10 March 2010

One other thing today

by Frank Turk

If you're looking at the new layout/template, you can see the "star rating" for each post now available as we enjoy each other's company.

Now, we all know that every post on this blog is a 5-Star post by common internet standards. DJP can write a 5-Star post if he was typing in asian characters with his feet on the topic of what he had for lunch, by the common internet standard; Phil has forgotten posts he never made which, but the standard of the average blog, would be 5+ stars. I am fortunate to usually contribute adequately.

HOWEVER, that said, I have two favors to ask of you groupies:

1. Try hard to rate the posts on the PYRO scale and not on the scale of, "well, compared to Hugh Hewitt or Perez Hilton, that post's like a 13.4 on a scale of 5". So for example, this post is probably a 2 or a 3 -- informative, mildly amusing, but it didn't rock your world. Rate it appropriately

2. When you have time, use the archive to find your favorite posts and rate them as well. I realize that we have over 2000 posts to pick from, but you probably have a handful of posts you really, really liked. Rate those.

Both of these requests are important because, eventually, there will be a "highest rated posts" or "most popular posts" widget for Blogger, and what a great resource that would be for the passers-by and the n00bs -- if you astute readers already rated the best of the best of the best and they showed up in the sidebar.

Just sayin': help a brother out.


Anonymous said...

What about going back into the archives and rating the posts we didn't like? Wouldn't that be considered transparent, authentic, real, and all that rot?

Just sayin'...

Rachael Starke said...

I wish there was a way to rate the comment threads too. Sometimes those are even better than the posts.

Sometimes. :)

FX Turk said...

Rate the total package.

GZimmy said...

I think ratings are overrated.