[TYPO3-typo3org] Ratings, another try

Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] ernst at cron-it.de
Thu Apr 6 11:38:08 CEST 2006

Michael Scharkow schrieb am 06.04.2006 10:25:

> Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] wrote:
>> Maybe another different approach would let the extension maintainer
>> himself decide for which versions he wants to keep the ratings. So on
>> uploading a new version he has to choose: "reset old votes?". So if one
>> extension was bad in the past and the author decides to redo it the
>> right way, he should be able to cancel all votes for previous versions
>> (he'll loose all bad, but also all good votes).

> I think it's not a good idea to let extension authors have any control
> over ratings, as it is much too tempting for the *bad* authors to simply
> reset all votes (remember they don't get many positive ones, so there is
> no loss for them).

And no gain, as the rating output consists of the average and the amount
of raters. The author could decide if its worth a try to make it
"better" or if he wants to continue. I don't see a problem here.

> Moreover, it would be unfair to the people who maybe
> put some effort into their ratings to be simply deleted by the ext author.

The user never sees his ratings again after submitting, they are hidden
inside some average calculation. So if the user rated an old version
that is not up-to-date anymore, he cannot expect that his rating will
still be taken into consideration. I wouldn't.


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