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

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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