for now i think using seperate ratings is the best way to go. once we get to the point where we *do* have enough 'things' to rate, it may be a good idea to start formulating some sort of algorithm to take them into account thanks! .djc. Filip Salomonsson wrote: > Do you mean as separate ratings (cubes, a number and a little sex icon), or > calculating an overall rating taking all of those things into account (just > cubes)? The latter would be an interesting approach - recognizing quality as > well as quantity, as long as the "algorithm" is made as complete as possible > from the very start. I don't think people would like having their rating > drop a step or two because om some change in the way it's calculated. > > Sounds to me like a better approach than just counting the articles written. > Any other thoughts on this?