Expanding the documentation

Charles Davis oldsoldier at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 17:56:53 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 10:50 -0700, Connor Imes wrote:
> Dougie Richardson wrote:
> >> Nevertheless, I think there is a need to mark-up documentation which
> >> has
> >> been recognised as being of good quality. Maybe something a little less
> >> intrusive than a banner across the top of the page, like a star (as per
> >> Wikipedia's "featured articles")?
> > 
> > Feel free to shoot this down but could we implement some JavaScript to allow
> > people to rate pages if they were useful.
> > 
> > This would give us a way to quantify not only what is useful but what is
> > also no longer accessed (if no one is using it then no one is rating it).
> > Simple five star roll over or such like, you know like IMDB[1] has.
> > 
> > Plus it looks cool.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Dougie
> > 
> > [1] http://www.imdb.com/ (if you haven't heard of IMDB, then you may need to
> > look up 1995 and the advent of the Internet, lol)
> > 
> Functionality like that sounds like it could be useful, not sure on the
> logistics of implementing it anytime soon, though.  Thoughts?
> -Connor
I tend to agree with Connor in that it could be useful in validating the
user friendliness and completeness / usefulness of an article. I seem to
remember something of this nature in the MSKB although it was more
directed toward internal use.
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