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

sukria sukria at sukria.net
Tue Aug 2 08:00:06 CEST 2011

On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:07:46 +0300, sawyer x <xsawyerx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> deface anything related to it.

Considering the recent history with CPAN ratings and Dancer [1] [2], I
think it's not paranoid to beleive that the whole Dancer ecosystem has been
targeted on CPAN ratings by the same individual.

2: http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2011/07/sinatra-loves-dancer.html

By the way, even if this individual remains unknown (because always
behaving under a false identity) I'm now pretty sure it's not a group, but
a sole person (and have some clues about his/her location). Apparently
he/she really hates Dancer and everyone/anything related to it. Maybe it's
someone who got frustrated in the past, maybe there's absolutely no reason
to explain his/her actions. We - the dancer core team - really don't
understand how it is possible to hate with such harshness an open-source
project, but, well, anyways... 

>> What can we do?
> You can try to open a ticket with https://github.com/perlorg/perlweb.
> is where you can address this as a bug, and have it responded to
> 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.

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

Well, the +1 idea is not a rating, it's just a one-directional vote saying
"I like it". Indeed you can't abuse it because it's a positive action only,
but it's very fuzzy compared to a real rating system. Anyways.

I think another peaceful and non agressive answer we can do - as a
community - is to start filling ratings ourselves on as many Dancer module
as we can (one rating per individual, we play with the rules). Honnest,
non-angry ratings. At least for the modules where there is only one star.

Creating an account is done in 2 minutes here:

That could increase the average rating for all the affected modules, at

Best Regards,


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