[pmwiki-users] Rating cookbooks

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Jan 27 08:46:38 CST 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 05:51:15PM +0100, Petko Yotov wrote:
> Hi. I have this comparison with another online wiki community that uses and 
> creates MediaWiki. They have often votes or polls on various decisions, and 
> all arguments are weighted instead of just the vote count.
> It is however Simpler than the SimpleRating implementation:
>   * {support} Great recipe. [[~John]] January 2, 2009 at 16:31 pm
>   * {oppose} Didn't work for me (PHP5 required). ~~~~
>   * {strong support} I love love love love L.O.V.E. it!!! :-x ~~~~

I like this approach very much.  We might want a markup
other than single curly braces, however...not sure what it
should be.

For that matter, it could just be parentheses instead of curlies:

   * (support) Great recipe.
   * (oppose) Doesn't work for me.
   * (strong support) Love it!

We'd need to decide what the allowable items inside the parens
are, and how they would translate to an overall rating.
One disadvantage of this approach is that it isn't clear to
someone editing the page what the allowable terms inside the
parens are, and it's prone to spelling mistakes.


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