Spamming PyPI with stupid packages

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Tue Jan 3 03:23:09 EST 2012

Lie Ryan wrote:

> On 01/02/2012 11:20 PM, Peter Otten wrote:
>> Felinx Lee wrote:
>>> I have removed those packages (girlfriend and others) from PyPI forever,
>>> I apologize for that.
>> The thought police has won :(
> I think the community has a right to defend themselves against trolls.
> If it's just bad naming, we can probably just laugh it off; but when a
> failed joke spans a half dozen module and just opens a browser to his
> website, there is no value for it to stay at PyPI. Additionally, it may
> fuel copycats: (do anyone
> have any idea who submitted that one?)

I think it's a judgment call.

"maybe policing uploads is worse than cluttering PyPI's disk space and RSS 
feed with dumb 1 KB packages." (Matt Chaput)

I'd drop the "maybe".

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