[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Apr 6 19:43:35 CEST 2011
At 05:52 PM 4/6/2011 +0100, Michael Foord wrote:
>On 6 April 2011 17:44, P.J. Eby
><<mailto:pje at telecommunity.com>pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>Unfortunately, the poll was run as a decision-making mechanism,
>rather than an information-gathering one.
>Well sure, but it still didn't show that *nobody* wants ratings
>which is what people in this thread seem to be claiming.
But it *did* show that the vast majority of people did NOT want what
we ended up with.
>Martin *has* offered to do another poll, an offer that has been ignored.
Without some discussion of what that poll is supposed to accomplish,
and a sensible design of the poll, it would be pointless.
An information-gathering survey might be useful, asking people to
indicate their use cases and reasoning for or against a commenting
system, as well as asking whether they were aware that there is
already a rating/comment system.
But that's an entirely different thing from putting to a vote what
features a rating system should have and using it to make a
decision. (Which is what the previous "poll" was.)
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