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  • 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.
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    • 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      However, if I could find a way to simply delete my 1-star ratings (which apply only to an outdated version), I would.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.

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      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • > They're also highly unmaintainable,
        I can assure you: I am maintaining my modules just *perfectly*. The day I will need a maintainer, I will edit that style as needed, (or I will find a more flexible maintainer)

        > because they use a style of indentation that truly is a mistake.
        It may be difficult to read the first time because you are not use to it, and this is a con, but other people use it for the many pros you can find here:
        http://perl.4pro.net/perlish_coding_style.html [4pro.net]
        and since perl doesn't complain about it and since a few people find it useful, where truly is the "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 However, if I could find a way to simply delete my 1-star ratings (which apply only to an outdated version), I would.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.
        What about sending a kind request to the cpan-rating maintainer, asking him to kindly delete them?

        > I think arbitrary five-star ratings are clearly an abuse of the system though.
        And what do you think about the arbitrary one-star ratings?

        ANY rating/review is arbitrary by definition [*], since it puts into evidence the aspect(s) which is more interesting for the reviewer, exactly as you did regardless any other positive feature my modules may provide.

        Regards

        Domizio Demichelis

        [*] arbitrary: based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
        (antonym) nonarbitrary, unarbitrary: not subject to individual determination