[maemo-community] Application Karma

From: Niels Breet niels at maemo.org
Date: Thu Feb 19 15:25:04 EET 2009
There has been some talk in Bug #2179 [1] about application karma. This
feature was suggested by Quim Gil a long time ago. The implementation of
this feature is assigned to Patrik for this Sprint.

He has some questions[2] about how to implement certain implications of 
adding karma. We would need to make some decisions, so he can start
implementing this.

At the moment we sort applications based on their rating. (stars) But also
use the rating to display what people are thinking about an application

When using thumbs up/down, how would we show karma for the application.
How to make it meaningful? Will this replace the stars?

Another subject is how do we implement karma decay? For news items karma
decays to zero after a week orso and will then disappear from the news
page. How would this work for applications on the downloads front page?
Can people fav an application again after a certain time as suggested in

Ratings are now also used to add _user_ karma. How would favs and buries
affect user karma?

Many questions, pfew!

I look forward to your suggestions.

Niels Breet
maemo.org webmaster

[1] https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2179#c11
[2] https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2179#c13

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