[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Apr 6 12:27:35 CEST 2011

Am 06.04.2011 03:29, schrieb Richard Jones:

>> So 96% of packages have no ratings. Only 1% have more than one rating.
>> I ask again, how is this useful?
>> Django, with 7 ratings, is in the 99.9th percentile among all
>> packages, so if anyone could find this useful I suppose it might be
>> me. But 7 ratings isn't in any way a significant sample: PyPI shows
>> 11,000 downloads of Django 1.3 alone (which is just a few weeks old);
>> there's no *way* this provides *any* useful data whatsoever.
> It seems to me that, given we're quite a long way into the potential
> user adoption of this feature, it's simply not being used. I would
> support removing it, as it seems that the only purpose it serves is to
> antagonise. And we could all be doing far more interesting things.

That seems to be a logical conclusion to me.  The only thing I would
keep is (if enabled for the package) the comment form, but only to give
feedback to the package author(s).


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