[Dancer-users] What's wrong with Dancer add-ons on search.cpan.org?

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 18:07:46 CEST 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Flavio Poletti <polettix at gmail.com> wrote:
> After 10 days the bad ratings are still there, so I was curious to see
> whether I was the only one impacted and I discovered that I'm not. Most
> Dancer extensions have one-star ratings and no review at all, even though
> there seem to be reviews according to the search page. E.g. see
> http://search.cpan.org/search?m=all&q=dancer&s=41

I actually noticed this in several places, including your modules.

> What do you think about it?

Perhaps I'm just paranoid, but it seems to me like continued abuse from
people who, still unbeknown to me, do not like Dancer so much that they try
deface anything related to it.

> What can we do?

You can try to open a ticket with https://github.com/perlorg/perlweb. This
is where you can address this as a bug, and have it responded to relatively
quick. Not having any review but still only 1 star, on every module that you
wrote, seems very much like abuse, or at least a possible bug.

Although the CPAN Ratings idea was excellent, it seems to be very open to
abuse. Unfortunately we apparently have a serious abuser (or abusers) in the
Perl community. I reckon Google's +1 is a much better idea.

Even though I don't think anyone in this list will do such a thing, I still
want to emphasize not to "retaliate" whoever you think might be doing this.
Do not go around writing bad reviews for others as "payback". Stay honest,
stay fabulous. :)
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