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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.

    • 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 guess others handle things quite similarily.

      Likewise with the ratings: the not so frequently used modules probably don't get ratings at all. That's why I for instance gave high ratings to Convert::Binary::C and autobox. They are seldom used, but their authors should get some credit for a very nice piece of work.

      But crediting oneself wont work. Only foreign credits make you feel lofty. :-)