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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
Is this very important? To be widely covered and read?
Choose Not important at all Not very important Somewhat important Important Very Important
Useful? Helpful?
Choose Not valuable at all Not very valuable Somewhat valuable Valuable Very Valuable
Quality? Style?
Choose Not good at all Not very good Average Very Good Excellent
Sources, documentation, interviews, evidence
Choose Not well at all Not very well Somewhat Well Very well
Positive? Negative? Upbeat? Mean or Nasty?
Choose Very Negative Negative So-so Positive Very Positive

Any Comment? (Optional)



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.

First option with icons without multiple levels per category
Second option with stars and multiple levels per category

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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