[pmwiki-users] want opinions on a new cookbook recipe format

Susan pmwiki at onebit.ca
Tue Mar 7 12:18:46 CST 2006

I'm leery of a Votes line, unless it's quite clear what the Vote is about.

Most in need of improvement?
Most useful?
Most used?
Most downloaded? (downloads.com, great description means very popular, 
even if program itself won't run)

Really reliable recipes that are only useful to a few people wouldn't 
get many votes. Maybe a dual vote system, "works / doesn't work". 100% 
of the ten people who need it love it.


Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:50:22PM +0000, Hans wrote:
>>Monday, March 6, 2006, 7:45:23 PM, Neil wrote:
>>Looks good with the color box.
>>Could we use '''emphasis''' for the summery text, to make it stand out
>>more? It is probably the most looked upon and I'd prefer it bold or
> For the time being I think the fact that it is first gives it
> sufficient prominence.  I'm not a big fan of making things bold.
>>I am not sure how relevant  Votes: are. A popularity indicator is all
>>fine and good, but may be also meaningless for some special purpose recipes.
> If it's meaningless, a recipe can always remove it.  But I think in
> the general case having Votes: as a popularity indicator can be a very
> useful thing -- not for the purposes of distinguishing "good recipes" 
> from "bad recipes", but simply so that we have a measure of what
> the population of sites is using.  For a newcomer, it will help to
> know which recipes are most popularly used (and thus most likely
> to be supported), for people working on advanced features or PmWiki
> itself, it helps to know what the "community" sees as important.
> In fact, I was even thinking about enabling a variant of the
> Cookbook.Voting recipe for pages to make it easier to vote -- see 
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/RandomQuote for an example of
> the voting link and let me know what you think.
> Pm

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