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== Participants ==
== Participants ==
* Kevin Marks
* Kevin Marks
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* Tantek Çelik
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* Steve Ivy
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== Related Pages ==
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* [[voting-brainstorming]]
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== Discussion/Concepts ==
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(This may belong on a page of its own)
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* [http://www.ashbykuhlman.net/blog/2002/09/06/0546 When is a link an endorsement?] -  Nathan Ashby-Kuhlman
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* [http://epeus.blogspot.com/2003/03/anti-links-linking-to-things-you.html Anti-links - linking to things you disagree with and saying so] - Kevin Marks
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* [http://epeus.blogspot.com/2003/03/vote-links.html Vote Links] - Kevin Marks
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* [http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000751.html PageRank is Dead] - Jeremy Zawodny
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== Real-World Examples ==
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=== 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. 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. Comments on links can also be voted for or against - 'digg' or 'bury'.
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** Link and descriptions
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** # of votes ('for' votes)
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** controls to vote ('digg')
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** controls to vote on comments ('digg' or 'bury')
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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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** Term and Definition
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** # of votes 'up' and 'down'
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** controls to vote ('up' or 'down')
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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 with PageRank's "any link is a good link" model are a major impetus to standardizing on a format for link-intention.
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* [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)
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* [http://del.icio.us del.icio.us], [http://ma.gnolia.com/ ma.gnolia], [http://technorati.com/ Technorati favorites] - bookmarking sites that more or less represent a "for" vote
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=== Vote Links ===
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There are a few implementations based on the [[vote-links|VoteLinks microformat]] combined with other technologies:
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* [http://www.artweb-design.de/articles/2006/06/05/distributed-votings-using-microformats Distributed votings using microformats] from Artweb Design
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* [http://24ways.org/2006/boost-your-hyperlink-power Boost Your Hyperlink Power] - Jeremy Keith, using CSS to surface vote information
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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.
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== See Also ==
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* [http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/ XHTML SE]
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* [[vote-links]]
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* [http://dbpubs.stanford.edu:8090/pub/1999-66 Stanford paper describing an early version of PageRank]

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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

Related Pages

Discussion/Concepts

(This may belong on a page of its own)

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

See Also

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