To go with our new star rating system, we've developed a block that you can add to your pages that shows highly rated pages. As I described elsewhere:
"...if you click on "My account" in the left sidebar, then the "edit" tab across the top of the center column, you'll find a spot on your page where you can enable a block called "hot_stuffs" (which is the kind of stupid development name that amuses me, and which will change to something more intuitive when I have the time to change the code that depends on the current name)."
Here's what needs deciding, and we can discuss these questions here. The questions below are numbered not in order of importance, but so they'll be easier to discuss:
- What score (expressed as a percent) does a piece of content need to have to be recommended? (Right now, the answer is 75%, but that's kind of arbitrary.)
- How recent must a piece of content be to be on the recommend list? (Right now, within the last seven days; again, this is just a number that I plucked from my fundament.)
- How many votes does a piece of content need to have before it can be recommended? (Right now three, but it should probably be higher so that SD and her daughters can't conspire to put a post called "Lance is a Weenie" on the rec list.)
- What doesn't need to be on the recommended list? (Right now, any post on the front page is automatically not on the list, but posts by people with front-page privileges who choose not to front page the post can still be there.)
- Should there be a way to keep your own stuff off the rec list? (Right now, any post with the tag "unrecommend" will not appear on the rec list, no matter how many five star votes it gets.)
So what do you think? Don't forget that everything we do here at BlueNC is sort of an experiment, and we can always fiddle with these parameters later if the community has problems with what is making (and not making) the rec list.