[maemo-community] Application Karma

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Feb 25 17:10:33 EET 2009
Ahhhh... The penny drops.

Patrik Hirvinen wrote:
> Well, several things have been proposed both here and in the comments of
> the original bug, https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2179 . Yes,
> stars are doing a similar thing than the faves and buries would. I'm
> guessing here but Quim's proposal to replace stars with thumbs up/down
> might have been partly motivated by it being simpler and thus invite
> more people to do it to choose between {-1,1} rather than 1-5.

So what Quim is suggesting is that (if I understand correctly) when a
new release is made of a project, it's considered like a new news item
on maemo.org/news. When people thumbs up/thumbs down it gets higher or
lower on the "latest product news" page. Then when it's old enough it
will naturally drop off the page the way old news does.

Does that sound like the system that you're proposing, Quim?

So here's the question: If you implement a system like that, how can you
tell if an older application is any good? How would you find the oldies
& goodies? We'd still need ratings & rank by popularity, I think.

If I'm right about what Quim was proposing, then it seems we weren't on
the same wavelength, and a little thought is required to synchronise us.


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