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= Voting Examples =
= Voting Examples =
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== The Problem ==
There has been a good bit of discussion relating to how to represent the intent of a link from one site to another as an endorsement of that site or not. See Kevin Marks on voting ([http://epeus.blogspot.com/2003/03/vote-links.html Vote Links]) for initial arguments for a way to represent this information.
There has been a good bit of discussion relating to how to represent the intent of a link from one site to another as an endorsement of that site or not. See Kevin Marks on voting ([http://epeus.blogspot.com/2003/03/vote-links.html Vote Links]) for initial arguments for a way to represent this information.
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== Contributors ==
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== Participants ==
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* Kevin Marks
* Steve Ivy
* Steve Ivy
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== Examples on the Web ==
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== Real-World Examples ==
=== Centralized Implementations ===
=== Centralized Implementations ===
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* [http://digg.com Digg] - Digg is essentially a centralized voting system for links. Digg users can "digg" (vote-for) a link, or "bury" (vote-against) it. Links with more diggs float to the top of the popular lists, hence getting more exposure and getting more diggs/votes for and against.
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* [http://digg.com Digg] - Digg is essentially a centralized voting system for links. Digg users can "digg" (vote-for) a link, or "bury" (vote-against) it. Links with more diggs float to the top of the popular lists, hence getting more exposure and getting more diggs/votes for and against. Markup is plain html - links and images. However, the semantics of a digg are still unclear - links often get many diggs though the majority of commenters disagree with the content of the linked page.  
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* [http://www.urbandictionary.com Urban Dictionary] - dictionary of colloquialisms where users can vote up or down (for/against) terms in the dictionary.
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* [http://www.urbandictionary.com Urban Dictionary] - dictionary of colloquialisms where users can vote up or down (for/against) terms in the dictionary. Markup is plain html - tables and images.
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* Google's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank#PageRank_uses_links_as_.22votes.22 PageRank] - "In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B."
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* Google's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank#PageRank_uses_links_as_.22votes.22 PageRank] - "In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B." Issues tieh PageRank are a major impetus to standardizing on a format for link-intention.
* [http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/01/04/1544210.shtml Slashdot] - users can give comments a [http://slashdot.org/faq/com-mod.shtml#cm700 karma] score which affects what comments are seen (comments can be filtered based on the score)
* [http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/01/04/1544210.shtml Slashdot] - users can give comments a [http://slashdot.org/faq/com-mod.shtml#cm700 karma] score which affects what comments are seen (comments can be filtered based on the score)
=== Vote Links ===
=== Vote Links ===
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There are a few implementations based on the VoteLinks microformat combined with other technologies:
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There are a few implementations based on the [[vote-links|VoteLinks microformat]] combined with other technologies:
* [http://www.artweb-design.de/articles/2006/06/05/distributed-votings-using-microformats Distributed votings using microformats] from Artweb Design
* [http://www.artweb-design.de/articles/2006/06/05/distributed-votings-using-microformats Distributed votings using microformats] from Artweb Design
* [http://24ways.org/2006/boost-your-hyperlink-power Boost Your Hyperlink Power] - Jeremy Keith, using CSS to surface vote information
* [http://24ways.org/2006/boost-your-hyperlink-power Boost Your Hyperlink Power] - Jeremy Keith, using CSS to surface vote information
* [http://redmonk.net/archives/2006/12/21/voteback/ VoteBack] - VoteLink discovery + pingback/trackback
* [http://redmonk.net/archives/2006/12/21/voteback/ VoteBack] - VoteLink discovery + pingback/trackback
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=== Example: Vote Links ===
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(from: [[vote-links|VoteLinks microformat]])
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<pre><nowiki>
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<a rev=&quot;vote-for&quot; href=&quot;http://ragingcow.blogspot.com&quot; 
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  title=&quot;neat spoof&quot;>Raging Cow</a>
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<a rev=&quot;vote-against&quot; href=&quot;http://ragingcow.com&quot; 
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  title=&quot;nasty corn syrup drink&quot;>Raging Cow</a>
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</nowiki></pre>
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== Existing Practices ==
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* Most example sites, including Digg, UrbanDictionary.com, and Slashdot all use plain text labels or images for marking up their voting features.

Revision as of 19:28, 4 January 2007

Voting Examples

The Problem

There has been a good bit of discussion relating to how to represent the intent of a link from one site to another as an endorsement of that site or not. See Kevin Marks on voting (Vote Links) for initial arguments for a way to represent this information.

This page serves to document the current list of voting examples from real world sites for the design of a simple voting microformat. - Steve Ivy

Contents


Participants

See Also

Real-World Examples

Centralized Implementations

Vote Links

There are a few implementations based on the VoteLinks microformat combined with other technologies:

Example: Vote Links

(from: VoteLinks microformat)

<a rev="vote-for" href="http://ragingcow.blogspot.com"  
   title="neat spoof">Raging Cow</a>
<a rev="vote-against" href="http://ragingcow.com"  
   title="nasty corn syrup drink">Raging Cow</a>

Existing Practices

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