[thelist] Re: ratings (was [Admin] article bottneck: myth or reality)

Warden, Matt mwarden at mattwarden.com
Fri Aug 10 09:12:14 CDT 2001

>> From: aardvark
>> *rating*
>> IOW, we've got that check in place...
>maybe so, but don't forget that we're endorsing the article simply by
>publishing it.  despite a low rating, our endorsement of it will give it
>merit.  we're supposed to know the subject material we publish.  we know
>this is crap so we shouldn't publish it.

While I agree with you, this kind of kills the ratings system. If we take
up a policy of not posting articles we'd rate a 1 or 2, then we really
only have three possible ratings on the site, assuming that at least the
average of our members will agree with us.

Now, I've never been a fan of a 5-rating system, and this kind of makes it

It's a tough call, no doubt, because both sides can be argued for. Let's
just try to make a decision soon.



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