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

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 00:11:23 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:47 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> Except when they have a problem, and then they are likely to only complain
>> through the comments.
> As this theory has been repeated often here, I decided to go through all
> comments and classify them, as:
> - good: (overall) positive evaluation (possibly including minor
>  criticism/wishes)
> - bad: negative evaluation, complaint, bug report
> - neutral: statement of fact (typically in response to some help
>  request)
> Here is what I got:
> - good:   20
> - bad:    11
> - neutral: 9
> So far, the theory that only complainers will comment cannot be
> substantiated by facts. Of course, it could be that all the negative
> comments come from easy_install users, and all the positive comments
> from people who browse through PyPI... Notice however that such
> easy_install users often would have to create a PyPI account first.
> Regards,
> Martin

And how many of the "good" comments are astroturfers?

What's so bad about package maintainers from having an opt-out? I'd
rather run a pypi competitor at this point.

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