[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Tue Apr 5 22:32:13 CEST 2011

In a message of Tue, 05 Apr 2011 21:55:29 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" writes:
>> How is this feature helpful to anyone at all?
>I maintain that the answer to that question is the same as before:
>it is helpful to the users of the package. I can easily see that
>it is not that helpful to package authors (in particular when they
>turned off comments).
>In any case, the community had agreed to to allow rating but to
>make commenting optional (at the package author's choice). I don't
>see what has changed since.

I said it was a bad idea at the time. Now that more people have had a
chance to see it in action, more of them agree with me.  That's what


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