[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings
jim at zope.com
Tue Apr 5 20:44:35 CEST 2011
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Jacob Kaplan-Moss <jacob at jacobian.org> wrote:
> Hi folks --
> Just got another one of these:
>> From: PyPI operators <richard at python.org>
>> Subject: New rating on Django
>> [REPLIES TO THIS MESSAGE WILL NOT GO TO THE COMMENTER]
>> xen has rated your package as 0/5. Comment (optional):
> I'd like to ask, again, to turn off ratings on PyPI packages.
> How is this feature helpful to anyone at all?
> * It's not helpful to me as a maintainer: I have no idea *why* "xen"
> gave this rating.
> * It's not helpful to users: they have no idea what "0" means.
> * It's not helpful to "xen": his feedback can't be acted upon, so
> we'll never be able to aprove.
> * It's not helpful to PyPI: what value does "0/5" provide to a catalog?
> * It's not helpful to the Python language: how does "0/5" in any way
> help Python users choose tools?
> PyPI is a catalog. Naive rating/voting features aren't part of that
> mission. Can we please turn this ill-considered, useless feature off?
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