[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Noah Kantrowitz noah at coderanger.net
Tue Apr 5 22:45:30 CEST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: catalog-sig-bounces+noah=coderanger.net at python.org
> [mailto:catalog-sig-bounces+noah=coderanger.net at python.org] On Behalf
> Of "Martin v. Löwis"
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:43 PM
> To: Jacob Kaplan-Moss
> Cc: catalog-sig
> Subject: Re: [Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings
> >> 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.
> >
> > Who is this "community" you speak of, and when and where did "they"
> > agree?
> We performed a user poll, which came with the status quo.

Being able to provide feedback to package authors is a useful feature, but
this is the wrong implementation (which IMO would explain the user poll
results). If you really want something, look at Django Packages' "I use
this" counters. That isn't a grade per se, but it provides some level of
feedback about the relative merits of similar packages.


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