[TYPO3-typo3org] Ratings, another try

Robert Markula robert.markula at gmx.net
Tue Apr 4 23:02:45 CEST 2006

Michael Scharkow wrote:
> Robert Markula wrote:
>> What about making ratings time-related? Say, ratings that are older than
>> a half year get only half the weight, ratings older than a full year get
>> only a quarter of the weight, etc.?
>> This would have the additional benefit that abandoned extensions that
>> are not used anymore (perhaps because there is a better extension out
>> there that does the same) would automatically rate lower.

> I'd rather weigh on versions than on time because extensions might be 
> feature complete and "perfect" for a long time, and there'd be no reason 
> to rate them lower.

Hi Michael!
Hmm... if it is a really good (but feature complete and thus not 
developed for a long time) extension, then user ratings would continue 
to flow in, so a good rating could be maintained.
If, however, the extension is not so good anymore, fewer people will use 
it, thus you would get fewer user ratings => the rating of the extension 
would degrade.

I can think of it as a relation between extension usage and the number 
of incoming user ratings.

Provided my assumptions are correct, this is perhaps not sooo difficult 
to implement [seen from a very abstract, non-programmer view].


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