[pmwiki-users] Rating cookbooks
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Jan 27 09:23:18 CST 2009
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 01:50:06PM +1300, John Rankin wrote:
> > !! Supporters
> > * [[~Pm]] +1
> > I support this recipe because it's well written and
> > the author bribed me to say this.
> > * [[~John]] +1
> > Great recipe.
> > * [[~Sally]] +1
> > * Bob +1
> > I don't have/want a profile page, but I support this
> If it's included now, why a "+" prefix rather than just 1?
> Alternatively, why +1 rather than + on its own?
In many other projects that I work on, "+1" is used to mean
"plus one supporter" or "me too". It's +1 in the sense of
"add my supporting vote" as opposed to "I give this a rating of 1".
+2 then means "That goes double for me." -1 is "I'm against
> Perhaps the best argument for *not* including a +1 is that it
> then means if it's introduced later, people can have an option
> to leave a comment, but not a rating. I don't think supporters
> should be forced to rate a recipe. If +1 means "I have not
> given this recipe a rating", the only reason to have it now is
> to create a unique markup expression.
Again, +1 doesn't indicate rating, it simply indicates "I support
the recipe". Because of allof the confusion/angst regarding
"what does a rating mean", I'm completely ignoring the notion of
"rating" recipes for now.
> Should anonymous supporters be accepted?
I think the answer is ultimately yes. We might require that
everyone supply an author name, but since we don't have any
way to authenticate the author name it's effectively anonymous
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