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Re: Don't waste your time (Was: Registering CPAN module namespace)

by brian_d_foy (Abbot)
on May 04, 2008 at 20:29 UTC ( #684477=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Don't waste your time (Was: Registering CPAN module namespace)
in thread Registering CPAN module namespace

Not very well monitored? What's your standard for that? Almost everything is taken care of the same day. I take offense at you spreading FUD about this. I look at the list every day that I have net access, which is almost every day. Adam and Steffen take care of quite a bit of work, and Johan immediately takes care of all new Id requests.

It's extremely well monitored. You are saying that we are slacking, and you do mean offense. Saying anything about it has nothing to do with the point you are making and you could have left it out. But you have some reason to take a swipe at us.

So, what didn't we do for you that you think we should have done? What grudge do you have? Are you still mad about a two week delay in response for Tree::Simple from 2004? That was four years ago. Since then you've written to modules rarely and in in case received a prompt reply.

Update: Indeed, modules@perl.org is for dealing with PAUSE, fixing broken distros, and transferring module permissions. Any sort of other discussion is best taken elsewhere. That address isn't a mailing list, it's just a mail alias for all of the admins. If someone wants to discuss modules, they probably better off in module-authors@perl.org, or even right here on Perlmonks.

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Comment on Re: Don't waste your time (Was: Registering CPAN module namespace)
Re^2: Don't waste your time (Was: Registering CPAN module namespace)
by stvn (Monsignor) on May 04, 2008 at 23:08 UTC

    Sorry. Yes, you are 100% correct, the "Can I have a PAUSE ID" and "There is a problem with my PAUSE ID, please help" issues are handled right away, and you guys do an awesome job at that. And from skimming over the last 6 months or so of the list archives it seems that you in particular do quite a bit of responding to module registration requests and issues, so again, I apologize for imply that there is no one doing that, because clearly I am wrong. My choice of words was poor, and I apologize for that.

    What I really meant is that modules@perl.org (despite what the name implies) is not a good forum for discussing module ideas and module naming help requests because it is pretty much only monitored by a small group of people and is not a "community hangout" (on the flip side, the archives have very few bike-shed-color suggestions, so maybe this is a good thing (hmm my foot is tasting better and better each time I put it in my mouth)).

    But yeah, your point is correct, I could have made my point without saying that (or the clarified version too actually).

    So, what didn't we do for you that you think we should have done? What grudge do you have? Are you still mad about a two week delay in response for Tree::Simple from 2004? That was four years ago. Since then you've written to modules rarely and in in case received a prompt reply.

    Wow, good memory, even I forgot that. It was not a grudge thing at all, I am simply trying to point out that registration was at one time very useful for CPAN, but now with search.cpan.org being the primary gateway, seems to be less so.

    -stvn

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