  • still... (Score:2, Interesting)

    Suppose the author enters the site from various machines and rates the module...

    Such problems are inherent to all rating systems on the net, unfortunately...

    • Well, if someone is really willing to go out of their way to do something like that, it ought to tell you a lot about the author.

      Generally speaking, I think this falls into the "more trouble than it's worth" category for all but the most determined (not to mention kooky) authors.

  • Where's the problem? Surely you're not suggesting that self-ratings will allow distortions of the otherwise accurate rating system.