[maemo-developers] Mails about ratings from "Downloads"

From: Martin Grimme martin.grimme at gmail.com
Date: Wed Nov 11 13:17:45 EET 2009

I like the idea of the rating mails. In fact the rating mail notified
me that my software got an auto-created page on downloads.maemo.org.
But it's true that these mails are pretty useless spam without the
actual rating.


2009/11/11, Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de>:
> On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 10:15 +0000, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:10, Tim Teulings <rael at edge.ping.de> wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm intersted in getting to know that somebody rated my application
>> > since
>> > I'm intersted in improving the rating of my applications. Getting a mail
>> > makes it possible to react on ratings (without regulary polling the web
>> > pages which would be a pain for >10 packages) and for example contact
>> > the
>> > author to get more information about the reason of his rating and to
>> > find
>> > ways to change the application so that he would increase his rating.
>> Except the thread is about *anonymous* ratings without comments. You
>> will know that your overall rating may have changed, but you may not
>> know which direction (especially if you have lots of votes already)
>> and you do not have a mechanism for contacting the author or gaining
>> any additional information.
>> The emails in question are, literally, a notification that your
>> overall popularity has either gone up a bit, down a bit or unchanged
>> (but not which one!)
> Exactly, thanks Andrew :) If there is any useful information inside the
> mail, I'm super happy to receive it. But right now there is just no
> information. So maybe at least add to the mail the rating that this
> person (even if it's anonymous) gave.
> And thanks Ferenc for the information in you first mail!
> Also instead of making it user configurable it could be enough to give
> those mails a distinctive title. Then people can easily filter them if
> they are not interested. Right now its not easy to find out if this
> email provides a comment or not.
> Thanks!
> Conny
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