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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Nov 14 16:19:22 CET 2009

>> > I don't want to create a PyPI account (more account details I'll
>> > rarely use to remember) just to vote. I can see why anonymous votes
>> > are bad, but the sample's going to be self-selecting - people like me
>> > who don't want to create an account will be excluded.
>> This is indeed intentional: people like you won't upload packages to
>> PyPI, nor will they take part in the rating system, as both require
>> a PyPI account.
> Which is bizarre, since Paul belongs to the group of people you say you
> care most about - i.e., those people browsing the index and looking for
> packages.  The *consumers* of the comments, in other words.

Ok: "intentional" is not the right attribute. It's more that I don't
consider it too harmful.


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