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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I did not dare to rate my own modules, because 1) I was sure the system did not allow it, and 2) I didn't want to look like an egotical fool in front of the Perl community.

    But I like my modules, and I like it even more when people tell me they like them too (which happened a few times recently). ;-)

  • I'm tempted to give that module a 0 star review to balance things out. :)
  • How it is (Score:5, Interesting)

    by djberg96 (2603) on 2003.10.21 10:21 (#25029) Journal
    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.

    • Re:How it is (Score:3, Insightful)

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

      Right. Although it is somewhat an edge case in its wording. ;-)

      But at least those five stars you gave were a) justitfied and b) given by you and not Tim Bunce.

      I knew it was harmless and that the real threat to the system was from stunts like the ones mentioned in this journal entry.

      I think people overestimate these ratings. I am not going to use a module unless I need it. Even if it has a few hundred stars
    • 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 :-).