[Catalog-sig] Rating feature

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 10:46:46 CEST 2009

2009/9/18 "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>:
> It does cost something, in terms of ergonomics: it costs valuable page
> space.

That's not true. look at the mockups I am including.

- version_1 : the current system
- version_2:  the rating on the top (just remove "customer")

>> That's no big deal of course, but having at the left of the package
>> name at the top
>> would be nicer to check the rating at a glimpse.
> Ah - so that is the rationale - this is about self-esteem (so that you
> as a package author can see how your rating evolves).

*sigh* No, that's not the rationale.

Again: if you want people to rate packages, this feature has to be visible.
at a glimpse.  If it's on the bottom of a 100 miles long page, they
won't use it.

If you ask for feedback, you have to make it visible.

Just look at the two mockups I have included. There's the current system
and there's a mockup with the rating feature on the top right corner.

(like most rating systems, it's always near the title, just open
amazon for instance)

> I'm waiting for other people to comment on this question. So far, it
> is one in favor of top posting (you), and two against (Georg and me).

Well, I won't argue any longer. I've shown that page to some people
yesterday (all are web designers, like I am too) and I told them there was
a new rating system on pypi, and no one saw it. I had to explain where it was.

I doubt you will get a lot of feedback on some packages.

They all agreed with me, but they won't register in this ML just to do a +1.

I was just trying to give some hints on ergonomics, I won't fight
for this change.

Thanks for the feature,


Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org | オープンソースはすごい!
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