[Catalog-sig] Poll Problem

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat Nov 14 01:34:22 CET 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> I just started a poll on the PyPI rating system, at
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi
> I'll announce it more widely tomorrow.

Just so you're aware, there's some opportunity for ballot stuffing given 
that each OpenID provider a user has access allows them one vote, as 
well as the vote they have if they actually create a username/password 
on PyPI. So, each person can, in theory, vote up to 4 times.

As a corollary of that, I an also tell you that the myopenid provider is 
currently broken. On the bounce back from the MyOpenID site, you get the 
following from PyPI:

"OpenID provider did not provide your email address"

MyOpenID certainly do have an email address for me ;-)

There's also the issue that, of course, people can register with 
multiple email addresses and stuff the ballot that way even more 
successfully too...


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