At 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.