[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings
tseaver at palladion.com
Wed Apr 6 17:07:22 CEST 2011
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On 04/05/2011 02:28 PM, Jacob Kaplan-Moss wrote:
> Hi folks --
> Just got another one of these:
>> From: PyPI operators <richard at python.org>
>> Subject: New rating on Django
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>> xen has rated your package as 0/5. Comment (optional):
> I'd like to ask, again, to turn off ratings on PyPI packages.
> How is this feature helpful to anyone at all?
> * It's not helpful to me as a maintainer: I have no idea *why* "xen"
> gave this rating.
> * It's not helpful to users: they have no idea what "0" means.
> * It's not helpful to "xen": his feedback can't be acted upon, so
> we'll never be able to aprove.
> * It's not helpful to PyPI: what value does "0/5" provide to a catalog?
> * It's not helpful to the Python language: how does "0/5" in any way
> help Python users choose tools?
> PyPI is a catalog. Naive rating/voting features aren't part of that
> mission. Can we please turn this ill-considered, useless feature off?
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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