On Sun, Jul 9, 2023, 09:13 Chris Angelico <rosuav@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, 9 Jul 2023 at 18:06, James Addison via Python-ideas
<python-ideas@python.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jul 2023 at 02:11, Cameron Simpson <cs@cskk.id.au> wrote:
> > I have always thought that any community scoring system should allow
> > other users to mark up/down other reviewers w.r.t the scores presented.
> > That markup should only affect the scoring as presented to the person
> > doing the markup, like a personal killfile. The idea is that you can
> > have the ratings you see affected by notions that "I trust the opinions
> > of user A" or "I find user B's opinion criteria not useful for my
> > criteria".
> That sounds to me like the basis of a distributed trust network, and
> could be useful.

Why distributed? This sounded more like a centralized system, but one
where you can "ignore reviews from this user" for any other user.

The implementation of such a system could either be centralized or distributed; the trust signals that human users infer from it should always be distributed.  And I'd argue that it's more difficult to guarantee that the trust presented to all participants is fair and accurate in either a centralized or a proprietary system.