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

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Thu Nov 12 23:50:25 CET 2009

On 12 Nov 2009, at 23:44 , James Y Knight wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2009, at 5:23 PM, Masklinn wrote:
>> On 12 Nov 2009, at 22:53 , James Y Knight wrote:
>>> On Nov 12, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
>>>> I think Jesse's point (or, if he's not willing to claim it, my point) is
>>>> that, compared to the mandatory comment system, it makes much *more*
>>>> sense to have a mandatory field for “URL to the BTS for this project”.
>>> One might look at the "competition" for inspiration. Looking at CPAN. There's no "comments" feature
>> There is, on search.cpan.org. See http://search.cpan.org/~petdance/ack/ for instance, the link leads to http://cpanratings.perl.org/ (a pretty interesting example of the "distributed" nature of cpan in fact).
> Ah, I see. I totally managed to miss that...I guess that's an interesting example of a bad web ui. :)
I'm not sure it's so bad, it's just that it's at the root of the "cpan package" rather than in the POD (just click on "BDB-mysql" in the breadcrumb trail, landing at http://search.cpan.org/~capttofu/DBD-mysql/).

Interestingly, the link to cpanratings from BDB-mysql is broken and yields a 404, even though its CPAN page lists 5 reviews and a score of ~3.5.

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