[Python-Dev] PyPI comments and ratings, *really*?

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Thu Nov 12 14:06:57 CET 2009

On 09:44 am, ludvig at lericson.se wrote:
>Why are there comments on PyPI? Moreso, why are there comments which I 
>cannot control as a package author on my very own packages? That's 
>just absurd.
>It's *my* package, and so should be *my* choice if I want user input 
>or not.
>And ratings? I thought it was the Python Package Index, not the Python 
>Anonymous Package Tribunal.
>As I see it, there are only two ways to fix these misguided steps of 
>development: throw them out, or make them opt-in settings.
>The comments I simply do not understand. Why not instead provide a 
>form for mailing the package author?
>The ratings are just not what PyPI should be doing, is about, or what 
>I signed up for.

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