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The CPAN “Once a Week, Every Week” Contest

While the idea of this contest wasn’t proposed until 2012, it’s interesting to go back to the start of the CPAN and see who made long release chains even when they weren’t trying to.

The 200 Longest Chains of All Time

Starting from August 16, 1995

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 248 * 23%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 208 24%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 200 26%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 165 29%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 21%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 38%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 50%
8 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 53%
9 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 119 * 11%
10 MANWAR Sep 7, 2014 117 * 16%
11 MGV Jan 25, 2015 97 * 14%
12 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 22%
13 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 35%
14 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 71 19%
15 KRYDE May 23, 2010 66 27%
16 RWSTAUNER Mar 18, 2012 58 12%
17 IVANWILLS Oct 19, 2014 54 15%
18 DROLSKY Jan 18, 2009 51 58%
19 PEVANS Mar 31, 2013 48 36%
20 SRI May 25, 2014 46 27%
21 JKEGL Sep 23, 2012 46 26%
22 IVANWILLS Jan 24, 2016 45 * 15%
23 LEONT Aug 5, 2012 44 27%
24 PLICEASE Apr 21, 2013 38 17%
25 SKIM Jul 20, 2014 38 10%
26 ADAMK Nov 21, 2010 37 37%
27 GFUJI Jul 26, 2009 36 23%
28 FLORA Mar 15, 2009 36 20%
29 SHARYANTO Jan 12, 2014 33 21%
30 DAGOLDEN May 26, 2013 30 40%
31 PETDANCE Oct 5, 2003 30 29%
32 KUERBIS Oct 26, 2014 30 13%
33 EXODIST Feb 21, 2016 28 18%
34 JHTHORSEN Jul 7, 2013 27 22%
35 AWNCORP Jan 1, 2012 27 19%
36 INGY Oct 19, 2014 26 29%
37 BINARY May 25, 2014 26 10%
38 YANICK Feb 17, 2013 25 25%
39 CSSON Nov 23, 2014 25 6%
40 MIYAGAWA Jan 20, 2013 24 45%
41 SMUELLER Aug 24, 2008 24 35%
42 AVAR Feb 7, 2010 24 11%
43 SHLOMIF Aug 19, 2012 23 37%
44 FAYLAND Feb 1, 2009 23 25%
45 JETTERO Mar 22, 2009 23 18%
46 NUFFIN May 25, 2008 23 16%
47 MLEHMANN Mar 2, 2008 22 46%
48 PREACTION Nov 16, 2014 22 9%
49 BOBTFISH Mar 8, 2009 21 19%
50 AUTRIJUS Aug 22, 2004 21 19%
51 GPHAT Sep 4, 2011 21 18%
52 WYANT Oct 25, 2015 20 31%
53 REEDFISH Jul 17, 2016 20 * 23%
54 KARMAN Aug 10, 2008 19 27%
55 DUNCAND Jul 5, 2009 19 22%
56 STEVAN Sep 26, 2004 19 19%
57 TBONE Jul 13, 2003 19 18%
58 JSIRACUSA Nov 6, 2005 19 17%
59 MRDVT Sep 13, 2009 19 12%
60 AZAWAWI Apr 19, 2009 19 9%
61 DROLSKY Jul 31, 2016 18 * 58%
62 JFRIED May 29, 2011 18 9%
63 SYAGI Mar 23, 2014 18 6%
64 MARKOV Sep 2, 2007 17 39%
65 DMAKI Sep 2, 2007 17 29%
66 GETTY Mar 17, 2013 17 13%
67 CORNELIUS Sep 5, 2010 17 9%
68 RENEEB Nov 16, 2014 16 17%
69 BKB Aug 23, 2015 16 15%
70 BOSU Oct 22, 2006 16 12%
71 JPRIT Dec 21, 1997 16 12%
72 BEROV Feb 1, 2015 16 8%
73 GRANTG Jan 8, 2006 16 5%
74 RKELSCH Jun 28, 2015 16 4%
75 CHIPS Dec 15, 1996 16 4%
76 SALVA Nov 20, 2011 15 34%
77 ISHIGAKI May 25, 2014 15 23%
78 RURBAN Nov 15, 2009 15 19%
79 SARTAK Jan 11, 2009 15 17%
80 KAZEBURO Aug 4, 2013 15 16%
81 VPIT Feb 24, 2008 15 14%
82 AVENJ Jan 27, 2013 15 13%
83 ZOFFIX Jan 6, 2008 15 12%
84 LGODDARD Apr 15, 2001 15 11%
85 WARRINGD May 15, 2011 15 9%
86 XENO Jul 24, 2011 15 9%
87 ELIZABETH Jun 23, 2002 15 9%
88 SYP Nov 25, 2012 15 8%
89 MGRAHAM Jul 10, 2005 15 3%
90 SCHUBIGER Dec 10, 2006 14 22%
