[Python-Dev] comments vs spam in PyPI [was: eggs now mandatory for pypi?]
vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 6 08:09:55 CEST 2009
P.J. Eby <pje <at> telecommunity.com> writes:
> 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.
Seems like a reasonable idea, given that there's already a Python reddit which
seems popular. There was also www.cheeserater.com (which appears down at the
moment) which was a Django demo site (source available at
http://github.com/jacobian/cheeserater) for rating PyPI packages.
I just created a "cheeseshop" sub-reddit to play around with.
> (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.)
Yes, but it's good to have all the feedback in one place, if possible.
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