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Blog Rating/Voting: To encourage higher quality in blog postings, the blog rating system has now been enhanced. As before, you can vote on any blog post by clicking on the thumbsup/thumbsdown buttons on the right side of each blog post/reply.
Guest users are allowed to vote - 1 vote will be accepted from a single IP address. Members/Admins are allowed one vote per person for each blog post/reply.
The following points system is assigned to votes.
Followup to previous: The Blog Rating of posts will be used to bubble up popular useful Blog Entries to the top, which will be displayed in a new tab - "Popular Posts".
The blog rating scheme is being given importance due to the recognition that all posts are not equal. There are some blog posts which are very well researched, and deserved to be at the top. Other posts are rather casual, and may not carry value, over the long run.
The above grading scheme will ensure that good posts are not lost...
Thanks for the query.
Each person (either member or guest ip address) gets 1 vote per blog post. 1 vote per button pair. To clarify, if a Blog Entry has a total of 5 replies. Then each guest has 6 votes - one for the main entry, and one of each of the replies. The same holds for members/admins as well.
If you vote multiple times, then your initial vote is changed. New votes are not added.
Great point. This aspect was missed out in the final cut. Now, fixed. The original poster cannot vote for himself/herself. Thanks for pointing out.
OK, thanks a lot for your thoughts.
All bloggers are requested to actively vote on Blog Posts. This is your chance to have your voice heard regarding good vs. bad posts / concerns about the quality of the forum, etc.
Repeat: Low rated posts are buried, but not deleted. Anyone who actually wants to read such posts can always do so by choice, by explicitly clicking and choosing to view them.