Suggestion: Replace Highest Rated by Most Recent

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Just a suggestion for the home page ... replace the "Highest rated projects" by the "Most recently added projects". Voting on projects seems to be done sporadically at best, defeating the utility of showing a project rating table.

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J. J. Weimer
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I am making again the suggestion to replace "Highest rated projects" by "Most recently added/updated projects" if possible. As noted, voting on projects seems sporadic at best. Also, the Igor listserver, generally a good place to post notices of new releases here, seems to be having its own operational problems.

Thanks!

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I set the "Highest rated projects" block to only display projects with > 2 votes. I think the list now presents a more accurate picture.

I also added a "Newest projects" block on the front page. This is newest projects from the date the project itself was created. New releases of a project will not cause a project itself to appear as being newer. Given the way that the project and release system works, it's quite difficult to have a listing of most recently updated projects where the determination of how recently updated the project is comes from how recently a release for the project was made. I suspect that's probably what you actually want, but if so that isn't going to happen until we upgrade to a newer version of the software running the site.

Thanks for the suggestions

Adam


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aclight wrote:
I set the "Highest rated projects" block to only display projects with > 2 votes. I think the list now presents a more accurate picture.

I also added a "Newest projects" block on the front page. ....

Wonderful! What you have done is certainly far better.

Yes, having and "Updated projects" block would be a bonus whenever that can be included.

Thanks Adam for keeping this list going!

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J. J. Weimer
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