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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 218 * 21%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 208 25%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 200 26%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 165 30%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 133 22%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 129 37%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 125 49%
8 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 52%
9 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 93 21%
10 PERLANCAR Aug 24, 2014 89 * 8%
11 MANWAR Sep 7, 2014 87 * 14%
12 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 36%
13 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 71 18%
14 KRYDE May 23, 2010 66 27%
15 MGV Jan 25, 2015 66 * 12%
16 RWSTAUNER Mar 18, 2012 58 12%
17 IVANWILLS Oct 19, 2014 54 13%
18 DROLSKY Jan 18, 2009 51 57%
19 PEVANS Mar 31, 2013 48 35%
20 JKEGL Sep 23, 2012 46 26%
SRI May 25, 2014 46 26%
22 LEONT Aug 5, 2012 44 26%
23 PLICEASE Apr 21, 2013 38 16%
24 SKIM Jul 20, 2014 38 10%
25 ADAMK Nov 21, 2010 37 39%
26 GFUJI Jul 26, 2009 36 23%
27 FLORA Mar 15, 2009 36 20%
28 SHARYANTO Jan 12, 2014 33 21%
29 DAGOLDEN May 26, 2013 30 39%
30 PETDANCE Oct 5, 2003 30 29%
31 PLICEASE Oct 11, 2015 30 * 16%
32 KUERBIS Oct 26, 2014 30 13%
33 JHTHORSEN Jul 7, 2013 27 20%
34 AWNCORP Jan 1, 2012 27 19%
35 INGY Oct 19, 2014 26 29%
36 BINARY May 25, 2014 26 7%
37 YANICK Feb 17, 2013 25 24%
38 CSSON Nov 23, 2014 25 5%
39 MIYAGAWA Jan 20, 2013 24 45%
40 SMUELLER Aug 24, 2008 24 35%
41 AVAR Feb 7, 2010 24 11%
42 SHLOMIF Aug 19, 2012 23 36%
43 FAYLAND Feb 1, 2009 23 24%
44 JETTERO Mar 22, 2009 23 18%
45 NUFFIN May 25, 2008 23 17%
46 MLEHMANN Mar 2, 2008 22 46%
47 PREACTION Nov 16, 2014 22 8%
48 BOBTFISH Mar 8, 2009 21 19%
49 AUTRIJUS Aug 22, 2004 21 19%
50 GPHAT Sep 4, 2011 21 19%
51 WYANT Oct 25, 2015 20 31%
52 KARMAN Aug 10, 2008 19 27%
53 DUNCAND Jul 5, 2009 19 23%
54 REEDFISH Oct 19, 2014 19 21%
55 STEVAN Sep 26, 2004 19 20%
56 TBONE Jul 13, 2003 19 19%
57 JSIRACUSA Nov 6, 2005 19 17%
58 MRDVT Sep 13, 2009 19 13%
59 AZAWAWI Apr 19, 2009 19 9%
60 JFRIED May 29, 2011 18 9%
61 SYAGI Mar 23, 2014 18 5%
62 MARKOV Sep 2, 2007 17 39%
63 DMAKI Sep 2, 2007 17 30%
64 GETTY Mar 17, 2013 17 14%
65 CORNELIUS Sep 5, 2010 17 9%
66 CSSON Jan 3, 2016 17 * 5%
67 BOOK Jan 17, 2016 16 * 37%
68 RENEEB Nov 16, 2014 16 16%
69 BKB Aug 23, 2015 16 13%
70 BOSU Oct 22, 2006 16 13%
71 JPRIT Dec 21, 1997 16 12%
72 BEROV Feb 1, 2015 16 8%
73 GRANTG Jan 8, 2006 16 5%
74 CHIPS Dec 15, 1996 16 4%
75 RKELSCH Jun 28, 2015 16 3%
76 SALVA Nov 20, 2011 15 35%
77 ISHIGAKI May 25, 2014 15 22%
78 RURBAN Nov 15, 2009 15 18%
SARTAK Jan 11, 2009 15 18%
80 KAZEBURO Aug 4, 2013 15 15%
81 VPIT Feb 24, 2008 15 14%
82 IVANWILLS Jan 24, 2016 15 * 13%
83 AVENJ Jan 27, 2013 15 13%
84 LGODDARD Apr 15, 2001 15 12%
ZOFFIX Jan 6, 2008 15 12%
86 XENO Jul 24, 2011 15 10%
87 WARRINGD May 15, 2011 15 9%
88 ELIZABETH Jun 23, 2002 15 9%
89 SYP Nov 25, 2012 15 8%
90 MGRAHAM Jul 10, 2005 15 3%
91 SCHUBIGER Dec 10, 2006 14 22%
92 HORNBURG Nov 10, 2013 14 16%
