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

Westley Martínez anikom15 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 05:55:58 CEST 2013

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Python-ideas [mailto:python-ideas-bounces+anikom15=gmail.com at python.org]
> On Behalf Of Brian Curtin
> Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 3:58 PM
> To: Antoine Pitrou
> Cc: python-ideas
> Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] +1 button/counter for bugs.python.org
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:21:07 +0300
> > anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Does anybody think it is a good idea to personally approve good issues and
> >> messages on bugs.python.org?
> >
> > Bug voting would be ok (not for "good issues", but "issues people care
> > about"), but -1 on voting on messages. This isn't a popularity contest.
> Adding a +1 on issues seems fine, but I doubt it'll change anything. I
> think, for the most part, we're pretty aware of issues people care
> about that need to be fixed. We'll probably need to document the
> feature to set expectations for what those votes actually mean, which
> is probably close to nothing.
> I can mostly just see this being abused. "Remove the GIL" will get
> submitted, then posted to reddit, then we'll have 5,000 votes to
> remove the GIL and zero attempts to do it.

I don't think this can work without having some sort of karma system
which does not need to happen.  Python is not a democracy.  It's a
tyrannical dictatorship.

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