[pmwiki-users] Improving PITS

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Thu Jul 9 03:56:56 CDT 2009

On Thursday 09 July 2009 DaveG wrote:
> New version is extremely good. Significantly more usable than the old.
> As others have said, perhaps some table sorting would be useful.

Added, thanks! (The new drop-down menu will sort entries in all sections. It 
probably can be improved, suggestions welcome.)

> Petko Yotov wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 July 2009 20:02:48 Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > I don't want entries with a single vote "5" ordered before entries with
> > many votes like "55555 331". For me, votes "55444431X" are of higher
> > priority than one vote "5", even if "5444431X" has an average lower than
> > 4. That's why there is a lower limit.
> I'm not a mathematician, but perhaps there is some algorithm we can
> apply such that entries with a lot of votes get weighted differntly to
> those with few.

They are weighted differently now. :-)

Priorities and votes are very important for me (comments from users even 
more), but priorities/averages are not a law and the things/features may not 
necessarily be added in the order of priorities. Some features are 
technically difficult to implement, others have dependencies in different 
parts of the scripts, so sometimes a request with fewer votes may be easier 
and faster to implement than one with many.

For these reasons, I wouldn't complicate things more, like change the 
algorithm, because all we need is a general overview or a reminder of what 
happens where. And still, all votes appear in a tooltip when one holds the 
mouse cursor over the average.

Does it make sense?


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