[Catalog-sig] Package comments

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Nov 3 18:08:16 CET 2009

Jannis Leidel wrote:
> Am 27.10.2009 um 21:32 schrieb Martin v. Löwis:
>> Some package maintainers are unhappy with the recent addition
>> of a rating-and-comment facility in PyPI; they don't want to
>> see user comments on their package page (the rating itself
>> is not being challenged, AFAIU).
> For the record, I *did* question the rating feature on this list and
> still think it's inappropriate for a package index. As are the comments.

Ah, ok. So would you also put that on a public poll?

> Since you mentioned on the SourceForge ticket
> (https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=513503&aid=2872293&group_id=66150)
> that one reason why comments were implemented is because many people
> requested it:
> I hereby request the feature to be able to selectively disable comments
> for my PyPI packages.

I'll be holding a public poll.

> FWIW, I think Jacob's proposal in the ticket above is worth considering:
> "allow package owners to disable comments, but only if they provide a
> link to an alternate forum".

I'd like to propose yet another compromise: let the package author
indicate that they dislike seeing comments, but allow them posting
of comments if they decide to, anyway. What do you think?


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