[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 5 23:18:40 CEST 2011

> Notably, you've never answered this question. When asked, you simply
> assert "it is helpful", without citing a rationale, without providing
> use cases and without pointing to any evidence of anyone anywhere in
> the real world actually benefiting from this feature.
> The onus is on you to demonstrate the benefits. If you can't, the
> feature should be scrapped.

Would it be convincing if users assert that they find it helpful?

In abstract, the rationale is that it allows users to select a package
without going through the possibly-time-consuming process of evaluating.
You want to use software where you know there are many other users who
like it. There is a lot of packages on PyPI that is in a rough state,
and you don't want to try five packages that all don't work well before
settling on the one that everybody else uses.


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