[Catalog-sig] Package comments

Jannis Leidel jannis at leidel.info
Tue Nov 3 22:32:05 CET 2009

Am 03.11.2009 um 18:08 schrieb Martin v. Löwis:

> 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?

Yep, already done, thanks to John.

>> 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.

Thanks, I hope that will help.

>> 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?

-1 That would defeat the purpose of being able to channel feedback to  
an alternative location, e.g. the dedicated issue trackers for my  


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