[Dancer-users] What's wrong with Dancer add-ons on search.cpan.org?
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  , I
think it's not paranoid to beleive that the whole Dancer ecosystem has been
targeted on CPAN ratings by the same individual.
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
> 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
> 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
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