[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Apr 6 00:07:42 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 5:54 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 05.04.2011 23:33, schrieb Jim Fulton:
>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 5:02 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>> I don't think ratings are helpful to Django users. Do you know of any
>>>> packages for which you think the ratings we have now actually help
>>>> users?
>>> I'd have to search through the package list - but yes, I do think I'd
>>> find examples.
>> OK, a friendly challenge. Find one. :)
> As a positive evaluation, consider
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/basen
> It's a small package; based on the comments, I would trust that it
> works properly.
> As a negative evaluation, consider
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-cjson
> The author is clearly not happy with the evaluation, but based on the
> number of comments supporting the complaints, I'd rather stay away from
> it.

Those look like good examples. They clearly, to me anyway, show that
ratings, especially with comments can provide value to people looking
for packages.

Obviously, it's fair to ask whether the good outweighs the bad.


Jim Fulton

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