Oct 28 2008

Rate Our Posts

rate-our-postsAt the bottom of each post, you’ll now find five little stars; five little stars that allow you to say yay or nay on what we’re publishing here.

And in addition to the posts that we recommend you read, your highest rated posts will also be displayed in our sidebar.

There’s nothing in the sidebar now, but there will be soon. Right? :-)

A post needs to receive at least five ratings before it can appear in the highest rated posts section.

The five-star rating is different than the popularity percentage you’ve seen on each post for the past eight months. In fact, it’s right below this paragraph. The popularity percentage is an algorithmic rating that determines a post’s popularity, relative to other posts, based on homepage views, RSS feed views, comments, trackbacks, etc.


October 5, 2009 – The popularity percentage functionality has been removed from the blog, and a post now needs to receive at least five ratings before it can appear in the highest rated posts section.

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  1. Oct 28, 2008
    at 10:00 pm

    Cool! I’ve never known what the “Popularity” thingy meant. My eyes always just skimmed over it.

  2. Ceri
    Oct 29, 2008
    at 6:33 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think it needs to be made clearer how to rate the posts…I just read the post ‘Kamrul receives his cycle van’ and wanted to rate it 5 stars, so I clicked on the star bar expecting to then be able to rate the post, but instead it immediately registered my vote as four stars – that must have been the part of the star bar I clicked on. So now the post has a lower rating than it deserves…it’s fortunate that I didn’t click on the 1 star part of the star bar! Love reading the posts – they’re all excellent.

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