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Sunday March 26, 2006
06:13 AM

CPAN Forum at www.cpanforum.com: Why isn't it more active?

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Perhaps it isn't inactive. There were 70 messages there since Monday and it's now Sunday.

Perhaps all the popular modules have their own mailing lists or other forums.
Meaning by definition, there won't be many messages.

But even some well-known modules like ingy's don't have forums. In particular, cpanforum didn't spring to mind, when I wanted to post something about Test::Base somewhere.

Perhaps I should have sent it to perl-qa@perl.org.

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  • I guess the question I ask is, what problem does it solve?

    We have rt for bugs, cpanratings for ratings, annocpan for notes, and the larger modules have their own community.

    So what is cpanforum solve exactly.

    • Perhaps it's like a standing or open invitation directed at anyone and everyone. For you, as a user of this particular module, we offer here the opportunity to develop a community, whether you want to or not.

      So, yes it is a 'solution looking for a problem'. But perhaps that solution, ie 'the solution looking for a problem,' is not the right solution.

      What is the solution? What is the solution? What is the problem?

      Perhaps YAGNI is a problem? Or is YAGNI NOT a problem?

      The offer of space for a com
  • I looked at that forum a long time ago, but haven't monitored it regularly, and I just noticed a very old post regarding a problem with one of my modules. [cpanforum.com] Of course, there isn't enough details to make any kind of diagnosis...I wonder if they still need help :-) I think that kind of help is probably better served at Perl Monks [perlmonks.org], where someone might have helped or at least asked for more details before I even realized there was a problem :-)