[Catalog-sig] More problems with the comments system...

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Nov 26 01:51:19 CET 2009

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:57:44 -0800, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> At 06:41 PM 11/25/2009 +0100, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> I'm not sure many package authors would like that (and the poll
>> indicates that the option "mail to package owner only" receives
>> little interest). They either have bug reporting and support channels
>> already, or they would prefer to get such messages in direct email;
>> some may not want to be bothered with package feedback at all.
>  That's because that poll is skewed.  You can only choose one option,  
> even if more than one is acceptable to you.  Thus, persons must vote  
> strategically to avoid a bad outcome due to a split vote.
>  If you were allowed to select all acceptable options, I would've  
> included "mail to package owner only" as an acceptable option.  But  
> since I can only pick one, I would not "waste my vote" and thus keep my  
> most-preferred option (no commenting system at all) from receiving a  
> plurality of votes.

That's exactly what I thought too. Except my vote still went to "mail to  
package owner only".


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