91 HORNBURG Nov 10, 2013 14 17%
92 AGRUNDMA Oct 2, 2005 14 12%
93 XAICRON Sep 4, 2011 14 12%
94 IRONCAMEL Oct 23, 2011 14 11%
95 ANDYA Sep 16, 2007 14 10%
96 GRIAN Nov 9, 2008 14 6%
97 ANDK Aug 20, 2006 13 32%
98 JQUELIN Jun 14, 2009 13 20%
99 PJFL Feb 19, 2012 13 19%
100 KIMOTO Sep 27, 2009 13 18%
101 VOJ Dec 1, 2013 13 17%
102 GRAY Jul 22, 2007 13 13%
103 NHORNE Dec 25, 2011 13 12%
104 HDIAS Feb 8, 2004 13 12%
105 SIMON Dec 7, 2003 13 11%
106 ABIGAIL Oct 25, 2009 13 11%
107 MSIMERSON Sep 13, 2009 13 10%
108 DAVIDO Aug 12, 2012 13 9%
109 AKRON Jan 27, 2013 13 8%
110 AGENT Jun 15, 2008 13 8%
111 MELEZHIK Feb 14, 2016 13 5%
112 RUSSOZ May 15, 2011 13 4%
113 BRADH Sep 25, 2011 13 4%
114 MBROOKS Nov 1, 2009 13 3%
115 BIGJ Jun 16, 2002 13 3%
116 CAGAO Apr 1, 2012 13 2%
117 MEWSOFT Jul 6, 2014 13 2%
118 GAAS Feb 18, 2001 12 30%
119 RSAVAGE Jul 21, 2013 12 26%
120 GUGOD Nov 30, 2008 12 24%
121 JESSE Mar 5, 2006 12 24%
122 BRICAS Sep 30, 2007 12 23%
123 CORION Mar 6, 2016 12 23%
124 JDHEDDEN Oct 30, 2005 12 16%
125 JOHND Oct 23, 2011 12 13%
126 CHM Aug 30, 2009 12 13%
127 SONGMU Sep 1, 2013 12 10%
128 ASCOPE May 12, 2002 12 9%
129 HINRIK Aug 29, 2010 12 9%
130 DMOW Sep 19, 2004 12 9%
131 SJDY Aug 2, 2015 12 6%
132 JCDUQUE May 11, 2003 12 2%
133 AMBS Jan 16, 2011 11 27%
134 MSCHWERN Aug 12, 2001 11 27%
135 SREZIC Sep 9, 2007 11 27%
136 KWILLIAMS Jan 26, 2003 11 25%
137 GBARR Feb 27, 2000 11 21%
138 DCANTRELL Sep 4, 2016 11 20%
139 MSERGEANT Jan 20, 2002 11 17%
140 DOY Jun 2, 2013 11 16%
141 RKITOVER Apr 19, 2009 11 15%
142 SPROUT Apr 18, 2010 11 13%
143 BAYASHI May 12, 2013 11 12%
144 LEOCHARRE Jul 12, 2009 11 11%
145 REHSACK Sep 1, 2013 11 11%
146 ZWON Jan 29, 2012 11 10%
147 GOMOR Oct 29, 2006 11 10%
148 MMIMS May 17, 2009 11 8%
149 RKRIMEN Mar 29, 2009 11 8%
150 MOZNION Mar 9, 2014 11 6%
151 SILLYMOOS Jun 16, 2013 11 4%
152 FPIVARI Feb 8, 1998 11 4%
153 SGOELDNER Oct 5, 2003 11 4%
154 WOLDRICH Dec 26, 2010 11 2%
155 BCT Aug 21, 2005 11 2%
156 BOOK Sep 25, 2016 10 * 38%
157 BDFOY Oct 14, 2007 10 33%
158 DDUMONT Sep 5, 2010 10 31%
159 SULLR May 26, 2013 10 23%
160 OLIVER Apr 6, 2014 10 21%
161 JHI Nov 21, 2004 10 20%
162 JJNAPIORK Apr 12, 2015 10 19%
163 MIKER Sep 21, 2008 10 18%
164 HORNBURG Sep 25, 2016 10 * 17%
165 OALDERS Jun 5, 2016 10 17%
166 BURAK Oct 28, 2007 10 16%
167 RRWO Jun 27, 2004 10 14%
168 RCLAMP Aug 24, 2003 10 13%
169 JSWARTZ Apr 15, 2012 10 13%
170 TJMATHER Aug 19, 2001 10 10%
171 VVELOX Mar 22, 2009 10 10%
172 CNANDOR Jan 10, 1999 10 10%
173 DOHERTY Mar 6, 2011 10 8%
174 TEAM Jul 28, 2013 10 8%
175 FREDERICD Dec 18, 2011 10 7%
176 VANSTYN Jun 15, 2014 10 7%
177 VPARSEVAL Jul 15, 2001 10 7%
178 DLAND Sep 16, 2007 10 7%
179 RKIES Jan 25, 2004 10 7%
180 DBOOK Jul 26, 2015 10 7%
ERYQ Apr 16, 2000 10 7%
JANDREW Nov 2, 2014 10 7%
183 DOMIZIO Nov 30, 2003 10 6%
184 ANAZAWA Jun 10, 2012 10 6%
185 ALEXMASS Sep 17, 2006 10 6%
186 CSJEWELL Jul 26, 2009 10 5%
187 SKI May 27, 2007 10 4%
188 BORISD May 26, 2013 10 4%
189 GLBRUNE Mar 23, 2014 10 4%
190 VDB Sep 13, 2015 10 3%
191 SOFTDIA Jun 1, 2003 10 2%
192 LDS Nov 11, 2001 9 35%
193 MTHURN Dec 28, 2003 9 30%
194 MSCHILLI Jun 26, 2005 9 29%
195 JV Dec 11, 2005 9 25%
196 LBROCARD Mar 6, 2005 9 25%
197 MSTROUT Mar 18, 2012 9 15%
SIMONW Dec 26, 2004 9 15%
199 RSRCHBOY Jan 8, 2012 9 15%
200 GENE Jun 15, 2003 9 15%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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