[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 19:29:52 CEST 2011

On 6 April 2011 18:27, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:

> 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?

Well, it seems that this isn't the *only* thing we're trying to establish.
Would another format be better is also part of the discussion.


> 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.
> cheers,
> Chris
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