A couple of ideas for improving commenting/reviewing CPAN modules
I love browsing and/or buying books on Amazon.com. Part of the reason is that there are no lack of ratings/reviews on the books, helping me decide on which books to choose on a certain topic. On CPAN however, despite cpanratings.perl.org having been online for more than a decade, most modules have no reviews.
I've done my share of commenting/reviewing modules, but some things could be improved.
First, whenever some other modules are mentioned in a review, it should perhaps be shown as reviews/mentions for that module. For example, just minutes ago I added four reviews each for Text::ASCIITable::TW, Text::CharWidth, Text::VisualWidth, and Text::VisualWidth::PP. Basically I just wanted to say that Text::CharWidth is my preferred way. I should've been able to enter just one review article, which mentions all 4 modules, which cpanratings could show for all those 4 modules.
Second, there should perhaps be an indexing service to index blog/web articles which mention Perl modules. Neil's articles, for example. All in all, those articles could translate to hundreds of module reviews/comments.