[Python-ideas] +1 button/counter for bugs.python.org

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Sep 22 21:23:26 CEST 2013

On Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:25:32 +0900
"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org>
> Tshepang Lekhonkhobe writes:
>  > Is it not enough that one can subscribe to the bug? It's very easy
>  > (click the '+' button, then hit subscribe). That way, one can also
>  > keep track of where the conversation is going, instead of a mere
>  > vote-n-forget.
> More important in the context of this thread, it says you care enough
> to accept mail, which is a much stronger endorsement than clicking a
> +1 button.
> I think it might be useful to add a "most subscribed open issues"
> table in the weekly report, but I hope that Guido, Antoine, Barry,
> Benjamin, Brett, Georg, Nick, Raymond, Tim, ... *ignore* any "cheap
> talk" voting mechanism and go on picking issues on their intuitions
> about what's important to make Python beautiful.

Well, intuition and personal taste are of course a major factor, but
sometimes it can be useful to know that a particular problem affects a
lot of people (especially when it's the kind of very un-sexy problem,
e.g. distutils). Of course any request that core developers tackle the
most voted issues in strict order would be silly.



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