Which rating system will you be more likely to USE on OpEdNEws
We've been using a rating system we designed over the past two months, but frankly, the number of members actually using it has been disappointingly low.
Here's an example of a rating system from another site. What do you think of it? Would you use this kind of rating system more or the one we've a lready built? If we go with this kind, we will use some of the concepts, which are already the same as we're using, and some that are new here. And we'll change all the logos.
Here's the new idea:
Choose up to 3
We can play with the terms, but it will be a lot faster and easier to use check boxes to select the ones people think apply.
Here's the system we already have, which uses five levels of ranking for each category
Answer as many questions as you like. Finish by clicking the Rate It! button. Click on the red
icons for help.
Recommend (required) Your overall recommendation: Choose Poor Not so good Average Good Excellent Importance Is this very important? To be widely covered and read? Choose Not important at all Not very important Somewhat important Important Very Important Valuable Useful? Helpful? Choose Not valuable at all Not very valuable Somewhat valuable Valuable Very Valuable Writing Quality? Style? Choose Not good at all Not very good Average Very Good Excellent Supported Sources, documentation, interviews, evidence Choose Not well at all Not very well Somewhat Well Very well Perspective Positive? Negative? Upbeat? Mean or Nasty? Choose Very Negative Negative So-so Positive Very Positive Any Comment? (Optional)
Comment: Note: Your name will appear in the pubic list of ratings for this article.
thoughts? If you have other suggestions or ideas, or examples on other sites, please speak up, we're open. And also, if you have ideas for rating categories, mention them.
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