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

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Thu Nov 12 22:53:00 CET 2009

On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 at 15:42, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Part of the pypi problem is a startup problem of initially low numbers. If 
> the only people who bother to log in to rate are the disgruntled, then the 
> ratings/reviews will be biased. I wonder how many of the people promoting the 
> new feature have themselves logged in to systematically rate and possibly 
> comment on every package they have looked at, and thereby kickstart the 
> system with fair responses.

For what it's worth, I never look at PyPI.  I get my packages either
through Gentoo's portage or, if it isn't there (yet), by finding the
package's home site through Google.  So I'm a happy user of a number of
packages, whose comments will never show up on PyPI.

--David (RDM)

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