[uf-discuss] Folksr is here (again)
mattsches at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 08:27:31 PST 2008
Ok, I get it, this answers my question.
2008/2/3, Sven Fuchs <svenfuchs at artweb-design.de>:
> Hi Matthias,
> thanks for the feedback.
> Folksr needs to identify a voting (poll, opinion) to assign your
> votes. It does this by looking at the href attribute of your vote
> links. If it can't find a voting (in its local database) for a vote it
> will ignore it.
> You can create a voting (like "What's you favorite NuJazz label?" or
> whatever context you actually refer to with your vote links) here: http://folksr.de/votings
> Folksr will then aggregate your vote links accordingly.
> Does this answer your questions?
> I will try to make the message that folksr issues when it ignores a
> vote more understandable and perhaps add a link to the FAQ.
> Thanks again!
> Am 03.02.2008 um 11:21 schrieb Mattsches:
> > Hi Sven,
> > I have several vote-for links on my site (http://www.numblog.de/).
> > Yet, when I enter the URL on folksr, it tells me that it ignores my
> > votings (although your parser correctly detected them). Can you
> > explain why this is the case?
> > Best
> > - Matthias
> > 2008/1/16, Sven Fuchs <svenfuchs at artweb-design.de>:
> >> I introduced folksr.de as a first, highly experimental stab at an
> >> application for distributed votings using the vote-link Microformat
> >> quite some time ago to this list.
> >> # Distributed votings: folksr is here (again) ...
> >> I've finally come around to resurrect folksr from being pretty
> >> stalled. I've done a complete rewrite and changed some of the way it
> >> works to incorporate various learnings from the first, experimental
> >> version. I've tried to keep things as basic as possible for now and
> >> omitted everything that I felt is not necessary to get a simple, yet
> >> useful tool going.
> >> In a nutshell: Folksr aggregates vote-links when the target URL of a
> >> vote-link has been registered for a voting on folksr.de (i.e. it is
> >> not required to link to folksr.de to get a vote in). There are two
> >> types of votings (called 'opinions' and 'polls'). Folksr relies
> >> solely
> >> on OpenID for sign-in.
> >> # How can I get you involved?
> >> I'd highly appreciate your feedback, suggestions, criticism,
> >> support ... and of course ... participation and help.
> >> I'd particularly like to ask you folks for suggestions and help to
> >> get
> >> some initial "real" votings and usage going.
> >> What could possibly be done to motivate you folks to try folksr and
> >> publish a vote? What topics would be interesting enough? What else?
> >> # What's next?
> >> Aside from real usage which I think is really the most important
> >> thing
> >> for folksr to evolve now, the next important thing might be to
> >> further
> >> work on the presentation and interface design.
> >> I feel folksr is way to text-laden and doesn't communicate its own
> >> purpose very well. I will continue to try to improve that.
> >> Suggestions
> >> are very welcome.
> >> Unfortunately, as a programmer, I am pretty much an all-fingers-
> >> thumbs
> >> moron when it comes to logos, graphics and stuff like that. So I also
> >> very much appreciate every single bit of help here.
> >> Also I plan to add the following features in the near future:
> >> - plugins for some blog engines for pinging folksr about new votes
> >> when published (Chris Messina suggested the term "voteback" which I
> >> think is a perfect match, thanks Chris!)
> >> - a timemachinesque history to review past states of votings and
> >> charts to visualize a voting's history (initially suggested by Brian
> >> Suda)
> >> - tagging for votings (also suggested by Brian Suda)
> >> # Some links
> >> What is Folksr?
> >> http://folksr.de/about
> >> How folksr works
> >> http://folksr.de/votelinks
> >> FAQ
> >> http://folksr.de/faq
> >> Announcement on my blog (somewhat extended version of this mail)
> >> http://www.artweb-design.de/2008/1/16/folksr-is-here-again-distributed-votings-using-microformats
> >> --
> >> sven fuchs svenfuchs at artweb-design.de
> >> artweb design http://www.artweb-design.de
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