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Wheel Kicking Needed

One of the features we've been working hardest on for Wizbang is a post rating system.

The system is in trials at the Wizbang Bomb Squad site. All entries have a + or a - with which you can vote for or against a post. In the planning stages for this feature we considered the 5 star system, and several others, but settled on the thumbs up/thumbs down model.

The ratings are an integral piece of our new look, since we will be be making extensive use of ratings in presentation of content. For example you can see an alternate front page listing for the Bomb Squad here, which presents entries in order of popularity. Of course that's just teaser for the new feature; we're working out integration, load, and display issues. Expect the more and more of the Wizbang sites to get the ratings piece added as we prepare for rollout of Wizbang 2.0 later this month.

If we get it right (which we believe we will) the same set of pages will serve those who want to see entries chronologically and those who want to see them presented based on other variables such as popularity, category, author, activity, tags, etc. Wizbang readers will get to choose the look that works best for them and have it remembered across sessions. Of course you'll always be a click away from a different view.

So, please, please, please, kick the doors on the rating system at the Bomb Squad and the Popular Entries page and let us know what you think.


Comments (5)

It would be great if you co... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

It would be great if you could also implement a comment rating system like what is used by Digg.

Thread hijackers comments would not automatically be shown if they get too many negative votes. The comment is still there, it requires a click to see it.

That's a version 2 feature,... (Below threshold)

That's a version 2 feature, but one that is under consideration.

I rate this post 1 out of 5... (Below threshold)

I rate this post 1 out of 5 stars.

In line with mesablue's sug... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

In line with mesablue's suggestion, digg also gives each user the ability to 'block' other users. That way, each user can decide for themselves whether to even see comments by a particular commenter.

Please, please, please

Pretty please

You know, there's a functio... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

You know, there's a functioning Drupal module with this capability .....

--|PW|--




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