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Re: Dealing with CPAN reviews

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 21, 2009 at 17:11 UTC ( [id://790413] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dealing with CPAN reviews

The worse thing is when potential employers review your CPAN reviews and because some idiot, who obviously has a vendetta, wrote you a nasty review, your work doesn't look as impressive.

Really, CPAN reviews can do a lot of damage. I have some reviews that are many years old and are no longer applicable since I have updated my modules, but the reviews STICK AROUND, despite trying to contact the reviewers in the hopes that they could either update or retract their past reviews. I never could reach them and so it seems that I am stuck with the crazy and negative reviews.

After a while, you just realize that the reviews mean squat. Sure, they can be helpful in determining whether you will give a particular module a whirl, but they should all be taken with a grain of salt. It would be nice if there were a disclaimer on CPANratings indicating this.