[thesite] [bug] t.e.o. - Other Articles Written by this Author

Warden, Matt mwarden at mattwarden.com
Fri Nov 16 14:05:07 CST 2001

On Nov 15, Daniel J. Cody had something to say about Re: [thesite] [bug]...

>.jeff wrote:
>> dan,
>>>From: Daniel J. Cody
>>>i think we can all agree that FAQ articles for example
>>>are 'high quality'..
>> no argument there.  however, faq are meta-data (ie, data about the site) and
>> therefore subject to different rules.
>what rules would those be?

How many times do you rate a news article? An FAQ article?

Do you agree that a rating for someone who is just passing along news
isn't as meaningful as a rating for someone who's developed a CF script to
handle undeliverable mail?

The ratings mean different things in these categories. In news, it can
really only mean "nice writing skillz" or maybe even "I like Macromedia,
so I'm giving this Macromedia article a high rating" type thing.

If we're going to list 5 articles, I want them to be the top 5. Would you
agree? Now, if your FAQ article is somehow rated 5 of 10 ratings, it's
going to knock your other articles, where the ratings mean more, out of
the standings.

Taking out those categories, or listing them last, nullifies the ratings.

Otherwise, it would seem quite hypocritical to continue to exclude those
categories from the "Highest Rated Articles" list.



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