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

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

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