[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Wed Apr 6 19:27:43 CEST 2011

On 06/04/2011 18:25, Michael Foord wrote:
>     ...not a variety of options which, being cynical, are designed to
>     split the votes of those who don't want ratings versus the people
>     who do.
> Would it be fair to split the yes vote by offering alternatives? (Not
> that there are any viable ones - although we could just add a Facebook
> like button to each package ;-)

It just dilutes what we're trying to establish here: do people want 
ratings on PyPI? Yes or no?

For me, ratings belong elsewhere. As I've already stated in this thread, 
I believe user ratings, wherever they are, encourage lazy package 
picking rather than proper research by users new and experienced, which 
is what we *should* be encouraging.



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