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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • How it is (Score:5, Interesting)

    What, you mean my silly rating for DBI hasn't caused the cpanrating system to crumble? SHOCKING!

    This is, frankly, why I brushed off hfb and pudge's "the sky is falling" complaints - I knew it was harmless and that the real threat to the system was from stunts like the ones mentioned in this journal entry.

    One solution would be to do what bebits.com does - you don't get a visible rating until at least 10 people have voted on your code. I think I would reduce that to 3 for cpanratings, but it would work.

    • by pudge (1) on 2003.10.21 18:02 (#25047) Homepage Journal
      I hardly said the sky is falling. I just said that I believed the system would be abused, and I was skeptical that it would be useful. Actually, so far, the system has been useless because it has not been used *enough*, in my opinion.

      And I will come clean and note that I rated one of my own modules, D'oh, but the module is a joke to begin with (and predates Acme:: by several years :-).