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

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Thu Nov 12 21:30:57 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:30:27AM -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> etc.). Maybe there should be a standard "social app" that you can just
> customize for a specific purpose. Sounds like an interesting project,
> actually.

For comments, haloscan and disqus are third-party comment-hosting
services; http://redalt.com/blog/comment-services has a longer list.
I don't know if any of them support rating of the posts or objects
being commented on (as opposed to rating other comments, which is
supported by some of them).  Or if any of them can delegate moderation
to the module authors, as opposed to the PyPI admins.

PyPI's REST-style URLs also work nicely as keys or RDF identifiers, so
it would be straightforward to use them for identifying ratings or
comment threads.


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