Meta-CPAN Logo Contest Voting Helper

March 24th, 2012

Meta-CPAN Logo Contest Voting Helper

Today I got an email reminder that the Metacpan logos are all in and that the voting booths are open, and will be so until Friday the 30th of March 2012, 23:00:00 UTC.

As a dutiful CPANtizen, I immediatly went to see and… oh my lord are there lots of entries. Fortunately, the voting scheme is based on ranking and not absolute numbers, which makes things manageable. But even so, with the huge number of contenders, it’s a little hard to keep a preference order straight in your head. So I decided to code myself a GreaseMonkey helper. It is just a little thing that re-orders the entries based on the score you give them. Nothing earth-shattering, but it sure helps. And while there are more tweakings that could be done, I should probably stop shaving the yak and begin to vote already (and so should you!).

As usual, the script is available on GitHub. If you can think of any other improvements, by all means, fork, hack and share!

// ==UserScript==
// @name           MetaCPAN vote
// @namespace
// @description    Re-order metacpan votes
// @include
// @require
// ==/UserScript==

function sort_entries() {
    var $entries = $('.sort_entry');

    var entries = $entries.get().sort(function(a,b){
        var x = parseInt($(a).find('input.title-vote').val());
        var y = parseInt($(b).find('input.title-vote').val());

        if (isNaN(x)){ x = 999; }
        if (isNaN(y)){ y = 999; }

        return x < y ? 1 : x > y ? -1 : 0;

    var $help = $('');

    for( var i = 0; i < entries.length; i++ ){
        $help.after( entries[i] );

// wrap those entries with their titles
        var $this = $(this);
        var $header = $this.prev();
        $header.wrap('<div class="sort_entry" />').parent().append($this);