[Python-Dev] comments vs spam in PyPI [was: eggs now mandatory for pypi?]

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Oct 6 06:47:41 CEST 2009

At 01:43 PM 10/6/2009 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>IMO it would be better to design developer-specific mechanisms rather
>than a generic commenting vehicle, cf. Fred Drake's thinking.

For example, having a packages reddit (nb: open source, written in 
Python), where people can upvote or downvote packages and leave 
comments.  That's probably the minimum amount of checks and balances 
required to avoid problems of the sort the PyPI commenting feature is 
already having, since others will be able to reply to the comments, 
and downvote nonsense into oblivion.

(Alternatively, shutting off the comment system would also 
work.  Nothing stops people from using Google to search for "foo 
sucks" or "problems using foo" if they want to research what's been 
said about a package.)

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