[Python-Dev] eggs now mandatory for pypi?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Oct 6 00:10:25 CEST 2009

>> * Moderation
> [...]
>> * Flagging as spam
> * Captcha ?

In the specific case, neither would have helped.

a) the user making the comment that the package author felt to be
impolite was a real user, with an established, well-known identity,
and long-time member of the community (IIUC). That didn't stop him
from making comments that the package author considered as impolite.

b) the comment itself was not spam, by any convention that I'm familiar
with. It was negative, but it was on-topic (in that it commented on
the very package that it was attached to).

I have said this already in various other places: I feel that the
freedom of speech is of high value, and that PyPI is not only (and
perhaps not primarily) made for the package authors - but for the
package users. If we get spam, we certainly need (and have)
moderation. But in the specific case, I probably would not have
moderated the comment away since it was not spam.


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