93 AGRUNDMA Oct 2, 2005 14 13%
94 XAICRON Sep 4, 2011 14 12%
95 IRONCAMEL Oct 23, 2011 14 11%
96 ANDYA Sep 16, 2007 14 10%
97 GRIAN Nov 9, 2008 14 6%
98 ANDK Aug 20, 2006 13 32%
99 REEDFISH Feb 7, 2016 13 * 21%
100 JQUELIN Jun 14, 2009 13 20%
101 KIMOTO Sep 27, 2009 13 18%
PJFL Feb 19, 2012 13 18%
103 VOJ Dec 1, 2013 13 16%
104 GRAY Jul 22, 2007 13 13%
105 HDIAS Feb 8, 2004 13 12%
106 SIMON Dec 7, 2003 13 11%
107 NHORNE Dec 25, 2011 13 11%
108 ABIGAIL Oct 25, 2009 13 11%
109 MSIMERSON Sep 13, 2009 13 10%
110 DAVIDO Aug 12, 2012 13 9%
111 AGENT Jun 15, 2008 13 8%
112 AKRON Jan 27, 2013 13 8%
113 RUSSOZ May 15, 2011 13 4%
114 BRADH Sep 25, 2011 13 4%
115 MBROOKS Nov 1, 2009 13 3%
116 BIGJ Jun 16, 2002 13 2%
CAGAO Apr 1, 2012 13 2%
118 MEWSOFT Jul 6, 2014 13 2%
119 GAAS Feb 18, 2001 12 30%
120 RSAVAGE Jul 21, 2013 12 26%
121 JESSE Mar 5, 2006 12 25%
122 BRICAS Sep 30, 2007 12 24%
GUGOD Nov 30, 2008 12 24%
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 5%
132 MELEZHIK Feb 14, 2016 12 * 4%
133 JCDUQUE May 11, 2003 12 2%
134 AMBS Jan 16, 2011 11 27%
MSCHWERN Aug 12, 2001 11 27%
136 SREZIC Sep 9, 2007 11 26%
137 KWILLIAMS Jan 26, 2003 11 26%
138 GBARR Feb 27, 2000 11 22%
139 MSERGEANT Jan 20, 2002 11 17%
140 DOY Jun 2, 2013 11 16%
141 EXODIST Apr 21, 2013 11 16%
142 RKITOVER Apr 19, 2009 11 15%
143 SPROUT Apr 18, 2010 11 13%
144 BAYASHI May 12, 2013 11 12%
145 LEOCHARRE Jul 12, 2009 11 12%
146 REHSACK Sep 1, 2013 11 11%
147 GOMOR Oct 29, 2006 11 10%
148 ZWON Jan 29, 2012 11 10%
149 RKRIMEN Mar 29, 2009 11 8%
150 MMIMS May 17, 2009 11 8%
151 MOZNION Mar 9, 2014 11 6%
152 SILLYMOOS Jun 16, 2013 11 4%
153 FPIVARI Feb 8, 1998 11 4%
154 SGOELDNER Oct 5, 2003 11 4%
155 WOLDRICH Dec 26, 2010 11 2%
156 BCT Aug 21, 2005 11 2%
157 RJBS Feb 28, 2016 10 * 52%
158 BDFOY Oct 14, 2007 10 32%
159 DDUMONT Sep 5, 2010 10 30%
160 SULLR May 26, 2013 10 22%
161 CORION Mar 6, 2011 10 22%
162 OLIVER Apr 6, 2014 10 21%
163 JHI Nov 21, 2004 10 20%
164 MIKER Sep 21, 2008 10 19%
165 JJNAPIORK Apr 12, 2015 10 18%
166 EXODIST Feb 21, 2016 10 * 16%
167 BURAK Oct 28, 2007 10 15%
168 RRWO Jun 27, 2004 10 15%
169 JSWARTZ Apr 15, 2012 10 14%
RCLAMP Aug 24, 2003 10 14%
171 TJMATHER Aug 19, 2001 10 11%
172 VVELOX Mar 22, 2009 10 10%
173 CNANDOR Jan 10, 1999 10 10%
174 DOHERTY Mar 6, 2011 10 8%
175 TEAM Jul 28, 2013 10 8%
176 VPARSEVAL Jul 15, 2001 10 7%
177 DLAND Sep 16, 2007 10 7%
178 VANSTYN Jun 15, 2014 10 7%
179 FREDERICD Dec 18, 2011 10 7%
RKIES Jan 25, 2004 10 7%
181 ERYQ Apr 16, 2000 10 7%
182 DOMIZIO Nov 30, 2003 10 6%
183 ANAZAWA Jun 10, 2012 10 6%
184 ALEXMASS Sep 17, 2006 10 6%
185 JANDREW Nov 2, 2014 10 6%
186 CSJEWELL Jul 26, 2009 10 5%
187 DBOOK Jul 26, 2015 10 5%
188 SKI May 27, 2007 10 4%
189 BORISD May 26, 2013 10 4%
GLBRUNE Mar 23, 2014 10 4%
191 VDB Sep 13, 2015 10 2%
192 SOFTDIA Jun 1, 2003 10 2%
193 LDS Nov 11, 2001 9 36%
194 MTHURN Dec 28, 2003 9 30%
195 MSCHILLI Jun 26, 2005 9 30%
196 LBROCARD Mar 6, 2005 9 25%
197 JV Dec 11, 2005 9 24%
198 SIMONW Dec 26, 2004 9 16%
199 MSTROUT Mar 18, 2012 9 15%
200 OALDERS Jun 14, 2015 9 15%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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