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Name squatting.

I’ve seen it is more and more common for name squatters to reserve package namespace by pushing dummy packages. See this example

Is this something that is tolerated?

If you want to use a certain package name, there’s the Package Name Disputes policy. In the Terms of Use it says this isn’t “Acceptable Content” (rule 5), but the main way to deal with it is the policy mentioned above, as a user.