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Being a 25-year old chap living in the western-most town of Germany. Stuying communication and information science and being a huge fan of XS-related things.

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Friday July 09, 2004
04:13 PM

Having fun with cpanratings.perl.org

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Hmmh, let's see. A while ago, Randal L. Schwartz gave one-star ratings to all modules by Domizio Demichelis due to a rather questionable practice in all their Makefile.PLs. Now their author seems to have launched a counter-attack, by having two people (Massimiliano Ciancio and Carlos Molina Garcia, two Italian sounding names, go figure) give all of his modules five stars.

I am now almost tempted to create a couple of alter egos which will downgrade his modules. Might be fun to see new Italian CPAN raters spring into existance after that to hand out five-star ratings to these modules again.

Really very tempting, if it just wasn't so childish.

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  • Which is why I like quantative assessments such as CPANTS much better. I really ought to look behind the sofa and see if I can find some tutits to help implement a citation index for CPAN

  • Re: Having fun with cpanratings.perl.org

    The first name is without a doubt Italian but the second seems to be Spanish.

    Perhaps it isn't a conspiracy. Perhaps they voted in reaction to Randal's vote.

    I think that a one star rating on all the modules was unfair. They should have been rated on their usefulness, implementation or efficacy. Instead they were downrated to make a point. That was unworthy.

    John.
    --

    • They're also highly unmaintainable, because they use a style of indentation that truly is a mistake.

      However, if I could find a way to simply delete my 1-star ratings (which apply only to an outdated version), I would. I have not found any way to do that though.

      I think arbitrary five-star ratings are clearly an abuse of the system though.

      --
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
  • I should probably stay away from this thread: being the author of CGI::Builder::TT2, I'm directly involved. But, since it lets me point out some things that are currencly giving me "troubles", I'll speak:
    • Carlos, thank you for the 5/5, but if it's only to counterbalance Randal's 1/5, I'd prefear you didn't rate my module :)
    • I think Randal has been too quick in rating my module, and Domizio's ones. I made a mistake releasing CGI::Builder::TT2 0.01 as it was, and I'm not arguing on this point, but I correct
  • Hello!!
    I'm here!
    I exist!
    I am not an "alter ego".
    I am Massimiliano Ciancio.
    My name DOES NOT SOUND Italian: it IS Italian.
    I am on Internet since 1996 (do you know Google? Please, use it!).
    I studied Computer Science at the University of Pisa and I was already working with computers when you were just a kid, but - more important - I never said anything about someone without knowing anything about him.

    My CGI::Builder review is due to MY GOOD OPINION about this framework, due to the help it provides me.
  • > if it just wasn't so childish

    Thank you for saving everybody from one more childish action of you, because your post itself is already childish enough, since while you did take the time to do offensive irony, you didn't take the time to verify the following:

    1. Verify that Carlos Molina Garcia is from Venezuela, as you could have seen by just doing a Google search even BEFORE thinking about your post
    2. Verify that both Massimiliano Ciancio and Carlos Molina Garcia "springed into existance" as regular u
    • Thank you for saving everybody from one more childish action of you, because your post itself is already childish enough, since while you did take the time to do offensive irony, you didn't take the time to verify the following: ...

      So I was wrong. Hardly the first time that this has happened, and neither will it be the last time. It isn't worrying me a lot. It isn't uncommon to sense fishiness under the circumstances that I described. Tough luck that my assumptions were wrong. On the other hand, it has p