Spamming PyPI with stupid packages

Ethan Furman ethan at
Tue Jan 3 08:08:47 EST 2012

Peter Otten wrote:
> 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".

It's hard enough finding what one wants without having to wade through 
crap.  PyPI is not the place for it.


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